2012 is gone, but the memories will remain in our thoughts and hearts. 2012 was a year of lots of new things for me; I am looking forward for more new things in 2013. I have many plans and goals to accomplish and I assure you the process has begun, will share as things develop. As I previously noted I wish you all the best in this New Year and hope you will continue to support me, thank you all.
Instead of doing a December favorites I decided to do a list of my favorites for the entire 2012 year from blushes, lip products, primers, eye shadows etc…
1.) Lips: I have always been a lip gloss junkie lol… I have very dry lips and use mostly lip glosses as you can see below. There are many favorites in this category, but I would have to do one post just on Lip products. Here are my top five lip products for the year 2012:
a. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15, I love love this lip balm its very moisturizing, non-sticky, smells awesome, and it protects your lips against sun damage. It is a bit pricy for the amount of product, but it works and I love it. I have had it in Honey, Rose and Clear the picture below shows the two mini ones I got from Sephora as a birthday gift.
b. MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner, Its very sheer, non-sticky, very moisturizing with SPF 15, smell good. I love how it conditions my lips leaving them soft and smooth. I have it in Petting Pink and Soothing Beige.
c. MUA Love Heart Lip Balms are very moisturizing leaves you lips soft with a hint of color does not have SPF, but I still love. I got this one from my friend Laurzie in a swap we did back in September, they don’t sell MUA cosmetics in the US so she was kind enough to send me this one.
d. Buxom I loved this product as you can see in the picture below I really used it up. It is too bad that it was discontinued, I mean I’m pretty sure you can find it online somewhere, but BUXOM doesn’t carry it on their web site or at any Sephora stores.
e. Carmex Moisture Plus I have used all four of them Pink, Peach, Red, Clear they are very moisturizing and as you can see below I am running out lol…
|In order from top left Fresh Sugar Lips, MAC, MUA sweet kiss, BUXOM, and Carmex|
2.) Face & Eye Primers:
a. My top three favorite face primers are Benefits Pore fessional, Tarte Clean Slate and off course Smashbox Photo Finish I always try to get the little bottles to carry in my purse and leave the big bottle at home lol…
b. My top two eye shadow primers are Tarte clean slate eye shadow primer and Urban Decay eye shadow potion these are the best.
3.) Foundation :
a. L’Oreal True Match in W7, is my favorite everyday go to foundation I have tried many different ones but always come back to this one I feel it covers my face just like I want it that’s why I have stuck to it lol..
b. Benefit Hello Flawless in Amber, I got this for my birthday in September and I loved it I mostly use it when I go out and it has great coverage.
4) BB Cream:
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream I really like this BB Cream but I open to new options I am dying to try the Tarte one will see. I mainly use this one when I don’t want to wear too much make up just put this on some mascara and lip gloss and I am out the door.
L’Oreal True Match Concealer in W6-7-8 I use this one with everything haven’t tried anything else that doesn’t crease under my eyes I welcome any other suggestions on concealers.
6) Blushes & Bronzer:
a. Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in park ave princess & Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in dollface as you can see in the picture below I used this one a whole lot in 2012 I almost need a new one lol…
b. Maybelline Dream Bouncy blushes in Pink Frosting and Candy Coral these are awesome.
Top Maybelline, bottom left Tarte Blush Right Tarte Bronzer
I have to say Benefits they’re Real I really love love this mascara I have tried many different ones but this one tops all the others for now.
7) Eye Liners:
Two eye liners I have been using the most this past year where Maybelline Master Drama in Midnight Master and NYX the Curve in Black given to me by my dear friend from bellezakisses.
8) Eye Shadow:
Too Faced Glamour to go pallet I have used this so much it’s my go to little palette it has traveled with me everywhere Disney, Canada etc… lol…
Top left Mascara, right Eye liners. Bottom Glamour to go
9) Face Cleansing & Moisturizing Products:
My favorite products that I have used over and over is the Neutrogena Healthy skin Anti-wrinkle Anti-blemish face wash, Neutrogena Healthy skin Anti-wrinkle Anti-blemish Cream I mostly used this one in the daytime under my SPF Foundations and used Neutrogena Healthy skin Anti-wrinkle night cream at night. I also love using Neutrogena’s Pore Perfecting Toner and once a week I use St Ives apricot scrub exfoliator.
I have so many Nail Polishes that I love but I can’t name them all or it won’t really be favorite’s lol… so my top three were Revlon Spanish Moss, Urban Decay Miss T I got this from my dear friend Laurzie, and Color Club Insta-this I got from Birchbox, loved these three colors. Another nail product that I supper love I have been using constantly is my nail drops Nicole by OPI Drying Drops they are awesome.
From left Revlon, Urban Decay, Nicole by OPI drops & Color Club.
So these were my top favorites for 2012 looking forward to trying new things and new products in 2013.
I would love to hear back from you, let me know if you have tried any of the above products and how they worked for you or if they didn’t work for you.