Best of 2012

makeup 2012 has come and gone and my makeup collection has grown considerably larger in a year’s time.  Last year I did a best of 2011 so I thought I would recap my faves from this year as well.

Keep in mind that there will probably be some repeats from last year because if I like something, I’ll just keep repurchasing it.  Let me know your faves in the comments below!


Best foundation: Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

Favourite primer: Kiehl’s Super Fluid

Favourite setting powder: Make Up For Ever HD Micro Finish Powder

Favourite foundation brush: ELF Studio Flat Top Powder brush

Favourite bronzer: It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Airbrush Bronzer

Favourite blush: NARS Madly

Favourite concealer: Make Up For Ever 5-color Camouflage Palette

Favourite eye shadow: MAC Naked Lunch

Favourite cream eye shadow: MAC Paint Pot in Nubile

Favourite palette: Urban Decay Naked palette one

Favourite eye primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion

Favourite pencil eye liner: Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 0L black

Favourite liquid eye liner: MAC Liquid Eye Liner

Favourite gel eye liner: Sephora waterproof gel liner in Must Have (black)

Favourite mascara: YSL Faux Cils Shocking in black

Favourite eyelash curler: Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld eyelash curler

Favourite highlight: It Cosmetics Hello Light Illuminating Powder (Honourable mention: Benefit High Beam)

Favourite false eyelashes: Velour lashes in Lash in the City

Favourite lipstick: MAC Innocence, Beware!

Favourite lipgloss: NARS Turkish Delight

Favourite lipbalm: Smith’s Rosebud Salve (honourable mention: EOS Lip Sphere)


Favourite nail polish: China Glaze Aquadelic (honourable mentions: Butter London Slapper, Essie Penny Talk, China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy)

Favourite base coat: OPI Nail Envy

Favourite top coat: Poshe top coat


Face and Body

Favourite body lotion: Kiehl’s Creme de Corps

Favourite perfume: Viva la Juicy

Favourite facial cleanser: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser with the Clarisonic Mia

Favourite toner: Clinique Clarifying Lotion

Favourite face moisturizer: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

Favourite face serum: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate



Favourite shampoo: Pureology Antifade Complex (the purple bottle)

Favourite conditioner: Pureology Antifade Complex (the purple bottle)

Favourite hair serum: Nourishing Oil Care Hair Serum

Favourite hair spray: Farouk Royal Treatment Ultimate Control

Favourite mousse: Dove Style + Care Amplified Mousse

Happy New Year!

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