I love writing favourites posts almost as much as i love reading them. I find them much more helpful than reviews when it comes to seeing if I'd like to try a product or not. Last year, i did a yearly favourites (which you can read here) so i thought I'd do another one this year.
This was probably the hardest category for me, as I've tried so much new skincare this year and I'm always changing up my skincare routine. But i did have a couple of products which really stood out for me like the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask. My skin is very dry - especially this time of year - and can use all the help and hydration possible. I apply this all over my face around once a week and i was surprised by how quickly it sunk into the skin rather than leaving my face feeling sticky. Another product I've been using a lot recently from Origins is the Origins Super spot Remover Blemish Treatment. I don't have 'problem' skin but i do get spots like any other person. I always apply a little of this directly onto any blemishes and it not only helps to soothe them but also visibly reduces the redness. Last but not least is my favourite go-to everyday moisturiser which is the Olay Beauty Fluid Nourishing day Fluid. I find this has the best balance between keeping my skin soft and moisturised without taking a long time to sink into my skin.
Favourite Make Up
Again, this was quite hard to choose but for me, my ultimate foundation choice this year has been the Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation 'Light Beige'. The medium coverage is perfect for everyday but can be built up if you have any blemishes or problem areas. Another favourite, which was a recent find, is the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full coverage Concealer 'Fair'. This certainly is full coverage and i use this on everything from dark circles to blemishes. It's a very fair shade which makes it perfect for use under the eyes. I love a good contour and highlight so I've been using my MAC Mineralize Skin Finish 'Soft and Gentle' very often. it gives off a gorgeous golden sheen on the skin that can look quite natural if applied with a light hand. For blush, my favourite look is a soft and natural one so I've chosen the Bourjois Little Pot Blush 'Rose Frisson' which is a gorgeous dusty rose pink with a little shimmer. It stays on easily all day and always looks natural.
For me, my all time favourite palette this year has got to be the theBalm Nude Tude Eyeshadow palette. It's got such a lovely mix of shades and finishes that it's so easy to create multiple looks from. MakeUp Revolution as a brand may have only started this year but two of their products still made their way into my 2014 favourites. The MakeUp Revolution Focus & Fix Eyebrow Shaping Kit 'Light Medium' is the first ever brow kit I've ever used. The top right colour is the perfect match for my brows and it's so easy to use. This has been helping me define my brows and I've had compliments whenever i use this. I love a bold lip and red is my go to for a bold lip which is why i chose the MakeUp Revolution Lipstick 'Atomic Red' as a favourite. it's such a gorgeous true, bright red that really does pop on the lips. It's probably the brightest red in my collection. For contouring, I've been loving the The Body Shop Honey Bronzer which has been perfect for that and also as an all over bronzer. The colour is perfect for us pale girls to contour with without looking muddy.
So, these are my 2014 beauty favourites, what were yours? Tell me in the comments!