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Most Used Makeup 2014

most used makeup of 2014

I am one of those people who can't just choose favorites as I have so many to choose from it would take me up to a week to decide what I loved the most in 2014. So the idea of what makeup I used most in 2014 sounded like a much easier option for me as its makeup I wear most days for day to day wear. Even picking these was not the easiest because I like to change my makeup routine quite a lot to see what different makeup looks look like.

My most used make up tends to a bit seasonal but not always but for my most used of 2014 it tends to look more Autumn/Winter then any other season but I do not really care for seasonal makeup I just tend to wear what suits my outfit at the time.

So what is on my most used makeup list ..... 

Although very pricey at £45 I found this palette the most versatile with many different looks and it is also very pigmented so it applies effortlessly with or without eye shadow primer but I would always recommend primer as it makes any eye shadow last that extra bit longer. I found this made natural looks look more defined and looked professional and most of all it lasts all day until you remove it with makeup remover.

This lipstick has to be my favorite lipstick of 2014 and its not a lipstick I thought I would suit me so I am so glad I won it in a competition so I could discover it and enjoy it. Vampette is a deep berry lipstick and has a satin finish which is lovely to apply and is not sticky. It does not last as long as a matte lipstick but because the shade is so beautiful it really does not matter. Vampette is still on the Illamasqua website and its £18.50.

Before trying this I had not tried a highlighter before and to be honest I was shocked at what a difference it made to my makeup, it just brightened up my skin and made my blusher and foundation look more flawless. I just love how amazing this is and how long lasting this highlight is and for £3 its just an affordable bargain.

Bourjois - Matte Primer
Another product I never used before 2014 was primer, I never seen the need of it before until I knew the benefits for it, primer makes foundation stay on the skin for longer without drying or looking patchy and ever since using this it has made such a difference! I love it.

Mua Eyeliner 
Another affordable bargain that shocked me this year is the Mua eyeliner, I bought this as a I previously bought benefit push up eyeliner and I must admit it was shocking how awkward it was to apply so I needed an alternative and this worked wonders and its a daily eyeliner now. Mua eyeliner is easy to apply and lasts all day.

I first bought this because of its design as its a pretty heart shaped blusher but once I used it, it became an everyday blusher as its a subtle pink and applies to the skin effortlessly and not to drastically too. Blushing hearts is 3 subtle shades of pink and lasts all day without fading.

Barry M - White Khol Pencil 
I never used to apply eyeliner on the water line before but I tried it earlier this year and got quite a few nice compliments on it so I have been using it most days since just to make my eyes look brighter and hopefully take attention away from my eyes dark circles haha.

Illamasqua - Eyebrow Cake in Motto 
Before last year I never wore makeup on my eyebrows but I seen so many others try it and seen how much it can make a difference so I decided to give Ilamasquas eyebrow cake a chance and I am so glad I did  as it has a perfect natural shade and applies really well without being to drastic unless you want it too of course. Eyebrow cake is a powder eyebrow powder and is applied best with an eyebrow makeup brush, motto is available online and in store at £14.

I went to my local Illamasqua counter in August  and kindly asked which foundation they thought I was, she kindly tried a couple on and 140 was perfect for my skin tone. I am so glad she told me as for ages I had been wearing the wrong foundation shade for years. I now use this most days and its the most beautiful foundation I have ever tried as it hides my dark circles and my uneven skin tone.

 I got this a few months ago in a birchbox, so I was a bit dubious to try it at first but once I did I could see a drastic difference in my lashes not so much that they look like spiders but just enough to make them look so much more fuller and at the same time natural. I use this most days and it is super long lasting.

This is not something I use everyday but its a nice edition to my makeup routine. I apply this after using the eyebrow cake to define my eyebrows more and keep them in place all day .

What is your most used Makeup of 2014?

Melissa x 

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  1. i love the makup revolution baked highlighter - i have it in pink lights and it's so good! nice post :-)

    fashion, beauty and an existential crisis

  2. I am loving that chocolate bar palette, such pretty colours. I like MUA products only recently found them and they are great for the price.

  3. I love Illamasqua Lipsticks and Vampette is one I really want to try think you may just have enabled me! :)

  4. I want the too faced palette so badly! Great post!

  5. The chocolate bar palette was definitely my most used palette as well in 2014! I love it so much!

  6. I've been eyeing up the Chocolate Bar Palette for so long now, but I just haven't got round to purchasing! I also love Illamasqua lipsticks, Sangers is by far my all time fave!

    Francesca xo // EffStar Beauty

  7. Some lovely products here, although I'm yet to try the Too Faced palette, that may be the next thing I purchase! Thanks for sharing your link in the twitter chat!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

  8. Great products! I have only tried Too Faced mascara want to try more of there makeup.


    1. They have quite an amazing selection of makeup! I need to try more of their makeup too :)

  9. I love the Too Face Chocolate Bar Palette. Actually, they all sound like great products. x

    Angie x |~ Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog ~

    1. Thank you :) Its an amazing versatile palette isn't it!

  10. I've always wanted to try MakeupRev products.. I feel o behind with it since so many raving reviews have been going arounD! I also have the Chocolate Bar Palette on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing!

    I also have a A MAC Lipstick Giveaway (of your choice) happening RIGHT NOW on my blog ;)

    May your NEW YEAR fill you with joy and prosperity

    Shanna | My Curves and Lashes

    1. You need to try makeup revolution!! so affordable :)

  11. I couldn't get along with the Bourjois primer but perhaps I should give it another go. :)

    1. I hope it works for you this time :)

  12. Great picks! I love Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation, so I'd love to try the Rich Liquid formula. I'm always tempted to buy the Too Faced palettes and now the Rich Chocolates one has gone straight on my 'to-buy' list! You can check out my 2014 makeup favourites, if you like :)


  13. I feel like I have already commented on this?! I'm going crazy haha, but I really really enjoyed this post :D The chocolate bar palette is soooo gorgeous! Thanks for all these picks, I've added a few to my wishlist for May ^_^ <3
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x

  14. Great picks - the too faced chocolate bar palette looks gorgeous x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness


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