17 December 2010

Favourite Products of 2010!

Hi everyone,

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my Hiatus post. I've been having a great time with my family, but today we're having a chill night so I thought I'd take the time and figure out what my favourite products of 2010 are :)

This is honestly my first year being truly into make up and I think I started around March/April-ish, and it completely sky-rocketed after the creation of my YouTube channel in May. So you'll find that a lot of the things I put in here are things that I bought in the last half a year so.. excuse me if it's not ALL of 2010 :P

Enough babbling I think! :)

The Runners Up - in no particular order are..
(Top L clockwise: MaxFactor False Lash Effect; MAC Satin Taupe e/s; Duo-Fibre Stippling Brush; ELF Eyeshadow Brush; Sleek Storm Palette)

MaxFactor False Lash Effect Mascara I think it just a great all-around mascara, that helps to enhance rather than make me look unnatural. Love it.

MAC Satin Taupe deserves all the raving it gets - it's a brilliant colour, hard to dupe, and has been one of my go-to autumn/winter colour!

The Duo-Fibre Brush is something that changed how I see foundation - it's so much more fun and stress-free because of this brush :)

The ELF Eyeshadow Brush is the best e/s brush I had for a while in terms of quality and price, and is something I wouldn't throw away even if I have the MAC 239 now.

The Sleek Storm Palette probably leading the way as it is one of my first palettes, incredibly useful, and just so well-rounded.

Tied for 4th Place are..
 (L: Rimmel London's Nude Delight No. 700 & R: Coastal Scents 28 Neutral Palette)

Rimmel London's Nude Delight Lipstick No. 700 is my perfect nude that I have been searching so long for. I've never looked back on the day I got this and it was my go-to lipstick over the summer! It's hybernating atm and replaced by MAC's The Faerie Glen, as Nude Delight is very much a summer nude, but it will come back in a couple of months I'm sure :)

Coastal Scents' 28 Neutral Palette - you've heard me rave about this in the review. Go check it out here! :) In short, extremely usable, value for money, alternative while I grow my MAC collection, allows for new looks with matte colours, and everything else wonderful :)

3rd Place is also a tie with..
(LOL I'm such a cheat!)
 (L: MAC Blush in Style & R: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus)

MAC Blush in Style is my one and only MAC blush, and it has been that way for so long because it's my go-to blush, I love it, I know it looks good on me, and.. well, I love it.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish is like the stock room people in stores that you always forget exists but would be hopeless without! :P Something I reach for everyday, and something that is just so beautifully subtle and unnoticeable. It's light, it's barely there but has very good coverage.. I'm not sure what to say, I think other lovers out there know what I mean lol I forget its existence but does its job.. this is making me confused! LOL!

2nd Place goes to..
The Bodyshop Seaweed Series

This changed my skin. I'm sure the meds from the dermatologist did too, but this just cleanses my skin and maintains it so well. It just washes it to the right level - not too harsh, not too useless. It does the perfect middle ground for me, I feel like I'm just washing my face with water but.. better lol. God I really am confusing myself here..

& Favourite Product of the Year goes to..
MAC Studio Finish Concealer with SPF 15 in NC35

Alongside the Bodyshop Seaweed series, this concealer helped repair my teenage-acne prone skin both physically and emotionally (too deep Yu, too deep). Whenever I used other concealers and saw that they didn't cover my scars, I was very conscious of it and felt like my scars were too big to be covered, and therefore I required more coverage than everyone else cuz everyone else didn't seem to have scars. Guess they were using MAC Studio Finish Concealer :P

So there ya go! :) My lovely best friends of my make-up bag & sink (haha) - hope you guys enjoyed!

If you have any questions about the products, do feel free to ask :) & don't forget to link me to your yearly favourites! :)

<3yu

P.S. Keep an eye out for a video on this :)

15 comments:

  1. You've tempted me to try MAC Studio Finish Concealer! x

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  2. I thought about doing a 2010 favorites too :) Great favorites I want to try them all now lol

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  3. awesome post x
    very helpful x
    http://xdynax.blogspot.com

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  4. great products here :) i still really want to try the sleek palettes, can't believe i haven't yet! x

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  5. @ava-adore - I haven't really heard anyone say they didn't like it.. BUT I can see how some people might not! I think it's the most favoured out of MAC concealers though :)

    @Mandy - Please do! :) Haha I'm ALWAYS asking you to do posts, dear me. Let me know if you do try any of them! :)

    @Dyna - Thank you sweetheart :)

    @CommunicatingBeauty - Oh you must, they are absolutely brilliant! Never heard a bad word about them :)

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  6. I agree with all your 2010 products. :)

    Emma x.x.x

    emmadazzle.com

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  7. Great products! I want to get the sleek storm palette so bad. I became a beauty addict like a year and a half ago and just started blogging in September so I have been building up my collection as well!

    http://vibeauty.blogspot.com/

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  8. @Monica - They are brilliant, do you have one yourself? :)

    @EmmaDazzle - Haha thanks, I'm glad I don't have a strange taste in makeup hahaha.

    @Vida - It's addicting isn't it?! Definitely try to get a hold of it, are you in the States?

    @kirstyb - Same :) It's brilliant!

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  9. My favorite product for this year is my very own mineral lipstick and I really find it simply natural but rocks.

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  10. Oh what a great post. I'm not sure I can choose what I like the most. I have also been really pleased with most of the seaweed range from the body shop. I use the mattifying moisturiser every day =D x

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  11. lovely post :) I love seeing what everyone else is into :)
    New Years resolution to start my MAC collection :) xxx

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  12. I love these kinds of posts, just found your blog thru beautylish. I have just started some posts on my blog for my 2010 favourites too..check it out if you have time :)

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  13. @Pyxiee - That's interesting because I wasn't the biggest fan of the two moisturizers :O Hahaha but I do want to try the Ionic Mask and the Pore Perfector or whatever it's called.. :)

    @Dizzybrunette3 - Haha me too, I think collection, haul and favourites post are my favourites :) Awesome, MAC posts are my fave atm, looking forward to it!

    @Tracy - Aww thank you! Definitely will check it out lovely :)

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