Fabulous Friday. RAFW 2011 beauty: Bold colors

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Napoleon Perdis for Alex Perry at RAFW 2011

The busiest week in Australian fashion is almost over. Now it’s the time to reflect on everything seen so far and decide what can be taken on board to beautify ourselves in new season. A variety of fabulous looks presented at the 2011 Rosemount Australian Fashion Week (RAFW) will inspire any makeup addict and / or even amateur to try at least one of them. So today, I present you with a selection of makeup trends celebrating color. Some of them can be re-created easily.

Bold eyes: At Alex Perry (first image) the striking look was achieved via combination of rich purples and vibrant golds, with an extended creative liner. To take this look off runway, capture the colours and balance the liner. At Roopa Pemmaraju the magic combination of vibrant turquoise and lilac brings out the summery bliss. Wear with a minimum mascara and soft pink lips. The photographs I used to create these compilations are courtesy to Fashionising.com

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Roopa Pemmaraju at RAFW 2011

Orange / beige eyes: From clothing in all shades of orange to makeup, the color has dominated at the 2011 RAFW. From audaciously bright orange covering entire eyelid as seen at Shakuhachi to a softer version worn without mascara at Zimmermann. For a maximum effect, pair with slightly bronzed cheeks and neutral glossy lips. The photographs I used to create these compilations are courtesy to Fashionising.com

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Shakuhachi at RAFW 2011

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Zimmermann at RAFW 2011

Bold orange lips: Vibrant matte color for lips was one of the major makeup trends seen at the 2011 RAFW runways. At Karla Spetic and Gary Bigeni lips were of a roaring bright orange, while at Yeojin Bae – a softer version of the same shade. The most interesting trend was seen at Dhini where Napoleon Perdis went beyond expected and teamed an orange top lip with a fuchsia on the bottom. To get the bold orange / fuschia lips look right, keep the rest of the makeup minimalistic. The photographs I used to create these compilations are courtesy to Fashionising.com

Gary Bigeni, new makeup trend, bright orange lips, RAFW 2011

Gary Bigeni at RAFW 2011

Karla Spetic, Yeojin Bae, makeup trend, bold orange lips, RAFW 2011,

Yeojin Bae and Karla Spetic at RAFW 2011

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Dhini at RAFW 2011

My next post dedicated to the 2011 RAFW beauty news will be covering fabulous androgynous looks in soft and radiant colors. Also, being brave enough to experiment with the new trends I created my own RAFW inspired look that will be revealed to you next week :)

In the meantime, I would love to know which of the looks shown in this post is your favorite and whether you will be trying any of them for yourself. Let me know!

P.S. You can find other posts & trend reports from the 2011 Australian fashion week by following the link.

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  1. DanniiBeauty May 6, 2011

    Wow awesome makeup! I like the last two – wearable for everyday. Great post!

  2. Roxy Heart May 8, 2011

    Love their make-up!
    So creative.

  3. Maryam May 9, 2011

    wow what an amazing post!!! thanks for sharing, i can’t even decide on a favorite haha


  4. Ooh, I completely overlooked the look done for Roopa Pemmaraju! I gotta try that one now. Such beautiful blue hues!

  5. Marina H May 10, 2011

    Great make-up and great hair too..Loving the pictures