Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Best of 2009 from My Makeup Blog

Hi everybody,

As the year has come to closer an end, I would like to take some time and make a list of 10 favorite products I discovered in 2009. Among hundreds of products I've tried this year, picking out the top 10 is not an easy task. It was something I wanted to do last year but unfortunately, I did not have enough time!

Let's all begin, shall we? May I present you...

My Makeup Blog's Top 10 of 2009
The products are listed in no particular order


1. Loew-Cornell Spot Detailer Brush: It's small but it packs a punch! My liners never go askew after I found this brush.

2. EcoTools brush set: hands down the best 11 dollars I've ever spent on makeup brushes. These brushes are so soft and adorable. On top of that, the materials are environmentally friendly, too!

3. StudioTools dual finish brush: it's no longer 2 dollars but it's the best dupe of MAC 187 out there.

4. E.L.F Studio powder brush: the best flat top brush at 3 dollars! I can't wait for E.L.F Studio to be available at Target.


5. L'Oreal HiP Color Chrome eyeliners: they are the best you can get at drugstores. I am glad to have 4 of them and really enjoy these very soft and pigmented eyeliners.

There are five more products after the jump!

Eye Shadows:

6. NYC Metro Quartet eye shadows: these soft and mildly pigmented eye shadows are fun to play and portable to tote in your bags. Also, the price is nice and dandy to grab one or all!

 7. Adorned with Grace minerals summer LE: so far, it has been the best LE Adorned with Grace minerals has come up with. I still have all the colors and love them very much!


8. Adorned with Grace minerals shimmer blushes: the best mineral blushes I have ever reviewed! They are so silky, pigmented, and adorable.


9. Rimmel London lipstick in Airy Fairy: Who could have thought these Rimmel lipsticks are similar to MAC creamsheen? I think I'm in love with them, after buying Airy Fairy and Pink Champagne. Heck, I might even buy every single color Rimmel has ever made, since I love the texture way too much!


10. YSL Parisienne: technically, I received this product as a freebie. However, the scent is lovely and feminine enough for me to wear over and over again. Coming from somebody who can't wear a scent 3 days in a row, that's a lot of compliments.
And now, a disclaimer: all products in this list, except for numbers 7,8, and 10 were purchased from my own pocket for my own use and review purposes. AwG products and YSL Parisienne were provided by said companies via PR contacts. Reviews of the products were written in the year 2009 and published in My Makeup Blog. For more information, please read My Makeup Blog disclosure policy.


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  1. Nice list! I agree with the ELF Studio Powder brush, it's one of the best purchases I've ever made and completely killed my lemming for the MAC 187 brush. And thanks for sending me the Studio Tools brush. The bristles are soft and works very well with both powder and liquid foundations.

    And thanks for the NYC quads too. The shades are very pretty and perfect to create a nice everyday, wearable look. And since they're small, they're also travel-friendly.

  2. Hi Gio,

    I'm glad you enjoy everything! I love the Studio Tools brush as well. I'm glad the ELF studio powder brush saves you money for MAC 187 :) For me, it suppressed the urge to buy EDM flat top brush.

  3. What to do with oily skin? Can I use this Studio Tools brush? Because I love those!I would like to be as natural as possible in the make-up field.

    Thank you
    Esthetics College
    Esthetics College

  4. Great list! Items in my stocking this year include two of my faves!
    129 Powder/Blush Brush and also from the beauty product brand I help promote, L’Bel Paris
    Reflets Bronze - Powders with different tones, I brush on my eyes and cheeks for a natural look. HNY!

  5. Hi,

    Oily skin is not that bad as long as you don't have breakouts. Just blot your skin to reduce shine. Of course you can use the brush, it's great!


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