Saturday, December 21, 2013

Best in Beauty 2013 | Video

Sit down, grab a holiday cookie and let's chat about this years best in beauty! As always, I think this has to be one of the most anticipated topics of December and I thought I would share mine a little early so you can plot your beauty wishlists for the new year.


FACE

  • MAC | Face & Body Foundation | reviewed
  • DAINTY DOLL | Powder Blush "My Girl" | reviewed
  • HOLIKA HOLIKA | Luminous Silk Pressed Powder


EYES

  • L'OREAL | Infallible "Iced Latte"
  • NYX | "Mocha Pear" Loose Shadow 
  • MAYBELLINE | Clossal Volum' Express Mascara
  • MAYBELLINE | Lash Stiletto Mascara
  • BENEFIT | Gimme Brow*
  • TOO FACED | "Sexpresso" Eyeshadow
  • RIMMEL | Scandaleyes "Black" & "Taupe" Eyeliner


LIPS

  • ANNABLLE | Twist Up Lip Crayon* | reviewed
  • BOOTS No.7 | "Nude" Lipliner
  • ESSENCE | "In the nude" Lipliner
  • NYX | Xtreme Shine Lip Gloss


HAIR

  • L'OREAL | Arginine Resist x3 Hair Mask | reviewed
  • ESSENTIAL | Honey & Shea Intensive Hair Mask | reviewed
  • LUCIDO-L | Designing Aqua Hair Curl Lotion 
  • REVLON | Perfect Heat Curling Iron 1 1/4" 
  • PANTENE | Hair BB Cream


SKINCARE

  • CITRUS CLEAR | Gentle Cleanser*
  • HADALABO | Shirojyun Whitening Toner
  • LANEIGE | White Plus Renew Original Essence | reviewed
  • LANEIGE | Water Sleeping Pack EX* | reviewed
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Shopping Guide: MAC (online, counters, freestanding stores) | DAINTY DOLL (UK only) | HOLIKA HOLIKA, LANEIGE (W2Beauty, Korea Depart, eBay), L'OREAL, MAYBELLINE, RIMMEL, PANTENE, REVLON (drugstores nationwide) | ESSENCE, BOOTS No.7 (Shoppers Drug Mart) | NYX (London Drugs) | ANNABELLE (online, drugstores nationwide) | CITRUS CLEAR (online) | ESSENTIAL (Ichibankao, eBay) | HADALABO (eBay, SaSa, Adam Beauty)

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the suggestions! I have one Hadalabo's toner, not the whitening one though. I'd like to try Laneige some day!

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  2. I've had my eyes on the Laneige White Plus Renew Original Essence for a while now, and would have bought it already if the product didn't contain alcohol.
    I've heard a lot about alcohol's drying and 'pro- aging' effects when in makeup and skincare products and I am keen to know your opinion on it- is its presence in the ingredients list worth forgoing the product for? Should I be worried about how the alcohol content in a product (like the original essence) will affect my skin in the long term?
    I will be thrilled to hear the opinion of someone with far more makeup experience and knowledge than me :)

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    1. Very good question! Though I'm afraid I just don't have the bio-chem background to answer it from a scientific point of view. I do try to avoid alcohol heavy products when I can find more suitable replacements (case the point Clinique Clarifying Toner, N.American version is notoriously alcohol laden) but I'm not going to shun every single product with a bit of alchol in it if you know what I mean. I think another factor to consider is that alcohol does evaporate so if it's not in heavy quantities in a product, exactly how much negative affect will linger on the skin? I don't have direct answer to this either but it's certainly something to ponder over.

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