2012 Makeup Favourites


2012 was the year I really started to explore makeup, and I owe most of that to the great blogs that I read. There have been products that I regret buying completely, but there have been some absolute gems among them. Here is a quick run down on my makeup favourites of this year.

  1. Clarins Odyssey Eye Quartet (review here) - While a lot of people would probably include the Naked 2 in their annual favourites, this has been the winning eyeshadow palette for me. Colours that I can wear everyday and can glam up for an evening look? I was sold.
  2. Revlon Colorstay Foundation (review here) - The best foundation I have ever tried. I love the coverage and staying power, and is suited really well for my skin tone.
  3. Real Techniques Buffing Brush - This is a bandwagon I'm glad I jumped on. It has changed the appearance of my foundation completely, and couldn't be happier with this.
  4. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - The Lasting Perfection Concealer was something I didn't buy for a long time. Can such a cheap product really be that good? Apparently it can!
  5. Paul and Joe Eyebrow Powder - I bought a couple of Paul and Joe products early this year and this has become my everyday staple for my eyebrows. Their packaging is beyond gorgeous too, and are worth the investment.
  6. MAC Plumful Lipstick (review here) - A perfect plum-pink shade, Plumful overtook Faux as my favourite lipstick this year. If I could recommend a MAC lippie to anyone, it would be this.
  7. NARS Blusher in Deep Throat (review here) - This was a very recent purchase, but one that has been sitting among my everyday makeup ever since. It has given me such a good impression of NARS products, and I can't wait to try more.

What products have been among your makeup favourites this year?

27 comments

  1. I am really enjoying posts like this, I think its really useful to see which products have made peoples YEARLY favourite rather than monthly :)

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    1. Me too! I don't think I could do monthly favourites, I have too many products that would fit into the category every month haha :)

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  2. This was lovely to read. I must add Plumful to my wish list! xo

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    1. It is honestly such a gorgeous lipstick! I'd 100% recommend that you try it :) x

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  3. I enjoyed reading this post as it makes a change from monthly favourites :D I reeeally want to try Paul & Joe products as they look adorable!

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    1. They have the cutest packaging ever! The quality is really good too :)

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  4. Real techniques and Colorstay made to my list too! :)

    http://passingfancyy.blogspot.com/

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    1. I just can't fault the Real Techniques brushes one bit! :)

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  5. I really like plumful on you :) I can't wait to get hold of some real techniques brushes next year! awesome post x

    peachycurves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you :) Trust me, the face brushes are amazing! x

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  6. Have immediately opened a new tab to go on the hunt for this paul and joe eyebrow powder! NEED!
    Also, would love to try that revlon foundation but hate that you cant really get samples to try :(
    xo

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    1. Oh I know, especially as it's on the more expensive side! xx

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  7. Great products! Love your lighting in your pictures.
    Heard a lot about Deep Throat and I want to jump on that bandwagon.
    RT buffing brush is incredible!
    New follower by the way, really like your blog, having a good ole' read :D

    Claudia xx

    www.beauty-and-the-chic.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I must be doing something right with my camera because I can't remember the last time I seen the sun haha! xx

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  8. Great stuff on your list! I woud add the NARS blush to my list too.
    Girl Meets Beauty

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    1. I'm loving it! Disappointed I didn't cave and buy it sooner :)

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  9. Wonderful post... I should probably do a round-up of my favorite products from this past year as well!! You've got some real gems on this list and a couple of products that I've been DYING to try. Especially Plumful; I feel like it's been getting a lot of hype lately! :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. It's funny, I'd never heard much about it but I went and bought it and then suddenly it was being reviewed everywhere, I would have killed for loads of reviews before I bought it haha!

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  10. Great picks, some of my all time favourites in there like Nars Deep throat, collection concealer and Revlon Colorstay. xx

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    1. I put off getting the Collection concealer for so long and feel so stupid for doing it xx

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  11. I love most of the items here that if I were to make my 2012 faves (which I will soon), I will def have Plumful, RT brushes and a Nars blush in my list too!! ♥

    Followed you dearie!!
    ♥,
    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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    1. They all seem to be proving really popular! Thanks lovely xx

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  12. I've been looking for a new (and good) foundation brush. I'll have to take your word for it and try the RT brush.

    *now your newest follower via greader. :)

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  13. Oooh I love revlon colourstay, collection 2000 concealer and rt buffing brush! They are all amazing products! I am new follower and was just wondering if you could maybe check out my blog if you get the chance?

    www.okfashionbeauty.blogspot.com

    oliviaxxx

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  14. Oooh the Clarins palette is gorgeous, especially love the look of the gold colour :-)

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