Kate Middleton Voted Beauty Icon of 2011; Maybelline’s 2012 Calendar Is Out

Maybelline's 2012 Calendar Photo: Maybelline

MAKEUP

Maybelline's 2012 calendar features a gussied-up weather girl, a crossing guard, and a presidential candidate. [Refinery 29]

British pop star Cheryl Cole has teamed up with L'Oréal to create a lipstick. [Daily Mail UK]

Beauty stores saw a 30.6 percent increase in shopping visits during the week ending December 26 — more than any other kind of store. [WWD]

Kate Middleton has been voted the top beauty icon of 2011 in a poll taken by British chain Superdrug; Pippa came in second. [Daily Mail UK]

Anna Sui taps Swedish model Frida Gustavsson to star in her makeup ads for the fourth season in a row. [Modelinia]

HAIR

• Demi Lovato tweeted a picture of herself in a cropped wig. [HuffPo]

• See Katy Perry's 2011 hair evolution (revolution?). [StyleList]

• Here are some out-there fake eyelashes. [StyleCaster]

NAILS

• A new coffee-table book, Nailed, chronicles nail art and culture. [HuffPo]

COSMETIC SURGERY

• Apparently, the FDA issued a warning to the French company giving women faulty breast implants back in 2000, though it seems there was never any follow through.  [Jezebel]