Three MakeUp Trends for Fall 2011

A new season, a new look!  Here in the Midwest we had our first week of Fall weather.  Along with our sweaters and boots, we pulled out some new looks for the season.  Here are some looks we’re seeing on the runways!

MakeUp Trends Fall 2011 Smoky Eye Colorful
Smoky eyes get revamped for Fall 2011! Choose burnt oranges, deep blues, turquoise hues and plums for an unexpected splash of color. Apply above and below eyes for a dramatic and beautiful look! We suggest Tigi High Density Eyeshadow Singles for beautiful and high quality shades.

MakeUp Trend Fresh Face 2011 Tigi Mineral Tint
While pretty pink blushes were the craze over the summer, Fall is all about a clear, fresh, dewy face.  Choose a light foundation, powder and more importantly, a fresh-looking mineral tint.  These tints bring out your skin’s natural glow while covering minor imperfections. We suggest Tigi’s Mineral Glow in Natural Glow.

MakeUp Trends Fall 2011 Thick Brows
Switch up your look with thick, bold eyebrows.  Use a brow defining pencil for additional shaping, but fill and expand using a brow sculpting kit.  We suggest the Tigi Brow Sculpting Duo.  Choose either Brunette or Blonde colors of wax and powder to shape and thicken to your heart’s content!


OPI Coleccion de Espana (Spain Collection) in Stock with Review & Pictures!

Bold, dark, mysterious, beautiful.  Can’t think of too much to say about OPI’s new Spain Collection (the Coleccion de Espana), other than its everything we expected it to be.  I personally have to admit that OPI’s fall collections are always my favorite, because they bring out so many of the deep, vampy, classic colors that OPI is famous for.  Indian summer or no, the BOAS staff is considering shifting our wardrobes to deeper fall colors just to accommodate some of these beautiful nail polish colors!

OPI Coleccion de Espana (Spain Collection) In Stock with Review & Pics!

Our suspicions were correct:  Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees and Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow are truly unique and beautiful shades.  Our pre-orders already tell us that these are going to be the hot sellers.  They are definitely slightly darker than they show up in the promotional pictures and the product images on our website, but the shade shown is pretty true to form.  Just slightly deeper and darker.

A surprising LOVE from the collection: Barefoot in Barcelona. This creamy neutral shade is extremely close to CND’s Cocoa, which is an awesome seller and super popular right now.  Lucky Magazine said that “bisque nail polish” that uses “the perfect blend of the most recent color trends: pink, gray & beige” is hot for the season, and that’s just what this is. A tad beige-ier than the France collection’s “Tickle My France-y,” and the perfect everyday neutral.

The promo pics didn’t do Can You Tapas This? any justice; this raisin-y deep reddish brownish color is GORGEOUS.  We were expecting something browner and cooler, but this shade features a deep, warm red that we didn’t see coming.

Several of the shades, including Ate Berries In The Canaries, Pink Flamenco and Pamplona Purple are shades we would categorize as “surprisingly bright and colorful for fall.”  Don’t misunderstand- we love them and they are beautiful!- but bright, to be sure.  Interesting choice, OPI.

All in all, the colors are lovely and definitely shades that we’re expecting OPI to keep in their classic line for awhile.  We’re accepting pre-orders for them now, and will be shipping them next Wednesday, on the official release day.  Buy OPI Coleccion de Espana here!

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