2013 Favourites – Eyes!

 If you’re a regular reader of my blog then
you will know that not a day that goes by that I don’t wear smokey eyes.  I’m all about the eyes and think without
eyeliner, mascara and eyeshadow I just don’t feel like myself.  Therefore, eye products are super important
to me and so choosing my favourites was difficult.  I’ve cheated slightly and gone over by two product, opps! Forgive me!


Brows Kit:
There hasn’t been a day that’s gone by
in the past two years where I haven’t used this product.  Not only is the taupe brown shade perfect for
my eyebrows, but they all make incredible eye shadows which I used daily.  This is my holy grail palette which I will
continue to forever repurchase!

Babydoll Mascara:
A friend gave me this mascara
after saying that she couldn’t use it as the fragrance is too heavy and
irritated her eyes, but I adore it!  This
gives me longest lashes, it’s fully worth the expensive price tag.

Magnifibres: Forever on the quest for an alternative to falsies which I hate,
I’ve discovered magnifibres.  You can
read my full blog post here – where you can see how it works and just why I
love it!

Another new find this year.  Are you probably know I wear liquid or gel
liner daily and this has become my favourite.  It’s nib is very fine which allows me to create the most perfect, intricate flicks.

Decay Shadow in Desperation
: With so many palettes
that I call my favourite, it’s very rare for me to love an individual eye
shadow nowadays. However, (along with MAC’s Nylon, my favourite base shadow)
this has been a permanent fixture in my makeup bag.  It’s colour is almost identical to the
taupe-grey in the HD Brows palette (with a little more pigment) and I’ve been
using it loads to create my signature smokey eye.

Scandaleyes Kohl Liner
: I’m never seen without a
dark shade lining my waterline (to the point that a friend actually asked me if
my tearducts ever get blocked… if you’re wondering, no, they don’t)! My
favourite kohl of 2013 is the Rimmel Scandaleyes in Black.  These pencils are available in a great
variety of shades, they are creamy and pigmented which means they don’t tug on
your eyes when applying and they last well also!

Bobbi Brown Cool Tones Palette: I discovered and fell in love with Bobbi Brown palettes this year.  After the launch of their incredibly popular Chocolate palette (review here and here), I got my hands on this Cool Toned palette from their Winter collection which contains 6 of the most stunning, matte & shimmery neutral shades.  I ADORE this and love using it. Also perfect for travelling!

There we have it!  The final of my 2013 Beauty Favourites.  I really hope you’ve enjoyed this mini series.  It’s been absolutely wonderful reading your comments and hearing what your favourite products have been too.  I really appreciate every comment I receive on this blog so thank you!

I also filmed a video on my 2013 favourites if you’re interested in watching that too!

What were your favourite eyeshadows & mascaras from 2013?




  1. January 15, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    I also have the Bobbi Brown cool palette – it's beautiful! I haven't tried Magnifibres but I've heard a lot of good things about the product, so I think I'll have to add it to my 'must try' list this year (:


  2. January 15, 2014 / 1:57 pm

    The palette looks beautiful! Katie I just found you a few days ago and I really like your blog! Keep it up ^^ xx Mattania

  3. January 15, 2014 / 2:16 pm

    that cool toned bobbi brown palette looks so pretty! my favorite eye product in 2013 is the lancome hypnose drama mascara.. finally a mascara that holds a curl! i also love Chanel Presage single eyeshadow, it's the prettiest mix between a taupe and a plum, have been wearing it non stop 🙂

    rachel x

  4. January 15, 2014 / 2:31 pm

    I really need to try more from the Scandal Eyes range at Rimmel, the kohl liner seems to be everyone's favourite! Great post 🙂 x

    Lauren | What Lauren Says

  5. January 15, 2014 / 2:49 pm

    Totally getting my hands on the L'oreal Super Liner.


  6. January 15, 2014 / 2:52 pm

    Oh, wow! Amazing faves. Love the Lorac Pro palette, and Dior mascara's.

  7. January 15, 2014 / 3:05 pm

    Beautiful choices…I'm off to check out the UD eye shadow and Bobbi Brown palette 🙂

  8. January 15, 2014 / 3:39 pm

    The BB palette looks nice 🙂
    I have that loreal liner too, but i cant work with it. Any tips?
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

  9. January 15, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    i really loved the YSL babydoll mascara!

    check out my giveaway!
    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

  10. January 15, 2014 / 4:15 pm

    I love the scandaleyes liners too, they're great! 🙂

  11. January 15, 2014 / 4:27 pm

    The palette looks amazing, I love colours like that. You have some great products here

    Jess x

  12. January 15, 2014 / 4:27 pm

    May have just bought that Bobbi Brown palette after reading this! It's gorgeous! x
    Accidental Sunshine

  13. January 15, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    I'm really boring when it comes to eye makeup as all I like to wear is mascara! I envy the beautiful smokey eye you create though, I find with me it makes my eyes look smaller or as if I've had a punch up at the local pub – just can't get the knack for it!

    I really liked the YSL touche elcat eye brightener and think their products are definitely worth it for the quality you get. I'll have to sample Babydoll I think as I love the full lash look. Also Magnifibres sound like an absolute dream! I've never worn false eyelashes after hearing a few horror stories about them ripping off eyelashes/falling half way down your cheek, will investigate more into that product I think! cheers for the reviews, proper well informed.

  14. January 15, 2014 / 5:08 pm

    I love the bobbi brown eyeshadow palette and I bet they look great on the eyes :). I use the Rimmel scandaleyes eyeliner everyday and I have to say it is probably one of my favourites of all time. The YSL mascara looks pretty fabulous and luxurious 🙂 I would love to try something like that one day.


  15. January 15, 2014 / 5:16 pm

    I desperately want to get that baby doll mascara on payday, I've heard so many good things and I'm a huge fan of YSL. The cool tones palette looks lovely as well…

    Ash xx


  16. January 15, 2014 / 5:51 pm

    Loved this post, the palette is so pretty! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  17. January 15, 2014 / 6:13 pm

    The Urban Decay eyeshadow is really pretty!

    RIKKI //

  18. January 15, 2014 / 6:33 pm

    I really want to try out the YSL mascaras I think they all look amazing!

    Check out my beauty blog naisandteapots.blogspot.co.uk

  19. January 15, 2014 / 6:41 pm

    The Bobbie Brown palette looks gorgeous! 🙂 xx

  20. January 15, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    I have used my HD Brow kit almost every day for 18 months! Its great at getting me the perfect brow colour.

  21. January 15, 2014 / 8:45 pm

    I'm so agree with your choice and mainly for Bobbi Brown palette. I'm sorry for my english, I think that it isn't perfect but I'm french! xo

  22. January 15, 2014 / 9:29 pm

    great post!


  23. January 15, 2014 / 9:52 pm

    I love the Rimmel liner!


  24. January 15, 2014 / 10:06 pm

    Amazing post!

    NATALIA // http://my-name-is-natalia.blogspot.be/

  25. January 15, 2014 / 10:07 pm

    I love Bobbi Brown palettes! She does a lovely shimmery neutral. x

  26. January 15, 2014 / 10:22 pm

    I have just posted about 9 of the most talked about mascaras and YSL babydoll came #2 I adore this for a natural but better look!
    Cornelia – Ineffable Beauty

  27. January 15, 2014 / 11:23 pm

    I love this liner! I have so much trouble with finding the perfect liner and this just seems to work!


  28. January 16, 2014 / 3:53 am

    I may have just added more products to my wish list (which has grown scarily fast after all these 2013 favorites posts!) Thanks for sharing all these products though, these posts are always enjoyable to read!
    Lovely Notions

  29. January 16, 2014 / 5:58 am

    When I arrived to move in my stuff, the staff member on duty was really helpful and attentive. He was very busy, but managed to attend to all customers' needs in a timely manner.

  30. January 16, 2014 / 11:13 am

    Wow, the magnifibres looks really interesting! Although I'd be a bit nervous about putting fibres anywhere near my eyes to be honest… But it's definitely worth a shot!! x


  31. January 16, 2014 / 12:02 pm

    I'd love to try the YSL mascara, need to pick one up 🙂


  32. January 16, 2014 / 12:46 pm

    I love how you do your eyes, always makes me want to try smoky eyes everyday 🙂 I bought the O'Lreal superliner and love the fine nip but find it transfers really easily above my lip :/

    Katie xx | Katies World

  33. January 16, 2014 / 1:39 pm

    I was looking for sleek lipsticks swatches because I wanted to buy some online and came across your blog and I haven't stop reading it from since. I followed you instantly and noticed that you have a youtube channel which is just perfect.

    I like every product you mentioned in this video – Just AMAZING! I look forward to every single post and video that you are willing to make.

    Stay beautiful.
    Belle xxx

  34. January 16, 2014 / 4:33 pm

    i love the rimmel eye pencil too, but found it hard to maintain a sharp point, it would always blunt too quickly. then i discovered topshop's waterproof eye liner… it's even better than my beloved rimmel! super black, long lasting, creamy BUT sharpens to a good point. highly recommend if you like the rimmel one!

  35. January 16, 2014 / 5:50 pm

    Looks so beautiful, really nice colors and work so great together <3


  36. January 16, 2014 / 8:15 pm

    I also love those two eyeliners! Definitely feeling like I have to try the HD Brows kit xx

    Abby | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

  37. Pammy
    January 16, 2014 / 9:03 pm

    The magnifibres looks great! I'd love to try that. And the YSL mascara looks good (love the name).

  38. January 17, 2014 / 5:01 pm

    I have been looking for a god eyeliner for ages! Gonna have to try this L'oreal one!

  39. January 18, 2014 / 2:08 am

    I also love the HD brow palette, but I don't do my eyebrows everyday. Reminds me that I should give it some love!

  40. January 19, 2014 / 10:10 am

    Great post 🙂


  41. January 19, 2014 / 12:22 pm

    Nice picks! I'd love to try Bobbi Brown Cool Tones Palette too! 🙂

  42. January 20, 2014 / 4:54 am

    i wear eyeliner everyday, but only the liquid form…it has been ages since i've donned the pencil liner too and i've have the inkling to try it again, only every pencil i used in the past always rubbed off or disintegrated! i am excited to now know what kind you use, since you always have rimmed eyes! rimmel….here i come!


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