Lips with a bright, citrus crush. Eyes that smolder with subtle hits of color. Cheeks aglow with sunny flashes of fuchsia. Pinks that are so bubblegum sweet, we almost get a sugar rush. Yep, spring 2011 makeup trends are heating up, and we're more than ready to take on some meltingly hot hues that really grab spring's punched up feeling (and leave winter's darker-tinged vibe behind). Here are five fresh spring 2011 makeup colors that are sure to turn up the heat pronto.
Lip Service—Coral kissers are the rock-solid shade of the season. Dive in with a super-saturated orange, or ease in with softer coral-meets-peach shades. Either end of the spectrum is a chic way to reinvent the statement lip.
Get In Line—Eyeliner loosens up this spring with some rich shades of violet, adding a touch of softness to double-take-worthy eye makeup.
Above, from left: Lancome Le Crayon Khol in Ultra-Lavende, $24.50, available at Lancome; Liu Wen image courtesy of Estee Lauder.
Flushed with Fuchsia—Colorful cheeks are oh-so-back, and just in time for some fresh-faced summer lovin'.
Super-Pigmented Pastel Pinks—What came first, Nicki Minaj or her pink lipstick? Regardless, this '60s-inspired cotton-candy reboot is a new spring obsession.
Above, from left: Nicki Minaj image courtesy of M.A.C.; Dolce & Gabbana The Lipgloss in Bon Bon, $29, available soon at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Out of the Shadows—These dexterous spring eyeshadow palettes display a combo of dark and colorful shades, giving you an edge on whipping up a sultry-hued smoky eye.
Above, from left: Chanel Spring 2011 image courtesy of Chanel; Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Gris-Gris, $58, available at Sephora.