Second Annual Temptalia Beauty Awards 2008 – Editor’s Choice, Part 2

It was late in 2008 when I discovered the awesomeness that is Calvin Klein’s Light Glistening Gloss. It’s priced just a little bit more than MAC lipglass, but it feels amazing. I love the color range, and the subtle shimmer and high glossy shine it gives is stunning.

Here are my ten final picks for 2008!

It will be interesting to see if any lipstick will top YSL’s Rouge Volupte formula for me in 2009. I adored the utterly creamy nature of the Rouge Volupte formula, not to mention how richly pigmented each color was–no matter how pale or light. I found that these melted on my lips and stayed in place really well, too.

MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid continued to be my go-to for foundation, despite trying out several different kinds throughout the year. The matte, light-to-medium coverage was just perfect. I just picked up Make Up For Ever’s HD foundation a week ago, though… so who knows what 2009 will bring!

Make Up For Ever’s HD Primer feels really lightweight and it isn’t silicone-y like Smashbox Photofinish (which broke me out horribly). It helps keep my foundation looking fresher longer! I’ve definitely taken a liking to wearing primers underneath my makeup.

Kate Somerville’s Oil-Free Moisturizer may be pricey, but it works and does its job really well. The best part? It doesn’t break me out whatsoever; in fact, it’s so great for sensitive skin that it may have contributed to helping my face heal from an intensive product-related break out. I like this as a lightweight, day-time moisturizer.

Lancome Bi-Facil is my favorite, too! There’s really just no better makeup remover for me. I only use Bi-Facil on my lips and eyes (which is pretty much what you’re supposed to do), and I never have any issues getting every last vestige of makeup off.

I love Philosophy’s 3-in-1 shower gels! There are so many scents to choose from, and they’re constantly coming out with seasonal offerings, which makes it fun to try them out and switch up my shower gels. I use a loofah, so that’s why I count this as a body scrub–there’s no better way to use the shower gels than with one!