Monday, 28 December 2009

Beauty keepers for 2010

My persistent search for perfect beauty products seems to have paid off this year - I'm finding that I'm repurchasing loads of things, and have fewer and fewer extraneous bottles lying around... <whoop!>  Here's what I'm currently loving and will be continuing to use in 2010...

Skin care

Day moisturiser:  Caudalie Vinoperfect Day Perfecting Cream SPF 15
Night moisturiser:  Caudalie Vinoperfect Night Correcting Cream
Dry skin treatment:  Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Cream-Mask (worn as moisturiser)
Eye cream:  Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Cream-Mask (worn as eyecream)
Face wash:  Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Stress Control Daily Foam Wash (salicylic acid, and no SLS)
Face wipes:  Boots No.7 Quick Thinking 4-in-1 Wipes (the best ever!)
Eye make-up remover (non-waterproof):  Garnier Clean Sensitive Delicate Eyes Make-up Dissolver
Face exfoliator:  Caudalie Gentle Buffing Cream and Ginvera Marvel Gel
Lip balm:  REN Biomimetic Perfect Lip Honey


Primer:  Bare Escentuals Prime Time (although don't need to use much now I've found e.l.f. HD Powder)
Face powder:  e.l.f. Studio High Definition Powder and Laura Mercier Mineral Finishing Powder
Eyeshadow primer:  e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
Undereye concealer:  Lily Lolo mineral foundation in "Blondie"
Blusher:  e.l.f. Mineral Blusher in "Coral"
Highlighter:  MAC Strobe Liquid
Sculpting:  Ruby & Millie Face Enhance (duo of dark and light powder)
Eyebrows:  Dior Powder Eyebrow Pencil in "Sable"
Mascara:  L'Oréal Lash Architect ("Midnight Black") on upper lashes, and L'Oréal Telescopic ("Carbon Black") on lower lashes
Lash curler:  Shiseido
Lipstick:  Revlon Matte "Mauve it Over"


Shampoo:  The Body Shop Ginger Anti Dandruff Shampoo
Conditioner:  The Body Shop Honey Moisturising Conditioner


Body moisturiser:  Dove Pro-Age Beauty Body Lotion (ultra hydrating, SPF 4, AHAs, and no mineral oils!)
Sunscreen:  Tesco Soleil Beauty Hydrating Milk SPF 15 (bargain, non-greasy and 5-star UVA protection)
Hair removal:  Boots Smooth Skin IPL permanent hair reduction


  1. Oh wow, I'm loving your list! You have got to do some reviews on the Caudalie products some time because I'm curious!

    I still have to get around to doing the review for the Dior powder foundation but so far I really like it =). It's light coverage and later in the day my face looks dewy!

  2. is IPL laser? this sounds very interesting...more info please :)

  3. @Imo: Hi! Yep Boots Smooth Skin is a home IPL system and it's meant to stop hairs growing permanently. I've had great results so far... although I'm still topping up with treatments every 5 weeks. I've reviewed it here:


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