As 2011 comes to a close I thought I'd share what I think were the three best and worst makeup designs of the year.
My picks for the best: MAC Art of Powder palettes, since they were directly inspired by various art genres:
The Dior Lady Dior palette - a modern update of their classic bag perfectly captured in makeup form:
And of course, the Chanel Byzantine palette - rich in both art and Chanel's history.
Chantecaille classic palette. I'm not sure why they bothered putting their initial on each color - it doesn't make this palette any less boring.
Too-faced holiday collection - not only is this ridiculously juvenile, it also looks very cheap, like it belongs in a dollar store:
Finally, the Stila Love and Empowerment travel palette - incredibly uninspired when it shouldn't have been given that it was based on a movie (which in turn was based on a best-selling book). Honestly, most of the travel palettes this year weren't great. I hope Stila comes out with better things in 2012.