Friday, 27 December 2013

Beauty Products of 2013 - Makeup

Another year is coming to a close we means I have rummaged together my favourite products from the year into today post. I've decided to separate makeup and skincare into different posts, this one will be my makeup favourites from the year. 
First up foundations, i've tried a good few this year but one of the true stand outs has been the Bourjous Radiance Reveal Healthy Mix foundation. This is like if the original healthy mix and the serum version had a baby and made the perfect glowy, long wearing foundation. The other foundation that has been a stand out is the L'oreal Lumi Magique foundation, this is like the Bourjous one but a more semi matte finish which lasts a touch longer, both are lovely and great drugstore finds. 
In last years Products of the Year I mentioned my love for the Real Techniques brushes, this year they brought out the Miracle Complexion Sponge which has become one of my favourite ways to apply foundation, it creates a lovely flawless finish. I've discovered a great drugstore primer this year in the Bourjous Happy Light Matte Serum Primer, this leaves the skin matte but not tight or silicone feeling, as you can see i've used a good amount of this. 
Seventeen have had some great releases this year, especially on the concealer front. Both the Stay Time 18 Hour Concealer and the Phwroarr Paint are amazing products and very comparable to some high end versions. 
One of my favourite products during the Summer was the Bourjous Bronzing Primer, this is a great cream bronzer that contours the skin perfectly without looking orange. I fell in love with cream blushes this year and the stand out has definitely been the Stila Convertible Color's, I have Lillium and Gladiola both look lovely on the cheeks and wear really well. 
The last Bourjous product I have to mention is the Colour Boost Lip Crayons, this are long wearing and give a lovely glossy finish to the lips, they keep adding new shades as well so I can see my collection growing quickly.
For nail polish the Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paints have been worn a lot this year, as great as the original Nail Paints but with an added glossy finish. Essie brought out a glitter collection near the end of the year and the shade A Cut Above is a true gem, a lovely rose gold chunky glitter, perfect. 
A great higher end product find is the Clinique Chubby Stick for Eyes, the shade Fuller Fudge is the perfect bronze colour, great for doing your makeup in a rush. A cheaper find is the Soap & Glory Lid Stuff in What's Nude, a great neutral quad, the shadows are creamy and easy to blend too.
My last favourite has been my MAC palette which i've been very slowly adding to. Some stand out stands for me are definitely Ricepaper, Soba and Petina. I'm hoping to fill in the last 4 spaces soon. On a side note if you have any recommendations for shadows I must try leave them in the comments. 

So those have been my favourite makeup products for 2013, lets hope 2014 is also filled with great beauty products! What have been some of your favourite makeup products this year?


  1. i adore quarry, nylon,and blanc type (which is a great basic) by mac. im trying to fill my own palette too! great post!

    Stephanie's Look

  2. I've been impressed with the Seventeen concealers for the price! Have you done a post on your MAC eyeshadows before? Would love to see one if you haven't :-) xx

  3. Great post, the S&G whats nude quad is definitely one of my 2013 favourites too - love it ! x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness


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