With crispness in the air and layers being worn, fall‘s become more than just a promise, and with its arrival comes the need for new makeup to suit the season. That’s why we’ve come up with the latest makeup changes for fall 2011, and how you can make a seamless transition from summer to a season defined by colour and boldness.
Summer: Light and loud
Fall: Dark, dramatic, vamped
Having raised eyebrows with orange or neon pink lipstick this spring, makeup trends for 2011 blasted wearers out of their comfort zones, therefore requiring fall’s beauty trends to do the same. With ads by Givenchy showcasing nearly vampiric cosmetic techniques (dark plum lipstick), Geurlain’s fall makeup campaign features crimson lips that border on blood red, as dark shades replace the English rose aesthetic made popular earlier this year.
Summer: Neon eyeliner and barely-there shadow
Fall: Smokey eyes and a return to basics
There’s a reason why the combination of dark liner and black mascara have never faded from the cosmetic landscape, and thanks to the makeup featured in shows like Jason Wu’s, a return to the classic dramatic eye is upon us. With greys, blues, browns and even charcoal shadow being worn instead of pastels or neon, this season’s makeup mimics fashion’s revival of tried-and-true styles, as traditional shapes and colours are given new life.
Summer: Bright pink blush or a hint of dew
Fall: Light and minimal or a stark contrast
A season of extremes, the dramatic use of blush should come as no surprise to those who dared apply dark pink streaks to their cheeks this year, channeling the runway looks of countless designers that showcased as much for spring and summer. This season, extreme continues, as noticeable near-pink/purple shades are worn on the apples of cheeks “ or no blush is worn at all. Whether worn to modernize the 60s-inspied collections of designers like Marc Jacobs (dark eyes, lips and no colour elsewhere) or to anchor the colour-rich themes established by Chanel (a more monochromatic face), the temperamental nature of autumn itself is echoed in how to flaunt your complexion.