#1 Kryolan Pencil LinersSome of my favorite colors is the white liner and the deep red shade (since it's also eye-safe). The white is especially impressive as far as using it on the waterline... it's the whitest white and it's very smooth. Lasts pretty long, also. You can view the shades they have on the Kryolan website.
#2 Yes To Cucumbers Cream Cleanser
#3 Essence Lipstick Nude
I have been experimenting with Essence cosmetics since I noticed them in my local Shoppers Drug Mart. I have been quite surprised by some of the products they offer. I have found and coveted a nude lipstick and surprise, surprise! It's the cheapest lipstick I've bought! Loving this! It's very smooth to apply and creamy.
#4 NYX Beige Pearl Lipgloss (see swatch here)
#5 OPI servin up sparkle
I have been rocking this shade since last summer... It just seems to brighten up my nails for any occasion. If you can find it, I highly recommend it! It's a silver-holographic glitter. You can see swatches of this OPI nail polish here.
#6 Ben Nye Translucent PowderI was introduced to this AMAZING powder when I went to college and it is a MUST-have for any makeup artist. But I have seen other makeup guru's on Youtube loving the Ben Nye powders (the banana shade is also very awesome, I tend to mix the two). It's super transparent and sets cream or liquid makeup without looking too cakey. Check out the Ben Nye Powders (they're all great formulas).
#7 Allison Raffaele Skin Inner Glow Blush StickThis is a stick blush it looks so SO realistic on the skin. It keeps the moisture of the skin and creates a natural flush. It might seem like an expensive product, but I've had it well over a year (and using in my kit on many people) and it is still practically full. You can apply it with your fingers, or a paddle foundation brush. It's hard to find but it's under the "Skin" line of products.
#8 Hard Candy Hula Hula BronzerI have raved about this I don't know how many times. Yes this bronzer is cheap. Yes it is awesome. Yes you should buy it. LOL. If you like brands like Urban Decay and Benefit, I promise you'll love Hard Candy's bronzers and blushes. Promise. You can find Hard Candy at Walmart :) Buy Hard Candy Online
#9 Hourglass Eye Primer
#10 Josie Moran Argan Oil
#11 Escents Conditioner Tress Relief (Chamomile & Rosemary)I once thought Escents was only available in British Columbia in Canada, but I have recently discovered that they not only ship to the US but all over the world! This company has triple thumbs up from me. I buy a lot of my essential oils from their company and also have gotten into their bath products. I really need to praise this conditioner, since it really has AMAZING conditioning properties. When applying it, it seems like it's not all that thick but once you rinse and dry, you will see the fantastic results of this product. I have my old roomie to thank for introducing me to such a fantastic eco-brand!
#12 Ben Nye HD FoundationI got a sample of this when Dana Nye came to Vancouver and came to present to a class I was in. At the time it hadn't came out on the market but was going to be launched that IMATs. I fell in love. I am still using the sample (can you believe that?!) but I will definitely buy a full size. It is a cream foundation, but it's non-oily and provides such a beautiful finish to the skin. I use it to cover imperfections and then blend a thin layer over the remaining areas of my face. This foundation really does mimic the skin and doesn't get too cakey or crease too much (if you are super oily a primer is still suggested). I LOVE this foundation because it really does give that flawless look without too much product (hence why I still have a sample!). LOVE it. It can be hard to find, but I like Camera Ready Cosmetics if you don't have a local special FX store.
Question: What were some of you're favorites of 2012?