Top 12 Beauty Products of 2012

Top 12 Beauty Products of 2012

So 2012 is coming to an end, so i thought I'd show you my top 12 favourite beauty products of 2012, the majority of these items are ones that Ive found myself using the most this year or ones that I've just really been loving. No doubt you'll have seen me mention these products many times on my blog, so i apologise in advance if I'm repeating myself at any point.

In no particular order...

1. Benefit Boiing Concealer in 01
Ive used this concealer for most of the year, and if you can spot it on the photo above its nearly all used up, I'm literally scraping the edges. I actually wasn't the biggest fan on this concealer at first but the more i used it the more I've grown to like it. It offers a good amount of coverage for my dark circles - although, it doesn't get rid of them fully, it does help me hide them away. Its really easy to blend out and this concealer has lasted me for almost 2 years so I've definitely got my monies worth.

2. Mac Eyeshadow in Satin Taupe
This is a shade i think the majority of bloggers and youtubers have, i love this eyeshadow so much and it is no stranger to my blog. I always find myself going to back to using this whether its all over the lid or just in the crease to add definition to the eye its such a gorgeous colour. Its really pigmented and really easy to blend. This is a staple item that i think everyone should have in their collection.

3. Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in Candy Apple
I never noticed this shade until i saw Essiebutton wear it in one of her videos and then i found myself buying it. Its a gorgeous red shade but the beauty of this is that because its a lip butter, even though its really pigmented i feel a lot more comfortable wearing this during the day more so than i do a red lipstick because this isn't as harsh. Ive worn this so much since i bought it, i just love it - I'm sure most of you will have tried the Revlon Lip Butters so you'll know how lovely and moisturising to wear.

4. Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation in True Ivory
I was super impressed by this foundation when i first got it, it's a brilliant, affordable foundation and it has remained a firm favourite throughout the year - as you can see from the photo Ive almost used it up. It offers really great coverage, it blends out easy and it doesn't feel heavy on the skin.

5. Mac Lipstick in Creme Cup
I won this in a giveaway and what i did without it beforehand i really don't know. It was a shade id never really thought about buying for myself but I'm so glad to have it in my collection. Its a perfect nude-pink shade, its not overly pink but its not so nude that it looks like you've just applied foundation to the lips. I wear this lipstick a lot especially during the day its just the daytime shade. I love Mac lipsticks, the formulation of them is really nice and i love the scent.

6. Benefit Bella Bamba
I'm sure you're bored of me talking about this blush because I've mentioned it so many times on this blog - this is probably my all time favourite blush its such a lovely shade and the added highlight helps to add definition to your face. The shade does looks quite bright in the pan but it blends out nicely on the cheeks for a nice natural flush. I love this blush so much and its something i think everyone needs in there make-up collection.

7. Rimmel London Match Perfection Ultra Creamy Compact Powder in Ivory
This is another product that I've used all year round, when it comes to face powders I'm very loyal and i use the entire product up before i go onto the next one. I actually really like this powder - it buffs into the skin nicely without leaving a cakey finish and it sets my foundation really well. Similar to my concealer I'm literally scraping the edges of this powder - its a great product and something i would definitely repurchase.

8. Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sin
This is possible my all time favourite eyeshadow shade. Its a gorgeous champagne pink and i love wearing it all over the lid, either alone or pairing it with another shade to add definition (usually satin taupe) It has brilliant pigmentation and blends out really well, I wear this so much for both during the day and for more dressy occasions it just the perfect shade for me.

9. Benefit They're Real Mascara
This mascara is incredible. I can't believe i waited for so long after it was released to try it. It really lengthens and adds volume to my lashes without it clumping, its actually amazing. Its going to take something amazing to beat this mascara because at the moment this is an holy grail item. 
10. Collection 2000 Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner in Black
Ive tried many felt eyeliners but this one has definitely been my favourite so far - i use them a lot so I'm often having to repurchase them so for that reason i prefer them to be as cheap as possible. For £2.99 this eyeliner has really impressed me, it really pigmented and lasts for ages. It doesn't fade to a dull grey quickly either like a lot of eyeliners do. This has been my go to liner throughout the entire of 2012.
11. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero
I don't own many high end eyeliner pencils but this one came with a palette i got a while ago and i really like it. It literally does just 'glide on' so there is no tugging on your eye, it does smudge a bit but its not as much as other eyeliners I've tried and it's really pigmented too, it's a proper 'black' shade not faded like some are. This can be a bit stubborn to remove but other than that its a brilliant eyeliner.

12. Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Nude
This is a fairly new addition to my collection but its definitely a staple item. I use this most days in my waterline as it really opens up my eyes and gives the illusion that I'm more awake than i usually am. The formulation of these eyeliners are really nice too, they're creamy and just glide on.

also, Id consider the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation to be a favourite of 2012 but because it was such a late addition to my collection i felt i hadn't used it enough for it to be a 2012 favourite so i figured id just add a side note and say this would also be in the list :)

& that is my top 12 make-up favourites for 2012,
What have been your favourite products throughout 2012?
Natalie xx


  1. Great post, I love candy apple even though I only got it for Christmas I find myself wearing nearly everyday and the Rimmel foundation is amazing x

    1. I love Candy Apple so much! :D
      Thank youu!
      Natalie xx

  2. Mac creme cup is one of my all time favourite lipsticks. x

    1. I honestly don't know what i did without it before! haha
      Natalie xx

  3. Lovely post Natalie! Your picks are fab - glad they've done you justice this past year! I've done my own 12 products of 2012 - here's mine:

    1. Thank you Rachael!
      Ill have a read of your post now :D
      Natalie xx

  4. Great post and great products. I must do this post on my blog too, hope you dont mind!

    I have an international giveaway on my blog, hope you will enter;

    1. Aw thank you and of course i don't mind - id love to read yours! :)
      Natalie xx


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