Sunday, January 23, 2011

2010 Favorites - Beauty

Here's a list of my all time favorite beauty products of 2010. Some of these are long time favorites, some are new discoveries for me. Basically these are the items that I reached for time and time again in 2010.

1.  DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
This is my number one can't live without item. It is the BEST make up remover, the only thing that takes EVERYTHING off and leaves my skin feeling super clean, and super soft at the same time. I have raved about this in a previous's just simply the best.

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2.  Bare Escentuals Brightening Pearl Mineral Veil
I am in love with this Honora Pearl infused version of the Mineral Veil.  The regular MV is great, but this is BETTER.  This sets my BE Foundation to a even more flawless finish than the regular MV, it's hard to describe, you just need to try it for yourself.   This was exclusive to a kit on QVC, but it is now available on it's own in a pretty pink compact w/ mirror.....yay!
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3.  MAC Studio Finish Concealer with SPF 25
Love love love this concealer.  I decided to switch to this concealer during the summer of 2010. I have been going to the beach and getting darker, so my Summer Bisque was starting to look too light under my eyes I absolutely love Summer Bisque, but did not like the white look under my eyes. I needed something darker, and I remembered that I had this MAC concealer in NW25 sitting around unused. So I started using it and have not stopped since. I love the fact that it has SPF 25, and is so easy to use, I just use my fingers. It blends effortlessly and covers really well! I also love the container, it has a flip top which makes it easy for traveling, I don't have to worry about loose mineral while doing my makeup in the car or screwing and unscrewing the lid. It's perfect for mommies and busy women on the go!

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4.  MAC Fluidline Gel Liner in Black Track and Waveline
Glides on effortlessly, stays put all day, great pigmentation. Need I say more?
Actually yes, Waveline is an AMAZING dark blue shade! This is my new go to liner shade, when I want something not as bold as black but has a little more oomph than brown. I just love it. I'm not too adventurous when it comes to makeup colors, I like to stick with safe neutral when I wear this I feel like i'm walking a little on the wild side, although it's not a crazy bright blue, it's just perfect.

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5.  BUXOM Lip Gloss
Aaah, my all time favorite lipgloss!!! These lip glosses are just soooooooooooo good! Tingly, pretty, sheer colors. Not sticky......and just fun. Love them. My current fave is a limited edition holiday shade called RENEE, named after one of my BE Buddies ;)

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6.  Bare Escentuals Brightening Eye Primer
This came out in the ReThink QVC Kit, but I think it's available on it's own now.  This is such a beautiful primer. It has a glimmering effect...not sure if that's the correct way to describe's like a champagne shimmer, and can be used on it's own or as a primer before eyeshadow. I love using this product with a darker contour color in the crease, which brings me to my number 7 beauty fave.....
*pictured here are my 2010  Beauty Favorites #6, #7 & #8
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7.  Bare Escentuals Eye Shadow in Lucky
Lucky is my fave contour shade, it's a Taupe with what I think is purple/mauve undertones...I feel like Lucky is the Eyeshadow version of the Sephora by OPI's Metro Chic nail polish. Anyway, this is the perfect contour shade for everyday.
As far as I know, Lucky can only be found in the Re-Think Volume 1 Kit on QVC.
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8.  Bare Escentuals Mineral Blush in Optimist
I wore this blush non-stop since I got it. It came in the same "Re-Think" Kit  that Lucky Eye Shadow (#7) came in on QVC. It's a pretty neutral rosy shade.  Again, perfect for everyday....makes me look and feel alive and happy.
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9.  Neutrogena Makeup Removing Towlettes
This is for my lazy days when I am sooo tired I just want to wipe everything off my face and jump into bed. I've had alot of those days! It literally gets everything off my face, and my skin feels moisturized. My hubby likes these as well. Really good for travelling and bringing on the plane.

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10. Bare Escentuals Rare Minerals Moisturizer
Aaah, the moisturizer that actually moisturizes my skin without making my skin feel like an oil slick. Just love this to death. It's my new best friend. I have combo skin, acne prone..and this works just great.

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12.  Johnson and Johnson Vanilla Oatmeal Baby Wash and Lotion
I love this scent! It's soo comforting and reminds me of when my son was a baby.  The baby wash is gentle, I use this in the shower with a cleansing puff......and the lotion leaves my skin nice and soft, with a hint of the vanilla oatmeal fragrance. Love this so much, great for babies and mommies and daddies!

Find it in drugstores, Walmart or Kmart

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13.  Pro Activ Solution 3 Step System
This is the only Skin Care line that really does get rid of those pesky zits that like to visit me from time to time. I find that if I get lazy and stop using this, my skin goes crazy. This stuff really does work and is gentle on my skin. I could not live without this.

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14.  Becca Cosmetics Fiesta Bronzing Dust in Tango
Really great bronzer, this saved me during the summer, evened out my complexion so that it matched the rest of my body. Pretty and orangy Jerseylicious side effects.

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15.  Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Foundation
Last but certainly not least, my Bare Minerals Foundation in Golden Medium. This is my all time FAVORITE foundation, and has been a faithful part of my makeup bag for quite awhile now.  This is just the BEST foundation out there...I think so. Feels like nothing on my skin, does not clog or break me out, blends evenly and just looks so beautiful and natural. Love love love it!

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So these were my all time favorite beauty products of 2010.  There are many  more items that I have used and loved, but these 15 products were the stand out ones that I reached for time and time again.

What were your favorite beauty products of 2010?

1 comment:

Marie a la Mode said...

This is a great list! I've heard so many wonderful things about Bare Minerals. I think I'm going to have to try it once I use up my MAC products!

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