2011 Everyday Staples & Favourites


Here's all the (mostly) makeup products that I used daily (and could not live without) in 2011.  It was a disaster if I forgot to pack any of these items in my overnight bag.

I actually prefer not to wear foundation.  Everyday base consisted of UV Essentiel and MUFE full cover concealer.

MAC Prep + Prime translucent powder for my oily/combination skin.  Obviously I did not wear the same blush everyday, but if I didn't have time to think about which blush to use, I went for Joues Contraste in Rose Ecrin.

My eyebrows need all the help they can get - if I don't colour them in, my face just doesn't look right.  I have been using Makeup Forever Eyebrow Corrector since October 2010 and I still really like it.  I can easily skip eyeshadow but I wear Bobbi Brown gel liner almost daily.

Two things I really could not have lived without - my Shu Uemura curler and Max Factor Masterpiece mascara.  I have tried many expensive mascaras but none beats Masterpiece for me.

I use Lucas' Papaw Ointment to prep my lips and I also use it on my nose when I have a really bad cold - no more flaky nose!  Dior Addict Lipstick in Diorkiss is not a daily staple but it's definitely the lipstick I reached for the most in 2011.  Beautiful colour.  Moisturising.  Slightly glossy.  It's probably going to be the first lipstick I've ever used up completely.

I can't say whether Bioeffect actually works for wrinkles but I like what it does to my skin.  I apply this to my whole face at night including the eye area.

As for Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis - it's my favourite scent for 2011.  I am quite picky about my perfumes and I don't like heavy/overly strong scents.  Aqua Universalis may smell boring to perfume enthusiasts but I love it.

NYE photos always make me miss Sydney

2011 was a terrible year for me personally, let's hope 2012 will be much better!

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