I know this post is long overdue, but I really took my time in picking out my makeup favorites for 2013. Most of the products I featured here are my go-to makeup choices.
Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, it is my preferred everyday foundation. I used to be in the shade C40 (I already emptied out the pan), I recently bought a new one and I am now in the shade NC35. This works really well with the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm (face base), which I love to use on days my skin looks dull and tired.
Okay, so most ladies really love neutral eye shadows, I am one of them. I just find neutrals shades attractive and easy to wear, that's why my top choices are a no-brainer for me.
In no particular order, here are my eyeshadow faves.
Wet n Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette in Vanity
Milani Single Eyeshadow in Antique Gold
Milani Single Eyeshadow in Java Bean
Favorite Face Products
I only use liquid foundation during special events or occasions, that's why I only chose one liquid foundation that I absolutely love. I prefer to use powder foundation on an everyday basis. I seldom use concealer so I did not include it here.
For full proof makeup, I use the Mary Kay Face Primer, Mary Kay Matte Wear Liquid Foundation and Mary Kay Loose Powder. I love to use this combo during special events and occasions.
On days that I feel like having a dewy face, I use the Mac Strobe Cream as my moisturizer then set it with the Milani Multitasker Face Powder, it's the only sheer powder I have, so these two works really well together. But if you have the Mac Mineralize Skin Finish Natural, it's a better option.
Favorite Lip Products
(left to right)
Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten
Miners Matte Factor Lip Paint in Warm Red
Mac Lipglass in Lovechild
Mary Kay Cream Lipstick in Melon
I switch my lippies from time to time but these are my top choices for 2013. I also used the Mac Luster Lipstick in House Wine for the first two quarters of 2013, so I actually used up the whole tube. Yeah! I'm so happy to finally finish a whole tube of lipstick... hehe
Favorite Brow Products
The Face Shop Style My Eyebrow Pencil in No. 3
Nichido Mineral Spot Concealer in Neutral
I use the Nichido concealer on my brow bone are to clean up mistakes. I seldom use an eyebrow powder so I didn't include it here. I am always in a hurry when preparing for work, so eyebrow pencils are my best friends for everyday use.
My favorite contour powder is the Mac Blush in Harmony while my favorite highlight powder is The Balm Mary Lou Manizer.
(left) Sparkling Cider (right) Strawberry Cream
These two are my favorite powder blushes for 2013. Though I still love my Milani Luminoso, I find myself using the Sparkling Cider and Strawberry Cream most of the time.
So, this concludes my top makeup picks for 2013. I'd love to know yours.
Until next time.