And along with new adventures this year, I’ve also discovered new makeup products that I’ve grown to love and really depend on as a staple in my every day makeup routine.
These are all products I discovered over the past year that were, in my mind, “the best of the best”. (To clarify, these are only the best products I discovered this year. If you want to see my top ten products of all time, go HERE.) These are in no particular order. 🙂
NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams
It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation (& Illumination)
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer
E.L.F. Studio Small Stipple Brush
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Bite Beauty Creme Lipstick & High Pigment Pencils
ColourPop Vibrant Eyeshadows
It Brushes for Ulta #105: Airbrush Blending Crease Brush
Clinique SuperPrimer Face Primer
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
LORAC Mega Pro Palette
Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder
Share with me your favorite beauty product that you discovered during 2014 in the comments below!
Do you know, are the NYX lip crèmes only available online?
Love the It for Ulta brushes! The face brushes are a splurge but so luxurious and worth it!
Anna @ The Beauty Section says
Great favorites!! I have been wanting to try the NARS Radiant Concealer… I definitely want to buy it now! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Laura, The Start of a Good Life says
I bought the new foundation from BareEssentials, oil and chemical free. I love it love it! Next on my list to find is some concealer for my dark circles under my eyes and some mascara that doesn't 'weep' =)
Yay for the Maybelline Fit Me concealer!! It doesn't get enough love considering that it's almost a dupe for the NARS one 🙂 Love the LORAC Pro palette as well!
Stephanie | theFantasia.com
Elle Sees says
you already know my love for the mega pro!! and i;ve been through so many ELF brushes, but they have some great ones!
sandyhills x says
Love this blog! So many choices above coming from someone just getting back into makeup –
Patty – No, my Ulta has the lip creams available in store — and a few of them even had the "Try Me" sticker on them so I could test them out. Which I love doing! Because, for some reasons, the packaging on these lip creams aren't very accurate.
Monica – I know, they can make a deep dent in your pocket. But every time I go into Ulta I always stop by to touch them…and I have a feeling I'll be caving sometime in the near future and trying one of the big fluffy brushes. So soft!!
Anna – I know, the NARS concealer has been something I've eyed for a good year or more…but just never wanted to spend the money. But now that I've bought it…I feel like it's so worth the splurge! And I'm pretty sure I'll repurchase it when I run out (even though it'll hurt a bit! :-P)
Laura – I've never tried anything from BareEssentials before, but good to know their foundation is worth checking out! Oh, I know what you mean — who want's to have raccoon eyes?! I typically have a problem with getting black flecks from my mascara onto my face throughout the day. SO annoying, because when I go to swipe them off, they streak black across my face. Totally why I go for waterproof mascara!
Stephanie – Yeah, I totally agree — the two are VERY similar! I feel the NARS lasts a little bit longer, but in the way of pigmentation and consistency they are almost identical. Oh, I am ALL about the LORAC Mega Pro palette. Can't get enough of it 😀
ElleSees – Haha, I know, it's the best palette I own! Yeah, the ELF brushes are pretty amazing, especially for only being $3! The powder brush I've had for YEARS! The handle fell off once, but I just put some super glue in the feral and it's been going strong since 🙂
Sandy – I'm so glad you've found it helpful! There are so many great options out there when it comes to makeup — whether you are on a tight budget or have a bit to splurge. 🙂
Robin Wilson says
Thanks for sharing this list and especially for including items that I can afford even on a shoestring budget! I really want to try some primer and I really trust Clinique so that is one that I plan to splurge a little extra on!
Elva Roberts says
I discovered last year, after many years of not being able to wear lipstick, that I could usually use Bert’s Bees Lip Gloss. I didn’t wear it often and I usually wiped my lips off with some aloe vera. I had gradually become allergic to all lipsticks and my lips would break out in cold sores. It feels wonderful to be able to put some color on my lips again.