12.31.2012

Arielle's Best of 2012

In 2012 I was able to test several products. I love to see other blogger's and YouTuber's favorites of the year! So, here are mine!

If the name of the product is linked it goes to my review. The store link goes directly to the product page.




FACE
Primer
Palladio Herbal Foundation Primer//$11.99 //Ulta
This stuff is a dupe for Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. It helps my makeup last all day, plus the formula is very light.

Concealer
This concealer is creamy but covers blemishes with ease. I love that it does not crease or become cakey.

Foundation
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Foundation//$15.00//NYX website
Another dupe, but this time it's for Make Up For Ever HD. This foundation leaves my face looking fresh and flawless.

Tool
If you want a flawless finish to your foundation, you must pick up one of these. I was so impressed by how much better foundations look after using these!

Bronzer/Blush
E.L.F. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzer in Turks & Caicos//$3//E.L.F. website
I love to contour. The combination of these two is perfection!

Powder
NYX Stay Matte but Not Flat Powder Foundation//$9.99//Ulta
In combination with my NYX HD Foundation, my face has looked better than ever. This helps bump up the coverage and set my foundation.

EYES
Eye primer
I cannot say enough good things about this primer. It is a dupe for Urban Decay Primer Potion at a fraction of the cost. My eyeshadow now lasts all day, where before it was just hours.

Eyeliner
If you want an eyeliner that stays put all day, this one is your best bet.
 
Mascara
This mascara bumps up the volume and length of my lashes. I have never seen them look so good!

Eyeshadow Palette
This is the year for the dupe! This one is dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. It has every neutral shade you could need.

LIPS
Clinique Color Surge Butter Shine in Pink-a-Boo//$15//Macy's
I got this one as a free sample when I bought my Clinique 3-Step and I love, love, love the color. I think this formula hydrates and has more shine than the Revlon Lip Butters.

NAILS
Zoya//$8//Zoya website
Zoya has a beautiful array of shades and they are all opaque. I find their polishes last days without chipping, too.

HAIR
Deep Conditioner
I love the scent of this stuff, plus it hydrates my dry ends.

Leave-in Product
I have been suffering from dry hair from too much dying. This product has given me back the softness and shine I once had.

Shampoo
This is the first shampoo that has actually given my limp hair some volume.


BODY
Skincare
Clarisonic Mia//$119//Clarisonic Website
This is the first thing EVER that has gotten rid of my blackheads. 
 
Self Tanner
I use Medium-Dark in the summer and Light-Medium in the winter. It gives me the perfect glow without streaks or orange tint.

If you have tried any of these products tell me your thoughts below. Link me to your 2012 favorites. I'm interested to see what other people have picked!

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