Sunday, January 20, 2013

Best of Beauty - 2012

Best of Beauty

Over the past year, I've painted, brushed, applied, and moisturized MANY a beauty product.  There were definite hits (the products listed below) and unfortunately, major misses too.  The products below range from eye shadows and blushes, to moisturizers and hair products - and they are my favorites of 2012!


Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer - Illuminating
the perfect moisturizer for hint of color and glow

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Crème Foundation
Revlon Whipped Foundation
great coverage, while still feeling weightless

Sonia Kashuk® Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette

Sonia Kushak Hidden Agenda Concealer
love the range of colors, great for a multi-use concealer

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Light Concealer .2-oz.

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
really does erase dark circles - and lasts all day

Mac Blush - Pink Swoon
the perfect pop of pink to your cheeks

NYC Sunny Bronzer
a wonderful matte brown bronzer; it might be the least expensive item I used all year

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Mac Highlighter Soft and Gentle
such a beautiful highlighter (I sometimes use it as an eye shadow, too) and it lasts forever

Naked 2 palette
an amazing collection of shimmery and matte shadows - love this palette

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Eyeshadow

Maybelline Eye Tattoo -Bad to the Bronze
I tried several of these colors, this was my fave; perfect for an all over color and does NOT crease

Benefit They're Real Mascara
hands down, my favorite mascara ever, my lashes have never looked so good ;)

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter

Revlon Lip Butters
tried many of these colors, so moisturizing and great color selection
(my faves: lollipop, peach parfait, and cupcake)

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

Revlon Primrose Lipstick
a very pretty mix between cool pink and lavender (and makes your teeth look whiter!)

Korres Lip Butter - Jasmine
smells divine, very moisturizer and a adds hint of light pink

Sigma Beauty Flat Kabuki F80 by Sigma Beauty at UltraFragrances

Brush - Sigma f80 Flat Top Kabuki
my favorite brush to apply foundation and tinted moisturizer - gives a flawless finish

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Ponds Moisturizer
feels so soft and smooth on the skin - I love this for nighttime

Revlon Nail Color

Revlon Vixen Nail Polish
a dark berry color, lovely for fall and winter

Essie Fiji Nail Polish
perfect for spring and summer; the perfect creamy pink (Emily Maynard's favorite!)

Redken Blow-dry Lotion
helps to achieve soft, silky and luxurious hair

Redken All Soft Shampoo

Redken All Soft Shampoo
nothing has made my hair softer
Flowerbomb Perfume
romantic and feminine, with notes of jasmine, rose, orchid and freesia
Leaves 14.5 oz. 3-Wick Candle - Slatkin & Co. - Bath & Body Works
 Leaves candle
absolutely delicious, with notes of apple, berries and golden nectar

what were your beauty standouts from the year?
do share! :)

(p.s. my favorite books from 2012!)


Natalie said...

Ooh I love your picks! I really need to try that Maybelline Age Rewind, it's all over the blogging world! Also, LOVE the new look of your blog, so bright and pretty!

Nat said...

They're Real is the best mascara ever!! I also LOVE Fiji- I wore it probably 75% of the year last yr

Kristen said...

Love all of your picks!! Excited to try some new stuff, especially that concealer...this tired mama needs it :)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I adore Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. It's changed my life this year!

Taylor {CoverGirl + Converse} said...

These are some great picks, girlie! I will definitely be referring to this for my next beauty shopping trip ;)
LOVE love love the blog!!! Ahh! Now following, of course.
CoverGirl + Converse

Jayme and Mendi said...

Your blog header looks great! You have compiled an awesome list here! We have/love 6 of your picks! :-)
We both still want to try the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer.
Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings