Wednesday, 4 January 2012


top 5 face products of 2011

Over the first week of January I'll be covering my top 5 products of the previous year. I'll be covering skincare, face, eye shadow, other eye products, lips, cheeks and nails! Feel free to recommend me your top 2011 products in the comments!
review top 5 face products of 2011
L-R: MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural, Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer, Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer,
Benefit The POREfessional & Illamasqua Skinbase

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer- I wanted this for ages and finally caved in towards the beginning of the year, . Its a great product but I always save it for special occasions as I go through it like there is no tomorrow! Its so creamy and easy to apply I find myself using alot more than I should!

Illamasqua Skin Base- (review here) Really loved this foundation this year, I actually bought it twice. Its the closet thing to a "holy grail" since Chanel decided to discontinue Mat Lumiere. It leaves a flawless smooth finish without a primer and best of all it doesnt have SPF, which is great for flash photography. Its always my go-to foundation on nights out as there is nothing worse than having a "ghost face". Again this had really mixed reactions within the blogging community, I loved it, but there was alot of people who didnt!

Collection 2000 Lasting Finish Concealer- (review here) Cheap and actually works! What more do you want! A highly praised concealer thats massive within the community, I couldnt not try it out to! Great coverage, long lasting, easy to apply and blend and best of all under a fiver!

Benefit the POREfessional- I still haven't got round to reviewing this properly, but its a outstanding product. I wasn't sure initially as I didnt quite understand what it did. I didnt notice my pores, until I stopped wearing it and was completely offended! Gives a silky smooth base that makes applying foundation easier applies very smoothly.

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural- 100% Holy grail here, I don't apply my make up without it! Its the perfect powder for setting. I've shamelessly probably gone through one of these every months this year, But Im okay with that! Gives me a bit of colour and a flawless finish! Been using this product for years now and cant see it falling off the favourites list just yet!

Honourable Mentions: My all time favourite, now discontinued Chanel Mat Lumiere, MAC Matte, Collection 2000 Illuminating Touch Concealer,  Rimmel Matte Powder.



26 comments:

  1. Oh i have been wanting to try benefit porefessional for ages now. So gunna invest now, thanks xxx

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  2. absolutely love your reviews!
    i love the honesty and really influence to try some new products!

    Rosie

    rosiedisco.blogspot.com

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  3. my MSF natural is the one thing i would never give up! really want the try the benefit professional too :) xo,

    amourette

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  4. I have the MAC MSF and Collection 2000 concealer and they are part of my daily routine :) I so want to try Illamasqua skin base, but not too sure of my nearest Illamasqua, will have to investigate :) I'm loving your top 5 product posts!

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  5. This year i have made it one of my NYR to buy some MAC products and i am defiantly going to try the MAC mineralised skin finish and hue lipstick.

    I have the collection 2000 concealer and its so cheap and works wonders, love that so much, the only one i need as i don 't use it often.

    Great posts, ive been loving these posts!

    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.com/

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  6. Haven't heard of Benefit the POREfessional.. i really need a product like that though, so must try that one!

    The Deer Head

    x

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  7. The collection 2000 concealer is definately one of my top products for 2011, it's got such good coverage for such a reasonable price!

    ug-lily.blogspot.com

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  8. the collection 2000 concealer is definitely one of my favourite products! so inexpensive too. really want to try out the mac msf's because i've heard so many good things,
    FASHION JUNKIE
    xoxo

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  9. I have skin base & collection 2000 lasting finish and love them! Great post Lily! x

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  10. Of the two of the five that I have tried, I totally agree! Which makes me think I need to try the other 3... haha typical! Once my mat lumiere is run out I think I'm going to try the illamasqua

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  11. Reeealllyy want to try illamasuqa skin base! Love your choices! x

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  12. Oohh I wanna try the Benefit the POREfessional! x

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  13. I have the Mac MSFN and everyone raves about it and i just don't find it anything special at all, but then i have dry skin and don't really need a powder that much. Ive been wanting to try Illamasquas skin base for ages but really worried ill buy it and not like it!
    xo

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  14. Love the MAC MSF, really need to get this collection 2000 concealer as everyone (including my little sister) recommends it! x

    befriendingskeletons.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh my god have they discontinued Mat Lumiere as well? They got rid of Pro Lumiere which I love for brides (I'm a make up artist) and was going to go to Mat next!

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  16. have never tried any of these products but i recently read your review on the collection 200 concealer, and then to see it in this list..may just have to buy some as im yet to find a concealer that i really realy like.

    http://dreamingofdaisy.blogspot.com/

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  17. Really want to try the Bobbi Brown concealer but the Collection 2000 one is definitely my favourite at the moment!
    http://bettybuttonpie.blogspot.com

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  18. Thankś for this post!
    I have the Bobbi Brown concealer to. And I think I use too much as well. I think I use a tiny bit and than I look and the pan and think "omg itś alsmost empty!" :(
    now I try the MAC studio fix concealer.

    xoxo Lary

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  19. Thanks for sharing! I'm moving to London next week for 6 months, I can't wait to get my hands on that Collection 2000 concealer.
    I also have the Benefit POREfessional... I still can't see much difference, thank god I bought like a sample size so it was like 5€. xoxo
    http://shinigami-u-openingmymind.blogspot.com/

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  20. I SO want to try the Illamasqua Skin Base, every review I've seen of it has been so complimentary! I'm so pale I look like a ghost anyway but this has got such good reviews that I really need to try it. Must stop spending money! I'd also really like to try the Benefit POREfessional...

    www.hummingbirdandtherose.blogspot.com

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  21. the MAC skinfinish is on my wishlist, I so so want it! I love the Collection 2000 concealer too, and have just reviewed the PoreFessional on my blog:) x

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  22. I really NEED/want MAC Mineralize Skin Finish as well as Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer heard so many goods about both, I love your post like this. So many new things which I never tried out and I want even more now. xx

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  23. Definitely agree with the Collection 2000 concealer, and now want to try the skin base! xxx

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  24. My eye lids and under eye get so dark and I've got this Bobbi Brown concealer on my list of needs
    Xz

    Www.Inordinatelyplush.Blogspot.Com

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  25. Benefit's porefessional is just amazing! I've been using it for a few months now, and you can't really see what it does untill you stop using it. An absolute musthave!

    xoxo
    http://therosydiary.blogspot.com

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  26. I've tried lots of these before and they really do work.

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