2013 Favourites - Make up...

I really like seeing what everyone's favourites are over the last year so I thought I'd do mine.
It's harder than you think you actually think of what you've liked the most over the last year and can be quite lengthy too but I've tried to cut it down but it is over a year, so here goes! 

Face Faves.

HD Brows Kit in foxy £19 - This is the only brow product I've used all year, if it's not broke then why fix it? I use the cold brown colour throughout my brows and it suits me perfectly. I do fancy trying out some pencils because I think it'll be quicker on those 'can't really be bothered days' but  I'll be repurchasing this too.

Natural Collection Blush in Pink Cloud £1.99 - Just a simple really pretty flushed colour, I really loved this in the Summer because it created that 'caught the sun' look. 

Nars Laguna Bronzer £25 - This is my most favourite bronzer ever! Although it is rather pricey, it's lasted me for atleast a year. I know a lot of people don't think it suits them but I really love it on me and really think it creates the sun kissed glow. 

Collection concealer in medium 3 £3.99 - The cult beauty favourite! I'm curious to see who's favourties this isn't in! Really creamy and long lasting, what else needs to be said? 

Clinique Stay Matte Foundation £22 - This is an amazing foundation for oily skins, it's really long lasting and helps control oil without looking or feeling heavy or cakey. Rather expensive but a little goes a long way with this foundation.

Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation £19.50 - This is the foundation I've definitely worn the most throughout this past year, it was my first ever purchase from Mac and it has definitely impressed me, it caters towards oily skin perfectly, and also gives full coverage without feeling too heavy. 

Topshop highlighter in Sunbeam £10 - I think I bought this over a year ago but I've really been getting the most out of it this year. Although it can be really crazy glittery, I find the best way to apply it is to use your finger to sweep it onto where ever you desire then, I use to Real Techniques Contour brush to blend it out and it just gives a really subtle pretty glow. I have also been loving this as an inner corner highlight in the tear duct area and I bloody love it! Perfect for those of you like me who have more yellow toned skin.

Primer faves.

Clinique Superprimer £18 - This is by far the best face primer I've ever used, better than Benefit's Porefessional or anything in my opinion. I have such high respects for Clinique products I think they really cater to everyone. This primer makes your skin feel so lovely and it does make my foundation last, I definitely repurchase this if I run out! 

Clinique Chubby Stick in Ample Amber £17 and  Urban Decay Primer Potion £15  - I don't really think much of these separately but together they are perfection. They really make any eye shadow I apply over the top really last all day and stop my eyelids from becoming oily although it is a hefty combination and isn't something I go for everyday. 

Urban Decay Setting Spray £19 - This was my absolute must have for the Summer! I hate the feeling of your make up melting in the heat and because my skin is already oily it was unbareable so this became my best friend. I kept it in my handbag permanently and throughout the day if my skin felt uncomfortable or a bit sticky, a couple of spray of this was all I needed to refresh my skin and make up. 

Eye faves. 

Mac Palette - Last Spring I decided to buy a Mac Palette to keep my eye shadows travel friendly and it looks beautiful. If I go away for any amount of time this is usually the only eyeshadows I take with me, and it serves me perfectly. It gives me enough options to keep me happy but is not too over the top, my favourites are Antiqued and Mulch. I really love all Mac eye shadows and do think they are the best. 

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara in Waterproof £12 - This is probably the only mascara I've ever repurchased, I normally like to try different ones out but I really was loving this this year, it keeps my lashes curled which is something I do not get from a mascara normally. However, it is a right bitch to get off without a heavy duty remover. 

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara £11 - The only mascara I like on my bottom lashes and it doesn't smudge which is what puts me off normally. It has the tiniest, cutest brush which perfectly reaches all those tiny lashes.

L'oreal Super Liner £6.99 - I've tried a lot of eyeliners this year but I've always gone back to this one, I have incredibly watery eyes so I need a good eyeliner otherwise it just ends up all over my face, this one definitely satisfies those needs. It's a really strange eye liner really because it applies very liquidy and then at the end of the day if you're rubbing or touching your eyes you can pull it off in a layer which I actually enjoy. But it makes it relatively waterproof/sweatproof which is great!

L'oreal Infallible Eyes in Endless Chocolate £6.99 - This is a pressed pigment, which makes it have the pigmentation of a pigment but the butterness of an eyeshadow. I really like these products but this colour is definitely my favourite for day and night! 

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze £4.99 - This was the first cream eye shadow I tried right at the beginning of the year and I am still loving it now, it has dried out a little bit so I could do with getting a new one, but it also makes any eye shadow you apply over the top last all day and is also really pretty on it's own.

This post is getting really long so I thought, I'd split it into two part of just make up so it's a little easier to digest. I'd love to hear your favourites of this year! 

Jess xo


  1. I really want to try the HD Brows kit, I used the Sleek Brow Kit.. Is it better than that in your opinion?

    1. In my opinion it is better, however it doesn't come with the wax but I never use that anyway. Although the Sleek brow kit is a lot cheaper but I would say the HD Brows Kit is worth the money and has lasted me well over a year!
      Thanks for you comment :)
      Jess xo