Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Best of Beauty 2014!


It has been 21 days since 2014 and yes I know I am quite late in this but Happy New Year!!
Sadly for me I do have times where I just dont bother blogging for weeks or even months and I think this year may be the year for the constant hiatus as 2015 is going to be the last year of high school for me which means, studying hard and of course taking a break. I will try my best in scheduling posts and posting atleast once a month though.
Any who, this post was originally going to be a massive post of my favourites in 2014 including skincare, haircare and etc but lazy me just stuck with the basics and did some quick snaps of my favourite makeup products of 2014 so les go!


EYES

Having oily lids, it's obvious that I have to be using a primer especially when the sun is out and the humid weather pops out of nowhere. Ive been using this primer for nearly 2 years now and it has made my liner longer lasting, though i wont swear by it on making it smudge proof it really does help make it last longer by a couple of hours.

Maybelline One by One Mascara
I know on my review on this, it didnt hold a curl during that time, but from constant use I found that applying this product starting from the tip and working my way down the lashes helps it hold a curl so much more better than starting from the roots. This mascara does not smudge on me as long as i dont apply it on the lower lashes. It does start to flake after a couple of hours but I love the way it separates my lashes and gives it some more length.

Benefit Push-Up Liner
Although this wasnt my holy grail, pairing this liner up with a primer and only wearing it out during colder times and also when im at work or out to the shops for an hour. It really did not smudge at all. It was mainly my go-to liner for work as it is just so quick and simple to do a winged liner in a short amount of time.

K-Palette Liquid Liner
I have been using this year long as a way to draw in my wing, as it doesnt last long on me, I like to draft out my wing with this liner and fill it in with another liner. Kind of disappointed that I didnt use it like that when i first got it but it is the best way in making my winged liner even!!

Revlon Colorstay Skinny Liner
With most of the liquid liners I use, they just always fade on me, this one lasted so much longer than most ones i used. I have used this one so many times in 2014, year round when I felt like going for the cat eye.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Purple
I'de say this one is my HG of 2014, although it smudges like a biatch in hot weather, it has the most gorgeous colour when on the eyes. I tried by best in using this one daily, so I have been incorporating it on my lower lashline. This has got to be my most used pencil liner of 2014!




LIPS


You can see I have nearly finished up the Unscented one, legit these lip butters were amazing to use underneath lipsticks and also at home when my lips were feeling a tad dry. They werent the most moisturising but to be honest, the scents of the other two did get me in a craze in using these constantly throughout 2014! 

LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub
I got this one on my Birthday, wanting to try out the famous LUSH lipscrubs everyone goes on about, and no doubt about it, they are amazing in prepping dry lips to amazing smooth soft lips! Everything about it is perfect, the scent, taste, colour and outcome. Being a sweet tooth, this one would be one of my favourites ever since i got this.


After using this lipstick, its pretty much changed me into a Lustre loving-girl. Its a pinkier MLBB lipstick that I love to use daily, work and school. Super creamy and wearable, two of my favourite things together. Honestly wouldnt be surprised if I end up finishing this one soon.

During the winter and spring, I have been using this lipstick for when i was out at the shops or doing a quick errand. This may sound lame or corny, but this lipstick shade actually got me out of my comfort zone in wearing darker shades out in public which i never did.

This was a favourite near the start of 2014, I pretty much used the crap out of it in the first half of the year. It gives makes the lips a shade redder and is quite buildable. It is somewhat drying and the texture wasnt what i was looking for in a tint but anywho it is a low maintenance lip product which did the job well when i had school!

Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint
The last half of the year I did switch up my liptint and started using the Etude House Tint in orange. It isnt amazingly pigmented but it made my lips look so much more alive. It was like photoshop in a bottle! It was  saviour during the winter times when i woke up with colourless lips.

This will always be my holy grail lipbalm of all time. It is so creamy and cures my chapped lips in a flash. I always stock up when its on sale and pretty much goes with me everywhere!




FACES


NYC Sunny Bronzer
Being the first bronzer Ive ever had, I find that it lives up to its hype from a few years ago! It doesnt make me look like an Oompa Loopa, super buildable and very natural when it comes to bronzing, its not the best for contouring though. I had been using this all year round as a subtle contour/bronzer.

Best face powder I have used by far. I find that it lasts so much more longer than the Rimmel Stay Matte. It has been great during the days when the oils on my face are peaking. Though I havent been using it during summer because lets face it, nothing will stop the sweat from coming through.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
After using this concealer for quite awhile, I found that it isnt as amazing as the first time from using it. I mean it definitely was my go-to of 2014 as the coverage and colour match was perfect but it does crease on me and stick on the dry spots. But was the best when i wasn't going out for a long period of time!

Garnier BB Cream 
Autumn was the season when I bursted this bad boy out, as it is when my skin isnt super dry or super oily. The finish of this BB cream is a light/medium coverage and although i am blessed with skin that doesnt really need foundation or bb cream caked on, when i do have a special night or day this BB cream gave me a flawless finish. 



BROWS


Still my holy grail eyebrow pencil. Lasts through a day of sweating and the shape of the pencil allows me to line my brows perfectly. You can see in the picture above the amount of product I still have left, it has done me well from daily use in 2014!

NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder
I have been using this one when im feeling a natural brow, especially during the hotter weather, I found that it does start to look patchy when the sweat seeps in, but other than that I have used this paired with my Etude House Eyebrow Pencil all year round.


4 comments :

  1. Ooh thanks for making this post, you featured some of my favourites in there too! You also reminded me to get out my Nivea Lip Butter again and have made me feel compelled to get the MAC Lovelorn lipstick! Good luck with year 12 this year, it's a big year and quite stressful at times but it will all work out well x

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    1. Glad to have gotten you back on the bandwagon! You have to go swatch it at the MAC counter, may win your heart :) Thanks so much!! Will be trying my best to make it the best and last school year xx

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  2. Doesn't matter if it's 21 days in, it's still great that you made this post! I cannot agree more with how great the Nivea lip butters are AND how badly the Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeliner pencils smudge (wehhhhh). They're more ideal for colder weather . Wishing you best of luck this year Angel!
    ~Weng wengiful

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    1. The procrastination within me always makes me do late posts!! The smell is so heavenly :D Hot and humid weather: avoid pencil at all costs! Thanks Weng :)

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