Hello everyone! It's almost the weekend and I'm in a jolly good mood this evening so I have decided to finally write up the make-up part of my 2012 favourites.
I have been putting this off for a few days as I just cannot get any good lighting to take photos in, so I apologise in advance for these pink-tinged photos....
Foundation: Jemma Kidd Light As Air is hands down my all time favourite foundation and I would have included it as my sole 2012 favourite foundation if it wasn't now discontinued *weep*. It is a generous medium coverage that has just the right amount of luminosity. The closest thing I have managed to get to HG is the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation which is a wonderful texture, photographs beautifully and has very good coverage.
Concealer: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage has been brilliant for covering up spots with one tiny dab and Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch has been a god send for my under eye circles - not to mention super cheap!
Blush: This has to be the MAC Mineral Skin Finish in Blonde from this years Naturally collection. I picked this up in London in February after IMATS and I have used it religiously ever since. I sometimes stray and use other blushers, but I always come back to this.
Eyeshadow Palette: Although I bought Naked 2 this year, it is last years UD Naked palette that has won it for me. I found myself reaching for it more and more as the year went on. I love how pigmented UD eyeshadows are, I just wish they didn't have such bad fall out, however I can agree to look over that!
Singular Eyshadow: Stila Kitten is one of the most beautiful eyeshadows I have ever seen. It's incredibly pigmented and looks equally gorgeous as an all over eye colour or an inner corner highlight.
Mascara: Benefit They're Real has just totally blown my mind this year. It is so damn good! It gives me super long lashes and holds a curl well.
Eyeliner: Maybelline Master Precise - the name is pretty self explanatory, this nib is super precise and it makes eyeliner application a dream! Possibly my star product of 2012, it's that good. If you're an eyeliner novice, I'd really recommend you try this one.
Lipstick: 3 lipsticks have been on heavy rotation - Chanel Bonheur, MAC Shy Girl and Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart.
I really struggled to cut down my favourites this year and now that I've written this it doesn't even seem like I had that many for make-up!