Best Of 2013: Beauty

Monday, 30 December 2013
It's that time of year again, Christmas is over and New Year is upon us, as are my best of 2013 posts! I'm going to start off with beauty! My favourite topic, so here goes...


Best Face Product

My winner for best face product is my all time favourite foundation. The Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in Porcelain is literally the only foundation to date that I can wear, without it looking to cakey, orange, full on, etc... It has a heavily perfumed scent which is not good for those with highly sensitive skin. Another thing is a little product goes along way, I usually only end up using one pump and it covers my whole face. It may be as I use a beauty blender type applicator, however I used to use my RealTechniques Stippling Brush for a while and use a pump and a bit, but it doesn't run out very quickly at all. I do recommend you try this if you find it hard finding your perfect colour match.

A close second to Rimmel's Match Perfection Foundation is Benefit Boiing in 01. 02 is quite dark so does not suit me however 01 does. It is, as Benefit describe, a heavy duty concealer. It will, without a shadow of a doubt conceal everything. Under eye circles, breakouts you name it, it covers it! As I got this in a kit I wouldn't repurchase both only 01 due to obvious reasons.

Best Cheek Product


I never stop raving about MUA's Mosaic Blush it is amazing! It is the prettiest blush ever. Lots of colours which when mixed together creates the nicest pinky shimmer ever. My skin tone is very pale so it makes the perfect blush, however if you have a darker skin tone I recommend using this as a highlighter, I imagine it would look so pretty and illuminate the face just enough.

Another MUA product! What a surprise...not! This one could have made first if I had, had it a bit longer. It is beautiful, no word of a lie, not to mention it took months to get my hands on. It must have been out of stock at least twice on the website. Drugstore highlighters are scarce and hard to find, and this one is good for the price. Its a beautiful pearly colour with a pink shimmer, which is perfect to define cheekbones etc!

Best Eye Product


I'm sorry but they just can't do wrong for the price I mean £4 for 12 eye shadows! Brilliant! Especially this palette, its mix of neutrals and golds are my favourite and most worn colours. You can view swatches here! This is definitely perfect for a person new to makeup! My most worn colours are Devotion, a pale shimmery gold. Shy, a pearly white, good for highlighting your inner corner. Lavish, a light grey brown matte shadow, which I use mainly as a base colour. Finally is Obsessed is a shimmery brown I use to line my bottom lashes. The instructions on the back of the palette give a nice first attempt eyeshadow look to try as well.

The runner up for best eye product is one of the only liners I can line my top lash line with...Rimmel's Micro Precision Eyeliner! It has the smallest tip ever making it easy not to mess up like I do with every other liner there is! I have a back up one of these and will keep repurchasing!

Best Lip Product

The winner was always going to be MAC's Hue. Ever since I got it, it has been my most worn lip product all year! It's a nude lipstick which I can wear all year round and it also goes with everything! This is currently my only MAC lipstick but considering how much I love this one I can't wait to get my next one! I did a lot of research into which one to get and this one seemed like the perfect one to get, so if you are looking for your first one, this would be the one I recommend!

I love Benefit products, so their were always going to be a few featured somewhere, for this one it's an Ultra Plush lip gloss, only just missing out on the winning spot because of its lack of colour. However, colour aside it is so lovely. The smell is like a fruit punch and gives the lips a really light covering of pink, as well as the fact it is non sticky! This is not for people who like bold lips but for those who like a natural look!

Best Skincare Product

This little product must be in so many people's bags! It is literally a life saver at times. Pop some of this stuff on a spot and it does go down quicker than usual! There isn't much more to say about it other than everyone should have it!

A Soap & Glory entrant now, the Righteous Butter. This is so moisturising,and smells gorgeous. The texture is really thick and creamy and almost melts into your skin. If ever I was buying a Soap &  Glory gift set for someone I would make sure this was in it!

Best Nail Product

I love blues at the moment and Coty Paris was right up my street. It's a really pretty vibrant blue, which matches my Uruguay shirt... Footie fan over here! It also is quick drying which is really good for me, being the type who gets bored waiting for paint to dry.

Another polish I'm loving is Pistachio Ice Cream, a perfect all year round colour. Spring because it's pastely, summer as it is bluey like the sea. Autumn to brighten up an out fit and finally winter as ice!

Best Hair Product

How could Alberto Balsam's conditioning treatment not be the winner when it's so good and only £1! I mean OMG wow! It smells so great, honey and almond is one of my favourite scents for products. I leave it in for about 5 minutes and then rinse it out. It leaves my hair really soft and silky!

I always want my hair straight so I tried VO5's Heat Protect Serum! I apply it after a shower and leave it to dry till the morning so I already have heat protection when I go to straighten it!

Best Body Product

I only just recently purchased the Body Shops' Madagascan Vanilla Flower shower gel however, it has already made my year favourites! Mainly because it smells so good!

My final runner up is a Soap & Glory product... Foam Call, it is a divine smelling body wash with an amazing name! I mean all the Soap & Glory products seem to have amazing names don't they!

So that's it my 2013 beauty favourites, I would love to see yours if you could comment the link that would be great! Also watch this space for my non beauty favourites!

MissCosmeticBlogger xoxo


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