It’s hard to believe that we’re now at the end of another year; I can’t quite get my head around just how quickly it has gone. 2013 has been a year of discovery for me whereby I have had the chance to try some amazing new products; it was a hard decision narrowing down the contenders however eventually I finally came to my conclusion.
So without further suspense fellow beauty enthusiasts I give to you my top ten products of 2013, sit back, enjoy and let me know what your favourite products were this year in the comments below.
Having craved the delights of the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette since I first started blogging I finally got my hands on it in the form of a birthday present off my Mom in July. I have actually had a post dedicated to this gorgeous palette saved in my drafts for months however for some reason I have never got around to finishing it off; I will be posting that review later on in January. This is the perfect palette for me and I haven’t put it down since I started using it, it’s a true winner in my eyes and has been my star product of the year.
I have two lip products that made it into this post, with both NARS and MAC stealing the show for favourite lip products. The NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils are recent additions to my make up collection which have left me questioning why I hadn’t tried them sooner. MAC Lipsticks are probably the most popular lip products I’ve ever known with the shade Plumful only confirming to me as to why.
Next up is my favourite foundation that I’ve ever tried with this being the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation. Initially this wasn’t a hit with me however I have grown to truly love this product; it is a gorgeous foundation that provides me with high coverage without feeling too heavy or looking unnatural. Another base type product is my NARS Radiance Enhancing Primer which was a bit of a random purchase as I had only intended on buying the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. This primer is hands down the best I have tried so far, it leaves a perfect canvas for my foundation to sit upon and more importantly it hasn’t caused me to break out which is something I have suffered from in the past when using primers…I’m looking at you GOSH.
The Body Shop Body Butters are my favourite body butters to use, they smell incredible and work really nice leaving my skin feeling super soft and hydrated. Here I have the Raspberry one which smells delicious and is pretty perfect for using in the summer time as I find it to be quite light, I’m also quite partial to the Brazil Nut version.
One of my favourite cleansers from this year has been the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish which I reviewed here. I will refrain from harping on about it as so many people already know about this cult classic, all I will say is that I have already repurchased this product and find myself thoroughly looking forward to opening it soon. Another cleanser that quickly became one of my favourites to use was from one of my favourite skincare brands REN. The REN ClearCalm Clarifying Clay Cleanser* was sent to me to review earlier on in the year, I wasn’t too sure what to expect at first, I knew it would be good as all REN products seem to be but I wasn’t aware just how much I would fall in love with it, if you would like to know more then please read my review on it here.
My favourite moisturiser from 2013 arrived from one of the brands I wanted to try the most at the start of the year; Origins. The Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser is a light weight gel type moisturiser which provides sufficient hydration without leaving my skin feeling greasy. Due to my combination to oily skin type I’m generally quite wary of the type of moisturisers I use however this worked a treat leaving my skin feeling super soft and smelling rather nice too.
I couldn’t end this post without featuring a fragrance as fragrances have to be one of my all-time favourite products to use. Stella by Stella McCartney is my favourite fragrance slightly pipping to the post Georgio Armani Black Code which I wore for years and years. Read my review on that here if you would like to know more.
I’d be thrilled to hear your favourite products from 2013, they don’t just have to be about beauty. What books have you been reading? What films have you being watching? Let me know!