2014 Beauty Triumphs | Favourites


Happy New Year!

As we are now in 2015 I thought I’d share with you the beauty products I have been loving in 2014. This is a bit of a long one, so sit tight!
Beauty Favourites 2014
Bioderma Sebium H2O – I love Bioderma, I think I bought my first bottle towards the end of 2013 and fell in love. I use it in an evening to remove my makeup before cleansing properly, though I will admit if it has been a late night then I just use it on it’s own.
Soap & Glory Peaches & Cream – Emily introduced me to this back in March when we went on a shopping trip together. I can’t thank her enough for making me buy it, it is excellent at breaking down makeup. I use a wet flannel to remove this cleanser and rub it in circular motions to have a little gentle exfoliation.
Charles Worthington Volume and Bounce Texturising Spray – Another product I picked up at the beginning of the year and have loved ever since. It’s a great budget texturising spray, there are so many high end ones but you don’t need to spend your money on them when you can pick this up in Boots for £6.99. I generally apply it to the roots of my hair and then massage it in with my fingers to give my hair an extra volume boost.
Beauty Triumphs 2014 Favourites

MAC Quad – My sister bought me this for Christmas last year, you can see a review I did here. I love this so much, and reach for it almost everyday. I always use All That Glitters (top right) even if I don’t use any of the other colours in my quad. I have to say this is probably the best Christmas present I got last year.
Illamasqua Nail Polish (Vice) – This is one of their matt finish nail polishes and is a gorgeous burgundy colour. I wear it almost constantly through autumn and winter, however to maintain the matt finish I can’t wear a top coat and so after a couple of days it does chip.
The Body Shop Honey Bronzer (01) – I discovered this through watching Essie Button on YouTube and then Emily also told me how great it was so I had to pick it up. It is the best bronzer I have found to suit my pale skin, I have found it to be perfect for contouring.
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Nail Polish (Azure) – I’m actually on my second bottle of this nail polish, which I think shows how much I love it. I call this my summer nail polish, it’s the one I reach for most when I’m doing my nails.
Nars Blusher (Seduction) – I bought this last October and wore it no stop until about April, and then picked it back up in September so I’ve worn it for most of the year. It’s a gorgeous plum shade, which just looks so nice, and the pigmentation is great! I did a review of it earlier in the year which you can see here. 
 Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation (51 Light Vanilla) – This is another discovery I made this year, it’s a light coverage foundation which is super easy to blend. I’ll be honest I don’t want to spend ages doing my makeup in a morning so something that blends easily is ideal for me. Light Vanilla is the perfect match for my skin throughout the colder months, during the summer I do get a tiny bit more colour, though I can make Light Vanilla work for me. I find that it doesn’t make me look as though I’m wearing foundation, I don’t apply a lot to begin with and once it’s blended in it looks quite natural.
2014 Beauty Favourites
Covergirl Lipperfection (245) – I got this in a swap I did at the end of last year and I love it, I prefer it to my red Revlon lip stain. It’s really moisturising and the colour is a bold red, ideal for everyday wear as you don’t need a mirror when applying it.
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick (Prepare for Pleasure) – I received this as a birthday gift from my sister last year, and it is the perfect deep red, with a slight berry tone to it. I tend to pull this out for nights out, or when I’m doing something super special as it was a limited edition lipstick so I can’t easily get my hands on it again.
Tanya Burr Lipgloss (Afternoon Tea) – I bought this lipgloss because the name was so cute, and I wanted to see how the Tanya Burr cosmetics range would fare. I love the colour, it’s a nude pink which I like to pull out for days at work when I want more than a balm but not a lot of colour. I love that it smells of strawberries, it reminds me a little of makeup you used to get as a child.
Mac Lustre Lipstick (Dreaming Dahlia) – Another product I bought when shopping with Emily, the day we went shopping the MAC A Fantasy of Flowers collection was launched in stores. I reach for this when I want to wear a red lip through the day but want something that’s not as bold as my Covergirl Lipperfection. I would say this is a coral red, and to me it screams summer but that’s probably just me, I did mostly wear it through summer as in Autumn and winter I go for berry tones.
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick (Plum Jam) – I am more than happy to hold my hands up and say this is my favourite of lip stain balm crayons that I own. It’s a sheer plum colour that I like to wear most days, it adds a little bit of colour without being too intense and it moisturises the lips too, what more could you want?
That concludes my Triumphs of 2014, and I am thinking I might bring back my Triumphs and Failures posts properly for 2015 not exclusively beauty but let me know what you think.
What are your favourites of 2014?

Beth x