Best of Beauty 2013: Make-up


Foundation primer: BareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer and Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control
Setting spray: MAC Fix+
Foundation: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Serum Foundation
Tinted moisturiser or BB cream: Dior Diorskin Nude BB Creme
Corrector: Bobbi Brown Corrector
Blemish concealer: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage and Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Highlighting concealer: Clinique Airbrush Concealer and Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener
Brow product: Soap & Glory Archery Brow Tint & Precision Shaping Pencil and Smashbox Brow Tech To Go
Bronzer: NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna and Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 Bronzing Beauty Balm
Contour product: Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel
Blush: Stila Convertible Color in Lilium and Benefit Box ‘o Powder in Dallas
Cream highlighter: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector
Powder highlighter: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Porcelain Pink (limited edition)
Setting powder: MAC Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder (Pressed) and Estée Lauder Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder
Eyeshadow primer: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion and NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Cream eyeshadow: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Gel-Cream Eyeshadow and MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork
Powder eyeshadows: MAC Eyeshadows in Satin Taupe, Wookwinked, Brule and Patina
Eyeshadow palette: Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Gel eyeliner: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink
Pencil eyeliner: Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eye Liner and MAC Eye Kohl in Powersurge
Mascara: Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara and Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
Lip balm: Piz Buin In Sun Sun Lipstick SPF 20 and Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm
Lipstick: MAC Lipstick in Syrup, MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam V and Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in 536 Lucky
Lip crayon: Clinique Chubby Stick in Bountiful Blush and Heaping Hazelnut
Lip gloss: MAC Cremesheen Glass in On the Scene (limited edition) and Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Peony
Lip butter: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie

We had to edit out the following categories as the video was too long to upload to YouTube but if you have any questions about these products, just leave a comment below:


Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
Real Techniques Stippling Brush
MAC 217 Blending Brush
MAC 210 Precise Eyeliner Brush
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers
No. 7 Smokey Eye Brush
Real Techniques Buffing Brush
Real Techniques Blush Brush
Sigma E25 Blending Brush


Tom Ford Black Orchid
Estée Lauder Modern Muse


Woolworths Nail Polish in Metallic Champagne
Essie Nail Polish in Silken Cord
Essie Nail Polish in Topless & Barefoot
OPI Nail Lacquer in The Thrill of Brazil
Essie Protein Base Coat
Seche Vite
Essence Express Dry Drops

10 comments on Best of Beauty 2013: Make-up

  • CharlieW

    Amazing list! Man, oh man… I want Real Techniques brushes!! Gotta make a plan 🙂 Loving your youtube channel x

    • Camilla

      Ahh, thank you lovely – we’re so happy to hear that. xx

  • Anye

    Great products! I think I might have found a “dupe” for the Rimmel eyeliner, the Smashbox always sharp liner in bare? What do you guys think? I want to try it, but worried about the staying power in the waterline. How is the staying power of the ones you have?

    • Camilla

      Hi Anye. The Smashbox Always Sharp liners are brilliant – I use mine all the time (I have three – black, grey and brown). I haven’t tried ‘Bare’ but, as these liners are waterproof, I am confident that they will stay put on the waterline. Keep us posted on how you get on. xx

  • AShleigh

    HI Girls

    Thanks so much for all your tips!! I absolutely love all your posts however my bank balance really doesn’t!!! Its my 2014 goal to try more make up and take better care of my skin 🙂

    Just one questions… can either of those eye primers be purchased in south Africa 🙂 and if not is there any local eye product that may come third to these choices 🙂


    • Camilla

      Hi Ashleigh – yes you can get the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion from Rubybox. You can also give the NYX HD Eyeshadow Base a try – it’s available from Click and is very affordable. xx

      • Aurelie

        Bought the NYX HD Eyeshadow Base following your recommendations. It’s my first one so I’ve got nothing to compare it with, but my eyeshadow stays put all day, colour not fading, etc. Great product. So thanks for your advice.

        • Jules (author)

          Yay! So glad you like it 🙂

  • Tamsin

    I’m sure you’ll be pleased to know that, due to ADU, in 2013 I started using an eyelid primer, gel liner, Revlon lip butters and wearing mascara on my bottom lashes. X

    • Jules (author)

      We are glowing with pride! xx

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