The Best Of 2013 | Makeup

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▲ Daytime foundation - Bourjois healthy mix serum 55 dark beige
▲ Nighttime foundation - Maxfactor Xperience foundation 85 deep soapstone
▲ Concealer - Yet to find ‘the’ one!
▲ Primer - The body shop tea tree pore minimiser
▲ Powder - Mac mineralize skinfinish medium plus
▲ Bronzer - Bourjois ‘chocolate block’ 52
▲ Contour powder - Sleek contouring and blush palette medium
▲ Blusher - Sleek 933 coral
▲ Highlighter - Mac prep+prime highlighter bright forecast
▲ Mascara - Benefit they’re real
▲ Eyebrows - Rimmel eyebrow pencil 002 hazel & Fashionista eyebrow palette kit (use as eye shadow too)
▲ Everyday lipstick - Topshop peach sundae
▲ Lipbalm - The body shop vitamin e lip care
▲ Brushes - Real techniques expert face brush & blush brush

Welcome to part one (of three) of my ‘best of 2013’ posts. It’s been much harder to construct than I first thought as I do own a fair bit and like to try out so many different brands and products! Saying this, I’ve picked out the products I’ve used for pretty much the entire year/ always gone back to and those that have become staples in my makeup bag that I’ll most definitely be repurchasing again.

When I eventually find an under-eye concealer that ticks all the boxes (I’ve tried so many but it’s my makeup mission for this year!) then I think I’ll finally have come to the point where I can stop looking for products that work for me... I’ve got them all here! I seriously struggle to find fault in any of these products which surprises me, especially when it comes to the foundations as they’re both less than half the price of most high end alternatives! They both have an incredible finish and fit the bill with exactly what I want from a day/night foundation (Bourjois being a light, just like skin coverage with a dewy healthy glow, Max factor is quite a full coverage and looks great in flash photos) also when set with a light brush over of Mac powder they don’t budge at all!

If you have any concealer (really high coverage but not drying) recommendations then please leave a comment below or tweet them to me @zoeywitherspoon! Feel free to leave your links below if you’ve done any 2013 favourites as well and I’ll check them out, they’re my favourite posts to read as you know everything included must be good! Follow me via bloglovin so you don’t miss out on parts two and three (face & body and hair)! 


  1. Great choices! I hear wonderful things about that Bourjois foundation.

  2. I swear the Sleek Contour Kit is my best friend!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  3. I really need to explore for make up brand this year, i always stick to the same products that work for me, but you have given me lots of products to try out this year. The Topshop lipstick is top of my list!


    1. Trying out new products is always to exciting but I hate it when they’re a disappointment! Oo yess that shade is so gorgeous and wearable!x


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