Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Top 10 Makeup Finds of 2014

It is drawing close to the end of the year which means it's time to look back on what have been the best makeup discoveries of 2014. A lot of great things came out this year so it was hard to think back on what i've loved, however i've managed to find 10 products which have been favourites for most of the year.
Top 10 Makeup Finds of 2014
Top 10 Makeup Finds of 2014
BASE:
Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Primer £5.99 - I discovered this early on in the year and i've nearly used it up which shows how much I love it. This is a great primer to control oil and keep this shine free whilst giving a great base for foundation. I also find it improves the wear time of my base when I use this.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude Foundation £7.99 - This is another Rimmel product i've loved. For a while I didn't like Rimmel base products but this feels light on the skin whilst giving a medium coverage. This blends really nice with a damp sponge or brush and wears really nicely on the skin.
Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer £7.99 - This has been around for a while but I only got round to trying this in 2014. I love that this is a twist up so you know how much product you've used. It feels really light with good coverage. It doesn't look or feel cakey underneath the eyes whilst being brightening.
CHEEKS:
The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzer
Maybelline Dream Terra Sun in Golden Tropics £6.49 - I think I wore this pretty much everyday in Summer and i'm still reaching for it. The bronzer isn't too dark and gives a lovely warmth to the skin and the blush is the perfect peachy pink which gives a nice glow and colour to the cheeks.
The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzer £13.00 - This is the perfect, affordable matte bronzer for pale skins. I have the shade 02 Fair Matte which is still not too dark. It isn't too warm toned so i've found i've still been reaching for it in the colder months to add some warmth to the skin.
EYES:
Soap & Glory Archery 2 in 1 Brow Filling Pencil & Brush
Makeup Revolution 32 Shade Ultra Eyeshadow Palette in Flawless £8.00 - I discovered Makeup Revolution this year and i've loved everything i've tried but this palette has definitely been the standout. This is the perfect, affordable, neutral palette. It has a great mix of browns, purples, blues and pink toned shadows which are creamy, easy to blend and pigmented.
Soap & Glory Archery 2 in 1 Brow Filling Pencil & Brush £8.00 - This became my new favourite brow product this year. The shade blondeshell is a the perfect shade if you have light hair as it's not too warm toned. The point of the pencil is very fine and a little waxy so applies easily whilst looking natural. The brush on the other end is also really useful for neatening things up.
LIPS:
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick
Revlon Colorstay Matte Balms £7.99 - I've loved matte lips this year and these have definitely been my favourite. They're creamy which means they apply nicely whilst not feeling drying on the lips and giving a matte finish. I have four shades all of which are well pigmented and long wearing. I tend to always have one of these in my handbag since I love them so much.
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick £8.99 - These have been my favourite long wearing lip products of the year. Even with eating and drinking these seem to last all day on my lips. They're creamy yet dry matte on the lips. The shade Ole Flamingo! is the perfect bright pink and Peach Club is a great peach shade. These are bright yet are still very wearable.
Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil £4.99 - Another matte lip favourite which has been a theme this year. This was definitely one of the releases I got most excited about this year. These pencils look great applied all over the lip or work as lip liners for other lipsticks. The shade range is really good, I have Minimalist which is a nude pink, Light It Up which is a classic red and Berry Much which is a purple toned berry shade. All of these are matte, feel nice on the lips and last fairly well.

I think 2014 has been a pretty good year for makeup discoveries, I definitely will be continuing to use all of these next year and I can't wait to see what new releases will be coming out in 2015. What have been your favourite makeup finds of 2014?

1 comment:

  1. Great picks!
    This has been a fab year for drug store beauty, I love all the lip products and Makeup Revolution has some amazing eye products!
    <3
    Fran - www.frannymac.com xx

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