2013 – A year in review

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Welcome to 2014 – I hope it brings you much happiness and joy! 2013 was a very challenging year for me, as I understand it has been for many of you. 2014 is set to be fabulous, with an addition to my family due in February, my baby girl going to big school for the first time, a return to full-time blogging and some exciting things that I have been planning for over a year and actively working on throughout the last month.

Before I launch headlong into the New Year here on Makeup Utopia, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the most popular articles on Makeup Utopia in 2013. Not all of these were published in 2013, but they seemed to capture the interest of readers, new and old.

13. Napoleon Perdis NP Set Contour/Highlight Palette – Review, Photos, Swatches
NP Set Contour Highlight Palette 1

12. Benefit Fake-up Undereye Concealer – Review, Photos, Swatches
Benefit Fake Up Packaging 1

11. Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Sponge-on Cream Makeup – Review, Photos, Swatches
Flawless_Finish_6

10. Makeup Microbiology, or why dirty makeup brushes are disgusting.
Makeup Microbiology 11

9. Makeup Brush Confidential – Foundation Brushes
Foundation Brushes 1

8. Bourjois Rouge Edition Collection – Review, Photos, Swatches
Bourjois Rouge Edition 2

7. Cheap M.A.C, NARS and Benefit – too good to be true?
Frequently Counterfeited Brands

6. Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream – Review, Photos, Swatches
Smashbox CC Cream 1

5. M.A.C Matte Lipstick in Lady Danger – Review, Photos, Swatches
MAC Lady Danger Swatch 2

4. L’Oreal Color Riche Lipsticks – Review, Photos, Swatches
Color Riche Lipsticks Naturals

3. M.A.C Face & Body Foundation – Review, Photos, Swatches
MAC FandB_0

2. M.A.C Mineralize Moisture Foundation – Review Photos, Swatches
MAC Mineralize Moisture Teaser

1. L’Oreal Shine Caresse “Glossy Stains” – Review, Photos, Swatches
Loreal Shine Caresse Lip STains_0

Thank you all so much for your support, and for continuing to visit my corner of the internet. I truly value and appreciate each and every one of you. I’d love to hear from you in the comments, or on Facebook, letting me know what you are most looking forward to in 2014.