Fall/Winter 2010-2011 makeup trends come in a myriad of styles and colors, yet every single one of them has the power to create and reflect a strong, yet sweet and delicate woman. All the autumnal colors with daring accents, the timeless smoky eye makeup with a retro, uber-feminine touch and the already classic red lipstick are meant to emphasize your traits in a stunning and unique way.

For fall/winter 2010-2011 makeup trends, nude is hot especially if you are looking for something more traditional and severe. The skin should be clean and perfect. You can use different shades of beige and other natural colors in order to get a flawless skin. Draw your inspiration from the Phillip Lim runway show. For a more special event, you can still play the natural card by replacing beige with iridescent pink with a brown touch for the eyebrows, lips and cheekbones. For your lips you could go for a lighter shade of red. Natural makeup could be spotted at Burberry Prorsum, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Rag&Bone, and Nina Ricci.

Thick, well-defined eyebrows represent the great novelty that made a strong come back for fall/winter 2010-2011. Prada, Narciso Rodriguez and Alberta Ferretti are some of the designers that accentuated the eyebrows. You can choose to contour them, but remember to keep the rest of your makeup much more subtle. For perfect eyebrows, make a contour on the upper line using a special pencil. Using a thin brush, apply brown eyeshadow in order to cover any unaesthetic mark. Brush your eyebrows so that every hair stays in place. As for the rest of your makeup, keep it as natural as possible. And try not to apply mascara and always use a foundation that matches your skin complexion.

FendiNina Ricci

PradaNarciso Rodriguez

As for the eyeshadow colors for fall/winter 2010-2011 trends, use autumnal shades in order to create simple, yet very spectacular makeup effects. Don’t forget about the golden shades that will never go out of style, as the luminosity they offer represents the final-touch for any perfect makeup. You can also choose more vivid colors for the eyeshadows you use, such as orange or coral, as seen at Yves Saint Laurent or Christian Dior.


A slightly dark makeup that will offer you a mysterious and sexy touch is a must-have when it comes to fall/winter 2010-2011 makeup trends. This season, eye makeup means accentuating the eyes in an interesting and unique way. The idea is to use the eyeliner more and try to use less the eyeshadow. You can still get a smoky look by using an eyeshadow. You need a black eyeshadow in the outer corner of the eyes and above the crease of the lid. Continue by applying an eyeshadow in an iridescent earthy tone on the entire eyelid including on the black shadow going towards the base of the eyebrows. Use a black eye pencil and apply it on the interior. For your lips, choose a nude lipstick. Different approaches to the smoky eyes look could be spotted at Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lacoste and Jill Stuart.

LanvinChanel

Christian DiorYves Saint Laurent


Even though for fall/winter 2010-2011 the accent is on the eyes, lips remain a key-element for the makeup trends. Lip makeup is different from one designer to another. For example, designers such as Marc Jacobs have chosen a natural and simple makeup, while others were more on the pro-red side that could be seen at Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Dolce&Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferre, and Dsquared2. A red-coral could be spotted at Issey Miyake and Marni.

Even though on the catwalks you can see red lips and smoky eyes, remember that this type of combination is only meant for very special occasions. You can give up, especially during the day, to accentuated eyes, and go for a bolder color on the lips. Apply a lip balm that will make your lips look fuller, and then use some translucent powder on the lips that will fix the lipstick color better. You can choose to apply a lip liner. Then, apply a lipstick in the same color with the lip liner without going over the natural contour of your lips. For the eyes, use mascara, while for the cheeks, a pinkish blush.

Karl LagerfeldDolce&Gabbana

MarniIssey Miyake