Hello beautiful people!
As I was going through my news feed, I noticed a lot of other bloggers writing this post, and thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and write my own top 14 beauty products of 2014!
I kept it strictly make-up, because my skin and hair care stayed pretty much the same through 2014.
These are in no particular order, and if you’ve been reading my blog for a while they probably won’t be a surprise to you!
Two: Estee Lauder double wear foundation
If you’re looking for a stay-in-place full coverage foundation this baby is a good one to pick up. I wore this quite a lot last year, and I will definitely be re-purchasing it! My only quam with it, is that you pretty much need to wash your face twice to get it off completely, but the coverage and pay off is well worth it!
Three: NARS radiant creamy concealer
This concealer has officially made it into the holy-grail category. I could not live without this in my collection, it is the best concealer I’ve ever used – I use this under my eyes and on blemishes. It covers without creasing and stays in place, a tube also lasts me quite a while.
Four: The Urban Decay naked lip glosses
These are so hydrating and only slightly sticky. I was surprised at how long these lasted on my lips; they add a slight wash of colour over the lips and smell slightly minty. I was constantly reaching for these last year, and have one in my purse and one in my vanity.
Five: The Tanya Burr lip glosses
As you guys know she’s my favourite YouTuber, so when I saw that her glosses ship to Canada I jumped at the chance to order a couple. Again they are super hydrating with good pigmentation and they smell like strawberries and cream!
Six: Anastasia dip brow
This is a recent addition, but it has literally transformed my eye brows. You need to be relatively light handed when applying this, but once you get the hang of it you’ll never want to use anything else. It doesn’t smudge or wipe off, it keeps your brow hairs in place, and it allows you to shape your brows and fill in sparse areas easily.
Seven: Hourglass ambient blushes
These babies are awesome, the leave the most gorgeous and natural glow to your cheeks. They have a shade to suit every skin tone, they blend out so well and the pigmentation is incredible.
Eight: Too faced Chocolate bar & and semi-sweet chocolate bar palettes
Obviously the semi-sweet palette is a relatively new purchase but, it deserves a spot alongside its partner in crime. Both of these palettes are beautiful additions to anyone’s collections, the shadows are so pigmented and buttery, the blend out like magic and smell delicious.
Nine: Flower beauty foundation
I’ve had a bit of a love hate relationship with this the past few weeks. If my skin is looking really clear this buffs on beautifully, but if I have blemishes or dry spots, it has a tendency to cling to the dry skin. But as I said when my skin was in good condition I was reaching for it a lot, so it still has a place in to my top 14.
Ten: Too faced better than sex mascara
This is one of my best mascara’s I’ve ever used. It separates my lashes beautifully while adding incredible volume, the only thing is that it flakes after a few hours of wear, but worth it for the effect it gives, and I really don’t mind having to wipe away a few flakes when I have the sexiest eye lashes around!
Eleven: Kat von D tattoo liner
Again this is definitely a holy-grail product for me. I actually won’t use any other liner, because my wings just don’t come out as well. Honestly, the brush is what makes this product. It’s the only pen liner I know of that doesn’t have a foam tip applicator; it actually has individual brush hairs which allows for a perfect line every time. I recommend this to every single person I know, it’s so easy to use and the formulation is the best.
Twelve: Ardell individual medium length lashes
I only recently got into using falsies, but I find these so easy to apply. I’ve been wearing a few of them for a nice every day look, and building up lots for a night out. I can see why people get addicted to wearing lashes every day, when I go a few days wearing these and then go without, I feel like I have no eye lashes! These are also incredibly cheap; it’s around $5 for a pack which lasts me a couple of months since I re-use the lashes.
Thirteen: L’Oreal collection privee lipstick in Julianne’s nude
This lipstick has definitely been in my purse since I bought it, it’s the perfect every day, my lips but better colour. It adds a little extra something without too much pigment, and I don’t need a mirror or a lip liner with this product. It smells like roses and vanilla which is lovely, and it has such a creamy and smooth formula without bleeding too much.
Fourteen: Bite cashmere lip cream
This formulation is so good! It stays in place beautifully, and it’s matte without being too drying. I do find if I wear it a couple of days in a row my lips can get a bit chapped, but it’s nothing a little balm can’t remedy. I love the shade that I have for winter but, I definitely want to pick up some brighter colours for spring and summer.
Those are my top 14 beauty products of 2014! I can’t wait to see what new launches 2015 has to offer! Let me know in the comments what some of your beauty favourites were last year!
Until next time,