2014 Beauty Favourites

Saturday, 3 January 2015

I don't tend to change up my products all that frequently, one I've found something I love I tend to stick to it until it runs out. I've tried a few new products this year but for me, these are the ones that have really stood out and impressed me over and over again.

I received the Naked 3 Palette last Christmas and it is one of my most used makeup items and definitely most loved. With it's versatile colours giving you the option to keep it basic or dress it up, it's been used daily and a travel essential for me.

When my HD Brows quad smashed into smithereens on the floor earlier this year, I nearly cried. I dropped it on the day of a job interview and was panic stricken... who would want to employ someone with no brows? I jest. After hearing lots of wonderful things about Anastasia, I decided to try the Brow Powder Duo and actually preferred it to HD Brows. It looks tiny but I've used it virtually every single day since March and there's only a small dip in it. It's ashy tones suit my brows more and I can build up the powder so that I can keep it natural or make it bold.

The Collection Extreme Felt Tip Liner in black was one I'd been meaning to buy for ages but every time I went to get it, something got in the way. One time I got as far as putting it in my basket and making my way to the checkout only to find it had fallen out somewhere on the floor of Morissons, wonderful. This makes lining your eyes a breeze and I no longer suffer from wonky winged eyes. I've had it since October and it's not dried up or lost it's pigmentation yet so it's a winner for me and I'll definitely repurchase.

After trying the famous Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer and being left a little underwhelmed, I decided to purchase Seventeen's Stay Time Concealer and it is the perfect shade for me. It works wonders on my blemishes (and there has been a need to conceal A LOT this year) and also does a nifty job on my dark circles too. I've already come to the end of one tube and repurchased it and for under a fiver, I think I will continue to do so.

It wouldn't be a favourites post without a Max Factor mascara appearing somewhere along the line. I got Clump Defy when it was on offer in Superdrug and it has become a staple for every day use. One coat gives me natural looking lashes but when I layer it up, they look volumised and long. I've also been able to ditch the eyelash curlers with this one which is really impressive for me as normally, my lashes fall flat without being curled but with this one, they look perky all day. 

Finally, I got a couple of eos balms for my birthday and I love them. I think mine are Strawberry Sorbet and Passionfruit and one lives in my handbag and the other on my dressing table. They taste amazing whilst giving my lips a boost of hydration leaving them feeling soft and nourished.

What were your favourite products of 2014? What are you looking forward to trying in 2015?

16 comments :

  1. Ah the Naked 3 palette is beautiful, you gorgeous photography really makes me want to buy it! I have the Naked 1 palette.

    Lovely post and blog.

    Kimberley x | Kimberley's Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you Kimberley! I really do want to try the Naked 1 as I see soo many gorgeous looks created with it :) x

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  2. I'm a big fan of lasting perfection but I may have a change up and try the stay time concealer! Thank you! emilyjanewebb.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I found it was a little less heavy feeling and provided more coverage, at least for me anyway! x

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  3. The shades in the Naked 3 palette are gorgeous, I really want to invest!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. They are gorgeous and so versatile! x

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  4. I've heard such good things about that Collection eyeliner - definitely purchasing that soon :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine || GIVEAWAY!: Urban Decay/Nars/Charlotte Tilbury/Too Faced

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    1. It's definitely the best I've ever used and for only £2.99 you can't go wrong! xx

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  5. I'm actually running low on felt tip pen liner, so think Ive found my replacement!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  6. I just recently got the Naked 3 and have been incorporating it into my routine, lovely photos as well x

    Wishing you the best in 2015 x

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin

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    1. Thank you! It is a lovely palette :) x

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  7. Lovely favorites and I really want the naked palette as it just seems amazing.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  9. I really like the Naked 3 palette too! Such nice rose-toned shadows!

    She Likes to Shop

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