Best and Worst Makeup and Skin Care Products 2010

Best and Worst of 2010

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 ;Β  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

Eyeliner (pencil)

Best Luxury/ Premium : Lancome Eye Kohl- Brown, MAC Eye kohl – Teddy, MAC Technokohl Liner

Best Drugstore- Colorbar I-Glide Pencils – Prunella, Blackout;Β  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.

Eyeliner (Gel)

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.

Eyeliner (Liquid)

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

Lipstick :

Best Luxury/ Premium : Chanel Rouge Coco La Pausa, Dior Addict High Shine Color Charmed Pink, MAC Cosmo Lipstick, MAC Heartless Lipstick

Best Drugstore : Lakme Lip Love Lipstick Aphrodite Blush, Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Warm ME Up, Lakme Lip Palette, Revlon Colorburst Lipstick Peach , Lotus Pure Color Lipstick peach Creme

Worst : lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick Shade 265. I hope I don’t get to see this shade ever. πŸ˜›

Lip Gloss

Best Luxury/ Premium : Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss Excess, MAC Fold & Tuck Lip Glass, Estee Lauder Pure Color gloss Twilight Petal

Best Drugstore : Lakme Sheer Satin Lips Gloss

Worst : NYX Round gloss ( It smells like a soap)

Kajal :

Best : Lotus Herbal Kajal, Lakme Satin Kajal

Primers (Face & Eyes)

Didn’t experiment much in this area as well . So for face I loved MUFE HD primer. For eyes, it’s got to be MAC Paint Pot in Painterly

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

Skin Care

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,Β  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

Soaps :

Best : Khadi Soaps through out

Mists :

Best : Fab India Rose Water , FabIndia Bitter Orange Facial Spray, MAC Fix + Spray

Worst : Khadi Rose Water

Shampoo :

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

Best: Blossom Kochhar Almond 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. πŸ˜‰

Also Read :

Best of Indian Makeup and Beauty -Year 2009


76 thoughts on “Best and Worst Makeup and Skin Care Products 2010

  1. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: HAPPY NEW YEAR RATI AND RADS…… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    KEWLLLLLLLLL POST !!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  2. :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: OH YEAH ………. PA PA PA PA PAAARTYYYYYYYYYYY HAS STARTED EARLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  3. this post is a sooooo good for reference … louu u ratiiii :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

      1. ratidooooo i think nyx is not available in delhi? or is it? do they have a website or something? i can then ask my bro in bombay to get their cream blush πŸ˜€

  4. Great post……I have bought a few items from this list already, thansk to this lovely site πŸ™‚

    Blossom Kochhar Almond Under Eye Cream
    Fab India Aloe Vera Protein Conditioner
    Revlon Colorburst Lipstick Peach

    Loving all the above products πŸ™‚

    Looking forward to getting more

  5. Hey Rati,
    Really nice post :clap: ……I wonder how u get to test/buy so many products. :victory:
    The moment I look at the cosmetics counter in any mall…..My husband is like not again :teeth: and why u need so many.

    He really hates me for following ur blog and he says i started spending more of late. :yelo:

    Wish IMBB gals are very happy new year.


    1. Teju,

      It’s something I like to do so I do it…I alos put teeny meeny bans on my purchases but trust me it’s hard to resist. πŸ˜€

      A very Happy New Year to you too. :))

  6. Gr8 post Rati..glad I have some of the best ones in my kitty..For me the worst products of the year:

    AVON Simply pretty Foundation :pissedoff: x58
    Face Powder: maybelline UV compact in Natural :pissedoff: X51
    AVON Kajal :pissedoff: x51
    AVON Swirl Lipgloss (beyond expression)
    Lakme Enrich satin Lipcolor ( no.414) :pissedoff:x 45
    Oriflame Optimals white gel mask :pissedoff: x 40
    Oriflame Rebel Deo :pissedoff:x20
    Ponds White beauty cream x:pissedoff:x10
    Himalaya Neem Pack (did’nt work at all) :pissedoff: x5

        1. ohhh hehehehehe..because I got so many baddies??? nono..there were more good ones than the bad MayB color sensational lippys n gloss, Avon Mascara, Oriflame Chiffon creme, Biotique papaya scrub and clove n turmeric pack, revlon eye quad and colorbar eye glide in prunella..(no MAC this year..but it is in my New Year wish list..cant decide what to buy πŸ™ )

          1. Oh Its always fun to buy MAC. Most of the time their products work for you and they are really worth the price. πŸ™‚

            Thank god you said you had good ones also..It all balances out na. πŸ˜›

            1. yaa!!! actually the rate of buyin duds has decreased since I came across I can buy stuff with assurance..however as you can see from the list-catalog shopping delivers the majority of duds..but its hard to evade the fun of it πŸ˜€

  7. Nice and detailed post Rati!! After reading I have this urge to runnnnnnnnnnnn to the nearest mal!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      1. hahahaha finally someone asked for me … I was beginning to think no one missed me only …. I got back yesterday … been settling in blah blah blah … only now finally everything is sorted … phew just in time for new year !!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  8. Hey Rati! you can try out L’oreal’s Matrix haircare range…Matrix Biolage’s products are really very nice. Even I was having problem with my hair and couldn’t get hold of any shampoo that actually suited my hair. But, on a friend’s advice I used this shampoo….and boy-o-boy…it actually suited my hair. It’s really worth a try.

  9. i got my FIRST lipstck everrr…… omg … m sooooooo happpyyyy sad…. :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

      1. colorbar matte in smoky rose… i ll look pinky pinky tomorrow :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  10. lotta work gone in there Rati :jaiho: :jaiho:
    i can relate to ur skin care products, we r dry skin buddies :drunk: :drunk:

    i like citrus rain too for some reason and hated berry blast, it made ma skin elastic and strechy like a rubber band :teeth: :teeth: ouch :spank: :spank:

  11. rati love you for this post dear..
    too good .
    i wish somebody with combi skin also do a post like this..
    IMBB combi skin beauties plz help
    I wish you all IMBB beauties and ur dear ones a wonderful 2011

  12. Really nice of you to list all this… and extremely nice of you to mention not to take it personally towards the end, because u know what ? A few of your ‘worst’ have worked for me, and i was thinking – yaar is my choice that bad… πŸ˜› Then i realised it might be because of different skin tone n all

  13. loved the list..the maybelline eye liner is fantastic. i tried the lotus kajal but it smudged quite a bit. maybe i didnt know how to apply now i jut apply the eyeliner and top it with grey’ish eye shadow

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