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2010 had been absolutely fantastic year both in terms of people I have met though IMBB and the boat-load of stuff I have tried this year. It was just an aweeeeesommmmmmmeee year *clapping*. So here is my personal best and worst of 2010 list. I did a small post last year but this year it is pretty long. I don’t have worst products for every category but I do have the best for each. Hope it helps some of you. :)) Let’s begin. :yahoo:
Thankfully this year I have no worst foundations on my list. I have had pretty good experiences with foundation textures and shades.
Best Luxury/ Premium Foundation : MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation, MUFE HD Foundation
Best Drugstore Foundation : Maxfactor Age Renew Foundation, Lakme invisible Foundation
Face Powders / Powder Foundations
Best Luxury/ Premium: Chanel VitaLumiere, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
Best Drugstore : Lotus Herbals Compact
Best Luxury/ Premium Blush : Estee Lauder Signature Blush Tender Petal, MAC Beauty Powder Brair Rose , Make up For Ever HD Blush Quickie
Best Drugstore Blush : Colorbar Blush Cinnabar, Just Earth ; NYX Cream Blush Natural , NYX Powder Blush Mocha
Worst : Inglot Cream Blush. Didn’t want to put it in the worst category but texture wise, that’s one of my least favourite blush.
Best Luxury/ Premium Eyeshadows: Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia Eyeshadow Palette, MAC Soft brown Eyeshadow, Inglot Eyeshadow Palette
Best Drugstore : Colorbar Cool and Warm Palette, Revlon Matte Single Eyeshadows
Worst : Lakme Eyeshadow Quartets, VOV Eyeshadows
Best Luxury/ Premium : Lancome Eye Kohl- Brown, MAC Eye kohl – Teddy, MAC Technokohl Liner
Best Drugstore- Colorbar I-Glide Pencils – Prunella, Blackout; Lakme Glide on Eye Color – Warm Copper.
Worst : Lotus Eyeliners- The idea of putting shimmer in an eyeliner was good but the eyeliners as a whole were pretty hard for delicate eyes.
Best Luxury/ Premium : Bobbi Brown Gel Liner Caviar Ink, Clinique Cream Liners
Haven’t tried any drugstore gel liners but Maybelline Gel Liner was quite popular this year.
I have said bye to liquid liners because I think gel liners are easier to work with. But I liked Lakme Eye Artist a lot this year.
Nail Laquers :
Estee Lauder Nail laquer Blue Dahlia, Colorbar Nail Laquers (many shades), Loved the shades in Lakme Gypsy Collection.
Best Luxury/ Premium :Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Mascara, Lancome Hypnose Precious Cells Mascara, Estee Lauder Magnascopic Mascara
Best Drugstore : I’d like to stick with Colorbar Duo Mascara
Worst : Bourjois Elastic Lashes Mascara
Worst : lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick Shade 265. I hope I don’t get to see this shade ever. 😛
Best Drugstore : Lakme Sheer Satin Lips Gloss
Worst : NYX Round gloss ( It smells like a soap)
Best : Lotus Herbal Kajal, Lakme Satin Kajal
Primers (Face & Eyes)
Make Up Brushes :
MAC 217, MAC 219 Sigma F 80, Sigma E 25, Sigma E 40, Sigma E 55
Some other things Like MAC Chromagraphic Pencil and Inglot Duraline also became favourites. Just like Revlon Colorburst Peach Lipstick, I have lost count of how many people actually went and bought Inglot Duraline after reading it here. It’s one of my most useful discoveries this year.:D
Face Wash :
Best : Lakme Fruit Blast face Wash Melon Melt, Kama Soap Free Cleanser
Worst : Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser, Lakme Fruit blast Face Wash Berry Lush (hated it for my dry skin)
Lip Balm :
Best : Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm Mango, Maybelline Lip Smooth & Care Tinted Lip Blam Mandarin
Worst : MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner – It’s for Rs 870, stays on my lips for 15 minutes, comes in a pot, and does nothing to my chapped lips. Love the MAC Vanilla smell but totally not worth it.
Face Cream :
Blossom Kochhar Almond Nourishing Lotion, Khadi Rose Moisturiser, Lakme Night Cream
Face Scrub / Packs :
Khadi Aloe Vera Almond Scrub, Khadi peeling Scrub Gel Kesar, Lakme Fruit Blast Pear Butter Mask (Good for dry skin in winters)
Body Creams / Lotions:
Best : Estee Lauder Body Cream Jasmine White Moss (Private Collection ), The Body Shop Body Butter Sweet Lemon , The Body Shop Body Whip Sweet Lemon
Worst : The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter
Best : Khadi Soaps through out
Best : Fab India Rose Water , FabIndia Bitter Orange Facial Spray, MAC Fix + Spray
Worst : Khadi Rose Water
I completely failed to find one good shampoo for my hair but hated Khadi shampoos with all my might. Thankfully I could find Fab India Aloe Vera Protein Conditioner that took care of my hair.
Hand & Foot Cream :
Best : L’occitane Shea Butter hand Cream , Nature’s Co Almond Foot Cream
Under Eye Cream
Worst : Neutrogena Fine Fairness Under Eye Cream
PS: These are my personal best and worst. Some of these products might have worked for you but they didn’t work for me. So don’t take it personally. 😉
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