Monday, December 31, 2012

Beauty Explorer BEST of the BEST of 2012 AWARDS

I was waiting to end this year with a post of the most amazing products that wooed me in the year 2012. They are some old time classics and favorites while others are new launches and the most coveted products ever.....the list is endless but there are just a few lovely winners for me...

So presenting the Best of the Best of makeup and skin care products for the year 2012. These are the products that I have used or purchased and has got nothing to do with the conventional ones. This post is in honor of the wonderful products I got to use in 2012.


  • Best Cleanser (drugstore) - Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel
  • Best Cleanser - Elizabeth Arden Intervene 3 in 1 facial cleanser
  • Best Toner - Clarins Toner with Iris (alcohol free)
  • Best Day cream - La Prairie Anti ageing cream SPF 30
  • Best Treatment - Clarins Facial Treatment Oil in Lotus
  • Best Night Cream - La Prairie Advanced Marine Biology Emulsion for face,eyes and neck
  • Best Serum - Lancome Visionnaire
  • Best Lip balm - Kiehl's Lip Balm
  • Best BB Cream - Clinique Age Defense BB Cream - 03 (my coloring)
  • Best sample ever used (new category, it inspires purchase) - L'Occitane Immortelle Brightening Moisture Cream
  • Best Scrub - Clinique 7 day scrub
  • Best Mask - Clarins Gentle Facial Peeling mask
  • Best overall Exfoliator - Clinique Anti-blemish solutions Clarifying lotion
  • Best under eye cream (drugstore) - Oriflame Seeing is Believing Multi benefits under eye cream
  • Best under eye cream (department) - Shisiedo Bright Lucent Brightening Under eye treatment

  • Best Primer - Shiseido Pore Refining Primer SPF 21
  • Best Liquid Foundation - Christian Dior Forever Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear foundation SPF 25
  • Best Cream foundation - Professional palette of Kryolan Ultra foundation
  • Best Loose Powder - Guerlain Les Violettes Loose Powder
  • Best Pressed Powder - Guerlain Meteorites pressed powder in Nacre Des Mers
  • Best priming moisturizer - Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
  • Best concealer - Clinique All About eyes concealer
  • Best mascara - Guerlain Noir G mascara/Lancome Doll's lashes mascara/Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Definition mascara
  • Best Eyeshadow (single) - MAC Glamour Daze eyeshadow in Stylishly Merry and Round Midnight
  • Best Eyeshadow (palette) - Urban Decay Smoked Palette
  • Best Eye brow pencil/shadow - Urban Decay eyeshadow in Backdoor (from Smoked Palette)
  • Best Eye lash curler - Shiseido Eye lash curler
  • Best Eye primer - Too Faced Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer and Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Best Eye pencil - Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in place eye pencil in Black Plum and Urban Decay Perversion
  • Best Eye liner pen - Lancome Liner Plume Noir
  • Best Liquid eye liner - L'Oreal Super liner carbon black
  • Best highlighting powder - Estee Lauder Powder Gelee Illuminating highlighter in Modern Mercury and Guerlain Meteorites Cruel Gardenia Highlighter
  • Best highlighting liquid or cream - NARS Orgasm Illuminator and Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector
  • Best Blush - MAC Pro Long Wear blush in Whole Lotta Love
  • Best Bronzer - Guerlain Terracotta Illuminating Bronzer and Guerlain Shell Illuminating Powder
  • Best Contouring Powder - Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • Best Lipstick - Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Flirt D'Un Jour and Rouge G Jewel Lipstick in Gwen and Bridget
  • Best Lip liner - Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in place lip liner
  • Best Lipgloss - Guerlain Terracotta lip gloss in Tango/Salsa/Mambo
  • Best Makeup Remover - Lancome Bi facil waterproof eye makeup remover
  • Best Makeup fixer - Kryolan Dermacolor Makeup Fixing Spray

These were my favorite skin care and makeup products for 2012 and I am so proud to own all of them. Do let me know some of your most favorite products for 2012.

Till then,


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  1. Cruel Gardenia.... :-( :-( :-(
    Btw, I am also loving the Estee' Lauder gelee.. Thanks for reco and forcing me to buy ... :-)

    1. thanks a lot Eesha...If I can find another one I will keep u posted..


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