While the recession still fresh in 2009 left us a little more modest and pared down, 2010 was a big year for reigniting our excitement and interest in the fun and whimsy of that the beauty industry brings. 2010 was about play. Trends influenced you to go to either ends of the beauty spectrum – make up either starkly bare or over-the-top, hair tightly slicked back or intricately styled. There were several superstars—recall the early morning lines for Mac’s Venomous Villains, interesting trends (lips going darker and hair going lighter) and triumphs (Venus Raj’s major, major 5th place win at the Miss Universe pageant) that all made the past 12 months entertaining. So here is an ode to the year that was, a retrospective of the trends, products and innovations that perked up our 2010. More importantly, looking back gives us the opportunity to resolve what we’ll be taking with us into 2011.
Click on the photo gallery to see our run down of the beauty stories of the past year.