2012 is coming to an end, and a new beautiful year is coming ahead. I am excited for 2013, to explore new beauty products and share them with you beautiful ladies.
This year I tried a lot of different brands, and I would like to share with you the products I wish I discovered years ago. A lot of the products out there are either great or not. They either serve their purpose right, and some just do not do the job promised. However, each person has a preference.
My product addiction for 2012 are:
Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer in number 7. This product can be used as a concealer or foundation. I prefer to use it as a concealer, and it does wonders. I tried many concealer and they always fail to cover the dark circles and sometimes they tend to cause a lot of lines when I smile. This magic pot, is just wonderful, it really does the job and I can see a difference in my makeup.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in shades 5 and 5.5. Words can not describe how happy and satisfied I am with this foundation. I have literally tried every foundation out there from MUFE, M.A.C, Bobbi Brown and Shiseido, and although some of these brands were great, Luminous Silk is just incomparable. It glides on smoothly, creating an air brush result.
Urban Decay EyeShadow Primer Potion is a must have in my opinion. If you want you eye makeup to last all night, this is definitely the secret to it. I always had a problem with my eyeshadows not lasting long and creasing in the middle. I heard a lot about the Urban Decay primer potion but I thought it was just another hyped product. I received a sample and decided to give it a try. OMG I was hooked from the first try. By the end of the day, I ordered the professional size tube because it was worth it. My eyeshadow does not crease anymore and it definitely lasts till I take it off.
Nars Laguna Bronzer is one of my favorite. Bronzers are a must, but sometimes I tend to never find the right tone for my face. A lot of the Bronzers have an orangy base. The Nars Laguna bronzer is just right for me. I mainly use it to contour my face but it’s also great as just an overall bronzer.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Mineral Bronzer in Park Ave Princess is also another must have. This shimmery gold bronzer is light and looks natural. I use this for overall glow on my face.
Laura Mercier Second Skin cheek colour blush in Sweet Mandarin is a blush I can not live without. It is the perfect color and it looks super natural. It really adds that sheer color glow to my cheeks without looking over done.
As for eyeshadows I love M.A.C, Urban Decay and Bella Pierre. These eyeshadows are pigmented and the color variety is great.
As we all know, no look is complete without great hair.
MacadamiaOil Deep Repair Masque is a necessity to have healthy hair. My hair is damaged with the use of styling tools and hair dyes. However, this hair mask really saved my hair, I use it about twice a week, and leave it on for 10 minutes. The mask smells so great, that you want to leave it on all day. After I wash my hair, I can definitely feel the difference. My hair becomes super soft, and looks healthier.
Nu.Me 4 Play curling Wand is my new addiction. How did I not discover this tool before? It comes with 4 interchangeable wands with different sizes. I can not stop curling my hair, and it just looks fabulous.
Corioliss C1 straightener is a straightener you can take with you worldwide. I straighten my hair often, even though it is damaging for my hair, this straightener tends to not damage my hair like my older straightener. You can control the temperature and you would be surprised to know that it really does leave the hair shiny and beautiful.
As for skincare, I am obsessed with two products:
SkII Advanced Eye Treatment Film is a light gel infused with the famous Japanese Pitera formula. it is light on my under eye skin and so far it helped reduce the appearance of dark circle. It is also recommended for diminishing fine lines, but since I do not have fine lines, I can not judge on that.
Boscia Luminizing Black Mask purifies my face. This peel of mask is easy to use, it has no smell and it goes on smoothly on the skin. It is rich in minerals and detoxifies the face leaving it smooth and clean. I use Makeup on almost daily bases, and I use this mask weekly to clean my face from the dirt and oil it accumulated thought the week.
I love these products and they are a necessity in my beauty box. Each person has different products that works great for them. Have you tried any of the products above? If you have, what is your opinion?