Now that 2012 has come and gone, we’re sharing the very best skin care and makeup from last year. Below are the top eleven of 2012: Our favorite products for a New Year of beautiful skin and flawless makeup! For even more of our favorite makeup and skin care picks, visit the Best Products section!
BEST NYX Cosmetics The Curve Felt Tip Eyeliner ($15)
Ergonomic eyeliner pen is foolproof to use, and doesn’t skip or smudge.
Get flawless coverage and a healthy glow while fighting signs of aging with antioxidants.
BEST$$$ Pürminerals 4-in-1 Mineral Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 ($34)
Anti-aging retinol combines with sunscreen and a soft tint for casual weekend makeup.
BEST$$$ Laura Geller Shine & Shield SPF 15 Lip Gloss ($18)
This gloss’s balm-like texture imparts a lovely splash of color while providing broad-spectrum sun protection.
BEST NYX Matte Lipstick ($6)
Goes on surprisingly creamy, then sets to a long-wearing, non-slip finish that won’t make lips feel parched.
BEST Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume Waterproof Mascara ($8.99)
This waterproof mascara holds a curl, thickens lashes and refuses to clump or flake.
BEST e.l.f. Studio Blush ($3)
Suede-smooth powder offers a subtle radiant glow and buildable color that looks fresh.
BEST Paula’s Choice Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment ($26.95 for 1 fl. oz.)
Improves skin tone and brown spots with a proven blend of lighteners and antioxidants.
BEST Paula’s Choice RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections ($36.95 for .3 fl. oz.)
Powerful time-released salicylic acid exfoliant improves your most stubborn skin concerns.
BEST Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum Fragrance Free ($28 for 1.7 fl. oz.)
This serum can’t “sculpt” but does contain an impressive amount of skin-beneficial and anti-aging ingredients.
BEST$$$ Rodan + Fields SOOTHE Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 ($41 for 1.7 fl. oz.)
Silky, soothing moisturizer with broad-spectrum sun protection for sensitive, rosacea-affected skin.