I think that last year I came up with my top picks for every category of products and for every brand I use, but this year, really, I'd be saying a lot of the same things again and I don't think it's very interesting.
So instead I'm gonna do the "11 products in 2011" tag that has been floating around, so I can focus on the things I really discovered and like during this year.
Let me introduce, in no particular order...
1. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua
Best foundation I've used this year - you can find my review here.
2. Japanese brow liquid liner pencils.
Can't live without them anymore, they stay on so much better than powder or pencil!
3. Cleansing Oils and OCM.
Even if I still prefer Bioderma for the eyes, I cannot be without cleansing oil anymore!
4. Origins Vita Zing.
The only tinted moisturizer you'll see me leaving the house wearing :) Review here.
5. Dior Addict Lipsticks.
Comfortable, moisturizing, colorful with just a little bit of shine. The grown up version of a gloss!
6. Chanel Illusion d'Ombre cream shadows
Long lasting, easy to use, great texture and beautiful result - something that really was missing in the High End ranges!
7. Urban Decay 15th Anniversary palette.
UD released quite a lot of palettes this year, but for me this is the most interesting, with its perfect mix of neutrals and brighter colors - definitely the one I've used the most this year!
8. Real Techniques by Samanth Chapman brushes
I absolutely love my Real Techniques brushes, particularly the ones for the face (even though the eyes ones are quite nice as well!) - I think it's fantastic that you can now get a collection of brushes of excellent quality for an affordable price. Review here.
9. Dior Skin Nude Aurora bronzer
For me, the bronzer of the year - too bad it was limited edition.
10. Clinique Gel Liner
Nothing new under the sun but due to limited availability, I had never tried this one before and I do think it's the best gel liner formula on the market!
11. Becca Loose Powder
The best powder I've tried, I haven't looked back since I've had this one, even though I used to empty Mac MSFN's compacts! It gives the perfect amount of coverage and doesn't make your face look cakey or flat matte.
What were your 11 favorite for this year? Feel free to share!