{Best of Beauty 2014} Makeup Favorites


I cannot believe we are almost a month in to the new year! This month has gone by so fast. Staying up late and studying into early morning will certainty warp your sense of time. I had a family dinner this evening and I couldn't even recall what day of the  week it was... oh whats that? It's Sunday - you mean the start of a new week - i.e. being thrown into another hell week!?


Makeup wise, 2014 was a great year I became reacquainted with a few beloved products and discovered some new favorites as well. Brow routine is pretty good unless I try Anastasia. Foundation and concealer is on point, no changing for me and I don't know why it took me so long to try them.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish I've used this in the past and I have no idea why I discontinued using it. Its a great finishing powder and helps to extend the life of my makeup. Next up, Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua this requires the tiniest amount and I only need my fingers to apply and achieve a flawless base. This creates a fresh and natural complexion. Its light weight and dries to smooth finish. It last all day - which for the price it better. Why I didn't try this sooner ITS AMAZING. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer again, why I didn't try this sooner is beyond me. This is a great concealer. I love my MAC studio finish and my Bobbie Brown, but this takes it all for me. Long lasting, great coverage and good application.   

As opposed to my light weight option, I use Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation on days when I'm not feeling my skin is looking its best I switch to this as a base for a flawless long lasting foundation. I have normal to dry skin and this doesn't exacerbate the dryness which is something to be concerned with a clay or mineral type of foundation. This offered great coverage and only a small amount it needed. I have purchased this at Sephora as well as on QVC to get the bundle offer with the Tarte buffing brush. However, I find myself using the real techniques expert face brush more often. 

Milani makes some outstanding drugstore options using their Easy Brow Mechanical Pencil is a quick and easy way to fix my brows in the morning. I never leave the house without at least doing my brows. It always makes me feel more put together. A quick twist and a little blending has me finished in about a minute with this pencil! Continuing with Milani, their Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Liquid Eye Liner is my go-to eyeliner. Its easy to apply and smudge proof. Lastly, Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Shadow Palette has been such a great palette. I've been using this throughout the year since I got it last Christmas. I'm a fan of the original naked palette and of the basics, but I constantly find myself reaching for this in the morning while preparing for the day!

Whew. That was quite a bit longer than I had expected it to be.

How has 2015 been treating you so far? What were you makeup favorites of 2014 and what have you been using this year?

XOXO,
Carolyn

Comments

  1. I am yet to try anything from Milani but you'reliterally is making me want to buy right now lol lovely blog :)
    Holly xx
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  2. I have to try that NARS concealer.

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  3. I need to try NARS concealer too:)

    nice post and blog by the way

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  4. I think the NARS concealer is a popular one ;) I've been tired of wearing foundation and what not, and it's always a miracle to find a concealer that works wonders to use alone :)
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  5. Agree! Milani does make outstanding products comparing to their price range.
    My favorites are mostly the skin care products; I love using Josie Maran's Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil literally for everything :)

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  6. I love MAC. Never tried NARS before, I'll try & go find it here :)


    xx naomiinwonderland.com

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  7. Yes it's so so lovely I hope you are able to try them!
    Thank you for the comment =]

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  8. Yes, it's a must. So great even on it's own!
    Thank you for commenting :D

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  9. Oh! I've only every tried their argan oil, I would love to give that a try. =]

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  10. NARS is wonderful and is MAC! There are so many wonderful makeup companies =] Thank you for your comment.

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