1. What was your favourite highstreet makeup brand of 2012?
Rimmel has always been my favourite. They always produce so many high quality gorgeous products. The best ones have to be the Kate Moss matte lipsticks, scandal eyes nude eye-liner and stay matte powder. Everything is so affordable but doesn't feel cheap so I always find myself going back to trusty rimmel. If only they did lighter foundations!
2. What are your least favourite products of 2012?
I actually found this quite difficult because I usually research make up before I buy it rather than picking it up on a whim. However I got the Maybelline Flash Plum blush on impulse when the Superdrug 3 for 2 offer was on and there was nothing else I needed. In the pan it is a gorgeous purple with lots of gold shimmer but the pigmentation is terrible. I have to apply so much before it even shows up on my cheeks then at the end of the day it fades to look like dirty marks. Unless anybody wants this it is heading to the bin. It's that bad.
3. What is the best makeup bargain of 2012?
This is properly cheating because I only got these for Christmas but the maybelline baby lips are amazing. I have Cherry Me, Pink Punch and Grape Vine. They are very moisturising and give a natural wash of colour to the lips. They're perfect for everyday wear and have become a stable in my make up bag. At just over £1 each they really are a bargain.
4. Show your best highstreet dupe for 2012:
Revlon Pink Pout matte lipstick is a good dupe for Mac Please me. Both lipsticks are a matte finish and a warm pink colour.The Mac one is a better texture and packaging but it is double the price. There's no picture because I sold the Revlon lipstick in a blog sale because there was no point in having two nearly identical lipstick.
5. Which highstreet product did you buy in 2012 that wasn't worth the hype?
The Revlon lip butter were pretty disappointing in my opinion. I had Cupcake which was far too pink and blue toned for someone as pale as I am. I then bought Peach Parfait which is okay but nothing special about it and definitely not worth the price tag. The pigmentation is just that of a tinted lip balm but it has the price tag of a lipstick. It seems the darker colours are the more people like them but I'm not willing to spend £8 on another in case I don't like that too.
6. Which product wins your award for Best Highstreet Product of 2012?
It has to be the Real Techniques buffing brush and contour brush from the Core Collection. The contour brush is perfect for contour (no shit Sherlock), blush and highlight so I use it for all three and the buffing brush gives very quick flawless application. They are so reasonably priced, soft and great quality. I literally can't fault any aspect of these brushes and believe me I'm hard to please!
- Laura from hiyaitslaura.blogspot.co.uk
- Anna from http://andthislittlepiggybeauty.blogspot.co.uk/
- Joanna from www.mintyessence.com
Do you agree or disagree with any of my choices? What are your best and worst products?
Thanks for reading!x