Hope you enjoyed my favourite new releases of 2014. Here’s the second part, reviewing my most loved products of the past year. Now, I’ve found that my preferences have changed a lot, and along with that so has my favourite products, but there are some that are simply to good to let go of easily in favour of greener pastures. Here’s another top five.
I’d like to start with the Guerlain Tenue de Perfection foundation. This one was love at first touch. Before the Tenue I was a huge fan of BB and CC creams to give me lightweight, comfortable coverage. Foundation was something saved for special occasions. With the Tenue de Perfection, every application is a special occasion. The texture is smooth and glides onto my skin, leaving me with gorgeously even, glowing skin that, with a bit of help from the Météorites Perles and some All Nighter setting spray from Urban Decay (when I remember to have spritz it on) I’m covered ’till I get home.
Speaking of the Météorites, they are another favourite product of mine, though, as they already made the previous list, I’m just going to say that everything about them – from the beautiful box to the glowing finish they leave on the skin – truly brightens the day. And yes, I love the scent too, and I do wish they’d bring it back!
Over the past year I’ve tried several different mascaras. From Benefit’s They’re Real to Lancôme’s Grandiôse, and Urban Decay’s Perversion, which comes in at a decent second when used in conjunction with the Subversion primer. My favourite mascara is still Cils d’Enfer. Can you tell that I’m a fan of Guerlain?
My favourite bronzer/sculpting powder this year is one that I kind of hit upon by accident. I entered a Feelunique giveaway and came out with Benefit’s “The Bronze of Champions” kit. Included were their famous Hoola bronzing powder that I’d heard great things of, but didn’t quite believe the hype. In the end though, it turns out that I’m employing that far more often than my Anastasia Contour Kit, and I did in no way consider it a waste when one of the pans in my Cheeky Sweet Spot palette was another of the magical, natural-looking powders.
Some things are often in rotation in my stash, some things remain. One thing you hardly ever see me without, however, when wearing makeup primer is Urban Decay’s Primer Potion in Eden. I love how it evens out my lid to create a blank canvas for a more even, saturated application of eye makeup, making it easier to blend and simply improving the performance of any eyeshadow.