I can't believe we're only 3 days away from 2013! 2012 has been a year of many firsts... the biggest being this Blush and Brunch blog. I also tried a lot of new beauty products and want to take a few blog posts to mention my favorite products of the year. Because I'm an undecisive hoarder, I will
try to limit myself to only choosing the top 5 from each category (makeup, skincare, other randoms).
To start, here are my top 5 makeup/fragrance favorites of the year: *drumroll please!*
Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Peach
Best undereye concealer. Kept me looking rested and awake all year.
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
The ultimate lengthening and defining mascara that converted me to drugstore mascaras for good.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
The no-smudge, no-frills black eyeliner that stays on all day yet comes off easily with any simple face wash.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
My go-to for a light all over dusting to even out skintone, eliminate shine and set everything. Also perfect to dot onto concealed nasty red spots as a setting powder and an extra layer of concealer.
Jo Malone Orange Blossom Cologne
My favorite spring/summer scent that I now find myself reaching for even in the colder months. So sweet and so unique.
I'm also going to cheat a bit by sneaking in these 3 "honorable mentions":
Stila Convertible Color in Peony
My first and favorite cream blush ever. So easy to apply and truly creates the "blushing from within" effect.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer
I'm a concealer junkie that rotates a ton of concealers that I've acquired over the years, but this one stood out the most for me. Drugstore price point, but top quality in terms of coverage, staying power and its natural-looking effect.
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
The undereye setting powder I've sworn by since college. Brightens, sets, and manages to make undereye concealer look less cakey.
Side note: can I keep my Christmas tree up all year...? It's too pretty to be taken down! :(