Wednesday, 7 January 2015

My 2014 Beauty Favourites

2014 Beauty Favourites

As much as I adore reading monthly favourite blog posts and watching monthly favourites on Youtube, I never seem to have enough new favourites every month to even contemplate writing up my own monthly favourites but I do have some 2014 beauty favourites to share with you today. These fourteen products have been the ones that I've truly fallen in love with over the past twelve months and I couldn't recommend them highly enough.

2014 Make-up Favourites Too Faced Eyeko Beauty UK Collection GOSH Makeup Revolution Ellis Faas

First up it's my favourite make-up products from the year that was and I have a feeling that these will be firm favourites of mine for a long time.

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Black £12

Eyeko's has to be the best eyeliner that I've tried in 2014 (and I tried a fair amount last year). The tip is ideal, especially if you're not an expert at drawing on your liner and it dries with a true black finish (it doesn't go grey or end up a strange brownish tone). However, I have just bought the Stila Stay All Day liner which has already impressed me immensely but since I've not really had the chance to put it to the test over an extended period of time I haven't included it in this favourites post. Maybe it will make it's way into my 2015 favourites post. Hehe.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara £19

This is honestly the best mascara that I have ever tried. It does everything that I would ever want from a mascara. It lengthens, adds volume, doesn't clump or flake and is a true black shade. It really is perfect. For a more in depth review of the Better Than Sex Mascara (click here).

Collection Little Mix Love All About The Eyes Palette £2.99

If you buy one neutral eye shadow palette this year then make it this one from Collection. The shadows are buttery, blendable and unbelievably priced.

Beauty UK Posh Pout in Power To The Purple* £2.99

To say that I've tried quite a few lip crayons in 2014 would be a bit of an understatement but only one has completely blown me away and that's this one from Beauty UK. I honestly can't fault this lip crayon at all. It applies so evenly, doesn't cling to dry lips, lasts for hours, smells amazing and is less than £3! What's not to love?

GOSH Mineral Powder in Ivory 002 £9.99

GOSH have to now be my favourite drugstore beauty brand. Not only do they do some incredibly impressive nail polishes but their new releases for the year of 2014 were spectacular finds. This powder matches my skin tone exactly (and trust me, this isn't an easy feat). It's not cakey or clingy either, which makes it a real winner in my eyes.

ELLIS FAAS Milky Lips in L207* £23

2014 introduced me to a brand that shares my first name. You have no idea how exciting this was, especially as my name never appears on anything, ever. And this really is the perfect nude lip and it's one that I've been wearing pretty much non-stop. I'm going to review this in full in the next couple of weeks so expect swatches and more info very soon.

Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick in Pink* £5

I could have easily included a whole host of products from Makeup Revolution in my 2014 favourites but as I've not yet pronounced my love for this particular product I thought that I would include this one. It really is such a fantastic shade of pink and if you're not a fan of the slight shimmer that this shade provides then you can pick up the exact same shade but in matte. And the fact that it's a dupe for the NARS Multiple doesn't hurt either.

2014 Skincare Favourites Clinique Soap & Glory La Roche-Posay The Body Shop GOSH

When it comes to skincare there have been five products, all of which I discovered in 2014, that I couldn't imagine going without now. 

Clinique Moisture Surge £36
The Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief has seriously worked wonders on my incredibly dry and flaky skin. This is a moisturiser unlike any other that I've tried before and if you are prone to dry or very dry skin then this product is a real lifesaver. For a more in depth review of the Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief (click here)

The Body Shop All-In-One™ Instablur™ Eye Conceal & Enhance Eye Primer* £10

My under eyes are quickly becoming an area that need a bit more work than any other area. I'm talking dark circles and fine lines and as a result any concealer that I use to attempt to combat these wasn't doing what it needed to do until I picked up a tube of The Body Shop's Instablur™ Eye Conceal & Enhance Eye Primer. This provides the perfect base for concealer and has made such a big difference to my concealer quandaries. For a more in depth review of the Instablur™ Eye Primer (click here).

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter £2.50
The Righteous Butter by Soap & Glory has to be my favourite body moisturiser for many different reasons. From the scent to the levels of moisture that it replenishes in my dehydrated skin, to the fact that you can get it in several different sizes (this little pot is perfect for travel), it really is just simply amazing.

GOSH Velvet Touch Foundation Primer in Clear £12.99

Another exciting release from GOSH, this primer really does leave your skin with a velvet touch. I'm talking baby soft skin and a perfect base for the rest of your make-up. 

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+]* £15.50
La Roche-Posay's Effaclar Duo [+] is a must have for anyone who suffers with break outs or blemishes and really makes a difference for those left with residual marks or redness as a result. Again, this has been a real wonder product for me this year and spurred me on to try many more La Roche-Posay products in 2014. For a more in depth review of the Effaclar Duo [+] (click here).

2014 Haircare Favourites The Wet Brush Tresemme

And when it comes to haircare there have been two stand out products in 2014.

Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Activated Treatment* £6.99

This product has been the one product to make the biggest difference to my hair in 2014. With or without using heat, the entire Tresemme Keratin Smooth range really does smooth the hair and keep it looking like you just stepped out of a salon for days and when I say days, I really do mean days. For a more in depth review of the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Activated Treatment (click here).

The Wet Brush* £11.99

In my opinion, it takes something pretty special to beat the Tangle Teezer and this has done it. On wet hair nothing beats this brush. It glides through tangles and tugs with ease and reduces the amount of pull on your hair. That means less hair getting pulled out whenever you encounter a big tangle. For a more in depth review of The Wet Brush (click here).

What do you think of my 2014 favourites? Did you use any of these beauty products last year? If so, what did you think of them? 

Did you enjoy this post? I think that I might try and make it an annual occurence or maybe even bi-annual, if there is a big influx of exciting new products in 2015. How does that sound?

What were your favourite beauty products from 2014? If you have done a blog post on yours please leave me a link below and I will be sure to check them out.


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