Top 10 Fall/Winter 2010-2011 Makeup Trends

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Makeup trends this fall/winter offer a lot of variety whether it be sultry smokey eyes or vibrant lipcolors to create  unique compelling  looks meant to bring forth your femininity . While smokey eyes and the classic red lips are always in vogue, fall colors and neutral makeup paired with flawless polished skin were a rage on the runway this fall,winter.  Even though the holiday season is almost over we still have 2 months of winter to play around with a variety of looks before the spring summer collection brings us some more colorful trends to experiment with.

Here are the top 10 trends this season picked up from the fall winter 2010-2011 shows.


Neutral or nude or natural makeup can never go out of fashion. Some makeup artists say that the natural look is the hardest to achieve! While the natural look looks best in the day it could be paired up with a brighter pink or light red lipstick for an evening look.

Seen where : Burberry Prorsum, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Rag&Bone, Prada and Nina Ricci.

Neutral look at Nina Ricci

Neutral look at Fendi

See my tutorial on NO-MAKEUP look HERE.


Whether it be orange reds or deep plums, bold lips are a hot trend this fall/winter.  Colors to go for this season are orange red, classic red, deep red, plums, berry shades, burgundy, chocolate shades, blackcurrant and purple shades for those who can pull it off. Regardless of your skin tone, there is at least 1 shade of red that will suit you.  Clear matte skin and minimal eye makeup go best with bold lips though it can also be paired with a smokey eye for special occasions.

Seen where : Karl Lagerfeld, Givenchy ,Dolce&Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferre, and Dsquared2.

Bold lips at Givenchy

Bold lips at Dolce & Gabbana

Bold lips at Dolce & Gabbana


While black, grey and blue are the colors of the season for smokey eyes, purple was also spotted at Diane von Furstenberg. Smokey  eyes instantly attract attention towards the eyes hence the lips and cheeks should be kept nude to balance the whole look. However, it can also be worn with a bold lipcolor for a special occasion.

Seen where:  Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lacoste, Lanvin , Diane von Furstenberg, L.A.M.B, Derek Lam , Jill Stuart.

Smokey eyes at Lanvin

Smokey eyes at Chanel

Smokey eyes at Diane von Furstenberg

Smokey eyes with bold lips at L.A.M.B


Fuchsia was the key color spotted at Yves Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2010-2011 show.  Fuchsia eyeshadow was swept right above the crease paired with matte lips in muted fuchsia and a flawless face.

Seen where: Yves Saint Laurent

Fuchsia look at Yves Saint Laurent

See my YSL inspired Fuchsia makeup look HERE.


Variants of orange and coral were used to create vibrant eye looks and autumnal, earthy shades to create soft smoked looks with grey/blue on the lower lash line. Corals and oranges were paired with similar lip colors.

Seen where: Christian Dior, Issey Miyake and Marni

Orange Fall look at Christian Dior

Fall look at Brian Reyes

Fall look at Issey Miyake


Metallic colors in golden, silver and bronze are everywhere right from shoes, handbags and accessories to eye makeup.  However, they appear in a muted subtle avatar this season . They can be used all over lid or only on the inner corners of the eyes. But Must be worn with a nude lipcolor or ‘barely there’ gloss for balancing the look.

Seen where: Alexandre Herchcovitch

Metallic colors at Alexandre Herchcovitch


Thick dark well defined eyebrows have made a comeback this fall/winter. They go best with natural makeup or neutral eyes with bold lips. Eyebrow pencil or eyeshadow can be used to fill in the brows followed by combing carefully and setting with a little gel to achieve this look.

Seen where: Prada, Narciso Rodriguez, and Alberta Ferretti

Thick defined brows at Prada


The emphasis is more on eyeliner than eyeshadow as spotted at Chanel and Jeremy Scott and though it certainly catches attention on the runway, it needs to be toned down for a more wearable look.

Seen where: Chanel, Jeremy Scott, Threeasfour

Eyeliner at Jeremy Scott

Eyeliner at Chanel


This is one of the hottest trends this season with L’oreal coming up with its new L’oreal color riche intense sets of coordinating lip and nail colors in a variety of reds, berry shades, plums and browns.


Matching lips and nails

Matching lips and nails : Aishwarya Rai

Matching lips and nails : Eva Longoria


Flawless polished looking skin is the trend this season.  Minimal foundation and concealer to avoid the cakey look, with a hint of peachy pink on the  cheeks to give the natural flushed look. Whether it be bold lips, smokey eyes or neutral look, glowing natural looking skin is the way to go this season.

Hair is sleek and smooth with more often than not, tied back or up. Waves ,curls and messy hairdos are out replaced by silky and straight hair.


Which looks do you like? Let me know by commenting below.


Posted on January 7, 2011, in Latest Trends. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

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