Guest Post: Summer Beauty Trends 2011

The beauty trends for Summer 2011 revolve around bright colours and serve to make your features ‘pop’. These trends, that are the norm on the runway but not necessarily on the streets because of their brave nature, can be worn by any age at whatever time of day. Here are the more popular beauty trends expected this season and some tips on how you can wear them.

Pink eyeshadows are key this Summer

Bright Eyes– Bright pink or light red eye shadow creates a surprising, yet stunning, look for Summer. The colors bring warmth and energy to your look and can dress up your outfit even if you’re wearing jeans and a simple t-shirt. Purple eye shadow is also trendy for the Summer and is a safer alternative than the more garish shades of pink and red.


Hot Pink Lips– The bold look of hot pink lips is a great way to celebrate the warm season and looks great on any skin color. Blue-based pink hues look great on paler complexions, while orange-based tints suit darker skin tones.

Matte Lips– Put away the lip gloss and try out a matte lipstick. This look holds a bit more of an edge

Christina Aguilera sports this season's top trend: a bold lip

and tends to show more of the lines in your lips. However, when applied properly it can leave a lasting impression of style and sophistication.


Graphic Nails– You can still paint your nails with pinks and corals this Summer, but if you really want to make a statement try painting a design on your nails. Brightly coloured polka dots, animal prints and stars are currently very popular.

Braids– Braid your hair in any fashion you desire. Leave the braid down, put it up in a bun, or use several as elegant details to an up or down ‘do – the possibilities are endless.

An oversized bun will keep you cool and score you fashion points

Oversized Buns– Keep cool and keep your hair off your neck by tying it into an oversized bun, as high up on your head as possible. To make this look really stand out, add a colorful hair accessory to your hairstyle.


The point of the 2011 Summer trends is to have fun. Revisit your childhood by daring to bare bold colours, being sure to keep your skin-tone firmly in mind. You’ll be amazed at how young and fresh you feel.

Written by Aleya from the Manhanttan beauty school, Hair Design Institute, as part of their blogger outreach programme. Visit their site here


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