Shake Your Beauty: Top 10 Beauty Trends for Fall 2011

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The top beauty trends for fall 2011 all focus on using nature to look fresh, instead of over the top glam. This fall, take your favorite parts of glam (like glitter, we love glitter) and tone it down in a beautiful and organic way (opting for shimmer instead) . In order to best embrace the beauty trends this coming season, choose products that are healthy for you, your skin, and your environment. We’re not saying to go void of any embellishments. Rather, choose embellishments that enhance your natural beauty without hiding it. Shake Your Beauty!

Top Beauty Trends Fall 2011

For Your Eyes

Try Full, Natural Eyebrows

Full Eyebrows Photo Credit: Paul James Hay, Model: Lynn Amelie Rage

Forget the tweezers and the painful wax this fall. Allow your eyebrows to thicken, just short of going into Frida Kahlo unibrow territory. To get the look of fuller eyebrows without going over the top, try the threading. With threading, no painful waxes or chemicals are used. Instead, threaders use one single, fresh thread and brush it over your eyebrow to pull out the hairs. It’s not painless, but it hurts less than waxing and is better for your skin. Note: do not try threading at home.
Add Sparkle with Metallic Eye Shadow

Metallic Eyeshadow

Photo Credit: Richard Bush for In Style Magazine

Metallics are a big Fall 2011 Fashion Trend. From shimmery fall handbags to gorgeous silver eye shadow, a touch of glitter (just a touch) or a touch of glitter’s less out there cousin, shimmer, is enough to make any woman happy. To ensure that your eye shadow lasts throughout the day, try applying an eye shadow base beforehand.

Lengthen Those Lashes

False Eyelashes

Fake Eyelashes from Sephora

The trend in eyelashes this fall is to lengthen without clumping. Sometimes applying too much primer and mascara can create a more stage make up look rather than a natural appearance. One way to avoid this problem is to brush on your lengthening mascara two to three times and then use an eyelash curler to seal their appearance. Or, you could simply apply fake lashes. Rather than envision purchasing perfectly curled lashes from the drug store, try more natural looking lashes like these from Sephora. Remember, you can take a small pair of scissors to cut the fake eyelashes to make them appear more natural. You can also try just applying them to the edge of your lashes rather than placing them over your entire eyelid.

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  • I indeed like the article. I most like the colors. Interesting article.

  • cathryn

    thanks for the update on the trends… and, to be honest, almost a quarter of them look slightly challenging for me. i, too, love some glitter, and glamour, but have found that shimmer works well, and isn’t as … aggressive, insistant, overpowering as glitter can be… and it still carries the same message(at a slightly lower volume) my issue is that my totally natural brows look uberplucked! gotta find some way to fix this, without resorting to the drugstore ‘paint them on’ kits!!

    • TBF

      @cathryn check to see if there’s a benefit brow station in your area (some are in Macys and Ulta).. It costs a bit to get your brows done (like $20 bucks) however, it is worth the price because they teach you how to maintain your brows on your own (step by step instructions). I go to them about 2 or 3 times per year for a refresher and then do my own eyebrows. There’s also some really good eyebrow tutorials on TBF

  • SS

    I really liked this article. I am interested in trying out the cover girl lip gloss. The colors look gorgeous. I wrote down the name. Thank you so much for it:)

  • What fun to see the 2011 trends! I really have to try the Covergirl lip tints. I love tinted lip balm, and it can actually be pretty hard to find a good shade. I noticed that one of the trends is glittery eye shadow, can women over 40 get away with that? I love glitter and glamour, but I just might be getting to old to pull it off.

  • Love this list! I just wrote about rockin’ the full brow on my blog too! Can’t believe it’s actually a Fall 2011 trend! 🙂