Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2014 Favorites!!!

The Best 2014 Had to Offer:

                      

What stood out to me and what I can't live without!


This is so beyond late, but that's ok, because these things are still my favorites!
I was going to make a video explaining all of them, but that got really extensive really quickly and I know you all don't want to hear me drone on,

Every one of these beauty products has my stamp of approval, and I would recommend them to each and every one of you.
Thank you so much for reading! XO



In order of how I apply them to my face:
SKIN PRODUCTS:
Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil
-great for removing makeup
-keeps acne at bay
Mario Bedescu Special Cucumber Lotion
-amazing for fighting acne
Sonia Kashuk Brush Cleanser
-used to clean brushes in between washes 

PRIMER:
Jouer Hydrating Primer
-keeps skin moisturized underneath makeup all day long
Benefit Porefessional
-completely eliminates look of pores and fine lines, great canvas for makeup

FOUNDATION:
Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation
-the best full coverage foundation ever
-apply with beauty  blender to avoid cakey look

CONCEALER/HIGHLIGHTER:
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (NW20)
-hides any under eye circles while also highlighting
NYX Full Coverage Cream Concealer
-my favorite to cover up acne and blemishes

CONTOUR:
MAC Mineralized Concealer in 8.5
-the easiest contour cream to blend out
BH Cosmetics Contour Book (the darkest shade)
-a powder that truly resembles a shadow when placed in the hollows of the cheeks

SETTING POWDER:
Ben Nye Banana Powder
-finely milled and gorgeous to set the undereye area
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
-makes it look like you have an instagram filter on your face at all times
Laura Mercier Pressed Translucent Powder
-erases all imperfections  by blurring them out on the skin

BRONZER:
Physicians Formula Bronze Booster!
-classic, great product that always works
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
-blends like a dream and smells like cocoa 

BLUSH:
MAC Mineralized Blush in Warm Soul
-the best blush in the entire world. a warm, rosy pink 
E.L.F. Blush (really pink, not sure of the color)
-adds life to any smokey eye makeup look

HIGHLIGHT POWDER:
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Soft and Gentle
-the truest old fashioned champagne highlight
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Moonstone
-a glamorous white gold highlight

BROW PRODUCTS:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow in Chocolate
-for a sculpted, perfect look
Brow Wiz in Caramel
-to draw in little hairs for a more natural look
Brow Setting Gel
-makes sure your brows don't go anywhere during the day

EYESHADOWS:
MAC Shadows
-always a favorite, great quality
Makeup Geek Shadows (only $6!)
-amazing quality, especially for the price 

LINER:
NYC Liquid Liner
-3$ for the best eyeliner of all time
Inglot Gel Liner #77
-the most matte black, intense gel formula ever

MASCARA:
Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black
-never fails, delivers massive volume 
Urban Decay Perversion
-humongous lashes with only one coat
Too Faced Better Than Sex
-magic in a bottle 

LIP LINER: 
MAC Liner in Cork, Stripdown, Nightmoth
-use these every single day, without fail 
Jordana in Tawny
-one of the best drugstore lipliners on the market 

LIPSTICK:
MAC Kinda Sexy, Honey Love, Myth, Pink Plaid, Sin, Viva Glam Rihanna
-sorry, i love MAC 
Rimmel Nude Delight
-the perfect drugstore nude 
Stila Liquid Lipstick in Aria (BEST)
-the most amazing color and formula i own. go get it.

LIPGLOSS:
MAC Love Nectar
-a peachy sheen over any color
Chanel (all of them)
-the best lipglosses out there. (sorry for the price)

LASHES:
House of Lashes "Iconic"
KoKo Lashes "Goddess"

SETTING SPRAY:
Urban Decay All Nighter
-hairspray for the face 

TOOLS:
Beauty Blender
ELF Blush Brush
MAC #227, #217

if anyone wants a review or demo on anything mentioned here, let me know!

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