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♥ 2009 Beauty Favourites ♥

Its always fun to recall the discoveries we made this year and those that actually worked for us. Mine are stated below.

E45 Body Lotion
- I used Vaseline religiously for years however I did not like the fact that my skin absorbed it immediately. This baby is lovely light moisturizer which helps in keeping skin supple and hydrates. Nothing can beat it for under £3!

Loreal Elvive Re-Nutrition Leave in fluid - I have mentioned this quite a few times and it is still my favourite. It is the king of all serums! It can be used on dry and damp hair and it effectively prevents dryness and frizz leaving a healthy sheen.

Body Shop Shea Karite Lip Butter - This stuff leaves a milky sheen on application but if you keep the lips pressed for a minute after application, it will be fully absorbed and will hydrate and repair lips no matter what they condition. It mends my chapped lips overnight!

Bobbi Brown Corrector - This stuff was my favourite concealer this year. With the correct peachy colour, luminous finish and super creamy texture, it was just made for my dry skin and was totally worth the £16. Trust me ladies you can ditch Mac for this!

Mac Studio Tech - I literally finished two of these in a few months! It replaced the mineral foundation I had been religiously using since years. Its provides model like skin perfect for photography and HD and its truely addictive regarding its full coverage and dewy finish. Two thumps up ♥♥ Ladies with dry skin, this is the product for you.

Illamasqua Bronzer Duo in Glint and Writhe - I actually wasnt very fond of this when I bought it. However this was one of those products that I rediscovered recently and have been addicted since then. I have even started hitting pan on it which is pretty unlikely for me to do so on cheek products. It is perfect for those of you's who hate pinky-red blushes as it imparts a true bronze glow and it comes with a complimenting peachy colour which makes a gorgeous sunkissed highlight.

Boots Lip Liner in Caramel - I love wearing this matte lipliner all over the lips lightly for that hint of colour. Its a browny red hydrating colour and truely compliments my skintone well. The matte colour gives the appearance that I am not wearing any lip product, which I actually like :) Quite a bargain when boots are doing 2 for 1!

Mac BlackTrack Fluidline - I used to despise wearing eyeliner before only because I could never get it right. This gel liner makes life much easier and lines the eyes with precison. The ink black colour is a bonus too and can be used to creat anything from subtle to dramatic looks. This pot will last you a lifetime and it totally worth every penny.

Epicare/Spring it - This spring hair remover tool is just the best in town for facial hair removal. It pains much less than threading or waxing and removes hair in minutes. It leaves a smooth finish on the skin and no dark shadows too. I used to struggle to remove hair using a tweezer before but no more. I dont know how I lived without this!

Eyeshadows - As far as shadows go I did find quite a few this year that really worked for me. Some of them being Mac's Texture, Warming trend, Club and Nobility.

What were your beauty favourites this year?

Feel free to do a post on this or simply comment below :)
.blushfully. said...

Oohh I'll do one in my blog when I've gathered what's my beauty favourites hehehe... I've only got into makeup just recently, just few months back so this would be an interesting reflection to do. Awesome post idea to do! =)


.blushfully. said...

Hi Shifa!!
I've made a post... http://blushfully.blogspot.com/2009/12/2009-beauty-favourites.html

Check it out and tell me what you think ;)

Michelle @Lipstickrules said...

Great post idea! I am totally going to order that Illamasqua bronzer you've recommended.


Cupcake Unicorn said...

I really need to try the Loreal Elvive Re-Nutrition Leave in fluid. I love studio tec!! I have been through two and am waiting till after christmas and then I will get another. I do wish it was a bit more affordable as I get through it faster than other foundations.

Nicole said...

i can't wait to sit down and go through the makeup i discovered this year!

i really want to try studio tech !!

Cynthia Z said...

Some good stuff u listed girly. I really really want to try the Elvive re-nutrition since u like it a lot but I still haven't seen it here :\ N yea that epicare thingy too..hehe..
Yay!! 403 followers..way to go!!

amynaree said...

great favorites I really want to try the bobbi brown corrector now!

Unknown said...

Aah! You've described everything really well. I'm thinking about checking all those out now.. well except blacktrack coz I already have that one :) xx

Unknown said...

Fantastic post hunny, think I'll do this when Ive got a bit of time.


Kim Axani said...

That's a good idea for a post. I haven't used many of those, just the Mac foundation which I love! btw, I love all those bollywood actresses you posted on your sidebar, they are absolutely beautiful!! I've never seen them before.

Belle said...

I love E45 too..
n good idea behind a post..I hope il make it too somtime..

The Beautifier said...

MAC blacktrack gel eyeliner is my fav too!
I'm yet to explore the other things that you mentioned in this post xoxo

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Bombchell said...

lol from the image i thought the body shop was their body butter, i love that product!!

The Beauty Mum said...

I have found a good replacement for my Stila Lip Glaze (RIP) which is Korres' Full Colour Gloss in cherry. A nice consistency, sheer colour and non-drying. It doesn't last as long as Stila but it's the best I've found so far. Another new product for me is My Face foundation. Good coverage and a nice light consistency - AND it was a freebie!




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