Makeup | Best of 2013
I actually won this blush in a blog competition years ago, and I had never tried anything from Illamasqua. I couldn't be happier with the price I received as it started my love of all things liquid and cream. This colour is the perfect doll-like pink which adds a beautiful flush to the cheek. It's extremely pigmented so you don't need a lot and it blends really nicely onto the skin. For £18 a pop I really don't think it is a bad price and I cannot wait to try more Illamasqua blushes.
I picked up this gorgeous highlighter on Oxford Street after Rhiannon from DollFaceRee introduced me to it. It's certainly not something I'd recommend wearing during the day, or if you do have a very light hand.It is so glowy and pigmented and can look a little too much in daylight. It photographs beautifully however, so is perfect for nights out. I also love the price tag - £8. You can't really go wrong with TopShop makeup and I'm a massive fan of their whole range.
I picked this up when doing a 'hautorial' for Polished. It was on a complete whim and was before I'd heard any of the hype. Turns out it is actually a beautiful creamy eyeshadow stick with great pigmentation. The warm, reddish bronze colour also really brings out green and blue outs so works great for me. It's only £6 and is a really quick and easy way to wear a bit of eyeshadow when you are in a rush, or if you want a really simple, pretty smokey eye.
This is one of those products that doesn't blow your mind when you use it. However, it does deserve a mention because of the amazing £1 price tag. It's one of the products you don't know you need until you get it. I never used brow gel and thought it was a waste of money. Eventually I thought why not give this one a go since it's so cheap and I could be happier. It not only tames my busy unruly brows (oh how in fashion I am) but it also helps to blend the other products I have in my brows to cheap them looking natural and polished. Yes, it does look a bit manky now but I love this brow gel. I can't help it.
Hope you enjoyed this little rundown of my favourite makeup products of 2013. Next up will be skin and hair care. Hope you all had an amazing christmas and Happy New Year everyone.