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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011 All Time Favorites

Here are some of my most used and loved products of 2011

Étude House Blush
Unfortunately this blush is discounted because I try looking it up on EBay and other sites that carry this brand so I'm sorry for mentioning this but this was one of my favorites all last year. It's a cool tone light pink but on my cheeks it's gives that nice baby pink color.

Naruko Tea Tree Serum and Night Gelly
In 2011 I started trying out Naruko products which I fell in love with this brand but their Tea Tree line really stood out to me. During the summer it helped prevent me for getting acne and my skin from getting oily. Definitely a good product to try if you have oily acne skin year round or during summer.

Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer
Another product that's discontinued but I've seen it at buymebeauty.com for a much cheaper price. This is one of the few concealers I've tried that doesn't crease on me and I love the smooth texture when applying this. I manage to get another backup of this concealer when it went on sale at CVS before it was gone completely.

Essence Black Gel Eyeliner
This gel liner has replaced my Mac fluidline, although I'm still trying to finish up my Mac one but when it's done I will forever use this liner. The lasting power is really good and it applies so smoothly and guess what? It's under $4! Something I didn't expect for such a good price.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
This is a very basic tinted moisturizer but it evens out my skin tone and gives a very light coverage and most importantly doesn't give my skin a greasy feeling like most tinted moisturizers do.

Missha Makeup Remover
This have to be my all time favorite makeup remover, it removes everything even waterproof makeup effortlessly. I use to use the Target brand which is a generic brand of Neutrogena's oil free makeup remover but it doesn't remover everything easily as the Missha one. I purchase this from Missha's website when they had a 40% off everything, you should add their Facebook to get deals.

Benefit Posie Tint
As you can see from the picture the logo rubbed off :p I use to use this product for my cheeks but since summer 2011 I started using this on my lips and I love how it gives a hint of light red on my lips. Ever since I started using this as a lip stain I started experiencing other lip stains in the market but I always come back to this one. Benefit products is pricey but a little of this goes a long way.

Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream
I've been using this all throughout Fall and Winter, its a very good basic moisturizer if you have dry flaky skin. If you don't like products containing parabens, dyes, fragrance or mineral oil this is the product for you, they also carry the light version of this for people with oily skin.

Wet n' Wild single eyeshadows in "Brûlée" and "Nutty"
For $1.99 each these eyeshadows are amazing like all of their eyeshadows these apply buttery smooth. I use brûlée as a brow bone color and it does a great job blending out harsh lines and I use Nutty as a all over lid color.

Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel Cream
I made a full review of this product, you can find it in my review list on this right side of this blog. This was my summer favorite item, it feels refreshing and never broken me out.

Clarisonic Mia Brush Cleansing System
It took me a really long time to finally purchase this, the reason why was because I couldn't justify paying $150 but ever since the price lowered to $119 and during October Sephora had a 20% friends and family discount and I had a gift card so i couldn't pass this up, in total I payed $50. After trying this out for good couple of months I have to say this item is amazing and totally worth it! It made my skin very soft and smooth. I use to use the Olay version of this ($29.99) which was good but the water started leaking into the battery so I figured i should pay more for quality. This is definitely worth trying out, if you don't want to pay for such a high price I suggest getting it during the Sephora Friends and Family sale.

Missha Super Aqua Hydrating Emulsion and Marine Forest Toner
A good lightweight moisturizer and toner but hydrates my skin very well especially during fall when my skin is still oily but a little dry in some areas. One thing I dislike about these is the glass packaging it's very hard to dispense the product :(

Wet n' Wild 8 Pan Palette in "Comfort Zone"
If you're a neutral lover like me then you must get this palette if you haven't already. For $4.99 at drugstores the eyeshadows are very smooth and super pigmented I barely made a dent in this palette and I used it very often.

E.L.F Conditioning Lip Balm
These tinted lip balms are very moisturizing and gives a hint of color plus SPF 15! On E.L.F website these are $3 each but E.L.F always do sales and I got these for 50% off, $1.50 each.

All time new favorite brands:
Missha: Not just their popular BBCreams but their makeup and skincare really impressed me, if it wasn't for their discounts and sales they usually have during a holiday I would never try out other products they sell in their site.
Naruko: Another good skincare brand to try, I tried some of their popular lines like Tea Tree, Magnolia and Narcissus and my skin loves it! I can see myself using this brand form here on out!

Let's see what new products will I be liking in 2012 and will they replace these items above? We will see! Thank you for reading!

Disclaimer: I purchase everything :]


adthenshesmiled said...

Nutty is one of my favorite single shadows from Wet n Wild and I also love the ELF balms. I have peaceful pink and it's such a pretty color!

Yuna said...

@adthenshesmiled: Peaceful pink is my favorite as well! :D