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post #31 of 65
1.) Naked2Palette...a must buy for blue eyes. This Palette is all I ever use!
2.) NARS blush in Orgasm. It really lives up to all the hype!
3.) The Body Shop Vitamin C makeup setting spray/energizing spray. I had my doubts, but this spray is absolutely amazing! I always get so many compliments on my skin and how great and dewey it always looks...i always tell them this is the product to use! It's easy and mess-free to keep in your purse, too.
post #32 of 65

1. MaxFactor Long Lasting Performance Foundation in Deep Beige - Atlast I finally found the best foundation for me. This will give you the look of semi-matte finish and also good with photos


2. Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer in Bisque - this was the best moisturizer eva! It gives me medium coverage look and and i can wear this alone. It's really amazing.


3. L'oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara - Since I am asian and some asian lashes arent that long and not curled up, this mascara were perfect! It really gives me long lashes as well as making it look thicker I love it!

post #33 of 65

Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream (#13)

Cargo blush (Amalfi)

Tarte Lipsurgence (several of 'em)

Shea Terra Rose Hips Black Soap

theBalm The Bodybuilder mascara


I'm sure there are others, but these are the things I have been using nearly daily.

post #34 of 65

For some of these I can't remember if I bought them at the end of 2011 or beggining of 2012, so I will just pretend it was 2012 :)


Kat Van D tattoo concealer - literally the only concealer out of the dozens I tried that actually stays put underneath my eyes and doesn't settle into lines/creases.


Silk Naturals Awesome Sauce Serum(I now use their pregnancy safe version called Mama's Helper and it is just as awesome) -  has seriously changed my skin, can't live without it.


Lucy Minerals Foundation - I used the Lucy Light, that's the one without any additives, just cauz my skin can be fussy sometimes. But this powder is seriously amazing, it covers all my flaws and looks like I am not wearing any makeup. The trick is to apply it in very thin layer and blend blend blend. I used a stippling brush.


Silk Naturals Amplifying Lip Glaze in Provoke - First off I love the ALG formula, it actually makes my lips plumper and so much more moisturized, and it makes the surface of them smooth as it smoothes out lines. And Provoke is an awesome Fall/Winter color for me.


Physicians Formula liquid liner pen in Ultra Black -  This makes it possible for me to do a winged liner, and it has great lasting power.


Pacifica Lilac Perfume - love the scent of this!

post #35 of 65
This is a great thread. Love reading everyones replies.

I love my NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
My E.L.F Lip conditioner - so moisturizing !
Lastly.. My MAC Fix+ Spray.

Amazing products that I use frequently and would repurchase over and over :-)
post #36 of 65
  1. Urban Decay 24/7 pencils I was so scared of pencil eyeliners till trying this.. there so easy to work w/ for a beginner
  2. UD Lipstick in GASH
  3. Elf studio brush line cant beat 3$ brushes
  4. Ecotools brush line
post #37 of 65

urban decay naked 1- love this so much!!

revlon color stay whipped foundation

sigma brushes

benefit erase paste-just purchased this at the end of november but its definitely my new hg concealer and i'm kicking myself for waiting so long to try it

post #38 of 65

The best I have gotten is these.

De-Slick In A Tube Mattifying Gel

Urban Decay Naked Foundation in .05

Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush

OOC Lip Tar in Vintage.

Urban Decay Lipsticks (to many to list)

Fresh Sugar lip balm.

Urban Decay Lip Love

Kat Von D Star Kissed lip set.

Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss in Apocalypse

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set


Tom Ford Black Orchid Perfume.

post #39 of 65

My best buys for 2012. All of these items I would re-buy or did repurchased.


Lip balm: CO Bigelow Lemon Lip Cream... I'm OBSESSED with it. It does taste like lemon cream pie.

Lip gloss: Lime Crime Carousel Gloss in Candy Apple

Lipstick: Rimmel London - Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick in Heather

Lipliner: Rimmel London Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Stay On Lip Liner Pencil in Wild Clover 014

Concealer: OCC Concealer in Y1

Tinted Moisturizer: OCC Tinted Moisturizer in Y1

Primer: I had a hard time picking my favorite but I would say when I run out of Benefit's The POREfessional I'll most likely rebuy.

BB Cream: Skin79 VIP Gold

Foundation: MUFE Mat Velvet+ / BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation in Light Olive

Setting powder: NYX Cosmetics HD Studio Finishing Powder

Eyeshadow (loose): Glamour Doll Eyes in Feline Fatale (I'm in lust with this color)

Eyeshadow (pressed): Saucebox Cosmetics Black Widow (in the Creme de la Creme palette which I also love)

Eyeliner (liquid): NYC liquid eyeliner (black)

Eyeliner (pencil): Urban Decay 24/7 liners (all colors) & TIGI Perfect Eyeliner in Peacock

Eyeliner (gel): ---

Eyeliner (marker): Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Turquoise, BH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Mascara: I have yet to find one I'd buy over and over and over again but I do like Tarte, Sephora and my Saucebox Cosmetics ones which I use the most.

Blush: Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten (it's my go to blush).

post #40 of 65

Skin Care - I discovered the Ole Henriksen line this year and it has done wonders for my skin!!  I use the African Red Tea Cleanser and the Blemish Attack Gel, along with the Truth Serum that everyone has seen (the orange one that smells divine!!).  I also use the sunscreen and the 3 step Power Peel which is excellent.

Lip Care - SkinMedica Lip Plumper system has been a find this year as well that has worked very well for my lips.  Also user the Jouer lip product.

Eyeliner - Jouer Liquid Shimmer eyeliner in Mink is a perfect color for me.  I am a strawberry blond with very light lashes and for an everyday look dark brown/black eyeliner is just too heavy for me.

Toner - Love, love, love Melvita Rose Floral spray...I'm trying to move towards more organic/natural products and this spray is a great perk up during the day.  My skin is much more bright when I use this.

TopCoat - Seche Vite has been a game changer for me as far as manicures go.  I used to hate to polish my own nails because they always, always, always got smudged no matter how careful I was.  Now I use Seche Vite and don't have to worry about those smudges!  This is the sole reason that I have become ridiculously addicted to nail polish : )

Concealer - Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal is the best concealer I've ever found for my dark undereye circles.  Fantastic product, especially when used with...

Tools - BeautyBlender!  I will always have one of these PLUS a backup!!  

Hair - Kendra Blow Dry Spray and Orofluido have made my hair more soft & shiny than its ever been


Still looking for a HG mascara, BB (or CC) cream, and blush.  I am switching to a cream blush because I've heard that cream blushes work better for skin my age...which is ahem...older : )  Any suggestions on these?

post #41 of 65


Matt Touch Primer by Yves Saint Laurent (primer)

Invisible Fluid by Estee Lauder (foundation)

Smoothing Creme Concealer by Estee Lauder (concealer)

Pretty Bronze Illuminating Powder by AERIN (bronzer)

Eye-Fix Primer by Elizabeth Arden (eyeshadow primer)

Naked 2 Palette by Urban Decay (eyeshadows)

Eye Gelees by Estee Lauder (single eyeshadow)

MAC Fluidline (gel liner)

Strass by Make Up For Ever in Crystal (makeup accessories)

Nourishing Mascara Base by Shiseido (eyelash primer)

Sumptuous Extreme Mascara by Estee Lauder (mascara)

Lip Fix by Elizabeth Arden (lip primer/lip cream)




Advanced Night Repair by Estee Lauder (serum)

Perfect Lips by 3Lab (lip conditioner)

Ceramide Capsules for Face by Elizabeth Arden (moisturizer treatment)

Idealist Dual Action Refinishing Treatment by Estee Lauder (exfoliator)

Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil by SK-II (cleanser)

Lotion Douceur by Chanel (toner)

Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam Wash by Clinique (face wash)

Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion by Clinique (toner)

Acne Solutions Spot Healing Gel by Clinique (treatment)




Pleasures Eau Fraiche by Estee Lauder

Girlfriend by Justin Bieber

Summer Rose by Stella McCarthy

Candy by Prada




Anything from L'Occitane, LUSH, and Philosophy are my obsessions. Also love Boscia, Bath & Body Works, Victoria's Secret, Bliss, and ULTA.

post #42 of 65
My top buys of 2012:

-Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer
-Burberry Lip Velvet in Redwood
-YSL Glossy Stains (all of them!)
-UD Naked Skin foundation
-Too Faced Candlelight Powder
post #43 of 65

I don't have as long as a list as you ladies do but my favorite ones from this year were:


  • Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer
  • L'oreal Voluminous Lashes 
  • MAC blush in "Warm Soul"
  • Cover Girl lipstick in "Euphoria"
post #44 of 65

My favorite things I bought this year were:


Benefit Sugarbomb blush

Alba Botanica Terragloss in Bloom

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Light Sheer Tint

LORAC Sweet Temptations Eyeshadow palette set

post #45 of 65
foundation:Revlon ColorStay (an UH-MAZE-ING drugstore foundation.)

concealer: Kat Von D tattoo concealer (great to hide acne scarring)

powder: covergirl pressed power for oily skin

lipstick/gloss: revlon lip butters <3

Blush: ELF Studio HD Blush

Theres my main loves for the year of 2012 (:
post #46 of 65

Found  ALOT of new things in 2012 icon_eek.gif here goes: most were from Trades here on MUT and Subscription boxes. 






Hair: Pequi Oil (Ipsy) - Never knew what wonders an oil can provide for silky hair. WOW

Mascara: Benefit They're Real. Not a particular fan of Benefit Cosmetics as a whole, but this mascara separates and volumizes my Korean lashes. (Ipsy)

Deodorant: Secret Clinical Strength-a Godsend. 

Lip balm: loving this EOS Summer Fruit scent

Setting Powder: Cargo Blu-Ray HD AND NYX Stay Matte but Not Flat Powder Foundation (not pictured)

Eyeshadow: theBalm Mary Lou Manizer (Birchbox-trade)

Body Scrub: TreeHut Shea Sugar Body Scrub (Cravebox)

SPF for Day Moisturizer: Neutrogena Healthy Defense Liquid Moisturizer, SPF 50. Holy Grail SPF for face-similar to the sheer liquid SPF from Asian brands.

Nighttime Moisturizer: Philosophy Miracle Worker MIraculous Anti-aging. (from trade)

Neck: StriVectin-SD - I was hesitant to use this on my face, but I love it for my wrinkles on my neck. 

Foundation: CoverGirl/Olay Tone Rehab (BzzAgent) plus Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation. I mix these two colors since one is too dark & the other is too light. 

Nails: All about the Blue's this year: Color Club in Status Update, Age of Aquarious & Blue-Ming. Sally Hansen Magnetic in Ionic Indigo

Top coat: Seche Vite. The only thing I love about this is the fast drying time. I've had better top coats that prevent chipping longer from basic Revlon & Loreal top coats.

Lip color: Tarte LipSurgence Lip Shine in Smitten

Eyeliners: Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliners & Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner. Both are long wearing & suits me just fine as I wear contacts.

Tools: Trim Hair shaper - dare I say....for gently shaving my face....

post #47 of 65

Goin on a YSL craze


To add on

YSL le teint touch elcat foundation  - I love how lightweight this feels on my skin n the dewy but yet not oily finish it gives

YSL volumizing mascara - I usually find all mascaras don't work on my stubborn lashes, but this really does it for me. Not only does it curl my lashes without using an eye lash curler, my curl also stays the whole day (which does not happen when i use other mascaras)

post #48 of 65

Mascara/ Benefit They're Real

Concealer/The balm Time Balm

Eyebrow gel/Perfekt brow gel

Lipstick/Benefit Thrillin Brazilian

Lip whatever it is from Jouer

Cleanser/DDF and Vasanti


Perfume/Bvlgari Mon jasmine noir..even tho I cant afford to buy it..lol


And I wanted to ask if anyone tried Lashem or Talika...did you see any difference? I want to try them but I cant afford both so opinions needed!!

post #49 of 65

1 - Clean and Clear Advantage Oil Absorbing Treatment - this product is awesome!  It controls shine and it's the only salicylic acid product that I have tried that actually clears my skin up instead of making it worse. 

2 - Revlon Colorstay foundation

3 - Shea Terra Black Soap

4 - Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencils

5 - Shea Terra Body Butters

6 - Harvey Prince Flirt perfume.  I've never been more in love with a fragrance.

post #50 of 65

Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado - this stuff works great for me. Fine lines are less noticeable and it feels very soothing and moisturizing to me.

post #51 of 65

2012 was a huge hair discovery year for me, but best makeup buys are:

  • Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighter- Multipurpose and gives a supersexy glow.
  • Victorias Secret Face Prime- Makeup last so much longer with this. My primer search is now over! HG status!
post #52 of 65
hmm .. lets see smile.gif

maybelline FITME foundation in 310
maybelline instant age rewind concealer in medium
elf liquid liner - & only ONE DOLLAR !!
MAC viva glam nicki lipstick
wet&wild eyeshadow pallete in "vanity"
jordana eye shadow primer
Palladio herbal lip liner in "nearly nude"
NARS blush in "orgasm"
benefit HOOLAH bronzer
wet&wild polish in "I need a refreshmint"
Sally Hansen Instadry top coat

post #53 of 65

UD Eyeshadow Primer Potion... I LOVE!!! idk how I lived without it lol

Soap & Glory Scrub of Your Life

Sephora Eyeshadow, Blush and Lipgloss palette supporting breast cancer research

E.l.f. eyeshadow brush from the Essential line.

post #54 of 65

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate intensive exfoliator (love what it does to my complexion)


Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow palette (amazing pigmentation)


Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Volumizing mascara (volumizes but in a soft and natural-looking way)


Be a Bombshell eyeliner (first one I've used that DOESN'T SMUDGE, thank you Ipsy!!)

post #55 of 65

Clarasonic Mia, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes, TheBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer, Lorac Pro palette

post #56 of 65
Originally Posted by Cathie View Post

And I wanted to ask if anyone tried Lashem or Talika...did you see any difference? I want to try them but I cant afford both so opinions needed!!

I used Talika Lipocils religiously for about 2 years and I did notice a difference in my lash length (also used it on by brows after some over plucking!). Some people have had good results using Vaseline on their lashes so maybe try that first and if no good, try Talika/Lashem.
post #57 of 65

My Best Buys:

Revlon Colorstay Foundation

UD All Nighter Setting Spray

Seche Vite Top Coat

Hard Candy Heavy Duty Concealer

Beauty Blender!!

post #58 of 65

UD Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush

Sephora Primal Instincts Eyeshadow Palette

Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil in Bramble

Tarte Cheek Stain in Flush

L'oreal Youth Code BB Cream

post #59 of 65
My best buys of 2012:

Revlon Color Stay foundation
Dr. Jart BB cream
Urban Decay Naked 2
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
Tokyo Milk lip balms
Lush Sugar lip scrub/Honey balm
Taylor Swift Wonderstruck
Eyeko Skinny liquid liner

Lol, I discovered a lot of fave items! Can't wait to see what 2013 has!
post #60 of 65

.Im gonna post this here cause I dont know where else to post it.I have become a huge fan of Philosophy lately and while nosing around I googled discontinued Philosophy.A budget saver blog popped up and when I checked it, the woman blogging said that back in May Big Lots received a HUGE shipment of Philosophy and they were selling all of their makeup products for $3 a piece..OMG!!! Has anyone ever seen any Philosophy at Biglots? I checked the one in the town over from us and it didnt have any.

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