Saturday, January 10, 2015

2014 Beauty Favourites

Happy New Year! I finally finished putting together my 2014 Favourites. The non-beauty favourites (household, kitchen, apparel, TV, anime/manga, apps, etc.) are over on my non-beauty blog: Opinionated Homebody.

Muveil Empty Cat Tin: I got this maybe a couple years ago as a free GWP on a Japanese beauty magazine. It's just a little tin I like to use to hold little knick knacks when I travel!

Canmake Lasting Multi Eyebase WP: I ordered this from Ichibankao after reading selphia's positive review of it on MUA, and I like it very much! I find it quite similar to the NARS eyeshadow base, but a bit thicker. I like the packaging (squeeze tube) and price a lot better though!

Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Lover: I've had this for a while, but really loved wearing it this year. Lovely matte peachy-apricot blush!

Suqqu Nuancing Loose Powder Glow in Natural: I've had this for a while now too, but especially enjoyed it this year - even with no base. It does nothing to control my oilies, but that's OK. I like that it doesn't make my face feel dry, but has an overall blurring effect.

Hakuhodo B163BkSL Eye Brow Brush angled: This eye brow brush has been a revelation for me this year. I wish I discovered it before my wedding so I could have done my brows better! This is my first water badger brush, and it is AWESOME for brows. It applies brow powder (and even picking up product from an eyebrow pencil) diffusely and naturally. Never looks overdone. Love it.

Dior Addict Extreme in 536 Lucky: This is a mini I got as a Sephora perk a while back (I put the cap on the back to keep it from rolling away), and have almost finished it up! I really like that there is no white base at all to this lipstick. I will purchase a full size when I use this up!

Guerlain Rouge Automatique in 164 Chamade (discontinued): I think I bought this as a potential wedding lip colour, but ended up liking it more for every day wear (and ended up with the more MLBB Surratt Lipslique in Perfectionniste). I kind of hate Guerlain scented lipsticks, but the colour and formula is so perfect, I even purchased a backup when I ran across one in Canada over the holidays! This is easily my most used lipstick.

Moroccanoil Treatment: This is just a mini bottle I use for travel. I started straightening my hair in the mornings, and I love using this to protect my hair and smooth out any fly aways. A little goes a long way, and the smell has grown on me! I always order from eBay, to be honest, though!

Colortrak Tools The Croc Clip: I use these to section my hair when straightening, and I think these are awesome. They are much sturdier than the same style of clips I purchased from Sephora (which broke very quickly). They feel a little like NARS packagining, and the hinge feels very substantial. Highly recommend these clips!

OPI GelColor in You're Such A Budapest: I chose this nail colour for my wedding manicure for my first and only pro manicure, and liked the colour so much, I bought my own bottle and an OPI LED lamp! I'm still getting the hang of gel nails, but I love wearing this colour.

Persistent Favourites from 2012-2013 (Not pictured): Suqqu Cheek brush, Hakuhodo G537s, Hakuhodo K005, Shu Uemura 10N, GA LuSF, GA Master Corrector, Suqqu Himesango, Fiberwig mascara, Dollywink eyeliner, Holika Holika Wonder Dot liner, Biore UV Aqua Rich watery essence