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Okay so I have had this post essentially ready to go since before my family got sick but now have the time and let`s face it energy to put it up Lol I have had a lot of great experiences with makeup this year weather it was trying new high end cosmetics or discovering amazing items from the drug store. This year I have truly enjoyed my experience with items I would not have necessarily tried out in years past.
*Make Up For Ever Primer in Zero- I love this primer not only does it give you a wonderful smooth canvas it really does hold your makeup on for hours.
*Laura Mercier Foundation Primer- This is one of my newer favorites. I already know this will be my next foundation primer. A little goes along way and my skin always feels so fresh and smooth no matter what foundation I put on top of it.
*Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer and Highlighter- I LOVE this for under my eyes. I already am almost out of this one. It looks a lot fuller in the picture then it is. It goes on so creamy and can be blended out with your finger or a fluffy blush.
*Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser- I do love this for my eyes but more so for the area closest to my nose where it tends to get the darkest as well as for......BLEMISHES yes it covers them perfectly and it isn`t cakey at all.
*CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua in B20- My HG foundation enough said!! I am sure you guys have seen me rave about this over and over. Nothing has changed it is mind blowing.
*Neutrogena Healthy Skin in Nude- I started wearing this at the end of 2010 and nothing has changed it is still wonderful and I still love the finish it gives and how wonderful my color matches. I still wish it came with a pump so hopefully Neutrogena will give me one soon!
*Skin79 BB Cream- I love this so much it is the formulation for oily skin. But it is the one that works best on my skin oddly!=)
*Laura Geller Balance N Brighten in Fair- My favorite powder ever. I really does not only balance your skin tone it truly does brighten it up. EmilyNoel83 just did her awards and she gave one to this and explained how this is made it actually starts with foundation and they bake it and put other goodies into it! Madness!
*Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix Spray- My HG setting spray!!
*Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe- A MUST HAVE! This is simply just amazing. The color alone is amazing because of the pigmentation and the fact that it is matte. Yes I am a lover of matte shades always has been always will be=)
*MAC Paint Pot in Nubile-I love this because it is your typical awesome MAC paint pot but it`s characteristics is what makes it a winner. It mutes out your lid like painterly so you can wear it with matte shades perfectly. Then it has iridescence so it goes gorgeously with satin, metallic, shimmer any other texture of shadow you can think of. Double Whammy!
*YBF Eye Brow Pencil in Universal Taupe- My HG Eye brow pencil. Glides on the color is perfect.
*Benefit They`re Real Mascara- This is my favorite mascara hands down. I already need another tube like Asap! That rarely happends for me.
*MAC Eye Shadow in Satin Taupe- This is buy far my favorite frost finish shadows from MAC you can see I easily hit pan! this is like the 4th one I have owned the next time I get one it will be pro pan so I can just pop it into my palette.
*Laura Mercier Eye Colour in SandStone- I have had this for a while and ohhh man after I got it I was hooked. It is this gorgeous pinky satin shade and I loved it so much I put a huge dent in the center within the first month because I used it so much! LM Shadows come with 2.8 Grams Vs. MAC that come with 1.5 Grams so it is bigger and her shadows are just amazing.
*Rock & Republic Shadow in Skin Tight- After I got this I used it all the time. Lid Color, Highlight Color, Inner Corner everything Lol This also has a good size dent in the center Lol and it has 3 Grams of product!=D
*Lorac Baked Satin Shadow in Posh- This is one of my favorite highlight colors because it is matte and just perfect.
*Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Flax & Wheat- These are amazing!!! They works so well they instantly went to the top of my list for eye primers!
*Stila Prime Pot in Taffy- When I want a shadow to stick for days and not move I use this!!! The staying power is just bananas!
*Too Faced Shadow Insurance- A great eye primer. Once I bought this it easily overtook my UDPP!
*Inglot Eye Shdow Palette- I have been loving this for month. I found the worlds most gorgeous green ever!
*The Balm Shady Lady Volume 2 Palette- Thank to Miss Mica I have this Amazing Palette! If you find it buy it! I use it all the time!
*NAKED Palette- I love this for the color selections. Especially colors like NAKED, Virgin, Darkhorse & Side Car.
*NAKED 2 Palette- I am so glad I got this the HOUR it came out! Yes I am nuts and waited by my computer but it was so worth it! =D<---that`s me because I love it LOL Tease is my favorite shade out of the palette Yes because it`s matte and gorgeous. I seriously use every color but one in this palette Chopper is the only one I haven`t touched.
*Tarte Amazonian Clay Illuminating Serum- I love this because it gives you a natural highlight and is flesh toned. Simply gorgeous!
*Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed- A gorgeous MUST have blush! It looks darker but goes on lighter and it just has this gorgeous shade it leaves on your skin.
*MAC Powder Blush in Pink Cult- I love this blush because it is matte. It is a pink with mauve undertones which I love.
*MAC Mineralized Blush in Warm Soul- I love this blush because it leaves a gorgeous sheen but more color then sheen which I love!
*Josie Maran Cream Blush in Sunrise-This is by far my favorite high end Cream Blush it is firm yet easy to work with. It is so pigmented and a little goes such a long way. I use this very often and have yet to make a dent in it.
*NARS Laguna Bronzer- This is an amazing bronzer. I love using this on the apples of my cheeks. It warms up my whole look!
*Sonia Kashuk Creme Blush in Blossom-I love this because it is a great alternative to the Josie Maran Cream Blush it is not as firm but the pigmentation is great and a little goes along way.
*NARS Danmari Blush Palette- SIN is my favorite color and I used it a lot especially during the colder months!=D
*NYX Blush in Angel- I really like the flush it gives to my cheeks. It may not work on every skin tone because I am fair and it is pretty light.
*NYX lipstick in Thalia- I first got this in late 2010 and used the crud out of it until mid 2011 it is still my favorite lippie out of all the NYX ones I own. If you don`t own this you are missing out. It is just one of those colors that goes so great with day or night time looks.
*MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Bare Again- I found my favorite finish lipstick from MAC this year. They bring out more colors because I need more Lol You seriously don`t need a gloss with this at all.
*MAC Creme Sheen LipStick in Creme Cup-I got this in the beginning of March and it was my most reached for lippies for easily 4-5 months!! I love that it goes great with any dramatic eye and just adds a little something to the look!
*MAC Lustre Lip Stick in Syrup-This is my favorite MAC lippie right now! I literally can not stop using it. The color is perfect and buildable which I love.
*NARS Cruising- I forgot to add this in there I don`t know how. I love it! It is a great pinky nude!
*Loreal Project Runway Lipstick in Sultry Ravens Pout- This is my favorite drug store lippie! It even over took Thalia. It just goes so well with everything I wear.
*Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum- This was the one I wanted and I knew I would love it and after getting it I wore it almost everyday Lol
*Elf Conditioning Lip Balm Nice & Natural- I wore this so much there is a HUGE dip in the center LOL I really love this and the color is gorgeous!
*NARS Lip Gloss in Female Trouble- I have found my HG lip glosses and they are by NARS. I have own quite a few MAC lip glosses but always HATED the stickiness to them. When I first met my hubby he had a rule where he would not kiss me if I was wearing a MAC lip gloss. NARS lip glosses are super pigmented and have great staying power and best of all they are not even a tad bit sticky!
*NYX Mega Shine Lip Glosses- These are great lip glosses from the drug store super shinny and most are very pigmented.
*MODELS OWN Nail Polish- These are just in such a league of their own. Not only for staying power but for pigmentation they are just amazing! (pictured is Beth`s Blue & Nude Beige which is my favorite nude polish ever)
*Deborah Lippmann Don`t Tell MaMa- This color is my favorite green and around October/November I wore it A LOT!
*Nina By Nina Ricci- This has been a favorite for 2 years running. It is just a standout scent and the packaging is gorgeous! If you have not smelled this you MUST!
*Still By Jennifer Lopez- I have worn this more consistently then any of my perfumes (the only one that can compete is Nina) it just has this gorgeous sultry scent that I love so much. I am sure I will need another bottle very soon!
*Mario Badescu Orange Cleansing Soap- This is my HG face cleanser! It keeps my cystic acne at bay! Amazing!
*ELF Cleansing Cloths-These are my HG face wipes!!
*Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Mud Mask- My skin always feels so amazing after I use this. It is my HG face mask!
*Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream-This makes my skin feel so fresh and soft and the scent is gorgeous!
So there you have all my favorites from the year 2011!! I would recommend these products to anyone, anytime, anywhere. So if you haven`t checked them out please do! I can`t wait to see what new goodies I discover this year. So far I am off to a good start I will tell you that!!=D
<strong>Pictures are mine</strong>