Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Angie's picks on super awesome products of 2011! Face Edition.

Happy January 4th everyone! This is around the time that I start feeling guilty about all the stuff I ate during the holidays and I promise myself that I will go to the gym at least 4 times a week..we'll see how that goes haha!
Today I wanted to share with you my favorite face products of 2011, yes I know, Michelle already did a post about her favorites, but since we have different complexions and sometimes different taste, I wanted to share my two cents on some great beauty products of 2011.
Also I am not including any moisturizers or things to wash your face with, basically no skin care, I want to do a separate post for those.

Face Primers:

Smashbox Photo FInish Primer.

Smashbox Photofinish: This is the first primer I ever owned, it truly does make my foundation glide on more smoothly and it even makes my pores appear a little smaller.
Any cons: Price tag!

Hard Candy Sheer Envy: Another winner! This product was surprisingly good on my skin, left my skin smooth and evened out my skin tone a bit.
Any cons: It can feel a bit heavy.


From Left to Right: No.7 Lifting and firming foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear and Revlon Colorstay

Revlon Colorstay: I have no idea where you have been if you haven't heard about this, but let me tell you, this is awesome stuff. Great coverage, great lasting power, great price! I have purchased this twice now and I don't regret it one bit.
Any cons? Blending can be a little hard at first and it could use a pump.

Estee Lauder Double Wear: This is really similar to the Revlon Colorstay, however this is more blendable and it has a few more shades to select from. Staying power is completely amazing and it is quite easy to create a flawless face with this product.
Any cons? Kind of a hefty price tag.

No.7 Lifting and Firming: When I found this product at target, it completely blew me away. Not only does it have high end looking packaging, but it has a lot of high end quality to it. It is unbelievably easy to blend, you almost don't have to think about it, it has medium coverage but is easily buildable and it lasts pretty good on my skin. The finish is a beautifully natural satin finish, and it makes me look absolutely flawless with little to no help of my concealer. I have heard several people compare it to Dior Skin Nude.
Any cons? Availability, it can only be purchased at Target in the U. S.


From left to right: Pixi Correction concentrate in Brightening Peach, Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer palette

Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Palette: Another Target Gem! As you can probably tell, this product gets a lot of love! It has four amazing shades which you can mix to create your own, and even a green shade to correct redness, also it comes with its own setting powder. What more can you ask for?
Any cons? Only found at Target

Pixi Correction Concentrate: This is my HG under eye concealer, due to its pink hue it covers my under eye circles perfectly. I always look awake and refreshed when I put this on. Plus it does not settle on my fine lines which is always a yay!!
Any cons: it's kind of pricey to be considered a drugstore product and it's only sold at target.


Maybelline's Dream Matte Powder in Sand

Dream Matte Powder: This is an amazing product to set your make up, when I apply this, I never ever look greasy, it completely takes away unwanted shine.
Any cons?....not in my book! go get it :P


From Left to Right: Milani Blush in Rose D Oro, Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Promise and Milani Blush in Sweet Rose

Milani Blushes: I feel like these blushes can compete with high end ones. I only have a couple, but I can tell you that they are amazingly pigmented and the shades are completely beautiful. I have shades Rose D' Oro and Sweet Rose.
Any cons? I find them hard to find sometimes.

Illamasqua Cream Blush in Promise: Wow, just wow, is all I have to say for this product. Such pigmentation, such creaminess, so easy to blend! This particular shade looks amazing on me :) very beautiful and natural, and a tiny bit of product goes a long long long way. I can tell you this is going to last me for years!
Any cons? Price tag for sure..


Boot's No.7 High Lights Illuminating lotion

No.7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion: This is my favorite highlighter of all time! It's creamy and makes me look like I have healthy glowing skin without looking glittery.
Any cons? Again...only found at Target.


Bronzer: NYC sunny

NYC Sunny: This has been my favorite bronzer for quite some time, it's perfect for my pale complexion, completely matte and amazingly cheap. I have purchased this twice.
Any cons? No sir, not for me :D

Well there you have it!! My face faves for 2011. Hope you enjoyed and have a great night. It's time for me to go to sleep and try to get rid of this nasty cold that I've had for over 2 weeks. Oh boy.



  1. Loved your picks! Definitely want to try more of these, especially the Boots highlighter!


  2. awesome picks..love love love milani bluhses and the nyc sunny bonzer.. my fav.. stop on by britters89.blogspot.com