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10 Best of 2013

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It took me a while to figure out how I wanted to do my favorites of 2013 post.  If I listed all of the products I loved this year it would be the longest post ever.  So, after mulling it over and narrowing down, I finally decided to do a top 10.  There are plenty more products that I love, but I can’t include everything, so these are the best.  While many of these products were released in 2013, that wasn’t a requirement.  These are the products that I personally loved this year, no matter when they came out.  Most of these products are drugstore, but there are two higher end items because they truly are favorites.  If you have been following this blog, you probably will recognize every item on this list because if they didn’t get full reviews, they were at least mentioned in Monthly Favorites posts.  So, let’s get started.

CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation

CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation

Probably the best product to come out all year was the CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation.  I was really surprised because I don’t usually like CoverGirl foundations, but this one rocks.  This foundation is really great and unique because it works equally well for those with oily or dry skin.  Very few products truly are for all skin types, but this foundation really is.  CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous is mattifying, without drying out your skin.  It has solid medium coverage, but is still lightweight and not cakey.  The best part is that it lasts all day long.  I have worn this foundation for 16 hours in 90 degree Florida humidity and it did not budge, sweat and all.  If you are looking for a good liquid foundation, this is the one you should try next.  The only downside is that the 3-in-1 claims are bogus.  I still need a primer because I have ginormous pores and it will settle in if I don’t prime first.  You will also need a concealer if you have major issues like dark acne scars or really dark circles.  CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous is a great foundation, despite the over the top advertising.  Try it, you’ll probably like it.

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation

The other foundation that I have loved in 2013 came out in 2012, but is still a winner.  The Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation, like CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous, is good for all skin types.  (This jar is still in it’s packaging because I recently ran out of my last jar and this is my replacement.)  Revlon Whipped Creme is a full coverage foundation with an odd pudding like texture.  It blends like a dream and will last all day long.  This is a serious foundation, and may be a little much for every day use for some of you (not me), but it’s awesome for nights out or special occasions.  I usually turn to Revlon Whipped Creme when I know I’m going to have pictures taken because I love the look it gives me.  Despite the thicker texture, I don’t feel that it lays heavy on the skin.  I really like Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation and it has definitely been raved about all over the internet.  If you haven’t tried it, take a chance.

Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder

Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder

My final favorite face product of the year was definitely Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder.  Though the Nearly Naked Foundation that was released at the same time didn’t do it for me, the Nearly Naked Powder has been fantastic.  I love how light it is, and the soft focus effect it gives to my skin is lovely.  It blurs the imperfections and makes me look younger.  I tossed the ridiculous little pillow sponge it came with and apply it with my e.l.f. Powder Brush.  Revlon Nearly Naked is, in my opinion, the best powder in the drugstore.

Lorac Pro Palette

Lorac Pro Palette

Moving to eyes, the Lorac Pro Palette launched Fall 2012, but I didn’t get in until Spring 2013.  Though it rivals the Naked 2 palette for my favorite, I think that the Lorac Pro is more versatile and universal, so it is a better overall product than the Naked palettes.  For more details and pictures check out my review.  The Lorac Pro is a fantastic palette and could conceivable be all you need if you aren’t a makeup addict like me.  The entire top row are matte shadows in a range of light to dark.  The bottom row of shadows are a variety of shimmer and metallic shades.  Not only can you achieve lovely neutral eye looks, but there are copper and purple shades to add some variety.  The dark matte brown and black are great liner shades.  The only thing I don’t like about the palette is the rubberized packaging that picks up everything and constantly looks dirty, no matter what.  Oh, well, we can’t have everything.  If you could only get one higher end palette, the Lorac Pro is an excellent choice and one of my favorite products in 2013.

Jordana 12 Hr Made to last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil

Jordana 12 Hr Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil

If CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation isn’t the best release of 2013, then the Jordana 12 Hr Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencils definitely are.  Long-time readers know of my obsession with NYX Slide On, Glide On, blah-blah-blah liners that were my number one favorites until these Jordana beauties came out.  Now, I am completely obsessed with these.  The Jordana 12 Hr Made to last Liquid Eyeliner Pencils are the best pencil liners on the market (IMO) and they are only around $3.  These pencils are designed to give you the same intense color as a liquid liner.  They have a creamy formula that glides onto the lid with ease.  Even on the waterline, there is no tugging or pulling needed to get the color to show up.  They take a minute to set, so you do have some time to smudge them out and work with them.  Once set, these babies don’t budge at all despite sweat, tears, rain, you name it.  You need this.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Taupe

Another 2013 liner that I’ve loved is the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Taupe.  This is such a great shade for the lower lash line for some definition that is appropriate for the daytime.  Rimmel is extremely affordable and the Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajals have a great formula.  Taupe is my favorite of the bunch because it is a unique shade to my collection and a really versatile liner.  In a sea of blacks and browns that can be a little much for some people, Taupe is easy and comfortable- a great choice.  Rimmel also offers a Nude version of the Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajals, which is a unique shade for the drugstore and the creamy, yet long wearing formula makes it a wonderful choice for brightening the waterline.  Both Taupe and Nude definitely deserve a look.

Maybelline Volume Express the Rocket Mascara

Maybelline Volume Express the Rocket Mascara

The best mascara of 2013, hands down, is Maybelline Volume Express the Rocket Mascara.  I love this.  It has unseated CoverGirl Lashblast as my favorite drugstore mascara.  Though Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes is my all-time favorite Holy Grail mascara, the Rocket is a close second.  The Rocket has a large rubber brush and a slightly dryer formula, similar to Lashblast.  Something about the Rocket makes my puny lashes really shine.  I have tried a lot of mascaras this past year, but none have done as much for my lashes as The Rocket.  This product deserves all of the rave reviews.

Jouer Lip Enhancer Conditioning Lip Treatment

Jouer Lip Enhancer Conditioning Lip Treatment

Though I’ve only mentioned it a few times on this blog, I have been consistently loving Jouer Lip Enhancer Conditioning Lip Treatment all throughout 2013.  I originally got a sample tube through Birchbox and discovered how great it is.  This is my second full-sized tube.  I use the Jouer Lip Enhancer as a night time lip treatment and it works wonders on my dry lips.  When I apply it at night, I wake up with soft, smooth, healthy-feeling lips.  I can definitely feel the difference when I don’t use it.  The Jouer Lip Enhancer is a little pricey, but not too bad and the tubes last forever.  I bought two tubes last January and I just busted out this second tube a couple months ago.  A little goes a very long way.  I don’t want to ever be without the Jouer Lip Enhancer, it’s that good.

Maybeline Color Whisper in Made-it-Mauve

Maybelline Color Whisper in Made-it-Mauve

I’m sure it’s no surprise that my favorite lip product of 2013 is the Maybelline Color Whisper in Made-it-Mauve.  This was made for me.  I love the Color Whisper formula.  It’s so creamy and moisturizing, and the Color Whispers have completely unseated the Revlon Lip Butters in my collection.  They are fantastic.  Made-it-Mauve is such a good color for me.  I love those pinky-brown my lips but better shades, and Made-it-Mauve is in that family but with a bit more rose.  I could wear this shade every day and not get tired of it.  If you haven’t tried the Maybelline Color Whispers, you must.  They are so comfortable and there are a ton of shades.

2013 Favorite hair products

2013 Favorite hair products

I am a dirty cheater, and am counting my favorite hair products of 2013 as one thing.  I know, I know, so sue me.  First, Batiste Dry Shampoo is the best hair product ever.  What rock was I living under that I took so long to try dry shampoo?   My hair gets oily super fast, and Batiste has become my new best friend.  I tried a few other brands, but Batiste is by far the best in the drugstore.  I like the Hint of Colour Dark & Deep Brown version because it doesn’t leave a white cast and it has very mild scent.  Some of those dry shampoos are like spraying perfume in my hair, which isn’t my favorite thing.  If you haven’t found a dry shampoo that you like, I highly recommend Batiste.  My favorite hairspray (for years now) is the Tresemme Tres Two Extra Hold Hairspray.  It works the best for my hair for solid hold without making it crunchy or sticky.  It’s also really inexpensive and easy to find.  Finally, for shampoo and conditioner, I am partial to John Frieda.  I really like the Luxurious Volume Thickening line, but the Full Repair line is probably the best.  I have pretty healthy hair to begin with, but I do color it, so this shampoo and conditioner keep my hair healthy.  You should definitely try it if you need good hair care on a budget.

Those are my top 10 (or so) products of 2013.  There are so many more products that I could have mentioned.  (Like the Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse foundation, Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stains, Michael Todd skincare products, Sigma brushes, Sleek Makeup and so much more.)  But, I couldn’t name everything.  I’m curious as to what products made your list of favorites for 2013.  Let me know in the comments below what you loved the most in the last year.

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July 2012 Favorites

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July favorites

I can’t believe that it’s already the seventh of August!  Time has really flown by and I’m really late getting my monthly favorites to you.  For those of you who are not familiar, “monthly favorites” are the products that stood out to me, or that I found myself reaching for over and over again during the month.  I don’t have too many favorites this month.  I don’t want to be redundant, so if I’ve mentioned a product in a previous favorites post, I’ll try not to repeat myself.  Throughout July I either was testing products for the blog, or using the same items I’ve used before.  Two products were a staple for me, namely Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Foundation and the Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette.

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Foundation

Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette

I have full reviews on both of those products (the search function on the right hand side is your friend), and they have been featured in previous “favorites” posts so I won’t say too much now, but I literally reached for both of these items every time I wasn’t testing for the blog.  Though when I first reviewed it I wasn’t quite as in love as I am now with Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Foundation, it has continued to impress me over the last few months and now may have become my new Holy Grail foundation.  I’ve been getting a ton of use out of the center of the NAKED 2 palette.  There are some seriously gorgeous shades in there.  I can’t say enough about these products, so check my reviews.  Now onto my actual favorites for the month.

Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush

I purchased two Real Techniques brush sets from Ulta at the beginning of June, and have really enjoyed them.  They are good quality brushes that have ultra soft taklon bristles.  The aluminum ferrules are color coded so that you can easily find them and know what part of the face they are intended for.  Each set came with a brush case that folds down for display.  Both sets were great buys, but the brush that really stood out to me was this Deluxe Crease Brush.  I love the size and shape.  Most of my crease brushes are either fluffy for blending, or smaller for a precise application.  The Deluxe Crease Brush is larger (like the size of a finger tip) and wide.  It’s densely packed, so it is absolutely perfect for stamping the shadow into the outer corner and crease and then blending out.  I think it is an ingenious shape, and unique to my collection.  The only downside is that you can’t buy it individually.  Unfortunately for those of you who already own a lot of brushes and only want this particular brush it is only available in the Starter Eye Set.  If you need new brushes, though, I recommend the whole set, especially the Deluxe Crease Brush.  You can find Real Techniques at Ulta and at realtechniques.com.

MAC Ring of Saturn from the Heavenly Creature Collection

I already showed you some of the other items that I got for my birthday from the MAC Heavenly Creature Collection.  When I posted, though, my blushes were still on order.  Even though I have not had Ring of Saturn for very long, I freaking love this blush.  It is absolutely gorgeous!

MAC Ring of Saturn from the Heavenly Creature Collection

Check out the gold sheen!  Ring of Saturn shows up as a warm rose gold shade on my skin and I don’t think I have another blush that is quite this shade.  I love that it works with my natural redness (mild rosacea) and makes my skin look flushed, but not unintentionally red.  I have gotten a lot of compliments when I’ve worn Ring of Saturn and I absolutely love it.  I’m not sure if you can still find the MAC Heavenly Creature Collection in stores.  Check your local MAC counters, or if the collection is out, maybe a few items will pop up at the CCO.

e.l.f. HD Powder in Corrective Yellow

The e.l.f. High Definition Powder now comes in two new shades.  I already had the original HD Powder, but did not like how the white powder left a pale cast on my skin.  I did love the “soft focus” effect that it provided, however, so I was on the fence about it.  During one of e.l.f.’s recent sales, I went ahead an purchased when I saw that the HD Powder now comes in Corrective Yellow.  As you know, I have a lot of redness, and yellow is a much better combatant to that than green.

e.l.f. HD Powder in Corrective Yellow

The powder isn’t quite as vibrant yellow as it looks in this picture (’cause that’s pretty bright), but it is yellow enough to cancel out my redness without looking alien or unnatural like a green corrector would have.  It offers the same “soft focus” qualities of the original HD, but without washing me out and giving me that pale cast.  Though the mess factor of a loose powder means that I don’t use it every day, I do really like the look that the e.l.f. HD Powder in Corrective Yellow offers me and I will use it often instead of letting it sit in the back of my drawer like its white counterpart.  e.l.f. HD Powder is $6.00 regular price, but eyeslipsface.com always has sales going on, so you can certainly snag it for less.

Bath & Body Works Malibu Heat Body Cream

My last item is Bath & Body Works Malibu Heat Body Cream.  You all know how much I love Bath & Body Works.  It is my go-to place for bath and body items.  When they had their semi-annual sale, I stocked up and this was one of the items I grabbed.  Malibu Heat seems to be a love it or hate it scent, and a lot of people hate it.  (Personally, I think some of that has more to do with B&BW frequent releases of similar products than the scent itself, but whatever.)  I, however, really like it.  Let me preface this by saying that I am not good at describing scents.  Malibu Heat is supposed to smell like “a fresh blend of juicy pineapple, California orange and creamy coconut milk” per B&BW.  That’s not exactly what I smell on the skin, though.  I pick up a tropical floral scent, like pineapple combined with orange blossoms that is tempered by very subtle coconut and maybe just a touch of sandalwood or vanilla.  It’s just barely sweet and more sophisticated than fruity, but not quite floral.  I find it a unique scent that is very summery and makes me homesick for California.  B&BW body creams are silky smooth and super moisturizing.  I actually prefer the body creams to the regular body lotion because the formula is creamier without being greasy and dries down and absorbs into the skin better in my opinion.

That’s it for my July favorites.  I hope that you saw something that you like.  July was full of ups and downs, but over all it was a good month.  I feel like I am finally getting back to normal after losing my grandmother.  It’s been a rocky several months, but things are going better for me and I’m looking forward to what’s to come.

Remember to enter my giveaway if you haven’t already.  You can find the giveaway post by clicking the link in the categories menu or using the search function, both on the right hand side of the page.

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Makeup

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Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Makeup

You may have seen the small Revlon haul I showed a couple weeks ago when I took advantage of Rite-Aid’s 40% off sale.  If so, you saw that I picked up the new Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Makeup.  Though I usually use normal liquid foundation, I like experimenting with mousse and cream-like textures. I am not the biggest fan of Revlon’s Colorstay Liquid Foundation, but I wanted to give the new Whipped Crème formula a try.

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Makeup comes in a thick glass jar that is very sturdy and pretty luxe.  However, it is not the most hygienic packaging if you’re going to be sticking your fingers in it. I recommend using a flat foundation brush (like the $1 version from e.l.f.) just to get it out of the jar and dab it onto your face before using your preferred blending method (more on that later).  The jar is pretty bulky, about the size of a jar of moisturizer.  Don’t be fooled though, Revlon only gives us 0.8 fl oz of foundation instead of the standard 1 oz.  The jar comes with a thin plastic cover over the foundation.  Do not discard this cover, or you will have a real mess on your hands if the jar gets tipped or flipped.  As it is, the plastic topper gets covered in foundation and the whole thing is rather messy and ill-conceived. I’ve yet to be able to remove the plastic cover without getting foundation all over my hands.  There has to have been a better way.

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Makeup

The foundation itself is quite nice, and I can see myself reaching for it a lot.  Here is what Revlon has to say: “The mousse-like texture feels like silk on your skin. And, the time release formula balances skin for a flawless look. All day flexible wear without flaking, caking or feeling heavyWears up to 24 hours.  Talc-free and paraben-free.”  Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Makeup has a thick creamy consistency.  Revlon says the “bouncy whipped formula” builds to full coverage, but still feels ultra-light and silky smooth.  I thought the coverage was very good, medium to full without having to build too much at all.  I would not agree that Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Makeup is “ultra-light”.  It is certainly lighter than the original Colorstay liquid (which I found to be heavy and mask-like).  It does feel lighter on the skin than you may guess from the coverage, but some of you may feel that it is heavier than you would like for summer.  I personally love it, but I have a lot to cover that you may not.  You can sheer it out with a damp sponge, though, so don’t count it out quite yet.  Though it does feel pretty thick during application, it melts into the skin and lightens up a lot during blending.  I’ve buffed it on with my e.l.f. Studio Powder Brush (my go-to blending method for foundation) as well as using my Soho Blending Sponge and Colorstay Whipped Crème foundation applied equally well with both methods (though obviously more sheer with the sponge).  I would not recommend fingers with this one.  It does not set as quickly as Colorstay Liquid does, but the finish comes out much smoother and prettier with the help of a brush or sponge.

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Makeup in 220 Nude brushed on (L) and then blended out (R)

The creamy texture somehow manages to be mattifying without being the least bit drying.  This means that Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Foundation would work equally well on both dry skin and oily skin.  Kudos to Revlon for providing such a versatile formula.  Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Makeup claims to last for 24 hrs (though no one should wear makeup for that long).  My tests included no less than 5 hrs and up to 12 hrs of wear-time in varying heat and humidity and over a variety of primers.  I did notice some break down on my nose after about the 8 hr mark, but the rest of my face looked consistently fabulous throughout the duration.  The coverage does fade a little through long wear, but doesn’t disappear.  As someone with dry skin I have to be ever mindful of flaking and dry patches.  I had no issues with Colorstay Whipped Crème foundation clinging to dry spots or flaking during wear.  All in all, it feels good and looks great on the skin.

So far Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème foundation comes in twelve shades, though they seem to favor lighter skin tones.  That’s great news if you are pale, not so good if you are trying to find a match for a deeper skin tone.  The displays that I have seen have a few sample shades so you can actually try the product before you buy to get a better color match.  (Way to go Revlon, please do this with ALL your foundations.)  There is a subtle scent (that oddly reminds me of art class) if you stick your nose in the jar and sniff (not recommended), but it is not noticeable during application.  Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Makeup retails for around $13 depending on location, which is on the pricey side so try to get it on sale.

So, to sum up, I really like Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Makeup and may repurchase.  After being underwhelmed by Revlon’s earlier foundation releases so far this year, I am impressed and pleased with my results using the Colorstay Whipped Crème foundation.  I can skip my setting powder thanks to the soft matte finish.  You may want to pass on it if you prefer light coverage, but anyone looking for medium- full coverage foundation will want to have a look at Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème makeup.