I'm not motivated enough to type the whole thing all over again so I'll just make it as concise as possible this time. Without further ado, here's my favorite beauty products of 2011.
Diorskin Nude Fresh Glow Hydrating Makeup SPF 10
By far the most efficient and flawless-looking foundation I have ever tried. I guess I have raved about it enough.
MAC Frost Lipstick in Angel
At first I thought it was too cool-toned but it eventually grew on me. It's perfect to be worn with sultry smoky eyes and pink cheeks. It might look dark in the tube but on the lips it comes out a pretty nude pink color.
Innisfree Moisture Shine Gloss in Cream Rose
I specifically love the purplish rose color and the moisturizing feel it leaves on my lips.
MAC Sheertone Shimmer Powder Blush in Flirt and Tease
It's my current go-to blush. I feel like I can't go wrong with it since it goes with almost any look. The plummy pink color compliments my medium-dark skintone but I can see it looking great on lighter skinned ladies as well. It has a bit of shimmer that creates that glow-from-within effect.
Milani Single Eyeshadow in Java Bean
Java Bean is a rich, warm dark brown shade with a satin finish; perfect for creating quick brown smoky looks. I usually apply it with a damp brush to make the color even more vibrant. I have other colors from the same range but they're not as pigmented and long-lasting as this particular one.
B&C Lab Browlash EX Water Strong W Eyebrow
It's a fairly new discovery but I'm madly in love with it already. It has a brow pencil on one end and a pen on the other. Both pencil and liquid tint look very natural and they're also very easy to work with. I got the "grey-brown" shade which matches my hair color perfectly.
Revlon CustomEyes Waterproof Mascara
I use this mostly on my bottom lashes. It works great at lengthening and separating them.
Stila Smudge Pot in Black
It provides intense black color and it doesn't budge. It's the best gel eyeliner I've tried so far.
MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
It cancels out my skintone so that my eyeshadows can be more true to color.
Skinfood Tea Tree Emulsion & Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam
I have a lot of skincare stuff I have yet to review. :( These two have been working well with my skin and they're also fairly inexpensive. The cleansing foam feels very gentle and is fun to use. The emulsion (it's some sort of a moisturizer) is light in texture but still moisturizing enough to keep my oily skin hydrated. Good stuff.
Hada Labo Tamagohada AHA+BHA Face Wash
It's an exfoliator that I use 1-2 times a week. It's very very gentle so I would recommend this for people with sensitive skin. I notice a slight improvement on my skin's texture after using this for a couple of months.
So that's pretty much it! 2011 was actually a great year for me makeup-wise but most of the things I purchased last year haven't gotten enough use from me. I didn't want to add stuff that I'm not really sure I like into the list. These are exclusively the stuff that I really, really like and would recommend to people. I also have a few favorites in the hair care department but I'll make a separate post on that.
"Son, you should know that my recommendation is essentially a guarantee." - Ron Swanson (Parks & Recreation).