Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Best Makeup Products of 2010

I can hardly believe that 2010 is coming to a close in a few days from now.  So I thought I'd take the chance to look back and share with you some of my all time favourite makeup products of 2010.

Here I go!

Best Moisturizer of 2010 goes to....
Yonka Elastin Nuit.

Made for all skin types and although it is a night cream, I use it as both a day and night cream.  It feels light on my skin but leaves my skin feeling nourished without a greasy feel.  And it has anti-aging ingredients in it too!

Best Primer of 2010 goes to...
Make Up For Ever HD Primer

Now although I personally do not use primer on an everyday bases, I do use it on my clients, especially brides.  I like this MUFE HD Primer the best because it's light weight and it feels like silk on the skin.  And it doesn't leave any shine because it is oil free.  I use the colourless primer in my kit but it comes in a range of colour correcting shades.

Best Foundation of 2010 goes to...
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation
I really love this foundation.  It provides a medium - full coverage.  It feels so lightweight.  It blends like a dream.  There are tons of colours to choose from (26 I think).  You only need one or maybe one and a half pumps to cover a full face.  And it looks amazing in photos and on film.  What else do you need in a foundation?

Best Powder of 2010 goes to...
Make Up For Ever HD Powder
Ok, there seems to be a theme here, I admit it.  I love Make Up For Ever products.  But they give me good reason to love them.  This powder is awesome!  A little goes a LONG way!  This sets foundation but doesn't look cakey, powdery or dry on the face.  And yes, it can been worn on any skin colour.

Best Powder Blush of 2010 goes to...
Bobbi Brown Blush

I love the shades of Bobbi Brown's blushes, they look beautiful and natural on, plus they are not overly shimmery, which is the way I like blush to look most of the time.

Best Shimmer Bronzer of 2010 goes to...
NARS Laguna
It is a perfect shade of brown with a golden shimmer.  It looks incredible on fair to medium skin tones, and most importantly it never looks "dirty" on the skin which can be a problem for fair skin girls.

Best Eyeshadow of 2010 goes to...
MAC Eyeshadows
I have a lot of MAC eyeshadows, some I love, some I wouldn't bother buying again. It's really hard to pick one shade of the many, many shades, but MAC Brulee is the one colour that I use most often and I always seem to be running out of ( a good sign of a product well used!).

Best Mascara of 2010 goes to...
Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash

This is one amazing mascara.  It is incredibly black, it makes lashes look long and full.  Plus it doesn't budge off lashes.  And it doesn't flake.

Best Gel Eyeliner of 2010 goes to...
MAC Fluidline
I love the intensity of MAC's Fluildine.  They almost seem more like a cream liner then a gel liner.  When I need a dramatic eyeliner effect I always reach for MAC's Fluidline.

Best eye pencil of 2010 goes to...
Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil
This pencils are so easy to work with.  They are soft and blendable, but also have amazing staying power on the eyes.  And they have pretty much every colour in the rainbow and then some to choose from.

Best Lip Pencil of 2010 goes to...
Make Up For Ever lip pencil in 3C
Smooth, creamy and easy to apply.  Plus these pencils have great pigmentation to them.

Best Lipstick of 2010 goes to...
MAC Lipstick
Just like MAC's eyeshadows, it's hard to pick just one colour of lipstick that is my favourite but out of all the lipsticks in my kit.  If I had to choose an actual colour some of my favourites are Angel, Honey Love and Viva Glam V.

Best Lip gloss of 2010 goes to...
OCC Lip Tars

I know these are not glosses, but I don't love glosses the way some people do, so since these come in tubes I'm going to count them as glosses.  I love OCC lip tars because they are crazy pigmented and last forEVER!  You only need the tiniest amount to get the most amazing coloured lips you will ever see!

1 comment:

  1. I love this post - I'm always wondering what are good products! It makes me want to go out and buy them all! Thanks Michelle