2011: The Top 15 Trends of the Year

Great Beauty: Who Wore It Best
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 31, 2011

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Bright tangerine lipstick was one of summer’s hottest trends, and it shows no signs of abating.

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A swipe of electric blue eye pencil on the lower lid adds an instant cool factor.

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Paired with black eye pencil and black mascara, this retro lip spells instant glamour.

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Celeb makeup artists agree that a dab of coral cream blush instantly wakes up brown skin.

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Both Alicia Keys and Keri Hilson are right on trend with this bold, bright, fruity hue!

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Sun-kissed lids, cheeks and lips are impossibly sultry, all year round.

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Letoya Luckett and Chanel Iman both bring the drama in smokey cat-eyes and pale lips.

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The Nineties brown lip trend was back this year! Kelly Rowland and Keri Hilson add a shot of sultry to their look with this retro shade.

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Barely-there, totally pretty, and surprisingly neutral, peach lips were all the rage in 2011.

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A thin, slightly winged swoop of black liquid liner on top lids is so glamorous.

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With just a touch of blush, mascara and clear gloss, Nia Long and Halle Berry are strikingly gorgeous.

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At once subtle and chic, this hue is brilliant on all brown skin tones.

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This deep, dramatic color is unabashedly diva-tastic — and both Iman and Queen Latifah wear it well.

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This bright pastel hue was one of the most popular shadow shades for fall.

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Mile-long lashes paired with pale pink lips is always a winning look! But who do you think comes in at first place — Ciara or Ashanti?