After putting up with the winter cold for months on end, we 've finally been spared: spring is here for good and summer is just a hop, skip and a jump away! :)
Which means that it's the perfect time to take a look at a few major makeup trends for this spring/summer season, right?
All of the pics below are from the S/S '11 fashion weeks and I tried to add the designer wherever I could.
So, let's see the makeup looks that dominated the catwalks, shall we?
Allow me to start with orange, a colour that's huge this season (and not just in regards to makeup). Orange was a suggestion for the eyes, sometimes bordering on coral....
....as well as for the lips, but in this case, the hue was closer to a tangerine orange (Note than when orange is used, everything else is kept pretty bare).
But orange wasn't the only colour used; we saw a variety of brights, even ones that we're not so familiar with, such as yellows and greens! Here's a few bright eyeshadow looks and note how the shades are almost neon!
Of course, things couldn't be much different for the lips either: the dark and vampy lips of last winter have given their place to bright hot pink and fuchsia hues! We saw cooler tones, as well as warmer ones:
And, although bright and colourful is a major trend for this season, there have been a few alternatives - we've seen a variety of neutral and fresh makeup looks with dewy complexions from a number of designers:
And, last but not least, the nails. Vena Cava and Ruffian showed us their (very similar) versions of the reverse french manicure, but with a black at the base instead of a white and a taupe/neutral instead of a colour. This manicure is also referred to as "the Ruffian manicure" by many, but this S/S version features a half oval moon, instead of the crescent one of the previous winter (also called a Ruffian manicure, much to our confusion).
So, what do you think of this season's biggest makeup trends?
Which ones will you be following, if any?
And have you decided on your makeup looks for this season (me, I'm still working on it)? :)