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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Favorites of 2011!!!

Hey everyone! Sorry I've been so absent from blogging these last 2 weeks. The holiday season really kept me busy and I just didn't have time to update as often as I would have liked to. Here's a quick post on some of my favorite makeup products that I discovered and loved in 2011! I had a lot of favorites so it was reallllly hard for me to choose just a few things!

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes
Smooth, pigmented, last all day and beautiful shades to choose from. What more could you ask for? I have a few more reviews and swatches of these blushes coming up in 2012 ;) The color Exposed has been a personal favorite! Here's my post on Amused!

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation
This is just one of the many Laura Mercier products that I love. Silk Creme foundation is an incredible foundation for my skin! Covers incredibly well but looks completely natural. I always wear this for nights when I want my skin to look flawless--this is definitely the foundation I'll be wearing tonight for New Years Eve!! Review to come soon!

Nars Eyeshadows

I really fell in love with Nars eyeshadows this year.Of the ones I've tried, they are pigmented, buttery smooth, and rich, unique colors. Here's some posts on Cairo & Ashes to Ashes, Dogon, Galapagos, & Mekong, Habanera, & Nouveau Monde.

Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer
This is my holy grail everyday foundation. It is more sheer because it is a tinted moisturizer, yet it still manages to even out my skintone, cover imperfections, and last all day on my skin. Most important to me, it is so lightweight and natural looking that it is completely undetectable on the skin (if you have a good match of course!)! I really can't say enough good things about this product! This is the product you will usually find me wearing in many of my FOTD posts!

Zoya Nail Polishes

Zoya Nail polishes are one of my favorite discoveries of 2011! I used to bite my nails (gross I know, but a very common habit!) when I was in middle & high school, so it's taken a long time to build my nail strength now that I don't bite them anymore(yay!). Now I really enjoy the upkeep of my nails! Zoya of the many nail polish brands I've tried has my favorite formula and a really incredible color selection. For the most part they can last almost a week without chipping on me! Some of my favorite colors are the pretty ones pictured above from the Smoke & Mirrors Collection! You can see some of my own swatches here: Kelly, Yara, and Blair. I can definitely guarantee you'll see more Zoya posts in 2012!!

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters
Revlon Lip Butters only came out about two months ago but they are definitely one of my favorite products of 2011! They feel great on the lips, have buildable & pigmented color, and come in some beautiful shades. I have been wearing them allllll the time. Check out some of my swatches here & here! Since those posts I bought a few more of the colors lol! My favorites are: Berry Smoothie, Raspberry Pie, & Red Velvet!

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
This had to make the list! I use Mary-Lou Manizer nearly everyday for a beautiful and flattering cheek highlight! I just love the color, amount of sheen, and soft texture! It's a wonderful highlighter and definitely one to consider looking into!! You can check out my review here!

It was tough, but those are some of my favorites for 2011! Some honorable mentions that I also love are: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflauge, Mac Lipsticks (Cyndi, See Sheer, Patisserie), Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks (Kiss Me Coral, Cherries in the Snow, Demure), the Mac 226 Blending Brush, Clarisonic Mia, & Nars/Illamasqua Blushes as well!!

What were your favorite makeup products of 2011?? What are your new year's resolutions??
Happy New Year!!! See you in 2012 and thanks for being with me in 2011!!


  1. I need to get back to going to the gym to improve my energy... horror of horrors I haven't been in at least two months and I sure can tell the difference in how I feel! I love the LM foundations but I can't get a good colormatch, sadly :( Happy New Year!

  2. i know what you mean about the gym! i haven't been in a month because i've been sick and i can definitely tell the difference!!! That's too bad about the LM foundations! Hopefully they'll expand the color range even more! :)

  3. Some great favourites. I really wish we had Tarte and the Revlon lip butters in the UK. Happy New Year x

  4. Some great favorites. I also love the tarte blushes and the mary-lou Manizer Highlighter. :)

  5. i love mary lou manizer as well. one of my top favorite highlighters :)



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