Sunday, 4 January 2015

2014 Favourites!

Hello and welcome to my 2014 favourites! I'm worried that this is going to be slightly boring as my favourites are so obvious. There's no surprises in here so I'll try to be brief! I'm also going to link relevant blog posts where I go in to more detail about the products. I hope you enjoy my favourites of 2014! :)

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Deauville- Since getting this in August I have used nothing else. Literally. I've mentioned it a million times but it's my absolute holy grail foundation. 
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla- The last half of this year was all about Nars for me and I love the radiant creamy concealer. It's the perfect shade for under my eyes and blends perfectly with the foundation. 
Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow- I have looked through the archives and I bought this in April and I still use it everyday without fail and even though I've hit pan massively I can see it lasting me another few months because you hardly need any to give the illusion of cheek bones. 
Nars Laguna Bronzer- That's right, more Nars. I got this in October and I've already hit major pan which means a repurchase will soon be on the cards (which is worrying considering it is now £27). It's the perfect mixture of warm and cool tones so it can be used for contouring or an all over bronze. Bronzer was never a big deal for me until this came in to my life. 
 Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder- This is a product that is always in my bag no matter what. My oily skin needs a good powder and although it doesn't give me 10 hours of mattified skin like it claims it's better than any other powder I've tried and I will be buying my fourth one of these very soon (why does all makeup run out at the same time??).
NYX Powder Blush in Mauve- Not much to say about this one, I use it in almost all of my FOTDs and this has remained part of my everyday makeup since I got it last Christmas. It goes with every eye look and every lipstick no matter how bold and it's a great natural flush of colour.
Soap & Glory Archery 2-in-1 Brow Filling Pencil & Brush in Hot Chocolate- I think my brows are the best they've ever been at the moment (until I look back at pictures in a few months time and wonder what I was thinking). I love the pencil end because the colour is a really ashy brown so looks really natural. It's also a really skinny pencil so it mimics natural hairs while the brush tames the hairs and also helps to blend out the pencil and make them look even more natural.
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner- I don't wear winged liner everyday but when I do this is always the one I go for. I got it in August so it's reaching the end of it's time with me now and I'm really sad because I can't get it in the UK. 
 My Mac Quad: Amber Lights, Sable, Saddle and Satin Taupe- I have so many eyeshadows and eyeshadow palettes that I love but when I had to think of my favourite I realised how often I reach for this little quad. I love Sable and Saddle in particular and I'm so glad I got my money's worth as they aren't cheap.
L'Oreal Color Riche Mono Eyeshadows - These are one of my favourite drugstore discoveries of the year. I did a rave review of them here and I still feel the same way. I don't use them everyday obviously but when I do I absolutely love the look they give and would definitely recommend them to anyone. The amazing shade range also means there is something to suit everyone's tastes.
Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencils- My last makeup favourite is a lipstick. I am a lipstick girl but I found this category the hardest to think of. I use so many different ones and I am not faithful to any one lipstick in particular so I decided to go for another of my favourite drugstore discoveries which was the Maybelline Color Drama Lipsticks. They are super long lasting without being drying and the colours are gorgeous. I reviewed the shade Berry Much here. Honorable mentions go to Mac Rebel and Twig which I've been loving for the last few months of 2014. 
Boots Build Up Removal Shampoo- This is my favourite shampoo of 2014. I wash my hair everyday and like to use volumising products at the roots so a shampoo like this is essential for getting rid of impurities from my hair. It's super cheap but it feels like I've used something much more expensive. 
Gum Hair Oil- I think my hair prefers cheaper products because this is about £2.99 from Home Bargains and it is the only treatment I can rely on to sort out whatever hair issue I'm having. If I could recommend one hair product it would be this.
 Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Jelly- Quelle Surprise! I'm just going to leave this review here  so I don't have to bore you with more about this product. 

WOW that was long! Thanks for stopping by and let me know your 2014 favourites in the comments. Happy New Year!
Lots of love,


  1. Is the Nars concealer good for dark circles? I have really bad puffy dark circles and I'm looking for a new concealer at the moment. I currently use erase paste by benefit but it doesn't always cover them!
    Alex //

    1. It's got really good coverage so I would say it would be good for dark circles but I don't have them myself so I'm not completely sure! I've also never used the Benefit Erase Paste so I can't compare. But I would definitely give it a try! Annie xx

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  3. Some good picks! I really want to try the Nars Concealer. X
    Emma | Emmys Blog

    1. Thanks! And you definitely should :) xx

  4. Great favourites! The NYX blusher looks really pretty!