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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!
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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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