Spring Makeup Trends 2011
March brought us 'Fashion Weeks' from London, Paris, Milan and New York and along with them, beauty and makeup trends for Spring 2011...fuscia eye shadow at Nina Ricci, dark black green smoky eyes at Chanel, metallic gold eyes and glossy dark purple lips at Louis Vitton, etc
Dramatic use of color is an understatement description of this
springs looks at many of
shows. Here, is a quick run down of the strongest design
Getting the essence of this season's spring makeup looks is more than using the right elements, it's also the right combinations of specific elements that create a style.
Combined style elements in this look are the brown, cream, 'sepia' or taupe defined eyes (seen at Chloé, Lanvin, Versace), with the fresh sculpted face scene at ( Chloé, Lanvin, Micheal Kors) and the glossy nude/ natural toned lips( Chloé, Lanvin, Versace + many more).
Spring Palette 2011
Spring Makeup 2011 Fusion
Blend Of Chloé, Lanvin and Michael Kors
At Chloé, eye definition was created with shades of "chocolate brown
and sepia-toned creams on the lids and along the
lower lashes", blended well for soft finish and then
black mascara, according to
makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury.
Lanvin went with taupes, and
bumped up the upper eyelashes with two sets of false lashes, and taupe
shadow under the lower lash line with mascara...according to Pat
McGrath (famed catwalk pro makeup artist). Two sets of
false lashes a realistic
daily spring makeup measure?...Not really,... so take away the idea of
presence of pretty upper lashes which can be realized by using a
curler, primer, black lengthening mascara, and black pencil.
Spring Makeup Trends 2011 Eye
1. Creamy light brown or taupe from upper lash line, blended into brow bone.
2. Deeper brown or taupe in crease, in arch shape sweep back and forth (do not sweep all the way to inner corner).
3. Angled eye liner brush, take deeper shade tightly under lower lash line. Smudge brush that lower lash line shadow.
4. Black pencil tightly along upper lash line, from 2/3 of the way to inner corner, extended out just beyond outer corner (short angled mini strokes between lashes work best.) At outer corner, extend line a touch on a slightly upwards, diagnol line). Use angled brush to blend line to soften and smudge into lash line.
5. Carefull Curl lashes...gently squeeze once closer to base, and once closer to tips for a more natural round curl (not a 90 degree angle).
6. Prime Lashes for great volume and length.
7. Several coats black mascara paying attention to gripping with want at base of lashes, jiggling wand to grab as many lashes as possible as you pull through tips. Work the lashes with spoolie to break apart clumps and tangles so the lashes are parallel, long and tapered. Wait a minute for top to dry before doing the lower lashes, pinch off too much length on lower lashes.
8. Clean eye area for speckles, smudges, shadow dust, for a clean polished eye and eye area.
For the face, Chloé updated a bronzer technique that creates a more
sculpted, softer sun-kissed face. Using a large
fluffy brush, sweep bronzer over the apples of the cheeks and up
towards the temples with a touch on
the forehead (according to makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury and reported
Serrano). Highlight the
cheekbones for full 3D
effect. Again everything blended well for soft finish.
You can also 'bump up' Chloé's soft bronze sculpted finish with more of as "post-vacation glow" (according to makeup artist Dick Page) as seen in the spring makeup of Michael Kors. Do this by adding a natural 'flush' on the apples of the cheeks in earthy pink and a little more bronzer around the face. You be the juge on the degree of "sun kissed"...but don't go overboard, you will kill the look...remember the technique is more about soft sculpting for three dimensional beauty, and the overall color of your face still needs to match the neck down.
Makeup to complete this look?
Lips To compliment the above spring makeup sculpted bronze beauty-
If you are a fan of bright mouths, and bold enough to try this out, a bright coral or pink (Fendi) or red- orange mouth, will work well with the above neutral eyes, soft sun kissed skin and be part of the spring makeup trends for 2011.
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