Fresh From The Runway!! 2011 Pre-Fall Make-Up Trends.

The 2011 pre-fall collection consisted of many makeup styles; there were however a few designers that stood out for us here at Skinmagz So we thought we’d share them with you…Enjoy!!


2011 Chanel Pre-Fall-Fashion Show

Chanel placed emphasis on the eyes to give a dramatic 1920’s couture look. The skin looked very smooth and caked so as to give an Egyptian look.

Louis Vuitton Pre Fall 2011 Collection

Unlike Chanel (above), LV gave the lips more attention, styling the models with matted rougue shade.  Their faces were left pale, to emphasise the lips…very 1930s.

Burberry Pre-Fall 2011

Like Chanel, the Burberry models paraded the runway with dramatic eyes, although they had a more smokey, nude look.

Calvin Klein Pre-Fall 2011 Collection

The Calvin models were made to look very natural for the pre-fall collection this year. This is due to fact that the collection consisted of mainly nude coloured outfits, hence why makeup was kept to a minimum.

Donna Karan Pre-Fall 2011 Collection

Donna Karan also had a large collection of tan and natural coloured outfits in it’s collection, so the makeup was natural and looked ‘barely there’.

Yves saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2011 collection

Paris was definitely not ready for the glamour that was swept in by YSL. The collection was sophistiated and the make-up was even better. Attention was placed on the lips with a powerful rouge tone…very GLAM!


Gwen Stefani Is The New Ambassador Of L’Oreal Paris.

Gwen Stefani, L'Oreal Paris Spokesmodel

Miss Stefani has joined L’Oreal and is the new face of L’Oreal Paris. The beautiful 41 year old, who is currently working on a new album with band, ‘No Doubt’, is the face of the Infallible Le Rouge lip colour. The rocker has joined other music sensations like Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce  in representing the cosmetics and beauty brand.

The inspiring mega-star said to the news: “I can’t believe I get to be one of the L’Oreal girls. I love playing dress up on stage or shooting videos, it’s always been one of my favourite parts of being in a band. And to get to work with such a modern, talented group of people is really exciting. I’m a lucky, lucky girl”.

Her first campaign was aired at the Golden Globes on the 16th of January, this year.

Urban Decay Releases 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil

A new eye shadow pencil called 24/7 glide-on pencil has been released by Urban Decay as part of their 2011 spring collection. The pencil, which comes in 12 different colours, was described on the UD website as crease-proof and waterproof, further more it is said to deliver incredible color payout, but feel lightweight. The texture is shimmery and creamy. All shades are paraffin, mineral oil, and paraben-free.

MAC Set To Release Wonder Woman Collection on In Spring 2011

The inspiration for MAC’s spring 2011 collection is DC comic’s wonder woman. The collection captures wonder woman and the complete myth that surrounds the life and personality of the super-hero.The limited edition colour cosmetics collection which is set for a spring 2011 launch features Wonder Woman in a lineup of lipsticks, eye shadows, blush and nail polish, so it is quiet a large collection.

In explaining the reason for using wonder woman, the Vice President and at the same time, creative director of MAC, James Gager stated that: “Wonder Woman is empowered to do the most magical, wonderful things to save the day; with M.A.C, our products empower women by allowing them to look great and feel better than they ever have in their lives.”

Here is a breakdown of what the collection consists of;

Opulash Mascara

Victorious Purple (Limited Edition)

Army of Amazons Green (Limited Edition)

Themyscira Blue (Limited Edition)

Themyscira Blue (Limited Edition)

wonder Woman Mascara



Emancipation Pale neutral pink (Limited Edition)

Wonder Woman Bright red with soft pearl (Limited Edition)

Athena’s Kiss Bright blue fuchsia (Limited Edition)

Athena’s Kiss Bright blue fuchsia (Limited Edition)

Wonder Woman Lipglass


Marquise d’ Sandy cream peach (Lustre) (Limited Edition)

Russian Red Intense bluish-red (Matte) (Permanent)

Spitfire Bright creamy magenta (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Heroine Brown bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Wonder Woman Lipstick

Penultimate Eye Liner

Rapidblack True black (Permanent)

Nail Lacquer

Obey Me True red (Limited Edition)

Spirit of Truth Navy blue (Limited Edition)

Defiance Eyeshadow Quad

Defiance Iridescent white pink (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)

Paradise Island Soft warm pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Star Studded Mid-tone violet pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Real Drama Dark burgundy with pink pearl (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Wonder Woman Eyeshadow

Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad

Lady Justice Bright silver with white pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Insurmountable Dirty blue grey (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)

Bold Babe Deep metal blue with white pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Deep Truth True dark blue (Frost) (Permanent)

Valiant Eyeshadow Quad

Valiant Light lime with yellow pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Spinning Transformation Deep olive bronze with yellow pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Diana Undercover Dark forest green (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Manila Paper Pale frost white gold (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)

Reflects Glitter

Reflects Pearl White glitter with pearl sheen (Glitter) (Permanent at PRO)

Reflects Bronze Sparkling rich gold (Glitter) (Permanent at PRO)


Bright Fuchsia Bright magenta (Permanent)

Marine Ultra Vivid marine blue (Permanent at PRO)

Wonder Woman Pigment

Blush Duo

Mighty Aphordite Warm peach coral with gold pearl/Bright coral pink with gold pearl (Satin/Frost) (Limited Edition)

Amazon Princess Bright yellow pink/Deep blue pink with gold pearl (Satin/Satin) (Limited Edition)

Mineralise Skinfinish

Pink Power Peachy rose with pink shimmer/Soft rosy bronze/Soft shell pink with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)

Golden Lariat True coral with fine gold shimmer/Soft suntanned bronze/Soft gold with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)

Wonder Woman Makeup Bag

Wonder Woman Red (Limited Edition)

Bulletproof Blue (Limited Edition)

Utility Belt Eye Brush Set (Limited Edition)

Utility Belt Face Brush Set (Limited Edition)

Invicible Mirror (Limited Edition)

The collection is set to be released in America on the February 10th, 2011 and the International Launch Date is March 2011






Makeup In The 1920’s


Prior to the 1920’s, a very pale, pasty face was popular, however changes in social attitudes in the 20’s  made it acceptable for women to be outdoors so the face shade changed to a more natural hue.It was rumoured that Coco Chanel fell asleep in the sun and made the tan look very popular!!! Having rouge toned cheeks was also very rampant.

Actress Playing Coco-Chanel


For the lips, lLipstick was applied in a curved shape on the upper lip, this was fashionable and was referred to as  “Cupid’s-Bow”. Also the lower lip was exaggerated a bit and the width of the lips was de-emphasized a little, red coloured lipstick was usually used and the texture was matte.Beauty marks were occassionally used

Example of cupids bow lips


For the eyes, mascara was avaliable but only in  cake, tube and wax(it was called eyelash darkner),this was applied to a brush. There was even waterproof formulations available.To curl and lengthen lashes there was a curler called the Kurlash. Unfortunately, it was very difficult to use.

Eyelash Darkner in Wax

1926 Actress Viola Dana Advertising Eyelash Darkner For Maybelline

For the eyes, Kohl eyeliner was smudged over the entire lid with petroleum jelly. Grays and browns were very popular.


Eyebrows were usually very thin and almost invisible. They also sloped, downward sloping and inked with black or brown eyeliner.

1920's eyebrows

One lady that really looked good in the 20’s was Josephine Baker. She was one of the best-known entertainers in both France and much of Europe in the 1920’s. Her makeup was always intact.

Josephine Baker

Ms Baker looking very 1920's with really thin eyebrows, dark eyelashes and red lipstick...flawless!

Skinmagz Does Vintage!!

Yep you read the title right…for the rest of the month of January, Skinmagz is going to do a feature every week on past decades, starting with the 1920’s.We will be looking back at celebrities and products that have set the trends for the different makeup looks of today…well here we go and hope you all enjoy it!!

Skinmagz’s Makeup Favourites From The 37th People’s Choice Awards

The 37th people’s choice awards took place in L.A early this month…The starlets flooded the red carpet with different fashion styles to set off the new year..However two main ladies got us buzzing here skinmagz with their makeup style ..

LivingTV's show 'Nikita' 's Star Tiffany Hines

We love the eyeshadow shade and pink lippy!!..The same look can be achieved with the  products below….


Mac Climate Blue Eyeshadow

Revlon Fantasy Length False Lashes

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Eyeliner

Barry M Liquid Eyeliner

Me Me Me Pink Light Up Lipgloss

Accessorize Pink Scarlet Blusher

If  Tiffany’s makeup is a little too ‘vavavoom’ for you… you can try Khloe Kardashian’s look…She went for there barely there nude look..rounding it up with a nice peach coloured lipstick


Reality TV star khloe kardashian rocking red-hair at the peoples choice awards 2011


L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick #419 Sweet Peach

Lancome Eye Care 12g Le Crayon Khol Waterproof