Friday, March 8, 2013

My 2012 Beauty Favorites - FACE

I was starting to think I was never going to get this post up but thank God I finally got it done. It was really hard for me to pick just 1 or 2 items from each category but I knew I had to narrow it down to just my ultimate faves.  I will be doing a part 2 and 3 for eyes, lips and all my other favorites. I felt it was necessary to cut it up into 3 parts so this post wasn't ooberly long. Here are all the face products I was obsessed with this past year.

My favorite foundation was and still is Maybelline's Dream Smooth Mousse. I loved this so much I went through 3 pans last year. I also discovered the Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation towards the latter part of the year and have also grown to love it.

I tend to be very picky when it comes to concealers because my eye bags are pretty bad and I have very dark under eye circles. That being said, my top pick for this category is the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage. A lot of people may find the formula to be a bit dry but I like that way so it doesn't settle in my creases. Another product I really like is the Hard Candy Glamoflauge. It has amazing coverage but is very creamy so you need to be careful when applying or else it will crease. All you need is a tiny dot cuz a little goes a long way with this concealer.
My most used powders last year were Maybelline Dream Matte powder, The Balm's Sexy Mama and Milani's Mineral powder. All three have done a great job setting my makeup and keeping my face shine free.
I liked the Milani Baked Blushes so much that I bought all of them. While all the shades are very pretty, both Rose D'Oro and Terra Sole were the ones I found myself reaching for the most. I also have to mention Hot Mama by The Balm because this really is a beautiful blush.
My top bronzers for 2012 are Elf's Blush and Bronzing powder and the Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Dance.
I don't highlight all the time but when I do I use either my Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle or Milani Baked Bronzer in the shade 04 Glow.
Thanks for stopping by and please watch out for part 2 of this post.