Top 10 Beauty Faves of 2011

It was extremely hard for me to pick only 10 products as favorites for 2011 as a lot of my favorite products from 2010 are still my faves this year. So I decided that I would not do any repeats from last year to make it easier for me to choose. So here you go, my top ten favorite beauty products of 2011…


Urban Decay Naked Palette

"Beauty Faves Urban Decay Naked Palette"

I’ve had the Naked Palette since it first came out and I am ashamed to admit that I didn’t use it too much and it sat in my stash neglected last year. On a brighter note, I used it a lot this year since I was loving neutral eyes with bright lips. Perfect for your MUA kit, especially great for Bridal Makeup. I may just have to break and get Naked 2 as well.

Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Shine Control Primer

"Beauty Fave Black Radiance Primer"

Ever since I picked up this Black Radiance Primer I’ve barely touched the other primers in my stash. It’s my current fave and beats all of the rest I’ve tried. Keeps my oil at bay, minimizes my pores and is dirt cheap!

MAC Cleanse Off Oil

"Beauty Fave MAC Cleanse Off Oil"

I’ve been using this oil-based makeup remover for almost 2 years and it is my holy grail. I get nervous when I am running out. It removes all of my makeup, even waterproof eye makeup, and doesn’t break me out. Cheers to that!

Ben Nye Neutral Set

"Beauty Fave Ben Nye Neutral Set"

I always use Ben Nye Neutral Set Translucent Setting Powder to set my makeup, and use it in my kit as well. The colorless powder sets foundation without altering the color and controls oil very well, especially with a good primer.

Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel

"Beauty Fave Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel"

I used the Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel in #77 Matte Black almost everyday ever since I picked it up from IMATS. It is the darkest black gel eyeliner that I’ve ever used and once it dries it doesn’t budge or smudge. Inglot has a nice color selection for the AMC liners and they can also be used for body art. Definitely kit worthy.

Sleek Luminaire Highlighting Concealer

"Beauty Fave Sleek Luminaire Highlighting Concealer"

The Sleek Luminaire Highlighting Concealer is another product that I don’t ever want to run out of. As a matter of fact I need to order more. A godsend for my under eye dark circles, this concealer really brightens up my eyes without being heavy or cakey. I use the darkest shade L05 almost everyday and I have the entire range of shades in my MUA Kit.

Sleek True Color Lipstick

"Beauty Fave Sleek True Color Lipstick"

I couldn’t rave enough about the Sleek True Color Lipsticks since I received the entire selection of shades this past Summer. They are simply dabomb.com. Extremely pigmented, non-drying, long lasting and really true to color. I use these on myself and in my MUA Kit. My favorite shade is OMG, a gorgeous bright orange-red, and I know I will be rocking it again all Spring and Summer of next year!

Inglot Sleeks Cream Lip Paint #91

"Beauty Fave Inglot Sleeks Cream Lip Paint"

This is my favorite nude gloss. Great pigmentation, very moisturizing and not sticky at all. A great nude for brown skinned beauties, but will work with any complexion.  Looks great over Rimmel Lipstick in Birthday Suit, my favorite nude lip combo.

KKCenterHK Lashes ES A0139

I just couldn’t get enough of these lashes this year since I received them for review. I am a little more than halfway through my box and must order another. Adds drama to the lashes without being too over the top and fake looking. I’ve worn them on dates, out with the girls and even to work. Very versatile and another great pick for your MUA Kit!

Elasta QP Glaze

"Beauty Fave Elasta QP Glaze"

Very similar to another fave of mine ORS Olive Oil Edge Control but much lighter without the build up, this is a must have to tame my nape when I’m in need of a relaxer. It moisturizes and adds shine while it holds, and doesn’t leave build up. Contains no wax, petroleum or alcohol, and is also enriched with olive oil which is a big plus as olive oil is great for your hair.

Have you tried any of these products? What are your favorite beauty products of 2011?

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18 comments to Top 10 Beauty Faves of 2011

  • Great faves hun,

    I loved;-
    Sleek True colour lipsticks too
    Sleek Rose gold blusher x
    Mac Up the Amp lipstick
    Beyonce Heat Perfume
    Lola by Marc Jacobs perfume
    Nars Sheer glow foundation
    Nars Taos blusher
    Nars Niagara lipstick
    Nars eye makeup remover
    Nars smudgeproof eyeshadow base
    Benefit High beam
    Nyx lipgloss in Gold pink
    Clarins gentle refiner exfoliating cream

    • Awesome faves hon. NARS Taos is a new fave of mine and I love MAC Up the Amp lippie. Sleek Rose Gold Blush doesn’t get enough play from me. I need to pull it out lol

  • Thanks for the roundup- especially for a make-up newbie like myself!

  • Kim

    I have none of these but at least I know they have a good review incase I want to try. Thanks for sharing!

  • Thanks so much for sharing this list. I need to add these items into my Beauty Stash!!!

    7eventh Letter

  • I actually tried the (primer today and I really like it. I was a bit skeptic at first because of the price but I’m convinced. I still haven’t used my inlgot liner which is a shame because I got about a month ago! LoL. I have to say I’m surprised that you like the qp! LoL I also have that and find that it’s too greasy for me, or I may be using too much. I’ll have to pull it out soon to give it another try. I love your list btw!

    • Thanks hon. I love the QP, I put a small amount in my palm, rub my hands together and put it on just my nape and then brush with a boars hair brush. Turns my naps into waves and stays all day lol. That Black Radiance Primer is the bees knees and so is the Inglot liner so you better go ahead and use it 🙂

  • Claudia

    Merry Christmassssss…….

    I see you are a fan of Sleek? Me tooooo 🙂

    Would you like to do a swap?

    I life in Europe ( The Netherlands ) and i can get you some more Sleek items and other brands we have that i use :):)

    Let me know ok?

    Happy Holidayssss

  • funkiichiicka

    The only big fave of mine this year is the Maybelline One by One Mascara :/ Kinda lame but I absolutely love it!

  • Mocha Gyrl

    This is a great list! Thanks for sharing. I will try the lashes, Sleek undereye concealer, and Ben Nye powder based on your recommendation. BTW – I like the Inglot liner too!

  • I agree with you on the Sleek true colour lipsticks. I only own one colour ( Vixen ) and I’m absolutely in LOVE with it. Best lipstick I own so far, I’m really looking forward to getting more shades 🙂

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