My Lucite Dreams ‘Best of Beauty’ (eyes & lips)


I already covered base in my ‘best of beauty’, now moving on to eyes and lips, this list required a bit more thought. Mascara and eyeliner were easy wins. The Bobbi Brown long-wear gel liner is a pot of gold. Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner has been a favorite for years for its lasting ability and ease of application. Nothing beats L’oreal Voluminous for giving my fine, blonde lashes intense definition. The waterproof formula is a must! Becca won me over this year with their eyeshadow palettes and eye tint in Baroque. Giorgio Armani ‘eyes to kill’ formula is a stunner for an intensely shimmering effect.




  • Becca ‘Balearic Love’ Eyeshadow Palette (review)
  • Becca Ultimate Eye Color Quad in Galactica (review)
  • Becca Eye Tint in Baroque (review)
  • Giorgio Armani ‘Eyes to Kill” #27 (review)
  • MAC Eyeshadow in Woodwinked 

 Eyeliner (gel)

  • Bobbi Brown Long-wear Gel Liner in Black Ink (review to come)

Eyeliner (liquid)

  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in Mat Black


  • L’oreal Voluminous Waterproof Volume Building Mascara in Black


  • Anastasia Brow Gel in clear
  • MAC Eyeshadow in Charcoal Brown

Selecting lipsticks to include for this post was easy but narrowing them down was very difficult. I have a great love for lipstick and just had to include all of my favorites. Ultimately YSL Rouge Volupte wins for formula and pigment. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils are another favorite, Dragon Girl being the best red. Buxom Big and Healthy Lip glosses are beauties.




Lip Gloss

  • YSL Golden Gloss #30 (review)
  • Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish
  • Becca Ultimate Color Lip Gloss in Fallen Angel (review)

Lip Balm

  • RMS Lip and Skin Balm in Simply Vanilla (review)
 What are some of your lip and eye faves of 2012?

19 thoughts on “My Lucite Dreams ‘Best of Beauty’ (eyes & lips)

  1. Such a lovely list of products, I think I have a few new lemmings now! Will have to give that L’oreal mascara a try, I haven’t found any mascaras I like from the drugstore (at least not drugstores in the US), but I have yet to try that one. The YSL Golden Gloss is beautiful. I much prefer lipstick these days, but the golden flecks are tempting me!

  2. great favorites again! 🙂
    L’Oreal voluminous wp mascara is my all time favorite as well. i’m using the false fiber one now but i wanna go back to the original. (funny the carbon black wp smears terribly on me, though)
    i love love your choice for the lippies here. i’d love to try one of those nars matte lip colors.

  3. Awesome picks! L’Oreal Voluminous is my fave mascara too, although I’ve recently fallen in love with the L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Black Lacquer mascara! I am loving the Urban Decay Naked 2 pallete and the Lorac Unzipped. My fave single eyeshadow is All That Glitters by MAC, folled by Naked Lunch and Honey Lust! For lips I love love love the Lip Butters too. I’ve also become obsessed with MAC lipsticks in Blankety and Honey Love, and Revlon lipstick in Primrose! NARS Turkish Delight and NYX Beige for lip gloss. Gosh I could go on forever! 🙂

  4. Once again, amazing picks, Taylor! I am completely with you on the Becca quads–Astro Violet was the surprise winner for me. I recently got my first Eye Tint too (Romanticism) but I haven’t had it long enough to count it in my 2012 favorites.

    As far as lipgloss, again, I agree with you on the Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish–I have Dolly and it’s SUCH a perfectly pretty mauvish-plum! I definitely need more of those. Peach Parfait is another favorite too, though I find that the gold glitter in it tends to get all over my face somehow 😛

    1. Wonderful taste Becca 🙂 RomNtisism looks just gorgeous! And astro violet was incredible in your swatches, I never go for purples but then found myself wanting it. I glad you agree on the Buxom, I love them!

  5. Great choices! I looove L’oreal Voluminous, Woodwinked & Anastasia Brow Gel! Anastasia Brow Duality is one of my must-haves too. My fave lip colors have been NARS Roman Holiday, Afghan Red for fall, MAC Creme Cup (my forever fave), & NYX Thalia. Oh, and Fresh Sugar Berry for a wash of color/moisture! I use the Lorac Unzipped palette almost daily & use it on a ton of my clients. It’s so flattering w/ a some good matte shades…which is a necessity in my eyes! The NARS Velvet pencils are next on my list! 🙂

  6. Lovely picks!
    I would love to try that NARS lip pencil. Many people are raving about it.GA eyes too kill is worth the rave. I love how long lasting it is and the pigmentation is superb 😀

  7. I swear we have the same taste in lip products! Looove all the YSL shades you listed – I adore their Rouge Pur line as well (no. 6, 10, 27 are beautiful!). Love that Buxom lip polishes made your list as well, I find them so incredibly underrated.

    Hope your new year was off to a lovely start! x

    1. Thank you Kimberly 🙂 I havnt picked up anything form the Pure range but note to self, 6,10, 27 🙂 The Buxom glosses are intensly underatted, i very much agree, they also last so long!
      Happy New Year to you!

  8. Lemmings!! I have a few of the products mentioned here, but the rest is definitely on my “to try” list. I’ve been wanting to try the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, but when I was actually standing there at the NARS store, I couldn’t pick anything up. Weird… -_-

  9. I am SO buying Becca’s Fallen Angel soon, as well as NARS Dragon Girl – they’re so beautiful! Great list Taylor, these are all lovely shades, and you wear them so well 🙂

  10. Great list and very informative too. I love color products so my eyes shoot out sparkles when I see your post. Ok, back to the list, my favorite from 2012 must be Burberry and Tom Ford. I’m currently enjoying Giorgio Armani stretch, Dior Iconic and L’Oreal Full Definition mascaras. And I need to try Becca this year.

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