Monday, 5 January 2015

Beauty Favourites 2014

Happy Monday!

I thought i would do a make up round up for the whole of 2014 as i thought i hadnt blogged that much or showed you many favourites in that time. For 2015, I would like to get back on board with the whole favourites as they are one of my favourite posts to read.

Back to my faves, some of these products are pretty much obvious, they are make up items I have been using for years that I have raved about probably way too much, but theyre my favourites so worth the hype surely? Most of these products are repurchases and the ones that arent, theyre definitely things that i would buy over and over and over again. Got it? Good.
My all time favourite foundation to the point i dont even see the need to try or buy another foundation ever again, extreme? maybe! But its the NARS Sheer Glow foundation. Ive tried quite a few shades in this foundation, so for in the winter when I am pale or slightly darker for the Summer months. I just love it. Nothing compares in my opinion. I have done a full review before but in short: great coverage, dewy finish, long lasting. Just perfect. At £31 its around average for a higher end foundation and a price that I don't mind paying.
This is just a teeny tiny version but I have gone through countless tubes of this, I even pinched this one off my mum (shh!) It feels so soft and silky on the skin and seems to sink in to any imperfections or lines which as i'm approaching 26, I love. Foundation sits on top beautifully and seems to last just that little bit longer when this stuff is around. 
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
It took me a long time to purchase this. Like a seriously long time, the second one was approaching release by the time my indecisive mind had decided this needed to be purchased. The reason it took so long? For years and years I absolutely despised hated matte shades. I was a glitter girl through and through and for me the dullness of a matte shade just bored me. Until i purchased this palette. Other than the second version of this palette, there's nothing else that i now reach for. All the shades are wearable and complement each other and theres even a champagne, shimmer shade that makes a wonderful highlight. 
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
Another obvious choice? Probably. All i can say is when it comes to finishing powder, I must be keeping MAC in business with the amount of times I have repurchased this. I love the new packaging that comes in a handy, more sturdy compact with the addition of a mirror (even if they have hiked the price up slightly!) Adds coverage and mattes skin leaving it looking less shiny.
Ever since discovering red lipstick, I had that age old problem that Im sure most girls have experienced, what on earth do i slap on my cheeks? The answer to this, for me anymore is lots of bronzing and a glowy cheek. I discovered this Sleek MakeUP Glo highlighter unloved at the back of my collection and it was love at first brush stroke. Its super super shimmery but gives a gorgeous, golden glow to the cheek. 
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown
This is my most recent purchase that has made its way into my yearly favourites but my god its a good 'un. I read so many rave reviews about this product that for £12 I just knew that i had to give it a go for myself. I love my trusty Benefit Browzings, I still do but I still like to dabble in other products, especially when it comes to my brows, every now and again. This stuff is just genius. If i had to describe it to you it is like both the powder and the wax of browzings but combined. It is soft like wax but with an amazing colour pay off and just works through brows beautifully.
NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette
I have dedicated a whole blog post to this product but of course it made my favourites. I have not put it down since I bought it. From a highlight, to pretty pink and coral cheek shades, to bronzer. This kit has everything all in a handy travel size set (and has made me fall in love with deep throat all over again - the blush obviously!)
I have used a fair few mascaras this year and commendations go to the Bourjois Volume 1 second mascara which is also incredible, but i always resort back to this and remember why i love it. It is pure black and makes my lashes look wow without looking clumpy. 

So thats it for this year. What are your beauty or make up favourites? Do we have any of the same?
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  1. Some lovely faves and I would love to try them all.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  2. Lovely favourites. I am gutted that i didnt get the NARS virtual domination palette~ the colours look beautiful. The dipbrow is what I really want to try out! looks amazing~

    Thank you for sharing, I hope you have a lovely day ♥

    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

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  3. I love the majority of these, especially Benefit's porefessional! I've just bought the Naked 1 palette and now really want to try out their Naked Basics palettes too!

    Danielle | simplicityrose x

  4. Some really interesting and unexpected picks. I like the Benefit mascara too, but its quite expensive, so I am delaying my purchase.

    I have included Benefit Porefessional in my 2014 favorites too :

  5. Lovely post.

  6. I love benefit professional one. It's my 2014 beauty favourite too :)

    Kiss me Sunday

  7. i love mars foundation! It's the best one I have ever used x xx


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