2013 Favorites!

Here’s a list of all my favorite beauty products from 2013. I’m not going to go into detail discussing each product because I’ve talked about most of them in monthly favorites posts already, but if you have questions about any of them just ask! Some products aren’t pictured because I don’t have them with me right now but most of them are pictured either in this post or a previous favorites post.

Face:

face products

face products: foundation, concealers, powder

face products: blush, bronzer, highlighter, setting spray

face products: blushes, bronzer, highlighters, setting spray

  • Nyx HD concealer
  • Maybelline Fit Me concealer
  • Benefit Boi-ing concealer
  • Benefit Stay Don’t Stray eye and concealer primer
  • Elf HD translucent powder
  • Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 foundation
  • NYC Sunny bronzer
  • Elf Tickled Pink blush
  • Physician’s Formula Translucent Pearl powder
  • Benefit Highbeam
  • theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
  • Nyx Boho Chic Rouge cream blush
  • *Tarte BB Tinted 12-hour primer
  • Elf Mist & Fix

Eyes:

eye products: mascara and eyeliner

eye products: mascaras and eyeliners

eye products: eyeshadow and eye bases

eye products: eyeshadows and eye bases

  • Nyx white eyeshadow base
  • Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows in RSVP and Bikini-Tini
  • Naked 2 palette
  • Lorac Pro palette
  • L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Iced Latte
  • Nyx Pearl pigment
  • Nyx Aloha eyeshadow
  • Stila Kitten eyeshadow
  • L’Oreal Infallible Super Slim liquid liner
  • Urban Decay eyeliners in Rockstar and Stash
  • Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sellout
  • Too Faced Perfect Eyes pencil
  • Revlon Colorstay eyeliner
  • Maybelline Colossal mascara
  • Maybelline Big Eyes mascara
  • Covergirl Lash Perfection mascara
  • Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
  • Milani Brow Kit
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills clear brow gel
  • MAC eyeshadows in Satin Taupe, Shale, and Shadowy Lady
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes waterproof kohl eyeliner in Taupe

Lips:

lip products

lip products

  • Nivea lip butter in Raspberry Rosé Kiss
  • EOS lip balms
  • Nyx Soft Matte lip cream in Tokyo
  • Wet ‘n Wild Mega Last lipstick in Think Pink
  • Tarte Lipsurgence matte lip tint in Lucky

Hair:

hair products

hair products

Le Angelique curling wand

Le Angelique curling wand

  • One ‘n Only Argan Oil Spray
  • Suave Dry Shampoo
  • Le Angelique Ultimate Curling Iron 18/25mm
  • Tresemmé Heat Tamer Spray
  • *Sebastian Shaper Zero Gravity hairspray
  • Aquolina Pink Sugar hair perfume

Fragrance:

fragrances

fragrances

  • Aquolina Pink Sugar perfume
  • *Victoria’s Secret Pink Soft & Dreamy perfume
  • Victoria’s Secret Pink Sweet & Flirty body mist

Nails:

Red Carpet Manicure gel polish system

Red Carpet Manicure gel polish system

nail polishes

nail colors and Sally Hansen Dry & Go drops

  • *Trim Nail Care 7-way buffer
  • Red Carpet Manicure gel polish system
  • Sally Hansen Dry & Go drops
  • Sally Hansen gel polish in Greige
  • Essie Beyond Cozy, No More Film, and Vested Interest
  • Covergirl Outlast Bronze Beauty and Silver Lining
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Pink Satin
  • *China Glaze Devotion
  • *Sinful Colors Shine Divine

* not pictured

Drugstore and Ulta Haul!

Eyes

Eye products

Eye products

  • Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strip in Nude – I love PF cheek products so I thought I’d give this a shot but it is definitely a let down. The shades look beautiful in the palette but most of them aren’t even pigmented enough to be worth swatching. I’m going to try using them wet and I’ll let you know if it makes any difference.
  • Rimmel Glam Eyes eyeshadow quad in #028 English Breakfast – Another let down of pretty but not very pigmented shadows. Again, I’m going to try them wet.
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes waterproof kohl eyeliner in Taupe
  • Wet ‘n Wild Idol Eyes Creme Shadow Pencil in #E130 Pixie
  • Jordana Fabuliner liquid eyeliner in Black
  • Jordana Easyliner For Eyes retractable pencil in Mint
  • Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes mascara
  • ELF Wet Gloss Lash & Brow clear mascara
  • Benefit Stay Don’t Stray (part of The Pretty Committee set)
  • Benefit Eye Bright (part of The Pretty Committee set)
L to R: Rimmel Scandaleyes in taupe, Jordana Easyliner in mint, Wet 'n Wild IdolEyes in Pixie, Benefit Eye Bright, Eye Bright blended out

L to R: Rimmel Scandaleyes in taupe, Jordana Easyliner in mint, Wet ‘n Wild IdolEyes in Pixie, Benefit Eye Bright, Eye Bright blended out

Lips

Lip products

Lip products

  • Wet ‘n Wild Mega Last lipsticks in #901B Think Pink, #968 Pinkerbell, and #966 Don’t Blink Pink
  • NYC Smooch Proof Lip Stains in #490 Persistent Pink and #493 Champagne Stain
  • ELF Matte Lip Color in Natural
  • Covergirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in #210 Blush Twist
L to R: Wet 'n Wild lipsticks in

L to R: Wet ‘n Wild lipsticks in Think Pink, Pinkerbell, and Don’t Blink Pink

L to R: Elf matte lip color in natural, NYC Smooch Proof lip stain in Persistent Pink and Champagne Stain, Covergirl Lip Perfection jumbo gloss balm in Blush Twist

L to R: Elf matte lip color in natural, NYC Smooch Proof lip stain in Persistent Pink and Champagne Stain, Covergirl Lip Perfection jumbo gloss balm in Blush Twist

Face

Face products

Face products

  • Benefit Hello Flawless foundation in Ivory
  • Benefit The POREfessional (needed a refill)
  • Benefit High Beam mini (part of The Pretty Committee set) – forgot to include in the group picture…woops!
  • Benefit Bella Bamba blush (part of The Pretty Committee set)
  • ELF blush in Tickled Pink
  • ELF High Definition powder (trying to find a dupe for the MUFE one)
  • Physician’s Formula Natural Pearl blush
  • Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Airbrushing Blush in Natural
  • ELF Mist & Set spray (needed a refill – this is a great dupe for the Urban Decay/Skindinavia setting sprays)
L to R: Elf blush in Tickled Pink, Physician's Formula Mineral Wear blush in natural, Physician's Formula Natural Pearl blush, Benefit Bella Bamba

L to R: Elf blush in Tickled Pink, Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear blush in natural, Physician’s Formula Natural Pearl blush, Benefit Bella Bamba

Benefit High Beam, blended out on the right

Benefit High Beam, blended out on the right

Nails

  • Covergirl Outlast in Silver Lining and Bronze Beauty
  • China Glaze Devotion, Flyin’ High, and For Audrey
  • Essie Vested Interest
  • Sinful Colors Sinful Shine With Gel Tech Alfresco and Shine Divine
  • OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook
L to R:

L to R: OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook, China Glaze Flyin’ High, Devotion, and For Audrey, Sinful Colors Sinful Shine in Shine Divine and Alfresco, Essie Vested Interest

Skincare

  • Loreal Youth Code Texture Perfector serum (highly recommended by Nicole Guerriero)

Hair

  • It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Plus Keratin
Loreal Youth Code Texture Perfector and It's a 10 Miracle leave-in plus keratin

Loreal Youth Code Texture Perfector and It’s a 10 Miracle leave-in plus keratin

August Favorites!

Eyes

  • Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara – no clumps at all with this stuff!!
  • Maybelline The Colossal mascara – lots of volume but a little clumpy, so I like to combine it with Clump Crusher
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Beige (limited edition but can be found on Amazon) – People say this is a dupe for MAC’s Bare Study paint pot to give you an idea of the shade. It’s beige with a pink undertone and kind of metallic. I use it as a base for a lot of neutral looks and it doesn’t crease or give me any problems. LOVE it!
  • MAC Shale eyeshadow – This is a soft mauve/purple/taupe sort of color and has a satin finish. It works as a lid as well as a crease color because there’s very subtle shimmer. I like it for neutral looks but also use it with a little bit of pink for more color.
  • Lorac Pro Palette Light Pink shade: I love this as a lid color and I especially love it with Shale, but I also love it with all matte looks. It adds a pop of color to the eyes but the color is light enough that you can still consider it neutral.
Right: MAC Shale, Left: Maybelline Color Tattoo Barely Beige

Left: MAC Shale, Right: Maybelline Color Tattoo Barely Beige

Face

  • Maybelline Fit Me concealer – I am absolutely in love with this for concealing under the eyes. I apply it with a beautyblender and set it with MUFE HD Microfinish powder. It has a lot of coverage but is buildable for more.
  • Revlon Nearly Naked pressed powder – This stuff is great for all over the face to set foundation and even everything out. It doesn’t look cakey at all and feels really nice on the skin.
  • NYC Sunny Bronzer – I think this works really well on fair skin tones such as mine. It doesn’t look muddy or orange and I don’t have to use much to get a good contour. It blends out nicely and creates a very natural looking glow. It’s also completely matte which I love in a bronzer.

Skincare

  • Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque – I use this 1-2 times a week and it does a good job of clearing up my skin if I break out. It’s also good for blackheads and enlarged pores. I leave it on for 15 minutes and let it dry completely before I wash it off. It’s pretty thick so a little goes a long way. It smells like toothpaste which I don’t mind but I hear toothpaste is also good for breakouts so I guess that’s a good thing!
  • Benefit skincare line – I am almost done with all the products from my sample set (details from haul post here). The only product I didn’t like was the exfoliator because I like exfoliators that also cleanse and this one just felt rough without any cleansing agent. I liked the regular face wash but I wouldn’t spend $22 for the full size when my usual face wash is just as good (Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser). I really liked the toner and both the moisturizers and have noticed a difference since I’ve used them. But again, I don’t want to spend that much money on those full-size products. The eye cream is good but I have yet to find something that actually makes my eyes less puffy. I can tell the skin under my eyes is more hydrated though, so I’m going to keep using eye cream as part of my routine.
  • The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner – I had never used a toner before the Benefit one and then I realized how important it is! I bought this because it’s alcohol free and hydrating. I didn’t want to get anything that would dry out my skin. I use this every night after I shower, wash my face, and remove my makeup. It feels great and works really well to get all the excess makeup and dirt off my face. I can’t believe I never used a toner before now!