Top Makeup Picks for 2013

11:39:00 AM

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.

Favorite Eyeshadow

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.

I love to use the 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.

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.


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  1. Now gusto ko na talaga yang Lorac Pro!!! waaahhhh :) Nice picks sis!!

    1. @donnarence, it's my best makeup purchase last year! hehe tnx sis

  2. Me too I love neutral eye shadows. :) Ma-try nga yang Revlon Kissable Balm Stain. I'm not into lipsticks kasi I have dry lips and when I apply lispstick it chapped and it looks ugly. But this year, I'll be looking for suitable lipstick for me. And this Revlon will be the first thing I'll try.

    Thanks Hollie!

    1. @Marie, you should try the revlon kissable balm stains, it's perfect for those with dry lips. Also I suggest you try the Mentholatum Lip ice lip balms. it works ^_^

  3. agreed for neutral! i love my sleek in storm! and lippie: MK Sherbet!

    1. I've been eyeing that but I fell in love with sleek oh so special, it's more wearable compared to the shades in the storm palette. ^_^

  4. Must check out those products you have that I haven't tried yet! Murag daghan pa jud ko palitonon ani dah. I am so overdue at doing my 2013 picks, and January is almost overrrrr.. waaahhh! I need to do it over the weekend na gyud.

    1. @MyMaria hahaha looking forward for your 2013 faves. hehe

  5. OMG! Yes! That strobe cream! I almost forgot that it exists but it's such an awesome "weapon". Especially for me since my skin is normally okay but just lacks that extra oomph.

    1. @Tellie, if you want a healthy dewy finish, you should get either the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm and the Mac Strobe Cream...hehehe

  6. Loooove the Mary Kay blush - the color on both is fab. Great taste!

    1. @Sasha thanks, both are very pretty, you have to check out their blush in SHY it's absolutely gorgeous ^_^

  7. aah speaking of mary lou manizer, they released a cindy lou manizer! :) its very similar to mary lou but warmer yung shade nya. i really like the texture of these highlighters but i didnt buy mary lou bec the shade was yellowish on me so im super excited to see cindy lou in the counter :D

    1. @Shayne, at first I thought Mary Lou Manizer might look too light on my skin, but it isn't. it give me a rather nice luminous finish and isn't yellowish on me as well. hehe. I've seen the cindy lou manizer on photos but I think it has a pinkish undertone, so I'm not sure how that will work out. I hope it becomes available locally soon ^_^

  8. MAC lovechild looks like a gorgeous lip color! and wow straberry cream from mary kay remind me a lot of NARS orgasm!

    I have mary lou but I haven't tried it out because I have so many unused makeup pa hehe :D

    1. @maxine, strawberry cream is more pink though. You should give your mary lou manizer a try. just use a light hand when applying it for a more natural finish.


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