18 Beauty Favorites of 2013

It’s that time again! I’ve compiled a list of all my favorite beauty products of 2013! I did this last year (see the post here) and it was a hit. This year, I went a bit bigger with 18 incredible products that I love and will likely repurchase in 2014 as well. Also, check out my YouTube video for these favorites!

1. LORAC Pro Palette
This palette contains a total of 16 eyeshadows with both matte and satin finishes. There are light and dark shadows that are suitable for creating a range of nude or smokey looks. The shadows blend well together. I love that the palette is super slim too.
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2. Garnier BB Cream
I use the shade light/medium and it matches my skin tone perfectly. It’s formulated for oily/combination skin. I love the coverage it provides and that it looks so natural. It provides a glow without looking oily.
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3. Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation
I originally received this product as a press sample and I really fell in love with it. I don’t use it alone as a foundation; instead, I use it as a finishing powder. It gives me such a flawless finish! I love how many shades are available too.  I was able to find my exact match.
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4. Alima Pure Satin Matte Blush
This blush in is the color Desert Rose, which is a dusty, rosy pink.  It looks incredibly natural on the face. You don’t have to use a lot at a time either.  I reach for this blush pretty often.
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5. IT Cosmetics French Boutique Blush Brush
I can’t believe the softness of this brush – it’s amazing! I don’t have a softer brush in my collection. It helps to make my blush look flawless and natural.
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6. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer
I’ve never been one to use under eye concealer. I don’t have dark circles or anything. I won this concealer in a giveaway held by IT Cosmetics on Twitter. I was surprised by how much I liked it and now I don’t go a day without wearing it. It adds brightness without looking unnatural, resulting in a fresh and awake look.
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7. CoverGirl Lip Perfection
This is one of my favorite lipsticks – the shade is ‘Darling’. It’s a muted pink shade that glides on. It doesn’t feel dry at all. It just provides a nice layer of color. I want to get more of these.
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8. Laura Geller Blush-N-Brighten
I now have two Laura Geller blushes in my makeup collection. My favorite is Boysenberry. I got it for free with my Birchbox points. The other one I got on Hautelook, so it was around half the price it normally goes for. Otherwise, they’re a little pricey for me. Boysenberry is a medium pink that looks awesome on the cheeks.
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9. Lancôme Dreamtone
Oh, how I love this product. It’s just too bad that it’s so expensive! That’s the only part I don’t like about it, but I had to include it in my favorites. It’s a dark spot corrector. I’ve been using it for awhile already and I notice quite a change in my skin. There’s a lot less redness and my overall skin tone has become a lot more even. Dark marks have faded considerably. I’ll miss it when it runs out.
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10. L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
This is the mascara I go back to the most. It does a great job at adding volume while keeping my lashes looking soft and natural. I just wish it lifted my lashes a little more.
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11. Jesse’s Girl Liquid Eyeliner
This liquid liner came in to me in a subscription box. I shy away from a lot of liquid liners because they can look too bold and intense for my taste. I prefer the smudgy. smokey look. This one has a fine tip and the formula isn’t too wet. It’s easy to apply and stays put.
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12. China Glaze Shocking Pink
I love this neon bubblegum pink color. It’s a great color for Spring and Summer, even though I wear it year round. I just think of it as a happy color. It’s by far, the best pink I own. Who doesn’t love a girly pink polish?!
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13. Orly Liquid Vinyl
This is the only black polish I own. It’s perfect. It’s a very glossy pure black. I’ve used it for nail art as well as all over the nail. It’s also my only Orly polish and it makes me want to try more from the brand.
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14. Sally Hansen Moisturizing Nail Polish Remover
Since we’re on the topic of nails, I might as well mention my favorite polish remover. I like this one because it’s very inexpensive, but works 10x better than the average polish remover you find at all the drugstores. I only need one cotton ball to take off all my polish, unless it’s glitter polish. It’s works fast and actually has a pleasant scent too.
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15. Tria Hair Removal Laser
Okay, this one is not a practical favorite, but still a major favorite nonetheless. I was lucky enough to get this as a birthday gift from my boyfriend. I’ve been using it since November. I can see a huge difference in hair growth in the areas I’ve used it on. My hair is not growing in as quickly. I love that I can use it in the comfort of my own home. A more in-depth review will be coming soon.
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16. Garnier Triple Nutrition Nutrient Spray
This spray is perfect for adding shine. It smells great (like most Garnier products). It comes out in a fine mist so it doesn’t look oily on your hair. I like adding it to my ends where my hair tends to look more dull.
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17. Suave Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo has become a staple in my routine. I used to wash my hair daily, but I knew it was better to wash it less often. I started trying different dry shampoos for the days when my roots needed a boost. This one has a nice citrus scent and works well for my dark hair. It doesn’t make it look powdery. I still get that clean feeling though and my hair looks great.
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18. Redken Extreme Anti-snap
This hair product has shown up in more than a few of my favorites. I’ve used it for years. This is one product that I think everyone needs to have, especially if you have dry, damaged hair. It’s a leave-in treatment for distressed hair. My hair has become more manageable, less likely to tangle, softer, and smoother. I can’t say enough good things about it!
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Wow, that was a long list! I had a lot of favorites in 2013 and many of them are likely to be favorites this year as well. Which ones have you tried? If you haven’t tried any, tell me one product from the list that you’d like to try the most!

Disclaimer: Not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. Some affiliate links were used.

Ashley Freitas

Ashley is a twenty-something California girl, who loves writing, photography, shopping, drawing, and testing beauty products. She lives with her boyfriend, Mark, and their pet bunny, Peaches.