This month, I revisited my annual favorites from 2011 and 2010.
My favorites products from 2011 were:
St Ives Green Tea cleanser (link goes to my review)
This is still my favorite cleanser. It foams up when I use a face washing net, it is lightly exfoliating, and I love the scent. However, it is a little hard for me to find when I go to the US recently.
I used to use Mezaik to change the shape of my double eyelids. This may sound strange to you, but it is a huge obsession for many Japanese and Asian girls. I haven’t used Mezaik recently as I realized it makes me look sleepy in pictures. The packaging of Mezaik has changed recently, so watch out for that if you are looking for it.
I never repurchased this mascara since there are so many on the market. I remember I liked it because it did not smudge under my eye and gave me good volume.
Gosh Lipstick in Darling
This is a super affordable version of MAC’s Myth. Unfortunately both make me look dead. However, I like to layer this on top of other lipsticks which are too bright on my face.
Sonia Kashuk blush brush
I have a love hate relationship with most blush brushes, but I like this one because it is soft and the hairs do not irritate my skin. It is also super affordable!
After owning a Clarisonic for several years, it seems that mine will no longer hold a charge. I may have to repurchase it soon.
My favorites products from 2010 were:
Since Soap & Glory is not widely available in Japan, I never got a chance to repurchase this product. This is a great mask for getting gunk out of your pores. Lush’s Mask of Magnaminty has a similar effect.
I never repurchased this product since Lush has so many soaps that I can’t keep up! This product and Lush’s It’s Raining Men shower gel have the same scent, so you can choose whether you prefer soaps or shower gels.
As much as I loved this product, I never repurchased it! I may decide to pick this up again in the summer.
VOV Watershot Foundation
This was my favorite foundation while I lived in China. It is a very natural looking foundation which feels very light on the skin. These days, I prefer my Estee Lauder Double Wear.
Barry M Dazzle Dusts in Mushroom (mentioned several times in my blog, look here)
This is still one of my favorite Barry M Dazzle Dusts. Each pot contains so much product that I am still working through them, 4 years later!
(swatch second from left)
Sonia Kashuk Flat Top Brush (mentioned several times in my blog, look here)
This used to be my favorite way of applying foundation. These days, I prefer round top brushes, such as the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush.
I still use this every day and it is one the essential brushes in my collection. Since they are hand cut, each one is slightly different. I definitely like one of my 217s better than the other!
Hope you enjoyed this look back to my old favorites!