Beauty Editor's 12 Most Popular Posts of 2012

The stories that got the most love this year.
Michelle Villett
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The stories that got the most love this year.

Bye, 2012! I'm going to miss you. In beauty land, at least, it was a fine year indeed. In the history of BEAUTY EDITOR, I don't think we've ever covered so many outstanding red carpets—with highlights ranging from Zooey Deschanel's '60s look at the Golden Globesto Miley Cyrus' radical platinum chop at the MTV Video Music Awards. From the runway, we fell in love with red lips,brown smoky eyes and emerald green liner, and I also shared my top tips for using facial mists, eradicating bacne, getting natural-looking hair colour and disguising dirty hair. Plus we chatted LOTS about women who wear too much makeup... and whether chicks hate other chicks for being beautiful. Meow!

Missed anything? Here's your chance to catch up on the most popular posts from the last 12 months:

January: Golden Globes beauty bests

Zooey Deschanel - Golden Globes 2012

The top post in January was: Golden Globes ’12: The best and worst celebrity beauty looks—plus everyone in between!> continue reading

Followed by:

  • How to cover absolutely anything (zits! cold sores! dark circles!) > continue reading
  • People’s Choice Awards ’12: The red carpet beauty round-up (I choose Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Hough!) > continue reading
  • BB Creams are the next big thing in beauty—but are they right for you? Here’s how to decide > continue reading

February: Grammys dos and don'ts

Grammy Awards 2012 - Rihanna

The top post in February was: Grammys ’12: Check out these celebrity beauty dos and don’ts—straight from the red carpet!> continue reading

Followed by:

  • It’s here! Your Oscars beauty round-up (a.k.a. my take on the biggest beauty event of the year) > continue reading
  • Look! 5 new things to do with your eye makeup, courtesy of New York Fashion Week > continue reading
  • 5 runway beauty looks from Paris Couture Week that actually work for real life (hooray!) > continue reading

March: Oscars after-party makeup

Olivia Wilde - Vanity Fair Oscar party 2012

The top post in March was: 5 beauty trends to steal from the Oscars after-parties: supermodel hair, bronzey eyes, the high bun and more!> continue reading

Followed by:

  • Let’s talk about Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence for a second—since she’s about to become mega-famous! > continue reading
  • Okay, ladies: Some of you are wearing too much makeup, and I feel like it’s all my fault. > continue reading
  • And now for an, um, palette cleanse: 10 splurge-worthy spring makeup palettes > continue reading

April: Country music beauty

Taylor Swift - ACM Awards 2012

The top post in April was: ACM Awards ’12: OMG, Taylor Swift looks amazing! Plus: Carrie Underwood’s makeup mask; Nicole Kidman’s upper lip> continue reading

Followed by:

  • Do women hate other women for being beautiful? Let’s talk about The Pretty Penalty—and if it really exists > continue reading
  • So many celebrity hair changes lately! Let’s talk about Katy (purple), Anne (short), Gwyneth (Ombré) and more… > continue reading
  • Hello, spring: 5 runway beauty looks that I want to wear in real life (and so will you!) > continue reading

May: Belles of the Met Ball

Camilla Belle - Met Ball 2012

The top post in May was: Check out the belles of the Met Ball! Plus, 8 top beauty trends to pay attention to… NOW> continue reading

Followed by:

  • 8 new(ish) skin-perfecting products to help you ace your base—and they’re mostly under $20! > continue reading
  • So red lips—yes, RED!—are big for spring… and here are a bunch of ways to wear them > continue reading
  • Do you use a facial mist? Because you might be doin’ it wrong—or missing out on these other ways to apply it! > continue reading

June: Rachel Bilson beauty tips

Rachel Bilson - Magnum Mini event Toronto

The top post in June was: Beauty tips we can steal from Rachel Bilson (because I was a few feet away from her the other day!)> continue reading

Followed by:

  • Use these 5 products and you’ll instantly feel like a seksi, bronzey summer goddess—I promise! > continue reading
  • By popular request! Your MTV Movie Awards beauty snark (and lots of snarking there is!) > continue reading
  • How do you feel about Mary-Kate Olsen’s new brown hair? > continue reading

July: Beauty at the Teen Choice Awards

Teen Choice Awards 2012 - Victoria Justice

The top post in July was: Teen Choice Awards ’12: The best (and worst!) beauty on the red carpet> continue reading

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August: New makeup obsessions

Diane von Furstenberg - Spring 2012 makeup

The top post in August was: 6 new makeup products that I’m, like, OMG-obsessed with right now> continue reading

Followed by:

  • The hair colour secrets I swear by (since boys think mine is natural… ha!) > continue reading
  • Miley Cyrus has had SUCH good hair lately. And then she went and chopped it all off—thoughts? > continue reading
  • Why my new brow-grooming regimen no longer includes thread (or wax) > continue reading

September: Miley and Pink are beauty twins

Miley Cyrus - MTV Video Music Awards 2012

The top post in September was: MTV Video Music Awards ’12: Miley and Pink are twinsies; Rihanna chops her hair; my girl Holland is on the rise> continue reading

Followed by:

  • Emmys ’12: The red carpet beauty breakdown > continue reading
  • So I had breakfast with Madonna’s makeup artist (no biggie!) and got the scoop on her favourite prodz > continue reading
  • Weekend links: A new eyeshadow-contouring trick, DIY dry shampoo and how to trim your own bangs at home > continue reading

October: My new favourite foundation

Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup

The top post in October was: This foundation is full of oil—and it’s fan-freaking-tastic> continue reading

Followed by:

  • Milan S/S ’13: Gucci’s brown smoky eyes will make you wanna ditch your blacks and greys > continue reading
  • 5 fall skincare finds that are totally rocking my world right now—cleansers, serum, eye cream and more! > continue reading
  • How I faded my hair colour at home—and rescued myself from burgundy hair-dye hell! > continue reading

November: My no-time-to-shampoo hair trick

Rodarte - Fall 2011 hair

The top post in November was: No time to wash your hair? Try this trick (hint: it’s not dry shampoo!)> continue reading

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December: How to look like an Angel

Miranda Kerr - Victoria's Secret fashion show 2012

The top post in December was: The Victoria’s Secret fashion show is tonight! And this is what it takes to look like… THEM> continue reading

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