Sunday, 1 January 2012

Top 11 in 2011

 Top 11 Beauty Products
I see this fav post going on a few of my favourite blogs and I find this idea super fun.  Hence I'm just going to do it despite no one seems to have tagged me! XD

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I am gonna include Make Up, Skin Care, Perfume and Tools.  Honestly I cannot narrow down to 11 products - hence I chose 11 categories and tell you my fav out of that category, hope that's Okay with you!!!  I am gonna start with the most boring ones - then move on to my top favourites~~~

#11 Fragrance - Zara Black Peony Perfume

I have a full blogpost on this here(Note: that post was also one of my top viewed post in 2011)  It is a beautiful and cheap scent and non-offensive whatsoever.  LOVE!  The small size on my desk is already 1/4 or 1/3 gone - given I'm not really a super frequent fragrance wearer, this is some accomplishment!

#10 Face Cleansing - Clarisonic Mia
Runner-ups: my foaming net and some other facial cleansers

I feel like Clarisonic deserves this place in my Top11 because it really makes my cleansing routine simple and effective.  Not a must have in my opinion, but for its price and what it delivers, I would say it is definitely good to have. 

#9 Sheet Masks - My Beauty Diary / Beauty Mate

I have thousands of sheet masks.  No exaggeration here.  And aside from 'the' brand I'm gonna mention as my Top#1 down below, these 2 brands stood out.  Very good price, sheet texture, lotion consistency and effect on the skin.  :)

#8 Wash-off Mask - Cosline Sweet Honey Pack

Runner-ups: Korean Flower Garden Rose Gel, Clinique Pore Minimizer Refining Mask, Montagne Jeunesses (reviewed some here)

If you love ginseng scent, you'd love this as I do, otherwise you're deemed to hate this.  It is a beautiful thick gel texture, super moisturizing, smells heavenly and is dirt cheap, just HKD37 for a pot (less than USD5) and it lasts for multiple applications.  One tiny minor drawback - it is slightly sticky so please tie your hair back when mask-ing!

#7 Mascara - Integrate Separate Mascara

I like it so much I bought 2 back-ups of it when I visited Taiwan in Nov.  I like my mascara to be waterproof, holds curl, gives length and volume, and NOT cost a fortune.  This meets all of the criteria!  Previously talked about it somewhere, including here.

#6 Lip colour - Lavshuca (RD-1)

Runner-up: Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie (mango-thon, pick me up)

All different Lavshuca formula comes in different names and packaging.  This formula is the 'long-lasting' something and RD-1, in particular, is just bright and subtle at the same time, on me, at least.

#5 Concealer - Revlon PhotoReady (Light/Medium)

Runner-ups: Bourjois brush concealer (don't know the shade), YSL Touche Eclat (#2), Bobbi Brown Cream concealer (Sand)

Mostly I use my concealer only on dark circles.  I don't mind showing a few freckles and redness - I think that is more 'me'... The Revlon covers undereyes well - not too dry - and also handy when I need other concealing :P

#4 Eyeshadow - Integrate

Runner-ups: Sleek, Lavshuca, Stila, L'Oreal, KatVonD, Kate

It is crazy looking at all of the above - which are mainly acquired in 2011 - and you have no idea how large my eyeshadow stash is now.  However, being a play-safe lazy (engineer) girl, I just go for the most convenient of all, palettes with base colour + accent colour + dark shade + glitter + sponge tip.  Lavshuca comes really close, but I found myself using Integrate palettes more, I love the heart and hexagon releases most. :)

#3 Face Contour - Sleek Contour Kit (Light)

Runner-ups: MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Medium Dark, Canmake Contour #1, TheBalm Bahama Mama.

Sleek is probably the cheapest - and I like that it comes with a relatively big mirror plus a very nice use-able highlight.

#2 Make Up Tools - Everyday Minerals Dome Blending Eye Brush

Runner-ups are Chanel lash curlers and Sigma E25. 

I talked about the EDM one here and I need it to do my under-eye concealing right (on days when I do MU properly)

#1 Skin Care Brand - Naruko

As the 1st picture of this blogpost hints, the best of 2011 goes to Naruko.  My current favourites are Raw Job's Tears mask and serum, Rose serum and Taiwan Magnolia cream.

 Phew - done!  

 Happy New Year to Everyone!!

If you're reading this and want to do this, please do! and leave your link in comments below! I can add it to the 'read more' section easily!

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Read More:
Evi's Top 11 (cbsg5861)

Cheers :D

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