Archive for the ‘Makeup Trends 2011’ Category

Metallic is modern!

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Reflective finishes made a return to the runway in the AW 2011 shows. To get the catwalk look, take a palette of metallic eyeshadows and build a layer of shiny color from the lash line to the brow bone. To sex up your eyes, add some smudgy black eyeliner to the top and bottom lids, and prime your lashes with mascara. To apply the finishing touches to the trend, buff your cheeks with bronzer and paint on a nude lip.

Step-by-step video tutorial coming soon!

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Boyish beauty!

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Androgyny is a key theme for autumn/winter 2011. While the whole boy/girl thing is nothing new to those who inhabit beauty and fashion circles, this season is a little different. Not only has this trend been revived, it’s been reinvented. This time round, even though the fashion is quite masculine, it’s tailored, which means it’s not sloppy in that “I’m wearing my boyfriend’s clothes” kind of way. Instead of being slouchy, the clothing is confident, contemporary and cool, and the woman who wear it have attitude. This element of toughness is also portrayed in the makeup, with heavy contouring, strong brows and pared-back colors bringing an element of hardness to the face.

Want to recreate this look? Step-by-step instructions coming soon.

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Let your lips be the life of the party!

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

In the recent fashion shows, bright-mouthed models owned the runway!

To recreate the trend, pull out a pout-popping hue and paint it on.

One of my favorite brights is Funny Face by Nars: a bold fuschia lipstick with just the right amount of bite (see the photographs below).

Buy it online from: NarsCosmetics.com, Sephora.com, SpaceNK.co.uk and MeccaCosmetica.com.au.

Bright lipstick Let your lips be the life of the party!

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Wham. Bam. 1970s glam!

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

This fun and flamboyant look was inspired by the Marc Jacobs spring/summer 2011 ready-to-wear show. The models, who were decked out in ’70s-inspired fashion, sported dramatic smokey eyes, strong berry lips and untamed tresses.

Step-by-step video tutorial coming soon!

Before1 Wham. Bam. 1970s glam!

Smokey eye step by step Wham. Bam. 1970s glam!

Bright lipstick Wham. Bam. 1970s glam!

After Wham. Bam. 1970s glam!

To light up the night, dress your eyes up bright!

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

In this season’s fashion shows, bright eyeshadow ruled the runway.

To try the trend, select a sizzle-worthy shade and press it over the eyelid. Hot pink. Orange. Violet. Electric blue. Any hue will do!

Need help to recreate this look? Step-by-step video tutorial coming soon!

Bright eyes To light up the night, dress your eyes up bright!

Orange Pop To light up the night, dress your eyes up bright!