Best of 2014 - Make Up - Face/Base Products

Saturday, 27 December 2014


Hello Beauties, I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and were completely spoilt with lots of nice things! If you've done a 'What I Got For Christmas' post this year, I'd love to see it so please leave a link to it in the comments below! Now that I'm suitably stuffed from all of the cheese, pigs in blankets and Quality Street I've been eating and well rested after a couple of days off, I'm now ready to get back into the swing of things blogging-wise. Instead of doing December Favourites this year, I thought I would do a 'Best of Beauty' mini series to showcase my favourites from the past year, starting off with base/face products. 


First up is the Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer (a bit of a mouthful!). I never thought that I'd be including a primer in this post, especially from the drugstore, as I usually really don't get on with primers. I find that most primers targeted at my skin (oily/combination) either dry out my skin, break me out or just make my make up slide off my face. However, I've been using this primer for the past couple of months and I've really noticed a difference in the way my make up applies and how it lasts throughout the day. I use this over my whole face as it smooths out any pores and fine lines and helps my make up to stay in place. 

Secondly, this year I have been loving the Make Up Forever HD Foundation which I bought in Miami this Summer. I find that the foundations blends in effortlessly and conceals all of my blemishes and scars, without completely masking my face. The foundation has a lovely natural dewy finish which has been perfect for the winter weather. Another favourite from 2014 is the Make Up Forever HD Powder, from the same range as the foundation. This powder is amazing at blurring out any imperfections and making your skin look flawless, it's also really long lasting which is something I struggle with on my oily skin. 


Another favourite of 2014 is the Maybelline Anti-Age Eye Eraser. I've been on the hunt for the perfect under eye concealer this year, and although this is a recent purchase, it's definitely my favourite from the year. It has a slightly yellow undertone which works really well to cancel out any dark circles. The creamy formula also blends into the skin effortlessly and the sponge-like applicator makes applying the concealer so easy (although I'm not sure how hygienic it is!). 

My favourite bronzer which I've discovered this year is the Too Faced Milk Chocolate Bronzer. I have tried so many new bronzers this year (Nars, Benefit, L'Oreal, you name it...) however this one really stood out to me. As a pale skinned girl, I often find it hard to apply bronzer without looking like an actual orange or like I've been rolling around in mud, however this one from Too Faced is perfect for people with pale skin. It's a lighter take on their famous Chocolate Soliel Bronzer and if you weren't already convinced, it smells like chocolate too! It's also worth noting that this is a matte bronzer so it's perfect for contouring too. 


Another favourite this year is the Rockateur Blusher from Benefit Cosmetics. I used to have a little big of an obsession with the Benefit Boxed Blushers but over the past few years I've calmed down a bit and have been enjoying discovering some new brands, however when I saw Rockateur I knew it had to be mine. Rockateur is a lovely dusky rose colour which looks so natural on the skin, and it also has a slight sheen to it which really gives your skin that much sought after glow. 

Another favourite of 2014 perfect for adding a glow to your skin is the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle. I bought this at the beginning of the year and used it nearly everyday, and I've only managed to make a little dent so I can definitely see this lasting me forever. Soft & Gentle gives you a lovely champagne sheen when applied to the tops of your cheeks and helps to create the look of cheek bones, even if they're non existent! 


Lastly, a product which has really stood out to me this year is the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12hr Blushers. I don't have any specific colour favourites, as I couldn't choose just one but the formula on these is amazing. They're super pigmented and they really do last all day, which is surprising for a product like blush which usually wears off first. If you have the opportunity to pick one of these up, I definitely recommend that you do. 

Lots of Love,

Becky x x 

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    1. You definitely do, it's one of my all time favourite blushers! xx

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  2. I've heard so many good things about the Max Factor Primer lately. I'm glad to see you included it to your favourites and I'll definitely be checking it out next time I'm at the drugstore!

    http://mmemento-mmori.blogspot.com

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    1. It's fab for keeping your make up on all day, definitely grab it next time it's on 3 for 2! xx

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  3. Great picks Becky! I must get my mitts on a Tarte blush - I'm always hearing good things about them!! Xx.

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    1. Thank you Kayleigh! If you're off to America or know someone who is, I'd recommend picking it up there - it's so much cheaper! xx

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  4. I really want to try the Tarte Blushes, they look so good!
    Natalie xx
    youralmostalice

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    1. They're amazing, you definitely get what you pay for with them :) xx

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  5. That Maybelline concealer is definitely my favourite product of 2014!

    Creepers & Cupcakes

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    1. It's quite a new product for me, but I'm so impressed with it! xx

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  6. I adore Rockateur, one of my fave blushers ever :)

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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    1. Me too :) That and Hervana are stunning blushers from Benefit! xx

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  7. Rockatur blush is amazing, as is the Max Factor primer. Great picks :)

    sparklewithlaughter.blogspot.com

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  8. I really need to pick up some tarte products and after reading this I think I will start off with their blushers :)x

    gillmclaughlin.blogspot.com

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    1. I'd really recommend picking up some Tarte products, their mascara and maracuja oil are fab too! xx

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  9. Totally agree with the Max Factor primer, I love their foundations as well!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. I've only tried one of their foundations (the one from the same range as the primer) and I really love the formula but they never seem to have the lightest shade in stock! xx

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  10. i discovered rockateur this year and its so pretty xx
    www.sparklethiscity.blogspot.com

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  11. I must try Tarte this year, I'm dying to try their blushers! xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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  12. I NEEEEEEED to try some Tarte blushes in 2015!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  13. Some great picks. I really need to try the Make Forever HD foundation, but I cannot order online because I don't want to get the wrong colour. Those Tarte Blushes look amazing x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Dying to try some blushers from Tarte! Definitely want to get my hands on some MUFE products next time I'm somewhere near a Sephora too :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine || GIVEAWAY!: Urban Decay/Nars/Charlotte Tilbury/Too Faced

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  15. I just picked the gorgeous primer up - and oh my I'm already liking it <3
    && dying to try anything from Tarte - especially the blushers.

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    A Little Beauty Laugh // Beauty Blog

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