Monday, January 5, 2015

2014 Makeup Favorites

Here are some of my top 2014 makeup favorites! I've been loving these products and I know I will carry them into 2015!

Urban Decay Naked2 Basics - This has been SUCH an amazing pallet so far! I own the Naked 2, and the Naked Basics pallets and use them every day, and this definitely joined them. I've found myself using all three pallets daily!! Urban Decay shadows are by far my favorite, and I would HIGHLY recommend this one to you, plus its less than $30! 

Mac Matte Lipstick Smoked Purple - This lipstick is ESSENTIAL for the colder months. I love a matte lip, but sometimes they can be very drying during the winter months. This particular formula is AMAZING. I don't find it uncomfortable to wear, and you can really change the color with how much you apply. It ranges from a grey/nude purple if you only dab it on your concealed lips, to a very deep smoky purple when you build it up. The pigmentation is amazing, and definitely worth every penny!

BareMinerals Original Foundation(Medium Tan) - I LOVE using this for my contour/bronzing! During the summer time when I am self tanned, this is the color I use all over my face for foundation, but since I am extremely pale in the winter this is my perfect shade for contour/bronzing! I highly recommend using a color you know works for you when you are tan to contour with, this will help make your contour look more natural! 

Mac Mineralized Skin Finish(Soft & Gentle) - This is the PERFECT glowy highlight. I love using it on the tops of my cheekbones, my cupids bow, down the center of my nose and my chin, to give the perfect healthy glow! It's not too overpowering or glittery, but gives your skin a healthy glow during the winter! During this time of year my skin get very dry, so I need something to put some life back in my skin and make it appear supple and bright!

Mac Pro Longwear Concealer(NC15) - This is the perfect under eye concealer! If you have a problem with dark circles or just want a flawless/highlighted under eye, this is the product for you! It blends flawlessly, and after being set with a loose powder, will last all day!

Anastasia of Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade(Dark Brown) - Now, I know everyone went crazy over the Brow Wiz, but I personally like the control I have when using an angled brush rather than a pencil. If you are having trouble getting a precise line with a pencil definitely give this a try! Using an angled brush makes it easy to get a precise line with out having to go over it a hundred times. This is definitely for those who love statement brows!

Mac Paint Pot(Painterly) - I've been using this for YEARS, and have never found a better eye shadow base/primer. This is perfect if you have some discoloration in your eye lids, or just want your eye shadow to last longer without creasing!

Morphe Eyeshadow Brushes - These brushes have came as such a surprise to me! They are extremely affordable, but AMAZING quality. YouTube beauty guru Jaclyn Hill has paired with Morphe and has talked a lot about these brushes and eyeshadow so I decided to give it a try! They are absolutely amazing. If you are looking to save a little money here is a coupon code for the Morphe Website! Just use the code "JACATTACK" at checkout!