My Favorite Beauty Products of 2012!!
Hey beauties!! It has been nearly a year since I've been active on my blog and i feel like with the new year coming coming on, one of my resolutions is to be more active in the blogging community:) I thought I'd start a fresh post with my favorite products I've been loving this year!!
Mac Face And Body Foundation- I love this foundation! It looks like your skin but better! It's very sheer but can be built up for slightly more coverage. It wont cover freckles or any of that but it does give your face the appearance of having naturally gorgeous skin as if your not wearing foundation. Ive been told a few times by strangers what "beautiful skin" I have while wearing this lol! Definite winner!
Benefit Porefessional- My favorite primer at the moment. I love how it blurs out pores on my nose and cheeks and keeps my face matte. I use it after moisturizer, before foundation and always make sure to pat and not rub it in:)
Hard Candy Glow All the Way Tropical Tan- Second year being on my favorites!! Love this stuff. Its like cream bronzer for the face and body.
Benefit High Beam- This is such a miracle product!! Seriously gives you the wide awake and fresh look. I love using it if I'm hungover or lacking sleep. Brings me back to life lol.
Urban Decay All Nighter Spray- I've only had this a short amount of time but I'm loving it way more than Mac Fix+. Seems to hold my makeup really well.
Mac Pure White Shadestick- I see Tymetheinfamous use this in her vids all the time for her bright colorful looks and I have to agree, it really makes bright colors pop! I have been using it for all my dramatic looks lately and they are so much more vibrant than with my nyx milk pencil.
Mac Fascinating Eye Kohl- Typical white liner. I love using this on the waterline to make my eyes look bigger and more awake. Not a super stark white, but I love that its so subtle.
Prestige Total Prestige Deepest Black Eyeliner-Love how creamy and pigmented this liner is. It definitely compares to my Urban Decay Perversion except this one is $6 instead of $19! Only bummer is I've only been able to find it at Ulta stores these days:(
Inglot Gel Liner #77- The most pigmented, pitch black gel liner I've came across. It makes Blacktrack look gray in comparison.
(Swatches LtoR: Pure White, Fascinating, Deepest Black and #77)
Naked 2 Palette- A favorite amongst a lot of girls for good reason!! I love this palette and have used it alot, although it doesn't look like it. Endless looks with this palette!! I even love the sturdy tin case. Makes it perfect for traveling.
Lorac Pro Palette- Finally a palette that isn't all shimmer!! I love how pigmented these eyeshadows are. They apply so buttery smooth. Only con is the shadows are so soft they crumble easily, so be careful if you are one to toss in your purse and go. I have been guilty of that once or twice lol.
Mac Goldmine- Love this golden yellow color for the summer!
Mac Shadowy Lady- Such a pretty dark purple. I use it in the crease and outer corners when I do purple smokey eyes.
Mac Texture- I use this for my crease and its a perfect transition color
Mac Embark- Adore this color for brown or gold smokey eyes, in the outer corners and crease
Mac Satin Taupe- Love this color on my lid blended for a smokey look and also for a crease color. One of my all time favorite eyeshadows!
Mac Shroom- Versatile eyeshadow that can be used for a wash,lid color, highlight and inner corner perk me up.
Mac Corduroy- My first mac shadow I have used up yay!! Thanks Karen for turning me on to this gorgeous color! I use it so often I make sure to carry one in my purse at all times. One of my favorite crease colors!
(Swatches LtoR: Goldmine, Shadowy Lady, Texture, Embark, Satin Taupe, Shroom & middle: Corduroy)
Makeup Forever #92- Beautiful vibrant violet purple eyeshadow. My favorite purple color!!
Holy Grail Eyebrow Products this Year:
Mac Dipdown Gel Liner- Love it for really defined eyebrows!
Benefit High Brow Pencil- This pencil really helps frame my brows and make them look extra clean and arched! Great as a highlighter on brow bone too.
Mac Lightscapade MSF- Perfect pale shimmer highlight for my face when I do cooler colors on my eyes.
Mac Whisper of Gilt EDSF- I have been using this golden beauty nonstop since it came out this October. My absolute fave Mac highlight. Goes perfect with warm toned skin.
Mac The Perfect Cheek blush- This came out with the Marilyn collection and it truly is a gorgeous muted matte brown color. Ive been using this blush alot lately. Even though it applies sheer it's very buildable so you can layer it and put it on top of other blushes too.
Mac Peony Petal blush- Gorgeous pastel pink color that I love wearing in the summer and even with black and gray smokey eyes. Makes me feel like a doll!
(Swatches of The Perfect Cheek & Peony Petal)
Wet N Wild Dollhouse Pink- Beautiful bubblegum pink!
Mac Saint Germain- One of my favorite pinks by Mac!! Looks gorgeous with smokey eyes!
Mac Happy Hibiscus- A milky pastel pink that I love with dark eyes.
Mac Candy Yum Yum- LOVE LOVE LOVE!! So glad this is permant!! I usually wear it with just winged eyeliner and mascara.
OCC Digitalis Lip Tar- Obsessed with all the liptars! They are so very pigmented and I love that I can wear these and they wont budge through drinking and eating. This color is another pale cool toned pink.
Mac Fleshpot- My all time favorite nude!! Love it with smokey eyes!
NYX Hippie Chic- Gorgeous coral color I use in the summer with lots of bronzer.
Mac Moxie- Wore this color all winter and love it! Goes great with simple liner and also pinup looks.
Mac Rocker- Beautiful vampy red color with subtle sparkles. Love this color. Reminds me of a Rihanna color:)
Limecrime Poisonberry- Magenta purple lipstick that I am loving this season!!
Swatches LtoR:Dollhouse Pink, Saint Germain,Happy Hibiscus,CYY,OCC Digitalis, Fleshpot,Hippie chic, Moxie, Rocker & Poisonberry
NYX Prune- I use this liner with my dark lippies like purple and red and it really helps them from from bleeding and just completes the look!
Mac Stripdown- Love using this under most of my lipsticks to keep them from budging and also just to define my lips more.
Mac Embrace Me Lipliner- A really pretty bright pink! Love it with my hot pinks, especially Candy Yum Yum!
(Swatches: Prune, Stripdown, Embrace Me)
Nars Turkish Delight- I use this over all my light pinks and it looks so pretty! A milky peachy pink color that is like Mac Hue in lipgloss form!
Mac Flash of Flesh- Really loving this for bronzed eye looks!! This color reminds me of a pretty shimmery gold peach color that you would see on J.Lo and Victoria's Secret models. It looks gorgeous with a tan!
Revlon Lilac Pastelle- I use this over my lavender lippies and its stunning. Really gorgeous light lavender color that Revlon needs to bring back soon! Are you listening Revlon?!
(Swatches:Turkish Delight, Flash of Flesh, Lilac Pastelle)
Mac Pro Longwear Concealer- The best concealer I have came across!! Covers dark circles, hyperpigmentation, scars, all of it! Seriously obsessed with this!
Mac Wipes- I use these to take off all my makeup every night. They work great and I usually end up using 2. At first I wasn't impressed and thought the wipes were very drying but after I used the first one and started storing them upside down it seems to work better and bring the moisture up to the top. Really great for lazy people like myself that don't always want to put the effort in at night lol.
Real Techniques Stippling Brush-Love this brush for stippling on my foundation! Works great. It has completely replaced my mac 187 brush, which isn't as dense as this one, so it really covers and buffs a lot better.
Mac 130 Brush- One of my main face brushes. I use this to contour with bronzer, for blush and especially for highlighting my face. Works great with shiny mac msf's by depositing the color lightly.
Real Techniques Domed Shadow Brush- Works great as a concealer brush and I also use it to set concealer under my eyes.
Mac 239 Brush- Total work horse that can be used to pack color on the lid, highlight, and even blend eyeshadows
Tigi Bedhead Blending Brush- blends eyeshadows together nicely
Mac 208 Brush- I use this brush daily for my brows. It also works great for eyeliner and lining your lower lash line. Its stiffer and more dense than the 266 brush.
Seche Vite Top Coat- So glad I found this product!! I now can have manicured nails and be out the door in 10 minutes woohoo!!
OPI Mod About You- Of course I love this, it's light and it's pink! A beautiful color!
OPI Do You Lilac It?- Pretty grape purple color that applies smoothly.
China Glaze Unpredictable- Super cool metallic green duochrome? color. Reminds me of lizard skin lol.
Essie Cascade Cool- One of my first Essie polishes! I love this pink, leaning lavender slightly, color. It's the exact same color ass my OCC lip tar in Digitalis. I love wearing them together to match!
Ralph Lauren The Big Pony #2 Perfume- I'm terrible at describing scents and notes of perfumes. All I can say is it smells divine and is my everyday perfume. LOVE IT!!
Whew! I think I covered all my favorites lol. I'm super thrilled to begin the new year! I have so many resolutions that I really hope I can follow through with for once haha! What are you're guys' news years resolutions and favorite products of the year??
Hope you all have a great New Year!! XOXO