Fall 2009 Makeup Trend Round-Up

by PJ on Wednesday, October 21, 2009

in 2009 Fall, seasonal makeup trend reports

(image from www.cledepeau-beaute.com)

Looking through the fall 2009 makeup collections released in the last couple of months, I think the main spring 2009 makeup trends, such as purples and soft neutrals, have taken on a more season-appropriate dimension and continued to dominate the makeup scene. Some palettes featured below feature pinks, which also continue the makeup trends earlier this year.

– Purples

Even as a fan of purples, I have been surprised to see how enduring the trend has been. I think it shows the wearability and versatility of the color. For fall 2009, most of the purples are darker, although there are still some lighter options.

(Shiseido Clé de Peau Satin Eye Color
in 108 Purple Amethyst)
(image from www.cledepeau-beaute.com)

(Dior 5-Color Eyeshadow
in 173 Night Butterfly)
(image from www.iswii.net)

(Dior Jazzclub palettes)
(image from www.iswii.net)

(YSL Ombres 5 Lumières
in 18 (Japanese release))
(image from www.joseishi.net/voce)

(YSL Ombres 5 Lumières
in 8 Midnight (UK/US release))
(image from www.ysl.com)

(Max Factor Eye Gradation Colors
in Violet Mauve (Japanese release))
(image from www.joseishi.net/voce)

– Warm Neutrals

(image from www.guerlain.co.jp)

As I tend to favor light-to-medium purples which are usually released in spring, warm neutrals are probably (very marginally) my favorite trend of this season. Among neutrals, I like beiges and browns with a warm tone. (Taupes generally suit me less.) This season, many warm neutrals have a pink, peach, soft-copper or warm-gold undertone.

(Estée Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Quad
in 15 Rose Gold)
(image from www.esteelauder.co.uk)

(Guerlain Ombre Eclat 4 Shades
in 406 Tsarina)
(image from www.guerlain.com)

(Jill Stuart Seductive Eyes
in 07 Mysterious Queen)
(image from www.iswii.net)

– Greys

(image from www.rmkrmk.com)

Greys are usually too cool for my slightly warm-toned complexion, but they are generally great for creating classic retro looks as well as smoky eyes.

Some of the greys for this season are more green-toned, like those from Chanel, and some of them, like those from RMK, are more blue-toned.

(Chanel Les 4 Ombres de Chanel
in 16 Murano)
(image from www.chanel.com)

(Dior 2-Color High-Contrast Eyeshadow
in 055 Cocktail Look)
(image from www.iswii.net)

(Paul & Joe Color Powder CS in 062)
(image from www.iswii.net)

(RMK Mystique Eyes in 03)
(image from www.joseishi.net/voce)

One collection that hits the grand slam is Kate’s fall 2009 collection. Apart from the new Reflect Mirror Eyes series, Kate released a purple palette, a warm-brown palette, and a grey palette.

(Kate Diamond Cut Eyes in PU-1)
(image from www.iswii.net)

(Gradical Eyes S in BR-4)
(image from www.iswii.net)

(Deep Trap Eyes in PU-1)
(image from www.iswii.net)

Also, Dior’s and YSL’s eye palettes (above) include both purples and greys.

– Warm Lips

(image from www.suqqu.com)

Last but not least, it seems that many of the lip colors released for fall 2009 are on the warm side. Many of them are warm pinks and reds with a peach, beige, or brown undertone. (It appears that there are a lot fewer rose-toned lipsticks for this season.)

(Dior Addict High Colors)
(image from www.iswii.net)

(Lunasol Full Glamour Lips S)
(image from www.kanebo-cosmetics.jp/lunasol)
(SUQQU Lip Color Pencils & Dual Gloss Colors)
(image from www.suqqu.com)

Onto the holiday season, it seems that some major brands are still releasing purple shades. Look out for those from Dior, Sonia Rykiel, and Clinique.

(image from www.iswii.net)

More on the fall 2009 collections featured above:

Jill Stuart
Max Factor
Paul & Joe

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Daituf Thursday, October 22, 2009

I love purple!!! I have so many already, but always searching for the perfect purple…
Btw, how do you tell if ur skin is warm toned or cool tone?


DANA Thursday, October 22, 2009

omg look at all those colours, SO NICE!!!! Even though I probably can't wear some of them, but they're still sooo niiiceeee hahaha
I'm a fan of purple too, oh and the nude lips =)



Settica Friday, October 23, 2009

I would love to try a smokey eye with some of the more intense pigments like the Shiseido Clé de Peau Satin Eye Color Purple Amethyst.Purple is one of those colors that does romance and subtlety well.


Jen Sunday, October 25, 2009

Excellent round-up, PJ! Love the purple trend, myself! What did you think of the green eye? You didn't mention that one.


PJ Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hi Daituf,

I love purples too. I have quite a few of them, but I am still on the lookout for more…:)

People with a warm-toned complexion are those with a pink undertone, while people with a cool-toned complexion are those with a yellow undertone. (You might have noticed that some Japanese foundations categorize their shades into three main groups (each group includes lighter/darker shades): Pink Ochre (neutral-to-pink), Ochre (neutral), and Beige Ochre (neutral-to-yellow).)

Thank you for stopping by again! :)


PJ Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hi Dana,

I do like purples too. As for the lips, I tend to like to have a bit of color. I usually go for soft warm pinks and light rosy pinks.

Thank you for posting your comment again! :)


PJ Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hi Settica,

I agree with you. I think purple is a very versatile color for the eyes. It can be subtle, girlie, elegant, sultry, and bold. I do like experimenting with different shades of purple. :)

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts! :)


PJ Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hi Jen,

Thank you very much! :)

I have indeed seen a few green shades for fall 2009 (from Chanel (in a subtle way), Max Factor (Japanese releases), YSL, RMK and Mary Quant), although, on the whole, I think the green trend is slightly less pronounced.

Overall, greens suit me far less than purples. I think the greens that work better for me are warmer greens like olive greens. Emerald greens don't really work for me (even though I think they are very nice to look at on their own).

Thank you for stopping by again! :)


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