Thursday 5 January 2012

2011 Favourites: Part 1- Makeup

I’m a little late with this but I wanted to do a short list of my highlights of the last year. There are some gaps, especially around the skincare and bodycare, mainly as there have not been any stand out superb items this year in these categories. I am still searching for these!!
Perfume of 2011 – Viktor & Rolf, Flowerbomb
I adore this and chose it as my wedding scent in June. It is a lovely sweet floral scent with an undercurrent of pepper to it and is very distinctive. I am on my second bottle of it already!
 Lipstick – Chanel Rouge Coco Mademoiselle(review here)

Bought on a whim, and my first foray into Chanel’s Rouge Cocos, this is a neutral, easy to wear shade which goes with everything. It helps me to look polished and pulled together in one easy swipe.

Lipgloss - Benefit Ticket to Glossytown (review here)
There has not been one outstanding lipgloss for me this year, however I have enjoyed using Benefit’s Ticket to Glossytown set, which was a set of 6 mini lipglosses from their permanent line, suitable for all occasions. 

Lip Balm- Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm in Peach  
I reviewed this in full here but it has been my staple through all of summer, during my holidays and into the winter. It keeps my lips feeling super smooth and provides a hint of colour which warms up my skin.

Eyeshadows – Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombres (review here)

I started with one and swiftly bought another two shades, and I have a feeling there will be more purchases in the future…. These are really easy to use and stay put for hours. I reviewed these here.

 Mascara – L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara
This was the mascara that finally made me shift my allegiance from Max Factor False Lash Effect. It applies easily, has a wand that I haven’t managed to poke myself in the eye with yet, and stays on all day without flaking or smudging which is a rarity for me!
Foundation / Tinted Moisturiser – No 7 Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser (review here)
This was a winner for me and I’m onto my 3rd bottle! I have been using this daily for over a year as it evens out my skin tone and provides a small amount of coverage for those days when I don’t want to wear full foundation.
Blush – Benefit Coralista
 My go-to everyday shade for an easy flush of colour without too many sparkles. It is very similar to Nars Orgasm.
Concealer – Bobbi Brown Touch up Stick in Warm Sand
A HG product for me, I have been buying this for several years now. In stick form, it is very handy for touch ups throughout the day and blends effortlessly to cover blemishes and imperfections whilst never caking.
Nail Polish – Chanel Graphite
I did a recent NOTD using this for New Year’s Eve and it is the polish I have worn most over the past 6 months. I never have a problem with wear time with Chanel polishes and this glides on beautifully and is unique to my collection.

What were your makeup hits of 2011?


  1. I love the chanel illusion shadows too and my flowerbomb has unfortunately run out :( my make up hits of 2011 were anything chanel and sleek make up and mua for cheaper make up alternatives! x

  2. my hits were Maybelline Gel Eyeliner and Tom Ford Lipstick! x

  3. Hayley - I love Sleek too, I have a new found obsession with their pout polish!

    Sandra - I haven't tried the Maybelline Gel eyeliner yet, will have to investigate.