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Thursday, 6 January 2011

Stars of 2010 - Make Up

Hey Dolls :)

Continuing on from my skin and body care post here is the make up I've loved to use in 2010.

Face


Being someone who isn't a big fan of M.A.C face products, there are rather a lot on my list...

Dior Amber Diamond

Amber Diamond really is the prettiest highlighter in my collection. The compact combines a collection of champagne and bronze sections that can be used seperately or swirled together. Amber Diamond is set apart for me because it is so finely milled - there are no chunks of glitter or sparkles - just a lovely healthy glow!

M.A.C MSF Natural

Just before Christmas I finished my MSF Natural and feeling the pinch, wandered into Superdrug to try and find a more purse friendly alternative as I go through them quite quickly. Sadly I was let down by every other powder I tried and was rather relieved when I found a new one under my Christmas tree. As my skin has improved I've found that this paired with concealer, gives enough coverage and confidence through the day - I think this will always be a repurchase item!

M.A.C Hang Loose

Definitely my favorite blush of the year - I'm just so sad it's limited edition. I love that it gives lovely dolly pink cheeks with an added silvery highlight - really pretty!

M.A.C Studio Finish Concealer

This is quite a heavy duty concealer but as I've been wearing less and less foundation I've found it to be perfect. It lasts all day and when buffed on using a big fluffy brush it gives a really natural finish.

Eyes

2010 was not a good year for my M.A.C Palettes...Nick dropped them both TWICE and some good shaddows were sadly lost, and others, as you can see, have ended the year looking a little worse for wear.

Urban Decay Naked Palette

I think this is an obvious choice but the Naked palette really is perfect as you can go from day to night time looks really quickly. As ever, the shadows are really smooth and pigmented - I definitely look forward to experimenting with this palette!

M.A.C Club and Parfait Amour

Both Club and Parfait Amour are duo chrome colours...Club is a muddy green/brown with a red/brown duochrome and parfait amour is a vibrant purple with a pink duochrome. Both shadows are go to's for my eye make when I go out - lovely!

M.A.C Blacktrack Fluidline

In the last six months I've fallen back in love with gel liner and my favorite is M.A.C's fluidline. I
use a M.A.C 109 which gives a really nice, thin line that can be made thicker if I want. Blacktrack lasts a long time and I love it because, depending on how it is applied, it can be really precise or smudged.

YSL Faux Cils

I only bought faux cils in November but it has quickly become my favorite mascara. It makes my lashes look so long and thick and I haven't found that it flakes or smudges as many reviews suggested it might.

Lips

I was really quite strict when it came to lip products or else I would have about 5743947 lipsticks here...

Prestige Lip Liner in Silk

This lip liner is perfect for pale and dusky pink lipsticks that I wear nearly everyday. It's a really affordable liner that also helps make my lipstick last a lot longer.

OCC Lip Tar in Demure


OCC lip tars, in my opinion, are some of the best lip products you can buy - especially if you want your lip colour to last all day or night. Demure is an amazing fuchsia - definitely not so demure!

L'oreal Colour Riche 254

This has been one of my best lipstick purchases of the year, it's quite a mauve/nude colour that I can just pop on my lips without having to think too hard about it. The formula is a touch grainy but isn't drying and gives a really nice sheen to the lips.

M.A.C Pink Nouveau

This is my second tube of pink nouveau this year and it is definitely my favorite M.A.C lipstick. It's such a lovely bright pink that I always get compliments on - this is similar to what I hoped pink friday would be!

Lots of Love
Nicola
xoxo

11 comments:

  1. YSL effet faux cils is one of the best mascara I've ever used! :-)
    Great list, very inspiring héhé x

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  2. Great favourites, I love these kind of posts :) I wish I could get my hands on Pink Nouveau xx

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  3. great post girl! Love all your picks :) So many ppl rave about MSF's that I have to get them now!

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  4. Great product picks. The Hang Loose blush looks gorgeous. Club is next on my Mac shadows wishlist :) x

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  5. YSL-faux cils rules,my love!

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  6. Lovely post! I think the Naked palette made it on to everyone 'best of' posts this year :)

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  7. Great list! I just got PinkNouveau for Christmas and I love, love, love it.

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  8. Fab choices! Not so sure about the MAC powder and concealer though they reallyyyy didn't work for me =( xx

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  9. Marilou - Yay <3 faux cils!

    Vivianna - Aww can you not find it? You NEED it in your life :D

    Shifa - See I'm not really a fan of the shimmery msfs - They always make me look shiny rather than glowy but I LOVE the msf natural!!

    LilyLipstick - I wish hang loose was permy :( And definitely get club - I can't rave about it enough!

    Modniza - Aww i'm glad as it really does get mixed reviews!

    Gemx - Ha ha ha I know - It really is such a good palette!

    Primp and preen - It's amazing eh? I love it when I need a little pick me up :D

    Karleigh - Boo I know :( It just seems to be the liquid foundations that make my skin shitty everything else seems ok pheew!

    xxx

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  10. I love all the things that u picked out for 2010! I am also in love with the MAC MSFN...it's such a good powder...

    xx

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  11. I second you to that! YSL mascaras are the best that I've ever tried! My lashes are so tiny compared to most people and I find that YSL did the job for me! I love the smell and the brush too!

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