The "Anne-Marie" Beauty Awards of 2011!

Happy New Years everyone! =]

so I am FINALLY getting back to doing blog posts again...I got really busy (and a little lazy =p) and stopped doing them for awhile but now I'm back! So...yay! =]

This is going to be a segment that I do from now on at the end of every year. I will talk about my personal favorite beauty products from that year (products that enjoyed the most and used the most) and a brief description of why =]

During this week I will separate the "Anne-Marie Beauty Awards" into sections so that the posts aren't ridiculously long and boring.

The categories will include Face, Eyes, Lips, Hair and then maybe a random favorites at the end.

This week's category will be FACE products

Well here goes! And the winners are: *drum roll please*.....

FOUNDATION AWARD:

REVLON COLORSTAY
This is the absolute BEST. First of all, its drugstore brand and so its not only much cheaper but you can get it way more conveniently than driving all the way to a mall. Secondly, it lasts FOREVER and everrrrrrr on your face and doesn't get dry or cakey looking. It has a velvetey to a matte finish and its medium coverage that can build to a heavier coverage. If you have any imperfections, this covers it perfectly.

POWDER AWARD:

MAC MINERALIZE SKIN-FINISH NATURAL
This seals your foundation in and makes sure it stays put all day. This also minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines to give any skin type that "perfect" and "flawless" appearance.

CONCEALER AWARD:

HARD CANDY GLAMOFLAUGE CONCEALER
This concealer is one of the best that I have used in a long time. A little bit of product goes a LONG way and so this product will last you forever! It covers SO well but doesn't appear cakey and actually looks really natural.

BRONZER AWARD:

NARS LAGUNA BRONZER
This bronzer has won sooooo many awards and for a good reason...because it IS the best. The brown shade is a universal color that suits almost everyone and looks really natural because the powder is so finely milled. It doesn't look orange and gives you a natural sun kissed glow.

BLUSH AWARD:
(for fall/winter)

MAC BLUSH IN BREATH OF PLUM
This pink/plummy color is so beautiful on the cheeks for the fall/winter season. It's not too dark and not too bright and looks beautiful on the skin.

(spring/summer)

MAC BLUSH IN WELL-DRESSED
This is a gorgeous and feminine color for the spring/summer. It looks especially beautiful on lighter skin tones.

HIGHLIGHT AWARD:

This highlight is so glowy and natural on the cheekbones. It catches the light so well and gives you a very healthy and alive look.