My Most Used Makeup Products of 2012 & Some Reflections…

by mehak on December 15, 2012

in Eye Products, Face Products, Lip Products, Reviews

I dont know whether i feel this every year, but 2012 really flew by in a whiz. Maybe because half of it was spent planning my wedding, and the other half was spent getting used to living a ‘married life’ – and in between those two halves i managed to squeeze in a new wedding shopping business  , setting up a space i can call home and maintaining this blog . 2012 was definitely the MOST hectic year of  my life yet. Here are my reflections on 2012:

  • 2012 taught me that no matter how much you plan your big day and obsess over the minutest of details, in the end it doesn’t matter one bit. In the end, your family, your friends and your love  take you through the day (Along with a red bull ;)  )
  • 2012 taught me that there is nothing called “not having time”. There are 24 hours in a day. You CAN do a full time job, a full time blog, and a business on the side – all it takes is drive.
  • 2012 taught me   The Boy taught me that sometimes,  all it takes to make a crazy /horrible day better is to lie next to your loved one on your couch , eat a bowl of ice cream and watch an episode of Two and a Half Men . Try it. Works!
  • 2012 taught me that no matter what stage of relationship you are in, marriage is a different deal all together.  You need to grow up and take responsibility and adjust  and compromise. Its a two way street, and its not always a smooth one. Doing it with a smile just makes the rise more enjoyable:)
  • 2012 taught me that im not growing any younger- and that i cant just live the same un-healthy lifestyle i used to and expect to still be in shape. I NEED to get an action plan for next year (Im really bad at this though) !
  • 2012 taught me that running a house is hard work, and you need to appreciate your mom a LOT more for whatever she did !
Moving on to far shallower things- here are 10  of my most used makeup products in 2012 . My Most used Skincare Products will be up soon too, along with some more reflections ;)
Colorbar Take Me as i Am Lip Color in Flirtatious Pink is definitely the most used lip product of 2012. I just love its versatility- its pink, its coral , its almost red, its bright, but its still subtle . I dont know-i loved wearing it sheer as a tint and full power as well.I just loved the ease of the pencil, the long lastability and the moisture!
Faces Satin Matte Lipsticks Jazzberry Jam impressed me SO much ! It was my first Faces Lipstick and the shade just turned into my go to office wear shade. This plus my Mac Floating Lotus Lipglass ensured the perfect pink work wear lip. It didnt last that long which is kind of annoying-i love the color and comfort and full coverage of this,
Mac Supernova introduced me to Hot Pink Blushes that look scary in the pan but gorgeous on your cheeks ! I just loved the pretty, poppy pink flush this gave! Go to Blush when im going for the innocent rose look!
Loreal Instant Impact SUper Liner was my early morning work saviour and also my Honeymoon Liner of choice. It was just so easy to apply, and usually i hate Felt Tip Liners. This made me a convert. A few quick swipes one over another and you were done. Iv replaced this with the Maybelline Hyper Glossy Now though.
Mocha. Love my Mocha.  Whenever i wanted an earthy, natural rosey flush Mocha was the blush of choice. Whether it was heavy eyes, or neutral eyes Mocha never disaapointed. It just gives this overall warm, gorgeous look thats perfect for pretty much whatever you wear. If you want a blush that goes with everything-just get this.
I used this kit EVERY TIME i went out at night. The girl meets pearl highlighter was used very generously across my cheeks for a fuzzy, candle lit glow. Then topped it with the Moon Beam Highlighter along the highest points of my face for sharper highlightin.
Berry Smoothie was just such a fuss free lip product that it was my hand bag staple. Moisturizing, COmfortable, pigmented and a gorgeous neutral pink that went with everything. I think iv used up half the tube already!
Lancome Le Crayon Kohl Noir was one of the only kohls that not only gave intense pigmentation but didnt irritate my eyes. Im so bummed iv misplaced my kohl but im getting replacements asap. It did smudge just a very very tiny, miniscule bit but nowhere near as close to how usual kohls smudge. It was perfect for me!

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Sweet&Bitter December 15, 2012 at 11:54 pm

loved the first few points. Agree with everything. Specially the last one – God knows how Mom are such super human being.


mehak December 16, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I know they deserve an award


Pratha December 16, 2012 at 12:29 am

Hats off!!!


priya December 16, 2012 at 12:58 am

Awwwww that’s so sweet, I am a totally carefree n naughty person but getting married next year is making me really nervous, agree with the supermom part totally :) also bout ur collection, it’s really super, esp MAC blush, it’s a very pretty shade n the colour it imparts to the skin is so girlie n youthful, best wishes for the coming year, thanx for the fab reviews, TC


mehak December 16, 2012 at 1:54 pm

:) Yes the blush is super


Richa Saxena December 16, 2012 at 9:56 am

Loved your 2012 learnings….I loved your collection.. :) I plan to try those benefit products soon….Wonder where I will find them in Mumbai….


Shikha December 16, 2012 at 10:15 am

Girl you are all rounder


Chitra December 16, 2012 at 10:21 am

Lovely article! and yeah my folks were out of town for a week and I realized what moms put up with through the day and we don’t even get to know about it!!


mehak December 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I know right. Like how the fridge magically used to stock itself, and the clothes used to magically be ironed and kept in my closet.


CSP Ballal December 16, 2012 at 2:27 pm

nice post. enjoyed reading every bit of it :)


M December 16, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Mehak are you moving from peaches to pinks these days ? :D


mehak December 16, 2012 at 7:47 pm

actually i am !!! Dunno how this happened!


divyakrishan December 18, 2012 at 1:25 am

Haha.. I own none of them… but maybe I need to take a printout of this list and go to the mall for Xmas shopping now :)


azra December 18, 2012 at 11:55 am

very nyc post….. Lovely mehak . . . God bless u :)


Nidhi December 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Loved the last point.. Mums are indeed Superpowers! I myself am a Mum and the moment I conceived i started thanking my mum like a zillion times for anything and everything that she did for me :)


Karishma December 23, 2012 at 1:42 am

I guess we do say it every year, but 2012 did just pass by in a blur.
Lovely products :)


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