Favorite Skin Care items:
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
Like I said in my review, I will still continue to use oil-based cleansers for everyday cleansing because I don't think that wipes get everything off. That said, these are by far the BEST wipes I have ever used, and they are far superior to anything we have in Japan. Too bad I don't have access to this in Japan!!
Unfortunately, this is the only new skin care product which really WOWed me. I continue to love the Lush Brazen Honey Fresh Face Mask, which was in my favorites for 2009.
Favorite Makeup items:
Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lipstick in Nude Blush
Seriously, my lips but better! I love the color and I love the incredibly smooth texture. My lips peel at the slightest irritation, but this one is great.
Barry M Dazzle Dusts
This is the one in 51-Mushroom, but I love all the ones that I have.
Here are some swatches
VERY pigmented and very smooth! I pressed mine and they are SO easy to work with. These last a long time on my lids. I can't wait to pick up some more colors soon.
I love to mix some with my finishing powder for a smooth, matte finish. I used to buy mine from Coastal Scents, but I've found that TKB Trading sells them at a better price.
Yes, I just got this, but I have already fallen in love! I LOVE how small this brush head is. It lets me apply blush and bronzer very precisely.
I love to use this brush for highlighters. It's great for both cream and powder products.
Tie: Bath & Body Works Twilight Woods / Bath & Body Works Velvet Tuberose(I must be a really rare person - I do not like Japanese Cherry Blossom!)
That I like the non-waterproof Cover Girl Lash Blast better than the waterproof one!
A friend of mine picked up Cover Girl Lash Blast for me, but they accidentally bought the non-waterproof version. Not wanting to disappoint them, I tried it, thinking that non-waterproof mascaras wouldn't work for me. Surprisingly, the non-waterproof version of this mascara transfers MUCH less than the waterproof version. It's also much easier to take off.
Best trick I finally learned:
How to (properly) use eye primers
Ever since I discovered eye primers a year ago (they don't sell them in Japan), I'd been lemming to try them. When I finally got my hands on one, it was a total disappointment because the eyeshadow still creased. What I recently learned is that I needed to let the primer set a little bit. Wow, that was stupid of me for not realizing that earlier! At least now my eyeshadow doesn't budge!!!
What are your favorites so far this year? Please share!