My 11 Must Have Beauty Products for 2011
I decided against doing a monthly favourite post this month in favour of a yearly round up. Can I just say whittling down a list to eleven products was not an easy task! The items are in no particular order that would have been mission impossible (slight exaggeration).
It is always a good sign when you can not imagine life without something. This more than applies to the tangle teaser, I have thick unruly hair and this little gadget makes light work of de-knotting my hair as is it gentle to the hair and scalp. I'm such a fan that I bought all the women in my family one.
MAC Angel Lipstick
Yes I know it is the shade that Kim Kardashian made famous but lets look that aside please as it is a really pretty shade. I guess we all have the one lipstick that when in doubt we reach for?
For me it is MAC Angel, it is my comfort blanket lipstick and the only MAC lipstick shade that I have repurchased time and time again!
Philosophy The Present
This is a fairly new product to be welcomed into my daily routine. It is a priming lotion that disguises and blurs fine lines/enlarged pores all the while providing a velvet soft base for you to apply make-up on top of. Unlike some primers this does not contain silicon so it feels rather light on the skin.
Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara
Quite possibly the best mascara invented...well in my opinion anyway! It lengthens and adds volume to my eyelashes like no other and unlike some it does not smear nor flake. I am distraught that I am on my last tube and that it is not available in the U.K.
MAC Mocha Blush
Mocha? Does anyone else think of an errm brown shade when they see/hear the word mocha?
Well Mac Mocha is a dusky pink shade that has to be the easiest blush for me to whack on and go.
I completely bought this shade on a whim but as you can see from the huge dip in the centre, that it has more than been used and loved. Maybe the lesson here is it pays to be a brave and test shades that are not your normal go to's?
|Sorry I don't have an individual photography of Dallas mine has now went to Make-Up Heaven and waiting on me|
to repurchase it, which I will as soon as the sales are over!
Benefit Dallas Blush/Bronzer
I have to restrain myself with this boxed powder otherwise I would wear this daily. Such an odd shade in pan form, a sort of bronzed plum hue! Yet once on it gives a healthy bronze glow without any traces of orange. I more than highly recommend this shade!
Boots Pore Perfecting Deep Clean Mousse
The entire Pore range is fabulous but the facial foam wash is outstanding! I have completely used up two whole bottles of this stuff since discovering it. Okay my pores are still semi visible but it has been a huge improvement and blemishes are a thing of the past!
MAC Rubenesque Paint Pot
I am not the biggest eyeshadow wearer in the world but I love the simplicity and multi-tasking values of MAC Paint Pots. As you will more than likely know you can wear them as an eyeshadow,
a base or depending on the shade you choose a blush/highlighter or eyeliner. My to go to is Rubenesque, a golden peach shade that looks.
Victor and Rolf - Flower Bomb EDP
Strictly speaking my signature scent is of course Thierry Mugler Alien but this year I have had a dalliance with Flower Bomb! I have finished my current bottle but I think my Christmas gift vouchers may go towards a re-purchase! Such a yummy scent!
Philosophy Kiss Me Tonight
This is a miracle lip product. If you have cracked or flaky lips, slick on a fine layer of this before you go to bed and once you awaken your lips will be as good as new!
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation
My foundation for 2011! Yes I had a dabble with Estee Lauder Double Wear and others
but for me this has been the foundation that won my heart. It is light to touch, blends like a dream and it covers every little fault. What is not to like?
What products did you love in 2011? What are you excited to see product wise in 2012?
For me it is Naked 2, MAC Naturally Collection and Benefit Hervana!