In the beauty community when the year comes to an end there seems to an abundance of bloggers posting their product favourites from the year past, which is something I always look forward too. Hearing everyone’s top product picks that have stuck with them throughout the whole year, enough so to make their favourites list, really says a lot about that product! I haven’t picked a product from every makeup category for the sake of keeping this post from getting too long but I did pick 14 of the products that have stuck out to me this year and that I grab for daily. Whether these are new releases or just new to me here are my 2014 product favourites, all the way from skincare to makeup. This is a lengthy post so grab a cup of coffee, settle in, and enjoy!
First up is skin care! In 2013 I promised myself to take better care of my skin and now I have become hooked on trying the latest and the greatest on skin care market. I have tried many new, wonderful, skin products over the course of 2014 but somehow I managed to narrow down my favourites to 3. First is the Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief cream, which I use at my nighttime moisturizer. I have talked about this product on my blog before but man oh man I can’t say enough good things about it. It has a lovely gel like constancy and leaves my skin feeling more plump and nourished than any other moisturizer I have used before. Next up is an eye cream that has become a holy grail product of mine, the Orgins Gin Zing eye cream. I have already gone through 2 pots of this through one year and I know I will go through many more! It has a salmon pink colour that brightens, awakens, and keeps the under eye moisturized. Now on to a cult favourite in the beauty community… Bioderma. This is my go-to makeup remover which takes off 99% of my makeup before I wash my face. It has no scent and doesn’t irritate my skin at all, such a beautiful product!
Now onto face product favourites including a base, concealer and a powder. Let’s talk about the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream. I got this full size product in the 2013 product favourites kit and I am so happy I did! It is the best BB cream I have tried because it has SPF 35 and wonderful coverage. Usually I find BB creams to leave a greasy feeling on the skin but this leaves a lovely finish, I recommend it to everyone! Now a product I discovered this year that has to be one of my favourites out of the bunch; the NARS Creamy Concealer. I use the shade Vanilla and it is perfect for under the eyes, on blemishes, or anywhere you want extra coverage. It is super blendable, long-lasting and will honestly cover up anything. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT. This year is my MAC addiction has really taken flight but this is a product is one I have been using, and loving, for 2 years now. The MAC Studio Fix Powder has got to be the best setting powder I have ever tried. It leaves a matte, but not cakey finish and gives great coverage even when wearing it on its own.
Yay onto eye products! As many of my makeup tutorials show I love a good winged eyeliner look and what I use almost every time is the Kay Von D Tattoo Liner. This eyeliner pen is veryyyyy black and extremely long-lasting! The pen tip isn’t a felt tip but an actual brush which means it doesn’t get dull and gives you a beautiful, precise line every time! Even though it is a bit pricey is it a great product that is worth every dollar! Next is my favourite eye brow product which is MAC Omega Eyshadow. It is the perfect brown shade to fill in your brows (or as an eye shadow shade on the lids) that isn’t too orange like most brown powders are. It is great for people with light hair colour and gives the loveliest, soft looking brows. Now for my favourite eye shadow pick, which was a tough on for me. But instead of putting in an entire palette I picked my favourite single eye shadow which is the L’Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Amber Rush. This drugstore pick is as good or even better than a lot of my high-end shadows. It is so buttery smooth and blends like a dream. This colour especially is my favourite because it is the perfect rose gold shade that when packed on gives a beautiful effect, but all the colours from this line are gorgeous! And great if you’re on a budget.
Next is lip products, my favourite category! Here I have my two favourites of the year starting with a lipstick I have been using since 2012 and continue to love to this day, which is the MAC Lipstick in Syrup. This MAC lipstick has a Lustre finish which is my favourite finish from MACs lipsticks because it is so easy to apply and so fuss-free. This shade in particular I find to be so flattering on everyone. It is a “my lips but better shade” but which a bit more of a punch. I have got my mom, sister and two of my friends hooked on this shade and it is one I am drawn to almost everyday. I will buy this until product forever; great formula and such a lovely shade! Now for a recent find of mine which is the Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in East End Snob. This year I have really gotten into using lip liners (usually as lipstick) because the are so long-lasting and precise. This creamy formula leaves an amazing matte finish and is such a lovely, natural pink shade that really finishes off any look.
For brushes the Zoeva line has really stolen the show. I have featured these brushes on my Makeup Brush Essentials post so I won’t go on about them too much but they seriously are amazing! They are very affordable for the such high quality they are made with. They are soft and durable which means they blend the stubbornnest makeup. There is so many different brushes to choose from and they ship worldwide which is a great bonus! Go get some of these, I promise you won’t regret it! Now for a staple of mine that I have used all year which is the Shu Uemura Eye Lash Curler. Even though these have a high price tag they are the be all and end all of eye lash curlers. They keep a curl all day and really get close to the lash line to give those lashes a great lift. Such a staple product in my collection!
Now the best for last, perfume! This is a perfume I got exactly 1 year ago and I haven’t stopped wearing it since. It is the DKNY Pure perfume. I’m not the greatest at describing fragrances but I will give it a try; this perfume is famine but has a very clean and fresh scent. It is warm but very simple and not over powering. It has a vanilla undertone as well as a muskiness to it which I think compliments each other very well. The best words to describe it as is clean but warm. But… with amazing product comes some sad news; it has been discontinued. I couldn’t be more heart-broken about this because it has been my signature scent for a whole year now and I absolutely adore it, but c’est la vie! You can still find this on ebay so get your hands on it while you can!
Woah, I feel like I have been rambling on for ages but that wraps up my all time favourites products of 2014. I hope you have enjoyed this and I am dying to know what your favourites has been this past year so make sure to leave me a comment so I can add them to the wish list!