The Makeup Utopia Awards – Favourite Products of 2012

Welcome to 2013! I wanted to start the year with the “Makeup Utopia Awards” – or more accurately, the products I reached for over and over again in 2012. These are not necessarily products that launched in 2012, nor are they products I discovered in 2012. They are purely and simply the products I reached for over and over again over the last 12 months.



Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer
Dermalogica Age Smart Skin Perfect Primer*

Tinted Moisturiser

Dermalogica Ultra Calming Tint
Dermalogica UltraCalming Ultra Sensitive Tint*

Liquid Foundation

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup

Liquid Foundation – Honourable Mentions

MAC Face & Body

Lumi Foundation 2_0
L’Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation 

Powder Foundation

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural


Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer

Powder Blush

Illamasqua Naked Rose Open Compact
Illamasqua Naked Rose Powder Blusher


MAC Sculpture Cream in Pure Sculpture


Extra dimension skinfinish
MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Superb

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Whisper of Gilt

Eye Primer

Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper

Cream Eyeshadow

Maybelline Color Tattoo

Cream Eyeshadow – Honourable Mention

Tom Ford Cream Shadows (2)
Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes

Eyeshadow Single

LOreal Infaillible Eyeshadows 4
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow

Eyeshadow Single – Honourable Mention

Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadows

Eyeshadow Palette

naked palette
Urban Decay The Naked Palette

Eyeshadow Palette – Honourable Mention

Inglot Shadows
Inglot Freedom System

Pencil Eyeliner

Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencils

Liquid Eyeliner

Face of Australia Liquid Eyeliner

Pen Eyeliner

Lord & Berry Liquid Eyeliner Pen

Gel Eyeliner

MAC Fluidline


Maybelline Volum’Express One By One


Lancome Rouge In Love 7
Lancome Rouge In Love

Lip Balm

Lanolips Lemonaid

Makeup Remover

Bioderma Crealine Micellar Water

Nail Base Coat

BioSculpture Lavender Base Coat

Nail Top Coat

2012-02 Lumos Top 2.4oz No Box 240
Lumos by Famous Names Top Coat

While I was typing up this list, it occurred to me that more than half of my 2012 favourites were never even reviewed here on Makeup Utopia! That’s a situation I plan to rectify, and over the next few weeks, you should see some of the stock images replaced with my own pictures, and links provided to the reviews.

Are there any products from my favourites you would like to see reviewed first? Have you tried any of my favourites? Do you love them as much as I do?

Sara-May Monaghan

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Sara-May is the driving force behind Makeup Utopia. As a Makeup Artist, she constantly found herself being asked for product recommendations, and advice on makeup application. Through her desire to share her knowledge, Makeup Utopia was born!

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