January 7, 2014

Best of Beauty 2013 : My Top 20!

I had a hard time choosing only 20 products, but here we go! These are my ultimate favorites, the products that I would buy again without any hesitation. I admit that I've been a bit of a lipstick junkie this year, so I'm sorry if I have many lipsticks in my Top 20 (and I didn't even list them all)! Oh and.. One thing I noticed is that I really need to write more reviews about the hair stuff I use, I only wrote one review this year. Yikes!

You can click on each product name to read the full review and see the swatches! Some of them aren't in english though, sorry about that.

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NYX Indie Flick Matte Lipstick (French)
Indie Flick is a bright and matte orange. I wore this one all the time during the summer months, it's so pretty with a tan! I have nothing similar with the same matte finish, and I own quite a bunch of orange lippies. It doesn't feather and I get 5 hours of wear, pretty good considering that it retail for $6!

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation
I tried many new foundations this year (more than 20) but this one totally blew my mind away. The finish is natural and luminous, it gives a beautiful second skin effect! It's so light on the skin and never look cakey. Please read my full review to know if it will suits your skin type! (there's also a before and after)

Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream in Moscato
Moscato is the brightest pink lipstick I have ever tried! MAC Candy Yum Yum and Nars Schiap are nothing compared to this one. It's very pigmented and the staying power is great! I do wish that the scent was better than that, but it disappear quickly and the shade is too pretty to pass up. 

The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer (French)
I've been using Bahama Mama since a couple of years now and it's still my favorite bronzer of all time! It's much darker than Benefit Hoola, but still the same kind of brown without any warm undertones and it's totally matte. It's very pigmented so I would only recommend it to medium or tan skin tones.

MUFE Foundation Brush #106 (French)
I usually don't care for foundation brushes, but this one is wonderful! It can be used with any type of foundation and it apply it quickly without leaving any streaks! It's easy to wash too and dry so fast. I can't stop using it since I got it!

Anastasia Clear Brow Gel
This clear brow gel keep my brows in place all day without flaking or leaving them sticky. My brows grow in all directions so they need some very firm hold, this gel is perfect for that. No wonder why it's one of their best seller, it's an awesome product!

MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick
RiRi Woo is the most gorgeous red I have ever seen, and even if I prefer to not choose limited edition products in my Top 20, I couldn't pass this one. It's matte, it's red, it's gorgeous. Need I say more? Staying power is phenomenal. By the way, I heard Ruby Woo is a similar shade.

Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
The formula contain mostly water, and is free of oil, silicone, fragrance or alcohol. Also, the Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract (from an African tree) helps control skin's oil production and improve skin texture. It make my foundation last longer and it really help with oil control!

MAC Prep + Prime Lip
This lip primer prevents my glossy lipsticks from feathering and smudging in addition to making it last. It also makes wearing a usually dry matte lipstick very comfortable without changing the finish. This is an amazing product, if you are a lipstick addict like me you will love it too!

Maybelline Shocking Coral lipstick (French)
I love Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids lipsticks, the shades are bright and fun! I also really like the texture, the scent and the staying power. My favorite shade is Shocking Coral, it's such a beautiful coral pink! I can't wait to wear it again next summer!

MUFE Aqua Lip Lipliner in 10 C (French)
I love everything about these lipliners, they are creamy, the staying power is crazy good, and the colors are highly pigmented! 10C is a deep berry plum with a matte finish. I also love 16C, 17C and 18C! (I want them all!)

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light
I like how this powder blurs my fines lines and imperfections! It gives a beautiful glow, my skin is radiant and luminous! I like to use that powder when my skin is dull looking, mainly in the winter months, or when my skin is blotchy and foundation doesn't cover everything!

Annabelle Twist Up in Orange Pop (French)
A beautiful orange with a glossy cream finish! The color payoff is amazing and I get more than 5 hours of wear without any primer. I also like that it doesn't feather! I got the chance to try all the shades and Orange Pop is definitely my favorite TwistUp!

Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick in #107
#107 is a dark wine red with a matte finish. It's such a beautiful colour! These lipsticks are less creamy and more drying than MAC Matte lipsticks, but the staying power is great and it has good color payoff!


OCC Nail Lacquer in Anime (French)
This was my first OCC nail lacquer, and boy did it impress me! Anime is a bright neon pink that is opaque in 2 coats, yes I really wrote that! Neon nail lacquers usually require at least 3-4 coats, so I was very impressed. It's very bright and it looks creamy and smooth.

OCC Nail Lacquer in Radiate (French)
Radiate is a bright neon red-orange with a semi-matte finish. It's less opaque than Anime, but 3 coats without a white base is still awesome for a neon shade. The staying power is great too, it only start to chips after 5 days on me.

NeoStrata Lash Enhancer Serum (French)
This serum contain SymPeptide 226EL and PhytoCellTe, and it's clinically proven to thickens eyelashes and eyebrows. My brows are getting thicker, there's hair where it haven't grown since many years! 

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm
This lipbalm is very moisturizing, I love it so much! I apply it at night before bedtime and don't suffer from dryness anymore. The texture is thick but almost not sticky and not waxy either. It contain shea butter and avocado oils, these ingredients moisturize and revitalize the lips.

Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Gel
The texture is to die for, it melt on the skin and sink in very fast. This gel doesn't leave any oily or sticky residue and the smell is lovely. My skin is soft and deeply moisturized!

Fake Bake Flawless Darker Self-Tan Liquid
This self tanner dries so fast that I can get dressed in less than 5 minutes! The tan is even, it doesn't turn orangey at all,and it fades evenly without being patchy. Flawless Darker is now my favorite self tanner ever, my tan turn out perfect everytime that I use it!


  1. Hourglass Ambient Light Powder has changed my life. One of my favourites for 2013 as well!


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