Spring 2011 Beauty Trend Report: Colorful Eyes

Besides shocking neon lips, we are seeing lots of colors on the eyes this spring. At Alberta Ferretti and Aquilano.Rimondi, washes of soft greens covered the upper and lower lid while a richer, bolder green was used at Oscar de la Renta and Loewe.

Bright eyeshadow makeup trend

From the blocks of periwinkle at Victoria Beckham to the smoked-out lavender eye at Etro and winged-out purple smoky eye at Jason Wu, purple was also spotted regularly on the runway.

Last but not least, we have red again. But unlike the red eyeshadow we saw last Fall, this time it comes in softer, more wearable hues of orange, coral and ruby, as seen at Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam and Narciso Rodriguez.

Tips On Rocking The Look

* Always pair super colorful eyes with relatively muted lips and clean skin for a fool-proof look.

* Those who are color-shy can line the eyes with a pop of color instead of wearing it all over the eyelid.

* Bright colors in matte formulas give the most impact while shimmery and satin formulas are easier to carry.

Images: WWD and Style.com.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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