Favourite Beauty Products Of 2012: Makeup

Before I start, I have to say that it was very hard to narrow my list  of favourite makeup products of 2012 but I’ve tried my best.

Let’s take a look at what I’ve chosen…

Face

Benefit Erase Paste

I don’t really use concealer on a daily basis, unless I have a new, really bad spot,  I just use Touche Eclat under my eyes and that’s all. But if I had to choose my favourite “concealer” type of product – that would be this one. It is a creamy peach corrector which works great for the  dark under eyes circles. I had a review of it but because of some tech problems, it was deleted, need to re-write it soon.

Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB SPF 20 

One of my favourite face products you can read the details why here. If you can afford it, I would definitely recommend.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Tinted Moisturiser Sketches on Water

This gives a very natural finish and light coverage and you can’t see it on the face, at all! Miracle for dry skin in cold weather, as it doesn’t enhance any dry patches.  See all the shade available here.

Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer

It is a very nice foundation that gives a dewy finish so works great for my dry skin. The shade Porcelain is a great fit for fair skin and works for me in AW, in SS, I use the second lightest shade – Beige. Plus it comes with concealer which is a great deal for the price. Want to know more?

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl

This product probably doesn’t even need an introduction. It’s the best highlighter out there, it gives a  very natural and beautiful effect.

Cheeks

Wow, I was able to choose only three blushers, although I was very tempted to add more of them.

BECCA Cream Blush in Amaryllis 

My favourite blush for AW months, perfect cool toned and natural looking, gives a nice

Burberry Beauty: AW15, Contouring and SS16

Here is a  preview of what is new from Burberry, some things are already out, and some will be available only for Spring.

Although it seems that we have seen it all when it comes to contouring, the brand just released their version of the shading products. And I personally really love the look of them.

Burberry Face Contour - Effortless Contouring Pen Face & Eyes

 Effortless Contouring Pens Face & Eyes in Medium No. 01 and  Dark No. 02. are designed to  effortlessly sculpt the face, the results look very natural and the technique is fool-proof (watch a video below). Already available from Sephora for $37 and soon to be available from Harrods.

Here is a video with Wendy Rowe showing how she create the look for the SS16 show, and how to use the contouring pens. And it is always

Burberry Velvet & Lace Makeup Collection for Spring 2016

Burberry just released a killer new beauty collection Velvet & Lace. And that look with a strong lip and  a natural skin… I think it is perfection, and Wendy Rowe (Artistic Consultant Burberry, MUA who created it) just rocks! If you are  not a fan of pastels, this is the way to go for Spring. Plus, there are so many brand new exciting products.

Burberry Velvet & Lace Makeup Collection for Spring 2016 promo

Like the stars of the collection – SPRING/SUMMER 2016 RUNWAY PALETTES in White 01,  02 Nude Gold

“A lightweight illuminating face powder set with an intricate lace-pattern design, inspired by the delicate fabrics from the womenswear show. Pearly, translucent powder  that lifts and brightens the complexion with a lace pattern.”

Burberry SPRING SUMMER 2016 RUNWAY PALETTES in White 01, 02 Nude Gold

EYE COLOUR CONTOUR, $37

  • 100 Natural
  • 104 Almond
  • 106 Pale Cooper (not shown)
  • 108 Midnight Brown
  • 112 Rosewood
  • 116 Dusy Mauve
  • 124 Stone Grey

“Versatile, mistake-proof pen designed to sculpt and smoke the eyes for effortless results. The precision dome tip follows the natural curve of the eye to add dimension and depth, while the creamy formula blends into the lash line for an intense smokey effect. Crease-free and waterproof for an all-day flawless finish. ”

Burberry EYE COLOUR CONTOUR makeup spring 2016

More eye shadows:

SS16 New Beauty Products: Burberry, theBalm and Benefit

Here is a weekly update of the new products for face, lips and eyes that caught my attention, and are worth the purchase, in my opinion.

SS16 New Beauty Products Burberry, theBalm and Benefit

theBalm Meet Matt Trimony Matte Eyeshadow Palette, $42 Nordstrom and ASOS.

theBalm eye shadows are brilliant (my reviews here and here), and I am loving the look of the new matte palette which is the third  in the  Meet Matt line. There are nine new shades: Matt Lin, Thomas, Rossi, Lopez, Kumar, Moskowitz, Evans, Reed and Ahmed.

Benefit Benefit Cosmetics Dew the Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer, $28 from Sephora

As I’ve already said,  it will be all about

Holiday Gift Guide: Luxury Highlighters

As promised, here is a new “Holiday Gift Guide” feature, and this time it is all about those luxuriuos highlighters. Because we have to glow for the festive season, am I right?

Probably the most desired highligher palette this season will be Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Powder – Surreal Light, and there are also some gorgeous variants other Christmas collections, especially Lancome. But what other highlighters are worth your attention?

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Burberry Gold Glow Pressed Powder, $68 from Saks

How beautiful is this gem with a LE, golden packaging. Gold Glow, a radiance-boosting pressed powder delicately scented with My Burberry.  Use the brush to highlight cheekbones, nose, shoulders and décolletage for a natural, radiant glow.

Trish McEvoy Light & Lift Face Color Duo, $68 from Nordstrom

I had to include Trish, as her face products are some of the best, I am a huge fan. Here is how this new release is described: “The soft, weightless powders glide on evenly and invisibly for a naturally lit-from-within look. Apply the champagne tone to areas you