12.30.2014

Top 14 Beauty Products of 2014

Hey you! I can't believe the year is almost over! I swear it was just Christmas January the other day. As is my annual tradition, I am sharing my top beauty products for the year. Now when I made this list I might have had 39 products, ok, more like 42, but who's counting? I blame it on being a Libra. Anyway, I present to you a much more manageable list of 14. Check 'em out:


1-Creamy Coconut Mask--My "secret" moisturizing mask that is the cheapest beauty product around. Perfect for post NYE, just saying. Get it at Walmart.

2- OPI My Voice is a Little Norse--Choosing one polish was impossible, so I picked my favorite glitter one, and this is it. You saw it on my NYE Makeup, Hair, Nails post.

3-L'Oreal Butterfly Mascara--I want the longest, biggest lashes (and the biggest wand apparently) so I was drawn to this (as I am all L'Oreal mascaras).

4-Revlon Lip Balm Stains--This wins year after year because I love the ease of lip crayons. I prefer the original and matte versions of this. See more lip crayon reviews here.

5-Garnier BB Cream--Not everyone's fave, but this is my list and this is my favorite drugstore BB cream, and I've tried just about all of them. See drugstore reviews here and high end reviews here.

6-MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show in Strange Journey--So I have a thing for red lipsticks, and this one is a bright orange red. It's my fave red and it's sold out everywhere. Officially on dupe hunting alert!

7-Neutrogena Triple Repair Mask--In the winter and in the summer, I turn to this hair mask. If I really need extra help, I'll pop on a shower cap over my masked-hair and leave on 30 min. #doublemask

8-Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks--I LOVE these lipsticks--give me any color. If you have found matte lipsticks too drying (aka MAC Ruby Woo, another fave red) try these in any shade.

9-Tarte Pin Up Blush--So this was a limited edition palette, with a blush for everyone, but don't fret: all Tarte Amazonian blushes are stellar.

10-Bare Minerals Bare Skin Brightening Serum Foundation--If you have dry or normal skin, give this a try. You can use a drop or more depending on the coverage you seek. This looks great on camera, fellow bloggers. I was given samples but ended up buying more because I loved it. See my review here.

11-Lorac Mega Pro--This is hands-down my favorite eye shadow palette, but since it's sold out, try the original Lorac Pro or the Pro 2. All are very, very good.

12-Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner--Because sometimes I need a quick clean or disinfection for my brushes...this is fast, easy, and leaves your brushes smelling amazing. Love this stuff.

13-Sigma E40--Every single eye tutorial of mine uses this. It's what I use to blend out my shadows. My favorite eye brush.

14-NuMe Wand--How do I get those waves? I use this wand (loose waves tutorial here). I prefer the larger size and still use it in my much shorter hair.

Which products are your faves for 2014?

61 comments:

  1. Dude, I LOVE the Sigma e40. I use it every single day- I'm thinking about picking up a few more so I can have extras on hand!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  2. Bare Minerals Bare Skin Brightening Serum Foundation is one of my favorite makeup items. I might have just jump on it last month but it is my go to makeup items.

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  3. Need to try that coconut mask and I have a a brush very similar to esigma 40 and love it.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  4. Lovely picks, I love so many of these! And oh my, I really want to try the Lorac Mega pro, it looks soo stunning :) great post x

    alexandraabeauty.blogspot.com

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  5. I love that mascara - it was my favorite this year too! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  6. What a great list of favourites, Elle! I'm so happy to see Garnier BB cream is in the list! Wishing you a very happy new year lovely! xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  7. Thank you for the list! I'm intrigued by the Bare Minerals bare skin thing.

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  8. I definitely need to try out that mask! And loving those Revlon stains, one of my favs too!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  9. Such great picks! I think I will have to try that mascara. I am always on the lookout for the perfect mascara!

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  10. Love this round-up! I will have to try some of these out :)
    --Kelly & Meg
    Peachtree Roadies

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  11. Any sparkly nail polish is the best nail polish, right? Is BB cream like primer? I've heard about it but haven't tried it, I just use MK primer. I think I'll invest in that hair mask, my hair needs some love!

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  12. i think the garnier bb cream is the only one i havent tried, i'll have to give it a go! and definitely need to try that hair mask.

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  13. I MUST try #3 because I want the biggest, longest lashes too!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  14. I need to try #7 my hair needs treatment! and I am a Libra too yes we love our shopping a products!
    http://lachiquitamissi.com

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  15. Fun post! Three of my faves are Neutrogena's oil-free moisturizer, their sunscreen stick and my Milani blush.

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  16. I love the variety in this post! I've been meaning to pick up that hair mask for months and never feel like it's something I need-- now I definitely want to try it since it made it into your final 14 products :)

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  17. lol glad you were able to narrow it down. I love big lashes so I may need to try that mascara. I too love Revlon's lip crayons!

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  18. Gonna have to check that mask out! Recently I have found myself really wanting to start doing one a week.. maybe I will make it a resolution haha!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  19. I love when the best products are the cheapest. Yipee for good masks.
    I still need to try some of that matte lipstick.

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  20. great recap! i need to try a few of these products. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  21. Love that Lorac palette!

    xx

    http://www.madridforniagirl.com/

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  22. Those Maybelline creamy matte lipsticks really are the best! The Butterfly mascara & E40 brush are faves as well :)

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  23. I am loving this list Elle. I especially love the Bare Minerals and the L'Oreal mascara. Great list. Happy New Year!

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  24. Great favorites! I love those Maybelline Creamy Matte lipsticks and OPI polish!!

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  25. I have always wondered what brush you use for your blending! Thanks for sharing! And I love the Bare Minerals Foundation too! I just started using it. It's amazing and goes on so smooth!

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  26. This is a wonderful list! I love number 4, those chubby sticks are at the top of my list!

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  27. I love all the colors OPI comes out with and I'll have to try your recommendation for the butterfly mascara! Always trying to achieve bigger and bolder lashes!!!

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  28. OH! Thank you for this list! I've been on the fence about trying the garnier bb cream. I've heard the for oily skin one is really great! I also really need a new concealer (drugstore). Do you have any recs?

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  29. The Lorac pro looks amazing!! But really Id like to have one of each!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  30. I've been eye balling that coconut mask every time I skulk around the beauty dept. Guess I'll have to snag one and try. (;
    www.accordingtokiki123.blogspot.com

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  31. I am quite the lippie addict, so I must try the Maybelline Creamy Matte lipsticks now! Thanks for the recommendation. xx

    Emily // ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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  32. So many things I love from this list especially the garnier bb cream. Have a Happy New Year may 2015 bring you success and joy.

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  33. Great list, Ell:) I'll be printing this out. I love the Garnier BB Cream and discovered that in your blog. I'll be trying the Bare Minerals foundation next coz I need a new foundation soon that photographs nicely.

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  34. I like your list. I need to start doing more masks.

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  35. I really want to try that Sigma brush!

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  36. soo many great products on this list. I really want that Lorac palette looks amazing!

    www.MyBeautySleuth.com

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  37. I don't claim to understand the structure of the universe but I believe there's some cosmic connection between us. I was thinking about you this morning. Hoping you'll have a good New Year. And at the same time, unknown to me, you were visiting and commenting on my blog. Coincidence? Maybe...

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  38. Wonderful products, good choice. ;-)
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  39. Such a cute post idea! Definitely going to check them out!

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  40. I love post like this because I like what works best for others! I've been looking for a wand so I'll have to check that one out!

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  41. Ok screen shorting this because I need to try it all, especially that mask and mascara!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  42. The Neutrogena hair mask is so good! I need to get on the wand bandwagon. I still use a regular curling iron.

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  43. I love that you give me stuff I can actually afford!!! Thank you. Can't wait to try some of these:)

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  44. I love this collection of suggestions, Elle! I continue to learn so much from this blog. I have wanted to try a purple-hued lipstick, but didn't want to spend a lot (in case I don't care for this shade on me). Will give Maybelline's Creamy Matte a go (hopefully, they have a violet or purple shade). :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  45. TOTALLY going to pick up that mask - NYE is hell for my skin, so I can use all the moisture I can get my hands on :) Thanks for posting awesome and affordable products - can't wait to read your blog in 2015!!! <3

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  46. Love this list. Those masks are my fave budget buy, too. They are just awesome!

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  47. Loreal, maybelline and revlon are the winners in 2014...... great compilation Elle............

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  48. I loved number 9, the blushes! I normally pass the brush all over blushes like that, to mix the colors :) I have some favorite products in 2014, like the Melvita extraordinary waters, Chanel lipsticks, Percy & Reed hair balm... and already with a wishlist for January! Happy new year, Elle, hope you have an amazing new year's eve!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  49. What a great roundup of products! I love those Revlon lip crayons too! I'm going to have to try the Bare Minerals foundation. It sounds like an amazing product!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  50. Wow what an awesome roundup, I would love that curling wand. Happy 2015 Elle!

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  51. Great picks! I agree the the Maybelline mattes are awesome and the Nume wand is the best styling tools hands down! Happy New Year!

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  52. So many good picks! I am obsessed with Revlon balm stains and the Neutrogena hair mask. This is the year I became obsessed with Maybelline Color Tattoos, Milani blush and rosehip seed oil. I'm the market for a styling wand so I'm going to check that one out!

    xo, Michelle
    Neon Rattail

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  53. Oh that coconut mask sounds like a dream! I must try! I just ordered the bareminerals serum foundation! Excited to try! HAPPY NEW YEAR MY SWEET ATLANTA GIRL! xoxo, Sissi www.beauty4free2u.com

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  54. I still want that Lorac palette sigh. I will get it in the New year for sure!

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  55. great pics! Love all of these!
    xxJustine
    sobeanie

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  56. I have that L'Oreal mascara in my drawer, so I look forward to opening it! I am also a fan of the Garnier bb cream (well, the oily skin version, but still), and wear it all summer long.

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  57. Oh I see so many things in this list that I want to try. I really need to try the mask because I love doing masks but I need to try new ones and I've seen that one at walmart before so I might just try it next time I go there. I also have been on the lookout for a new mascara and I've been seeing that one in magazines so I'll probably try it out, I have a hard time trying new beauty products because I get scared to try new things. But when I read that you like them I feel like maybe it will be ok. hehe :)

    Nina

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  58. Must get my hands on the Creamy Coconut Mask! It even sounds heavenly. I love lip crayons as well, Revlon's especially. They just SO easy to use - ease of a balm, precision of a liner. Everybody wins! :) Can't wait to get my Garnier BB Cream out this summer! I'm too light for it right now, but I love it when I have some color. Have you tried the BB Cream from Lumene? It's super amazeballs. I tried to click for a link to your drugstore BB post but I don't think it's linked - or it's user error (quite possible).

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  59. nice favs.. i love maybelline matte lippies too :) will pick up few from your favorite list to try out :)

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  60. I love the Garnier BB Cream!! It's my favorite!

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