Six super-chic eyeshadow trends, scooped straight from the Spring 2011 runways. Summer beauty is all about a carefree, playful mood, so why not experiment a bit? From golden shimmers to super-saturated blues, here are our favorite shadow looks to try.
Super-saturated, shimmery green tones were all the rage at the Jason Wu Spring 2011 show. Models sported two-tone washes — colorblock for the eyes, if you will. Use a lighter shade in the inside corner to make eyes appear extra-wide.
From top to bottom: Palladio Baked Eyeshadow in Green Apple, $7; Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow in Montage, $17; Sue Devitt Hydrating Marine Minerals Destination Eye Palette in Green Isle, $38
A fresh take on classic blue, spotted backstage at Rochas Spring 2011. This vivid hue looks especially charming with a tan — sweep bronzer across cheeks to accentuate cheekbones and balance the intensity of the shadow.
From top to bottom: By Terry Powder Eyeshadow in Midnight, $40; Sephora Colorful Mono Eyeshadow in My Favorite Jeans $12, MAC Eyeshadow in Electric Eel, $15
Prabal Gurung sent models down his Spring 2011 runway in this matte, ethereal shade. To keep the look dreamy and avoid looking washed-out, be sure to accentuate your brows. A shimmery white shadow brushed on the tops of cheekbones also helps adds dimension.
From top to bottom: Topshop Cream Eyeshadow in Snowstorm, $10; Colorscience Pro Loose Mineral Eyeshadow in Matte White, $19; Models Own Eyeshadow in Pearl White, $8
Gold Dust Woman
Anna Sui’s Spring 2011 models sported sparkly gold eyes for an endless Summer vibe. Look for gold shades with tiny glittery specks, and be sure to pair with apricot blushes and bronzers for the perfect glow.
Models sported this hybrid grey-blue hue at the L’Wren Scott Spring 2011 show. To make eyes really pop, pair this color with lots of black mascara . . . but be sure to keep the rest of your look neutral — lips look best when nearly nude, and skip the blush.
From top to bottom: Elizabeth Arden Intrigue Eyeshadow Duo in Blue Smoke, $25; Laura Geller Variagated Baked Eyeshadow in Blue Icing, $24; Dr.Hauschka Skin Care Eyeshadow Solo Eye Color in Smokey Blue, $20
Not for the faint of heart. Nina Ricci’s Spring 2011 show boasted models in hot fuschia shadow. It’s a look that seems surprisingly chic, especially when paired with a squeaky-clean skin. The trick to looking bright-eyed rather than sleepy-eyed? Line eyes with black before applying the pink, and add mascara liberally.