Sunday, 2 January 2011

My Favourite Products of 2010!

Hey Ladies,

I thought i'd show you my favourite products i've found this year, I would have done it in a YouTube video but i'm full of a cold & would be sneezing all the way through it! (not a pretty site I can assure you!)

Primer
L'oreal Studio Secrets Primer - I absolutely loved this primer, it lasts ages, makes your face really smooth ready for your makeup on top & helps it last longer than if you had nothing on!

Foundation
Estee Lauder Double Wear - This was a toughie as I found some excellent foundations this year but this just blows me away because unlike any other foundation I've used I don't have to 'touch up' during the day & it keeps the oil from appearing on your skin.

Concealer
Make Up For Ever Full Coverage - This is such a lovely concealer to use, doesn't settle in any fine lines & keeps the dark circles under control so you look nice & fresh! (I don't use concealer on spots so don't have one for that!)

Powder
Make Up For Ever HD Powder - This is so fine & I find it applies completely invisible on me & unlike other powders which I've makes me look like I have no powder on.

Blushers
Mac Ripe Peach Blush Ombre - I loved this when I first got it & must have used it every day for months, pink blushers don't suit me but peach ones seem to just look more natural on me & this has to be my favourite, I cringed when I first heard (a minute after ordering it) that it had sparkle in it but it is absolutely minimal & looks lovely I just wish it was permanent!

Nars Luster Blush - If you want the J-Lo glow which she is famous for you need this, it imparts the most beautiful sheen on your skin & makes you look glowing & healthy.



Primers
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows - These just make life simple, give you some colour on your lids without creasing all day or use it as a base & its stops your shadow from creasing on top as well.

Urban Decay Primer Potion - It's the classic that everyone loves & gets annoyed about because Urban Decay refuse to change the packaging but you can't deny it is a great product & isn't that expensive.

Eye Shadows
Nars Nepal - It's a gorgeous shimmery rose colour & I can happily plonk this over a primer & leave my makeup at that, super simple & flattering shade.

Nars Key Largo Duo - I love this duo, it contains a lovely matte peach shade & a really rich bronze they blend together really nicely & they are really flattering on my green eyes!

Nars Fez - This is a beautiful chocolate brown shot through with a sheen of gold, I love using this with
Nars Nepal but if you can blend well it makes an excellent colour on its own, very sexy!

Mascaras
L'oreal Voluminous - Seriously an amazing mascara, I don't need much length adding to my lashes but I love to have volume this mascara does it with very few coats. What I also love about it is how soft your lashes are when wearing it, which means it is really easy to get off & doesn't flake everywhere.

Max Factor False Lash Effect - At first I didn't enjoy this mascara mainly because I poked the wand right in my eye (yes it was painful) however after a break from it I went back & loved it (I find I do this with most mascaras) It adds loads of volume & doesn't clump thanks to the spiky brush. It's a tad expensive though so i'm most likely to repeatedly purchase the L'oreal one as its quite cheap!

Eyeliner
Stila Smudge Pot - I have these in loads of colours & I love them, they are the only gel liners I've found that i'm not allergic to & don't transfer to my eyelids!

Brows
Mac Impeccable Brow Pencil - I bought the 'dirty blonde' shade at duty free on my last holiday (July) & haven't touched another brow product since (well almost more about that on a later post!) It is a great product if you have blonde hair as it isn't too dark & very natural looking.



Lipsticks
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Anime - Seriously the most fluorescent pink I've ever seen, I wore this on a night out & every one I saw asked me what I was wearing.


Mac Chatterbox - Its a gorgeous bright pink (not as bright as the Lip Tar of course) It's an amplified creme so has really good coverage & doesn't dry out my lips.

Chanel Rouge Allure Genial - It is a bright coral (Sadly limited edition so you can't get it anymore) A gorgeous summer shade & a great alternative to a red lip if you're not into those.

Mac Freckletone - This is the shade of lipstick that caused me to turn into a lipstick nut, its a very boring shade of peachy brown but it is my perfect nude shade & I can plonk it on at any time.

Lip Treatments
Paul & Joe Lip Treatment - This comes in stick form & hydrates your lips with a really luxurious coating which stays put & imparts a really glossy sheen which makes your lips look fuller.

Mac Lip Conditioner - This has the classic Mac vanilla scent like their lippies & it really does a great job at hydrating my lips definitely a handbag staple.




Cleansers
Dermalogica Pre Cleanse - This has been my favourite oil cleanser of the year, it ticks all the boxes - works well, smells great, not too expensive & easy to use. I just wish it came with a bloody pump as you waste quite a bit of it!

Neals Yard Orange Flower Blossom Cleanser - Really rich & none drying it leaves my skin nice & clean & none tight, really a lovely cleanser to use plus it smells great as well.

Exfoliator
The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion - This is really great stuff, it gets your skin smooth as silk in one go & is really well priced and lasts ages (I find all the Body Shops packaging breaks on me, I've had to cut the end off & decant all of mine!)

Mask
Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask - This stuff is one of my emergency products if my skin has broken out in spots, it's the most effective charcoal masks I've ever used & my skin throbs whilst its drying (could be a bad thing but it makes me think it's working) & it helps all the nasties get to the top of my skin & get it cleared out as soon it is possible.

Moisturiser
Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre - This stuff is amazing, makes my skin baby soft & is a great winter moisturiser & not too expensive either which is always a bonus.

Eye Cream
Strivectin - SD Eye Cream - This stuff is a little pricey (I got a good deal) but it lasts forever, i've had mine since March & use it night & day & it's still going strong. My eyes used to go through really dry patches but this seem to have prevented it which is great, doesn't do anything for my dark circles but I don't believe eye creams can really reduce it they just claim to & reflect light with a shimmery product.

Extras
Clarisonic Mia - I had to obviously add this, this addition to my skin care has made an unbelievable difference to the clarity & brightness of my skin, spot numbers have reduced dramatically & when I get one it seems to go pretty quickly and my skin is much softer & smoother. I couldn't recommend one enough, definitely worth the pennies!!

Boots Botanics Beauty Balm - This is a great little extra in my skin routine, if I have a rash anywhere I slap a little of this one & it seems to get rid of it. When I have allergic reactions on my eyes they become as dry as an Arab's sandal & make me look disgusting, one night when I had a reaction I put this on my eye lids & underneath & the next day they were back to normal, I was well impressed! It's cheap too!!

So those where my favourite products of 2010 & it was an epic post, if you made it to the bottom well done!! What a year it has been, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas & New Year mine was very busy hence no posts so apologies for that!!

Hope you're having a relaxed Bank Holiday & thanks for reading!!

7 comments:

  1. We have the same favourite scrub and mud mask. That Body Shop mask is fabulous, it really clears my skin up and makes it really smooth. I leave the Origins mask on for way longer than I should but it flakes off a lot easier and never leaves me feeling dry.

    I NEED to buy some of that MF mascara, I've been saying it for years but I always forget.

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  2. i love estee lauder double wear too - never need to touch it up x

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  3. There my two favourite mascaras too :) Sometimes i use them together gives u legnth and volume and looks like falsies

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  4. Great post, a delight to read. I cannot get the Loreal voluminous here, but i would die to try it out! I heard it ressembles my beloved YSL faux cils.

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  5. Brilliant post, I love the sound of the Paul and Joe lip treatment and I am seriously tempted to buy a Clarisonic. Where did you get the Mia?

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  6. I've not tried any of these, other than UDPP. some really interesting looking products there though! xx

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  7. Great list! I really want to try Estee Lauder double wear -- I've only heard great things about it.

    -Amy

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