Makeup!! This is why we’re all here, right?? Ok, let’s get down to the nitty gritty, the GOOD SHTUFF…My Makeup 2014 Favourites!
My Makeup 2014 Favourites: Bases, powders, concealers…Which honestly, I don’t really have any at this moment…
I REALLY like the Vichy Idealia BB Cream don’t get me wrong! But it’s a BB cream, and not really a foundation, right? So what I’ve been doing is wearing it, using the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealers on spots and such(HATE this stuff under my eyes, but on the rest of the face this stuff is WOW), and setting everything with my Hourglass Oxygen Mineral Powder. That powder is supposed to let your skin BREATHE, and honestly I think it really does because if I have a hot flash? Everything stays put fairly well. It’s not perfection, but close enough for now.
But as far as foundations go? HATE them all. I have a DRAWER full at the moment and none of them look good on me, or last through a hot flash….which maddens me to no end. I’m on the hunt right now for SOMETHING that works for hot and flashy me. And don’t worry, when I find IT, I will let you know! PROMISE. Cross my menopausal heart… <3
My Makeup 2014 Favourites: Favourite Blush
Make Up Forever HD Cream Blushes
HANDS DOWN Make Up Forever HD Cream Blushes are HOLY GRAIL for this blush fiend. Best blush out there on the market. I don’t even look at most of my powered blushes anymore. I use the Real Techniques Stippling Brush to apply and just dab, dab, dab and Bazniga! Glowy cheeks that last and last! If you still haven’t tried one, then DO IT. For the love of makeup, listen to me. 😀
My Makeup 2014 Favourites: Favourite Highlighter
Burberry Fresh Glow Fluid
This is the only highlighter that works for me. I’ve tried LOADS believe me, even was sent one by Illamasauqua-it was called Gleam Aurora??? NOT A FAN to be honest. Most highlighters settle into my cheek laugh lines, or are too dang glittery for me. I don’t want an obvious metallic stripe on my cheekbone-who wants that? Maybe Max Headroom???? CRIPES highlighters these days. And Youtube “Makeup Gurus”, HOLY EFF?? If you take most of your makeup-wearing tips from them? I PRAY FOR YOU. 😛
Honestly, I could go my whole dang life without needing a highlighter. I think they are kind of unnecessary. WE DIDN’T USE THEM IN THE 80s. And life was STILL GOOD. It’s the truth though! You see, that’s how I gauge a lot of makeup-whether it’s BETTER-makes your face look ALIVE. Highlighter is just makeup fluff to me. Use an eyeshadow that’s one shade lighter than your skin tone and BOOM-same effect as most of the expensive crap out there. Save your money. But this liquid one, WORKS for old gals like myself. It’s subtle, and not obvious and metallic. Best part is that I also use it as a primer, or even mix it in foundations to get a more glowy effect. LOVE the stuff. And it works well over powder foundations too.
My Makeup 2014 Favourites: Favourite Eyeshadow
Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadows
ANOTHER hard one for me, since I haven’t really worn many eyeshadows this year. I freakin’ give up most of the time. Too much work and hurt for me, as they bother my eyes like crazy. But, I do really like the Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadows that came out this year, especially this one in Grey Sparkle.
Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadows have a “cream-powder” texture that combines the comfort and smoothing effect of a cream with the fineness and holding power of a powder. It’s a neat texture-feels creamy, but is powdery yet to the touch. Almost like the Armani ETK version, but not quite.
I was sent the shade nude pink to review, and did like it! But it’s nude. And hardly visible, so I don’t think I reviewed it. I picked up Grey Sparkle during the Super Optimum Shopper’s Drug Mart Event at the beginning of December and we’ve been the best of friends ever since. Stays put(mind you I gotta prime first, but I got extremely oily lids), easy to blend, looks NICE on. Love the stuff enough to go buy another, so I guess that means it’s a favourite, right? RIGHT.
My Makeup 2014 Favourites: Favourite Eyeliners
Marc Jacobs Skyliner Set
THESE. Are what I wear daily for sure. Who needs eyeshadows to faff around with when you have these??? NOT ME. So smooth, so creamy and they stay PUT. Yeah, they’re expensive I know, which is why I was ecstatic to find them in the USA and use my $25 VIB certificate to get them! But DANG. I even bought a full sized one AFTER getting this set. That’s true eyeliner love!
My Makeup 2014 Favourites: Favourite Lipsticks
I HAVE TWO OF COURSE.
THESE. WOW. At only $5 each, you just can’t go wrong. SO many cool shades, all of them comfy to wear, even the mattes!
If you wanna see them on my face, just check out my instagram feed, because I showed A LOT of them there. I post my favourite lips of the day there often, so follow me!
NARS AUDACIOUS LIPSTICKS
THESE. HOLY LOVE THEM.
Again, check my instagram feed because I’ve pretty much posted a pic of me wearing all of the ones I own! Here’s a pic of me wearing Greta, my last purchase:
I am currently awaiting the arrival of Audrey right now….SO EXCITED. It’s been sold out every time I go look for it! But these are amazing lipsticks, so I understand! So creamy. So pigmented. Stay put with NO BLEEDING-which is beginning to be a problem for me lately. I love a good hydrating lipstick, but they can sure MOOOOOOOVE around baby when you start to get…older and lip lines SUDDENLY appear 🙁 . And that’s not a good look-lipstick on your chin is NOT shmexxxxxy(and funny enough NARS Velvet Lipgloss Pencils move like CRAZY on me now). These Audacious lipsticks do not budge. And MAN… they last forever! I don’t find them drying, and I don’t find my lips hurt after wearing them so…take that and form your own opinion about them is what I say. Suffice it to say that Audrey will be my SIXTH… YES #6 Audacious Lipstick shade…so ya gotta’ know that means I LOVE them.
I think that covers it? Face, Eyes, Lips, Cheeks? YUP. That’s pretty much it, my Makeup 2014 Favourites! I have one more 2014 Favourites Instalment-extra stuff like hair and hands, and even food! If you missed my 2014 Favourite Skincare post, click here to take a read.
Have any of these makeup items been YOUR favourites in 2014? What have you loved wearing this past year?