10 January 2014

Best In Beauty 2013: the Fluff and Fripperies Edit!



Last year was a good one for makeup – I tried, swatched, bought and was given literally hundreds of products but, when it came to identifying my absolute favourites, I found it surprisingly easy.  They were the ones I reached for on a weekly or even daily basis, the ones I’ve hit pan on and the ones I’ve repurchased, often multiple times or in ALL of the colours! Read on to see what made my Best In Beauty list, and check out the video to find out why!



Best Bases: 
Bourjois Happy Light Foundation (talked about in this monthly favourites video and this Frillseeker column)
Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream (which I reviewed for Image Daily)
Chanel CC Cream Complete Correction 

Best Concealer (and related tools!):
MAC Blot Powder (honourable mention: Soap and Glory One Heck Of A Blot Powder)
Real Techniques domed shadow brush (I reviewed the set here and talked about it in this video)

Best Blusher:
Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Presage
Bourjois cream blush in 01
Bobbi Brown Blush in Pink Coral

Best Highlighter:
Benefit Watt's Up

Best Bronzer:
Chanel Les Beige Healthy Glow Sheer Powder

Best Nail Products:
Rimmel Salon Pro nail polish (honourable mention: Essie and Sally Hansen)
Bourjois One Second Magic Nail Polish Remover

Best Eyeshadow: 

Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner in Black Gold
Bobbi Brown Longwear Cream Shadow Stick in Bronze (honourable mention: Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze  and Max Factor Shadow Pencil in Caramel Rage)

Best Lip Products:
La Roche Posay Cicaplast Lips
Bourjois Colour Boost Crayons
Urban Decay Revolution lipstick line

Best Skincare: 
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum
L'Oreal Skin Perfection range 


I’d love to know what you reached for over and over again in 2013? 

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great recommendations! It's impressive that you get to try so many beauty products.

Karen Constantine said...

I can't wait to watch your videooooooooooo! Hoping to film mine this weekend :) You've some great choices there and I can see some of my top picks too, nice work fluffy lady!

Adele said...

Such a great round up post! I'm not surprised there are a few Chanel products thrown in as you know I'm a huge fan of their make up. Also addicted to the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum, which I call my sleep serum!!
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Man I wish we had the La Roche Posay lip products here! I have Watt's up and need to test it out!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Makeup Monster said...

Great recommendations!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

These all sound like fantastic products doll, I really need to get myself in there and have a try of some of them :)) Perfect!! Have a wonderful weekend xx

Helena Oops said...

Nice products!
thank you for this beautiful post and the cute video!
Have a fab weekend!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

great recommendations! Have a great weekend

Anonymous said...

Some great picks there, I am adding a few to my wish list.

Laura said...

You just reminded me how much I loved Benefit Watts Up....and I lost mine! Need to pick up a new one :)xo

Anonymous said...

Yours is probably the list I find to be most in tune with my own stash. I'm addicted to Lauder's Advanced Night Repair - and watch my bottle with dread as it empties. Other faves on my part is definetely Dior's Nude BB cream, Clarins' Be Long Mascara, Guerlain's Cils d'Enfer mascara, Hourglass' Ambient Lighting Powders and Guerlain's Tenue de Perfection. I'm considering having a friend pop by Boots to get the Bourjois CC cream for me before travelling here, but wouldn't know which colour to get.

jennie said...

The Bourjois cream blushes look really lovely! <3

Jennie xo | sailorjennie

little t said...

It was such a good year Emma - well done you x

little t said...

It was such a good year Emma - well done you x

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Pink Elephant Blog said...

Love all your picks!! Most of these would definitely be my top products for last year too! Bourjois did so well in 2013!

alex @ pinkelephantbloggin.com

Pink Elephant Blog said...

Love all your picks!! Most of these would definitely be my top products for last year too! Bourjois did so well in 2013!

alex @ pinkelephantbloggin.com

Anonymous said...

Great picks!the clinique cc cream is one of my favourites finds of 2013 too.

Yaz O said...

Brilliant picks. I also loved the Rimmel Salon Pro polishes! My fave mascaras as always were Loreals Telscopic and Rimmel's Lash Accelerator
x

Kim Alston said...

I love that Benefit's Watts Up Highlighter! It's so good.
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