Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! I thought I would finish up my favorites of 2011 (I did one post on my favorite powder blushes of the year already, here).

These are all of the face/skin products I couldn’t get enough of this year. :) Enjoy!

Skindinavia No More Shine Spray, DDF Moisturizing Dew and The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream. I used all three of these so much this year. I have oily/combo skin and if you do too, you should really look into these products. They were life-savers!

I am not going to go into these because I have talked about ALL of them before, most several times. For concealers the Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer (medium) worked wonders for the face and I used the Garnier Anti-Dark Circle Roller under the eyes. Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer in nude and Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation in Medium were the two bases I used like crazy. Both are close to being depleted, about 25% left. Chanel’s Soleil Tan de Chanel was my first Chanel product early this year, and it is a divine base or bronzer (can be used either way). I used it this summer to help deepen too light foundations. I adore the smell!

These are the bronzers I reached for the most (clockwise from left):

MAC MSF So Ceylon (disc.), Giorgio Armani Sheer Bronzer #1, MAC MSF Give Me Sun,  Dior Aurora (LE), Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Powder in bronze*

Swatches L-R: GA Sheer Bronzer #1, Dior Aurora, Tarte Smooth Operator, MAC So Ceylon, MAC Give Me Sun

Easiest way to fake glowing skin? With these amazing highlighters that I couldn’t stop using this year (clockwise from left):

Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow Rose Gold, Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous (LE), Benefit Watt’s Up, MAC MSF By Candlelight (LE), Lorac Perfectly Lit in Spotlight

Swatches L-R: Laura Mercier RR, MAC By Candlelight, Lorac Spotlight, Benefit Watt's Up, JK Rose Gold

I already shared my favorite powder blushes, but I didn’t mention my favorite creams, which I can’t go without sharing (clockwise from left):

MAC Joie-de-vivre (disc.), Joe Fresh Melon, Illamasqua Dixie, MUFE HD blush #12

Swatches L-R: MUFE #12, MAC Joie-de-vivre, Illamasqua Dixie, Joe Fresh Melon

That’s it! *whew* stay tuned for Eyes and Lips & Tips next! :) What your favorite face products of 2011? Any of the same ones that I had? Do tell!

6 Responses to “Best of 2011: Skin and Face”

  1. Larie says:

    Wow, MAC Joie de Vivre is amazing! Of course it’s discontinued and I can’t get my hands on it *sob* Love your favorites :D Especially the highlighters! I think I need another one in my life ;)

  2. Arianne says:

    All of them. Put them in my pocket, quick! I love your favourites!

    JK Rose Gold has forever been in my wishlist, and now add to that Illamasqua Dixie. Also must try the Tarte foundation! I used up a Laura Mercier Oil Free TM a couple of years ago and I loved that, too, but still haven’t picked up another.

    Also, nice to see Joe Fresh Melon made the list. :) It’s gor-jus!!!

  3. Ashley says:

    That’s it. Illamasqua Dixie will be MINE in 2012!!

  4. Sarah S. says:

    You reminded me of how much I want to get Watt’s Up… assuming it could tide over my urge to order the JK Rosegold? I also decided I really want to indulge in the Chanel Soleil Tan but saw on Vivianna does makeup that they’re going to change the packaging… so maybe I ought to wait? Did you hear about that?

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