The Year in Review: 10 More of My Favorite Products of 2011

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10 of my favorite beauty products of 2011

I was writing in my journal this morning about how we’re about to end another year, and I just can’t believe it… I know that everyone says, “Where does the time go?” but I’m serious — what the heck happened to 2011?


Remember when you were a kid and every day felt like an endless stretch of open highway with no end in sight? Years back, one of my co-workers said to me, “Karen, time passes faster the older you get.” I didn’t see it then, but dang! I sure do now.

Well, at least you and I had beauty to brighten our lives this year. 🙂

Continuing with our Year in Review, here are 10 of my favorite products (and in one case, combinations of products) of 2011. All of them are things that by virtue of winning my heart also worked their way into my regular rotation.

What would you say were some of your favorite makeup and beauty products of the year? Beyond that, how about your favorite products of 2011 in general, beauty and otherwise?

Chanel Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in FauveChanel Ombre Essentielle Eyeshadow in Fauve

A great mascara combinationMix these mascaras for longer, thicker lashes

Dolce & Gabbana Nail Lacquer in PlatinumDolce & Gabbana Nail Lacquer in Platinum

NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow BaseNARS Pro Prime Eyeshadow Base

Lululemon Athletica 50 Rep Sports BraLululemon Athletica 50 Rep Sports Bra

NARS Outremer EyeshadowNARS Outremer Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Lip Love Honey Infused TherapyUrban Decay Lip Love Honey Infused Lip Therapy

Benefit ChaChaTintBenefit ChaChaTint Lip and Cheek Stain

MAC Styledriven Pro Longwear EyeshadowsMAC Styledriven Pro Longwear Eyeshadows

Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo Gloss Fusion LipstickDolce & Gabbana Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Chris25 says:

    I know what you mean about time passing faster when you’re older. I’m going to be 27 soon. Eeek!

    I love NARS Outremer too, and the MAC Pro Longwear shadows are threatening to steal away more of my money. 😛

  2. Vonvon says:

    The Dolce & Gabbana Fusion Lipstick in red and the light pink are gorgeous!

    And now, I wish could still find the D&G Platinum nail polish.

    I have been trying to fill out a list of my Top 10 Beauties of 2011 but I can’t seem to find 10 of them. I can only come out with 9 so far, and MAC Pro Longwear eyeshadows are 1 of them, too. 🙂
    Vonvon recently posted … Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2012!

  3. Sunny says:

    Hahaha, go drag or go home! Exactly what I think about eyelashes!

    I’m really curious about Cha Cha Tint (coral is YUM), but I’ve never used a liquid blush before and I’m just not sure if I can handle that!

  4. Tina B says:

    My goodness, if ever there were a polish to spend $20 on, it’s Platinum!!
    Tina B recently posted … Disco Inferno Manicure!

  5. Nina says:

    time flies when youre having fun! and this was totally a fun year in mbb! 🙂

  6. PinkGlitter says:

    Enjoyed your favorites post I’ve been obsessed with Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Blushes. I love the texture and pigmentation. Another favorite would have to be Urban Decay’s 15 Year Anniversary palette. I think I reach for that one the most out of all my palettes.
    PinkGlitter recently posted … Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes

  7. dee dee says:


    dont forget the best MAC release of the year….Peacocky

  8. Nadia A. says:

    Happy New Year Karen! I agree with you about this year going by so fast. My husband and I had our second child, our daughter, three weeks before the start of 2011. Now that we have our two very young children, 2011 felt sort of like a whirlwind.

    2011 was a great year beauty wise. Most importantly, I discovered your blog as well as some great products. I discovered the Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencils, Dior Blackout and Extase Mascaras, and Makeup for Ever’s Mat Velvet + Foundation. 😀

  9. Anna says:

    Happy New Year, Karen! Thanks for making MBB such fun to read. Your recommendations have been spot-on, but it’s all the other stuff in between that really makes your blog come alive! You give so much to your readers and the love is truly felt. Keep up the great work! <3

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