Spring 2011 Couture Runway Beauty Roundup

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


Image Credit: Style.com and Stylelist.

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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