Welcome to the second and last instalment of my 2014’s favourites!
I decided to jump into the bandwagon of favourites of 2014 since it would help me summarise pretty much all my favourites of the month from 2014 🙂
In this post, I shall share make up, beauty tools and fragrance. To see in live mode, head over my youtube channel or click HERE.
URBAN DECAY: ELECTRIC PALETTE
This is a gorgeous palette with VERY intense eyeshadows. They are pure pressed pigment, which makes them much more vibrant and pure toned. I think it is a great palette to have even if you are a neutral person; there is a lot of versatility.
URBAN DECAY: PERVERSION MASCARA
Gorgeous, separates, lengthens, thickens and gives texture to lashes.
URBAN DECAY: EYESHADOW PRIMER POTION
I personally dislike the other formulas. Nothing compares to the lasting power this has.
TOM FORD: EYESHADOW QUAD IN TITANIUM SMOKE
This is gorgeous. This is elegant drama. On the top left corner it has a sparkly (think morning dew) crystal shade. The top right is a pearly / glowy gunmetal shade. The bottom left is similar to mac graphology except slightly warmer and deeper if that makes sense? The bottom right is the whole star of this set: It is a sparkly transparent black shade. With this quad you can achieve any level of drama without the risk of a traditional black and white smoky eye.
TOM FORD: EYESHADOW QUAD IN ORCHID HAZE
If you were left a bit meh-meh with the UD Naked3, but want something with rose gold undertones…this will be perfect. Unlike the Naked3, this is very versatile, and has very different shades that compliment each other. Top left we have a delicate champagne colour, that gives a halo of glow rather than a block-pearly shade that yells ‘I have highlighter on!’. Top right is a beautiful dusty-rosy mauve in a soft pearl finish. Bottom left we have a beautiful rose nude with a soft pearl finish and bottom right a deep rosy-eggplant shade with matte finish.
LIME CRIME: EYELINER IN LAZULIS
True and pure electric blue colour. Opaque in 1 coat, lasts whole day. Total statement colour that works amazing even with a neutral eye.
RMK: RED MASCARA
Waterproof, weatherproof, tearproof, sweat proof and oil proof mascara. This is a total heavy duty mascara. The red one is gorgeous and brightens the eyes. It is also pure red in one coat.
RMK: Eyebrow mascara in Copper
Beautiful tinted eyebrow mascaras that give a nice glossy finish to the eyebrows.
LAURA MERCIER: Eyebrow pencil in Auburn
Very soft waxy texture pencil that draws in like heaven. Has a soft finish therefore it looks very natural.
ANASTASIA: DIPBROW IN AUBURN
VERY long wearing and really carves out the eyebrows for a ‘perfect and photoshopped’ brow. Auburn is a bit too dark for me, but it is the only one that has reddish undertones.
DIOR: STAR STUDIO MAKE UP FOUNDATION 010
Technically perfect in my books. Long wearing, full coverage, fresh matte finish (not too matte, not too dewy), stays true to tone all day, doesn’t crease or cake or melt. Very resistant to heat and humidity, very good on oily skin as well as drier skin (adapting it with a primer)…only complaint I have is I wish it came in lighter shades. But considering it is perfection…I have been wearing it almost everyday in the summer / fall.
LAURA MERCIER: MINERAL POWDER IN SOFT PORCELAIN
Perfection when it comes down to a mineral powder that can set my foundation. This is a match made in heaven for the dior star. Since this is paler…usually it lightens the ‘look’ of the dior star without affecting the finish. It gives a nice glow to any foundation, helps extend the wear of any liquid foundations 3-4 times longer, adds a bit extra coverage and covers pores and wrinkles. LOVE this.
LAURA MERCIER: SECRET CAMOUFLAGE CONCEALER IN SC-01
I only used the right side (the paler side). It is an amazing waxy texture concealer. It doesn’t crease / cake / melt or migrate. The shade is also amazing at brightening the under eye.
BURBERRY: FRESH GLOW IN GOLDEN RADIANCE 2
Beautiful soft focus bronzer / highlighter / contouring powder. It has a strange Taupe / gold undertone and blends like butter.
KEVYN AUCOIN: CELESTIAL BRONZER IN TROPICAL NIGHTS
This is the epitome of ‘cool’ toned bronzers. Has almost a silver sheen quality to it. It is absolutely stunning for warming up pale skins or contouring.
LAURA MERCIER: LOOSE SETTING POWDER IN SUN DUST
I use it mainly to warm up my skin. As the name says, it is a loose setting powder and it is shimmery. Since it is so finely milled, it imparts a beautiful glow and warmth to the skin rather than a strong ‘block’ colour that a regular bronzer might give. I use this on days that I want an effortless look since it does not really scream ‘I have make up’ but rather I ‘spent the day outside’. It is copper undertoned.
BOBBI BROW: BLUSH SET IN CORAL / SPICE / BAHAMA BROWN
This is a set I customised with the above shades. I have a beautiful mauvy-bronzer to contour or bronze, a nice ‘base’ blush colour (I call it a copper neutral) and a nice ‘glow’ shade (apricot, has slight golden sheen)
MAC: RIHANNA 2 GLOSS & LIPSTICK
Extremely cool toned frosty lipstick (a strange mauve gunmetal shade) with its accompanying lip glass in a lavender sheen. Alone and separate…they are nothing special, but together…AMAZING. Totally Blade Runner.
Not the longest wearing, but yes the smoothest application. It also fills in the lines around your lips and makes the edges look plumper, if that makes sense?
MAC: KELLY OSBOURNE DODGY GIRL
Unlike most MAC’s matte formulations, this one isn’t drying and is very buttery. It has a velvety-finish. The shade is also gorgeous because its not too pale of a lavender that it would wash out. I see this one perfect for spring time 😀
BY TERRY: TERRYBLY WATERPROOF LIPLINER IN 1
Very long wearing and very easy to apply. The shade 1, perfect nude, is exactly that: a perfect nude.
LIME CRIME: VELVETINES IN PANSY
My newest acquisition for my lippie collection; it is a gorgeous orchid violet, very vibrant, very rich. Appears warm toned in some lights and cool toned in others. Dries totally matte. Only downside is the scent Too sweet for me.
LIME CRIME: VELVETINES IN CASHMERE
A ‘greige’ by all its definition; very cool toned…very 90’s. Remember the Tom raider’s Angelina Jolie era? She used Mac lipstick in Folio in the movies and outside movies too. This is a pretty good dupe (slightly more opaque an matte, but still very close)
BY TERRY: BAUME DE ROSE
Superb at filling lines in the lips and plumping them almost instantaneously. Smells amazing and lasts forever 😀
REAL TECHNIQUES: BUFFING BRUSH
My favourite foundation brush; buffs the foundation into a beautiful finish while imparting the highest coverage it can give.
LA PRAIRIE: RANDOM COMPACT BRUSH
Point here is that any of those flat random brushes work wonders to contour.
ECOTOOLS: KABUKI SET
I bought 4 sets of this. This is how much I love these brushes. Especially the bronze and buff. Both amazing to buff powders into the skin.
VIKTOR & ROLF: FLOWERBOMB EAU DE PARFUM
For me, this is a perfect spring / summer fragrance. Very potent but at the same time very fresh. It has a long silage.