Without a doubt, blue is one of the trend colors for fall 2011. Compared with gray from spring 2011, blue can often offer the same depth but with more vibrancy. This season, it is more about an intense smoky look with blue, but there are also softer alternatives.
A bright cobalt blue, NARS‘ Single Eyeshadow in Outremer (below) is one of the most striking blues of fall 2011. Its matte finish and high pigmentation level will surely please those who go for a bolder look.
Givenchy‘s fall 2011 Je Veux la Lune makeup collection features Les Ombres de Lune in 2 Mordoree (right in photo below). I do like the contrast between the pale yellow and the deep blue. (Darker blues have been growing on me as eyelining shades.)
Of course, we also have to take a look at Dior‘s fall 2011 Blue Tie makeup collection. The limited-edition Dior Blue Tie in 001 Smoking Blue includes three dark blues and a silvery gray. (I got it a couple of days ago and I will review it a little later.) Blue is also featured in 3-Colors Smoky in 291 Smoky Navy, 5-Colors Eyeshadow in 214 Blue Ribbons, Dior Vernis in 607 Blue Denim, and Dior Vernis in 908 Tuxedo.
If you think some of the blues above are too intense, there are softer options from Japanese brands. Addiction‘s fall 2011 Aurora Reflection makeup collection includes Eyeshadows in Ice Storm (described as an icy blue) and Blue Moon.
SUQQU‘s fall 2011 makeup collection features Blend Color Eyeshadow in 08 Mizuaoi. It includes a light blue, which can be used in the under-eye areas to brighten up the eyes, as well as a dark navy blue.
Compared with purples and neutrals, blue is not a color I wear as often, but I do find certain shades of blue very flattering. (I tend to go for lighter aqua blues to brighten the eyes and very dark blues to line the eyes.) What shades of blue do you go for?