Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Top Beauty Products of 2009!/Reviews

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!

Favorite Cleanser
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!

Favorite Moisturizer
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!

Favorite Foundation
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!

Favorite Concealer
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!

Favorite Mascara
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!

Favorite Powder
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!

Favorite Lipstick
Benefit Lipsticks

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! :-)

Favorite Lipgloss
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!

Favorite Brushes
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

Favorite Eyeshadows
MAC eyeshadows
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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All products purchased by me! These are my personal and honest opinions!


Cristina. said...

i need to try the purity cleanser, nothing at the drugstore gets all my makeup off!!!

Ashwini said...

I agree with Cristina, I need to try Purity. Fafinettex also raved about it, and looks like it gets the makeup off too! It's either that or MAC Cleanse Off Oil. Thanks for such a great post. :)

Jenn @ So Very Fabulous said...

I keep hearing great things about that Philosophy cleanser! I noticed that one of the things you can redeem 100 beauty points for at Sephora is a sample size of this, I've got enough points so maybe I should try it!

Gaby Fauchon said...

I should definitely try this Rimmel The Max Volume Flash, it looks great!

lorien kate said...

I love the Rimmel concealor aswell!! I only use it under my eyes though, as it doesnt cover my blemishes when I get them!
Im so sick of hearing about the MSF natural! I NEED to get this! and I dont have it, but everyones raving bout it lol so jealous

Alina Rodriguez said...

Great Picks!

I want to try the TF shadow Insurance, because UDPP is starting to become somewhat drying on me. And I def need to try the sigma makeup brushes, they look like they are amazing quality. I also love the purity cleanser too :) The best!!!

Beautygirl24 said...

I really really want to try the Rimmel mascara! I can't resist the hot pink tube!

Resham said...

givenchy lipgloss is cool. I liked my sample a lot. just waiting for a 'sale'//// TO BUY SOME COLORS...

Sandra said...

thanks for the tips :) The front of the eyeliners are so cute :)

Jannie said...

wow. amazing reviews on each product. thanks for sharing them with us. i gotta try out those estee lauder shadow creams. looks like there's a nice selection of colors. i can't seem to find a silver cream shadow base. i hope the estee lauder in my area carries it. a silver base would be so pretty. that lavender one next to it looks nice too. :) i love the benefit creaseless cream shadows too. they go on very smoothly and for some reason, i love the smell. hehe...

thanks for suggesting the mac pro store in vegas. :) is that in the strip too? we're going to have to look for that. i've been wanting a lip erase from them. hehe... there's something very magical about vegas that makes every visit exciting. i know for sure my second one will be just as fun as the first. you're lucky you get to go this march. that's very soon too. hopefully i'll get to go again sometime in the spring. hehe... take care and thanks again for the amazing review. :)

ps: i LOVE too faced shadow insurance too. one of the easiest primers to work with. :)

Musicalhouses said...

OMG we like so many of the same things! I love the benefit creaseless cream e/s as a base, too, and i also love the stila smudge pots! and i also love benefit lipsticks (sooo smooth and moisturizing)! wow...maybe i should check out the rimmel mascara, since ive been searching for one..