Welcome to my favorites of 2011! I love these posts; I can’t wait to read what everyone else loved this year too! This edition is all about eyes.
Some of my most used liners and shadow pencils for the year (clockwise from left):
UD 24-7 liner Stray Dog, MUFE Aqua Liner #14*, Stila Sparkle line Electric, Tarte Amazonian Clay liner in Rich Green, MUFE Aqua Eyes #9L, Inglot Gel Liner #86, Mally Shadow Stick in Champagne, UD 24-7 Shadow Pencil Midnight Cowboy, MAC Fluidline Avenue(LE)
All of these proved to have excellent lasting power and were budge proof throughout the day, some were even waterproof!
Favorite Singles/Duos of 2011 (clockwise from left):
Chanel Fauve, Burberry Midnight Brown, NARS Galapagos, NARS Habanera Duo, Illamasqua Ore, Illamasqua Furore
I had three favorite palettes of 2011, this is Chanel’s spring 2011 release, Ombres Perlees de Chanel. It is stunning in every possible way. Unfortunately, it was limited edition.
Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Gold PaletteThis wasn’t purchased in 2011 but I brought it on two trips I took and wore it endlessly in January, February and March. It was also limited edition.
I know the orange-y looking shade looks scary but on the eyes it is so warm and amazing. I bought this palette after seeing Michele1218 do a look with it, you can see that video here.
Ahh, my everyday MAC Palette. I reach for this a lot. I swap the shadows out from time to time as well, but these are the ones I used most regularly.
Top Row L-R: Blanc Type, Nylon, Phloof!
Middle Row L-R: Moleskin (LE), Charcoal Brown, Quarry
Bottom Row L-R: Mystery, Copperplate, Satin Taupe
I fell in love with sooo many cream shadows this year and if I had to pick one stand out formula it was Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense. I love every shade I have tried. But, I coudn’t go without mentioning some other stellar creams I used this year (clockwise from left):
Buxom Stay There in Collie, Chanel Mirifique, MAC Soft Ochre, Giorgio Armani #6 Khaki Pulse, Giorgio Armani #19 (LE, no shade name to my knowledge)
And lastly, the mascaras or lash products I used the heck out of this year:
Givenchy Phenom-eyes False Effet (I have posted about this here) and Lancome Hypnose Drama were top picks for me this year. Both give me volume and length and dark black lashes. Lancome is a bit more dramatic so I usually save that for evening wear. I also loved testing the LashEm Measurable Difference gel* this year. It has made my lashes feel so soft and I have noticeable growth. <3
What were your favorite shadows or lash products this year? Anything strike you as being really, really special? Dish!
*Items marked with ‘*’ were provided by PR for review only*