Wednesday, 7 January 2015

2014 Favourites: Part One

I wasn't planning on having this many favourites, so I've split them into a couple posts. As you can see, this one contains the makeup!

There's clearly a theme with the lip products, with them either being coral or red. The ones above are No7 BB Lips Beauty Balm in Berry Rose, L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Exclusive Reds Lipstick in Julianne, Maybelline Colour Elixir in Alluring Coral, NYX Butter Gloss in Peach Cobbler, The Body Shop Colour Crush Shine Lipstick in Sunset Romance, Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Frambourjoise, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon, and No7 BB Lips Beauty Balm in Geranium. Some are glossy, some are matte, some are sheer, some are opaque, but they are all absolutely beautiful.

Another lip product I've been loving is the Blistex Intensive Moisturiser. Hands down, the best lip balm I've ever tried. Unlike many, it doesn't just act as a barrier, but actually improves the condition of your lips.

I started wearing foundation in 2014, after not being able to get on with any for years. The No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation changed that. The packaging is practical, it's one of the lighter shades on the highstreet, it gives a full coverage, and doesn't feel heavy or look cakey.

The Body Shop's All In One Face Base in 02 is a product I've been using for a couple years now. It's silky and provides a little extra coverage. I've yet to come across anything better.

I don't like the handles of the Real Techniques Stippling and Powder Brushes because they take up so much room in my brush holder, but I've been using them nearly every day for the past year and they're still looking good. They've held their shape and haven't shed a hair, so I'm really pleased with them.

The No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter is just beautiful. It's the perfect candlelight shade and is easy to blend. 

The ELF Studio Eyebrow Kit in Light. I've been through so many of these over the years. I used to use the Medium shade, but started using Light in 2013/2014 and find that it's a much better suiting.

I had a couple styes in October that lead to me pulling out my eyelashes (I know), and the Eylure Individual False Lashes saved the day. I only used the short ones to fill in the gaps I had, but they looked natural and weren't that difficult to apply. They didn't last more than a day because of cleansing, but they lasted through the day without any problems. 

Another product I started using for the same reasons is the Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Black, and I now use it every day. It's jet black, easy to apply, and lasts all day, even on the upper waterline.

To my lower lash line, I smudge in the Maybelline Eye Studio Colour Tattoo Cream Gel Eyeshadow in On and On Bronze. It's a beautiful metallic shade that lasts all day.

Maybelline really is my favourite brand for eye products! The Rocket Mascara is another favourite of mine that I've been using for years. I don't find it clumpy in the slightest, and it really lengthens the hairs.

The last products are cream blushes. NYX's Cream Blush in Natural is my favourite blush of all time, and I've just hit pan! So proud. It's pigmented, creamy, and easy to blend. The Illamasqua Cream Blushers in Dixie and Seduce are also great, although not quite as creamy. The shades, though, are beautiful.

Are you a fan of any of these products? What were your favourites of 2014?


  1. i loooove the maybelline colour tattoo in on and on bronze, it's honestly my favourite product of 2014 if i had to pick just one, i really want to try the rocket mascara after hearing essiebutton talk about it so much - great post!!

    fashion, beauty and an existential crisis

  2. Lovely faves and if love to try some of these brands this year.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  3. Beautifully Matte is my fave foundation too, I must be on my 6th bottle now which is unheard of because usually i really like something but I still go out searching for something better but with this I think I've found my perfect foundation!

    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty & Lifestyle

  4. So many lovely products - the Illamasqua cream blushes sound nice. Really nice photo as well :)

    Laura | Laurzrah

  5. A wide selection of beautiful products! Pretty Post. Check out my blog

  6. Those Real Techniques brushes look great! x

  7. I hate eye styes. So painful. I have had a few. I'm not sure what caused yours, but I was advised to make sure to use a gentle eye makeup remover, and clean the eye area (even when you have no makeup on). Also make sure your eyes are hydrated enough as dry eyes are more prone to styes. There are many more causes (and of course I am not sure what caused yours) but I have personally found those two things helped me lots.

    Love your picks. RT brushes are in my favorites too. They are so good :) Happy New Year:)

  8. I definitely saw some of my own favs in here - I love that foundation and I use NYX a lot!

  9. Lovely favourites! So many great lip products. :)

  10. I must try the Elf eyebrow kit I usually go for pricer ones, I notice the Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in your picture. I love that one, my ultimate fave

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  12. So many lovely products! Especially love the lippy section :) x


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