The winner is the one listed next to the category. Few highly recommended products that make their way to the selection pool are listed after the winning product.
Products launched in 2010 are highlighted in green.
Primer – Guerlain Midnight Star Collect’or Extraordinary Radiance treatment, pricey but totally worth the hype; This pearlescent gel dispels the signs of fatigue and stress, leaves the skin silky soft, velvety smooth; The complexion is rejuvenated & detoxified. It’s like a treatment serum + moisturiser + primer. Fabulous texture, delicate aroma & a total luxury ( or basic necessity if you’re like me )!
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, a water resistant primer that restores moisture to dehydrated skin while providing protection from the sun and minimizing shine. Oil free, fragrance free, paraben free and has SPF 15.
Foundation – Yves Saint Laurent Teint Resist, this oil-free foundation, guarantees unfailing wear and radiance for up to 14 hours! The luminous transfer-resistant formula forms perfectly to the skin for a soft and seamless result. The complexion is preserved from feelings of discomfort or tightening, remaining supple and silky-smooth from the morning through to night. Pigments are specifically coated for a color-true effect and the formula absorbs excess oil through the day, for a complexion which always looks and feels fresh.
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15, an anti-fatigue, anti-dullness foundation that utilises high-resolution plasma screen technology & light reflection technology; The soft focus pigments provides a finish so sophisticated that instant perfection is attainable.
Concealer – By Terry Touche Veloutee, a few strokes of this beautifully textured concealer, infused with nourishing botanicals, plumping microspheres and soft focus pigments, rejuvenates the appearance. This multi-perfection concealer sweeps away dark circles and imperfections with ease; Camouflaging fine lines and wrinkles with high precision coverage, and instantly illuminates the eye contour with radiance.
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer, buttery softy texture with superb blend-ability, long lasting with minimal creasing. A great selection of shades.
Powder – Sisley Phyto-Poudre Compacte, envelops the skin with softness, comfort and sheer protection, thanks to camellia oil and extracts of mallow and linden. It contains micronized talc, featuring a double coating of silicone & lecithin for superb glide & smooth application; The finish is porcelain fine with ethereal radiance!
Guerlain Météorites Illuminating Powder Perles D’Or, a subtle, shimmering illuminating powder for the complexion. This silky smooth formula provides a light veil of delicately perfumed powder over the face, for a superb finish so fine & chic that your complexion appears airbrushed.
Blush – Edward Bess Compact Rouge, an incredibly smooth cream formula that provides a sheer tint to lips and cheeks for natural looking colour; Instantly brightens for a seductive, stained finish that last forever. Its creamy yet non occlusive texture lets you blend the stay true hue in effortlessly.
Bronzer – Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing powder; a unique blend of sheer powder and micro pearls that glides on evenly and gives skin a seamless, sheer glow.
Rouge Bunny Rouge As If It Were Summer Still…Bronzing Glow powder, smooth your skin to a natural, even and radiant blissed-out halo of warmth, while the tiny micro-particles dance around you in an enveloping golden aura.
Eyeshadow – Givenchy Le Prisme Yeux Quatuor, a compact with 4 colors and 2 different finishes; Texture so fine & shades combination so trendy yet harmonious; Simply irresistible!
Chanel Ombres Contraste Duos, pairing complementary shades, but in juxtaposed textures for a refined finish & stylish outlook.
Mascara – Lancome Definicils Precious Cells, a mascara for stronger, healthier, fuller, and more defined lashes.
Chanel Inimitable Intense, with advance formula & unique brush that lengthens, thickens and curls lashes.
Lipstick – Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme lip colour, its formula includes a compound Chanel calls “Hydratendre Complex” to soothe and soften your lips. 30 colours grouped into 4 colour families: roses-pink, reds-corals, violets-berries and neutrals-brown. Each lipstick is named after a period in Coco Chanel’s life.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture, as its name implied, a pure indulgence for lips, with divine texture & pigments.
Lipgloss – Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine lip gloss, a vanilla-scented gloss so moisturising yet amazingly non-sticky. I have virtually no tolerance to tacky, greasy gloss and extreme sheen is the only balmy gloss that I feel comfortable wearing; Without even realising that it’s on my lips, talk about feathery light texture!
Brushes – Hourglass Brushes, nice and fluffy, easy to grip and easy to work with brushes with elegant metallic holders . The brush hairs are made from PETA-approved Takelon bristles. Ultra soft & never scratchy, applying make up with these brushes are like rubbing cashmere pillow on your face, utterly a pampering experience.
I had Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, NARS, Armani, Trish McEvoy……, but Hourglass brushes are really phenomenal, so light, smooth & soft, such low maintenance.