I'm sure that by now you've read a bunch of lists by other bloggers about the beauty products that they've loved this past year and now it's my turn to clutter up part of the internet with my two cents. These may not be new products or brands, but they were remarkable in some way to me this last year.
Best High End Cosmetics Company
Rock & Republic gets my stamp of approval this year. I was introduced to this brand by Cheri from Blushes on Display late this year. Before MakeupAlley, I had never heard of this brand. I knew they made jeans that looked great on Kim Kardashian but had no idea that they made such lovely makeup. Their packaging is sleek and modern, yet their fancy R&R logo is definitely ornate and really makes for a beautiful product. This year, I tried their lipgloss, pressed powder, shadow and blush and was thrilled with it all. Best of all, they had fantastic sales this year and I was able to buy many products at a fraction the retail value. I spent about $225 but got about 28 products from them- isn't that a steal?
Best Indie Cosmetics Company
Best Drugstore Brand
Nouveau Cheap is a blogger ambassador for WnW and has dropped some juicy hints! I really can't wait to see what affordable products will the shelves this year. Really though, the quality of the products Wet'n'Wild carries really stepped up this year. Who says pigmentation has to be expensive?
Best Nail Polish Brand
Best Limited Edition Makeup Item
Best Limited Edition Polish
I'd like to thank all you readers! Without your interest in reading MakeupWithdrawal, I sure as heck wouldn't have made it through the year blogging. I hope you have a wonderful New Year's Eve (and Day!) as well as a fantastic 2011!