I was very lucky to be able to try so many new products throughout 2009! These are my absolute favorites that I would recommend to anyone! I'm going to cover everything from eyes, lips, skincare, and even brushes! A lot of these I have done reviews on and some I have yet to cover here on my blog!
Philosophy Purity Made Simple
I did a review on this awhile back. In short this is the BEST face wash I have ever used! My face feels super clean and fresh. It doesn't leave my skin dry or tight. It has also kept my skin from breaking out. I LOVE it!
Estee Lauder Day Wear Plus
Love this. It keeps my skin hydrated and has an SPF 15!
Favorite Face Primer
Avon Face Perfector
When I got this I wasn't expecting much BUT it ended up being the best primer I have ever used. I like the way it feels on my skin. It didn't break me out and also has an SPF 20. Plus it's very affordable!
Estee Lauder Double Matte
Best foundation I have ever used hands down! I have really oily skin and when I first used this I was amazed that It didn't melt off my face and I didn't have to touch up all day! The only problem I have with this is that there is no pump, therefore I have a MAC pump on it. The MAC pump doesn't fit perfectly but no foundation spills out so it will do. Repackage it with a pump Estee Lauder!!! :D
Favorite Eye Primer
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
I prefer this over UDPP. It just works better for me. No creasing eyeshadow with this!
Rimmel Recover Concealer
This is my favorite concealer ever! I have been having some trouble finding it! Please don't discontinue this Rimmel! Lightweight concealer that covers well and brightens under my eyes.
Favorite Eye Base
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow Liners and
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place ShadowCremes
Ok these are probable my biggest faves of the whole year. I love these cream shadows that several beauty lines have now! But Benefits and Estee Lauders have been my favorite of them all! I use them as a base on top of my Too Faced Shadow Insurance and I get no creasing at all! I also LOVE that you can use these as liners and they last all day with no smudging!
Favorite Eye Liner
Stila Smudge Pots
I tried Smudge Pots this year and wasn't expecting to like them. I was WRONG! I love these! New favorite eyeliners! I use these everyday! They don't smudge and last all day! Love all the pretty colors they came out with this year too!
Rimmel The Max Volume Flash
I'm always trying new mascaras as I'm sure most of you do too. When it comes to mascara I try to use mostly drugstore and occasionally will try some higher end ones. I love this one because it thickens and lengthens my lashes and it's also a wetter consistency so it's easier to build up several coats. Love it!
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural
I forgot how much I love this powder. I started using it again last year. This is a staple. It's the perfect powder to set your makeup with. It doesn't leave you looking cakey! Must have!
I LOVE these lipsticks! They are so smooth and creamy. They feel really good on your lips and last all day. I have been using these everyday! I wish there was more colors though! :-)
Givenchy Gloss Interdit Ultra-Shiny Color Plumping Effect
I love these! I got the small one from Sephora as a Beauty Insider and after I tried it I had to have more! I like my glosses to be very pigmented and these are perfect! They are not sticky and are just so beautiful!
Sigma 12 Brush Set
I was REALLY unsure about these! I kept telling myself I wasn't going to get sucked into the youtube hype over these brushes but I caved! It seemed like a really good deal for 12 full size brushes. I am SO GLAD I bought these brushes! I have used them everyday (literally) since I received them! These are well worth it! If you want to read my in-depth review on them you can find it here
I have been using MAC eyeshadows for years but they are a tried and true favorite! I have no favorite color in particular because I have many but they are the shadows I use the most. They are pigmented and blend nicely. They will always be a favorite!
These are all my favorites of 2009! Have you tried any of these products? What are some of YOUR favorites of 09? Let me know in the comments. :-) If you have any questions feel free to ask!
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