My beauty favourites of 2011..

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Hey Lovelies!

So it's 2012 and it seems for most today was the day to get back to reality. Being a uni student, I'm not back until next week *smug grin* so I'm making the most of that little extra time off as next year I will hopefully be back at work this time *fingers crossed I get a job that is.*

So to celebrate the new year and all that I thought I would have a rummage through my make up bag and choose my favourite products of 2011, I've also recorded a video for YouTube which is HERE, there you can see me ramble on a little more in detail as I plan to keep this blog post quite short and sweet. I've been planning this post since mid November so I've thought very carefully about my favourites (yes I know that sounds very sad ;)) So without further a do, let's start.

Foundation & Concealer 
(Everything that is mentioned suits my skin which is oily/combination and I do suffer from breakouts so these all help with my skin problems)

Estee Lauder Doublewear foundation: Full coverage but not cakey, my absolute saviour as it makes me look like I have 'alright' skin. 
Bourjois Healthy Mix: A fab drugstore foundation which is medium coverage with a dewy finish, I mix EL doublewear with this and they make a perfect duo. 
Estee Lauder DoubleWear Maximum cover foundation: Use this as a concealer and it hides everything but doesn't make you look like you have an inch of make up on, you just look like you have perfect skin. Not a fan of it for foundation but more detailed review to come soon. 
YSL Touche Eclat: Great for making you look like you got twelve hours sleep instead of five. 
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer: Full coverage concealer that doesn't break the bank. 

Blusher 
aww Mummy and Baby blushers..
MAC Blushes- I've loved dipping my toe into the MAC blush water, in 2011 I have loved Warmth of Coral and now Melba which I received for Christmas, long lasting and pigmented. 
Bourjois Blush in a Pot: I've loved Rose D'or in 2011, a gorgeous girly pink which suits pale or tanned skin and smells really nice. Also doesn't break the bank :)

Eyes

Urban Decay Naked Palette- Words cannot describe how much I love this palette. Nothing comes close to it.. well until I get Naked 2 that is ;) 
Rimmel Day 2 Night Mascara- A cheapie mascara that makes your lashes long and luscious. 
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner- This is amazing for your waterline, lasts all day and all night, it's cheap and creates the most amazing dramatic eye. LOVE. 

Lips

MAC lipsticks: I discovered MAC lipsticks in 2011 and well it's a love affair that will continue for a long time, I love them so much, they smell gorgeous and the colours are just beautiful. I look forward to building my collection in 2012. 

The rest of the best 

Morrocan Oil: Expensive yes but leaves your hair shiny, soft and healthy. 
Aussie Leave in Conditoner: Detangles and conditions hair, perfect for my hair as it gets all knotty once washed. Amazing. 
The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter: Smells like holidays in a tub, moisturising and helps prolong your tan. #winning. 
Models Own Nail Polishes: What can I say? Fab colours, fab price and just fab. Favourite shades of 2011: Pink Fizz, Pink Punch (pictured) Emerald City (pictured) and Utopia. 
Tangle Teezer: Makes brushing my hair actually enjoyable. Well not enjoyable but you get my drift..
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish; Hot Cloth Cleanser: A lovely product that leaves your skin clean soft and just well lovely. I love the menthol/herby smell and my skin has been clearer since using this. Would never go back to just make up wipes now. 

Phewwweee they we are, my favourite products of 2011! What have been your favourite products of 2011? Any that I need to check out for 2012? 

I hope you all have a great Tuesday evening, I'm looking forward to watching the new season of 90210 SCREEEEAMMMMM and having a steak pie for dinner! Ha I think it's safe to say that my appetite has well and truly returned, though I don't know whether to be happy or sad about this! Ha! :) 


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26 comments

  1. I love how this proper shows your nude lips obsession!
    I really want to try Melba! xxx

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  2. I agree with you on Mac lipsticks, they have the best lipsticks out there! I really want to try Melba blush, seems like a gorgeous nude peachy shade that would look lovely with a smokey eye! Happy new year Corrie! x

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  3. Love this post! You are without a doubt a true nude lips fan :)! X

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  4. Lovely review! Nice youtube video as well :) Just discovered your blog/youtube/twitter, the lot! followed followed followed! I love the bourjois healthy mix and collection 2000 concealer as well! Good luck getting the new job my lovely! xx

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  5. So many good recommendations here, will definitely have to try some of these! Also, love the blush caption <3 xx

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  6. definitely need to get emerald city in my life! counting down the days til ive finished all my cleansers so i can get my hands on the liz earle collection!

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  7. I love Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer but the packaging is just awful!
    xxx

    www.alittlebitofroza.blogspot.com

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  8. I use and love quite a few of these products, I really must try double wear its raved about on so many blogs! x

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  9. Hey Great blog :)
    Would love it if you could check mine out doll
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  10. I really need to try double wear foundation I've heard so many good things about it x

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  11. Great post, im the same as you i love a nude lip, i don't feel right without one! x

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  12. I love my naked palette but don't use it nearly as often as I should!
    I've got some of the things you mentioned and would have to agree that they are amazing products,
    xx

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  13. Be careful with the Mac Lipstick addiction. I thought I could control it but I counted how many Mac Lipsticks I have and I could buy a small car for the price, and that is just the Mac ones alone lol Yes I have a problem. I have just got the Double wear max and I love it as a foundation, a very little goes a long way! I also love the regular double wear. Great post hun xx

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  14. Ah the Naked Palette, I've only just got this for christmas but it was immediate love, half baked has always been my favourite eyeshadow but now I feel like I'm cheating on it!

    And macwise have you tried cremecup? It's my favourite mac lipstick : )

    xx

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  15. I am too jealous of your mac lipstick collection, it's my aim to start building my own this year! I love that you have a mix of high end and drug store favourites too, I think some of my favourite products of 2011 are bourgeois healthy mix concealer, John Freida's 3 day straight and my No7 red lipstick which lasts all day! I've just put you at the top of my new list of my favourite blogs as I look forward to reading yours everyday :) xxx

    www.megsbudgetboutique.blogspot.com

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  16. I must admit that my bank account squeals in protest every time I read your blog or watch a new video of yours Corrie! I've decided I "need" a Tangle Teezer, Moroccan Oil and to finally buy into the world of Liz Earle when student loan and payday rolls around! ;) xx

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  17. Lots of your picks are my favouites aswell :).
    -x
    http://makeupmeow.blogspot.com

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  18. I'm loving all these 2011 favourites posts! I want to buy a tangle teezer, heard only good things!

    http://www.non-optional.blogspot.com

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  19. I agree with all of these! All similar favourites of mine, tangle teezer and the collection 2000 concealer being just two of the most amazing things that i've recently discovered!

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  20. Reading this post probably wasn't my best idea. I am now lusing after MAC Melba, a Tangle Teaser, Models Own Emerald City and MAC lipstick! I completely agree with the Collection 2000 concealer, Model's Own Pink Fizz, Urban Decay Naked palette and Maybelline Gel Eyeliner! xxx

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  21. Great favourites! Rose D'or is actually my signature cheek colour ahahah wear it every day!

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  22. So you like nudes? Haha love them all =)

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  23. love the blog!

    you're so pretty <3

    now following you! follow me back hun!

    http://barbie-bombshell.blogspot.com

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  24. great post....

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  25. I am really enjoying reading everyone's 2011 favorites, I discovered Mac lipsticks this year, nothing beats them. x

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  26. Great selection :) I must try Bourjois Healthy Mix and the Collection 2000 concealer!! xxx

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