No, I'm not doing "11 for 2011", but I do want to take a look back on the year and highlight the things that stood out most to me.
I was pleased to see more connections between makeup and art this year. We had both drawings of makeup as well as portraits created with lipstick and other products:
And a perfume bottle exhibition means makeup can't be far behind!
Now for some trends. 2011 was most definitely the year of the crazy nails. From high art-inspired...
...to reproducing pop culture, nails were the big accessory.
On the slightly less wild side, Sally Hansen debuted nail decals to allow easy application of designs, while a host of companies (OPI, China Glaze) introduced "crackle" nail polishes.
It was also the year of the crazy eyelashes - from shells and paper to Lancôme's creepy "Doll Lashes" mascara, lashes were subjected to variety of enhancements.
There are so many more items from the year that caught my eye, but I'll leave you with this: the weirdest/most morbid 2011 beauty award goes to Illamasqua, for offering funeral makeup services.