Friday, 3 January 2014

Best of 2013: Makeup

Since the beginning of December, I've been working on a mega list of all my favourite products of the year. This is the first of 2 posts, being all about Makeup Products/Tools and the other Skincare/Haircare/Bodycare. 

Without further ado, my 2013 favourites (and some very quick reviews!)
Best Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Camera Ready primer, long lasting and oil-free, a great all-rounder product
Best Foundation: Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation, lightweight and long lasting, as well as buildable coverage
Best Concealer: Benefit Boi-ing concealer, very heavy coverage that covers all scars and blemishes pretty well
Best Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte powder in 'Translucent', this doesn't make my face look all cake-y yet keeps shine at bay
Best Bronzer: NARS Laguna, my only bronzer but still a great product for adding a healthy glow to my face
Best Blusher: MAC Gingerly, this was a tough choice but I've been using this blusher throughout the whole year, it just works at any time of year
Best Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion, put this on and my eyeshadow doesn't budge at all (can also be doubled as a lip primer!)
Best Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Half Baked, without a doubt the best eyeshadow I've used all year, a lovely golden colour that adds a beautiful glow to the lids
Best Eye Pencil: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eye Pencil in Smoke, great for the waterline to make an eye look more smokey
Best Mascara: Benefit They're Real and Maybelline The Rocket, I couldn't possibly pick between them, as they're both so volumising and lengthening
Best Brow Product: Anastasia Brow Gel, great for keeping my unruly brows in place!
Best Lipstick: NARS Dolce Vita, a colour that I think would suit all skin types with a moisturising formula
Best Lipgloss: Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 'Candy Shimmer' moisturising and a beautiful colour

Best Nail Polish: OPI Dulce de Leche and Nails inc. Holland Park Avenue, both so sophisticated and wearable all year round 
Best Nail Care Product: Sally Hansen Maximum Strength Instant Cuticle Remover, it makes cuticle care 10 times easier!

Best Tool: Real Technique Stippling Brush, great for blending in foundation seamlessly

Stay tuned for part 2, coming your way soon!


  1. Great picks! I love Real Techniques brushes but don't have th stippling brush - I'll have to pick that one up.

  2. I'm still deciding whether to get the stippling brush, as i've heard some good things about it...oh and Rimmel Stay Matte was a winner this year, what a FAB product!

    Sharlotte xx