My Best Beauty Products of 2010!

I apologise for being a bit late on this one, but it took me a while to narrow down all of my favourites from the past year.  I’m pretty sure I’ve forgotten to include some super 2010 products but when I happen upon them I’ll do a post! 

So here are my favourite products, new and old, from 2010.



Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo – I don’t know how I would have survived 2010 without this product.  I probably went through about 15 of these cans; I’ve never repurchased a product more than this.  It keeps my hair smelling fresh and looking clean, it gets rid of my greasy roots if I don’t have time to wash my hair on those busy uni days. 

Flirty Body Spray Superdrug – Cheap and cheerful, these scents last so well on my skin and clothes and they instantly put me in a good mood when I spritz them.  The only body sprays I’ve used since I was 15, and I’ve already got through four of them in the past three months.

The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Monoi Miracle Oil – My favourite body moisturizer and multiuse product of 2010.  Keeps my skin feeling soft, my hair feeling silky and I even used it as a massage oil last week.  Smells beautiful, lasts me ages, such good value.

Prive Shine Serum – Only discovered this in the latter half of the year but I don’t know how I controlled my locks without it!  Its full of organic ingredients and controls my shine and makes my hair feel SO soft.  Will definitely repurchase.

Freederm -  Has kept my skin in control all year, whenever I felt like I was getting a spot I’d apply this and it would vanish in half the time that it normally would.  About to purchase my third tube of this stuff!  I’d recommend it to people who get pimples from stress!

L’Oreal infallible foundation in Porcelain –  The foundation I knew I could rely on all year round.  So happy that I know have a foundation that I know matches my pale skin tone perfectly.  Lasts well on my skin and isn’t too pricey for a good foundation.


MAC Zoom lash black fast – My new favourite everrrrrr mascara!  Discovered this when the MAC Venomous Villains collection came out, and I haven’t stopped using it since!  Makes my lashes long and voluptuous, a definite favourite discovery of 2010.

Bunny Rouge As if it were Summer Still… Bronzer -   Words can’t describe how much I have totally fallen for this bronzer.  Before I got this I had never ever worn bronzers because I couldn’t find one that didn’t make my pale skin look orange – but this has totally exceeded all expectations.  It makes my cheekbones look bronzed, it contours really well and lasts a surprisingly last time on my face.  You only need a little and the packaging is fab – I totally recommend this.  Its pricey at £44 but I’ve already saved up for and bought another because I love it that much.

YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick #13 Peach Passion –  Absolute lipstick gold dust.  The most perfect summer colour for me, has an incredible silky feel to it, beautiful packaging, I couldn’t possibly ask for more in a lipstick.  I can’t wait for the weather to get warmer so I can wear this with a cute denim jacket and flip flops!

Estee Lauder Crystal Baby Lipstick – My absolute perfect nude lipstick.  It smells beautiful, lasts well, keeps my lips soft and I know I can wear it whatever my mood.

MAC Ever Hip – I couldn’t wait for the Liberty of London collection in 2010 and I knew I had to get this lipstick.  This was the product that converted me to a peachy pink lover.  Stunning colour, cute packaging, I wish it wasn’t limited edition.

The Body Shop Lip Liner in #10 Pink Brown – My perfect lip-liner, matches my lips perfectly and has lasted me all year.

Topshop Nice N’ Neutral Nail Polish – 2010 saw me being a bit less adventurous with my nail colours and I decided that I really adored pretty, clean, neat, nude nails.  This is my favourite nude polish.  I love the whole makeup range that Top Shop launched in 2010, I’m looking forward to their 2011 products!

Stargazer Holographic Glitter – This is my must have for nights out on the town.  Holographic glitter that I applied on various special occasions on top of my dark smokey silver eyes.  I also started experimenting with sprinkling this over nail varnish in 2010 and it looks really cute – will do a tutorial soon!  This glitter is stunning, versatile and soooooo affordable!

The Body Shop Blusher in #05 – My favourite and most worn blusher of 2010, looks like a natural contour/flushed colour on my cheeks. 

The Body Shop Hemp Lip Balm – I bought this a while back and recently rediscovered it, and it has kept my lips soft all through the winter months.  I really recommend this lip balm and will continue using it throughout this year!

Bourjois Effet 3D Les Nudes Lip-Gloss in #34 – I discovered this gloss last year and its become a firm favourite, actually, its become my favourite lip gloss ever.  Smells incredible, isn’t sticky or tacky at all and matches my lip colour. 


GOSH Velvet Kohl Eyeliner in Black Ink – My staple black kohl eyeliner, I use this every single day and I adore it.  Its really pigmented, its soft so it doesn’t drag on the skin around my eyes and sharpens really easily and without mess.

Sleek Storm Palette – This deserves the palette of the year award in my opinion, I just adore it.  All the colours are stunning and pigmented, its so affordable at under £6, and has lasted me almost all year (I’ve just purchased a few back ups which I’ve started using!).  When going on holiday in ‘10, this was always a staple in my make up bag and it didn’t take up any room at all.  Everyone should own this!

MAC Nylon Eyeshadow – My absolute favourite highlight eyeshadow and one which I wear daily, it really suits my pale skin and also goes well with any other eyeshadow, no matter what the colour.

MAC NC15 Studio Finish Concealer – I don’t know how I ever lived without this concealer in my life (as dramatic as that sounds!).  I used to use stick concealers which just dried my skin out and never matched my skin colour exactly, but this is just perfect.  The perfect amount of coverage as well, I use this on all problem areas on my face almost everyday, and often without the use of foundation.

LUSH Honey I Washed the Kids Solid Perfume – My favourite perfume which was discontinued in 2010, which I’m gutted about, but I managed to stock up on a few before they all disappeared.  I adore the sweet smell, and the fact that its a solid perfume meaning it lasts forever and also is small enough to keep in my purse to apply on the go.  LUSH, please bring this beauty back soon!!

Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation in Porcelain – I stocked up on these in 2010 and use it when my skin isn’t being ‘naughty’.  Its really light but the coverage is buildable, you get so much product in each pot and its been lovely at setting my makeup.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Night Cream – I have used this daily in either the morning or evening throughout the year and its kept my skin moisturized and soft and it has never given me spots.  I can’t fault it and I’ll continue using this throughout next year!

That’s it!! My 2010 favourites! 

I’m already excited by all the great products already hitting the shelves in 2011 and I’m sure that I’ll gain a lot more ‘star’ products. 

Did you have any of the same favourites as me?  What are you looking forward to trying in 2011?




  1. January 16, 2011 / 8:58 pm

    Totally agreed on the Batiste – I reckon I went through One can of original, one of Boho, two/three of tropical and about three minis! x

  2. January 16, 2011 / 8:58 pm

    Some great picks. I really like the Lily Lolo foundation as well, so far it's my favourite mineral foundation and I love the Ever Hip l/s too. You have me curious about the YSL Rouge Volupte as I have another shade but not that one.

  3. January 16, 2011 / 9:00 pm

    I LOVE bastiste tropical dry shampoo<3,I really want to try a YSL lipstick!xx

  4. January 17, 2011 / 6:15 pm

    I've been thinking of trying the lily lolo mineral foundation for a while & they just released a new shade – which matches me perfectly! I have very dry sensitive skin so hopefully it won't irritate me like most foundations do 🙂 <3

  5. January 17, 2011 / 7:55 pm

    WOW! There are some amazing products! They're all so amazing! Thanks for a lovely blog post and Happy new year!
    Bex XxX

  6. January 17, 2011 / 8:05 pm

    Jenny – I'm so addicted, glad I'm not the only one whose been through loads!!

    Meeta – Its my fav mineral foundation too, all the others have been too dark for my skin colour so the variety of shades is very good! I really recommend the YSL lippie, what one do you have??xx

    Holly – Go to your nearest counter and try them out, you'll fall in love I'm sure!! XX

    Sofi – I really recommend LilyLolo – if you do know your shade then order a little sample from them to try out first, they only cost a few pounds and so you can test it out before you buy a full one! Its never irratated my skin which can be sensitive sometimes, so hopefully you'll be fine! Let me know if you get one!! XX

    Bex-4-Ever – Glad you liked the post and hope you have a lovely year toooo!!! <3 xx

  7. January 17, 2011 / 8:58 pm

    Hi Katie – I have the Rouge Volupte in 03 Ultimate Beige which I love to use with more dramatic eyes as it's a more natural shade for me.

  8. January 17, 2011 / 8:59 pm

    Hi Katie!
    I recently went Platinum Blonde again(yay!!) But I'm having trouble with my hair going yellow quickly. Would you mind doing a post on what you are currently using in addition to the prive products? As well as any tips or suggestions?


  9. January 18, 2011 / 10:02 pm

    Yesss Hemp lip balm ! The Hemp body butter is a miracle as well, the whole range is

  10. January 20, 2011 / 11:21 pm

    Great post! Just found your blog and it's awesome – now following.
    Zoe x
    My blog, DiamondSolitaire

  11. January 21, 2011 / 11:15 am

    Katie, i really love your blog, it seems you have almost totally the same skin type as me, as i've tried a few of the things you suggest (especially the body shop vit e face oil) and they work wonders.
    Really great to see your favourite products,keep up the amazeo work!

  12. March 31, 2011 / 2:26 pm

    I also LOVE the Batiste product! It just recently arrived in South Africa and it's fabulous.

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