Wednesday, 2 January 2013


best of 2012: eyes

review swatch photo
Pop Beauty Lid Bronzer, Channel Ombre D'Illusion in Emmerville, Benefit They're Real, Laura Mercier Brown Pencil in Warm Brunette, Pixi Lash Line Ink

Pop Beauty Lid Bronzer: This is the perfect cheap warm neutral palette, unlike the Naked Pallettes this one actually suits my skin tone, flatters my eye colour and is a lot smaller and travel friendly. As far as I can remember these are only £10 which is a bargain and perfect for neutral shimmer lovers who want a nice selection of shades to create a variety of looks. These actually come in a few different colour ways but Bronzer is my favourite!


Channel Ombre D'Illusion in Emmerville: I mentioned this in last years favourites and it's still going strong in my makeup collection. I have bought a few since as after a few months it does go a little dry to use. I've been using this as a base or as a wash of colour. Simple to use, fuss free and a really beautiful peachy champagne colour. Expensive but oh so pretty!

Benefit They're Real: I was recently given this at a Benefit event but I actually LOVE it. I was going to include Avon Supershock mascara and then this came into my life and I was just… wowed? I cant even explain why I like it so much, it gives my short, stubby lashes so much definition and length with minimal effort and fuss. It's a touch on the tough side to remove but a oil based cleanser does the trick.

Laura Mercier Brown Pencil in Warm Brunette: A recent addition to my routine but something that I've had a lot of love from. I decided to stop filling my brows in with powder a few months ago as my brows have actually grown back to a decent shape at the front. I'm toying with the idea of getting them tattooed in sometime in 2013. My brows have been through a transformation this year and I might do a post on it at some point!

Pixi Lash Line Ink: This was a easy and obvious choicec for my 2012 favourites! This has been my go-to eyeliner for the majority of the year since I discovered the Pixi Brand. Long lasting, pigmented, easy to apply and ever so quick. It's just perfect and I cant sing it's praises enough, I can see me using this long into 2013 and however long going forward. The true black finish just edges it into my favourite eyeliners of all time category.


32 comments:

  1. I need to try that mascara!

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  2. Lily please don't get your eyebrows tattooed! You might want to change their shape in the next ten years you're still so young!! I understand it's a useful thing to do but I think its for older women personally! xxxxxxx

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  3. If you are going to get them tattooed I can recommend Katy Jobbins, she is the best one I've ever experienced. A lot of my friends had them done and the ink has since changed colour, where as mine are the same colour. They only last two years and Katy is very particular. I wrote a blog review after I had mine done that you might find helpful. http://www.lillaloves.com/2012/03/permanent-eyebrows-faq.html xx

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  4. I agree with Jerry, Don't get them tattooed yet! you are indeed very young to do that! Plus doing them doesn't take too much time, right?

    Will you be doing hair favorites too? :)

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  5. I love the benefit mascara I can't rave about it enough!
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  6. I really love your best of 2012 posts, you have such great taste! I 'm just going to go out and buy one of those chanel ombre d'illusions I've been looking at them longingly for the past year :)Happy New Year Lily I cant wait to read all your posts in 2013 xx

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  7. I really need to try this mascara! Lovely choices!

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  8. I love Benefit they're real! I'd be really interested to read a post on your eyebrows as I need help with mine :)

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  9. They're real really is amazing! The more I read about the Pixi eyeliner the more I want it. Need to add it to my wishlist for when my spending ban is over...

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  10. I've been toying with buying this Pop palette, it looks beautiful! :)

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  12. I really really really need to try that Chanel Ombre D'illusion sometime, it looks lovely. And that one in particular is a gorgeous shade!

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  13. That Pop Beauty palette looks lovely! I'm also a fan of the Benefit mascara, it's a gem :)
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  14. Really want to try the Chanel Ombre D'illusion, heard so many good things about it in the blogging world xxx
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  15. The palette looks good a nice alternative to the naked palette maybe?:)
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  16. i would definately love to see a post about eyebrows, ive finally got mine the shape i want and have no idea whether or not to ditch HD brows powder and go back to pencil!

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  17. I've been thinking of getting the naked basics pallette, but reading this I think I will definitely buy this one instead! You get more shades as well, for only £10?! I love the benefit they're real too, couldn't live without it (or maybe I could, but you know what I mean...)

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  18. Keep on posting the fantastic products you have..always look forward to see them :)
    xo

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  19. The palette looks amazing, definitely something I want to try out. I'm a sucker for neutral eye shadows! Love your posts :)
    Chloe xx
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  20. Been meaning to try the benefit mascara for ages!

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  21. That palette is so so gorgeous! x

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  22. I want to try a good eye shadow base so may have a look at the chanel one!

    I use the Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Eyeliner Pen and love it! Its so black, more than any of my gel liners, and easy to use. It seems to me that the Pixi one is very similar but the Maybelline one is half the price, so might be worth a try! :) xx

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  23. Love that mascara, definitely will keep on buying it!

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  24. Love the sound of the Pixi eyeliner! I've been looking for a new one for a while now, I'd like to give this one a try :)

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  25. I dont do eye looks a lot but the eyeshadows look amazing! <3 xo

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  26. ouuu I'm really intrigued by the Chanel one! x

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  27. I really need try the Benefit mascara! Heard lots of good things about it :)

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  28. Love the POP beauty palette!

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  29. I had the there're real mascara tried on me at a benefit counter and it made my eyelashes look amazing! It's on my wishlist haha

    Anna xx a-hint-of-glitter.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. where do you buy pixi brand? i love eyeliner too!!

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    jen
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  31. Lovely post! I keep seeing the benefit mascara in posts everywhere lately! I swear its an enabler to allow me to buy it! haha
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  32. I wanted to love the Benefit they're real mascara but it just seemed to clump my lashes together :( x
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