Dior Spring 2011 Makeup Trend 1(image from www.iswii.com)

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After a few seasons of warm neutrals, grey emerges as one of the hottest shades for spring 2011. The looks that incorporate grey are chic and sophisticated, with a feel of low-key glamour. Meanwhile, surprisingly, purples are still at center stage, and, for this season, they are teaming up with warm neutrals for a natural but defined look.

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Silvers & Greys

Dior leads the rest of the field with an ultra-chic Gris Montaigne makeup collection. All the new eye makeup items are grey-toned, and the color theme extends to lip and nail items. You will also find greys in collections from other trend setters such as Guerlain and NARS.

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Dior Spring 2011 Makeup 1(Dior Cannage Palette in 001 Dawn Grey)
(image from www.iswii.com)

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Dior Spring 2011 Makeup 3(Dior 5 Colour Eyeshadow in 034 Gris Gris)
(image from www.iswii.com)

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Guerlain Spring 2011 Makeup Trend Ombre Eclat One Shade Eyeshadow 1(Guerlain Ombre Eclat 1 Shade Eyeshadow
in 186 L’Instant d’une Ondée (middle))
(image from www.guerlain.co.jp)

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Nars Spring 2011 Makeup Trend Duo Eyeshadow Nouveau Monde 1(NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Nouveau Monde)
(image from www.iswii.com)

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Interestingly, greys are found in a few spring 2011 eye palettes from major Japanese beauty lines. The overall color tone of Lunasol‘s Ocean Scene Eyes in 04 Smoky Ocean is nothing like what we have seen from Lunasol before, and I think it is a more wearable interpretation of the color trend for some people. Also, greys appear in the latest eye palettes from Coffret D’Or and Elégance.

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Kanebo Lunasol Spring 2011 Makeup Trend Ocean Scene Eyes  04 Smoky Ocean 1(Lunasol Ocean Scene Eyes in 04 Smoky Ocean)
(image from www.kanebo-cosmetics.co.jp)

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Kanebo Coffret D'Or Spring 2011 Makeup Trend Eyes Appeal Shadow 03 Clear Silver 1(Coffret D’Or Eyes Appeal Shadow in 03 Clear Silver)
(image from www.kanebo-cosmetics.co.jp)

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Elegance Spring 2011 Makeup Trend  Phantom Eyes 17 1(Elégance Phantom Eyes in 17)
(image from i-voce.jp)

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Purples & Neutrals

Lancôme goes all out with purples with its Ultra Lavande makeup collection, another striking creation by Aaron de Mey.

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Lancome Spring 2011 Makeup Trend 1(image from www.lancome.co.uk)

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Lancome Spring 2011 Makeup Trend Butterflies Fever 1(Lancôme Butterflies Fever)
(image from www.lancome.co.uk)

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On the other hand, some other collections feature a combination of neutrals (and light lilacs in some cases)  as main colors and a deep violet to add depth, as we see from Estée Lauder, Laura Mercier, and Clarins.

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Estee Lauder Spring 2011 Makeup Trend Pure Color Five Color Eyeshadow Palette 1(Estée Lauder Pure Color
Five Color Eyeshadow Palette in Wild Violet)
(image from www.esteelauder.com)

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Laura Mercier Spring 2011 Makeup Trend Eye and Cheek Palette 1(Laura Mercier Eye & Cheek Palette)
(image from www.lauramercier.com)

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Clarins Spring 2011 Makeup Trend Neo Pastels Eye Color and Liner Palette 1(Clarins Neo Pastels Eye Color & Liner Palette)
(image from uk.clarins.com)

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While greys don’t really suit my skin tone, maybe it is time for me to start mixing Lavshuca’s Star Decoration Eyes in BR-1 and Lunasol’s Sheer Contrast Eyes in Lavender Coral!

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Related posts (on other spring 2011 makeup collections):

Chanel

Paul & Joe

Magie Deco

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