It’s almost the end of the year so I just want to share my favourite makeup products for face of 2010! I am not going to name a favourite product in each category but will just name the products that I really loved this year. This is obviously my personal opinion and I would really love to hear about your favourite products!
Illamasqua Satin Primer
This works amazing if you have dry skin. I just mix a tiny bit of this primer with foundation and it gives a beautiful dewy finish. It doesn’t look greasy but I would use it only on the dry skin. Read review here.
Make Up For Ever HD Powder
It works like a “real life” Photoshop, it blurs all the imperfections. Now don’t get me wrong it won’t make your skin look perfect if you have a lot of problems but it does change the way your makeup looks a lot. It is also an amazing products for taking photos. Read review here.
Too Faced Bronzers
These are great for brightening up the face, I use them to give the face the warm glow. Too Faced brozners are shimmery but not over the top, they give just a perfect shade. My favourite are Pink Leopard and Sun Bunny. Read review here.
Hoola by Benefit
This was my favourite bronzer for contouring this year, I’ve used it a lot on myself and on others. It has a matte finish which looks nice on a lot of skin tones. Read review here.
This was the most difficult task to choose my favourite blushes because there are
Now here is something that I would really want to get! Femme Metale set from Benefit. I am a HUGE fan of their creaseless cream eye shadows and here you get 3 shades and also 3 eye pencils (for me that would be just a nice bonus)
But the bad thing is that it’s available only in the US only for Sephora’s beauty insiders. If you are one of them, I am jealous. And if I were you I would get this set for sure!
The set contains:
3 x 0.16 oz Creaseless Cream Eyeshadows in
- Platinum (metallic white)
- Plum-ing For Gold (metallic plum)
- Taupe-aztic (metallic golden beige)
3 x 0.04 oz Eyeliners in
- Blinged (silver)
- Gem-N-Eye (golden olive shimmer)
- Steel Her Date (steal blue shimmer)
Here is round-up of the gorgeous Benefit Cosmetics’ tints. I am a huge fan and I really enjoy using them on myself and others.
All three provide a long-lasting staying power and natural looking effect, which I love, of course. I don’t really use these on the lips but do love them as blushes, a lot.
Posietint and ChaCha Tint have a gel-like formula and finish and Benetint has a watery finish. The trick with all three is to work quickly until it is set, as you won’t be able to blend it otherwise.
My personal favourite
I’ve stayed most of the Saturday at home as I had guests so wanted to keep it very simple. Here are the products I wore.
Rouge Bunny Rouge’s Tinted Moisturiser Sketches on Water is my latest obsession. It is perfect for winter, it doesn’t enhance any dryness and looks great even on the weather beaten, dehydrated skin! Gives a very natural coverage and people won’t be able to tell that it’s not just your skin. The coverage is enough for me but you may want to use concealer locally. I use shade Adansonia but you can see my swatches of all shades here.
The brand’s Blush Wand in Rubens is a relatively new product for me but so far I am loving it.
I just LOVE Benefit sets! They are amazing if you want to try the products of the brand but don’t want to spend a fortune. This is how I got familiar with Benefit myself: I just bought several sets (they usually have a lot of Christmas) and then bought the products that I loved the most in the original size.
So here is one more adorable set which is called Primpcess Set and which you can get for £25 at the Benefit UK website.
This kit contains:
- boi-ing 02 concealer,
- creaseless cream shadow/liner: r.s.v.p.,
- 3 powder shadows: for contouring, for accenting, for lining,
- BADgal mini mascara,
- eye bright instant eye brightener,
- brushes galore & a lesson.
I think that’s a great price for so many products and it is definitely worth getting it if you are new to the brand or want to have your fave products in one palette. There will be some more great sets but, unfortunately, I couldn’t get the updates.