Best Of Beauty 2014

6 Dec 2014


This time last year I compiled my favourites over the last year and rounded them up into 3 posts: Beauty, Skincare and other. They went down so well last year that I thought I would do them again this year, posting a new installment over the next 3 Saturday's that will go up before Christmas and before the end of the year starting today with beauty.
The products I use are similar to those that I used last year and still remain some of my favourites but I wanted to include completely different products to those of last year so if you want to see last years favourites you can do so here. But now onto this years most loved products starting a concealer. I thought I would always and forever e attached to my Collection concealer that I mentioned in last years post but with the same feelings for many others, it was always either out of stock or the ones left were lucking battered and a little worse for wear so I had to find a replacement so I tried the 17 Stay Time Concealer in Extra Fair. This is a great under eye concealer and not being too bad in concealing spots either.
Next is a mascara and it has to be the Maybelline The Falsies Mascara.  bought this for prom back a few months ago and haven't stopped using it. It holds well giving great length and volume to my lashes. Also having the waterproof version feel helped with it being able to last longer and to uplift my lashes.
Next is something I got for my birthday back last year and while to start with I didn't see what all the fuss was about, I now use it daily and that's the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette. Such simple shades that are great for creating a simple look or for a dramatic smokey eye. The shades are individually great and I especially love the light ash brown which I use everyday just a colour to go all over the lids as well recently using it to fill in my brows.
I have two favourites from L'Oreal this year starting with one I got quite a while back last spring that has featured already in quite a few posts- The L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Cheryl's Nude. It has been my go to shade throughout most of the year when I have been indecisive of what lipstick shade to wear. It's a great everyday colour and the perfect amount of pink and brown tones for myself.
The other L'Oreal favourite is the L'Oreal Glam Bronze Bronzer. I got very bored of my usual sleek matte bronzer and felt it was time for a change so I picked this up and I use it everyday to give my face a nice natural bronzer everyday. It's quick to apply and has lasted me ages; considering I use it everyday, I seem to be very far off hitting pan.
I made my first order to ELF earlier this year and out of that came a great blush in the shade "Candid Coral"- another product I've used all year round as a fail safe. It's nothing too drastic but adds something extra that I love.
Finally, last year I mentioned my Real Techniques brushes however this year I've been loving my eBay brush set. They are great at really buffing in the product and giving a really seamless finish. Some of the brushes I don't use but I use the flat top brushes for my foundation and then the smaller round top brushes for concealer. They are great and seriously affordable.
So that's my Yearly Beauty Favorites and next is my skincare favourites.
What has been some of your favourite products this year?
Hope you're doing great,

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