Hey Everyone! I cant believe its already time for my annual Best of Beauty list! Picking this years winners was even harder than last year because so many new products and brands launched; but without further ado, heres the list!
If you want to see last years winners, click here: http://wp.me/p2O2wx-1t
Best High End Brand : Hourglass Cosmetics
Best Budget Brand : Loreal
Most Overrated Product : Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner
Most Underrated Product : Neutrogena Crease Proof Eyeshadow
Best New Product : Butter London Wink Mascara
Best High End Mascara : Benefit They’re Real
Best Drugstore Mascara : Maybelline Mega Plush Volum’ Express
Best Cream Eyeshadow : Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour
Best Powder Eyeshadow : Laura Mercier Lustre Eye Colour
Best Eyeliner : Palladio Herbal Eyeliner
Best Lip Balm : Loreal Colour Riche Balm
Best Lip Gloss : Bare Essentuals Buxom Lips
Best Lipstick : Chanel Rouge Allure
Best Highlighter : Benefit Watts Up
Best Blush : Smashbox Blush
Best Bronzer : Too Faced Chocolate Soleil, Medium/Deep
Best Concealer : MAC Select Moisturecover
Best High End Foundation : CK One 3-in-1 Face Makeup
Best Drugstore Foundation : Covergirl Clean Whipped Creme
Best Powder : MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
Best Beauty Tool : Beauty Blender Sponge
Best Skincare Brand : Peter Thomas Roth, Glycolic Acid 10% Toning Complex
Best Haircare Brand : Big Sexy Hair
Best Bath and Body Brand : Lush
Best Limited Edition Collection : Too Faced Holiday 2013
Best Breakout Star : Hourglass Cosmetics
Like I did last year, I am now going to talk about a few standout products from the list! First of all, I want to talk about Hourglass Cosmetics and why I chose them for both Best High End Brand AND Best Breakout Star. I feel like this year Hourglass came out of nowhere with amazing and innovative products. Their Ambient Lighting Powders are already a guru favorite and are quickly becoming a staple in most beauty lovers collections. I think its fair to say we have never seen something quite like these powders just based on the sheer innovation, versatility, and quality. They also have an amazing range of foundations and other products that I look forward to becoming more familiar with.
Next, the Butter London Wink Mascaras are sadly not as celebrated as I feel they should be; which is why they were almost this years Most Underrated Product ( which ended up being the Neutrogena Crease Proof Eyeshadows because they are literally the easiest and quickest cream eyeshadow to use, and I have never heard anyone talk about them)….back to the Wink Mascara….Not only does this mascara has a great wand and color range, but the colors are insanely gorgeous AND pigmented. With only two coats I can get a fully opaque purple lash.
Finally, I want to discuss the Best Foundations of the year. The Best High End Foundation, CK One 3-in-1 Face Makeup (another breakout star), is the best of the year because it has one of the most natural finishes I’ve ever seen as well as feeling like there is nothing on the skin. It has an SPF of 8, a light pleasant scent, and keeps the skin healthy and clear. As for the Best Drugstore Foundation, I chose the Covergirl Clean Whipped Creme because it is extremely blendable and full coverage, which means it never looks cakey.
I hope you enjoyed this post! And make sure to let me know your favorites for the year !!!!!