13 Beauty Favorites of 2013

This past year, I discovered many new beauty products and thought it would be fun to make a compilation of 13 of my favorite beauty products of 2013!  These products are the ones that I tried in 2013 and used religiously throughout the year, enjoy!

01. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (Brunette) - This year I started in filling my brows on a daily basis and this was definitely my go-to product.  It features a fine-tip pencil on one end and a spooly on the other, making it quick and easy to get your brows on and out the door!  Along with this product, I love using Anastasia Brow Gel to set them in place.

02. L'Oreal Magic BB Cream (Medium) - I first saw this product featured on one of Carly Cristman's monthly favorites video.  This BB Cream starts off as a white liquid, but once you apply it onto your face, it automatically blends in to match your skintone.  This has medium to light coverage and is great for every day use, especially in the summer for lighter coverage.

03. Real Techniques Expert Face Brush - This year I fell in love with the Real Techniques line of brushes.  They're great quality and at an afforadble price too!  Real Techniques is created by Samantha Chapman of the sister duo known as Pixiwoo on Youtube.  The 'Expert Face' brush is great for applying on foundation as well as contour, which is what I mostly use it for.  Definitely give them a try if you're on the hunt for new quality brushes.

04. Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24Hr Eyeshadow (Pomegranate Punk) - These Color Tattoo cream eyeshadows are awesome as a base to layer other shadows on top of or to wear alone, if you're in a hurry.  I have them in several colors (six to be exact!), 'Bad to the Bronze' is another top favorite shade!

05. Tarte Clean Slate 360° Creaseless 12-Hr Smoothing Eye Primer - I've tried many eye primers before, but this one is my favorite by far.  I tend to have oily eyelids, and this primer keeps my eyeshadows from creasing and looking vibrant all day.  Even UD's Primer Potion cannot compare!

06. Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue Glitter Bonding Eye Shadow Primer - This past year, I started going to EDM shows and glitter is definitely mandatory for eyeshadow looks.  Too Faced's Glitter Glue does exactly what it says, glues glitter onto your lids and keeps your loose glitter from falling out!  This one is great to layer over eyeshadow or to use directly on the lid.

07. Rosebud Perfume Co. Strawberry Lip Balm - This is my favorite lip balm of all time, and I feel naked if I leave the house without it! It lasts for a whole year, no more losing small chapsticks!  I would also recommend the Rosebud Salve Lip Balm if you're not a fan of strawberry scents (but really, who doesn't like strawberry scented things?!).

08. Revlon Grow Luscious Lash Potion Waterproof Mascara (Blackest Black) - This past year I found my holy grail mascara! I didn't think it was possible since my lashes are stick straight, but this mascara lengthens, volumizes, and holds a curl. It's very buildable and the waterproof formula stays on all day, definitely recommend if you have lashes similar to mine.

09. Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette - I received this palette from my roommates for Christmas last year and have been using it on a daily basis ever since. Matte eyeshadows are my favorite and the colors are great for a neutral everyday look.  The black eyeshadow ('Crave') in this palette isn't as intense and bold as UD's 'Blackout' so it's the perfect black for a more natural eye look.

10. Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer - I never used any sort of eye cream before 2013, but I'm really glad I did! I tried a sample for a little over a month before committing to a full sized jar. This moisturizer instantly brightens my eyes after applying it in the morning, getting rid of a noticeable amount of darkness under my eyes.  Works great and is awesome for mornings after those late nights you've been up studying!

11. Tarte Eyelash Curler - Along with my Revlon Lash Potion Mascara, this curler keeps my lashes curled all day! It has a very comfortable design with good grip.  It also comes with a mini Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara. Definitely repurchasing!

12. Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Light/Medium Matte Bronzer - I've always wanted to try this bronzer and it's chocolate scent was hard to resist! This bronzer is the perfect color for contouring  for people with medium to light skin tones. It's completely matte, which I love, and is long lasting!  I use this in the hollows of my cheeks and along the bridge of my nose.

13. Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up - I don't even have the full-sized version of this product, but this mini one has definitely done me justice.  It's the perfect highlight for the high points of your face and really makes your face dewy and fresh looking.  I'm going to buy the full-sized one once I run out of this mini one!

Thanks for reading through my favorites of 2013, hope this gives you some good recommendations to try for 2014!


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