Runway Beauty Tips & Tricks

Spring 2011 Beauty Trend Report: Colorful Eyes

January 17, 2011

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

Alberta Ferretti and Oscar de la Renta Spring 2011

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.

Victoria Beckham and Etro Spring 2011

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.

Carolina Herrera and Derek Lam Spring 2011

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: Luca Cannonieri /

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1 Comment

  • Reply Nicki Traikos March 3, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I love seeing bright colours once again. Winter equals blah and grey tones.
    Great site!

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