Every season brings with it a new wave of fashion, which in turn sparks the latest trends in makeup and hair. Makeup trends are the easiest to learn and change, since oftentimes it is possible to create new looks with products you already own. Simply by watching and reading about new tips and trends, you too can have runway-model makeup that fits the current season. And for the spring and summer 2011 seasons, the trends are fun and flirty, but dramatic. Anyone can get these looks at home!
Yes, this tried and true technique will remain on many faces for the spring and summer of 2011. It’s classic and simple, but still very much in fashion. The ‘natural look’ is defined by light makeup and concealer that create flawless-looking skin, a slight touch of blush, one or two coats of mascara, and nude-toned lips with a bit of sheen. These elements combine to highlight your natural beauty, the perfect look for the beach this summer. For an extra eye enhancement, apply a neutral colored eyeshadow (no glitter or sparkles) across the lid. The natural look is suitable for women of all ages and seems to never go out of style!
For something with a little more kick, try a bold lip this spring and summer, combined with a neutral eye. Bright colors like red, orange, and hot pink are in, so pick your favorite bright shade of matte lipstick. If you choose, you can use a clear gloss to give lips a “wet” look but it’s not necessary. If you do go bold on the lips, balance out the look with the natural, “flawless” skin mentioned above and a basic black mascara and eyeliner. Never combine big eyes with big lips, choose one or the other to accentuate at a time.
Big, Bright Eyes
Speaking of balancing eyes and lips, if you opt for a natural lip you can draw attention to your eyes with this spring and summer’s vibrant eye shadows. This is a great look for evening wear and looks great offset by your handy little black dress. Opt for bright colors that stray from your usual: pink, green, blue, violet, and orange can all enhance your eyes in different, and amazing, ways. Try not to match your eye shadow to your outfit or dress, rather choose a color that complements the shade. Use the flawless skin makeup and concealer techniwques and natural lips to complete your look. For a more dramatic look, line with a bold black eyeliner and apply several coats of mascara.
The Colors to Get
Cosmetics retailers like Estee Lauder will soon be launching their Spring 2011 collections, so keep an eye out for the latest shades. Many such lines lines will feature vivacious colors for the eyes and lips in some of the fun, fantastic shades mentioned above. Create the bold lip look with colors like Electric Cherry or go for big bright eyes with Untamed Violet eye shadow. High-end boutiques and drugstores alike will carry such attention-getting colors throughout the spring and summer season, so stock up on all your favorites and have fun recreating your own runway look!
Become Gorgeous: Make-Up. “Spring/Summer 2011 Makeup Trends.”
Estee Lauder. “Spring 2011 Collection: Wild Violet.”