Sunday, 8 January 2012

Favourite Products of 2011

Hello my loves!

I know that i sometimes do my Monthly Favourites (or at least try to!) but i thought i would compile a list of all my favourite products for the whole of 2011 so you can see what products are my ultimate faves and what i have reached for most in 2011.
♥ Foundation ♥
Winner 
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
Highly Commended 
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation 
For the past year i have reached for and absolutely loved using NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, im not entirely sure why i havent done a review of it yet! I need to get on that! It is for me personally, holy grail territory and i love using it! It feels so luxurious and makes my skin look flawless. I use the shade Light 2 Mont Blanc which is absolutely spot on for my skin tone! I have gone through countless bottles of this in the past year and something i will keep on using!
♥ Powder ♥
Winner
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural 
Highly Commended 
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Again, another holy grail product for me but this time in the form of a powder. I dont think i could count on both hands how many compats of this i have been through! All i know is that i am in love! It mattifies foundation, but not too much so that it still has that glow. It has great coverage and lasts all day! After saying all this, i have absolutely NO idea where i have placed my MSFN (hence the non existent picture!) & feel like i need to order another...asap!
♥ Concealer ♥
Winner 
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
Highly Commended 
MAC Studio Finish Concealer
The Bobbi Brown concealer is quite a new product to me however it has been featured in a favourites post before. I can definitely see where the hype comes from with this product! It is quite thick but unlike the MAC Studio finish concealer it is also creamy and blends will. It is perfect for under the eye area!
♥ Bronzer ♥
Winner 
Illamasqua Bronzer in Writhe
This is the bronzer i have reached for every day for as long as i can remember! I find that the shade in writhe is bronzed without being orange and has a slight hint of shimmer which i like. You get a huge amount of product for your money and it really lasts a while!
♥ Blusher ♥
Winner 
Illamasqua Cream Blush in Promise 
Highly Commended 
NARS Blush in Deep Throat
Im sure you all know by now how long i have been banging on about the Illamasqua cream blushes, especially this gorgeous barbie pink in the shade 'promise'. This is my ultimate love! I reach for this most often and although i have hit pan i still have much more left! A little goes a long way with the Illamasqua cream blushes and they really do last so well on the skin without looking greasy or sliding away! 
♥ Eyeshadow ♥
Winner 
MAC Naked Lunch Eyeshadow 
Highly Commended 
MAC All That Glitters Eyeshadow
MAC Is the ultimate winner for me when it comes to eyeshadows. I really do think the quality, longevity and colour range is second to none. I cant fault them at all and i have a few that are absolute staples in my collection and make up routine. Naked Lunch is the one i reach for most often. It is a gorgeous golden peach that looks lovely swiped across the lid on its own or paired with an array of other colours. 
♥ Eyeliner ♥
Winner 
Illamasqua Precision Ink Eyeliner 
Highly Commended 
Collection 2000 Liquid Eyeliner
Hands down, the Illamasqua Precision ink eyeliner in black is my ultimate eyeliner. It makes applying eyeliner so easy and does the leg work for you! I would happily repurchase this again and again but the only downside for me is the price. It costs £17 which i find quite expensive for a liquid liner and as much as this is my favourite eyeliner ever i cant really afford the price, hence why the Collection 2000 liner is highly commended.
♥ Lipstick ♥
Winner 
MAC Viva Glam Gaga
Highly Commended 
MAC Colour Crafted
Lipstick! Possibly my most favourite make up product ever ever! Again, MAC comes up trumps all the times when it comes to lipsticks! I have a fair few in my collection, not as much as i used to have! So it was a tough one when i had to choose between them all! However, there is one clear winner for me! I lipstick that pairs beautifully with the illamasqua promise blush and one i slick on when im not sure what to wear, MAC Viva Glam gaga! I have been through 2 or 3 tubes of this already (and i STILL have a backup!) The perfect pink! 
♥ Make Up Tool ♥
Winner 
Highly Commended 
MAC 217 Blending Brush
Quite possibly the best $16 i have ever spent! I have had this brush quite a while now! Definitely over a year and i can guarantee that i use it pretty much every day without fail! It is the perfect tool for applying liquid foundation and i couldnt recommend it enough! I use it to stipple on and then buff in! Leaves foundation looking flawless! Sigma currently have 10% off now using the code 0112XJML
♥ Mascara ♥
Winner
Rimmel Day 2 Night Mascara
Highly Commended
Benefit Bad Gal Lash
I possibly love these mascaras equally but the only reason i have chosen Rimmel day 2 night over the Benefit bad Gal lash is because i have repurchased and currently use the day 2 night whereas i havent bought bad gal lash for a while even though i would highly recommend it to all! They are both absolutely gorgeous mascaras but Rimmel is much more purse friendly than Benefit!
♥ Highlight ♥
Winner 
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Perfect Topping
Highly Commended 
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade 
MAC Mineralize skinfinishes are definitely the products i reach for when i am wanting to highlight my cheekbones (which isnt a daily occurrence but usually when i am going on a night out - is this just me?) I find that they are extremely pigmented, come in some gorgeous shades and give a lovely glow to the face without being glittery. 

So as you can see, the real winners for me are definitely MAC & Illamasqua! 
What are your most reached for products of 2011? Do we share any favourites?

If you would like a review on any of the products then please let me know!

27 comments:

  1. I look forward to the review of the Nars Sheer Glow foundation, from what I have heard it sounds really nice xx

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  2. I love Viva Glam Gaga too although I'm trying to ration my use of it now! My aim for 2012 is to try some Illamasqua products, especially Precision Ink. x

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  3. I agree the rimmel mascara really is amazing!,
    xx

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  4. Ahhh, I've never seen that MSF before but it's lovely!! xxx

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  5. lovely choices! I will definitely take a look at mac naked lunch :3 is it any similar to urban decay sin?

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  6. that MAC perfect topping looks absolutely beautifl in the pan! :)

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  7. Some great picks there! Also, do you want to buy a Clarisonic Mia? I have one for sale on my blog, if you could check it out, that'd be great! xx

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  8. Love NARS sheer glow!

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    x

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  9. I have never actually tried any MAC products before! shame on me! where should I start? any suggestions...

    http://whatkimmididnext.blogspot.com/

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  10. Lovely favourites! Need to try out those MAC MSF's.

    Shifa
    x

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  11. You have excellent taste in products :) I love the look of the foundation I might try it next!
    Xxx

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  12. That Mac eyeshadow is stunning!
    I'll definitely be purchasing it next time I'm shopping!

    x

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  13. great list, want to try them all! xx

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  14. Great choices. I think the MSF Natural is a hands down winner for many people! I Love it. I think it's my most repurchased MAC product

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  15. Sinead!I'm desperately trying to resist buying sheer glow again as I've got so many other foundations to use up, but you're making it very difficult :D xx

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  16. i want to try that blush, it looks so pretty xx

    my blog : http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com/

    RavingBeautyx

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  17. i want to try Illamasqua Precision Ink Eyeliner because i never leave my house without eyeline!
    x

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  18. I agree, Nars sheer glow is the best!! I really want to try an Illamasqua blusher :-)

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  19. I love love love my Sigma F80! I honestly don't know how i managed to apply foundation before. It buffs it into the skin really evenly :)

    You have some good favourites here. Totally enabling me to buy more makeup though :P

    Makeup for Biochemists

    xx

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  20. I love the rimmel day to night mascara too! http://floralsflowersandallthingsnice.blogspot.com/ Lovely post! xxxx

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  21. Great favourites,the Rimmel mascara is next on my list to try. x

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  22. judging from your foundation picks you have dry skin right? :O please review the nars sheer glow and the mac studio sculpt!! :) i'm in need of a holy grail foundation!

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  23. love these posts, i always find something new i want to try :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  24. I blame you now for my Illamasqua blush obsession. Bad influnce ;) xxx

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  25. I have to say, this post has been THE best 'Favourites of 2011' because it's very honest and has lovely photos. It's also soooo easy to read! Absolutely LOVE this post. Sounds weird, but i'm very particular with things like that hahaha xx

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