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The Trends of 2011

I think that saying goodbye to 2011 does not only mean reflection, creating New Year’s resolutions that we most likely fail to keep up with; reminiscing the good and bad times that passed; new and forgotten friends throughout the year, or being excited about what the new year brings.

For me, it is also about keeping up-to-date about Trends. What’s in, What’s Hot, What is in Fashion! So I have decided that instead of coming up with a make-up look like everyone else; I will make a 2011 Trends 101. I figured it would save most girls from doing their own research and going through endless links and tabs.

If you’re the kind of girl who knows her stuff when it comes to Beauty and Fashion, then first and foremost, you need Basics. What do I mean by Basics? Well, Color of the year of course! And what better way to find out than to refer to Pantone.

If this is the first time you heard of this Brand name, well then let me educate you.

Pantone is a company best known for its Pantone Matching System (PMS), a proprietary color space used in a variety of industries; primarily printing, though sometimes in the manufacture of colored paint, fabric, and plastics. The Pantone Color Matching System is largely a standardized color reproduction system. By standardizing the colors, different manufacturers in different locations can all refer to the Pantone system to make sure colors match without direct contact with one another.

In 1999, the company announced The Millennium color. In 2005, they partnered with Michele Bernhardt of Colorstrology and announced violet tulip as the Colorstrology Color of the Year. Afther 2007 they began to continuously come up with a “Color of the Year”

For 2011, they have chosen Honeysuckle Pink, a version of Hot Pink as the Color of the Year.

The following are a few items in this color:

How do we apply this knowledge? It boils down to a few different categories such as Fashion and Styling, Make-up, Interior design, motifs for events and the like.

In Fashion, runways have been showing off a variety of things using the color. It could be the clothes themselves or the make-up of the models. These are only a few of the pictures of what I’m talking about.

Cynthia Steffe Spring 2011

Nina Ricci Spring 2011

Nanette Lepore Spring 2011

Lanvin 2011

If you are not bold enough to walk the streets in a pink ensemble then you can go for pink accessories and accents like these:

You have to make sure that you pair it with complementary colors. Here are some examples of colors that you can pair with pink without looking like a toddler or a preppy High School girl.

In make-up, runways have been showing off 4 different trends. These are:

  1. Bold Lips
  2. Natural make-up
  3. Bright Eyes
  4. Smokey eyes

The most common look would be the classic smokey eye. Recently, the bold lips and natural look have been constantly used on the runways. Models are cat-walking with less make-up and more attitude.

For Interior design, I have found so many divine pictures of living rooms, bedrooms, study-rooms, and more. I am absolutely in-love with them!

For hairstyles these are the following that have been seen quite rampantly on the runway, photo-shoots, and celebrities:

French braids

Messy/Modern Updo

Bangs and Bobs

Side-swept bangs

Short Bob

Natural-looking Waves


So those are some of the things that you need to take note of for 2011. It is going to be a bright, pink 2011.  Just the way I like it 🙂

Check out my YouTube Video about this post here!

A Christmas Hair and Make-up Tutorial

The Make-up:

How to come up with the Look:

Before you start make sure you prep your face. How do you do that? refer to my blog post on cleansing, toning, and moisturizing here and how to apply foundation here.

  1. After prepping your face, use a matte base that is close to your skin tone for smoother eyelids, especially since you will be using shimmer eyeshadows.
  2. Use any palette that you have with at least three different shades of Gold. I used my Dollface Cosmetics 42 Shimmer Palette. You can have your preference, just stick with the concept of light, medium, and dark eyeshadows.
  3. Use a flat brush with the gold and pat it all over your lids keeping it under your crease area. The crease area is where the fold is located when you open your eyes.
  4. Use a dome-shaped brush or any brush that would fit your crease and use the light bronze shadow. Using a swiping motion, apply the product on your crease starting with your socket bone going inwards.
  5. from the starting point of your crease, connect it with your upper lash line and emphasize the outer V of your eyes.
  6. drag the light bronze to the outer third of your lower lash line.
  7. Use the bronze eyeshadow over the light bronze you just placed on the outer third of your lower lash line to emphasize it.
  8. Use a clean brush to blend the colors and to get rid of the harsh lines. Be careful when working with shimmers because they tend to go everywhere like glitters.
  9. In case shimmers get everywhere, you can use an ordinary scotch tape to remove the product.
  10. After blending the colors apply black liner on your lash line. I used my Aido waterproof black liner. Do not make a dramatic flick, just stick with a more natural one.
  11. Tightline your upper waterline. When you say tight-line, you put black liner on your upper waterline.
  12. curl your lashes and apply mascara.
  13. Put on your false lashes and wait for it to dry.
  14. Retouch the liner to hide the base of the fake lashes.
  15. Use a glitter liner. I used a lavander color that complements the golds. Apply the glitter liner just above the black liner.
  16. Apply abundant mascara on your lower lash line to emphasize them.
  17. contour your cheekbones using an angled brush. I used the blush palette included with my 42 Shimmer palette.
  18. Pick out a very light pink blush and apply it just on the outer edge of your cheeks.
  19. Use a blush mousse on the apples of your cheeks. I used Nichido Blush Mousse in Brulee.
  20. Make sure to blend them well.
  21. Line your lips with red pencil liner like Ever Bilena Advance pencil liner. Fill in your lips to help the lipstick last longer and to enhance its color.
  22. Apply red lipstick.

Put on your Santa hat, bring your bag of goodies and head out to your Holiday events. I’m pretty sure that with this look you will definitely catch everyone’s attention 🙂

The Hair:



This is a trend this season. I hope my French braid tutorial was clear enough for you guys. Don’t hesitate to ask me for any clarifications. You can get the braided headband in any accessories store 🙂

Color of 2010: Turquoise — Make-up Tutorial! Plus an easy 5 minute Summer Hairstyle!

MAKE-UP TUTORIAL click me

These are some of the pictures from the tutorial. I included an awesome look by my friend Kimmy!

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So the color for 2010 is TURQUOISE! According to Pantone. See link here: Pantone

This news is a little annoying because as far as my wardrobe is concerned, I barely have any turquoise. So I guess it is time to shop for at least 2 or 3 items in that color… besides, it goes well with anything anyway and it gives instant color to any boring outfit.

Check out the make-up tutorial I did for the color and what other colors complement it when it comes to eyeshadow.

Plus this awesome super-easy Summer hairstyle. it’s sexy but sweet. Perfect for every girl out there!

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