Runway Beauty

Spring 2011 Couture Runway Beauty Roundup

January 31, 2011

With the Spring 2011 Haute Couture Season at a wrap, let’s review some of my favorite beauty looks.

Purple lips reigned the runway at Armani Privé. But what made these matte lips different from the metallic purple lips we saw at Zac Posen Spring 2009, is the tiny rhinestone that adorned the bottom left corner.

Purple lipstick at Armani Privé Spring 2011 Couture

At Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior and Chanel, the look was signature Parisian – black liquid cat-eye. The liner was dragged all the way to the brow bone at JPG for a “chic and aggressive” vibe, while Dior paired a thick line with pastel eyeshadow and a blunt cat eye added “a playful twist” at Chanel.

Cat eye at Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior and Chanel Spring 2011 Couture

To achieve a “young and fresh” look, models at Ellie Saab were given dewy skin and rosy cheeks and lips with the help of cream blushes and tinted lip conditioners.

Dewy skin and rosy cheeks at Ellie Saab Spring 2011 Couture

Finally, bleached eyebrows was paired with pink eyes at Valentino.

Bleached brows at Valentino Spring 2011 Couture

Images: and Stylelist.

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  • Reply Makeup Morsels January 31, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    My favorite is the Dior look, and I must admit I like the purple lips too 🙂 Bleached brows, however, I still can’t get behind.

  • Reply Channing February 1, 2011 at 11:33 pm


  • Reply Maris February 2, 2011 at 2:12 am

    My favorite is the ellie saab look cause its simple and wearable. Jpg is gorgeous as well.

  • Reply Susan February 2, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Love the DIOR look! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply alexa February 3, 2011 at 11:12 am

    love them all! i can’t wait to try them at shoots~

    • Reply Phyllis February 3, 2011 at 10:21 pm

      And I can’t wait to see your take on them =)

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