Friday, 3 January 2014

2013 Makeup Favourites

It's safe to say that in 2013, my makeup collection probably doubled. Many things I bought were quality items, so it was hard to just choose a few, but here are my favourites...

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Maybelline Color Tattoo in 'Bad to the Bronze'
Benefit They're Real Mascara (samples size)
Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in 'Warm Beige'
Rimmel Apocalips in 'Apocaliptic'
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in 'Natural Beige'

Maybelline Color Tattoo
I was a bit late to discover these, but I'm glad I finally did. This was the first colour I bought (I have about 7 now) and its still my favourite. It's the perfect colour to use when I have no idea what colour to wear on my eyes. 

Benefit They're Real Mascara
This was a sample size that I received and I am loving it! It is a fantastic mascara, probably the best I have tried, however it is pricey so I'm not sure if I would purchase it.

A newly released foundation by Revlon which has me singing praises to the streets - I really love this foundation for everyday wear.

Rimmel Apocalips
Remember when these were super hyped up a while ago when they first came out? Of course I had to try for myself! I have a few shades and I do enjoy them, but this one is my favourite for a bright, bold lip. It's a gorgeous bright fuschia colour with great lasting power.

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer
This works well for my dark under eye circles. It doesn't completely hide them but makes them less obvious. It's a dream to apply, really creamy and smooth. Apparently it is quite similar to YSL's Touche Eclat which is nice to know!

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MAC Lipstick in 'Girl About Town'
Arbonne Makeup Primer
Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in '107'
Nude by Nature Soft Focus Illuminator

MAC Lipstick
I've done a dupe post on this where you can see some swatches. This colour is amazing, a bright fuschia which has excellent staying power, without being drying at all. Love love love.

If you've tried this, then you know what I mean when I say it feels like butter melting into your skin. It is a fantastic primer, worth every cent! Highly recommend.

Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick
This shade is awesome, its a deep berry colour that almost has a vampy look to it. It has excellent staying power, smells great and is really well priced. I'd recommend this range of matte lipsticks to you if you want great quality at an affordable price.

If you've been following my blog for the past month or so, this should come as no surprise to you! I won't say too much but this is a lovely illuminator that I've been using a lot in the short time I've had it.

What are your thoughts on some of these products?

*products were provided for consideration. This has not affected my opinion of them.

18 comments:

  1. Great selection of favourites. I'm still yet to try the rimmel gloss, i went to priceline for a swatch the other day, it was uber pigmented!

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    1. The bright shades are super pigmented :) you should try them out if you get a chance!

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  2. How do you use the illuminator ? I have the same one & really dont like it :( Maybe i'm using it wrong, would love some advice x

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    1. I put a really small amount on the tip of my finger and dab it along the tops of my cheekbones. I also use my Real Techniques Blush Brush over the top of my cheekbones after applying just to 'buff' it out a bit more so it blends better. But it all depends on your skin colour/type as to what types of illuminators will suit you :)

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  3. LOVE Apocalips and the Rimmel concealer. Rimmel did well last year! Still haven't managed to try out They're real though. One day... xx

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    1. Rimmel had a great year with some amazing new releases. Apocalips had to be one of their best I reckon!

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  4. I love the Arbonne primer! I definitely need to try that foundation! xx

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    1. It is a great primer - and it goes well with the foundation, FYI ;)

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  5. I really like the Nearly Naked foundation too! Great picks xx

    zoeblogsbeauty

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    1. I didn't think anything would beat Colorstay but I think Nearly Naked is my new HG :)

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  6. Great picks! Knew the MAC lipstick would make it to your favourites ;)
    Hoping to try the Benefit mascara this year xx

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    1. Haha it definitely had to be in there :P the Benefit mascara is great, you won't be disappointed :)

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  7. I think I need to get my hands on the Revlon nearly naked! Heard so many great things, and that MAC lipstick looks so pretty!

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    1. I'd highly recommend it if you're after a medium coverage, semi-dewey foundation :)

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  8. I was wondering if that illuminator would make the list! Thanks for reminding me of it and digging it out of the dust again!

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    1. Haha of course :P no worries, hope its working well for you!

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