Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The 2013 Roundup


Woohoo!!! 2014 has arrived! I cannot believe that a whole year has already gone by! I'd say that I've tried out a fair amount of products this passed year, so here are some beauty items that have become a staple in my makeup bag in the year 2013.

1) NYX Full Coverage Concealer in a Jar

Heavy duty, light, and easy to blend, this concealer is great for covering up unwanted pigmentation.  I especially love the Green Concealer for correcting any redness before applying skin-toned concealer. This is great if you're in a pinch.

You can buy it here**

2) Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Eyeliner

I'm going to be honest here, I recently just started using this eyeliner mere weeks ago- but it's quickly become a must-have for me! It's insanely smooth when applying, but stays put for hours long. The only black shade (to my knowledge) has slight gold glitter to it, but it's not too noticeable. If you're not a fan of glitter, this may not be for you.

You can buy it here**

3) Cover FX Cream Concealer

You'll love this if you've got acne marks to cover up. I use this over medium coverage foundation, or sheered out full coverage foundation, for a more natural appearance.

You can buy it here**

4) L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup

Also a new-ish addition to my makeup bag, this foundation has trumped all other foundations I've used this year. I'd consider this as medium-to-full coverage with about 6-8 hours of wear (without touching up). The main reason why I really love this foundation is that it controls oil very well, in my opinion, without having a super matte appearance.

You can buy it here**

5) Neutrogena SkinClearing Mineral Powder

Formulated with Salicylic Acid, this powder is made to clear up skin. I can't recommend this with full honesty to be used as a powder foundation because I use this as a bronzer. Haha, gotcha there! I use Tan (80) to warm up my nc25-ish complexion for a natural, day look.

You can buy it here**

6) Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder

If you're looking for an affordable setting powder, this it it. Admittedly, the packaging kind of sucks but don't be deterred (or, you know, drop it). It's matte, affordable, and widely available. Try it out!

You can buy it here**

7) Physician Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Pressed Powder

This pressed powder is a godsend for bronzing lovers. A little on the pricier side for a drugstore item, it's still awesome if you want to define and contour. A slight con is that it's not entirely matte.

You can buy it here**

8) Smashbox Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer

The third and last concealer on the list! I've been using this stick concealer since January of 2013 and it's still going ham (sorry, I'm still recovering from celebrating the new year)! Apply with a fluffy eyeshadow blending brush for seamless coverage or straight from the stick and blend with fingers if you're in a time crunch.

You can buy it here**

9) L'Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions

Dare I say that I have found my Holy Grail mascara? I've repurchased this mascara continuously since I first found out about it. It helps lengthen my lashes and you can really build it up for volume. It's just a very nice, versatile, and well rounded mascara in my opinion. ps: I wear darkest black in waterproof.
You can buy it here**

So, hopefully this rundown of products will point you in the direction of your next makeup fave!

What were your makeup product highlights of 2013?


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