As it is officially the last day of 2012, I thought that the best way to end it would be to talk about my favorite products of 2012. I don't write about my monthly favorite products because in all honesty, my everyday products do not change much from month to month, so for me it is best to do this kind of post once or twice a year.
For me, the clear winner in terms of makeup brushes this year were Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman. I am planning to do a detailed review on these in the New Year so all I will say for now is that they are fantastic quality and reasonably priced.
There were only two skin care products which I have loved using every day during 2012. I already did a detailed review on why I love the Sukin Rose Hip Oil a few months ago, so I won't repeat myself here but check out the full review if you are interested.
The Olay Complete Defense SPF 30+ is a fantastic sunscreen for your face that won't make your face feel instantly oily and greasy. It is a light formula which is also great for sensitive skin.
It is no surprise that the Naked Palette by Urban Decay made it to my favorites list again this year. I prefer to wear neutral colours on my eyes, especially for work, so I use this palette pretty much every day. I have the Naked 2 as well but I tend to reach to the original one much more often.
The Maybelline Colour Tattoo eyeshadows were a huge hit this year and it is easy to see why. They are great quality and a quarter of the price of a Mac Paint Pot!
The Urban Decay Primer Potion in the colour Sin is another fabulous Urban Decay product which I am planning on doing a detailed review in the New Year. It is so versatile and has the best lasting power.
As you can see from the above picture, Nars products have dominated my favorites this year and if you have tried any of their products you already know why.
Nars Laguna Bronzer has to be my all time favorite bronzer as it is such a flattering colour for any skin tone and is mostly matte with a hint of shimmer.
Nars Laguna Illuminator is one of those products which I use on a daily basis to give my skin a sunkissed glow.
The Garnier ani-dark-circle roller is my favorite concealer because it does not seep into the fine lines under my eyes even on days when I don't have time to set it.
Nars blush in Orgasm, this one is a favorite of many beauty lovers like myself. A little of this product goes a long way. I have been using it pretty much every day this year and have still not hit the pan!
Maybelline Super Stay foundation is a fantastic product with great staying power especially in the Australian heat. I did a detailed review of it here.
Finally, I adore the Rimmel lasting finish lipstick I picked up in Hawaii earlier this year in the colour Airy Fairy. I picked it up after watching countless YouTube monthly favorites videos which included this product. It is such a beautiful, matte pink colour which has great lasting power and suits pretty much any makeup look.
What were your favorite products of 2012?
I hope you enjoyed reading my last blog post for 2012 and I wish you a fantastic New Year!