It was a hard decision but a beauty blogger has to do it: pick her beauty favourites of the year! This year I am separating categories, so wait for best in Skincare, Bodycare, and Haircare. After testing out countless beauty products the decision to narrow down is not the easiest. Of course as is with all my reviews the above products work for me, depending on skintype and the makeup finish you want outcomes will vary. Hope that you can find my picks helpful in making smart shopping decisions.
Lately I've been steering away from heavier foundation coverage. I believe the older you get the less you wear in general and looking back I would tell my 20 year old self to enjoy your skin and wear less foundation. Being a big fan of tinted moisturizer and BB Creams my favourites are:
Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation-a lightweight tinted moisturizer that provides a sheer coverage. This is a repeat purchase (which is rare for a beauty blogger). Feels fantastic on...like nothing at all.
Marcelle BB Cream-this is the first North American BB Cream that is closest in formula to the original Korean BB Creams. Provides a light coverage, creamy but not thick.
Almay Clear Complexion Foundation- on a recommendation of a co-worker I picked up this drug-store foundation. I don't normally browse the Almay stand as I don't find their display appealing. Fantastic finish! A light to medium coverage foundation that contains Salicylic Acid which helps keep pores gunk-free. Will be browsing Almay more often.
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer- I have raved about this under-eye concealer all of 2012. Purchased at SuperDrug in London more than once now. Discovered this concealer after hearing rave reviews by several beauty gurus on youtube.
Mary Kay Nail Lacquers-nailpolish is the least reviewed item on my blog. Not for lack of interest. Due to my job I hate wearing nailpolish as easily chips from working in the galley of the aircraft therefore I don't bother. But on my days off I love the quality of Mary Kay's nail lacquers.
Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms-Love these lip pencils in any colour. Practical and easy to apply! Hydrating and sheer coverage perfect for daily use.
Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara-Love! Thick lush long lashes...I've repurchased this mascara atleast 4x already. Shall I write more...
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Lip Protectant Gloss- Being a fan of the original EA 8 Hr Cream I love the practicability of the lip gloss packaging. Moisturizing, slight glossy finish and can be worn in combination with any other lip product.
What were your favourite beauty products of 2012?