Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Best of Beauty 2013

I wasn't extremely adventurous this year as I really just started buying more cosmetics and such within the last four months. However, these are my favorites that I've discovered in 2013.

Overall Brand: Wet 'n Wild

I still have a lot of their products I want to try, but most everything I've tried I've been extremely pleased with, and they are so cheap!

Wet 'n Wild Coverall Cream Foundation

I'm going to be sticking with this foundation for quite a while, I think. The coverage is medium, and on most days it's a competent coverage. The formula is light and doesn't bring out my dry spots, not to mention matches my skin tone perfectly. This magic was only $3.99 at the drugstore.

Wet 'n Wild Coverall Pressed Powder

I'm obsessed with this stuff. I'd never tried pressed powder before, only loose, and I don't know how I survived without it. It provides the very slightest amount of extra coverage, doesn't feel heavy, and really helps keep the foundation stay put and hide any excess oil I have in my t-zone. Best of all, the pressed powder doesn't really settle around dry patches as loose powder tends to do.

Wet 'n Wild Idol Eyes Cream Eyeshadow Pencil in Pixie

I LOVE this eyeshadow pencil! It's the perfect go-to eyeshadow when I'm in a hurry or don't feel like doing a full-on makeup job. With a bit of eye primer, this cream will last all day and give a natural yet shimmery look to my eyes. I haven't tried any of the other colors yet, but pixie is a beautiful grey-ish, gold-ish color that is unique and subtle.

Wet 'n Wild ColorIcon Eyeliner

I purchased 2 of these, each for .99, a week ago; I bought color Black Black and Turquoise, and though I have tried the green yet, I know I'm already obsessed with these eyeliners. I haven't had an eyeliner pencil in a while because they were always too harsh on my eyes, but the creamy formula of these is amazingly soft. My eyeliner automatically looked 10 times better (some of you may know my weakest area in technique is probably eyeliner), and it doesn't smudge too horribly by the end of the day. For the price, they are amazing!

NYC Individual Eyes eyeshadow palette and primer/highlighter in Smokey Browns

Though I'm not crazy about the highlighter in this (it's mainly white sparkles), I adore this palette. I've never had grey on my eyes and I love it. The primer works okay, and the eyeshadow is extremely pigmented and has long-lasting staying power. I can't get over how pretty these colors are and highly recommend you check them out ($4.99 at drugstore, I think).

St. Ives Timeless Collagen Moisturizer

Even though I'm against the packaging (container that allows lots of bacteria in), I just repurchased my second container. At $4.97 for 10 oz, this is an amazing buy. The moisturizer feels a little greasy going on, but it quickly soaks into the skin leaving it feel baby soft without a trace of film. I love love this stuff.

Method Pure Naked Moisturizing Body Wash in Olive Leaf and Aloe

This body wash is magic. I've never had anything like it. Ever since I was a little kid, I've had dry, cracked elbows and NOTHING helped as far as moisturizers go. On a whim I decided to try this stuff out (the bottle is just too cute), and within just a few days my cracked elbows were completely healed. They could still use a little moisturizer, but they're no longer cracked and irritated, and my whole body feels soft after using this. I love the Olive Leaf scent too; it's not overwhelming and has a very unisex scent.

What were your beauty favorites for 2013? 

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