Saturday, January 10, 2009

Favorite Things of 2008

Grayburn invited me to do a post on my favorite things of 2008. Here are my must haves that I've constantly run back to time and time again.

1. MAC Shroom e/s
My favorite highlighting shadow for the brow bone. Who says all frosty highlighting shades look the same? They really don't. Shroom and Ricepaper are so different from each other. Shroom is lighter in color and suits me very well. It's actually one of the first eyeshadows I bought from MAC

2. Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
What I love most about this lip balm is that it doesn't leave a white residue on your lips once it starts to dry out. Another plus is that it tingles and feels minty. It definitely heals and soothes lips. It's great for the winter time when your lips get chapped.

3. MAC 217 Brush
I've tried a few blending brushes but none of them outcompete the 217. Not even the 224. I don't know what makes it so great but this brush should be a staple in everyone's makeup kit.

4. ELF Compact
It's only $1 and it comes already magnetized! Perfect for depots because you don't even have to stick a magnet on them! There's also a mirror on the inside. It's great for traveling if you only want to bring a few colors and not your entire eyeshadow collection. Even if your depots already have magnets on the bottom, they will still stick to the magnetized quad.

5. C.O. Bigelow Lemon Lip Cream
First off, it smells heavenly. C.O. Bigelow makes this in a gloss too, but I prefer the cream because it isn't an "in your face" shine and it's more suitable for everyday wear.

6. MAC Sculpt & Shape
I use this everyday and I can't live without it. Even when I don't put foundation on, I just dab a little bit of this to contour and highlight and my face looks much more brighter and awake. It definitely transforms dull faces into brighter, happier looking faces lol

7. ELF Defining Eye Brush
This brush is kind of small, but I find myself using it more than any other eye shadow brush. It's angled so it gets the corners of your eyes perfectly. It's pretty decent at packing on color.

8. Urban Decay Primer Potion
I prefer this over my paint pots and shadesticks. I like how easy it is to apply onto your face. You just dab the wand across your lids and blend. It helps your shadows stay vibrant and creaseless all day long.

9. MAC Ahoy, There l/s
This is one of my HG neutral lipsticks. It's a limited edition that launched with the Naughty Nauticals collection. It's perfect for a neutral look on the lips with just a hint of pink.

10. MAC Naked to the Core l/s
Another one of my HG lipsticks. This launched with the Color Forms collection. It's creamy and goes perfectly with a smoky eye look.


Amina said...

great list :)
burts'bees lippies are amazing!!

Roxy said...

You've got some good'uns on that list! Shroom remains an HG for me for sure and I love the Naughty Nauticals collection MAC put out last year!

So much fun participating in the favorites this year, and even more fun reading everyone's lists!

Happy New Year!


Vanessa M. said...

I totally feel you on the highliter and wow! Shroom was one of my FIRST too!! I guess the MUAs know thats a good one..hehe great list theres some stuff I havent tried .. will look into it! *small shout on my blog about you making me get the red lipstick lol*

Grayburn said...

This is a great list of staples for anyone who loves makeup. Don't you hate falling in love with a limited edition MAC item? I have that with my 3N lippie. That lipcream sounds yummy and something I have to search for when I'm visiting the US in spring.

Thank you so much for sharing your personal faves with us and have a great weekend!
xo Grayburn

Anonymous said...

Awesome list! I really love Sculpt and shape too! They really come in handy when I want to look skinnier (which is always)! LOL!

Beauty Tyrant said...

Oh thanks for the list, it was great. i do love the mac shroom too. The Burt's Bees lip balm sounds fantastic, especially since my lips are shredding this winter!