i’ve been planning to do my top-list for 2012. i know, it’s already near the end of the 1st month of 2013.
it’s hard to shortlist only 10 products. here are my top beauty favorites in 2012, in no particular order, with links to more thorough reviews if you’re interested to find out more.
this brush is part of the core collection. there were 2 brushes previously reviewed as the best i’ve tried. if i must choose one as my most most most favorite, i choose the buffing brush.
it’s dense and its firm. i love that it uses less products than conventional foundation brushes and yet enough to cover the whole face including the neck. a truely multitasking brush that’s not only for foundation but for highlighter, bronzer and blush.
love love love!
introduced by a friend, i’ve been using this for most part of the year. because it was used at a time when my skin was misbehaving, you can visually see the improvements.
if you’re after simple skin care routine, this is all you need after cleansing. perhaps additoinal moisturizer if you have very dry skin like mine.
it carries the most expensive price tag in this favorite list, but it’s worth it!
while this product is marketed as makeup remover, i’ve been using it as cleanser and been using it in mornings, mainly because of it’s soothing fragrance. love to sniff it hard while cleansing. it’s refreshing and awakening! perfect product to start your day with.
gotta love the price tag of essence products. a buget friendly gel liner that is easy to apply and works with my prone-to-smudge eyes 99% of the time. plus, i love the brown that softly defines your eyes. perfect for natural looks i’m always wearing.
i’ve always love the convenience of stick foundations. this one works well with my dry skin. great coverage and great staying power. most important of all, it has spf30+ uv protection.
check out places like chemist warehouse where you don’t have to pay full price.
it’s not a lipstick. it’s not a lip gloss. it’s a very pigmented lipcolor with yummy smell. felt like cake on my lips. plus, the color is lovely! if you like red you have to try this color.
7. black rose minerals love me… love me trio
by now you should know how much i love black rose minerals eyeshadows. this trio was a 2012 valentine’s collection and is my favorite collection of all time. mainly because the color is so natural and wearable. highly recommended for those who are makeup-shy or loves natural looks.
lovestruck (the mid-tone color) is one of my frequently used colors. perfect to be worn along for simple looks.
a primer that works on my oily lids 90% of the time. this isn’t available in australia and can be purchased from ebay price range from usd$5 to $9. for the price i do not complain the 10% of the time it makes my eyeshadow crease. i’m onto 2nd tube.
9. one hand washes the other solid perfume in mermaid
this smells floral and refreshing. if you like floral scent, you will love it. (i’m a scent noob. i don’t know what more i can say about it. which explains why i still haven’t post reviews about the smelly things that i bought.)
this feeds my thirsty dry skin! just apply generous amount to my skin after shower instantly relieves dryness and tightness. skin feels nourished. use before makeup (provided i have time) makes foundation application smoother.
the downside is, i haven’t seen this sold anywhere in australia anymore and it’s almost empty! my dry skin will miss it when it’s finished!
are there anything in this list your favorites too?
products marked with * were sent for consideration.