First of all a very *Happy New Year* I hope 2014 brings health and happiness to you all :)
As my first official MakeUp post I thought I would share some of my favourite and most used MakeUp products of 2013.
1. Drugstore Foundation: L'OREAL TRUE MATCH
This has been my holy grail drugstore foundation for 2013,
(Bourjouis healthy mix comes in a close second.)
True match is a super blendable liquid with buildable coverage.
It comes in an array of shades with warm, neutral and cool undertones.
A great everyday foundation and a very affordable price at only €12.99.
2. High-End Foundation: NARS SHEER GLOW
A glowing and radiant finish foundation that evens out skintone.
This foundation has a sheer buildable coverage and is most suitable for normal-dry skin types.
It is very hydrating and feels very smooth on the skin.
Nars sheer glow retails at a respectable €34.
3. MAC PROLONGWEAR CONCEALER
Dark circles being a major problem for me, this concealer is a must have! Great for under eye circles and blemishes alike, this light weight fluid concealer provides a medium to full coverage.
It is available in an array of shades (NC Neutral Cool) or (NW Neutral Warm) and has a matte finish.
A little goes a long way with this product which lasts up to 15hours when set correctly with powder.
Price: Approx €20 (9ml bottle)
This is the UK's No.1 selling Bronzer and currently my favourite. It is a very pigmented matte brown Bronzer which suits almost any skin type.
You can build up the coverage to how little or how heavy you like it. I love to use this as a subtle contouring product.
Price: Approx €28.
5. MAC Skinfinish Powder: 'SOFT & GENTLE.'
MAC Soft & Gentle is my all time favourite highlighter! It is a luxurious velvety champagne coloured powder with a metallic frost finish. Dust along the top of the cheekbones, browbone and cupids bow for a beautiful glow to the skin.
Price: Approx €28.
6. Urban Decay: NAKED PALETTE (1)
This is the very first of the Naked trilogy and I have to say it is still my favourite.
Although i do like the other two palettes, I feel this is the most versatile of the three and I have hit pan on most colours. The shades range from the palest champagne to the grittiest gunmetal.
The eye shadows are strongly pigmented (be sure to tap of the excess before applying) and they are very smooth to apply. Its also very easy to go from a natural day look to a sultry evening look with this palette.
As a bonus you receive a free eyeshadow brush and a mini sized primer potion which works wonders in ensuring your eyeshadow stays put for longer.
The palette is well worth investing in and will last you a long time.
Price: Approx €40.
(As the Naked 3 is new out, I have yet to give it a fair go so I will share my opinion on it at a later stage!)
7. Catrice: LIQUID EYELINER 'Dating Joe Black'
At only €4.99 this fine liquid eyeliner pen is a bargain & very easy to use (suitable for beginners!)
It has a felt tip for a smooth glide and is extremely black!
It doesnt flake or smudge throughout the day, however is very easy removed with eye makeup remover/cleanser. (It also comes in a waterproof version.)
It's definitely my go-to eyeliner at the moment, all in all great budget buy!
(Available at most drugstores)
8. MAC Lipstick: RUSSIAN RED
Anyone who know me knows I am a Lipstick fanatic! I especially love bright & bold colours and a classy red is undoubtably my favourite pick.
I have opted for MAC's Russian Red a huge amount of times throughout last year (in particular for nights out.)
This rich red has a blue undertone and suits most skin types. It has a smooth velvety texture when applied and doesn't feel drying on the lips like some other Mac Lipsticks tend to.
This is definitely my 'holy grail' lipstick of 2013.
Price: Approx €18.
* Well ladies that's just a few of my favourite MakeUp buys of 2013 which I'm sure I will continue using into this year. I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful, feel free to share suggestions on what posts you would like to see in the future.
Thanks so much for visiting!
Leah :) x