2013 Favourites Part One - Brushes and Lip Products

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Hey everyone,
I thought I would share with you the products that I loved in 2013. It was a hard task to whittle down as SO many products were launched. I have included new products, products that I have loved for a while and ones that I have bought for the first time.
I'll start with my favourite lip products:
Rimmel Apocalips
I felt that Rimmel really upped their game last year. I admit that I wasn't really a massive fan of the brand at all until they realised these gorgeous lovelies! With super high pigmentation and a steal at only £5.99 you can't go wrong. They last so well, and wear off nicely. The only thing that I didn't like is the watermelon like smell- but hey, that's a personal preference. Check out my full review here: http://www.amiisteward.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/rimmel-apocalips-review.html

Baby Lips by Maybelline

I absolutely loved that Baby Lips by Maybelline last year too- I actually have 4 (the 'Cherry Me' flavour isn't in the pic below- its in my coat pocket!) Whilst I was in New York in April I picked up the grape flavoured Baby Lips, and was completely hooked. They hadn't been released in the UK yet so thought it would be rude not to try one out. I have them all over the place. They feel nourishing on the lips, the flavour variation is nice and the price is only £2.99 (often on 3 for 2 in drugstores/ boots/superdrug)- BARGAIN! I highly recommend these and have included in swatches and full review of these babies here: http://www.amiisteward.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/maybelline-baby-lips-review.html 

My Favourite Brushes

I know a lot of people are making 2013 favourites posts, but I haven't seen many include favourite brushes. These are the brushes I use on a daily basis and adore with my heart- not sure I could function without them!

Real Techniques by Sam and Nicola Chapman

L-R: Buffing Brush, Contour Brush, Deluxe Crease Brush
Buffing Brush: Perfect for applying foundation, powder, blusher and all of the above. Super soft and I take this wherever I go. It just the perfect size and has many uses
Contour Brush: Perfect for the obvious- contouring, I also use this for blusher and highlighter. Brilliant for working in cream products too. With the tapered end, it fits perfecting in the hollows of your cheek.
Deluxe Crease Brush: I very rarely use this for my crease- but I ALWAYS use it for my concealer. This is the perfect size for precision and blending.
Real Techniques brushes are available at Boots and Superdrug as well as other online stores.


L-R Powder Brush, Blending Brush and Angled Brush

Powder Brush: Completely vegan and vegetarian its amazing how they made these brushes to be so soft and wonderful. I use this brush for blush as well as normal face powder.

Blending Brush: My favourite blending brush of all time. I can't even begin to explain how perfect this is. The perfect taper, length, everything!

Angled Brush: I use this brush on my brows all of the time, but I have had this a while and have a sneaky suspicion that Illamasqua have made it smaller. Either way the smaller one is good too- but I will cherish this one. Perfect for precision brows.


L-R: Mac 217 , Mac 239

217: These two brushes are by far my favourite MAC brushes- I haven't really got on too well with other ones in the past and they've malted quite quickly. However, these are two that I will purchase again if needed. The 217 is a lovely blending brush and great for creating and diffusing a smoky eye.

239: Perfect for packing on colour and also smudging liner on the lashline, and under the eye also. Perfect little thing.

Have you enjoyed this post? Have you tried anything that I have featured? Why not tweet me @amiisteward or comment below- I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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