Spring 2011 Makeup Trend Preview from Pat McGrath

Can’t it just be spring already? *sigh* Since it can’t I figured we could go over a few makeup trends we can look forward to for spring.

Back in November I attended a Night of Beauty at
Robert Verdi‘s Luxe Lounge where legendary makeup artist and Covergirl Global Creative Design Director Pat McGrath herself spoke to a group of editors and bloggers about spring makeup trends. BTW, Pat is not only super sweet in person (I think I also spoke in a British accent for a week after meeting her), but she also designed a new line of Covergirl Queen Collection Lipsticks for women of color. It’s an awesome range of colors, ya know. You can see swatches of three of them here.
Anyway, onto the trends!
1. Red, Red, Red.
Gucci Spring 2011
While red lips are generally considered a fall/winter staple (I wear mine year round), they will be major this spring, says McGrath.
Need tips on picking out your red? Check out this post.
2. Minimal Makeup and Strong Brows.
Versace Spring 2011
Sure minimal makeup was done before in the 90s, but this spring’s minimal has been updated. How? McGrath says back then it was literally minimal—bare skin and very, very little makeup. But for Spring 2011 we’re seeing polished skin along with the strong brow. The brows were created using two brow pencils to feather them in and Pat added “a touch of silver” to the skin to get it to really glisten.
3. Bright Shadows and Full-on Maximal Makeup.
Christian Dior Spring 2011
As a total opposite of the minimal makeup, here we have full makeup. Bright shadows and bold lips that we’re normally told to wear separate are being joined together. The look Pat created at Christian Dior was full on matte, bright colored lids. As she explained to us the look is absolutely beautiful with loads of mascara (or even false lashes).
Well, I’m on board. How about you? Will you be trying any of these trends?
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