Sunday, 5 January 2014

My 2013 Beauty Favourites!

2013 is now over and we have moved onto 2014! I have decided to do a post of my 2013 beauty favourites, including makeup and skin/body products!

I know I have chosen a lot of favourites here, but the reason is because they were all my favourites in 2013! Starting with face products:

For foundations, I have loved two this year and these are MAC studio fix fluid and Rimmel wake me up. I choose to wear the MAC foundation when I want my makeup to last all day or need a heavier coverage and the Rimmel one for days when I don't want a heavy foundation but still want some coverage. Concealers I have loved are of course the Collection 16 hour lasting perfection as it has amazing coverage and I also love the MAC studio finish concealer for under my eyes. Powder, of course the Rimmel stay matte powder. I love this powder so much and it does a brilliant job of keeping my skin matte. I also have here my Nars laguna bronzer for contouring and a bronzed look and my MAC blush in plum foolery which I have literally worn every single day in 2013. The big glitterball palette at the front is from MAC's Christmas collection around 2 years ago and has a dark brown eyeshadow in there which i use for my brows everyday and it is the perfect colour for me. 

For eyes, I have loved loved loved my MAC eyeshadow quad (I know, it only has three eyeshadows in it, I'm working on it). In this palette I currently have top left - all that glitters, top right - woodwinked and bottom left - satin taupe. I love all these colours, especially satin taupe for everyday with a dark brown in the crease. The Maybelline colour tattoos have been amazing this year and I have enjoyed the colours on and on bronze, permanent taupe and pink gold. The eyeliner I have used every day has been the Collection extreme 24 hour felt tip liner. I love winged eyeliner and I literally wear it every day and I find that this is the best liner I have used, easy to apply and cheap as well! Bonus! I couldn't live without my Urban Decay primer potion. I have oily eyelids and shadow never ever stays in place unless I have this on my lids first. I have been loving false lashes this year and to apply them I have to use the MAC duo adhesive and my lashes never ever move. My mascara is the Maybelline the falsies black drama mascara and I have repurchased this mascara soooo many times. I tried other mascaras this year but still ended up back with the falsies!

For lips, MAC lipsticks have been my favourites this year and I have constantly worn the colours all year round. I have here left - brick-o-la (amplified), middle - hue (glaze), right - plumful (lustre). Brick-o-la is a lovely reddy-brown colour (basically, like a brick Emma, duhhhh) and looks great when on. I especially loved this colour during autumn/winter. Hue is my favourite for a nude lip look or for when I have heavy makeup on my eyes. Plumful is my favourite of the three and is a gorgeous purpley-pink colour but because it is a lustre finish, it doesn't come out too strongly in colour. 

For skin/body, I have been loving Soap and Glory products, Lush products and, of course, MAC products. Soap and Glory have done good this year and I have become obsessed (seriously) with the sugar crush range. It contains lime oil, coolcapsule x, kiwi juice water and a skin softening omega-rich veggie oil and it smells AMAZING. To me, it smells of a cross between lime, fruits and yogurt. (Emma, learn to never describe scents). It smells a lot better than I just described it. Lush are always a favourite for me, especially in winter. My favourites this year have been from the Christmas collection and new discoveries of my own as I have never used them before and they are the so white bath ballistic and the christmas eve bubble bar. Together = perfection. MAC fix+ I use every day when doing my make up and I love ittttt! I also have been using the MAC studio moisture cream and my skin has been amazing! I'm always scared to try new stuff out on my face as I don't have the best of skin with products, but this has been fab and my skin feels so soft. 

Finally, brushes. My favourites have by far been the Real Techniques brushes. They are from the drugstore so they are very affordable and I have fallen in love with them. I use the buffing brush for foundation, the deluxe crease brush for concealer, the contour brush for contouring and the blush brush for blush. I also love my MAC brushes. I use the 134 for powder, the 217 for blending and the 266 for eyebrows. I also have my Urban Decay brush here which came with the naked palette and I love using this for my base shadow. 

I hope you enjoyed my 2013 favourites. I hope you all had a fab 2013 and an even better 2014 to come.
Love Em x

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