Favorite High-End Beauty Brand
MAC Cosmetics: I'm going to give this one to MAC for releasing the Mega Metal Shadows, Kissable Lip Colours, new Paint Pots shades, and many other great products in 2011.
Favorite Drugstore Beauty Brand
Wet 'n' Wild: They released a lot of great affordable products in 2011. I especially love their Color Icon™ eyeshadows!
Favorite Indie Makeup Brand
Silk Naturals: They're constantly coming up with great new products at reasonable prices. Plus, their customer service is one of the best!
Favorite New Product
MAC Mega Metal Shadows and MAC Kissable Lip Colours: I LOVE these! Both formulas were released with MAC's Peacocky collection in 2011. Unfortunately, these were limited edition products, but I know a few KLC will be repromoted in 2012.
Favorite Eyeshadow Primer
Urban Decay Primer Potions: I have tried a few eyeshadow primers, but I always find myself reaching for UDPP. (I have Eden, Greed, Sin, and Original.)
Favorite Cream Eyeshadow
Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams: I love cream eyeshadows, and I own quite a few, but MUFE Aqua Creams are definitely my favorites.
Favorite Powder Eyeshadow
MAC Mega Metal Shadows: I have fifteen of these, and I LOVE them all. They are richly pigmented, very soft, silky smooth, and easily blendable. They last all day without fading or creasing. I hope MAC would repromote or make these permanent.
Favorite Loose Eyeshadow
Silk Naturals Eyelights: I really like these. Each color has a highlight that changes hue depending on the light source and how the light hits it. I hope to see more of this in 2012.
Favorite Cream Eyeliner
MAC Fluidlines: They feel very smooth and creamy. They wear all day without fading, smudging, or budging. I only have a couple of these, but I plan to get a few more in 2012.
Favorite Pencil Eyeliner
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes: New love for me! They are smooth, well-pigmented, budge-proof, smudge-proof, and long-lasting.
Favorite Liquid Eyeliner
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liners: Like the MUFE Aqua Eyes, these are also budgeproof, smudgeproof, and long-lasting. The color range is pretty impressive too.
Lashem Double Trouble Mascara: This has become one of my favorites. My lashes look longer and thicker, and I love the fact that it doesn't clump even after a few coats.
Favorite Lip Balm
Silk Naturals Organic Lip Balms: These lip balms are wonderful. They are super moisturizing! They feel very soft on the lips (not waxy), and they smell yummy.
MAC Mattene Lipsticks: The texture is light, smooth, and creamy. They apply beautifully and provide an opaque color coverage. It has great lasting power without drying out your lips.
MAC Kissable Lipcolours: These feel really nice on the lips. The texture is lightweight and creamy. They are long-lasting, but they're not sticky or drying at all, and they have that yummy vanilla scent. I loved these so much I ended up getting all 12 colors launched in MAC's Peacocky collection.
NARS Blushes: I got the NARS Danmari All About Cheeks Palette a few months ago, and now I'm hooked on NARS blushes. They are well pigmented, silky smooth, easily blendable, and long-lasting. I plan to get a few more in the future.
NARS Bronzing Powders: They apply beautifully, blend really well, and look great on the skin without looking muddy or orange.
Favorite Cheek Highlighter
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish: These are my favorites! They feel very soft and silky smooth, look gorgeous on my skin, and give me the perfect healthy glow.
Favorite Face Primer
Korres Face Primer: It makes my skin seem smoother and my makeup looking fresh without any silicone, parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes/fragrances, mineral oils, petrochemicals, phthalates, and GMOs.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer: It has a great coverage and consistency. It is long-lasting and doesn't crease under my eyes.
Favorite Liquid Foundation
Revlon ColorStay Foundation: I really like this foundation. It looks natural, feels lightweight, provides good coverage, and lasts all day.
Favorite Powder Foundation
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural: When I'm in a rush or when I want a barely-there makeup look, I just buff this in with a kabuki brush, and my skin looks beautiful.
Favorite Setting Powder
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural: This is not only great on its own, but it also works well when used over liquid foundation. It sets it and it adds just a bit more coverage.
Favorite Makeup Brushes
MAC Brushes: These are a great investment. They are well-made and durable. I love these and use them on a daily basis.
I'd love to hear some of your 2011 favorites!