Favourite Beauty Products of 2012!

Okay, okay I’m a little late with this but it’s only because I had trouble narrowing down all my favourites from the past year!  It’s been a great year for makeup and I’ve discovered and found a load of new, incredible beauty products!  I’ve split my favourites in to three categories: Base & Face, Eyes and Lips!

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Base & Face Products

Foundation has to go to MAC’s Full Coverage Foundation which has lasted me so well, even after constant use.  This foundation gives me such good coverage even when my skin is horrendous.  (Runner up goes to Cover FX’s Total Cover Cream foundation).  Concealer of the year has to be Collection 2000’s Long Lasting Perfecting concealer, this is an absolute bargain product which now goes everywhere with me (I’ve also got my Mum AND Dad addicted to this!).  Gives coverage and lasts well on the skin!  Fair is the perfect shade for my pale skin.  Eye Primer has to be the famous Urban Decays Primer Potion (no need to discuss why).  Highlighter of the year is MAC’s Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel; this liquid highlighter gives me the most natural glow.  Favourite blusher of the year goes to another affordable product; 17’s Blusher in Brickie.  This shade has a great pigmentation and goes well with my skin all year round.  Finally, big thumbs up for the Real Techniques Buffing Brush for helping apply my foundation perfectly!

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Lip Products

Four products here which have kept my lips in top shape and which have been used almost daily!  Firstly to keep my lips soft I have used The Body Shop’s Cocoa Butter Lipbalm; it smells like chocolate and keeps my lips moisturized.  To line my lips my favourite product has been The Body Shop’s Lip Liner in Pink Brown, it is the perfect natural shade for my lips.  Favourite Lipstick is my holy grail lippie, which is Barely There by Sleek Makeup.  New Entry is in the form of Stila’s Stay All Day Lipstick in Dolce which come in a variety of beautiful shades which are deeply pigmented and last on the lips!

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Eye Products
Favourite Palette of the year has to be the HD Brows Palette in Vamp – I used this as both brow and eyeshadow powders throughout 2012 as the shades are just perfect for daily wear.  MAC’s Nylon Eyeshadow wins Favourite Individual Eyeshadow award for it’s beauty and ability to go with any other shade.  Max Factors False Lash Effect Mascara was my favourite mascara, it makes my lashes look amazing!  I had a few different favourite eyeliners, I’ll start with my favourite Pen Eyeliner which is Eyeko’s Skinny Liner in Black – it is super pigmented and the nib is the perfect size to draw a thin line.  I have two favourite Kohl Eyeliners for 2012 (naughty!) which are Bourjois’s Shadow and Light pencils and Rimmel’s Scandaleyes Pencils, both come in great colours and are super pigmented and soft so they don’t hurt my eyes.  Gel liner goes to Maybelline’s Gel Liner!  Favourite Eyeshadow Brushes again goes to Real Techniques – they are so soft and come in great sizes and shapes so there is a brush for every look!

I hope this has been slightly interesting?  I didn’t know how to lay this post out so let me know if it was easy or difficult to read (and if you prefer it to last year’s which you can read here).  I also have a 2012 favourite body, hair and skin products post coming up in a few days so stay tuned for that!

Have you favoured any of the same products as me?  What was your favourite all time product of 2012?




  1. January 9, 2013 / 7:44 pm

    Love the RT eye brushes! X

  2. January 9, 2013 / 7:46 pm

    My favorite product of 2012 would have to be the Maybelline gel liner- it's unbelievable! Great post

    -Lucy xx


  3. January 9, 2013 / 7:49 pm

    I've loved so many of these this year, absolute favourites have to be all the Real Techniques brushes – I'm not sure what I did before them! X

  4. January 9, 2013 / 7:58 pm

    Great 2012 favourites, ive loved the rimmel wake me up, collection concealer and maybelline gel liner so much!:)


  5. January 9, 2013 / 8:08 pm

    I've never tried Body Shop lipliner, but that looks like a gorgeous colour! x

  6. January 9, 2013 / 8:15 pm

    i completely agree with the maybelline gel eyeliner! It's such a good eyeliner for the price and lasts all day on me, even though my lids can be oily!

    I'd love if you checked my blog out! Would make my day 🙂 xx


  7. January 9, 2013 / 9:04 pm

    Cool MAke up selection, have many myself.


  8. January 9, 2013 / 9:06 pm

    so many great products in this post 🙂

    great blog

    Nafisah xo


  9. January 9, 2013 / 10:48 pm

    Great products love! I have yet to try the real techniques brushes <3

  10. January 9, 2013 / 11:19 pm

    really wanting to try some more mac products, and the real technique brushes i definitely need! may pick some up tomorrow if i see them in store…


  11. January 9, 2013 / 11:24 pm

    A lot of good products , I just wait to see what is your hair fav products

  12. January 9, 2013 / 11:33 pm

    I love 17 blushers, but have never seen that shade, will have to go hunting:)


  13. January 9, 2013 / 11:49 pm

    I've been a bit frightened of gel eyeliners, but this may sway me…


  14. January 10, 2013 / 1:42 am

    I agree with the Max Factor mascara, I've tried so many mascaras and this is by far my favourite! Love the real techniques brushes as well



  15. January 10, 2013 / 4:47 pm

    I absolutely agree with the Max Factor mascara as a fave, I currently use the MF FLE fusion (purple one) and just cannot find a mascara that comes anywhere near as good(the Clinique high impact is a great mascara for a more natural, lengthened look though), also, the Real Techniques brushes were a fairly recent purchase of mine, and I love them so much, I threw out all my other brushes, except 2 Body Shop ones!

  16. January 10, 2013 / 6:24 pm

    Love the real techniques brushes and the 17 blusher is a really pretty shade aswell 😀


  17. January 10, 2013 / 7:55 pm

    I need to check out the 17 blushers 🙂 I also featured RT brushes in my faves too, I need to get some more!

    Belinda @ fashioncrossing.blogspot.com

  18. January 10, 2013 / 8:07 pm

    Lovely products!


  19. January 11, 2013 / 12:53 am

    UD Primer Potion… I cannot agree more with this favorite! I won't wear eyeshadow without it!


  20. January 11, 2013 / 2:49 pm

    Great items! I am going to have to try Body Shop's lip butter stick, I've always seen them on the side, but for some reason never brought one


  21. January 11, 2013 / 4:47 pm

    lovely beauty stuff!

    beauty care

  22. January 11, 2013 / 4:48 pm

    lovely beauty stuff!

    beauty care

  23. January 13, 2013 / 9:54 pm

    I love the Collection concealer and I need to try the real techniques brushes xx

  24. January 14, 2013 / 9:35 pm

    I think everyone loves the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer. It is so cheap and does the job of a high end concealer!
    Nikki ETC In 2012 my eyes loved..

  25. January 20, 2013 / 7:55 pm

    Hi Katie, I cannot see a Full Coverage Foundation on Mac's website. Is it a discontinued product?

    • January 20, 2013 / 9:48 pm

      Hi! No, it's not discontinued, it's just a PRO product which is only available in PRO MAC stores! xx

  26. January 21, 2013 / 2:50 pm

    Hi Katie, I love your blog and love the Body Shop's lip butter stick i use it with some argan oil from http://arganoil.co. xx

  27. March 19, 2013 / 7:34 am

    Nice collections of beauty stuffs, how may I get them? like is their any particular website? from where I can buy the same? previously when I was in Fiji, I am contacting rawforbeauty.com and I get my all needs from them

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