Another year has come and soon to be gone and it’s time to recap!

This has been somewhat of an up and down year but here are the products that got two thumbs up and that I rocked any chance that I got!!!

In no particular order:

Urban Decay Naked Palette: Review on this really soon, but this was well worth all the hype.  12 gorgeous neutral shades that work well for day and night.  I totally see why people went completely crazy for this one!! Love it!!


Naked Palette, image courtesy of Urban Decay

M.A.C. Superslick Liquid Eye Liner

Part of their early fall limited edition collection, I fell in love with the ease of use, and the shiny intense colours.  They may still be available online and at some M.A.C. counters.  I have also seen versions of this liner from Illamasqua and Bobbi Brown.  It makes a sick cat eye!! Check out my review here!

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense lipsticks

This year MUFE totally revamped their lipstick line and they are amazing.  50 shades, 3 different finishes and they are intense!!!  I am a self-proclaimed lipgloss girl, I have not bought a lipstick in years! But that changed when I picked up MUFE #43, the Moulin Rouge colour.  A gorgeous red!!! Swatches soon!

Make Up For Ever HD Blushes

Image courtesy of Sephora

Another addition to their HD makeup line, these blushes are amazing.  I have tried a few of them and I own #2 (a deep raspberry) and the formula is amazing! Very smooth and blends very well into my dry skin.  Easily buildable from sheer to intense. Definitely a must try!!!

Make Up For Ever Metal Powder

Image courtesy of MUFE

Stunning, foiled goodness!!! Yet another MUFE product!!! I will definitely be dipping into the MUFE bag of goodies in 2011!! Check out my look here using Powder #2!

Honorable mentions go to:

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Nectar


Gorg!!! Image courtesy of Bobbi Brown


Image courtesy of Iman Cosmetics

Iman Cosmetics Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder in Afterglow.  These aren’t new but I discovered these and they are wonderful!!!! Very fine shimmer and I get compliments on them all the time!!!

I also rediscovered Oyin‘s Burnt Sugar Pomade


Image courtesy of Oyin Handmade

gave me the BEST twist out ever!!!! My hair was soft, smooth and stayed for days!!!! – no complaints!

What rocked your world this year???

An island girl living in the Big Apple. She hails from the twin island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago but currently reside in the beauty/fashion capital of the world, New York City (Harlem to be exact!). She is passionate - well, obsessed - about beauty and in addition to blogging, she is also a corporate beauty professional and a budding web designer/developer. She loves combining her in-depth, practical knowledge with her chemist/scientific training to make your cosmetic choices fun and easy. She likes to take the guesswork out of beauty, separate the hype from what really works, to help you bring out the most beautiful you! She loves colour, and makeup, and she has been natural for years! She also loves great food, culture, sports and laid back vibes! Check out some more about me here and if you like this post, sign up to my newsletter to get updates on what I am craving right now.