Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall 2011 Makeup Trends To Try

As we update our closets with pieces from the coming fall season, let's consider updating our makeup looks as well. Here are the makeup trends from the Fall 2011 runways to try.

ORANGE EYES - Orange eye makeup was dominant for the Fall 2011 runway shows and they range from bright and bold to nighttime glam to very subtle. Be careful though when picking your orange shadows because they can make your eyes look tired especially the reddish ones. When doing an intense orange eye makeup, line your waterline with a white or nude pencil to counteract tiredness effect.

Giorgio Armani
Stella McCartney
Calvin Klein Collection
SOFT PURPLE EYES - The makeup look at Valentino is my favorite. It's soft, gorgeous and almost ethereal but looks natural.

OUTER CORNER SMOKE - Smudging eyeliner on the outer corners of your eyes is a quick way to transform your daytime look to nighttime and it also gives a hint of mysteriousness. It's so simple yet brilliant.

Diane Von Furstenberg

SILVER SMOKE - This is a fresh alternative to the common black, brown, blue, green or purple smoky eye colors. I think this would look great when you're wearing clothes in deep colors. The shimmery silver will break off the darkness of your whole look.

RUSTIC EYES - If you want a dramatic and daring makeup look, try a heavy rusty eye makeup. Use gold, black and rustic brown.

Roberto Cavalli

THICK BROWS - Gone are the days of pluck-happy girls. I love it! Use a light hand when doing this or lighten your eyebrows with an eyebrow mascara because full brows look very heavy and can look awkward when done wrong.

Nina Ricci: a special mention on her lipcolor. Gorgeous, right?
Alexander Wang

STAINED LIPS - The Carolina Herrera look is a perfect daytime look. Make sure that you put an extra coat of mascara to give this simple look some oooomph. Stained lips is also great if you're already wearing a busy eye makeup as seen at the Marni show.

Carolina Herrera

BOLD LIPS - Big bold lips is still hot for Fall 2011. Deep burgundies, reds and coral reds are the choice. Pairing this with a dramatic makeup is tricky so it's best to keep the rest of the face clean and natural. Just don't forget to curl your lashes and put loads of mascara!

Jill Sander

DUO NAILS - If you have a super talented manicurist ask her to do these next time. I've seen the 3.1 Philip Lim nails in magazines and they're really, really just gorgeous.

Alexander McQueen
3.1 Philip Lim
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So which is your favorite Fall 2011 makeup trend? :)


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