makeup products of the year

Makeup Products of the year

What a year it has been for beauty products. We have had some amazing releases this year and I have tried and tested a lot of new products. Its no secret that I buy a lot of makeup and sometimes things just don't impress me but then there are those products that just stand out in your makeup collection. Here are my top products of 2013.

I guess I'll start with base, I didn't find a foundation that I loved this year but I found some other base products that I love. First up is Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. I actually only bought this about 4 weeks ago and I absolutely love it. Its the prefect concealer to cancel out dark circles underneath your eyes and it even has the best coverage to cover those pesky blemishes. I simply adore it. I will be doing a full review so stay tuned for that. Moving onto Bronzers, I wasn't much of a bronzer girl until this year, while in Paris I bought Nars Laguna after months of lusting after it. I bit the bullet and just said hey ho. This is a pretty awesome bronzer, its the prefect shade for me, contains only the tiniest amount of shimmer so you can contour with it and gives your a gorgeous glow if applied all over the skin. I really recommend it. Another bronzer I loved this year is Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel, this is a cream bronzer, so perfect for drier skin and looks so natural on the skin. This is pretty pricey but its totally worth it. Lastly in terms of base products I am a bit of a highlighter obsessive so it was no wonder I loved 2 highlighters this year each different to the other, first is Bourjois Java Rice Powder, this is a very subtle highlighter almost like a skin brightener, its adds just enough glow to the skin to make it look radiant. On the other hand if you want a very highlighting highlighter than The Balm Mary Lou Manziner is your guy. This is something that will make your cheeks gleam and by gleam I mean its pretty in your face, but if that's what you like you will love this. 

As for eyes this year, one product that stood out to me is Clarins The Essentials Palette, this was my favourite eye product of the year. It contains 12 eyeshadow ranging from satin to matte and the colours are gorgeous. As for the texture, they are super buttery and blendable and this is a real winner in my eyes. Moving on to lips. I buy a lot of lipsticks, a lot is kinda an understatement. I just can't stop buying lipsticks. However 2 that have really made the cut this year is Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in Boy which is a pinky brown shade that looks amazing on the lips, the texture and finish is spot on and I highly recommend this shade and this range of Chanel lipsticks. Another lipstick I loved this year is Mac See Sheer, this is my go to shade and in fact this is my second one of these, I recently lost my old one and I couldn't live without it. I love Mac See Sheer its a gorgeous lipstick. Lastly for lips, to keep them soft and chapped free, I have loved Nuxe Reve De Miel, this is a super thick lip balm that leaves your lips as soft as a baby's bottom. 

So thats what I have loved this year. What impressed you this year? Any products your hoping to see next year?