2011 Summer Collection Looks: There’s the Summer Blues … & the sun-kissed version.

Summer 2011 has two themes running for most of the beauty brands. There’s the Summer Blues Looks and there’s the sun-kissed looks.

Summer Blues…

GUERLAIN ‘TERRACOTTA – TERRA INCA’ COLLECTION

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Guerlain celebrates the arrival of summer with a color-drenched, incredibly chic Terracotta collection! With colors ranging from ocean blue, flamboyant orange and ardent browns, Terra Inca invites you to experience a stunning Technicolor voyage.*

YSL SUMMER

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The Summer Collection is all about brights! Highly pigmented colors are layered on top of each other for a fun and flirty look for the summer months.*

ESTEE LAUDER ‘BRONZE GODDESS’ COLLECTION

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Bronze Goddess Summer Color 2011. Indulge yourself in a divinely sensual look. Eyes and lips are lustrous. Skin glows with a heavenly radiance and a hint of warm, shimmering color. Unleash your inner goddess.*

LANCOME ‘BRONZE AZURE’ COLLECTION

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Feel an exhilarating wave of beauty. The heat of sand and sun colors. The tropical glow of New Desert Rose Blush and Color Design Eyeshadow Quad in Molten Shore. Everything you need to create summer’s hottest looks.*

LAURA MERCIER ‘PORTOFINO’ COLLECTION

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Escape to picturesque Portofino, ‘The Pearl of the Mediterranean,’ with its inspiring charm and beauty. The season features crisp whites, deep-water blues and lush, warm crimsons.*

Sun-kissed versions…

SHISEIDO 2011 SUMMER COLLECTION by DICK PAGE

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The brilliant sun burns brightest at noon. Sunlight and shadows lend structure and warmth to the skin. Stars flash in the blue-black summer night. Warm skin and cool colors combine to create an elegant vision of summer beauty.*

DIOR ELECTRIC TROPICS

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Dior’s summer collection draws inspiration from the fresh and radiant rosy nudes on Dior’s runways. Neutral eyes, fresh glossy lips, a lightly bronzed, glowing complexion and a glossy pop of color on the tips & toes create this must-have look for summer.

GIORGIO ARMANI ‘SUMMER HEAT’ COLLECTION

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For the summer collection 2011, Giorgio Armani dresses the face with luminous, sun soaked desert shades that layer and blend infinitely from the softest evanescent color veil to an intense sheer color vibrancy.

CHANEL LES FLEURS d’ETE COLLECTION

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Thoughts: Most beauty brands seem to love blue eyes from Summer…I love the look by Laura Mercier using items from the Portofino collection. It seems a more wearable ‘blue look’ than the other brands. But Guerlain’s blue eyes is very mesmerising…although it could be the model who is very mesmerising…The other trend spotted for Summer 2011 is a sun-kissed look. Mainly warm neutral shades were used on the eyes and a bronzer for cheeks. I love the look created by Dick Page for Shiseido’s summer 2011…that promotional picture is so striking!!! Am also loving Dior’s pop of orange paired with neutral eyes!! Chanel’s sun-kissed looks involved bronzers (in your choice of coral or pink) paired with green eyes is so pretty!

Which are your favourite looks here? The summer blues or sun-kissed looks??
~nutty

source: Nordstrom.com*

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