Sunday, January 5, 2014
2013 FAVORITES: MAKEUP
Before I begin this post, I would like to mention that I made a few changes to my blog and I was inspired by Ash's blog, Actually Ash. Now on to my favorites. I am always interested to learn of beauty fanatics yearly favorites because these products surely are the best of the best. My favorite makeup items range from products that I have been using since the beginning of the year to items products that I have started using a few months ago. Nevertheless, I love all of them, and most of them wind up in my day to day makeup.
Primer: bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer
The bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer is a silcone-based primer which is a bit off putting to some; however, I find myself best suited with silicone-based primers since they allow the products on my face to really last for a long duration of time. I only use a primer when I am truly needing a full day's worth of makeup(eg. going to Disneyland), and this one surely does the job.
Foundation: Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
I have never tried a better drugstore foundation. There's not much to say besides the Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation is close to perfection. It acts as a primer, foundation , and concealer. It could be a bit drying though for those with dry skin; however, a hydrating moisturizer will do the trick. It provides medium to full coverage which is great because you won't need too much concealer. It also stays on my face for the entire day since there is primer included in the foundation. To seal off this near perfect foundation, there is a pump. What more is there to ask for.
Concealer: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Maybelline is known for their wide range of affordable mascara, but who knew they could come out with a good creamy concealer? Most praised concealers are quite expensive, but the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer hits the mark at $6.99. This concealer surely does its job for covering dark spots or acne like a pro. One note would be to purchase a shade lighter since it oxidizes slightly after applied.
Setting Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
The Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder has been a widely talked about product in the beauty community. I have oily skin so I knew I needed to try it, and I surely wasn't disappointed. It proved to mattify my face with just a small amount, and it reduced the shine throughout most of the day.
I prefer a soft eyeliner look for a day to basis, and regular eyeliner seems to always smudge onto my lower lash line. Therefore, I decided to try lining my eyes with a brown eye shadow instead. I apologize for not knowing what brand this single eye shadow is because all it says is "Dark Brown" at the bottom. It has really done the trick for a nice natural look.
Bronzer: bareMinerals All Over Face Powder in Warmth
I have never loved bronzer because I could never find the right one. I have had the bareMinerals All Over Face Powder in Warmth for quite a few years already; however, I never knew how to use it properly until I watched a Youtube video by a lady who works at a bareMinerals counter. This product gives a wonderful warm glow to your face just as its name implies. I love this product, and now I always enjoy trying it out on all my friends because it adds some nice color to everyone's face.
Blush: Loreal Bare Naturale All Over Mineral Glow in Rose Glow
The Loreal Bare Naturale All Over Mineral Glow in Rose Glow proved to be a shocker to me. I never knew I would fall in love with this product, but this year, I have really enjoyed the wonderful rosy glow it adds to my face. The stippling brush it includes works surprisingly great in great that lovely glow. I find myself applying it to the outer ends of my face near my jawline and then blending it towards my cheeks.
Lipstick: Pur Minerals Mineral Shea Butter Lipstick in Sheer Zircon
When I went to Ulta, I told the lady that I wanted a pinky nude lipstick, and she recommenced this one, the Pur Minerals Mineral Shea Butter Lipstick in Sheer Zircon. It was a bit higher in price, but it's worth it considering its amazing hydrating effects and great color.
What are your makeup favorites for 2013? Would you like to see a full review on any of these products?
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