Favorite Products 2010

Here are my favorite products of 2010! 

Can it be 2011 already? Happy New Year everyone!  I hope 2011 is a fantastic year for you. 

I had a hard time writing this post since there weren’t that many products that I LOVED well enough to mention here.  I also have a lot of things in my stash that I haven’t been able to try due to my move.  I still decided to do this post since I love reading other people’s favorites.


Best Skin Care items

Soap & Glory The Fab Pore Facial Peel
I continue to love face masks that gently exfoliate my skin.  This was the winner this year.  This is probably the only product that I loved that I bought on a whim!  I usually research products very thoroughly before buying them, but I bought this product after Yinnie enabled me!
Lush Honey I Washed the Kids Soap
I typically don’t like sweet scents, but I really like the scent of this soap! It makes a great lather and does not strip my skin.
Lush Coal Face Cleanser
(picture from lush.com)
This is another unexpected love.  I love the scent and I love how it works on my skin during the hot summer months. 

Best Makeup items

VOV Watershot Foundation
(review here and here)

I love that this foundation does not make my face feel oily, even during the hot summer months.  It looks very natural and there is enough coverage for me.
Barry M Dazzle Dusts in Mushroom
(mentioned several times in my blog, look here)
I knew that pigments were going to have to be on my list considering the number of times they’ve appeared on my Ups and Downs.  I had a really hard time deciding on the color I loved the most this year!  Mushroom is a purple shade which is very wearable if you like shimmer.
(swatch second from left)

Best Tools

Sonia Kashuk Flat Top Brush
(mentioned several times in my blog, look here)
This is absolutely LOVE. I love it for applying and buffing in my liquid foundations.  It is also amazingly affordable.

MAC 217
This was in my favorites of 2009.  I stopped using it some time this year and rediscovered it later.  I think it is fantastic for applying and blending eyeshadow in the outer corner of my eye.

Miscellaneous favorites


Most reviewed brand on Cosmeddicted in 2010: 

I did reviews of 8 Lush products in 2010, and I have 4 more which I am currently working on.  I hope I can finish my reviews of the holiday items before they disappear from the stores!

I also enjoyed shopping at Lush stores very much.  Unlike some other brands (*cough* MAC *cough*), the people working at Lush have been very kind and helpful, and seem to really like the products that they sell. 

Favorite Bath & Body Works scents

Twilight Woods
Velvet Tuberose 
Moonlight Path
No surprises here.  The only change versus last year is that I tried and fell in love with Velvet Tuberose.

Favorite blog post (my personal opinion)
Beauty Blender vs Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge comparison

I had a great time figuring out how to show the difference in density of the two sponges!
Catherine of Strawberry Mochi kindly liked to it on a MUA forum. Thank you for the shout out!

Most viewed post on this blog
Canmake Melty Nude Lip Swatches

Since posting this in August, it has remained my top viewed post.  I did this post on a whim and I’m glad that I did, since it seems to have helped a lot of people!

Best blogging experience:
By far, meeting other bloggers.  I’ve been very blessed this year.  Thank you so much to the following bloggers who have taken time out of their busy days to spend time with me!

- East Coast girls: Mona, Tammy, Diana, Jenn, Jenn
- UK and Europe girls: Yinnie, Jamilla, Eve, Jess, Rowena
- Hawaii girls: Wuzzy, Mai & Kat
- HK girls: Jennifer

That’s it for my favorites!  If I didn’t list a certain category, it’s probably because of one of the following reasons:
(1) I didn’t try enough products from that category to have a favorite.
For example, I used 3-4 blushes this whole year. I did not fall in love with any of them, hence none of them are listed.


(2) My favorite product did not change from last year.
I still use only the Eyelashes Fixer EX for my falsies glue (this product is VERY popular in Japan!) and I still use up a bottle of Gokujyun toner every two weeks.


What were your favorites for 2010?  I hope some amazing products come out in 2011!  Oh wait, maybe my wallet doesn’t want that…

xoxo, K

15 Thoughts on “Favorite Products 2010

  1. Thanks for sharing your favorites! The Barry M shadows look so pigmented, and the colors are all so pretty. And thank you for the great comparison review on the Beauty Blender and the Sonia Kashuk dupe; I will definitely keep an eye out for it next time I am at Target :)

  2. I love this post because like u I also fell in love with lush in 2010. Too bad they don’t have it here or I would be addicted!!
    I agree that mac service is pretty crappy at times! Wishing u a happy new year :)

  3. this is an interesting way of posting your favourites. i love it.

  4. 2010 has been a very good year for beauty products! :) The Barry M Dazzle Dust looks amazing! Such a gorgeous color!

    Hopefully 2011 will be an even better year filled with joy, good health and good beauty products! haha :D

    ♥ Milk

  5. Great post!! Ah,,,you totally got my hooked to B&BW’s Twilight Woods. It smells heavenly~!!

    I want to try a beauty blender! I heard they were available at Forever 21 but I went so many times and NONE~!

  6. i love reading posts like these and know what other people are loving :)!

    ;) i saw that you went through a bottle of that toner in a matter of 2 weeks’ time…lol i’m impressed you can stick to 3-4 blushes in a year!

  7. I agree with the MAC 217! I think its my favorite blending brush as well! :D Happy 2011!!! :D

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  9. how fun :) i love reading these posts. you make me want to check out LUSH more often though my wallet would hate me, haha :) i’m glad the SK brush made it onto your list!

  10. Happy New Year Kay!

    I now want to spread mushrooms upon my lids…..The Barry M type not shiitake. promise!

  11. hehe i love reading favorites posts too…two weeks!! i still have not used finished my toner ever since i bought it!…sometimes i even skip that as it needs time to be pat in hehe lazy me..

  12. nice list :) I think the beauty blender is still my favorite tool for applying liquid foundation/bb cream, but I really like using the Sonia K flat top brush as well! I hope we can hang out again if you find yourself on the East Coast this year :)

  13. Happy New Year!!! Thanks for posting your favorites for the year.

  14. Happy New Year Kay! I went to Target yesterday and they didn’t have the SK flat top brush. I should try and check out the other Target. I’ll have to wait until next week though since my car use is limited until my son leaves.

    *Kat*

  15. happy new yr!

    that sonia k brish looks lovely!

    i dont think i need anymore brushes tho lol

    thanks for ur list! :)

    Lara xo

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