Here are some of my favorite beauty products in 2011…
MAC Cosmetics: I’m going to give this one to MAC for releasing the Mega Metal Shadows, Kissable Lip Colours, new Paint Pots shades, and many other great products in 2011.
Wet ‘n’ Wild: They released a lot of great affordable products in 2011. I especially love their Color Icon™ eyeshadows!
Silk Naturals: They’re constantly coming up with great new products at reasonable prices. Plus, their customer service is one of the best!
MAC Mega Metal Shadows and MAC Kissable Lip Colours: I LOVE these! Both formulas were released with MAC’s Peacocky collection in 2011. Unfortunately, these were limited edition products, but I know a few KLC will be repromoted in 2012.
Urban Decay Primer Potions: I have tried a few eyeshadow primers, but I always find myself reaching for UDPP. (I have Eden, Greed, Sin, and Original.)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams: I love cream eyeshadows, and I own quite a few, but MUFE Aqua Creams are definitely my favorites.
MAC Mega Metal Shadows: I have fifteen of these, and I LOVE them all. They are richly pigmented, very soft, silky smooth, and easily blendable. They last all day without fading or creasing. I hope MAC would repromote or make these permanent.
Silk Naturals Eyelights: I really like these. Each color has a highlight that changes hue depending on the light source and how the light hits it. I hope to see more of this in 2012.
MAC Fluidlines: They feel very smooth and creamy. They wear all day without fading, smudging, or budging. I only have a couple of these, but I plan to get a few more in 2012.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes: New love for me! They are smooth, well-pigmented, budge-proof, smudge-proof, and long-lasting.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liners: Like the MUFE Aqua Eyes, these are also budgeproof, smudgeproof, and long-lasting. The color range is pretty impressive too.
Lashem Double Trouble Mascara: This has become one of my favorites. My lashes look longer and thicker, and I love the fact that it doesn’t clump even after a few coats.
Silk Naturals Organic Lip Balms: These lip balms are wonderful. They are super moisturizing! They feel very soft on the lips (not waxy), and they smell yummy.
MAC Mattene Lipsticks: The texture is light, smooth, and creamy. They apply beautifully and provide an opaque color coverage. It has great lasting power without drying out your lips.
MAC Kissable Lipcolours: These feel really nice on the lips. The texture is lightweight and creamy. They are long-lasting, but they’re not sticky or drying at all, and they have that yummy vanilla scent. I loved these so much I ended up getting all 12 colors launched in MAC’s Peacocky collection.
NARS Blushes: I got the NARS Danmari All About Cheeks Palette a few months ago, and now I’m hooked on NARS blushes. They are well pigmented, silky smooth, easily blendable, and long-lasting. I plan to get a few more in the future.
NARS Bronzing Powders: They apply beautifully, blend really well, and look great on the skin without looking muddy or orange.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish: These are my favorites! They feel very soft and silky smooth, look gorgeous on my skin, and give me the perfect healthy glow.
Korres Face Primer: It makes my skin seem smoother and my makeup looking fresh without any silicone, parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes/fragrances, mineral oils, petrochemicals, phthalates, and GMOs.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer: It has a great coverage and consistency. It is long-lasting and doesn’t crease under my eyes.
Revlon ColorStay Foundation: I really like this foundation. It looks natural, feels lightweight, provides good coverage, and lasts all day.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural: When I’m in a rush or when I want a barely-there makeup look, I just buff this in with a kabuki brush, and my skin looks beautiful.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural: This is not only great on its own, but it also works well when used over liquid foundation. It sets it and it adds just a bit more coverage.
MAC Brushes: These are a great investment. They are well-made and durable. I love these and use them on a daily basis.
I’d love to hear some of your 2011 favorites!