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As Christmas seems like a distant memory at this stage and we have waved good bye to 2013, I was looking back on the year and thinking of how many new things I found out about. Given it was the year I started beauty blogging I was introduced to many new makeup products, some of them have now become essentials. Without further ado, here are my top 10 makeup finds of 2013
1. Nars Sheer Glow Foundation
I started using this in August and it has without a doubt knocked all my other 'night time' foundations out of the water. I wouldn't normally wear something this heavy to work or during the day but for nights out or daytime events I would crack this open.. which has been a lot over the last 5 months actually. I love this, the texture, the coverage, the colour range, the finish... its all just perfect. I think it will be hard to come across a better one for me!
2. Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer
3. Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
I couldn't not give this a mention, I use it ever single time I am applying makeup! The Real Techniques brush range in general has been a great find for me in 2013 but the expert face brush in particular has been used every day since I bought it back in June. I think that alone means it deserves a place on the list! Again like most of the product I'm mentioning here this is the best foundation brush I have used and my poor MAC and Sigma brushes have been gathering dust since this came along.
4. Maybelline La Falsies Mascara
5. Maybelline Color Tattoo 'On and On Bronze'
6. Nars Blush in Orgasm
I knew before I even tried this I was going to love it. It's the number 1 seller for Nars and its on most beauty bloggers list of 'amazing blushes'. Needless to say I wasn't disappointed, the colour is just so perfect to wear any time of year day or night. Its really build-able and has a gorgeous subtle rose gold shimmer to it.. it really is very subtle though! The image above is of the Orgasm/ Laguna duo that I picked up in Sephora last June.
7. Rimmel Apocalips in Big Bang (red)
Yet another amazing lip product from Rimmel. The Apocalips range really is brilliant, I especially loved the shade Big Bang, which is this bright, bold, flirty red colour! 2013 was definitely the year I became more adventurous when it comes to wearing bold lip colours, this was one of my favorites. The lasting power is incredible for a gloss. The thick texture stains your lips as well as creating a super glossy finish!
8. Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
9. Rimmel Stay Matt Powder in Transparent
10. MAC Brow Pencil in Lingering
So that was it for my 2013 favorite finds. All of these are now permanent makeup bag essentials and it will be a hard job to find better candidates, so the post at the end of this year may be exactly the same! I hope not though as obviously I love finding new products! What have your favorite products of 2013 been? I would love to hear!
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