This is the second part of my favorite beauty products of 2012, which sums up some of the best makeup, hair, and bath and body products that I've experienced. You can read about part 1 here.
BeautyMaker is a cosmetic brand created by famous Taiwanese makeup artist Kevin and offers high quality beauty products at inexpensive prices. My favorite product from the brand is the Aqua Eye Concealer. With a creamy texture and high coverage, this is a great and long lasting under eye concealer.
The famous Yves Saint Laurent TOUCHE ÉCLAT Radiant Touch has been loved by both beauty bloggers and celebrities. I use this both for under eye concealing as well as a highlighter for my face.
I like to layer the Naruko Narcissus Total Defense BB Cream Essence under my foundation, and it helps my base makeup lasts longer. For those lazy days, I just slap this on. It provides great moisturization as well as light coverage.
I took a week long vacation in Boston last year and brought nothing but the Dior Diorsnow UV Shield White Reveal BB Creme SPF 50 PA+++. It offers great coverage and sun protection. Under the summer heatwave, I was surprised that I didn't have a makeup meltdown.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup is one of my favorite foundations because I've probably used this in every makeup tutorials. Although I'm not too fond of the sponge applicator, this is an amazing product that slides onto the skin and provides good moisturization and coverage.
I love the creamy and soft texture of the Dior Serum de Rouge Lipstick. It provides rich color payoff without the stickyness that you often find with opaque lipsticks.
When it comes to shiny eye makeups, no one has it better than Jill Stuart. Other than the romantic packaging that has girls lusting after, Jill Stuart offers some very amazing beauty products. Its Jelly Eye Color has a cream mousse texture and is infused with tons of sparkles. It's easy to apply and adds that extra shimmer to any looks.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner performs just as what it promises - waterproof, long lasting, intense, and doesn't smudge. Works like a gem, this is by far one of the best liquid eye liners I've ever tried.
There are so many choices on the market when it comes to eye liners, but Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Eyeliner is definitely one of the best and applies like a gel liner but stays put like a waterproof liquid liner.
Visee Glam Shade Eyes is a high quality palette with vibrant colors. The texture of these shadows is smooth and gives intense color payoff. Overall, Visee is a great Japanese drugstore cosmetics brand if you are searching for superior products at affordable prices.
If you are asking for beautiful and top quality eye makeup, Lunasol is a great pick. One of Kanebo’s prestigious brands, Lunasol is famous for its amazing eye shadows, which reveal gorgeous sparkles and applies beautifully on the lid.
My body has been drenched in the extreme cold weather here in California, and that only means one thing - dry skin. I'm slapping on some hand cream as I type this post, and I have to thank the Jurlique Rose Hand Cream from saving my chapped hands. This InStyle winner hydrates my skin well without leaving any residues on my hands.
The best thing to pair up with my beloved Jurlique Rose Hand Cream is the best selling Kiehl's Creme de Corps. Its rich and fragrance free texture instantly soothes my dry skin without leaving any residues behind. Definitely a salvation during the cold Winter months.
I have damaged and fine hair, which means it's quite particular when it comes to hair care products. Out of all the new shampoos and conditioners I've tried out this pass year, the Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Moisture Shampoo is very impressive. I'm not sure about the anti-aging claim, but it's wonderful for my fragile and thin hair without weighing them down.
My mom is an organic fanatic, and since I'm trying to gradually transform to more natural and organic products, I can't pass on this Avalon Organics Nourishing Lavender Shampoo, which turns out to be fantastic. It's gentle enough for my daily wash and provides moisturization without overwhelming my hair. And the best part is the heavenly and calming Lavender scent.
Last but certainly not least, the Korres Shower Gel has really astound me for its great performance. I didn't expect much from this, but I love how it cleanses well without leaving my skin squeaky dry.
This sums up some of the best beauty products that I came across with in 2012. Unfortunately, there are many more that couldn't make onto my list, which I'm hoping to review them in the future. I hope you enjoy these posts and let's wish for another year with lots of wonderful products.