Monday, February 3, 2014

2013 Top Ten Beauty Products

I know it's already February of 2014 and 2013 has well past but I still wanted to go back and tell you my favourite ten products of last year.  These products weren't necessarily new releases in 2013 most of them are just new to me.  If I've done separate reviews for any of them I'll link them down below!

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2013 Top Ten Favourites

Beauty Blender
I've tried a lot of different brushes and applicators for applying foundation and this hands down beats them all.  I don't know why or how this is different from a normal sponge but it is and never fails to give me a perfect even coverage of foundation.  Full review here.

Nivea In Shower Body Lotion
This was a 2013 release and is a quick easy way to moisturise when you're pressed for time.  Which is me.  Every morning!  You apply this all over your body while you're in the shower, rinse it off and then pat dry with a towel when you get out and you're left with soft hydrated skin.  No more waiting for moisturiser to sink in before you get dressed.  Love this stuff and have repurchased quite a few times.

Benefit Brow Zings
This little baby was my very first review a year ago on this wee little blog of mine.  I like to think I've got a bit better at reviewing products now but I was so impressed with this product when I first brought it I had to review it and tell everyone!  This gives me perfect brows every time without fail.  It's a two part product with a wax and a powder.  I've been using this for a year now and I'm not even halfway through it so this is definitely a good buy.  Can't recommend it highly enough. Full review here.

Alpha H Liquid Gold
Liquid Gold is right!  This is a glycolic acid treatment for your face that you apply every second night.  It's the only product I've used that I saw a significant difference with the next day.  This gives you hydrated, glowy fresh skin the next day and overtime I've seen a significant improvement in the texture of my skin.  This is a definite holy grail product and I've already repurchased.

Sigma E40 Blending Brush
Many moons ago I trained as a makeup artist so I have an array of makeup brushes that I love and have had for a long time that serve me well.  But when this little beauty entered my life I was very impressed.  This blending brush is the perfect size, is lovely and soft and blends eye-shadows to perfection.  This takes eye makeup to the next level and is another holy grail product.  I highly recommend the Sigma range of brushes if you're looking reasonable prices but high quality!

Urban Decay Naked Palette
My lovely sister bought me this famous palette last year for my birthday and it's as amazing as everyone says. 12 neutral eye-shadows make up this palette with a few matte but mostly shimmery shades.  There are so many looks you can create from this one palette and the quality is amazing.

Maybelline Pure BB Cream for Combination/Oily Skin
I have dry skin so I was very hesitant to try this BB Cream out but boy am I glad I did.  This gives a light to medium coverage but covers my redness and uneven skin tone really well.  This is a super quick and easy to apply base product I use when I'm in a hurry as it blends effortlessly.  The colour match is perfect for my skin and with a bit of powder on top it lasts all day.  A great summer foundation with an added bonus of SPF15

Loreal Nutri Lift Gold Foundation
I bought this product in the later half of 2013 but it very quickly became my favourite foundation.  This has a medium to full coverage and has a slightly dewy finish.  It feels so comfortable on my skin, is easy to blend and never clings to dry patches.  If your skin is on the drier side I highly recommend you try this beauty out.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
I use this product every single day to cover up dark circles under my eyes and as a highlight on my nose.  It's the perfect colour, perfect finish and never creases.  I'm so scared of running out I've already purchased a backup! 

Essence I Love Extreme Mascara
Another discovery from the later half of last year this mascara is super cheap (I think around the $5 mark) but gives me fat voluminous lashes in an instant.  I never thought I'd give up my Maybelline Full nn Soft Mascara but this shits all over it.

What was your favourite product of 2013?

Kayte xx


  1. Great list of products here Kayte. I also love the Nivea and the Sigma blending brush. I love the LÓreal Paris Nude Magique foundation for the very similar reasons you love the Nutri Lift gold - I think that I had better check that one out as well. I am also going to try the Essence mascara because you have definitely given it a big rap. x

    1. I think I need to check out the Nude Magique as well, thanks for the tip Kate x


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