Best of 2013: Beauty Blogs

best beauty blogs of 2013
Continuing my Best of 2013 series I now bring you a list of my favorite beauty blogs from 2013. A few disclaimers beforehand. I by no means intend to say some blogs are better than others. I'm not entitled to decide which blogs are best. I titled this "Best Of" for the sheer sake of continuity. There are other blogs besides these that I thoroughly enjoy (I'm following 1,200+ blogs on Bloglovin' alone) but today I wanted to shine the spotlight on these. I tried not to mention blogs I've featured before in Blogger Love posts or blogs that have a big following already. I hope you enjoy my list and find some new blogs to read!


Before continuing to my list of 13 Best Beauty Blogs from 2013, I want to introduce you to my lovely December advertiser Laura Cristina who blogs at Lipstick Mysteries. Laura is a 22-year-old full time teacher who just started blogging recently. She's also holding a giveaway where you can win a MAC Viva Glam Lipstick. It ends in 2 days so enter here quickly! You can follow her on Bloglovin' through this link. Be sure to give her blog a look!

Now, in no particular order...

I found Adrianne's blog this year and it quickly became one of my favorites. For one, Adrianne is really sweet, you should follow her on Twitter as well. Second, her blog's layout is very clean and her photographs are great. This makes reading Late Night Nonsense a delight. Her product reviews include high quality swatches which I greatly appreciate. She also makes YouTube beauty videos. Basically, go follow her blog!

I've been reading Pretty Squared ever since I started blogging in 2012 basically. It's run by sisters Mackenzie and Miranda who are both lovely. Their blog features the prettiest photographs ever. So does their Instagram. It's an aesthetic delight full of beauty inspiration. They also post great nail art designs from time to time.

Jenny's posts are very clear and concise and you can tell she really loves all things beauty. I'd say her blog is one of my favorites in terms of skincare. She's one of those people that can totally convince me to buy a product.

Hollie, creator of Eating Lipstick, is a gorgeous blogger from California that I've been following for a while as well. Her blog is my go-to when t comes to new drugstore makeup releases. I trust her reviews completely because she's tested a variety of makeup items and has high standards for quality. She makes YouTube videos too, in case you want to subscribe. 

Jo, who runs Harlean Rose, is also from California. She's a sweetheart and takes beautiful photographs for her blog. Although she posts a lot about makeup, I look to her blog for skincare recommendations. She's been blogging for about two years and I hope she continues doing it!

I don't quite recall how I found Latasha's blog but we did a beauty swap early on as she's from the U.K.  She takes really gorgeous pictures as well and posts some makeup looks now and then. Go follow her blog, she's very lovely! I love how supportive she is and I consider her one of the sweetest bloggers out there.

07. The Misty Mom
Shari's blog is definitely not a new discovery and I've been reading it for a while. She takes the most gorgeous photographs and has a great balance of product reviews, how-to's, and makeup looks. She's so similar to me in terms of makeup shopping habits. Browsing her blog is like browsing a list of products I already love or have on my immediate wish list.

I'm a longtime reader of Valerie's and have seen her blog grow which makes me very happy (I sound like a weird mom). Her photography is amazing and so is her blog design (she is a graphic designer after all). She deserves hundreds of more readers so please give her blog a look.

09. Life, Set Sail
Life, Set Sail is run by the beautiful Brittany from Canada. I love reading her blog because she's straight and to the point but her reviews never lack information. She does these "blogger spotlight" posts where she showcases blogs she loves which shows what a great blogger she is. I love seeing girls in the community support each other.

Ellie, who's from Seattle, runs Ellalogy, a blog that features a medley of lifestyle, beauty, and chit chat posts. Her writing has a very personable feel. I only discovered her blog this year but it has already become one of my favorites!
11. Gemma Means Jewel
Gemma is a blogger from the U.K. and I love that she features skincare items very often on her blog. I also really like that the selection of products she reviews is different from the usual items seen in most blogs. Although, reading GMJ is a bit of a torture because she talks about a lot of products I can't get in my country, lol!

12. Lipstick With Some Sunshine
Tammie is a beauty blogger and mommy from the U.S. Her blog features beautiful makeup photography and a lot of "top" or "best of" lists which I love. Also, I think every beauty lover/blogger should read her post 10 Signs You're A Beauty Addict.
13. Makeup Mouse
Although she's mostly active on Facebook and not as much on her blog, I had to feature Heather. She is a makeup inspiration for me. As some of you know, I'm all about expressing yourself through makeup, not being afraid of colors or avant-garde looks. Basically, makeup art.  Browsing through her blog is quite inspiring and anyone who appreciates theater, art or is an aspiring makeup artist will love her creations.

Phew! And there they are, my top 13 beauty blogs of 2013. It was hard to narrow it down to thirteen as this list could go on for ages. There are a lot of great bloggers out there. Again, I tried to feature blogs that I hadn't featured already. If you want more suggestions, check out my blogroll. There are a lot of lovely ladies in there who I adore (like Cassie, Jennie, Jessica, Bri, Lau, Megan, Sandy, Amanda, Rikki, to name a few).

Also, I've seen a lot of Best Beauty Blogs lists these past few days that all feature Vivianna Does Makeup, What I Heart Today, Essie Button, Zoella, Tanya Burr, etc. And while that's very nice and well (and I'm a fan of their blogs too), chances are that if you're subscribed to a beauty blog and clicked that sort of post, you probably already follow those bloggers too (as their following is quite, quite large). That's just my two cents. With that, I hope you found some new blogs to subscribe to in 2014. Have a Happy New Year, loves!

51 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing your favourites, I think I am going to follow some of them ! Happy holidays !
    Giveaway on my blog, win a bottle of Burberry Brit,
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  2. I love them!
    I like that you added a few blogs that aren't listed in everyones "favorite blog" post!

    E | Beauty/Skincare | Cocoamourr

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  3. Happy new year Coco!!! Thank you for putting this list together; I love finding new blogs to read and think it's such a great way to both thank and appreciate everyone for their unique addition to the beauty community :)

    ♥Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm sitting in tonight as I'm not a fan of NYE so it's great to have this post as I have a lot of reading to keep myself busy. I'm with you, so many 'my favourite blogs' posts feature the usual favourites that we all know about so I'm going to enjoy finding some new ones.

    Happy New Year

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. Glad the list was useful. I also had a very chill NYE compared to other years xx

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  5. I've never heard of the majority of these so I'll check them out. Thanks Coco!

    Beth | BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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  6. Amazing post! All of these blogs are so great and well put together. Giving me tons of inspiration for my blog this next year!

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  7. Thanks for sharing! I've just followed all of the lovely ladies I wasn't already following, their blog are so lovely! :) Happy New Year! x

    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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  8. I just started following ellalogy! I love her blog!

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  9. Thanks for this post, great way to discover new blogs! x

    Kat /Curls & Swirls Beauty Blog

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  10. Thank you so much for mentioning me! I really love reading your blog and I'm happy to know you enjoy mine too :) I hope you have a fabulous new year's eve, and I can't wait to read more of your posts in 2014!

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    1. No problem, Elle! I adore your blog, keep it up xx

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  11. Thank you for the mention beautiful, this has made my night! Gone all warm and fuzzy. ♥ Wondered why my followers had spiked quite dramatically this evening!

    Adrienne @ Late Night Nonsense | Bloglovin' | YouTube

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  12. Great recommendations! Will have to stop by for sure. Happy New Year, Coco! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  13. its always nice to see a shoutout post to fellow bloggers and it really helps expose some less known names. thanks for the list. i'll be sure to check some of them out :)

    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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  14. Fantastic list...Brittany (Life, Set, Sail) is a favorite of mine this year as well. She even redesigned my blog for me...she's great! Added some of these to my BlogLovin' feed. THanks for the recommendations and Happy New Year hun!

    xo
    Kelly
    www.dreaminlace.com

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  15. thankyou you for such a lovely mention Coco! The mystery of the new followers is over haha :) your blog has been a top read of mine this year and can't wait to see what you come up with in the new year! x

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  16. I'm actually not in your blogroll but I didn't see my name in this post the first time I read it, then I saw in my stats people were coming from your blog and didn't know why. Had to take a closer look! Thank you for mentioning me!

    RIKKI //
    http://rikkipoynter.wordpress.com

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    1. I could have sworn you were in my blogroll. Oh, well. I still visit you regularly thanks to Twitter :)

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  17. Thanks for sharing your faves, great to see some familiar faces and some I've never come across! Will be sure to check out their blogs!
    xo

    http://ceceandgrace.blogspot.com.au/

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  18. Love the list! I like discovering new blogs to read! :D happy new year!

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  19. thanks for the recommendations! will definitely check some of thes out xx

    www.a-little-treat.blogspot.com

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  20. Thanks so much for sharing! I will be looking at some of these! I love Pretty Squared, too.

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  21. Lovely post Coco, Happy New Year!
    I may have just found some new blogs to follow in 2014 :)
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

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  22. Al look lovely and I found more blogs to read so that is fun!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  23. Thank you for sharing! I didn't know most of them

    xx
    http://analeote.blogspot.pt/

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  24. Love some new blogs to follow - I so hope I end up on someones fav blogs next year . That's a resolution of mine.

    Charlotte - Blotandreapply.com xx

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  25. Nice roundup, I will check out some of these :)
    Happy New Year!
    xx

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  26. A lot of these are my favorites too!

    Annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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  27. Excellent feature Coco! I will be sure to check out some of these blogs. And thank you so so very much for linking me (: You're one of my favorite bloggers and one who I feel like I've connected with. Happy New Year <3 x

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  28. Thanks Coco! I've just added to my reading list! Happy new year to you too! xo

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  29. I love finding new smaller blogs! I agree with your point about the very famous bloggers!

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  30. THANK YOU MY LOVE FOR THIS FEATURE!!
    So many TBM readers hopping over to my humble abode, YAY! You're seriously one of the most dedicated and kind-hearted bloggers I enjoy reading, Coco and I hope you never stop blogging!! ♥ Happy new year, love!!!

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    1. Aww, that means a ton! :D Happy New Year x

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  31. Hi Coco, thank you so so much for including us in your list - this means so much to us, it made our new year that much happier. We only learn from the best hehe your blog is also absolutely wonderful and your make up looks are flawless! Thank you again :) hope you have an awesome new year!

    Miranda and Mackenzie M.

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    1. Such a sweet message. I thoroughly enjoy your blog, girls :D

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  32. Just followed them all! Can't believe I have been missing on 'em. Love your way of writing too.
    www.agirlsfancies.blogspot.com

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  33. Lovely picks, I'll definitely have to look at some of these blogs. Happy to see Shari/The Misty Mom on here. She's one of my absolute favorites!

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  34. Haha, you should have told me! What a great surprise! I was just checking out my blog traffic stats and had a bunch of hits from you blog and was like...whaaaa? Thanks for including me Coco, I'm in love with your blog too!

    xx -b.

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  35. And I meant to say, I follow some of these lovely bloggers as well, but am definitely going to check the new ones out! Thanks for sharing!!

    xx -b.

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  36. Thank you so so so much for featuring my blog - Gemma Means Jewel. It's honestly the most wonderful thing ever to know that people love something that I love doing!! P.s. I'm sorry for teasing you with products you can't get hold of!!!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  37. Thank you Coco! I think I must have missed this post because I was studying for my finals, but I saw my traffic increase and this must have been why! Can't thank you enough and what you wrote was lovely. I love your blog aswell, your white eyes tutorial recently was just brilliant :)

    xx Valérie

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  38. I don't know how I missed this post, but THANK YOU! It's an honor to be even mentioned on your blog! I hope you know that I truly appreciate it, especially coming from one of my top bloggers! Ahhh! I'm just now seeing this, lol better late than never! ♥

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