Saturday, 28 January 2012

2011 Favourites.

- Skincare - 

♥ Liz Earle Cleanse + Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser: A firm favourite in the blogging world, removes every trace of makeup. 
Liz Earle Normal/Combination Moisturiser: My favourite moisturiser, not too heavy or greasy and absorbs in well. 
Clinique All About Eyes Rich Eye Cream: An excellent light but moisturising eye cream, also cools and helps with puffiness. 
Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil in Gel: An amazing gentle cleanser to remove the last traces of makeup. 
Jurlique Soothing Foaming Cleanser: My absolute favourite cleanser, leaves my skin so so soft and fresh. 

- Face Products - 

♥ Rimmel Stay Matte Powder: I prefer this over MAC MSF Natural, a great way to set makeup and absorb excess oils on the cheap!
Topshop Highlighter in Sunbeam: I think this may be sold out now, but it's my favourite highlighter ever!
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation: I've gone off this a bit now, despite using it for the last two years. The colour is all wrong for me, but still the best foundation I've come across in terms of finish and coverage. 
Benefit The Pore-Fessional Primer: Hands down, the best primer I've found (after trying so many!) makes pores invisible and also creates the smoothest base. 
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer: Heavy duty coverage without looking caked or unnatural. 

- Eye Products - 

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara: the best mascara I've ever tried, leaves my eyelashes thick and full of volume. 
Bobbi Brown Concealer Kit: Perfect for concealing under eye bags, without being heavy or creasing. 
Benefit Brow-Zings in Medium: I've never used any other eyebrow product, this has everything you need. 
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler: A recent purchase but already in my favourites, makes such a difference. 
MAC Fluidline Eyeliner in Blacktrack: Perfect for thick, black eyeliner and my favourite cat flicks. Lasts all day and never smudges. 

 - Lip Products - 

MAC Lipstick in Creme Cup: The perfect shade for me, lasts well and doesn't dry out lips. 
Revlon Matte Lipstick in Smoked Peach: A lovely warm orange/peach shade, goes on easily without being drying. Lasts well for a matte lipstick. 
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink in the Afternoon: My favourite pink lipstick, very pigmented and lovely finish.  
♥ Look Beauty Double Hit Lip in Rose Riot: A lipstick and gloss duo, a gorgeous colour - wear alone or together. 

 - Blushers - 

Benefit Bella Bamba: A shimmery coral which has quickly become one of my favourites. 
NARS Orgasm Powder Blush: My all time favourite blush, a peachy pink with gold shimmer. This suits all skintones! 
MAC Fleur Power Powder Blush: A bright pink with a Satin finish, gives such a lovely, natural flush.
♥ MAC LE Bite of An Apple Blush: Similar to Fleur Power but matte and a bit brighter. 
Illamasqua Powder Blush in Beg: A dusty pink with a matte finish, although I tend to add highlighter.

 - Nail Polishes -

Models Own Utopia: A perfect white/lilac shade, my newest favourite! 
Models Own Juicy Jules: Perfect for using on one finger, this goes with everything! 
Models Own Slate Green: I love this colour, a darker mint. 
Missguided Nail Splash in Misstique: I love the quality of these polishes, I wear this teal shade often.
No7 in Cheeky Chops: This looks like Shellac when it's on, and the colour is beautiful. It lasts a good few days before it chips too. 

- Misc. -

Sigma F80 Brush: The perfect brush for applying foundation, buffs in so naturally. I'll never use anything else. 
St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse: My favourite fake tan, it applies easily and naturally without streaking. 
Marc Jacobs Daisy EDP: Probably my favourite perfume, fresh, floral and light. 
Kiehl's Creme de Corps Body Lotion: Unscented, moisturising without being greasy and absorbs in well. 
MAC Matte Gel: The perfect prep product to absorb excess oils, I use this on my T-Zone under foundation. 

 - Hair Products -

Dove Express Treatment Conditioner: My favourite conditioner, it only takes a minute and leaves hair feeling amazing. It also smells delicious. 
Aussie Luscious Long Leave-in-Conditioner: Perfect for when you can't quite get the brush through your wet hair! 
L'Oreal Mythic Oil: This has been replaced by Moroccanoil, but I do love this product. It smells lovely and leaves ends feeling soft and conditioned. 
L'Oreal Pli: The perfect product for creating texture and volume at the roots. 
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum: The best serum I've used for leaving hair soft, shiny and frizz-free. 


  1. There's so many products here that i want to try out now! Especially tempted by bella bamba and the porefessional primer, keep hearing good things about those!

  2. I like a lot of these products too :) you've also given me a couple of products to add to my wishlist!x

  3. great post! i really want to try the collection 2000 creme puffs and liz earle products :)

    maddie xx

  4. Great post! your make up always looks so flawless without being ott! xx

  5. Love this post hun and agree with the majority of things you mentioned!

    Lovely blog by the way.

    Amy xx

  6. I loved reading this! Great products. I really want to try the Liz Earle cleanser! x

  7. love this post! I Really want to try creme cup, porefessional and bella bamba! xx

  8. The awkward moment when I buy everything on this list I don't already own and my bank account starts to hate me...
    Great post!
    amy x

  9. Really helpful post! If only I had the budget to buy ALL of these items.... xo

  10. I really need to get creme cup, it looks so perfect but for some reason I just never end up getting it.

  11. Thanks for this!

    I'm the same as you, loved Mythic Oil but it has been replaced with Moroccan Oil!

  12. What a great post, I'm always searching for skincare products with as much natural ingredients as possible and I've heard really good things about Jurlique products. The Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish was one of my favourites of 2011 too! x

  13. Keihls Creme De Corps is AMAZING! My all time favorite! :)
    x George - dont forget to enter my giveaway!

  14. Have you tried the Superdrug Vitamin E hot cloth cleanser? It's only £3.99 an (I think) is amazing!
    That Dove conditioner is the bomb too! I was so surprised when I used it and it's so cheap!

  15. I love the Liz Earle moisturiser for normal/combination skin! It's fab :)

    Gem x

  16. Some of these products look incredible! I especially agree with Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer, Collection 2000 Creme Puff, Sigma F80 and Models Own Juicy Jules :)! xx

  17. great post, will definitely try some of these products. revlon smoked peach is my current fave lipstick, so nice on.

  18. Really need to try Benefit's Pore-professional! I have been eyeing it for ages, also the Creme Cup lippie by Mac is my all time fav! I have repurchased that beauty 3 times already! xxxx

  19. Really enjoyed your post ! And I was considering trying the Dove conditioner as I have heard great things about it ! xx

  20. i really enjoyed this post and i think i'll definitely be having a try of a few of these products! X

  21. Great post + recommendations(: I'm trying to limit my spending to save for a holiday but reading this has made me want to splurge!ha xo

  22. I love Porefessional and cream puff!!
    great post xx

  23. I love this post! I always find it interesting to see others favorite products!

  24. i love the collection 2000 concealer too! really want to try some of the nail varnishes that youve mentioned and the cream puff! xxx