Monday 27 January 2014

2013 Favourites: The Makeup

2013 was the year I REALLY got into beauty, I've experimented and really started getting to know what I like and so I thought I'd share a little series of my beauty favourites with you, even though it is a little late... 

Starting with the base, I've never really been a foundation wearer, I do on the odd day, and I did have a bit of a stint in 2013 where I wore it on the regular but it's not been an all year kinda thing. When I did decide to wear a base I always picked up the Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturiser with SPF 15 in shade 1. I love the Moisture Surge range and this product works perfectly with my favourite moisturiser, the only thing I will say is that although it worked perfectly with my summer skin and slightly after, it is a little too dark on my winter skin. On the concealer front I'm always reaching for my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in shade no. 2, but we all know how great it is right? and the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat, a perfect on the go product; it blends so easily and brightens up your skin, amazing! 

On to eyes and I've been loving a mixture of my Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette with my MAC palette using the shades All that Glitters and Satin Taupe, they blend together perfectly. For the eyeliners I've been mixing it up with my No7 Gel Eyeliner and my all time favourite Barry M Intense Black Eyeliner Pen, the colour payoff on this is amazing, the blackest of black! On to the mascara, and the one I keep going back to no matter what, Bobbi Brown's Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara is the only one for me. 

Towards the Brows and my firm favourite was the HD Brows palette that I received in a Glossy Box ages ago. I didn't actually do my brows before this and since receiving it I've never looked back. Put it this way, I won't leave my house without them filled in anymore... 

For adding a bit of colour and highlight, for the first part of the year I loved the Topshop Cream Blushers especially in the shade Neon Rose, I was obsessed but as the colder weather started coming I was on the hunt for something with a little bit more of a deeper tone and Smooch's Blusher in Glamour Puss* was exactly what I was looking for and I used it almost daily since I got it. For this highlighter, I fell in love, I spent so long hunting for this baby and once it was mine, even though there was a horrid finger print in it (which I try not to think about, at all...) I knew it was meant to be. Topshop's Glow pot in Polish is the most perfect glowy highlight, it's perfect. 

Let's face it, I'm obsessed with lipstick and so narrowing it down to just a couple was so hard! 2013 was the year I began to be a bit more experimental with makeup and so my love of the darker lipstick shade was born. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick in shade 12 Forbidden Burgundy was my 'treat' for the year, and boy was it worth it. Another favourite had to be Topshop's Limited Edition Lipstick in Wicked, such a beautiful deep red shade. 

So that's it on the makeup front. Perhaps I'll experiment and branch out even more in 2014? Keep you're eyes peeled for the rest of my 2013 favourites! 

What were your 2013 makeup favourites? 

Lorna x


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  1. Literally just bought the Topshop highlighter because of you haha! :) x

  2. Love the addition of the topshop makeup products. Their cream blushes are so underrated!!! :)

    Kal xx


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