Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

10 Amazing Products Reviewed During 2008

Kate Somerville Oil-Free Moisturizer for an easy-to-use day time moisturizer that’s lightweight, doesn’t cause acne, and keeps your skin moisturized all day long. Added benefit? It’s in techy air-less packaging, which means the ingredients don’t get contaminated by you or the air.

Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment will help solve that no-good, stubborn-as-hell pimple that just hurts and is killing you to look at.

Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect is such a delicious combination of subtle color and shimmer–I absolutely adore it for a great everyday go-to kind of color and product.

Burberry The Beat Eau de Parfum is still a favorite scent that I keep on my bathroom counter, and I can only say that there are three that have made a home there. The Beat is in good company with Dior Addict and Vera Wang’s Look.

Calvin Klein Delicious Light Glistening Lip Gloss is my new favorite lipgloss formula. I love the way it lasts for awhile, comes in a good range of colors, and feels like a dream on my lips. Lightweight, pigmented, and sophisticated shimmer–YES!

I chose these products out of many, because these are products I use again and again and would continue to repurchase in the future if needed. These are truly some of my favorite products I had the chance to try during the year, but they are products I feel good about recommending to all of you.

Chanel Beiges de Chanel Quad really stole my heart this year. I’m totally digging neutral looks these days, and this is the perfect quad to arm yourself with for foolproof neutral eyes.

MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator was such an amazing exfoliator for both the body and the face, and I truly am disappointed to see that there is no news of it returning or becoming part of the permanent line. I am all out of mine, unfortunately, so I can only dream now!

Clarisonic For Better Skin, not to mention cleaner, healthier skin. 100% worth the initial costs!

Lush Sweet Japanese Girl may have rubbed some of you the wrong way with its design, but the product itself feels amazing and keeps my skin feeling fab.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils really stole the show when it came to eyeliners. They may have been around beforehand, but it wasn’t until 2008 that I had the chance to try them (and totally fall head over heels in love with them!).

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10 thoughts on “Best of 2008: 10 Amazing Products Reviewed During 2008

  1. Vee

    Christine, great picks!!! I checked out Kate Somerville Oil-Free Moisturizer review (again)….. but would you recommend it for people with very dry, acne-prone skin??

    • It’s not the best moisturizer for truly dry skin, because it IS lightweight–though when my skin is dry, I tend to only use heavy moisturizers during the PM because they never dry enough to withstand makeup on top anyway, LOL. But great for acne-prone skin for sure!

  2. fridagal

    i love burberry’s the beat too!! althou i have tons of perfume but tts still the perfume tt i use all the time =)

  3. lol I need to try that clean and clear spot treatment!

  4. What a list! Defintively lots of goodies up there. Thanks for choosing and compiling for us, Christine!

  5. To whom it may concern,
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