As 2009 is coming to a close, let us review some of beauty products I discovered and loved this year.
HD makeup is definitely the winner this year and Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation ($40) is my secret to the flawless complexion you see in some of my FOTDs. I can’t rave about this enough!
Best Tinted Moisturizer
For everyday, I prefer something lighter like Dr. Denese SPF 30 Defense Day Cream ($34). Its SPF30 is great for everyday protection, plus it evens out the skin slightly and feels so light on the skin!
Best Low-End Concealer
With its creamy texture and amazing coverage, NYX Concealer In A Jar ($5) is handsdown one of the best low-end concealers out there! I’m so glad I discovered this!
Best High End Concealer
Priced at a whopping $70, Cle de Peau Concealer has always been a popular among pros and celebrities and I can see why. It has the creamiest texture I have ever seen in a stick concealer, not to mention the coverage is *superb*! I always go back to this when all else fails.
Best Pressed Powder
Having gone through two of these already, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder ($21) is still my all-time favorite for setting makeup and touch-ups.
Even though I own a gazillion blushes, MAC Mineralize Blush ($21) is still my favorite. I always reach for Dainty and Love Rock Duo for the perfect pink cheeks.
To add warmth onto my pale complexion, NARS Multiple Bronzer ($37) is my top pick. Not only does it glide on and blends like a dream, the color looks realistic and never orange. I like Cap Vert all over for a natural look (it also makes the perfect nude color on the lips) and Malaysia for a more bronzed look.
Best Contouring/Highlighting Product
When it comes to contouring/highlighting, MAC Sculpt and Shape Powder Duo in Accentuate/Sculpt ($21) is definitely my must-have. Both powders are finely milled and the highlighting shade (Accentuate) is the best color for highlighting the bridge of the nose and under the eyes. I also use this a lot in my FOTDs.
What about you ladies? What are your favorites? Share your thoughts!
More on my favorite eye, lip and skincare products to come!