- TOP 14 OF 2014 -
this was actually pretty easy to make because this year was full of amaaazing things that i’m obsessed with (some things i don’t use currently but they’re new or rediscovered products that i fell in love with this year). also i just used google for the pictures because i was too lazy to take 14 pictures of makeup unlike last year’s post (sorry:/)
1. Makeup Forever HD foundation
this is my favorite foundation ever now. everyone makes this foundation seem like a super full coverage high quality night time foundation but that’s not how i see it. it gives the perfect natural finish medium coverage that makes my skin look amazing but SO natural. (it doesn’t even look like i’m wearing foundation). and ofcourse it photographs so well :)
2. MAC pro longwear concealer
yeah i still love my nars radiant creamy but i rediscovered this concealer this year. it’s so lightweight but gives nice coverage and blends so seamlessly. i love using this when i don’t wear foundation and i just set it with a powder.
3. MAC pro conceal and correct palette
so useful: i use this to clean up/define my brows after filling them in and for blemishes as well. it just comes in so handy and i can use it all year round because of the different shades.
4. Hourglass ambient lighting powder (dim light)
i use this when i want my skin to look flawless. after a light application of translucent loose powder, i use a tapered brush and apply this under my eyes, on my cheekbones, center of forehead, nose, chin. this gives me a super “glow from within” look hahah
5. MAC refined golden bronzer
this bronzer threw me off in the beginning because it was almost too warm and had golden flecks in it. but i don’t contour on an everyday basis so i’m always looking for bronzers that are matte and not completely matte. this bronzer is so buttery despite the gold flecks and it looks so nice on the skin. perfect for medium/tan skin tones with warm/golden undertones. the gold becomes unnoticeable once applied and gives a super pretty glow.
6. MAC trace gold blush (swatched here)
if you’re like me and don’t like blush that much (i naturally have really pink cheeks), then you would love this. it has an amaaaaazzzziiing satin-y finish and it looks so glowy and bronzy on the cheeks. it doesn’t have any red or pink pigment in it; it’s just super warm and bronze so it’s great even just to top off your usual blush for extra bronze glow.
7. Becca opal pressed highlighter (swatched here)
i’ve worn this every single day ever since i got it and this might be the longest streak for any product i’ve ever owned lol. i honestly can’t even explain how pretty this highlighter is. the texture is SO buttery and it blends in well and looks so natural. ahhhh
8. Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow pomade (used here)
my holy grail makeup item. i will repurchase this till i die and i can’t live without it. pigmented and lasts ALL day.
9. Benefit gimme brow
(shoutout to mika hehe love you thank you!!) this is probably the newest addition to my makeup but i quickly fell in love with it. (quickly as in literally like after 1 or 2 applications lol). i’ve always found clear brow gels to be too wet and didn’t reaaallly hold my brows together especially because mine are pretty thick but i don’t have alot. this one really puts everything together and makes my eyebrows look amazing!
10. Stila Eyes are the Window MIND palette (shown here)
if i were ever to create an eyeshadow palette it would most likely be all matte and it would most likely look like this one. they blend, and they’re pigmented. i especially love the bright burnt orange shade and the rosy mauve shade!
11. Urban Decay electric palette
my favorite bright eyeshadow palette ever. the shades are so unique and pigmented. they’re not exactly wearable for every day but regardless, i love every single color in it. i’ve actually worn the bright purple/pink out and the turquoise/blue out and it looked pretty cool. (it’s much more wearable when you blend with a neutral matte brown shade!)
12. MAC cork eyeshadow
love this for a super natural eyeshadow look all over the lid and i also use this to contour my nose. it’s kind of a boring shade but i’ve used this all year so i thought i should put it in here :)
13. Kat Von D everlasting liquid lipsticks
i have the shade lolita, berlin, and vampira; this lip product is AMAZING. it literally lasts all day even if i take a nap or eat 3 meals. it’s also super comfortable on the lips and isn’t as drying as i thought it would be. they’re completely matte and easy to apply too!
14. Lipliners in general
not trying to get on that kylie bandwagon but i’ve been loving lip liner this whole year. i hate lip products in general, lipstick is too high maintenance and lipgloss gets everywhere. but lipliner just stays put (also why i love the kat von d liquid lipsticks). i don’t overline that much but i love the matte finish and the longwear it gives. my favorites are MAC whirl, Makeup Forever 2C, and MAC creme o spice. (i’m also getting more this holiday;))