What's been your favourite cosmetic purchase this year?


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I can't believe it's already August, but my calendar tells me it is...

A few of my favourites thus far have been:

Dior Celeste cream shadow
Chanel Chamade cream blush
Rouge Bunny Rouge eye shadows in Rain Dove and Rufous-Tailed Weaver
Nars e/s duo Kauai
YSL e/s palette Saharienne
YSL Rouge Pur Couture l/s #57 "Pink Rhapsody

That last one isn't new, but was new to me. I noticed it at my counter and was all "Hey, how is it possible we haven't met before?"


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The Hakuhodo J5521 brush and the Guerlain Rouge G Galiane have been my fave purchases this year.

Oh, and the Hourglass Ethereal Light powder!

Maris Crane

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UNPOSSIBLE. But... UD Naked Skin foundation INGLOT 5 Pan Palette bought in Boston - 154, 363, 43, 353, & 09 Tom Ford Private Blend lipstick in Vanilla Suede, the re-promo in the mahogany/gold packaging. I had to resort to fleabay for this, but I'm in love Too Faced Better than Sex mascara Neutrogena Anti-Shine setting powder Giorgio Armani Master Corrector #1 Hourglass Ambient Light Powder in Diffused Light Dolce & Gabbana Shine lipstick in Darling LORAC Pro Palette (late on the bandwagon, I know...) I was trying to think of a full, even ten for my own OCD, but no dice.


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I expanded my collection a lot this year so I can't really remember them all,
but definitely

Guerlain Meteorites
La Mer powder brush
Kevyn Aucoin "The celestial powder" in Candlelight
Majolica Majorica mascara
Hourglass mineral veil primer
Shu uemura hard formula brow pencil
Philosophy microdelivery peel (the one with 2 phases)
Manyo factory ultra moisture rebirth ampoule
Clarisonic Aria (I already had Mia 1, but this is somehow better)

I'm on the fence about my Espoir nude cushion foundation.
love the formula, it makes my face look radiant, dewy, yet not oily; its super convenient and surprisingly has great coverage, but the color is just too light.
I'm NC20 or a bit lighter, but this #21 shade which is supposed to match my shade is like NC15 light..
the next 2 shades up are ridiculously red/pin toned (which seems to be the trend in Korea) which looks terrible on me because it makes that separation line between the neck and my face..
hopefully I'll find something to make it work..


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Love this thread idea! Glad I'm not the only one that can't narrow it down to a reasonable number..

- Hourglass: Ethereal Light, Luminous Light, Diffused Light, Mood Exposure, Diffused Heat, Veil Mineral Primer
- MAC Alluring Aquatic: Aphrodite's Shell, Siren Song, Silver Sun, Lorelei, Sea Worship
- NARS: Sheer Matte in Siberia, Kauai duo, Himalia
- BITE: Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library, Retsina, Cava

I know I'm forgetting some too.. So many amazing things this year and still 5 months to go!


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MAC: Spontaneous Patentpolish lip pencil, Alluring Aquatic EDES, P+P Transparent Finishing Powder, Soft Yellow Set Powder, Fix+ (a permanent staple!), Trace Gold Sheertone Blush (I use this as a highlight)
Anastasia: Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate
MUFE: Aqua Seal, Mist & Fix
Bite Beauty: Cashmere Lip Cream in Sancerre (I always get compliments every time I wear it)
MUG: Immortal gel eyeliner, Utopia pigment
Chanel: Illusion d'Ombre in Mirage


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Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate and Dark Brown Urban Decay Electric Palette TheBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer Flutter Eyelashes in Ashley ( all-time favorite lashes!)


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Probably the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solos in #9 (tadzio), #17 (green viper), #18 (Scarab) and #23 (Corallo). Love.


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Good question!

My favourites so far have been:
- Guerlain Meteorites bubble blushes
- MAC Mystical lipstick and Soul Serenade eyeshadow
- Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Blonde (I recently started bleaching my eyebrows)

If fragrance also counts, then I would add Viktor & Rolf Bonbon to the list.


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Benefit - They're Real mascara and fakeup concealer
UD - all nighter setting spray & super curling mascara & naked basics palette
MAC - sin & russian red lipstick & the 127 face brush
Lime Crime - salem lipstick

And I'm going to include skincare as well!
Lush - mask of magnaminty, ultrabland face cleanser, gorgeous moisturizer, and grease lightning spot treatment


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Chanel's Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Blond Clair.
Simply perfect.

Etro's Messe de Minuit
Everything I want in a perfume.


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MUFE's new Artist Shadows Becca's Ultimate Complexion Creme Becca The One Brush Bite Beauty Quinta and Clementine lip colors, one is a lipstick, one is a lip crayon NARS Scarlett Empress... an oldie but goodie MAC 159 brush


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Oooh great post :) I just came back from the us and have a tonne of stuff to play with, can't wait to post here!!!


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I'm in love with my Sonia Kashuk 15th anniversary brush set. I haven't made a ton of earth-shattering cosmetic purchases this year...trying to keep my spending down.


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I've tried so many new things so far this year but the following have really impressed/ stood out Charlotte tilbury barbarella brown eyeliner, smudge brush, dolce vita eyeshadow palette Mac Lorelei, worldly wealth blush Too faced chocolate bar palette Dior lash primer Chanel illusion d'ombre- twilight I'm sure I've missed off some, but will add them as they come to me