Saturday, January 31, 2015

Best of Beauty 2014

Hello Beauties,

I am back and ready to blog! My break was amazing as was my holiday and Sephora hehe. Okay enough of me, as the title suggests this post is about my favourite products from 2014. I have picked one from each kind of 'category' and ill explain a little about why i love it. I hope you enjoy this post.

Primer: Revlon Perfecting Primer
This was a sly one that kind of crept into my every day routine. I grabbed this primer on a whim and probably the best drugstore purchased primer! As you know i have combination/oily skin and this makes my skin feel and look super flawless whilst keeping the oil at bay and helping prolong my makeup. PRICE

Foundation: Revlon Color Stay
WOW i love this foundation. These are for the combination/oily skin and it works wonders! I have these in the shades, 150 Buff and 220 Natural Beige for when I'm tan. These are supposedly a cheaper dupe for Estee Lauder Double Wear and they totally are although these are only slightly cheaper at 34.95 AUD but generally Chemist Warehouse have 50% off Revlon cosmetics so i grab them then!.

Concealer: Mac Pro Longwear Concealer
Ahhh the infamous pro long wear concealer, every beauty blogger and youtuber raves about this and its totally understandable why. Its extremely full coverage and long wearing which i need cause i have some horrible dark circles. This still creases on me but every concealer creases on me but I've found myself reaching for this every day.

Powder: Australis Fresh and Flawless
This is one of my ride or die powders, it literally leaves you so flawless its beyond a joke and its so cheap at about 12AUD from Priceline, you literally can't go wrong. I have all three shades in Natural, Deep Natural and Darkest Brown. The shade range is tiny and i feel like they need to make more shades as this powder is simply amazing.

Setting Powder: BareMinerals Well-Rested
I use this as an under eye setting powder and its amazing. It a yellow slightly shimmery powder that does wonders for my under eyes preventing them from creasing majorly while also counteracting my dark circles. Its super cheap for 24AUD available from Kit Cosmetics or Mecca. I can see me repurchasing this forever and ever.

Blush: Hourglass Ambient Blush Palette
Holy hell i don't know where to start with this, its soooo amazing. Its ridiculously pigmented and so beautiful i am so in love with this palette. Mood Exposure is my favourite blush out of this palette. I can see this lasting forever and I'm definitely wanting other HourGlass blushes.

Highlighter: Stila Kitten Duo
Although this isn't the notorious kitten colour these are variations of it and they're amazing highlighters. I use the light pink as an inner corner highlight and when I'm wearing a light pink blush. The champagne colour blends perfectly when wearing a rose gold coloured blush and its simply perfection. I have found myself grabbing this mainly for the light pink colour as its the perfect eye highlight

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
I have raved about this product so much so i won't rave too much more. Its amazing and summer proof and leave me with brows to kill. I have used this every day since i got it and its totally my holy grail brow product.

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked2 Basics
I have literally used this palette nearly every day since i got it. I absolutely love the original Naked2 palette although it has too many shimmery colours for every day wear so of course when this was released i jumped on the matte colours. I use this for day looks as well as night looks and everything in-between.

Eyeliner: Bourjous Waterproof Clubbing eyeliner and Nyx Wonder Pencil
I couldn't choose just one eyeliner. I use the Nyx wonder pencil daily to line my waterline and make me appear more awake and i use the Bourjous eyeliner when i go out clubbing or am feeling a dramatic eyeliner day as its super creamy and blend able and literally does not budge.

Mascara: Toofaced Better than Sex
This mascara has changed my life. It is so ridiculously good its without doubt a close second to my holy grail mascara. It lengths and adds volume to my lashes and i use this nearly every day although apparently there is a world wide shortage of this mascara so i haven't been using it as much as i don't want to run out and not be able to repurchase it!

So those are my absolute favourites from 2014 and i hope you enjoyed this post.

Love always,
Beauty with Claire