Thursday, 23 January 2014

Make Up Favourites 2013

This post is dedicated to the heroes of my makeup drawer throughout 2013. This year was more of a skincare revelation one, however as I was searching through my stash, I realised that I did try a good amount of makeup items that I kept coming back to over the year.

First up comes the face makeup. As you might have noticed if you follow me on Instagram (and if you don’t you might want to since I post lots of photos of makeup and my everyday life, it's @chgeorgina) I’ve been travelling a lot around the world during 2013. Travelling is a big part of my job as well as being pretty and polished. The one and only Lioele BB cream got me through the year with important work meetings and presentations by completely camouflaging my breakouts and with an SPF of 50 it had me covered for the dangerous Greek sun. This is by far the best BB cream I’ve ever tried, and I’ve tried a lot! For the days that I needed that extra coverage the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer was my savior (you can read a full review and where to get hold of it here). Great coverage, extra creamy and very blendable it just does the job wonderfully. And to set everything, Rimmel London’s Stay MattePowder, which kept the shine away for at least 4 hours. The Essence Sun Club Matt Bronzing Powder for lighter skin was a new addition to my stash, after the recommendation of Mara from MyBurlesque, and I was really impressed. I feel very lucky that I have that much left because I’ve heard that it has been discontinued. If they ever bring it back, I believe it is a great value for money as it retails for about 3€ for 15grs. In terms of blush, I couldn’t decide between these two. I wore the ELF Pink Passion non stop during the summer. It is the perfect pink on your cheeks, the one that makes you look naturally blushed and healthy. Also, the Fashionista Blushers in general were a wonderful addition to my collection; extra pigmented and wonderful colour range for only 1.65£ (currently on offer). The one I picked up the most was Butterscotch, the perfect everyday shade.

For eye makeup, the love affair with my MUA Heaven and Earth palette (full review and swatches here) continued,  and since they are not the most pigmented eye shadows on earth, but I still can’t justify 45€ to get the Urban Decay one,  I used to wear the Maybelline Colour Tatoo in On and On Bronze/ Back to the Bronze for that extra colour payoff. I wore it on its own as well on the “off” days, since it’s a really creamy and blendable eye shadow. For eyeliner, I fell in love with the Essence Stays No Matter What Waterproof Eyeliner Pen which is exactly what it says; it stays on no matter whether you decide to take it off or not! It is very precise and has never flaked or smudged on me; really affordable too. My eyebrows were taken care of with another Essence product, the Eyebrow Stylist set which comes with a bunch of stencils and an angled brush which I’ve lost in the way, and the combination of these two powders is the perfect for my everyday eyebrow routine. Last but not least is the Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash Waterproof mascara (read full review here) that is the only one that I’ve ever repurchased and really made my lashes stand out in 2013.

The hardest bit was lip products. It was really hard for me to pick my favourites so I decided to go with my favourite formulas throughout the year. The best discovery was the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Cherish, which now permanently lives in my bag. These products are so pigmented and moisturizing that are perfect for every makeup look without ever having to worry about reapplying. The Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquers were exactly what it says on the tube; an apocalypse! They are the most pigmented liquid lipsticks I’ve ever put on my lips, really moisturizing and wet and with the shine of a gloss. My favourite one has to be Nova, which is a nice wearable muted pink with blue undertones. I was blown away by the formula and the great staying power of the Rimmel London Kate by Kate MossLasting Finish Lipsticks as well. Apart from the simple and cute packaging that says “Kate” on it, these lipsticks are by far the best ones to meet my lips! They stay on for ages, they are creamy and the colour pigmentation is wonderful for the price. The one on the picture is No22, but I own like 6 of them and cherish them all.

These were my makeup favourites for the year 2013. Let me know in the comments below your favourites, because obviously I always like picking up new makeup. Have any of my favourites rocked your world as well?   

Georgina x x x 


  1. Εθιστικά πολύ,ειδικά το bronzer της essence το τελειώνω,έχει εκπληκτική απόχρωση!!!

    1. Ναι, ειναι οντως πολυ καλο για την τιμη του! Ισχυει ομως οτι το σταματησαν? Γιατι στο site τους το εχουν ακομα...