My Favorite Products of the First Half of 2011.

It's no secret we makeup addicts are a fickle bunch, but I can't help but be a little surprised at how many of my so-called favorites have changed in a relatively short period of time. Who ever said favorites were forever, right? ;)


Blush: Benefit Sugarbomb

Bronzer: Dior Matte Bronzer in 002 Honey Matte

HighlightDior Amber Diamond

Eyeliner: MAC Superslick Liquid Liner in On the Hunt + Milani Liquif'Eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencils

Eyeshadow primer/base: UDPP 

Eyelash curler: Shu Uemura

Mascara: Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume

Lipgloss: Clarins Lip Perfector in 02 + MAC Cremesheen Glass in Boy Bait

Nail polish: Essie Lilacism + Essie Mint Candy Apple

Shower gel/soap: None.**

Body lotion/cream: The Body Shop Coconut body butter 

Body exfoliator: Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub in Coconut Lime

Hand cream: Lollia Shea Butter Handcreme in Breathe

Lip balm/treatment: Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Cream + Aquaphor

Perfume: Stella by Stella McCartney

Cleanser: Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil Fresh
 (I've actually been using Cetaphil ever since I ran out of the Shu Uemura, but the Shu Uemura is still, without a doubt, my favorite cleanser of all time.)

Toner/lotion: None.**

Moisturizer: Origins VitaZing + The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream

Facial mask: None.**

Exfoliator: Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Cleansing Pads

Makeup remover: Kirkland Daily Facial Cleansing Towelettes

Favorites that I've reviewed in the past are linked :)

What are some products that have become favorites for you in 2011 that were not favorites in 2010?

**Note: "None" doesn't necessarily mean I don't use a product in a particular category, it simply means I don't have a favorite in that category :)


  1. I love your favourites!!! :) I'm definitely have to do my own I think!

    Gem x

  2. I never should've swatched Amber Diamond, I want it so bad now D: 

  3. Great list - nice mix of higher and lower end products. I know what you mean by favourites changing so often. Something is only HG until a better version comes along! And us makeup junkies tend to be a curious bunch who don't let a new product pass us by :)

  4. Lately I've been obsessed with my naked palette! I got it after finals a month or two ago, and I've been using it almost every day since then! 

  5. i have to get my hands on amber diamond!

  6. So many things on my wishlist now lol. For me, MAC Cremeblend Blush in Something Special became a favorite!

  7. I think Urban Decay's Naked palette has to be one of my favorite palettes that I own... and I've been wanting to try the Hidden Agenda concealer, but I'm afraid it won't work with my skin :[

  8. Such a good post! The NAKED palette is heaven lol and I use the Kirkland wipes too! They are such a good deal!

  9. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 10, 2011 at 9:04 PM

    Thank you! You should do it too! I love doing favorites posts and going back a few months later to see how they've changed :)

  10. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 10, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    It's so awesome!! I'm an enabler, if you can't tell :)

  11. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 10, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    It's such a great product! I feel like UD totally nailed it with the combination of shadows they chose to include :)

  12. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 10, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    Yes, yes you do :)

  13. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 10, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    I don't have Something Special but I've swatched it before and it's so pretty! No wonder it's your favorite :)

  14. Oh wow sugarbomb replaces your Korres blush? Must be really amazing then..

  15. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 12, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    Aww, why would you think it wouldn't work with your skin, just out of curiousity? And yes, the Naked palette is amazing!

  16. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 12, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    Yup, they totally are! And I LOVE my Naked palette :D

  17. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 12, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    Yup - I really, REALLY love it, although I still love the Korres one too :)


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