THE HIT LIST: Best Makeup, Fragrance, and Nail Products for 2013


Brace yourself because this culminating post is a lil' long (but super entertaining and informative, I'm telling 'ya. :D). I'm going to muse about my best makeup, fragrance, and nail product finds for 2013!

MAKEUP

BEST LIQUID BASE


Why I Love It- a super light, natural- looking cream foundation, works best on oily skin because it's oil- free and has very good staying power.


Why I Love It- a repeater in the hit list. It was my best BB Cream find last 2012 and still continues to be my favorite!


Why I Love It- the only Revlon liquid face base line that matches the skin tone of Filipinas. Goes on light, almost undetectable, and stays intact for a long time.

4. MAC PROLONGWEAR LIQUID FOUNDATION

Why I Love It- Matte, full coverage, but stays light. Covers imperfections well and has very good oil control.


Why I Love It- a full coverage foundation with a relaxing scent, has very good oil control, and despite its thickness, it doesn't feel heavy and clogging.


Why I Love It- Full coverage, keeps my skin oil- free, has skin caring properties


Why I Love It- proudly Filipino, has SPF, and moisturizes skin. A good liquid foundation for daytime, especially in tropical countries.


Why I Love It- makes skin look radiant and luminous, and coverage is superb: can cover light to heavy discolorations.

9. POND'S FLAWLESS WHITE BB CREAM IN BEIGE

Why I Love It- shade suits Filipinas better, extremely light but has decent coverage, stays intact, and doesn't aggravate oily skin.

More of my favorites after the cut!

BEST PRIMER


Why I Love It- keeps skin matte for a long time, has the lightest tint compared to the rest of Shu Uemura's underbases, has a matte, lightweight finish


Why I Love It- very affordable, but works decently. Has SPF and feels just like moisturizer

BEST POWDER

12. HOLIKA HOLIKA OIL QUEEN COTTON POWDER

Why I Love It- translucent, controls oil really well, and yields a soft focus finish

13. THE BALM SEXY MAMA TRANSLUCENT POWDER

Why I Love It- a very good alternative to MAC BLOT, refreshes skin without the cakey look.


Why I Love It- I love the Peach- tinted one because it minimizes the appearance of discolorations, controls oil really well, and brightens the under eye area.

15. THE BODY SHOP ALL-IN-ONE FACE BASE

Why I Love It- a decent powder foundation that's a good alternative to Shiseido's Powder Foundation.


Why I Love It- refreshes coverage without a hint of heaviness and cakiness.


Why I Love It- the best setting powder ever. Affordable, controls oil all day, and authentically translucent!


Why I Love It- controls oil all day, looks good in photos, an affordable alternative to Make Up For Ever's HD Powder.


Why I Love It- a very good and very affordable pressed powder. Can be used on its own because it has good pigmentation and coverage, plus can control oil well.


Why I Love It- translucent, all- natural, and has a cooling effect on the skin.

BEST CHEEK PRODUCT


Why I Love It- The shade Walnut looks very natural on morena skin, and it contours facial planes naturally.


Why I Love It- gives a lit-from-within glow, and color stays intact the whole day.


Why I Love It- a pretty rose gold blush that looks amazing on morena skin. Illuminates skin and gives it a nice touch of color.


Why I Love It- a fairly affordable blush with superb pigmentation and staying power.

25. INGLOT BLUSH

Why I Love It- lots of colors, awesome pigmentation, staying power is very good, and affordable!

BEST EYESHADOW

26. INGLOT EYESHADOWS

Why I Love It- affordable, pigmentation is very good, and comes in A LOT of shades!

27. SMASHBOX LOVE ME EYESHADOW PALETTE

Why I Love It- colors are very pretty. The frost shades don't look too weird or fake on the lids.


Why I Love It- gives you that hollywood star- esque glowing eye makeup.


Why I Love It- superbly pigmented but superbly affordable eyeshadow.


Why I Love It- a great and affordable everyday eyeshadow. Pigmentation is controllable, making it very friendly to newbies or those who like to achieve easy but pretty eye makeup.

BEST EYELINER

31. INGLOT AMC GEL EYE LINER

Why I Love It- the most pigmented eye liner I have ever encountered. Very efficient because a dot goes a long, long way, and staying power is good.


Why I Love It- soft and natural- looking, this liner sets efficiently giving you enough time to blend and fix it.

33. EYE OF HORUS NATURAL SMOKEY EYE PENCIL

Why I Love It- the eye liner pencil with the best staying power. It's also good for sensitive eyes too and contains Moringa to soothe eyes.

BEST BROW PRODUCT


Why I Love It- a very affordable, easy to use, pigmented, and long- wearing brow product.

35. INGLOT BROW POWDER

Why I Love It- pigmented, has a semi- creamy texture which makes it good for both mapping and shading brows.


Why I Love It- one of my HG brow products. Shapes and fills in lines, and imparts a PRO- looking finish.

BEST CONCEALER

37. INGLOT CREAM CONCEALER

Why I Love It- light, moisturizing, and covers well but discreetly.

38. ESTĒE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR CONCEALER

Why I Love It- amazing pigmentation and really makes skin bumps and discolorations 'disappear'.


Why I Love It- brightens eyes and covers dark circles, moisturizing, matches Filipina skin tones, and the best part is it's very budget- friendly.


Why I Love It- very moisturizing, covers dark circles naturally, and gives under eyes a radiant glow.

BEST LIP PRODUCT

41. CLINIQUE CHUBBY STICK INTENSE

Why I Love It- very moisturizing and has the pigmentation of lipstick and slight sheen of a gloss

42. HAPPY SKIN SHUT UP AND KISS ME MOISTURIZING LIPPIE

Why I Love It- an alternative of Clinique's Chubby Stick, but has a matte finish. Leaves lips with a slight stain too.

43. AVON ULTRA COLOR LIPSTICK

Why I Love It- hydrating, soothing, and payoff on the lips is accurate to the tube. One of Avon's best products.


Why I Love It- marries everything I want in a lipstick: Awesome pigmentation, great staying power, moisture, and intense color 

45. COLOUR COLLECTION SATIN LIPSTICK

Why I Love It- the nicest, most affordable lipstick line I have tried.

46. HURRAW! LIP BALM

Why I Love It- organic, smells good, doesn't have any weird taste, and hydrates continuously.

47. INGLOT SLEEKS CREAM

Why I Love It- creamy, long-wearing, lightweight, pigmented, and affordable. Comes in a ton of shades as well.

48. HOLIKA HOLIKA PRO:BEAUTY TINTED ROUGE

Why I Love It- very good dupe of YSL Glossy Tint. Stains lips nicely, and has a very smooth, moisturizing finish-it's like a lighter version of lipstick.

BEST MAKEUP TOOLS

49. SOFFIA SOFT FOCUS BRUSH

Why I Love It: the softest makeup brush I've tried, doesn't remove makeup, and is even good for sensitive skin

50. REAL TECHNIQUES CONTOURING BRUSH

Why I Love It: a dual- use brush that creates soft focus contours and spot highlighting.

51. SUESH BLUSH BRUSH

Why I Love It- fits the apples of my cheeks perfectly and is very sturdy too: doesn't shed or turn scratchy even if used and rinsed often.

52. REAL TECHNIQUES ALL-IN-ONE FACE BRUSH

Why I Love It- applies liquid, mouse, and even cream foundation evenly, thanks to its rounded tip.

53. MAC 217

Why I Love It- the best-est blending brush in the world. It gets rid of jagged lines and blends eyeshadows into perfection.

54. J & C MAKEUP BRUSH CLEANER

Why I Love It- removes stubborn makeup, has a relaxing peppermint fragrance, drying time is fast.

55. SEOWOO 3S PRE-GLUED FALSIES

Why I Love It- takes the effort from wearing false lashes. It's disposable so the risk of infection is minimized and it's so easy to use: you can even apply it while in traffic and waiting for the stoplight to signal GO!

BEST FRAGRANCE

56. PHILOSOPHY AMAZING GRACE EDT

Why I Love It- if heaven had a scent, this would be it.

57. PHILOSOPHY LIVING GRACE

Why I Love It- a feel- good, energizing fragrance.

58. CLEAN SKIN

Why I Love It- a 'decent sexy' kind of fragrance.

60. DKNY BE DELICIOUS FRESH BLOSSOM

Why I Love It- a light, pretty floral fragrance that puts you in a fun and flirty mood.

BEST NAIL PRODUCTS

61. ANNY BASE COAT

Why I Love It- prolongs the wear time of nail polishes.

62. REVLON BRILLIANT STRENGTH NAIL ENAMEL

Why I Love It- promotes strong nails and resists chipping for at least 2 days.

63. MAX FACTOR GLOSSFINITY NAIL POLISH

Why I Love It- high quality nail polish with a very affordable price and in super handy bottles.

64. REVLON MOON CANDY NAIL ART

Why I Love It- Glamorizes my nails in a snap!

65. REVLON NAIL ART NEON

Why I Love It- gives me statement, summer- worthy nails. Can be mixed and matched with other shades in the same line as well.

So that pretty much sums up my beauty journey last 2013. I'm excited for the new beauty products I'll encounter this year! How about you? What were the makeup, fragrance, and nail products that rocked your 2013? Let's talk about it in the comments section. :)

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17 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Information overload :).... but one thing is for sure...I am really going to get my hands on those Inglot products... :)
    And thank for making my life a bit easier by summarizing all of these :D

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  2. 2013 was year I tried Shiseido's Foundation Powder and I just love it!! Hope you do a review of the The Body Shop's powder. I'm near to hitting the span of shiseido's, and though I like its coverage, it's a bit pricey.

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  3. Ms. M this one is an excellent summary of the hit list beauty products of 2013. Actually most of the newly launch products last year I've learned it through different beauty blogs. I'm using some of the products you posted and yeah I agree with your review :)

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  4. wow.. i love almost all those products.. I also use the same brush cleaner.

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  5. Awesome list! Will definitely check out Estee Lauder Invisible Powder. Thanks!

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  6. This is a wonderful list! I want to try some of this.

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  7. Love this list! I really should try out Happy Skin products, and more of Snoe and Essence. Happy new year Martha!

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  8. wow products overload!! nice list for best powder products and nail products as well. looking forward to see more post of your's this 2014 :) very entertaining.

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  9. I wish I have that extensive beauty products collection to begin with. haha. Anyway, I love this list. There are a lot new products in there that I wanna try like Inglot palettes and Happy Skin, that's why I bookedmarked those reviews. hihi

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  10. Eeeee so many products here that I love!!! I wish I could buy all of them but I will have a big hole in my wallet if I do. I'm sure your dilemma is how to finish all these products when more new products keep piling up.

    I agree with you about the Shu Uemura Base Mousse being the best primer. It's the one that I use also, and it's really lightweight. I can do without other primers but this one I simply cannot live without.

    I would particularly like to have the Freedom Palette from Inglot coz it looks so pretty and compact. It's just that I have so many eyeshadows already and I cannot bring myself to buy another palette just yet. I hope they have a sale soon, I've been wanting it ever since you blogged about it!

    Thanks for summarizing this Hit List. At least we get to see what were the most effective products for you last 2013. Can't wait to see your reviews for more new products this 2014! ^^

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  11. so many Info! but I also love Innisfree no sebum mineral powder and the Holika Holika oil queen cotton powder~♥

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  12. Really information overload! :) My favorite foundation is bobbi brown finish compact too and ever bilena two-way cake..but i don't use any primer or base and concealers..i don't know why..haha! My favorite blush is nichido and for eyeshadow and liner is mac. For lipstick, my favorite is avon ultra color lipstick and for nail polish, revlon and the ever affordable caronia. :)))

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  13. Wow, this is a lot! I super love the Eye of Horus Smokey eye pencil, it is amazing! :)

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  14. Wish us girls from Bacolod can try Inglot products, too! You've been raving about them so much that I think they're going to be worth a trip to Manila! :)

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  15. Hi Girls! Happy new year! Thanks for visiting and for sharing your picks! Loved reading them! Glad you loved the post. :)

    Samantha: Hi there and welcome to my blog! :) Oh yes! When it wasn't available here, I was thinking of going to Malaysia to visit an actual Inglot store because that's how much I love their stuff! :)

    Kat C: That's why I have friends, readers, relatives, and my family! :D I reduced all my stuff and gave most away last Christmas. :)

    Ravene: Great choices! I'm sure you'll love them. :)

    Maris: Hello and welcome to my blog! The invisible powder is my fave! :D

    Allyzon: Cool! Thanks for sharing. :D


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  16. woot! i love laneige! kahit yung water bank essence! great moiiturizer!

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  17. Wow! This is like the ultimate guide on what are the great products out there. I'm glad I have some on the list. ;)

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