Monday, January 14, 2013

2012 Makeup Favorites

Now that the craziness of Christmas and family has subsided it's time to get back to blogging! And what better to do for my first post of the New Year than a recap on my 2012 favourites. I discovered some really great products in 2012 which I think will be staples for a long time. So here they are!!

Urban Decay Naked Palette II

I literally use this every single day that I put makeup on (which is most days). It's so handy to have everything you need for so many different looks all in one. The quality and pigmentation of these shadows is just amazing! 

NARS Laguna Bronzer & Penny Lane Blush

This bronzer is hands down the best I've ever tried. It just gives the perfect glow without being too shimmery and glittery. The blush is a cream blush and is the ultimate natural rosy colour, you need to make sure to apply a powder blush over the top so it doesn't melt off though (especially in the Australian heat!)

M.A.C Cooling Liquid Powder - Truth & Light

This was actually a gift from a friend Wakako, you can use it all over your face but I think its the perfect highlighter. 

M.A.C Prep + Prime

This is a salmon based colour correction pen for getting rid of dark circles. I have terrible dark circles and this stuff works wonders! It is a strong salmon colour to counteract the purples and blues under your eyes so you need to make sure to apply your foundation over the top. 

Revlon Colourstay Foundation

This is my all time favourite foundation that I have tried so far, I've gone through about 5 bottles of this!  It has very build-able coverage, so you can choose to have a lighter coverage or more full coverage. I use number 180 Sand Beige.

Sigma F84 & P86 Brushes 

This is what I like to use to apply my foundation and concealer. I use the Angled Top Kabuki F84 for foundation and the Precision Tapered P86 for concealer. They give a great finish and the angles are so unique and perfect for application!

Covergirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara

I don't like wasting money on high end mascaras and find that everyone I've ever bought was disappointing. Covergirl make amazing mascaras for a fraction of the price so save your money for something thats worth paying the extra for!

DollyWink Liquid Liner Pen

This is a Japanese brand liner and is my all time favourite. I think I paid under $20 and am yet to find anything that beats it! It handles well and is easy to use and very pigmented.

M.A.C Eye Kohls in Smoulder and Fascinating 

These liners are nice and creamy and will last you forever. While they come with quite a high price tag in Aus (I paid about $40 each!) they are definitely worth the money! Particularly Smoulder, my friends are forever wanting to borrow that one haha.

Urban Decay Primer Potion

Last but not least, I couldn't live without my Urban Decay eyeshadow primer! This is what makes my eyes last through 11 days at work without a smudge! A must for any makeup lover.

Let me know what your 2012 faves were in the comments below so I can check them out! 



  1. i was wondering where you were :) great post! i love my nars laguna to! yours def looks well loved! i must try penny lane blush oh and i love the naked palettes to :) how much of a rip off is mac in australia!!! seriously it pees me of lol but i do love smoulder xxx kat

    1. haha it has been a hectic Christmas and New Years! But I'm back now :) I need a new nars laguna so bad but I can't live without it so until I have time to get a new one I'm clinging to this one! lol. I've been lucky enough to have a lot of friends visit America recently so for a while I got my mac stuff pretty cheap, but now I'm starting to have to pay full price (ToT) is really good tho! Cheack it out, I got my nars penny lane for like $25 on there! Xx