best of 2013: eyes

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! 

review swatch photo

bourjois twist up the volume mascra*, too faced natural eye palette*, MAC amber lights eyeshadow, guerlain eyeliner*, charlotte tilbury dolce vita palette

BOURJOIS TWIST UP THE VOLUME MASCaRA: My mascara of choice since the summer. A really awesome lengthening and volumizing formula which has two settings, one designed for length the other for volume. I do find this a bit gimmicky, but I can see the difference between the two settings. I use this as my everyday mascara, as it gives just enough length and curl for daily wear while also adding drama and definition. It also words so well on bottom lashes as it's plastic brush eta right to the root and covers everyday hair.

TOO FACED NATURAL EYE PALETTE: This has been my most used palette of 2013. It's been a staple in my makeup bag because it contains a mix of matte and shimmer shadows (including a glitter, which I don't rate for the record). All the eyshadows are really complimentary and create a ton of looks from day to night. I love gold and shimmery neutrals, so this is right up my street. The small size makes its perfect for travelling and being on the move. It's accompanied me on many trips around the UK and on holiday. A great all rounder neutral palette, I personally prefer it to most of the Naked palettes… Apart from Naked3 which is amazing, but I haven't had it long enough to call it a favourite of 2013!

Amberlights has been a staple in my beauty kit for years and a repurchase for 2014. It's the perfect copper eyeshadow for me and really compliments my eye colour. It's a fail safe shadow for me and its always within reach in my must have MAC quad. Buttery, soft, pigmented and really blend able it's definitely a shade to try if you have before!

GUERLAIN EYELINER: I've pretty much worn this eyeliner daily since I received it. It's one of my favouite eyeliners of all time. It's super black, opaque with a slight gloss which gives really refined slick eyeliner look. I've used it in the majority of y OTD"s this year and it's finally on it's last legs after a year of service. 100% repurchasing this! The packaging reminds me of Old Hollywood, something that wouldn't look out of place on a screen starlet like Marilyn Monroe's dresser. It's beautiful and so luxe. I cant believe I was so indifferent to it in my original review (here) It's completely blown me away over time!

CHARLOTTE TILBURY DOLCE VITA PALETTE: Charlotte Tilbury is my favorite makeup artist so when she launched her makeup line earlier in the yearI knew It'd be a good'un. I picked up the Dolce Vita palette, and I think it's one of my favourite palettes I've used in a long time. This palette is a quartet of stunning warm toned browns, golds and shimmers. They are all powder based eyeshadows but are so creamy, butter soft they almost don't feel like they aren't powder. I found them to be especially pigmented even without a primer. The champagne shade from the palette has barely left my lids!

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