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The Best Summer Makeup For 2011

Summer Makeup 2011: Loud and Proud

Summer makeup trends for 2011 include the bright, the glowing, and the bronzed. Foregoing past summer makeup trends of the natural look and “less is more,” this year’s hues are loud, proud, and full of shimmer. Bright matte lipstick screams out to be noticed in popular shades of fuchsia, red, pink and orange. Bold shimmery eyeshadow in green, blue, orange, and pink attract attention to beautifully-shaped eyes. Foundation creates the dewy look of summer glow to contrast the bright matte lipstick and assist the eyeshadow in its mission to shimmer. Silvery tones for fair skin and peachy or golden tones for olive skin make facial shine a positive thing. Finally, summer bronzer is in season to safely highlight or enhance your tan.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soleil Summer 2011 Makeup Collection

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In keeping with the summer 2011 makeup trends, Estee Lauder has introduced a collection that features all of the above styles. Their Bronze Goddess Island Oasis Eyeshadow Palette offers bronzy shimmering metallics, plus a bright teal shade. The compact contains six shades that can be worn alone or together. Their Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer Bronzer kisses skin with a touch of summer. The ShadowStick Duo includes highly metallic Pink Teal and Gold Bronze, while their Pure Color Gloss comes in color-rich shades of Blazing Coral, Plum Divine, and Sunburst.

MAC Surf Baby Collection for Summer 2011

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Summer trends at MAC can be seen vividly in their shades ranging from extremely bold to as shimmery as glitter itself. Their Surf Baby Collection features the very beachy My Paradise Peach pressed powder, which sports a gold tropical hibiscus overspray. Lipsticks include Hibiscus Bright in orange coral and Mocha Peachy in a rich yellow-brown, while Lipglass shades include Strange Potion in soft coral, Krazy Kahuna in warm brown, Good Lovin’ in soft peachy-pink, and Girl on Board in pale white gold. Crushed Metallic Pigment Stacks are available in the more earthy tones of Summer Stash and the bolder hues of Surf the Ocean Frosty. Eyeshadows include the popular bright frosted teal of Surf U.S.A., as well as more laid-back tones of champagne and grey. MAC’s Bronzing Powder comes in the deep orange brown Solar Riche and the gold and soft pearl finish of Refined Golden.

Lancome Bronze Azure Collection for Summer 2011

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One sure summer makeup trend for 2011 is to provide customers with a choice between whispering shimmer and screaming color, and often both of these choices are available in one package to suit all tastes. Lancome’s Molten Shore eyeshadow includes beige, brown, and metallic plum but also features a bold teal. Their Artliner comes in both the metallic teal of Beach Gem and the golden sparkle of Scorched Brown. The Color Fever Gloss ranges from Hibis-Kiss in a bright, sparkly pink to Heatstroke, a pinkish taupe with flecks of silver, and Paradise Peach with a shimmer of gold. Color Design lipstick comes in Femme-Fire, a medium pink; Hot Nights, a bright, sparkly pink; and Coral Goddess, a pale peach sheen.

Clinique Bronze Summer 2011 Collection

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Sun-conscious as well as fashionable, Clinique’s summer 2011 makeup collection includes Almost Bronzer SPF 15 in a mini-makeup bag. This bronzing duo features a deep and a light shade of bronzer in the same compact. Designed for all skin types, this formula lets the user achieve an array of looks, from a sheer sunny glow to a deep tropical bronze. In keeping with the bright lipstick trend, Clinique’s Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm comes in delicious shades like Mega Melon, Richer Raisin, Whole Lotta Honey, Chunky Cherry, Super Strawberry, and Woppin’ Watermelon. This balm provides much-needed moisturization for the summer with ingredients like shea butter and jojoba seed oil. Both products are available at Nordstrom.com.

All in all, summer makeup 2011 looks to be as bright as tropical fish and as shimmery as a mermaid’s tail. Undoubtedly, the beach gave great inspiration to this season’s palette. With such intense shades, girls should be able to match their eyeshadow to their flip-flops. Whether one goes for champagne shimmer tones or exclusively wears electric teal and fuchsia, the look will owe itself to tropical paradise, wherever the wearer may roam.

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