Top 13 Products Of 2013


IMG_8283I know I said I’d do a top products of the year but I saw this random tag on Instagram about picking your “top 13 of 2013” and thought I’d make it something I can do at the end of each year. You’ll probably recognize these from past favorites and it was really hard to narrow it down but I was able to make it happen people! So lets start shall we?

1. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders – These have to be the coolest powders ever created and perhaps my favorite out of my stash. I own Dim light and the LE palette. Dim light is perfect for an all over setting powder. It’s seriously like having healthy glowing skin in powder form. I’ve done a review here and here.

2. Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay – Such a fruity and soft scent. I can wear this all year round and I layer it with other scents.

3. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer – I’ve finally found my HG concealer! This is great for all over the face, it’s pigmented, and the consistency is perfect. I love this stuff and will always have this in my everyday “kit”. I’ve spoken about it here.

4. YSL Creme De Blush in 01 – This is what turned me onto the cream blush craze. This has the texture of a cream but melts on the skin and dries to a powder finish. This has been loved quite a bit and is super easy to apply for those 5 minute makeup looks!

5. Revlon CC Cream – A recent discovery but the best base I’ve tried all year! I haven’t been into the whole BB CC phase but I bought this on a whim and couldn’t be happier with the formula. I’ve raved about it here!

6. Jouer Bronzer in Suntan – This is the first bronzer I’ve used that contours and bronzes up the skin all at once. It’s very neutral yet gives the face some structure too! I use it every single day and it’s seriously a must have for me.

7. Maybelline Full & Soft WP Mascara – I’ve already repurchased this twice because I freakin love it! The brush is a good size and it separates each lash making a nice full fluttering effect. I wear this almost every single day and I haven’t found anything comparable for everyday.

8. Dior Creme De Rose Lip Balm – The ultimate luxury when it comes to lip balms. This stuff smells like pure roses and keeps my lips super soft. I’ve reviewed it here.

9. M.A.C Uninterrupted and Sable Eye Shadows – I didn’t wear eyeshadow all too much this year but on the occasional night out one of these two shadows were always on my eyes. Sable is this warm reddish-purple with golden undertones and Uninterrupted is a matte ochre shade. You all know I like a good messy eye look so these are perfect for that.

10. Maybelline Color Whisper in Mocha Muse – My signature lip color, a gorgeous peachy nude. I can wear this on its own and apply without a mirror. I own 3 of them and I’ve reviewed it here.

11. Zoya 3 in 1 Nail Polish Remover – This NP remover comes in the best packaging ever! The pump makes it mess free and pouring cap fulls of acetone a thing of the past. I’ve gone through 4 bottles of this stuff because it literally removes everything off the nails. Can I get a HG?! Oh yea!

12. CND Stickey Base Coat – I’m half way through the bottle so it speaks for itself right? It makes my paint job last much longer and really adheres to the polish. I haven’t had any discoloring on my nails nor damage.

13. Chanel Le Vernis in Frenzy – This is perhaps my favorite nail polish of all time! Frenzy has been all over this blog and my nails plenty of times. It’s the perfect nude for my skin tone. It’s not beige nor grey and looks different in certain lighting. If I have no idea what color to paint my nails this is my go-to shade.

I hope you guys didn’t mind I changed it up a bit but the idea of going through 50 different products didn’t seem challenging enough. I really wanted to go through my stand out favorites and share them with you all. So stay tuned to see what 2014 holds and what new goodies I try out this year!

  • April

    Awesome choices!!! The NARS concealer is soooo amazing!! Happy New Year!!

    • lipstickwithsomesunshine

      Thank you!!! I’ve noticed that the Nars concealer has been in a tone of blogger favorites this year! Its that darn good! Happy New Year to you too dear!

  • Kalyn

    I love how your list looks beautifully coordinated and curated! I really regret not picking up that Hourglass set — it looks so beautiful, in the packaging and on the face!

    • lipstickwithsomesunshine

      Aww thank you! I’m sorry you missed out on the palette they did sell out pretty fast!

  • ltbeautyblog

    The YSL Creme De Blush look so pretty & luxurious. You have so many lovely favourites of 2013

    • lipstickwithsomesunshine

      I love YSL cream blushes and the packaging is super cute! Thank you!

  • Marieta

    Hey, dear! Lobe your 2013 choices πŸ˜‰ I feel your review on Chanel blushes, so helpful and especially your advice, when I’ve asked you, and yesterday I finally bought one shade from them πŸ™‚
    Have a successful 2014!

    • lipstickwithsomesunshine

      Thanks Doll! I’m so glad you found a shade!!

  • Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    chanel polishes just don’t agree with me! Which is probably a good thing haha. They chip on me within like… hours πŸ™ and never apply all that well. Oh well! i like that jouer bronzer and maybelline color whispers too. I just can’t get into the hourglass powders for whatever reason, and a lot of jo malone scents make me sneeze lol!!!

    • lipstickwithsomesunshine

      I completely agree with the Chanel formulas they do chip and it’s probably why I only own 3 lol! I really wish the hourglass powders worked for you they’re amazing! I can’t believe Jo Malone scents make you sneeze!!!! lol

      • Joyce (bronzerbunny)

        I know isn’t that weird! I did love a few of the scents for a whole though. I don’t know why, the hourglass powder always seems to be shimmery whenever I look at it (diffused) but is starting to grow on me haha. I did pick up the urban decay naked powder which sali Hughes says is the same concept!

        I also love the ysl blush and I always feel like there’s not a shade match for the nars concealer for me, but I have to look more carefully πŸ™‚

  • Celina

    Such a lovely selection of products! I want Jouer products but they’re not available in stores where I live which is such a bummer!
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

    • lipstickwithsomesunshine

      Thank you! That really sucks I hate when I can’t test things out at a counter but Jouer’s line is amazing!

  • sarahlovesmakeup

    Great post as always, Tammie! I recently picked up Mocha Muse because of you! xx

    • lipstickwithsomesunshine

      Thanks Sarah!!!! Mocha Muse is the best isn’t it and super affordable!

  • lady4nnie

    Great post, I’ve just bought the hourglass dim light! definitely with you all on the chanel polish, they soooo chip x x

    • lipstickwithsomesunshine

      Thank you! I hope you like the ambient powder I adore it! I wish they would change the Chanel polish formula because they do amazing colors!!!

      • lady4nnie

        I know! Try provocation by chanel. It’s a beaut, but it manages about a day before it chips. πŸ™ xx

  • Emily

    I love your blog! Following on bloglovin’!

    Emily | PENNY RUGBURN 

    • lipstickwithsomesunshine

      Thank you!

  • Belle (@Mascaramalteser)

    I’m still on the hunt for my HG concealer, I’ll have to try the Nars one. Keep hearing rave reviews too. Lovely post!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

    • lipstickwithsomesunshine

      The Nars Concealer is a great one to start off with!!