She Loves The Finer Things Beauty Awards 2012

Hi Everyone, 

It’s a few days to the end of the year and I’m so excited. 2012 has been a great year but I’m so over it and ready for the new year. Often times, people email me asking for product recommendations so I thought to compile a thorough list of all my favourite makeup, skincare and haircare products and more in 2012. 


Face Products

Best Liquid Foundation: Revlon Colorstay Foundation Combination Oily in Caramel (review here)

Best Cream Foundation: Sleek Creme to Powder in Praline (review here)

Best BB Cream: Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream with SPF 35 in Dark

Best Face Primer: Mac Prep and Prime Skin Base Visage

Best Setting Powder: Mac Mineralise Skin Finish Natural in Dark

Best Loose Powder: Sleek Makeup Translucent Loose Powder In Light 

Best Blot Powder: Black Opal Invisible Oil Blocking Powder

Best Blush: Sleek Blush in Flushed

Best Contour Kit: Sleek Contour Kit in Dark (review here)

Best Highlighter: Mac Lustre Drops in Sun Rush

Best Makeup Setting Spray: Mac Fix +

Best Under Eye Concealer: Mac Select Cover Up Concealer NC45

Best Overall Concealer: Mac Prolongwear Concealer NC50

Best Blotting Sheets: Mary Kay Beauty Blotters

Eye Products

Best Eyeshadow Palette: Urban Decay Naked/Naked 2 (review here)

Best Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original (review here)

Best Cream Eyeshadow: Laura Mercier Metallic Eye Creme Colour in Rose Gold (review here)

Best Eyeliner: L’Oreal Superliner Carbon Gloss

Best Kohl Pencil: Model’s Own Kohl Pencil in Black

Best Mascara: Maybelline The Falsies Mascara

Best Brow Pencil: Mac Pencil in Spiked

Lip Products

Best Lipstick: Mac Lipstick in Hang Up (review here)

Best Lipgloss: Sleek Glossed Lipgloss in Whisper (review here)

Best Lip Balm: Carmex Lip balm in Cherry

Best Lip Scrub: Lush Lip Scrub

Best Lip Pencil: Sally Hansen Invisible Liner

Nail Products

Best Nail Polish: OPI Bling Dynasty (review here)

Best Glitter Nail Polish: Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday (review here)

Best Base Coat & Top Coat: Essie All-in-One

Skincare Products

Best Face Wash: Clean and Clear 3-in-1 Foaming Acne Wash (review here)

Best Exfoliating Face Wash: Neutrogena Visibly Clear Gentle Exfoliating Wash (review here)

Best Face Scrub: St Ives Warning Scrub (review here)

Best Face Mask: Clean & Clear Deep Action Cleansing Mask (review here)

Best Body Scrub: St Ives Apricot Body Scrub (review here)

Best Cream Cleanser: Botanics Botanics Skin Brightening Cleanser (review here)

Best Toner: Boots Botanics Skin Brightening Toner (review here)

Best Makeup Wipes: Olay Essentials Wet Cleansing Facial Wipes

Best Day Moisturiser: Olay Complete Clear Daily UV Cream with SPF15 (review here)

Best Night Moisturiser: Simple Kind-To-Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser (review here)

Best Undereye Cream: Mary Kay Eye Firming Cream

Best Body Lotion: Vaseline Aloe Fresh Protecting Lotion with SPF15 (review here)

Best Body Oil: Bio Oil (review here)

Best Spot Treatment: Duac Gel (review here)

Haircare Products

Best Shampoo: V05 Moisturising Champagne Kiss

Best Clarifying Shampoo: V05 Tea Therapy Vanilla Mint 

Best Conditioner: Creme of Nature Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment

Best Protein Treatment: Aphogee 2 Step Protein Treatment 

Best Heat Protectant: Tresemme Heat Defence Styling Spray 

Best Hair Spray: Tresemme Tres Two Extra Hold Hair Spray

Best Hair Sealant: Creme of Nature Argan Oil Gloss and Shine Polisher

Best Flyaway Gel: ORS Olive Oil Edge Control

Best Hair Serum: John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Original Formular  


Best Makeup Brushes: Sigma Beauty

And these are the products that I loved using the most in 2012. For the products I haven’t reviewed on here, I plan to do so next year. However if you have any specific review requests please let me know and I’ll be happy to do so. 

What products were your best this year? 

Happy New Year and Lots of Love, 



  1. LadyRocks
    December 29, 2012 / 1:56 pm

    Spot on! Especially with the Mac products (self confessed MAC-OHOLIC). For the year, I totally loved using Clean and Clear's Exfoilating Daily Wash (Oil-Free) as well as their Morning Burst facial scrub (literally 'wakes' up the face). Best part is that they are pretty inexpensive but work like magic.

    Well done!


    • December 30, 2012 / 1:31 pm

      Oh I used to use Morning burst till i decided to try something else..Still love it though 🙂

  2. December 30, 2012 / 4:26 pm

    I'm soooo saving this list. Cheers to a better looking me in 2013 courtesy * winks*

  3. Abena
    December 31, 2012 / 9:15 pm

    What's a BB cream?
    I swear girl u make feel 'useless' with your overwhelming make up possesion.WOW!
    2013 I must go on an acquisition spree.and yes cheers to a better body and face thanks to Yewizzy.

    • January 4, 2013 / 11:08 am

      haha! A BB cream is one of the latest beauty fads around these's supposed to be an all in one moisturiser, primer, foundation and concealer in one..the smashbox one i really like 🙂

  4. January 1, 2013 / 11:44 am

    Nice list, I totally support the winners of these awards. I'll make sure to save the list!

    Happy new year Yewizzy!

    • January 4, 2013 / 11:10 am

      Yayy..please do..Happy new year..xx

  5. Anonymous
    January 6, 2013 / 10:05 pm

    Oy start buying, running 2 a drug store with my legs touching my head

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