Friday, December 23, 2011

Beauty, Skin, Body and Nail Product Winners of 2011

~Hebridean Sprite 2011 Beauty Awards~

These are my favourite products from the year of 2011. These aren’t products that have necessarily been released this year, but instead are the ones I have used the most and have risen in my esteem or taken over the star spot for each category. Starred or asterisked items are ones that blow me away again and again or just really do their job well with no side effects. In comparison non-starred items are ones that are the best that I’ve tried that fits the category currently but I’m still on the look out for something better. Hope this makes sense!
If you are interested in any of the products further please type the item into the search bar at the top right hand side. Almost all of the items have reviews for them!

DC= Discontinued or No longer available in stores (Check out Amazon or Ebay)
ID= Indie cosmetic company


Pencil Liner: Mac Chomographic in NC15/NW20, Milani Liquif’eye (DC)
Best Overall Gel Liner: Mac Fluidline
Gel Liner Burgundy: Mac Fluidline in Dark Diversion* (DC)
Gel Liner Brown: Mac Fluidline in Rich Ground*
Gel Liner Navy: Mac Fluidline in Midnight Blues* (DC)
Gel Liner Green: Mac Fluidline in Envy (DC)
Gel Liner Purple: Wet n’ Wild Cream liner in Aubergine

Eyeshadow Palette: Urban Decay Box of Shadows 2
Eyeshadow Intensifier: Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy* (ID)
Eyeshadow Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Eyebrow Pencil: Le Beautique Auburn*
Expensive Eyeshadow Brand: Urban Decay (Only non-glitter shades!)
Drugstore Eyeshadow Brand: Wet n’ Wild

Powder/ Pressed Eyeshadow Shades->
Cream: Too Faced Heaven
Taupe: Fyrinnae Damn Palladins (ID)
Dark Brown: Too Faced Teddy Bear
Red Brown: Mac Spectacle of Yourself (DC)
Nude: Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Single in Brulee*
Red: Venomous Cosmetics Fire Ant (ID)
Burgundy: Nars Cheyenne Duo
Orange: Nars Cheyenne Duo
Yellow: Venomous Cosmetics Sunspot (ID)
Lime Green/Chartreuse: Nars Wicked Duo
Light Green: Fyrinnae Jade Ghost (ID)
Olive/Khaki Green: Mac Sumptuous Olive
Dark Green: Mac Jealousy Wakes* (DC)
Light Blue: Fyrinnae Faerie Glamour* (ID)
Dark Blue: Venomous Cosmetics Paranormal (ID, DC)
Violet: Venomous Cosmetics Apocalypse* (ID, DC)
Teal: Fyrinnae Wicked* (Most amazing Teal/Dark Purple shadow ever)(ID)
White Gold: Fyrinnae Polar Bear (ID)
Gold: Sugar Pill Goldilux (ID)
Silver: Wet n’ Wild Christmas 2011 palette Night Elf silver shade (DC)
Bronze: Venomous Cosmetics Curse of the Werewolf (ID, DC)
Black: Urban Decay Perversion (DC)
Grey: Mac Vex*

Lip Balm->
Tinted/Coloured: Darling Girl Cosmetics Kiss You Off Lip Balm in Poison Plum*(ID)
Clear/Treatment: Jack Black Lemon Chamomile*

Nude: Mac The Faerie Glen (DC)
Berry: Morgana Cryptoria Vegan Lipsticks in Rose Plum* (DC, ID)
Green: Morgana Cryptoria Vegan Lipstick in Absinthe* (ID)
Peach: Morgana Cryptoria Gel Lipstick in Persephone (ID)

Lipgloss/Liquid Lipstick->
Lipgloss Brand: Venomous Cosmetics Lip Poisons (ID)
Dark Purple: Venomous Cosmetics Wicked Witch (ID, DC)
Green: Venomous Cosmetics Oxygen Deprevation (ID)
Blue: Mac Kissable Lip Colour in Peacocky (DC)
Pink: Venomous Cosmetics Fairy (ID)
Coral: Venomous Cosmetics Hypnotize* (ID)
Red: Mac Kissable Lip Colour in Love Peck (DC)
Light Purple: Mac Kissable Lip Colour in Flaunting It (DC)
Peach: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in (DC)
Nude: Venomous Cosmetics Zero Gravity (ID)

Lipstain-> Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain in Twilight (Dark red shade)

Undereye Concealer: TheBalm TimeBalm in Lighter than Light*
Foundation/Tinted Moisturizer: Laura Mercier Oil Free tinted Moisturizer in Porcelain
Mascara: Blinc Tubing Mascara in Black
Pressed Powder Foundation: Physician’s Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 in Translucent Light
Setting Powder: Lost in Makeupland’s Oily Skin Finishing Powder (ID)
Concealer: Make Up For Ever Full Cover in Shade # 2 (DC)
Primer: Cargo Blu_ray Activating Face Primer
Bronzer: Smashbox Soft Fusion Intermix Bronzer
Cream Highlight: Lorac oil-free illuminator in L1 Pearl
Powder Highlight: Darling Girl Cosmetics Spectral Shift in Corpse Candle* (ID)

Cream Blush Brand: Nars
Drug Store Cream Blush Brand: NYC (New York Color)
Cream Blush in Pink: NYC Blushable Cream Stick in Big Apple Blush*
Cream Blush in Nude: Nars Penny Lane*
Cream Blush in Red: Darling Girl Sweet Cheeks Just Bitten (ID)
Pressed Powder Blush Brand: Tarte
Coral: Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Blissful*
Red: The Body Shop Autumn Berry Blush* (DC)
Pink: Laura Mercier Rose Petal
Lilac/Violet: Mac Azalea Blossom Blush (DC)


Face Cleanser: Murad Clarifying Cleanser
Face Moisturizer Night: Avene Clean AC Moisturizer*
Face Moisturizer Day: Marcelle Hydra-C Ultra Thin Mattifying Fluid
Acne Treatment: Murad Acne Treatment Gel
Eye Cream: The Body Shop Wise Woman


Cuticle Cream: Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
Cuticle Remover: Revlon Cuticle Remover
Treatment: Nail Tek II*
Base Coat: Cult Nails Get It On* (ID)
Top Coat: Cult Nails Wicked Fast* (ID)
Nail File: Cult Nails Glass Nail File (ID)
Best Nail Polish Brand: Cult Nails* (ID)

Nail colour->
Taupe: Nubar Gem*
Dark Brown: SpaRitual Howl
Red: Sephora OPI Sample Sale
Berry: Cult Nails Iconic* (ID)
Burgundy: Nicole by OPI Kiss Me at Midnight (DC)
Pink: Orly Kiss the Bride
Orange: Wet n’ Wild Inferno
Yellow: Joe Fresh Butter
Light Green: Nubar Reclaim* (DC)
Olive/Khaki Green: Color Club Snakeskin
Dark Green: None! I have some but none I adore yet L
Light Blue: OPI Breathe Life* (DC)
Dark Blue: Cult Nails Time Traveller (ID)
Indigo: Eyeko Indigo Polish (DC)
Violet: Color Club Fashion Addict
Teal: Cult Nails Living Water (ID)
Gold: Sephora OPI Looks Like Rain Dear (DC)
Black: Color Club Revvvolution
Layering/Effect Coat: OPI Breathe Life* (DC)

Odds and Ends

Favourite Perfume: Haus of Gloi Depravity* (ID)
Body/Hand Scrub: Haus of Gloi Soft Bubbling Scrub (Imp Scent)* (ID)
Whipped Soap/Shaving Cream: Haus of Gloi Peppermint Cocoa Whipped Soap (ID)
Toothpaste: Tom’s Of Maine Fluoride toothpaste in Peppermint flavour*
Hand/Body Moisturizer: Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter (in either Imp or Depravity scents)* (ID)
Make-up Brush Brand: Ecotools
Make-up Remover: Boots Botanics Soothing Eye Make-up Remover
Face Exfoliator: Clarisonic Mia

Clicking any of the following brands will bring you to their website!

Top 5 High End Brands of the Year
Laura Mercier
Too Faced*

Top 5 Drug Store Brands of the Year
Wet n' Wild*
New York Color
Color Club (No Brand Link sorry!)

Top 5 Indie Brands of the Year
Venomous Cosmetics
 Darling Girl Cosmetics
Cult Nails
Haus of Gloi

That's it! Tell me what brands or products really stood out to you this year! Anything similar to mine? Anything completely different? Let me know!

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