2011-2012 Fall Winter Makeup Trends

Many of us are wondering what type of makeup to wear for the upcoming season, seems once again everything is recycled...

There are so many different styles that in all honesty, you cant go wrong with whatever you choose to sport.

Designers like Gucci, Giles, Miu Miu, YSL and Ralph Lauren, to name a few, went with the bold lips. Bright colors, bold and full of sass! Im glad to see bright colors on the runway, especially purple, I have sported purple lips for a while now. To those that thought the color was a bit much I say Stop being a trend follower and start being a trend setter! Aside from purple lips, bright colors like pink and orange are loads of fun too. Light on the eyes, heavy on the lips.

Brows made a statement in some of the runway shows like for Oscar de la Renta, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander Wang, Balmain and many more. Natural looking brows, boyish almost. Thick, bold and expressive. Channeling Brook Shields, Jennifer Connely and Audrey Hepburn.

My favorite part of applying makeup is for the Eyes. This year we are seeing a comeback (was it ever really gone?) of liquid eyeliner, metallic shadows and smokey eyes. Designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Stella McCartney, Gianfranco Ferre, Louis Vuitton, Carolina Herrera and many many many more really played up the eyes. Heavy lashes, colorful lids and bold liner. This is exactly the reason I love doing makeup.

In my humble opinion when you put all these trends together you get....

the 80s!!! 

For many of us that are looking to create a buzz without going broke trying to afford all the fashion, we can incorporate style, which in my opinion goes further than whats hot in fashion at the moment.

If you have some free time and cant afford a makeup artist, get out all your funky makeup and start playing around. Nothing screams beauty to me more than how you decide to dress your face!


  1. That's the beauty of makeup, it is so versatile and free. We look to the runway for styles but we rarely see the clothes and at times the makeup and hair styles on the street. Fashion show makeup is different than the rest because anything goes and the rest of us follow. Warmth is in, but so is metallics. Anything does go, great post.

  2. Anonymous12:03 PM

    Love the lips


  3. Anonymous12:03 PM

    The cut crease is so you

  4. I am all about the full dark brow and purple lips this Fall!

  5. I'm still really loving hot pink lips xox

  6. Anonymous12:54 PM

    I love your blog Gem, keep up the good work!!