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Top 20 beauty trends of 2012

From super-bright dip-dye hair colour to the continued rise of nail art, 2012 delivered big when it came to statement-making beauty trends. However, more subtle changes were also a-foot this year. Global beauty brands rightly began to take a more inclusive approach to their make-up selections, and as austerity started to bite, we ditched high-maintenance routines in favour of dyeing hair at home; chose effortless top knots over big blow-outs and some of us even let our eyebrows grow wild and free. Here are our 20 favourite hair and make-up trends of 2012...



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