New York Fashion Week has come to a close, and while many fashionistas are still discussing the various collections that were shown, others in the beauty world are still reeling from the countless makeup looks that premiered on the spring 2011 runways. However, given the overwhelming amount of shows, it can be difficult to sort through the hundreds of looks to select the hottest trends for spring makeup.
Luckily, according to Allure.com, there were a few looks that truly shined, as well as some more outrageous options that truly daring beauty queens may want to dabble in come springtime. "Every season, a few runway beauty looks really blow us away," the website reports. "Our favorites from New York's spring 2011 runways [are] complete with coral eye liner, hot pink lips, and a touch of glitter."
Not surprisingly, there was a huge variety in the eye makeup on display at Fashion Week. From bright yellow lids to very subtle shades, models stalked the runways wearing a range of pigments and shimmers. However, one of the most eye-catching trends may be extremely unexpected – red-hued eye makeup!
"Carolina [Herrara] gave me a picture of flowers," makeup artist Diane Kendal told the news source, who used lip pencils to created a smoky red eye for Carolina's collection. While some may shy away from red on their lids, this look contained more brick and copper pigments, creating a sultry-not-sickly stare.
Youngblood Lip Liner Pencil in Brique is reddish-brown with warm undertones, while Colorescience Lip Pencils are available in Red Brick Road, a rich crimson. Pair with a copper or plum-colored shadow to create a sizzling smoky eye.
Red-tinted lids also ruled the runways of Derek Lam and Narciso Rodriguez, and much like Kendal, the beauty teams used cosmetics designed for other areas of the face.
Makeup artist Tom Pecheux used a mixture of coral lipstick and orange lip liner to achieve the bright-eyed look at the Derek Lam show. "[Derek and I] both just loved the color," Pecheux told the news source of the orange-colored eye makeup. "I'm here to break the rules!"
Women eager to don coral-lined eyes can use a high-pigment lipstick, like Babor Classic Lip Color (which is available in Orange and Coral) and a lip or eyeliner brush to apply a bold streak of color.
At Narciso Rodriguez, beauty expert Dick Page applied a layer of concealer to create an even base and then used rose-colored blush to create a warm yet smoky eye that featured elements of reds, corals and browns. Borghese Blush Milano is available in a variety of warm shades, such as Peach Biscotti and Coral Electrico.
While the eye makeup may have bordered on the extreme, lip color seemed to be a bit more traditional, as bright hues and matte coverage seemed to dominate most models' pouts.
At Diane von Furstenberg, Allure.com reports that the makeup was inspired by Andy Warhol's silkscreen prints of the designer. "We wanted to do something simple that would reflect Diane's image as well as the clothes from the collection," makeup artist James Kaliardos told the news source. The designer created a lip color he called "orchid-fuchsia."
The models at Marc by Marc Jacobs wore matte, bright-colored smiles as well, as makeup artist Dick Page painted each pout orange. However, women who are worried that they can't pull off such a hue may not need to worry.
"When you're doing a color like this it doesn't become 'oh, will it work with my eyes or my skin or my hair,' it's an accessory on its own," Page told the website.