Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Year's Best In Beauty 2013

Happy New Year , let's hope 2014 brings many wonderful things to us all.  For the first day of the year I'm taking  a look back at the beauty that was best  in 2013. There were a few more items that I didn't include and since I like most beauty items at least a little if not a lot, many could be here but these are top of the heap for me ( links included back to earlier posts).

What was your beauty best last year?

Hourglass Ambient Powder/ Palette- This new powder from Hourglass became an almost everyday staple for me this year. First I had a single cake in Ambient , then later they released a trio palette and I was even more in love with those shades. All of them brighten.  perfect and polish while waking up skin without any heaviness. Some add  hints of warm color like Radiant Light.

Alterna Caviar CC Cream & Instant Recovery Caviar RepairX Duo-  A CC for hair ? Yes it seemed a bit much name wise, but product wise this made my hair the best it's ever been. Add in the Caviar RepairX shampoo/conditioner and my hair was in amazing shape.  Yes, Alterna is a bit expensive, but oh so worth it.

Marni Rose- I love a good rose and Marni Rose is  a lovely one. It's a fairly subtle modern rose  and as I said in my review, rich yet fresh.

Bumble and bumble Surf Foam Shampoo- I'm not a huge fan of hot Summer weather but one benefit is air drying hair. When I used Surf Shampoo, blow dried just a little  and left it air dry the rest of the way,  Gisele's waves had nothing on me.

RoC MAX Resurfacing Cleanser- A rich exfoliating cleanser that can be used daily. I tend to use it once a week or so , but every time it brings up glowier , smoother skin. It's a quickie facial.

Make Up For Ever  Pro Finish Compact Foundation-  Perfecting, smoothing, full coverage , it's all there. No caking , no heaviness just you but perfected. I use this at least 3 days a week or more. Not only it is easy to grab and apply quickly but it lasts and looks so good.

Sephora Contour Eye Pencil 12 HR- Hands down the best pencil eyeliner for lasting I've used . There is a huge , great shade selection and the retail is $ 9.


Jules said...

I have also used the contour eye pencil and I so love them. they have great colors and they really last long.

Beauty Alchemist said...

Thanks for stopping by Jules. I love those eyeliners. Looked at more over the holidays but resisted buying.