Good morning and happy Monday. How was your weekend? Mine wasn't the best, I've not been feeling well. I came down with a very sore throat and then just went downhill. I went to bootcamp Saturday when I probably shouldn't have. Spent the rest of the weekend in bed or on the couch, then Dustin started to feel it too. I don't have time to be sick, so we are trying our hardest to kick it! We are feeling better today. I swear by Emergen-C and just recently switched to the Airborne tablets for convenience. Well, I didn't realize your supposed to take 12 a day (not so convenient anymore) and was only taking 3. Then I get sick, coincidence?
Ok, so onto the subject of this post. I tried a lot of new products in 2013. Most of them I tried after reading recommendations from other beauty bloggers or YouTube gurus, therefore I didn't have a lot of fails. Which is good, I do not enjoy buying products then not loving them, waste of money!
I narrowed it down to my top 3 finds and fails, but I have a few other products I must at least mention too, total keepers!
One- Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer- This actually took the place of my Too Faced Shadow Insurance primer this year. I still like that one, but I feel this Lorac one works even better!
Two- The Lorac Pro Palette- I finally splurged on this and love it, it's very versatile with 8 shimmer and 8 matte shades and great for traveling. Great shadows! I did a look with it here. If you buy the palette you get the primer with it, bonus!
Three- Mac Pro Longwear Concealer- My new fave under eye concealer for sure! Blends beautifully, stays put all day and covers any discoloration under your eyes.
One- Almay Get up and Grow Mascara- I had high hopes for this but it did not impress me at all and by the end of the days I had streaks all over the top of my eye lids. Hate that!
Two- Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Powder- Hard to explore, but this powder left me with way too much of the "powder" look, the look that you don't want your powder to leave you with. It's like it all just set on top of my skin. It was way too thick for my liking.
Three- Benefit Stay don't Stray Eye Primer- I LOVE Benefit products, one of my favorite high end brands. Unfortunately this stuff was a huge fail for me. It made my eyes crease worse than anything I've ever used, I would have been better off with no primer. Has anyone tried this and liked it?
A few other products I fell in love with this year are the Naked3 palette, It's a 10 Miracle Leave In Product and the UrbanDecay De-Slick Setting Spray. They are new holy grail beauty products for me!
Did you fall in love with any new products in 2013, beauty related or not?