Best Of Beauty 2013



Hi my loves! Hope you're all having a great new year. Despite all my studying, mine has been going pretty well.
And with every new year, its time to review my favourite beauty products for 2013. I've already started hauling in some new makeup for 2014! I picked up the Maybelline Baby Skin primer yesterday which I will do a review on very soon. But until then, lets check out what I've been loving in the past year!


♥ Foundation; Maybelline Fit Me Foundation; I loved this foundation! I used it all the time in 2013. I love the dewy finish it gives due to its gel formula. When my skin is oily though, I still use this but without moisturiser and just with a primer underneath. I think this retails for about £6/7
♥ Naked Flushed Palette; I adore this palette! Everything in it is so perfect and its so easy to carry around with you! And the mirror is the perfect size! The colours are perfect and really pigmented and last for ages. Love love love! This retails for £20
♥ Collection 2000 Primed & Ready Primer; This primer is perfect. Its clear and has a silicone feel to it, so when you apply it blurs your pores and smoothes over any fine lines you might have. I've been using this all year and even repurchased it. Its honestly so good! It makes my foundation last for hours! I think this retails at £5.99
♥ MUA Bronzer; The cheapest and most pigmented bronzer ever! This bronzer is honestly perfect for contouring as its matte and it can even double as an eyeshadow colour! I've hit pan on it and will definitely be repurchasing it! This retails for £1!!!
♥ Technic High Lights Highlighter; This is a dupe for Benefit's High Beam, which I also own. I bought this I think in 2012, and I am still using it to this day. Its perfect for giving you a nice glow by mixing a very small amount with your foundation, or even just to highlight your cheekbones. Retails for £1.99


♥ BH Cosmetics 120 Colour 2nd Edition Eyeshadow Palette; 2013 was definitely the year I experimented with eyeshadows and different eye looks. And this palette was perfect! I bought this palette from Amazon and it was shipped from Germany, one of the eyeshadows did come slightly damaged but there was still lots of it left in the pan. It has every colour you could wish for and they are all so pigmented! This retails on their amazon website for £15.95
♥ Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette; This palette is just amazing! It has all the colours you need to create endless smokey eye looks. I love this palette so much and am starting to have the same feelings for the 3rd one also! This retails for £36
♥ Mac Mineralize Concealer; This concealer is legit, the only one that covers my under eye circles. A little goes a long way and if you use too much it will definitely crease under your eyes! So I suggest building it up bit by bit and setting it! Retails for £16
♥ ELF HD Under Eye Setting Powder; This setting powder is absolutely beautiful! I bought this in the colour sheer which is perfect for all skin tones, I may buy a more yellow toned one next to mimic the Ben Nye Banana Powder. But this powder is honestly great for setting my concealer so that it doesn't crease. Retails for £3.50 I think
♥ ELF Eyelid Primer; Who said that a good eye primer had to cost and arm and a leg? This one from ELF is excellent! It prevents creasing and fading, it also makes the colours look more vibrant. There isn't a lot of product in the tubes though, so I was onto my second tube by summer last year. But totally worth it regardless. This retails for £1.50!!
♥ LO'Real Volume Million Lash Mascara; This is an excellent volumising mascara! Definitely my favourite! Call it a holy grail product if you will! I am seriously in love with this mascara, it makes my lashes look so thick and full. Retails for about £10.99
♥ Seventeen Doll'd Up Mascara; If you pair this curling mascara with a volumising one like I do, you'll definitely get the false lashes look! My mum always asks if I'm wearing falsies when I pair these two mascaras together! Retails for about £6/7
♥ NYC HD Eyeliner Pen; This eyeliner is perfect for creating flicks and cat eye looks due to its long and thin pen point! Its seriously so good. And the tip isn't hard either so its so comfortable to use! Retails for I think £3.99


♥ Cocoa Butter Vaseline; Probable the best Vaseline lip therapy product out there. Smells so good and, in my opinion, makes my lips more softer than any of the other ones do. And I've tried them all! Retails at around £2/3
♥ Tony Moly Lip Scrub; The softest yet most effective lip scrub I've ever used! I have a sugar scrub also, but i find them slightly harsh when your lips are a bit worse for wear. But this Tony Moly one is packed with mosituriser and small grains to help buff of chapped skin. I bought this from EBay for around £2
♥ NYC Lipstick in Mousse; This is a perfect pinky nude colour. Its so soft and lasts for a decent amount of time also. I love the colour it gives off. The colour is so buildable too and it doesn't try your lips out at all! Retails for £1.79
♥ W7 Mega Matte Lips; I bought these in the summer as dupes for NYX matte lip butters I think they are called? These are amazing!!! They are sooo pigmented and smell of butterscotch. They glide on super easy and dry matte but without drying your lips out! I'm seriously in love with them! Retails from £1-1.99
♥ Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in Nottinghill Nude; MY FAVOURITE NUDE LIPSTICK EVER! I've gotten through about 2 of these already and onto my 3rd one. It makes my lips so soft and is just a beautiful colour which can be worn by itself or with other colours on top or underneath! I think this shade may have been a limited edition shade but you can easily find it online! Retails from £1.99 - 7.20
♥ Mac Lipstick in Rebel; This is the best fall lipstick colour ever! I've worn this colour all year round in 2013 I thought it was just perfect! Its so beautiful on your lips and goes with every skin tone. Definitely use a lip liner with this shade for that perfect pout! Retails for £14
♥ Mac Lipstick in Angel; I love the colour of this lipstick. Very pretty pink, but it doesn't always go with my skintone for some reason. It might be due to the frost finish. But! I've been using it with a nude lipliner and its completely perfect every time. I'm seriously in love with this. It leaves my lips so soft and looks so pretty. Retails for £14

Well that's my favourites that I've been using for the most of 2013! What has been your guys favourites? Let me know or link your post if you have already blogged about it! I'd LOVE to read it!

Thank you for reading <3


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    love, Anna

    1. Great blog love! Wish you all the best <3 x.

  2. Great post! I love MAC lipstick.

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    Best wishes!

    1. They really are worth the money aren't they? And they smell amazing!! <3 x.

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    1. Aww thank you love! I'll have my answers up soon :) x.