Spring 2011 Hair and Makeup Trends

Spring beauty trends

It may be hard to imagine, but spring is just around the corner. In just a few months, plum-shaded eyes and blood-red lips will go into hibernation, making room for perfectly undone updos and tropical-tinted lips. Read on for our favorite beauty trends for the upcoming season.  

Bright lips on the Milly runway

Juicy Lip Colors

Cantaloupe, watermelon, tangerine… bright and fruity shades of lipstick will definitely be making their way to your makeup bag this spring. Less bold than a wintry red lip, this is a trend that’s not only universal, but much easier to wear, and there are a ton of colors to choose from! Models at the Marc Jacobs and Milly (above) shows sported bright coral lips against golden-toned skin and, we have to say, nothing looks more perfect for the warmer weather.  

Side-pinned hair at Badgley Mischka

Side Pinned TressesModel with yellow eyeliner.

Girly barrettes pinning hair to the side were all the rage at the Badgley Mischka show (above). Perfect for long, short, or even super-short tresses, side-pinned hair is an easy way to break out of a hair rut. No bobby pins here, though, these clips are all about the drama and bling!

Bold Colored Eyes

Not for the shrinking violet. For his spring show, Peter Som (right) had models wear bright yellow eye makeup on their almost-bare faces. For the slightly more practical look of the models at the Armani show, wear blue eyeliner. Choose a navy hue for a more sophisticated look, and a brighter blue for something more fun and daring. We’re big fans of Rimmel Soft Kohl Eyeliner in Royal Blue, it’s a universally flattering shade, and it stays on for hours!

Messy Up-Do at Donna Karan's runway show.

Up-dos: Messy and Neat

This spring it’s all about the up-do. For a soft, unfussy look, a la the Donna Karan show (above), pull your hair back, leaving a few loose strands around the face and neck. For something more structured, like the Marchesa models, try a high bun and finish with a spritz of hairspray.

Almost Nude Face

What better time for an almost-nude face, than when the weather heats up? For the Burberry show, makeup artist Wendy Rowe blended a trio of soft-colored shadows around the eyes, then muted the color of the models’ lips with a small dab of concealer. For those with sensitive skin, layer on a tinted moisturizer first.