2013 Cult Status Products

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2013 has came and passed in a flash and there are a few products that have really stood out and defined my year. Not all were 2013 releases or first tries but they have really been used and abused throughout the last 12 months.

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
This isn't just a 2013 favourite but an all time love affair. It definitely lives up to its claims of being a comfortable and balancing cleanser. I think that it makes my skin feel 100 times better when I am using it and I do often take a break from it to try new products and not let my skin get too used to it, however I get excited to start back on this again so my skin can go back to some kind of stable normality. Oh, and I love the smell. Some don't but I find it relaxing and comforting.

Dior Skin Nude BB Cream
At the start of 2013 I never thought I'd move from a full coverage foundation to the likes of a BB cream. Yes, my skin has settled down but I think this product would look amazing paired with concealer for a problem skin too. The coverage is light-medium but for a BB cream/tinted moisturiser that is actually the higher end of usual coverage.  The finish, which is one of the things that make it so amazing to me, is that it feels and looks like a foundation. By that I mean it doesn't have that tacky residue that lots of tinted moisturisers do. I definitely would wear this to work (and have done) and don't have to worry that I'll be bare-faced by the end of my shift.

Chanel Universal Loose Powder
I'm not one to flap about with loose powders. The only time I wear powder is for work so I know I'm not going to be shiny but this luxurious product was a massive game changer in 2013. It is so finely milled that it just goes on like an invisible layer but manages to give a velvet complexion and keeps any pesky oilness at bay. The thing that I hate about using powder is that it really does alter the look of your perfectly applied foundation. And well, things just tend to get a little heavy and cakey around this step don't they? Well not with the Chanel offering. Your foundation will stay looking the same and there will certainly be no cake-face look in sight.

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks
The first drugstore lipstick that I actually enjoy wearing. They really do rival higher end formulations and I love that the colours are really relevant and modern. None of the shimmery browns and frosted pinks that drugstores seem to favour. My collection grows pretty much every time I go to a Boots and I think that these will be a firm favourite of many beauty addicts for a long time.

Nars Guy Bourdin One Night Stand Palette
If there was one release in 2013 that sparked beauty junkies into a frenzy it was this palette. A stunning concoction of favourite bestselling shades of Nars blushes really makes this an extremely useful palette, for travelling, parties and everyday use. The formulation is just like the normal Nars blushes and therefore leave you looking perfectly flushed and the perfect amount of sheen.

So there you have it, my 5 stand out products of the year just passed. If you haven't tried any of these products I'd really recommend making this a resolution to give them a go. And what are your favourites for 2013? I'm always open to trying out new things and I'd love to hear your holy grail beauty bits!

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