Friday, 10 January 2014

2013 Beauty Favourites

Hello beautiful people :)
With the new year beginning and my last blog post being a downer, what's a nice way to pick things back up?
I'm here to share with you the beauty products that I've been loving throughout 2013.
Last year (woah, that sounds weird) was the year that really sparked my love of make-up.
It's strange to see how quickly my make-up collection has grown.
I really have too much for my own good...
I just love it so much and because I watch so many beauty guru's it only makes me buy more!

Let's start with my favourite foundation of the year.
Covergirl's Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
I've said it before and I'll say it again.
The only time I used to wear foundation was while I was dancing.
My skin is pretty good, so I've never had a need to wear any foundation.
But I did find that it made my skin look even better and it helped my makeup.

I wasn't sure how I felt about this foundation when I first purchased it, but I love it now.
It gives a fuller coverage and is an excellent drugstore foundation.
I have the shade soft honey.
It evens out my skin and blends very nicely.
The best way to apply this foundation is to use a damp sponge.
It avoids streakiness.

My favouite bronzer and blush.
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
I bought this because I needed a matte bronzer.
I was immediately sold when I found out it smells like chocolate.
It's so heavenly and I can't help but smell it every time I apply it.
What I love about this product is how natural it is.
I use this to contour my face and it gives me a nice subtle look without making it look like I'm purposefully trying to make my face look thinner. 
I'm pretty sure this will always be my favourite bronzer and I know I'll be repurchasing this product.

Gosh Cosmetics' Natural Blush in Flower Power
After I found my matte bronzer, I began to look for some matte blushes.
After watching one of Tanya Burr's video I knew I had to check out this blush.
It didn't take much convincing to purchase this. 
The packaging isn't the best and I'm scared to break it, but the colour is beautiful and I love the way it looks on my skin. 
It's very natural and I look like I have natural colour in my cheeks!
2014 is definitely going to be the year where I build my blush collection.

Let's move to the eyes!
Naked 3 Palette
This comes to no surprise.
I'm sure you've seen every beauty guru include this and I'm not sure if I'm allowed to include this because I got this at the end of 2013.
But I'm going to do it anyways because it's absolutely beautiful.
I went on a journey and a half to buy this and it's absolutely worth it.
I got the Naked 1 for Christmas and I love that one too.
I love the pink shades and I love the combinations of colours.
I've used this palette for every day looks and for when I got out at night.
You can literally use this palette for any look.
It's definitely worth the $70!

Stila's All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner
This eyeliner is the love of my life!
I had the longest struggle finding a good eyeliner.
At the beginning of 2013, I eventually just went to Sephora and asked for help.
The wonderful lady brought me over to this beauty.
First time I wore, I loved and I'm still loving it.
It applies so nicely, I can create a lovely cat eye as well because the tip is fine. 
& once it's's on.
It doesn't smudge- I've rubbed my eye accidentally and my eyeliner didn't budge.
The best thing about this is it isn't a pain to take off.
Any make-up remover that I use has no problem with this product. 

Rimmel Scandal Eyes & Rimmel Lash Accelerator
Now I expected that Benefit's They're Real would be my favourite mascara.
But this combination makes my eyelashes look unbelievable!
They curl nicely and it really lengthens everything- making my eyes look a lot bigger.
I first apply the lash accelerator which curls my eyelashes and lengthens them.
Then I use Scandal Eyes to thicken them.
I don't know how I didn't combine this two earlier...would've saved me a lot of money!

Finally, the lips.
I went a little bit lipstick crazy during 2013
From left to right: Revlon's Colourburst Matte Balm in Standout, MAC in Rebel, Rimmel London's Kate Moss in 107 and Rimmel  London's Apocalips in Apocaliptic
Lipsticks are the one thing that I'm really daring with.
I have no problem rocking a bold lip on a daily basis.

Revlon's Colourburst is my favourite red lipstick.
Since it's a balm, it's very moisturizing and the colour is very rich.
I can go majority of the day without touching it up, which is fantastic. 
It has a peppermint scent which I find very enjoyable. 

MAC's Rebel is by far my boldest lipstick.
It's a beautiful plum colour.
I love this for the fall and winter.
I find this a little drying on the lips therefore I have to apply a lip balm before putting it on.
I'm also finding myself reapplying this colour quite often. 

I purchased Kate Moss' 107 because of Zoella.
The colour was absolutely gorgeous on her.
I, however, didn't take into account that I have a very different skin tone compared to Zoe.
I didn't care, I bought it anyways. 
I love the vampy, matte look that this one gives.
It is definitely a fall colour, but I wore it in the summer- I don't care.
This is very drying though and stay power is not that great.

Lastly, Rimmel's Apocalips.
There was such a huge hype in the UK about this, so when it came here I had to try it.
This colour is a stunning hot pink!
This colour does not fade and where I wear this I do not have to touch it up!
I do have to be careful when applying this because before it sets is very messy!

There you have it :)
My favourite beauty products of 2013.
As this year progresses, I expect to add more products to my favourites and I can't wait to share them with you all!
Leave a comment below and let me know what your favourite products of 2013 were.
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses

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