3 January 2013

Best & Worst Highstreet Products of 2012 Tag

The lovely Louise from confessionsofasecretshopper.blogspot.co.uk tagged me to do this. I was very happy because it's a great way to see what affordable products people have been loving and what to avoid. And yes I did change it all from drugstore to highstreet because I am that petty.

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!

I tag:

Do you agree or disagree with any of my choices? What are your best and worst products?

Thanks for reading!x

19 comments:

  1. Lovely tag - it's so interesting! Unfortunately I can't get everything here although there are Maybelline and Rimmel counters.
    Why don't we get the Maybelline Baby Lips or the new Kate Moss lipsticks in Germany? -.-
    xx

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    1. I love reading this tag. We don't get baby lips in the UK but my Mum brought them back from America for me. You're missing out on the Kate Moss lipsticks!x

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  2. Thank you for the mention Megan :) And great picks. I haven't tried many of these products!

    Louise x

    http://confessionsofasecretshopper.blogspot.com

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  3. Where did you get the Baby Lips for just £1? Haven't seen them anywhere, wasn't aware they were available in the UK!
    Lovely post :)
    beautysplash
    xx

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    1. My Mum picked them up in America and she said she payed around the equivalent of £1. I don't think they are available in the UK yet sorry!x

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  4. Thanks for tagging me! I love the baby lips too :) x

    http://andthislittlepiggybeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. absolutely love the kate by rimmel lipsticks!!

    Karlymichellem.blospot.com

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    2. Me too! The quality is so good for the price x

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  6. thanks for tagging me, i'll be sure to do this as soon as i can :)x

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    1. Yay! I'll look forward to it x
      britishbeautygeek.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I love this post, I totally agree with the best high street product of 2012!
    I'm a new follower, Rachael x

    beautyin1place.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Love the baby lips and rimmel stay matte powder.

    Pocockins.blogspot.com
    Sophie
    Xx

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    1. They've become essentials for me now :) x

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  9. This was really helpful! thanks- will defo look for those baby lip balms!

    todaykaylaiswearing.blogspot.co.uk
    (follow back?)
    xxxx

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    1. Thats so lovely of you to say :) I don't do the whole follow for a follow thing but I will look at your blog x

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