Rimmel Stay Matte foundation: I have used this for years and it lasts all day and doesn't break me out.
Rimmel Stay Matte powder: this is an addition to my make up this year as my skin got greasier, it helps keep my skin matte and gives a nice finish.
Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer- this is my first dual colour concealer and I love it! Full review here.
Nivea Express Hydration Primer: this means I don't have to moisturise too much and my make up stays on beautifully. Full review here.
Benefit the Porefessional: great for greasy skin!
Soap & Glory Thick and Fast Mascara: definitely a favourite this year, full review here.
17 Blow Out Jumbo Eyeliner- makes applying eyeliner so much easier, full review here.
MUA liquid eyeliner: I have found when comparing this to other liquid eyeliners that it is no different, so why pay more?
ebay Blusher Palette: I have loved experimenting with this so much. full review here.
My one and only brushes are from ecotools, I don't honestly think I could live without my foundation brush and the eyeshadow brush is so useful. To see the brushes I bought, see here.
Sally Hansen Double Duty base and top coat: much needed when I paint my nails so many different colours and so often. I have to say I favour it more as a base coat as it stays quite tacky on top, but it does make my colour last longer.
Bourjois magic nail polish remover: Still so much in love with this as it's so easy and mess free. Shame I can't use it with glitter polish though, full review here.
Models Own Top Turqoise: this colour just cheers me up, I only discovered models own this year but love the formula.
Aussie 3 minute miracle reconstructor: I love this product for lots of reasons, it's great for my hair and smells amazing.
Benefit So hooked on Carmella: I think I found my signature scent this year, this lovely vanillary perfume is my favourite!
That brings me to the end of my 2012 favourites, I would love to see other people's so send me your links in the comments below.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my readers and fellow bloggers since this is still all quite new to me. I have a new found love of beauty products and have found lots of great things that work for me via other people's reviews and advice. Next year I imagine it'll be so much harder to decide on my favourites as if I carry on the way I'm going I'll have a much bigger stash and will have tried many more brands and products!