Friday, 24 January 2014

2013 Beauty Favourites ♥

Happy New year everyone! I am really sorry I have been away for so long, I have been really busy recently. I have finally moved into my new room, yay, I absolutely adore it, I will be posting a room tour soon so keep your eyes peeled! I also haven't felt like myself recently so I didn't feel up to writing blog posts, sorry but I am feeling a bit better now so I should hopefully be back on track. I hope you all had a magical Christmas and New Year, I had a good one.
Here is my round up of best beauty products in 2013, most of them will have their own reviews linked within the post and others will be reviewed soon!

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette - £37
 I know everyone and their mother raves about this palette but it is definitely the best I have ever had! I am going to do a full review on it soon. The shades are highly pigmented, they last all day and look brilliant when blended together. The list of eye looks you can create with this palette are endless! I have used it in so many different ways and every look I create I get lots of compliments on. I have posted a couple of pictures of my makeup using this palette on my Instagram @magickruby if you want to have a look. I could happily just use this palette on its own, forever and not use any others, it's that good!

Simple Eye Makeup Remover - £3
I have been using this makeup remover for about 3 years now and I wont ever use anything else. I have very sensitive eyes and skin, so I have always been wary about certain makeup removers. This one has no artificial colours or perfumes, no oils and 2 vitamins, so a big thumbs up from me! I use it on a round cotton pad and hold it over my closed eye for a few seconds and then wipe away my makeup. It is such a gentle product and it gets rid of every last bit of my makeup. 

Clean & Clear deep cleansing lotion - £2.99
I have been using this cleansing lotion for a couple of years. It works perfect with my skin and it cleanses every last millimetre of my face. I use it on a cotton pad in the morning and at night before I go to bed. It removes my foundation and powder effortlessly, leaving my face feeling cool and refreshed, I have done a full review on this product here.

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Cleansing balm - £34
I have a full review on this product here. I feel like my skin gets a treat every time I use this face cleanser, it smells amazing, it's easy to apply and it leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed. I have also noticed while using this product for a long time that it has brightened my skin, which is good for me as I have blemish marks which never seem to disappear (annoying!) I highly recommend trying it out if you haven't already!

Liz Earle Grapefruit and Patchouli Hot Cloth Cleanser Limited Edition - £24.75
I have always loved the original Cleanse & Polish and its scent but this one is AMAZING I adore the smell of patchouli and the smell of grapefruit.. so when these two came together and made this amazing limited edition bottle I was very happy! I have a full review on the original Cleanse and Polish so if you want to learn more have a read of that here.

Revlon Colorstay Foundation 110 Ivory- £12.99 
I have been using this foundation for a few months now and i am so pleased with it. I have a full review on it here. It is medium/full coverage and it blends perfectly into my skin, it is the perfect pale shade for me and I don't see me changing to a different foundation any time soon! If you have super pale skin like me, give this foundation a try, it's working well for me.

Elf HD powder - £6.99 
This loose powder sets my foundation perfectly in place, it has a very natural finish and it lasts all day. I find applying it with the powder puff it comes with works best, it makes my face feel silky smooth and as if I amnt wearing any makeup. This tub lasts months so for £6.99 it is a real bargain and worth every penny!



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  2. I've been using Revlon Colourstay for a few weeks now and I'm wondering where it's been all my life! I'm pale too and most foundations just turn darker as they oxidise throughout the day but I'll be sticking with Colourstay. I've been recommending it to everybody lol. Do you use the translucent HD powder from Elf?


    1. Thank you for your comment, I totally agree with you, I wrote much the same about this foundation in the review I have done which is linked in this post, it lasts all day, so good! Yeah I use the 'translucent' shade in the HD powder, I haven't tried the ones which have colour. The translucent one is perfect for me! xo


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