Wednesday, January 16, 2013

My Favs for 2012

Here is a list of my favourite products that I loved using over 2012.
These products were either new in 2012 or new to me in 2012!
Sorry, some of the pictures seem to be blurry, the lighting was not so good :(

makeup brushes, haircare, beauty, makeup and nails

Live and Let Die / The Living Daylights / Russian Navy

I am in love with MAC Mineralized products!!
Volcanic Ash Exfoliator (left) minimizes pores and leaves my skin so soft.
Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream (right) keeps my under eyes feeling moisturized. 
Can be used for day or a light night cream.
Vaseline Lip Therapy cocoa butter.  Put this on at bedtime and you will have super smooth lips in the morning, smells good too!
Dove Nourishing Oil Care Anti-Frizz Serum works great on my frizzy hair.
Great inexpensive alternative to Argan oil.

I have sooo many mascaras, these are the two I use most.
 Love the applicators for these mascaras, makes it look like you have false lashes!

 Can't say enough about this Urban Decay Naked 2 palette!  Excellent colour selection, awesome pay-off, good quality eyeshadows.  I can use these on anyone.  I recommend this palette to anyone wanting neutral colours.  Comes with a mini lipgloss!

Best eyeliners by far!  MAC has come out with some great longwear eyeliners.
They glide on so smooth and literally last all day.  That's saying a lot for me.  
These are perfect for hooded eyes, it doesn't transfer to my "saggy" eyelid.
My two favourites are Lord It Up and my newest edition Night Trail.

Studio Careblend Pressed Powder in Medium. I hit pan! This is definitely my go-to powder.
I first saw this being used by Romero Jennings at a MAC PRO class. 
It took me awhile to actually try I wonder how I lived without it!
It's so flawless, makes my skin smooth without that powder look.
I will be repurchasing this over and over!

I just purchased these from the new Strength collection.  I love the colours.  
Taupe Shape (left) is a perfect contour shade.  Poised (right) is a perfect everyday blush.

Maybelline Fit concealer in shade 20.
I am usually not a big fan of Maybelline concealer or foundation.
I found out about this by another MUA who raved about it on youtube.
I decided for the price why not try it out.  Now I use it everyday!  
It's creamy and blendable, just what you need for undereye!

Brushes!! My favs for everyday use!

For foundation, I can't live without the Sigma F84 (left). 
Buffs foundation into the skin effortlessly with a very natural airbrushed look.
For concealer, I have a lot of brushes but find this one from Sephora (right) 
is the one I always reach for.  It's the Sephora Brand Airbrush Concealer brush.
It's meant to mimic your fingertips, which is what you need under your eyes.

For powder I use the MAC 138 Tapered Face Brush (left).
The pointed tip is perfect for applying and blending powder blush, highlighter or face powder.
For blush/contouring the Sigma F40 Angled Contour (right) is perfect for getting under your cheekbones or applying blush on them.

I love these eyeshadow brushes so much, I have two of each.
The Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush (left) is great for applying one shadow all over the lid or blending harsh shadow lines.
The Sigma E25 Blending Brush (right) is great for applying a medium colour in the crease and can be used for blending as well.  It's also great for applying concealer under the eye.

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