I’m Maryam, owner of Line Up the Makeup, a blog dedicated to all things beauty and lifestyle! I do hauls, reviews, tags and much, much more! Jessica was nice enough to do a guest post about her 2014 Beauty Favorites, and I’m doing one for her.
So, without further ado, these are my 2014 Beauty Favorites!
Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer
I’ve had this bronzer for a while now (a little over a year) and I’ve been loving it ever since! It’s very versatile, as it can be used as a bronzer and a contour, plus, it works year round because it’s very buildable! Its a matte, cool toned brown without any orange undertones which is a bonus that makes it work as a contour. I’ve used it almost everyday since I got it and I haven’t even hit pan on it!
MAC’s Soft ‘N’ Gentle
I must admit, I hated this when I first got it. I felt like it clinged onto my dry spots and the glitter in it was exaggerating my dry spots. However, once I found out I was using the wrong foundation and switched to a more dewy, hydrating foundation, I fell inlove! This is by far my favorite, most illuminating highlighter to date! You can find my swatches here.
Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation
I know you’re probably thinking why the heck I’m using a Stay Matte foundation when I just mentioned I have dry skin. Well, I desperately needed a foundation for my high school graduation and I picked this up on a whim not thinking about it being matte and just noticing it was full coverage and good priced. Well, luckily for me, it turned out amazing! I only use it for special occasions because it’s full coverage but the mousse consistency is freakin’ amazing! It sets beautifully without me having to powder and it stays on ALL day.
Makeup Geek Eyeshadows
I just posted a whole review about these here, but honestly, bottom line is that they’re AMAZING! The formula is buttery but still feels like a powder and is so pigmented! Some swatch a bit less pigmented but on the eyes they last for ages! Even when I forget to apply a primer! My favorite shades are Bitten, Unexpected and Creme Brulee.
ELF Eyeshadow Primer
An oldy but a goody! I struggle with finding a primer for my oily lids but this eyeshadow primer dries completely and works as a perfect base for my eyeshadows. It even works better than my full coverage concealers as a base! This makes ANY eyeshadow last all day and is so cheap!
Lancome Hypnose Drama
I bought a deluxe size of this mascara on a whim while making my birthday order back in May and it has by far become one of my favorite mascaras of all time! It creates voluminous and long, extra black lashes without looking clumping and separates the lashes effortlessly! The formula is a bit wet, which I love, and it lasts all day!
MAC Lipsticks in Twig, Captive and Hot Tahiti
Ardell Lashes in Naomi and Demi Luvies
Seriously my go-to lashes for any occasion! I had Naomi lashes on for my graduation and I love them for bigger events such as weddings. They make your lashes look very full without overpowering your eyes and taking away from your eye makeup. I got Demi Luvies because I sadly couldn’t find any Demi Wispies and I fell in love with them! They are very similar to the Demi Wispies and are amazing for smaller events like a small party. They flutter out at the ends which make your eyes look bigger and more open.
The Body Shop Body Butter in Moringa
My first body butter ever! Sadly, I ran out of this a while back so I couldn’t photograph it. This body butter is what made me fall in love with body butters! I use them religiously now and its all thanks to this body butter. Unlike body lotions, I don’t feel like my skin is ‘wet’ after I use it and I feel like my skin absorbs it very well. Not to mention the scents are to die for and they have cute, travel size tubs which are very affordable and last for so long!
I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Click over to my blog to check out A Clothes Look’s 2014 Beauty favorites! I hope you guys will check back to my blog for more!