For the second installment of my favourites of 2013 I am delving into my make up bag to bring to you the products that I just couldn't have lived without throughout the year. If I'm not using these daily then they're all something that I definitely reach for on a weekly basis. Last year was all about radiant glowing skin for me and since going from working part time to full time ease of application was key because I'm definitely not all there when I first get out of bed! It was really hard to choose just a few things for this because I've fallen in love with so many products but if I wanted to include them all then we'd be here until 2015 and without further ado here are my choices...
Before I discovered this beautiful little palette I couldn't contour to save my life - looking muddy and patchy wasn't quite how I wanted it to turn out but it always seemed too?! This cream is such a lovely natural colour that blends like a dream and couldn't be easier to apply, add in the fact that it's £3.75 and we're onto a winner that gives you contouring skills that could compete with the Queen of contour Kimmy K!
I think I could probably count the amount of times I left the house without a flick of eyeliner in 2013 on one hand so I always have a liquid liner in my make up stash and this has turned out to be my holy grail liner! It's intense black, doesn't budge, the thickness of the pen is perfect, it's easy to apply and control -I don't think I can give you anymore reasons to love this!
Bare Study was my first ever Paint Pot and the one that I had read the most about and now I see why! It's such a versatile product - you can use it alone as an eye shadow or as a bit of a primer and base for other eye shadows which makes their colour more vibrant and you could also whack it on as a highlighter as well, is there anything it doesn't do?!
Sheer Glow has only been in my life for the past few months but I don't think that it's too soon to say that it's love. I'm currently using the shade Mont Blanc which is perfect for my winter sun starved skin, the coverage is medium but easily buildable and it leaves your skin looking really healthy and radiant but not enough glow to be mistaken for oiliness.
This has been my go to lipstick ever since I got it, it's the perfect neutral pink and goes with any eye make up look. It's so easy to wear that I find myself reaching for it most mornings that I'm at work or running late and even though it doesn't last as long as I would like you can reapply mirrorless it's that easy so that doesn't bother me!
This is the first year that I really got into highlighters whether they are cream or powder and I don't know how I ever skipped this step in my make up routine because it really does make such a difference. This is so pigmented and catches the light beautifully and it also sits on top of your make up and doesn't make it looked clogged up.
It's safe to say that the blogging world went crazy for these little round pots earlier in the year and I was a bit late to the party but I'm so glad that I gave them ago! This is my usual peachy shade and I love the formula, they're so soft and apply effortlessly leaving you with a really subtle flushed glow.
Looking back at all of my favourite discoveries of 2013 makes me hope that 2014 does me proud, you've got a hard act to follow!