2012 Favourites: Face

Monday, 7 January 2013


Clarins Instant Smooth Primer - This favourite is a slight cheat as I've actually only had it a couple of weeks but I'm already in love with it! It's hands down the best primer I've tried, makes my skin look flawless even before foundation and keeps my makeup looking perfect all day

Origins Plantscription Concealer - I was a bit wary of purchasing this product as it was my first venture into Origins makeup line but since I love so much of their skincare, I thought I would buy it on a whim. After using this for a few months, I can completely confirm that this is worth it's price tag. I only use concealer under my eyes and it does a perfect job of hiding dark circles, not creasing and not looking cakey under the eye. I'd highly recommend!

YSL Touche Eclat Foundation - I have to say, it's only now that I'm going through testing a load of different foundation as since this came out, I haven't really used anything else up until about 2 weeks ago. It adds such a beautiful radiance to the skin and looks very natural which is what I look for in an everyday foundation. The only downside I find and the only reason I'm trying different foundations now is the fact I can't wear it on a night out (spf ghostface anyone?) and that it isn't always as long wearing as I'd like. Other than that, it is an incredible product I've loved this year

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in 'Medium' - This product is always a favourite of mine that I've loved for years - it helps my makeup to last far longer without looking cakey or too overdone on my skin. One I will repurchase over and over.

MAC Blush in 'Coygirl' - If you've read my blog for a while you'll know how much I adore this shade. I find it works beautifully on my pale complexion to add the right amount of flushed colour. I won't say too much as I've already spoken about it here in my favourite blushes and in my MAC favourites post

I apologize for the length of this post, as you can probably tell this is one of my favourite categories of products! What are your favourite face products of the year? :)

12 comments:

  1. The blush looks absolutely gorgeous. I love pinks in that tone. I've also been really wanting to try out the YSL Foundation. Would you say it's good for Oily skin? Btw, lovely blog you have here!
    -Shelley

    xxx

    http://cafeaulaitbeauty.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. It is incredible, so underrated! YSL foundation is probably best for normal skin types but it doesn't make me oilier or anything (I have an oily nose and chin) just as long as you repowder occassionally it's fine for me :) thanks! xx

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  2. The MAC powder is like my favorite, of all time really. I really need to try the clarins primer- I've heard such great things about it as well xx

    http://cestkenza.blogspot.com/

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    1. Mine too and it really is worth the investment :) x

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  3. I really really want to try the clarins primer, I've read some great reviews :) x

    www.alexa-bella.blogspot.com

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  4. I LOVE Clarins Instant Smooth Primer. I never see it reviewed anywhere so I am so, so happy to see it get some love here. Great favourites. I've never used a MAC blush before, not on purpose though, what's the formula like?

    http://skinperfecting.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. ahh it's incredible I'm so happy with it! I think it depends what type you get, I find some are a bit too shimmery for my liking but Coygirl is perfect.

      I've just found out it's being discontinued though! :( x

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  5. Mac MSF is one of my Holy Grail items, it's just amazing! I love it, although I have mine in light for my white skin lol :)
    Gem x | MissMakeupMagpie.com

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  6. I just picked up a sample of the YSL foundation and can't wait to try it out - just hope I love it as much as my Giorgio Armani Luminous silk. Glad it works for you!

    The Mac mineralise skin finish is one of my favourites, I used it every day and love how natural it sets makeup and adds that extra glow without caking the foundation!

    www.SamuelJamesMorris.com

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    1. it's lovely, hope you love it too! :) x

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