Eye-Catching Products of Fall 2013

Fall 2013 eye catchers21 Eye Catching Products of Fall 2013


It’s that time again! Here are my eye-catching beauty products for Fall 2013.


1. VAPOUR Organic Beauty Aura Multi Use Blushes

Vapour is a Leaping Bunny-certified, organic beauty brand that I’ve noticed more and more on blogs. Many of the products look beautiful, but the Aura Multi Use Blushes ($34) are stand outs. Similar to the NARS Multiples, these can be applied to cheeks, lips, and eyes for convenient, sheer color. Pictured above is Spark.


2. NAILS INC Gel Effect Polish in Porchester Square

Nails Inc Gel Effect in Porchester Square was first brought on my radar by Will Work For Makeup. It reminds me of a slightly lighter, slightly less murky version of Cult Nails Let’s Get Dirty (my review), but with a glossy finish. At $14, it’s more than I usually spend on a nail polish, but the color is really that pretty. Nails Inc is cruelty-free, paraben-free, and vegan.


3. NAILS INC Bling It On Rose Gold

Nails Inc Bling It On Rose Gold ($22.50) is designed to create a “rose gold foil effect.” It includes a Rose Gold Foil Effect Polish in Kings Road, rose gold glitter, an applicator, and brush. I originally thought Kings Road was mini sized at .33 oz, but it looks like that’s Nails Inc’s standard polish size.


4. HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Palette

I’m sure this one comes as no surprise, as it’s been all over the beauty blogosphere in recent weeks. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette ($58) includes my beloved Radiant Light, the next-on-my-purchase-list Dim Light, and new limited edition  Incandescent Light. As I write this post, I’m simultaneously adding it to my Sephora shopping cart.


5. ILIA Lipstick Crayon in Iko Iko

I have a soft spot for crayon-style products and anything that gives lips both hydration and color. Ilia Lipstick Crayon in Iko Iko ($24) covers all those bases. Iko Iko is a brown-peach with gold shimmer, but all the the Ilia Lipstick Crayon shades are beautiful and designed to mix and layer.


6. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Rose Gold

The famed Shimmering Skin Perfector now comes in pressed form, at least for a limited time. Described as “crushed gemstones in a compact,” the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38.00) is currently ranking a full 5 out of 5 stars on Sephora.com. You can see swatches at Temptalia.com. To me, the color is more a peachy pink with gold shimmer than rose gold. Either way, it’s gorgeous.


7. OCC Lip Tar All-Star Set x 4

If, like me, you’ve been interesting in the lip tars but didn’t want to pay for a huge tube (knowing you’d never use it up), the mini sizes in the OCC Mini Lip Tar All-Star Set ($20) look perfect. The four shades range from natural light pink to vampy plum, yet all look wearable and mixable.


8. URBAN DECAY Naked 3

I don’t have an image for this one and it isn’t confirmed, but the rumblings of a new Naked palette have caught my attention. I spotted this on Shirayuki’s Beauty Instagram. If this is the Naked 3 palette, it certainly looks similar to the Naked 2, but I’m curious to have a closer look at the shades nonetheless.


What’s caught your eye lately?

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    All great things! I really want to try that Ilia lip crayon! I love their stuff!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Hi Tracy! I’ve yet to try anything from the brand, dying to ♥

  • Icequeen81

    6 and 7 are eye catchers for sure

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Glad you liked them! ♥

  • Lily

    Seriously? NAKED3?? OMG, they need to stop already >_<

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Hahahahha but they can’t Lily they’re making too much $$! ;)

  • http://willworkformakeup.blogspot.com/ Tiffany

    So, yeah, you need Porchester Square! I love it so much! Thanks for the link love, by the way :)

    Also, everything else in this post pretty much just got added to my wishlist too….swoon.

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Hi Tiffany! Thanks for introducing me to it. I noticed the reviews aren’t all stellar on sephora.com, but looks like it’s mostly just about the formula not being gel-like ♥

  • http://beautyandtheeyeliner.wordpress.com/ Natalie

    This is such a beautiful list! I love the Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette, and the Becca shimmer skin perfecter looks so pretty.

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Thanks, Natalie! My Ambient Lighting palette just arrived, I’m totally in awe of it ;)

  • ChristinaW

    Hello! How do you think the Hg radiant compares to the Becca rose gold? Wondering if I need both.

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Hi Christina! Well, I don’t own BECCA Rose Gold, so I can’t say for sure. Based on swatches, Rose Gold looks more pink/peach vs bronzey tan, more opaque, and I don’t see actual glitter particles the way I do with Radiant Light. ♥

      • ChristinaW

        Thanks for your reply! Very helpful :-)

        • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

          So glad it was helpful, it’s my pleasure ♥

  • Christine

    I just tried the Nails Inc Gel Effect polish and it is SO shiny! :) I love Porchester Square too – such a pretty shade! I really want to try the Ilia crayons too and I almost caved and bought the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector during the VIB sale, but it was still too pricey to justify given how often I wear highlighter. Now that some photos of Naked 3 are showing up, I’m dying to get my hands on it too! :) Wonderful choices…as always! :)

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Hi Christine, thanks! Did you find the Nails Inc Gel Effect lasted longer or was… I don’t know, gel-like? More chip-resistant? Haha for the first time I wasn’t a VIB this year, so I was immune to the the 20% temptation, otherwise I would’ve ended up with a lot more makeup I’m sure (though I still did purchase a handful of things recently…) I could see the Naked 3 working wonderfully on you, Christine! I personally am a little scared of pink, the pink shadows I like are few and far between, plus I’m just drawn to golds and bronzes and taupes more, so I was a little disappointed in the Naked 3, but then I was surprised to see how many people are really excited about it, I realized there’s a lot of people who love pinks and feel these shades will work a lot better for them than the other two Nakeds, so that’s pretty cool… and that was maybe the longest run-on sentence ever ;)