Thursday, December 13, 2012

Top 12 Beauty Products of 2012.

Hello Beauties! Is it just me or did this year fly by? Seems like it was just January the other day.

This post is dedicated to the top 12 products (or categories) that I discovered this year or that were released this year that I absolutely fell in love with. I tried a lot of things this year so it was really hard to narrow it down to 12 but I thought the name was cute LOL.

On to my picks...

1. The Sugarpill Heart Breaker palette.
  This is by far my favorite palette that I've purchased this year. All the colors are really pigmented and unique to my collection.

2. MAC Highlighters.
  These are the Extra Dimension Skin Finishes released this year and the Mineralize Skin Finishes released this Summer from the Heavenly Creature collection. After getting these I really haven't used any of my other highlighters.

3. The Make Up For Ever empty tin palette.
  I've talked about this in my favorites before. It is perfect for those shadows and blushes that come in pan form and you don't have any place else to put them or perfect for travel. I call it my homeless shelter. 

4. Inglot Shadows.
  This year I finally decided to try Inglot shadows and they really are as good as people say. I really love the pigmentation, my only gripe would be that the matte shades are really powdery so just watch for fall out.

5. MAC Lipsticks.
  This year I've purchased quite a few lipsticks from MAC but these three are the ones that I'm most happy about. Pink Pigeon, Heroine, Candy Yum Yum. Unfortunately these three are all LE but word on the street is MAC is making Candy Yum Yum permanent.

6. Real Techniques Brushes.
  These are some really amazing brushes with an ever better price.

7. NYX Matte Lipsticks.
  I live for matte lipsticks and I really love the formula of these. They are matte but not drying at all. Perfect Red, Tea Rose, Bloody Mary and Shocking Pink (my favorite one).

8. NYX Xtreme Lip Creams.
  I really don't have better way to describe these 'than a dream come true in a tube'. These are a highly pigmented liquid lipstick. I have a post with more info and swatches here.

9. NYX Matte Bronzer.
  As you can see I really love this. I purchased this mid-July and it's been my go-to bronzer/contour product ever since.

I think it's funny because I recall saying earlier this year that I really wasn't into NYX but clearly that has changed.

10. NARS Amour Blush.
  This is by far my favorite blush. I love the way it looks on my skin, I find myself reaching for this weekly. That's often (I think) for a blush lover like myself. 

11. MAC Strobe Cream.
  This is a moisturizing highlighting cream. I used this on my many early mornings during the semester because it instantly makes me look alive. 

12. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars.
  These are the newest products (to me) that made the list. They are last but certainly not least. I don't know why I'm just getting around to trying these but they are really amazing just like the hype that follows. The two shades I have so far are Belladonna and Anime (pink and purple of course). I do have my eye on some other shades (of course red being one of them). 

What were some of the products you loved this year? I'd love to hear about them.

Thanks so much for reading! 

XOXO Brittany


  1. Hi! I just discovered your blog through your post on La Femme blushes. I have two questions for you if you don't mind: 1) Where did you buy your MUFE Empty Magnetic Palette (if it's online, does it ship to US without crazy shipping fees)? and 2) Does La Femme Pink Flamingo Blush suit your skin tone? I'd say we're about the same. I'm probably a MAC NC44/45. Thank you in advance for your help! Happy New Year.

    1. Hello, welcome! I got my MUFE empty palette from the MUFE store in NYC it was only $10 BUT unfortunately the shipping was $8.95. Which I didn't mind because I buy MAC palettes and they are around $20 and a lot smaller. I also believe the Z palettes are more than $18 so I thought that was the better deal and it was something I really wanted (because I do not like paying over $5 to ship anything lol) Flamingo Pink blush is really light and I don't reach for that shade as often as others but I can definitely wear it with a light hand. I hope this helps and thanks for commenting!


    2. BTW I googled the # and placed my order from MUFE by phone.

  2. Thank you very much! I will definitely do that. I think I may have to find another color to choose from. If only Russet were available....