My 2012 Beauty Favorites, With Video

I'd been waffling over this a while, wasn't sure I had enough favorites to bother with a post/video. Decided I did have enough clear favorites when I thought about it that I'd give it a go and filmed a nice short video for once. :)

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Most of these are no surprise, I've mentioned them a lot - but a few workhorses in the background I haven't said much about but do love nonetheless.

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance - I used the original first, I still have Candlelight and I bought Lemon Drop some time during the year. It works very well for me and doesn't dry out and thicken like the LORAC Behind the Scenes eye primer
  • Cream shadows, all kinds that don't crease! - I love the experience of using cream shadows even if really they aren't more practical than a powder. Some of my favorites are the Maybelline Color Tattoos, MAC Paint Pots and Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place (all pots); Milani Shadow Eyez, Tarte smolderEYES, Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Sticks (jumbo pencils)
  • Urban Decay NAKED Palette - When thinking about all of my great shadow options, this palette just stands out in a way that it has a fairly good selection of warm neutrals (warm is easier for me to wear) with a great formula, a great fallback that I can always go to
  • Laura Mercier Lip Glaces - As I've mentioned many times, these keep lip peeling down to nearly nothing which is amazing! It's a constant problem with my chronic lip dryness.
  • Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara - It just works for me, it gives me volume at the base which I like and doesn't get too clumpy, I'm on my second tube and will likely repurchase more at the excellent price of $3.99 at Walgreens
What have your favorites been lately? Anything standing out? Thanks for stopping by, as always.