2012 Favorites : Makeup


Hey my loves! Moving on with my 2012 favorites posts this one today will be all about my favorite makeup products of 2012. I don’t think I have anything too exciting to show you, but I’ve used and loved these items a lot. If I've reviewed/swatched any of the products I will put a link to the review/swatch post to each one (I'm so behind with reviews, damn..). Let’s take a look! ;)

Elf Studio Cream Blush in Tease : it’s a lovely neutral peachy color that goes almost with everything. I’ve paired it with smokey eyes, neutral eyes, red lips, berry lips, it’s just the perfect “nude” color for me and I love the consistency of it.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer : I won this eyeshadow primer in a giveaway quite a while ago, but I hadn’t opened it. I opened it around November I think and I’ve been loving it ever since. Don’t get me wrong, I still love my Elf Mineral Eyeshadow Primer, but when I need my eye makeup to last a long time I’m using the TFSI!

Elf Studio Cream Eyeshadow in Dawn : I didn’t do a yearly favorites post for 2011, but if I had done one this product would definitely be in it. It’s a lovely neutral, everyday color that lasts a long time on my super oily eyelids with a primer underneath and you don’t need to set it with a powder eyeshadow, so it’s extremely quick and easy. Love it!!!

Elf Studio Cream Blush in Temptress : Yeah this looks brown, I know lol! I don’t use it as a blush obviously, it’s too.. brown. I use it to contour my cheeks and it works great without looking obvious, plus it’s almost foolproof since it’s a cream product.

Sally Hansen Cornsilk Matte Shine Control Powder in No Color : I think this product has been discontinued or replaced with another product, but I’ve had it for a long time and hadn’t used it at all. It’s a really nice powder that doesn’t contain any color, so it doesn’t alter the color of my foundation.

Garnier Anti-Dark Circles Roll-On in Fair/Light : I didn’t think that I would like this product so much when I bought it, but I do! My under eye circles are not very dark/intense, so that’s all I need to cover them and brighten the area, plus the metallic roller ball feels so nice and refreshing!

L’Oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara in Black : I won this in a giveaway and up to that point I loved big, fat mascara wands. Well, that has changed with this mascara. It has a very thin plastic wand with very short bristles and it grabs every single lash making my lashes look like fake. I’m obsessed with this mascara! It holds my curl as well, awesome!!

Essence Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Black : I suck at liquid eyeliner, I admit it. I try to draw a line and it looks like a picture from a cardiograph! With this liquid eyeliner though I have quite a lot of control and the sponge tip applicator is quite flexible and soft, so it doesn’t hurt my eyes. Definitely try it!

Elf Mechanical EyelashCurler : If you’re afraid of eyelash curlers, then give this a go. I used to be terrified of eyelash curlers, but after trying this I can’t put mascara on without using it first. It’s the only eyelash curlers that I use. They have a really sturdy grip, so that you won’t risk pinching your eyeball, and they’re so affordable!

Elf Eyebrow Kit in Dark : I’ve been using this on my eyebrows for 2 years now and I’ve barely made a dent in it. With this kit you can make your eyebrows look natural or dramatic, you can do whatever you want. Plus it’s so affordable and the packaging is really cute and convenient!

NYX Concealer in a Jar in Beige : Along with the Artdeco Camouflage Cream, this is my favorite concealer for blemishes. It lasts for hours on my oily skin, even when I don’t set it with powder, and it provides good coverage.

Lovie Lipstick in Nr. 60: I love this lipstick, especially when combined with taupe eye makeup. It’s so pretty! And affordable too!

Have you tried any of these products? What were your favorite makeup products for 2012? I’m always open to suggestions and I love trying out new things!


  1. nice post! :) exoume polla koina mporo na po !

  2. Nice products. I love e.l.f. products they are the best.

  3. The Elf Cream e/s in dawn is my absolute favourite !!! I've been using it since it came out. I use it every day all over the lid. As for Elf's cream blushes i love the shade tease.

    xx :)

  4. I really want to try those ELF products. they amaze me every time because they're cheap and they're great quality!

  5. @Maggie σ'ευχαριστώ πολύ! :)

    @Chantel thank you!! :) I'm a huge Elf fan as you can see!

    @Anastasia I've been obsessed with Dawn, it's such a pretty and unique color! As for the cream blushes I own all 6 shades, they're awesome! ;) x

    @Betzy thank you very much :) x

    @Lisa you should try them! Elf has offers and sales very often, so take advantage of them ;) x

  6. Garnier roll-on is in my favourites' list as well:)

  7. Τέλεια όλα! Το μωβ κραγιόν αυτό το έχω κι εγώ, και την telescopic την έχω πάρει 2-3 φορές και την αγαπώ! Το ψαλιδάκι της elf αποπειραθηκα να το παραγγειλω σημερα αλλα ηταν out of stock..

    1. Η telescopic είναι όλα τα λεφτά, μου κάνει τις βλεφαρίδες τεράστιες! Το ψαλιδάκι όταν το βρεις να το πάρεις ;) x

  8. Πολυ ομορφα ολα.. για το μονο που θα ελεγα εγω οχι θα ηταν για το κραγιον Lovie..Εμενα δν μου αρεσαν καθολου.

    1. Σ'ευχαριστώ πολύ! :) Οκ, γούστα είναι αυτά! Είναι τι ταιριάζει/αρέσει στον καθένα :) x