Rusty Nude And Metallics Bring Earthy Vibe To Beauty/Fashion 2011

The fashion runways will always dictate the latest trends, colors and textures, and these attitudes bleed over into makeup and hair.

For 2011, it’s a year full of rusty nude metallics and pastels if we look at the amazing collections from designers like Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana and Coach. Sure, there is some boldness in color but not as saturated as years past.

Pops of vibrancy in block and diagonal patterns are making noise, but it’s the earthy tones that are stealing the show of style.

The shades of rust and nude are fabulous for your wardrobe, along with metallics in bronze and gold. Pastels were big in 2010 and are carrying over into our new year. Christian Dior was showing tans, nudes, creams and peachy shades.

I like to think of the rusty nude metallics trend as a bit “dirtied up.” In other words, fashion colors for the most part have turned to a subdued level, with a punkish, earthy vibe.

Rusty nude metallics go lovely together and display a muted look; there is nothing over the top when playing with this fashion color palette.

I like the simplicity and understatement that the new trend is trying to evoke.

When it comes to creating beauty from a rusty nude color scheme, this is another wonderful way to update your makeup collection for the new year. I, like many of you, tend to get stuck in old beauty habits, afraid to switch it up.

Well, ladies, let’s toss out the classic goody two shoes pink lip, boring brown eye shadow and expand our cosmetics horizons.

The rusty eye and nude lip is the hot combo for 2011. It’s both striking and classic in some ways. A nude lipstick will never steer you wrong and will keep you safely sophisticated and chic, but a rusty lid of color is a bold beauty statement.

Eye shadows in rusts, oranges, golds, bricks and burnt umbers in that family of earthy warmth, all deliver a gorgeous, sultry look. You can create a smoky eye with these “dirty” shades that is quite alluring.

The Morphe 350 – 35 Color Nature Glow Eye Shadow Palette is a great example of makeup that offers a variety of looks to try, all based in the warm neutrals category. From fiery sunsets to cool grey-toned browns, this kit does it all. Matte to shimmer and metallic in between, this is the ideal way to achieve the rusty lid that’s making beauty headlines.

Fashion will always keep you and me in the scoop when it comes to what’s hot and what’s not. I’m lovin’ this earthy vibe for the moment.