Dec 22, 2014

2014 Favorites

I am skipping my monthly favorites and instead, doing my yearly favorites. These are the products mostly discovered this year and I thoroughly enjoy them and want to share with you guys.

Lip Products:
Bite Mix N Mingle Lip Minis Duo(Date)
Bite High Pigment Pencil in Madera
Rimmel Exaggerate Lipliner in Eastend Snob
Nars Audacious Lipstick in Anna

I have been loving nude/neutral lippies this year. I used to avoid from these shades as I thought they would make me look sick. But not if you find the right shades. These shades give my lips a "your lips but better" look.

Eye Products:
Laura Mercier Cavier Sticks
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Ever since I got the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, it is such a breeze to do a winged eyeliner. I never thought I could do that. I have tried a few other liners and they make it so challenging. With the Kat Von D Tattoo liner, it gives you the most precise lines. Laura Mercier Cavier sticks are such creamy eye shadows. So pigmented and creamy. Easy to blend and stay on all day.

Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation Serum
La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo
Dermaglow Lash Enhancer

Found my holy grail foundation this year. Love this foundation. This gives my skin an even tone. I like lighter coverage foundation for the no makeup makeup look. This is pricey but it is worth every penny.

I have been a big fan of La Roche Posay skincare products. I have found yet another awesome product: Effaclar Duo. I have been using their A.I Target spot treatment for years and love it. This is a great addition to my skincare routine to prevent blemishes.

Dermaglow Lash Enhancer is my first ever lash serum. I am not sure if this has been discontinued or not but I found this at a deep discount at my local drugstore. Consistently apply every night for 3 months and I honestly can say this makes a difference in my lashes. My lashes are significantly longer, fuller and I had a bad habit of picking my lashes when my eyes get itchy and there are spots now got new lashes growing. 

Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Color in No. 2
Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle in Lychee
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard

Benefit Hoola Bronzer is one of the most raved products in the beauty blogging world. I finally got one this year and love it. The shade is flattening on most skin tones and so easy to use daily for contouring.

Chanel Les Beiges Multi-color powder is a mixture of 3 products: bronzer, blush and highlighter. I swirl it together to give my skin some color. Not sure if this is a limited edition or not.

Becca Beach Tint Souffle is a mousse-like texture blush with shimmer. I use this so much in the summer as it is pigmented and it stays on in the hot summer months.

Another raved product which I am glad I picked up is the Nars Creamy Concealer. I have never used such creamy formula and it is perfect to cover blemishes. I have tried other concealers which dry up around blemishes. This won't do that and cover the blemishes just right. This is also awesome for under eye area if you pick a slightly lighter shade.

What are you new discoveries of holy grail beauty products this year?


  1. ooh some of these things are definitely on my wish-to-try list for next year, like the Nars concealer and the Caviar sticks! Have a happy new year!

    1. The Laura Mercier caviar sticks are such pigmented and creamy. I like the fact that whenever I feel lazy, I just slap some colors on, blend them with my fingers and I could go out. Definitely worth the bucks!

  2. Chanel Les Beiges Multi-color powder i think is a limited edition product since ive never seen it before... but i hope im wrong cause now im intrigue by it :3 have you tried their cream blushes?

    1. I think the Les Beiges multi-color powder is a limited edition sadly. I am kind of worried that once I hit pan, what I'm going to do:( Yes, I have tried their cream blushes. I got the coral shade and it is quite nice.

  3. I've been hearing so many raves about the Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks. There was a reasonably priced set of minis around Christmas in Australia but I didn't buy it ... semi regretting that decision now! The NARS Creamy Concealer is definitely one of my absolute favourite discoveries of 2014. It blows all other concealers I've tried out of the water. The only problem is I don't think there is a perfect shade match for me. Custard is slightly too dark on my natural skin tone but okay when combined with a foundation and blended well.

    1. The mini Laura Mercier caviar sticks are from the gift set from the holiday season. They are so amazing. Once I'm done with them, for sure, I will re-purchase one of them in full-size.