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Beauty Loves of 2012

Hey, Glamour Dolls



I've loved a lot of products within the year, some you all have heard me blog about a lot, others not so much. Here are a few products that stayed in my makeup bag all year.

1. Mac Select Cover Up concealer NC44-This concealer is liquid form and is good for covering up blemishes and dark circles. It provides a medium coverage, often times I only wore this concealer with powder because the coverage is very comparable to foundation. What I love the most, is it provides a "my skin but better" finish; never cakey or mask like.

2. Maybelline Fit Me foundation 320- I didn't readily jump on this product when it first came out, but; since I'm a coupon queen & I received a $2 off coupon for this, I went out and bought it. I didn't wear foundation much this past year, but; when I did-I wore this foundation. It has excellent airbrush like coverage, it lasts all day and despite some of the reviews-it didn't make my skin oily. It has a decent variety of shades, 320 is my color and it's slightly darker than my skin but it still works. This is one of my drugstore faves for under $9.

3. Elf eyelid primer- I love this primer, the best part is it's $1 at Target. I have tubes of it everywhere, in my bathroom, makeup case and car. I wore this all throughout the year, to help my eyeshadow stay on through out the day. Since it's a $1, the staying power will not last all day like other primers but you can at least get 8-10 hours of eyeshadow wear with each application.

4. Kissable Couture lipstick in Agent 007- I tried Kissable Couture lipsticks and glosses at The Makeup Show last spring. I love this shade, it's the perfect pink-coral color, as many lipsticks as I own; I didn't own any lipstick close enough to this color. I wear it every day to work, the color looks good with anything. Kissable Couture lippies can be expensive but they're well worth it, they're moisturizing and they last forever.

5. Ben Nye Banana powder- This is another product that I didn't readily go out and buy when I started hearing about it...out of curiosity, I just decided to get it. It's only $6-$7 and the jar lasts forever. It has several uses, I use it as a setting powder for my makeup and it also can be used to set makeup when you're highlighting. It is yellow in color but it provides more of a glow when applied, the key is using just the right amount. If you use to much, you will look like a banana :-).

Honorable Mentions:

Mac lip conditioner, Wet n Wild eyeshadow palettes, Urban Decay Naked palette #1, Mac Volcanic Ash exfoliator, Mac Spiked brow pencil & Wet n Wild lip gloss.

Comments

sharon p said…
Great faves hun,wanna try that maybelline foundation and Ben Nye. Happy belated new year, wishing u a happy&blessed 2013 :D
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Thanks for the well wishes, Sharon...same to you!

I think you'll like the Maybelline & Ben Nye, both work well and are very cheap.
Miss Dre said…
I love that elf primer and banana powder too! I use the powder to set my concealer/highlight. Some people say woc shouldn't use banana powder because it's not for our shades but I think it works well as long as it's used in moderation. It works great for me! I want to try the Fit Me foundation and the Select Cover Up now! Thanks for sharing your faves!
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Agreed, I think the banana powder works well when used in the right amount.

The Fit Me foundation is a hit, some say that it makes their skin oily...I have oily skin & didn't have that problem.
wowohwow said…
Where did you find the mac concealer in nc44?? I can't find it ANYWHERE! :'( :'(
wowohwow said…
Where did you find mac concealer in nc44?? I can't find it ANYWHERE! :'( :'(
Ms. Viva Glam said…
I bought it from Mac online.

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