I know, I know. It's almost March and I'm just NOW uploading a 2014 Beauty Favorites post. In my defense I have had this planned for awhile, just a lot of stuff has been coming up lately that has prolonged me from posting frequently. But regardless, better late than never, right?
( I don't think it's sold anymore, sorry! )
My first favorite will have to go to Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Primer in the green shade. 2014 was the first time I actually started using primers and I really fell in love with this one. I have lots of redness in my face and the green tone really calms it down and makes my skin very even. It also does help keep my foundation on longer. If you want a more in-depth review you can click here!
I have two favorite foundations of 2014! The Tarte Amazonian Clay and the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra were both foundations that really stood out for me. The Tarte has great coverage but looks very natural and it stays for a very long time! I can say the same for the Lancome foundation, however I only use it when I have a big event to go to because of the price.
The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer was definitely a winner. I love putting this under my eye area in the shape of a triangle. It gives a really beautiful highlight while covering up dark circles.
There are so many good things I could say about the Anastasia Contour Kit, but I'm sure you all have heard plenty. Bottom line is, if you haven't tried it you definitely need to! It has the perfect shades to contour and highlight and has really made me more comfortable in contouring my face. Before I had this, I was so hesitant to contour! Now it's one of my favorite things to apply.
The NARS blush in Deep throat is also gorgeous. I'm not a huge fan of shimmer blushes, I usually tend to stick to mattes, however I really fell in love with this shade. The shimmer is very light and I feel like it looks beautiful especially in the summer time when you want a more "glowy/dewy" look.
These Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders are my favorite setting powder I have used. It doesn't make me look cakey at all and it gives such a lovely glow that doesn't make you look like a discoball. The only downside is the steep price but I feel like if you find the right powder to go with your skintone it will be worth it!
Fluidlines are often used as eyeliners but my favorite way to use this is for my eyebrows! I take an angled brush and fill in the tail of my brow first so it's the darkest. I then make my eyebrow an ombre using lighter or heavier brush strokes. It works great and I never have an issue with it fading or smearing. I've always used this as part of my brow routine but it just recently became the only product I use.
I always had problems with shadows creasing or fading through out the day, but I never have that problem anymore with Urban Decays Primer Potion. It really holds onto my eyeshadows and keeps them looking freshly applied the whole time and you only need a tiny bit! There really isn't much to say other than I love it and will definitely repurchase.
This palette is my favorite of all that I own. Sometimes I really feel like it was made specifically for me. All of the colors are so gorgeous and I feel like they are so much better than the Naked Palettes. The shades are extremely pigmented and creamy and blend out beautifully. I am dying to try the new one! If you want to check out a full review and swatches click here!
I always have issues with my mascara transferring, eyeliner smearing, or my concealer creasing. I didn't think there was anything that was going to dramatically improve any of those issues until I tried Urban Decay All Nighter Spray. All it takes is 2-4 sprays all over my face after applying my makeup and it will stay on for hours and hours! I even used this on my most recent road trip and my makeup was still on 16 hours later, crazy!
I just always notice myself picking this shade up before anything else. I will definitely be purchasing more of these!
Have you tried any of these products? What were your favorites for 2014?