Today I'm going to show you my twelve favourite beauty products of 2012, so this is going to be a pretty long post, I guess.
2012 has been a great year for me, I got the chance to purchase some high end products and my collection grew a lot! That's probably because of the blog a little bit too, but I think it's great I get the opportunity to do this.
A lot of the products in this post were only recently purchased!
Also, this year Belgium (which is where I live) has got his own beauty box called "Deauty", I've done quite a few posts on this box so if you read my blog often you'll probably know this. Wow! The box is a true example for other boxes, the products were always high quality and in each box I found something that I liked in particular. I'm talking Essie nailpolishes, Clinique and L'oréal mascara's,...
The first product is the very first high end beauty product I ever purchased! It's the YSL Volupté Sheer Candy Glossy Balm. I got it in the beginning of September and I still use it on a daily basis!
This lipbalm by Kiehl's came in my October Deauty Box, which was the very first box I got. I have written a short review before, you can read it here.
Oh dear, this blush is the most perfect thing ever to me! Budget, but such a great product! Read a review here.
Another budget product: Essence quattro eyeshadow palette in "To Die For". I use this palette on a daily basis to create neutral looks, I like it very much, the colours are great and look fantastic when used together. You can click here to see my daily makeup look.
I've been using my L'oréal True Match foundation this whole year. I would repurchase it if I ever emptied mine. It blends in great and matches my skin colour just fine. Also the coverage is nice.
When I discovered this allround concealer palette by Catrice I was really happy. I know it's not a new product, however, I never really tried it. This palette holds five different concealer colours: green, pink and three skintoned colours (you can mix them to get the perfect shade for your skin colour). On the back, there's written what each colour can be used for. The concealers are very creamy and good for daily use. This palette is cheaper than if you'd buy five individual concealers! You can read reviews here. You'll also find some reviews of other products mentioned in that post.
I don't know if you noticed but I've been loving palettes! The next one on my wishlist is a palette by Dior, but for now I'm happy with the (drugstore) palettes that I have. This one is from Essence, it's from the sun club collection and it has the name "02 long beach". This palette holds a few "brighter" colours and a few neutral colours. Great for fall and winter. Very inexpensive as well and as you can see in the picture, the pigmentation isn't too bad either.
There's another sun club palette. The first palette "01 south beach", is a palette with a lot of shimmery, funky, bright colours. It's a palette that holds great colour for summer, such as bright yellow, blue, green, silver and gold toned colours. However, I haven't been using/loving that one as much as this second palette.
Do you remember this lipstick?! I only got it recently (last week, I think), and I hauled it already, click here for the shopping haul! A review is coming up as soon as possible! I really love this lipstick! So perfect!
Another lipstick I got! 2012 really was a "lipstick year" for me. I used to hate lipsticks because I thought eyeshadows were more interesting but after wearing red lipstick for a few days, my opinion changed! I really starting loving lipsticks. Most lipsticks I got this year were red lipsticks, because I fell in love with them.
This "Kiss Of Life" lipstick by Rimmel London (from the Kate Moss collection) was the last one in the store! God, am I lucky! It's the perfect red, I like it very much!
I haven't done a post on these two eyeshadow yet, but I will soon. These are the colours "Have you seen my unicorn" from the Fantasia collection, and "Swirl it, baby", from the Marble Mania collection. Both eyeshadows are by Essence and they look amazing when used together. Normally I like to use brown eyeshadows for my daily looks, but I've been wearing this combination quite a bit as well! I feel like this is a very safe way to experiment with colour. Also the baby pink is great because, unlike other pinks, it doesn't make me look like I'm dying! Great!
Another product I only recently discovered!
The Essence highlighter from their "Fantasia" collection. This highlighter is cheap, it's quite big (it's as big as my pressed powder), and it looks amazing! Again, a review is coming up very soon!
Et voilà, these were my twelve favies of 2012. Don't forget to let me know what your favourites were!