It’s that time of year when I like to round out all the product fandangos that I have been frolicking about with and let my beauty mad readers in on what I consider to be the dogs bollox, the bee’s knee’s or the cream of the crop in my beauty cabinet.
Base makeup seems to be a decent place to kick off these shenanigans with, so here we go:
My Most Favourite BB Creams of 2010.
BB Creams are essentially souped up tinted moisturisers that include skin repairing and supporting ingredients. I have ditched all foundations in favour of these as they are so much easier for a make up muppet like me to apply.
2010 saw the Japanese take over of my BB cream stash which once an entirely Korean affair. These are my firm favourites.
Love Clover BB. Medium cover that leaves a wonderful dewy moist finish (available from IchibanKao)
Nanoce BB. Medium cover and great colour match with a nice matt finish (available from A Pop of Kawaii)
Quzulan Gelo BB. Daily staple! Sheer moist cover that is super comfortable to wear.
(available from Adam Beauty)
Sunplay Sunkiller BB. SPF 50 and my HG for summer days. Super light cover and fragrance free
(available from Adam Beauty)
Lancome’s La Touche Pro blew me away with its seamless lasting cover. Available from all the usual places.
Bloomin’ Bestest Blushes 2010
NARS Turks & Caicos: I love the gel like sheer texture and the pop of peachy orange.
Canmake Tokyo Vitamin Orange Cream Cheek: Another orange shade that I really love. I used this all year around as the texture is so light and easy to use.
Becca Amaryllis Creme Blush: Highly pigmented stuff so a little goes a long way but this but such a fantastic colour, sort of peachy rosey?
Canmake Tokyo Peach Stripe Cheek Gradation: This is my 2nd one of these. So reasonable and just outstanding in quality and colour pay off with a thouch of fine shimmer.
Illamasqua Cream Blush in Sob: This is my favourite blush for winter and spring! Just a subtle pop of pink on my pallid face and it’s dewy finish stops my winter dry skin from looking too awful!
NYC Plaza Pink Creme Stick: Thank you Notarichgirl for sending me this. It satisfies my peachy desires and works a treat another much used blush for 2010. Such a pity that we cannot get these here in UK.
Canmake Tokyo Sweet Apricot Cream Cheek: Canmake really blew me away with this range of cream blushes! This is one of my summer/Spring faves!
Highlighter Highlights 2010
From top to bottom, left to right:
MAC By Candlelight: Such a wonderfully pink champagne colour. Great for boosting miserable winter complexions and sunkissed holiday nights. This got great reviews on MUA.
NARS Copacabana Multiple: I use this to highlight and to blend with other cream blushes to add a pinch of dazzle or tone down heavy handed applications. This is definitely a HG for me.
MAC Soft & Gentle: A near everyday favourite for me. I love sparkles.
What have been your favourite foundations, concealers, blushes and highlighters this year?
****WISHING ALL MY USA READERS A HAPPY AND MEMORABLE THANKSGIVING****