2014 Beauty Faves: Makeup
Hey loves! I know I’m super late with this update but if you’ve been following me in my Facebook posts, you’ll know that aside from being busy (as usual), I’ve been sick for nearly two weeks. What a great way to start the year, eh? Anyway, I’m all better now, so I thought I’d start with the usual. My 2014 Faves. BTdubs, to those who are wondering where their prizes are, I appreciate your patience. Please expect some of them to arrive within this week.
Anyway, on to the faves, shall we?
L’oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup in ‘Nude Beige (Warm)’ – I never thought I would NEED this foundation as much as I do now. I don’t usually repurchase foundations since I’m quite fond of trying different brands, but I think I’m definitely going to repurchase this one. It provides a good coverage and it’s very easy to blend. It also lasts the whole day and it doesn’t emphasize all of the dry parts of my face. Total love at first application.
Heroine Make Mineral BB Cream (01) – You pretties know that I love trying BB Creams because they’re a lot easier to use and lightweight than fondies. This one is definitely no exception. This one, however, provides great coverage as well, and it’s not as dewy compared to other BB Creams that I have ever used.
Ellana Minerals Loose Mineral Foundation in ‘Chai Tea Latte’ – Probably the most hyped up product in this category, and it totally deserves it. I actually got this last 2013 but I just decided to include this is my 2014 Faves because it was already December when I got it. I want to further test it out before giving my final say. Oh and I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed this yet. But I do have a review of it’s pressed counterpart right here. It’s practically the same only this one provides more coverage especially if applied properly and this works much better when you use it to set your foundation. Gives you that poreless & flawless look
Collection Cosmetics Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer in ‘Medium’ – Well, another hyped up product, and I agree with the reviews. Gives an awesome coverage and it lasts for a long time. Definitely gives you a bang for your buck. This product is actually in my top 5 under 500 products and you can view it right here.
Ellana Pressed Mineral Blush Duo in ‘Kitten and Peach Passion’ – I am so glad that this is the shade that I got in my loot bag. I know that’s kinda weird to say but there was a time last year where I just can’t stop using this blush duo. Most particularly ‘Peach Passion’. Each blush is really pigmented and really creamy. They’re finely milled and these shades will jut give you that beautiful glow. I also did a review about this blush and you can view it here.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in ‘Radiant Magenta’ – I really love this blush as well. It gives me that glowing look that I want especially if my eye makeup or if my lipstick is a bit darker than usual. It’s my perfect blush. It’s a bit pricey but it’s definitely worth it if you ask me. It’s really pigmented, yet you wont have that problem of overdoing your blush, it’s finely milled and it stays on for hours. I also have a review of this product right here.
Clinique Cheek Pop in ‘Berry Pop‘ – To be quite honest, I really am not a fan of pink blushes because I already like pink lippies and I don’t have the habit of paring them together unless necessary (reviews, etc). I prefer neutral shades of blushes so that it can go with my other lippies & eye looks. But this one is just so pretty. Not only the packaging but also the shade. The shade in the pan can be quite intimidating but when swatched, it’s really pretty. Oh and it has some sorta creamy finish, only not. It’s really weird. But I really love this blush and if I need a pink blush it’s definitely my go to. I also posted a review about this product right here along with another shade.
FS Cosmetics Single Eyeshadow in Cinnamon Mousse – I actually love this as my main contour shade. Whenever I shoot some vids, or go to events and I really need to contour, this is the one I use, then I use a bronzer to warm up my face. I love this because I can never go wrong with it. It doesn’t look muddy and it’s very easy to blend.
Heroine Make Quick Eyebrow Pencil – I really love this eyebrow pencil. Unfortunately I only have a tiny bit of this so I’m only using it if necessary. What I love about this pencil is that it’s super thin enabling you to mimic your brow hairs. Oh and it’s not as pricey compared to those pencils with the same tip and it lasts the whole day.
Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in ‘Auburn’ – I actually got this last November but it’s an instant love. I was actually debating on whether or not to include this but I would be lying if I didn’t include this. Besides, I’m not sure if this will make till the end of 2015, lol. It’s very easy to apply and it lasts the whole day.
Smashbox Master Class Palette 2 – I actually lived off of this palette during the first three months (if I’m not mistaken). I love everything about this palette. I love the blushes, the highlighters, most especially the eyeshadows. They’re very creamy and pigmented.
Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper – I’m actually not sure if I included this in my previous yearly faves, but anyway. I really love this because I haven’t encountered an eyeshadow primer yet that can outlast the longevity that this one can provide. Did that make sense?
Maybelline Color Tattoos – I love Maybelline Color Tatoos, most especially the shades: Barely Branded, Inked in Pink and Bad to the Bronze. I love this product because it’s very easy to wear. I just rub it on my eyelids with my finger, blend it with another (or with a brush and perhaps add a crease color) then I’m done. I can also use it as a base, and it also works wonders as that. Totally a great multi-tasking product.
Essence Gel Liner in ‘Midnight in Paris’ – I really love this gel liner because out of all the gel liners that I have tried, this is the only one that doesn’t smudge on my lower lash line. Even the famous LA girl gel liner smudges on me, but this one doesn’t.
Heroine Make Quick Eyeliner Pencil in ‘Black’ – I love this because although it’s not as black and it’s not as creamy, it doesn’t give me racoon eyes and it doesn’t smudge. It just fades. If you don’t know already, most if not all of the eyeliners I have tried so far, smudges on but this one doesn’t. This one just fades, which is much preferable if you ask me.
Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie in ‘The Morning After’ (LE) – I lah-ove this lipstick. It’s definitely my go to lipstick if I can’t think of any lipstick to wear. There were days when I can’t stop wearing this. It lasts long and it leaves my lips stained which is something that I really like. It’s very easy to apply and I definitely love the color. I have a review of this lippie, along with the other shades it came with right here.
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in ‘Sultry’ – Definitely a love at first application as well. If you’re on the hunt for a Kylie J-esque lippie, then this one’s for you. I love this especially if I want to wear something darker yet still neutral. It’s definitely creamy which makes it a lot easier to apply. Definitely moisturizing and doesn’t dry out my lips. Oh and it stays on for hours as well. I have a review about this product as well, and you can find it right here.
Lime Crime Velvetines in ‘Pink Velvet’ – This was my go to lipstick during the first 6 months of 2014. If you see me wearing a bold lippe during the first months of 2014, then this one’s probably it. I love this because I don’t need to retouch as often and it doesn’t dry out my lips. It’s easy to apply and the finish is as matte as it gets.
MAC Matte Lipstick in ‘Please Me’ – I’ve always been getting compliments whenever I wear this lippie which made me wanna wear it a lot more. Despite my love for pink lippies, I don’t have something similar to this shade. MAC matte lippies lasts for hours on me but they have the tendency to dry out my lips. Nevertheless, this one’s a keeper.
Milani Lip Pencil in ‘Simply Natural’ – This lip pencil is always underneath all of my neutral lip colors. If you see me wearing a brown lippie, most probably, I have this one underneath. It’s not the creamiest lip pencil I have but I still love the shade.
There you go. Those are all of my makeup favorites for the year 2014. I was actually supposed to categorize them and post them one by one but since I’m WAAAY late, I just thought I’ll condense them in to one post and just pick the ones that I really like. I think I have 20 here and about 15 in my skincare faves. Yes, I have another Faves post coming so stay tuned for that.
Anyway, I’m really sleepy now. Stay tuned for more reviews (since I have a ton of backlogs) and for the part 2 of this post.
How about you? What products did impress you last year? What were your favorites? Let me know