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Sunday, 29 December 2013

top 5 of 2013: face

Over the last few days of 2013, I'll be covering my top 5 products of the year. I'll be looking at my top 5 picks of skincare, face, eyes, lips, hair & more! Let me know your top 2013 products from each category in the comments!
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kevyn aucoin celestial powder, laura mericer silk creme foundation, laura mericer mineral pressed powder, nars gina, kevyn aucoin sensusal skin enhancer

KEVYN AUCOIN CELESTIAL POWDER: I adore this highlighting powder, it really brings a ton of warmth and glow to the face without a hint of shimmer or sparkle. Paired with the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder it creates the perfect contoured cheek (see them in action here) and a duo which has rarely left my cheeks. Super flattering.

LAURA MERICER SILK CREME FOUNDATION: I've probably only used one foundation this year, and that is Laura Mercier Silk Creme. My holy grail foundation. The coverage is probably medium, but can be built up to full. Any marks, scarring, spots are completely covered with a soft natural but luminous finish. To apply I use a Real Techniques buffing brush and a use a pea sized amount to cover my face. Less is more with this foundation!

LAURA MERICER MINERAL PRESSED POWDER: I use this powder in three ways: one as an all over setting power, two to mattify and three as a light base on "no makeup makeup" days. Very soft, bendable and not cakey in the slightest, giving the skin a light creamy glow. I've gone through so many of these over the past year I couldn't put them in my fave 5.

NARS GINA: Nars Gina has been my cheek of choice for the majority of the year. It's the perfect matte earning peach which really set off my skin tone and added so much to my complexion. Unfortunately, this broke a few months ago (because I'd worn it down to pan) so I must go and buy a new one... add to basket... click..checkout.

KEVYN AUCOIN SENSUAL SKIN ENHANCER: This is the thickest most heavy duty concealer on the market, and it brings new meaning to the expression less is more. You really need the tiniest, tiniest amount for full face coverage. I like to use this as an on the spot concealer as it's super heavy duty and covers almost everything. Probably a little too thick for some but great for when you're heavily broken out.


  1. really want to try the laura mercier foundation, heard so many good things about it! :)


  2. Kevyn Aucoin is such a great brand! Love both the products you mentioned from them. Great list. :)
    Stephanie | Love, August

  3. Yes and yes to both the Laura Mercier goodies. I feel so clueless when it comes to Kevyn Aucoin so I appreciate that recommendation. Does anyone know where to purchase his products in the US?


  4. I'd really like to try the Laura Mercier foundation! :D

    Valérie |

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  6. i want all of these haha! :)

  7. STILL really need to invest/try the Laura Mercier foundation... maybe 2014 is my


  8. I recently bought the kevyn aucoin skin enhancer! I agree it's so thick, I've also been using it as a concealer but still getting the hang of using it as a foundation or mixed with moisturiser as I know some people have tried! X

  9. Basically, I want to try all the products you've mentioned!

  10. Lovely picks.. still need to try the LM foundation! xx
    Eleri Roberts

  11. I really want to try the Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer!

    Lucy // a little of lucy

  12. Still need to try that LM Foundation - I hear so many good things about it! xx

    Abby | Beauty and a Blogger

  13. Love to try these all out! Especially Gina xx

  14. The celestial powder reminds me of the powders hourglass do. need to try both!
    alicekatex ♥

  15. I really want to play some of the Laura Mercier product and already have the Kevyn Aucoin highlighter and sculpting powder in my basket, check out my blog as a review should go up!


  16. The Kevyn Aucoin powder look especially amazing! Love the 'top 5' series!x

  17. I've seen the Kevyn Aucion powder pop up everywhere lately, think it's a sign to buy it haha.

  18. the laura mercier foundation sounds so perfect, and i need nars gina in my life x

    lillies and lipbalm

  19. Silk Creme foundation is the bets foundation ever! I love it.

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic


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