We're coming to the end of another year which I feel is a good time to sit back and reflect on the year gone by.
Being a beauty blogger, I naturally cast an eye back to all the products I've gotten to test this year and I thought I would share my Top 10 beauty picks with you guys!
The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer
I actually only bought this product a month ago but it's made such an impression that I had to feature it.
This is such a finely-milled highlighter that gives a natural beautiful sheen to the skin without looking fake and shiny.
It doesn't have any chunky glitter like some highlighters and it can double up as an eyeshadow.
Maybelline 24H Colour Tattoo in 'Pink Gold'
These cream shadow/shadow bases have certainly achieved a cult status and with good reason, I use the shade Pink Gold nearly every day.
It's the perfect shade to just swipe all over the lid and gives a subtle shimmer to the eyes.
It lasts all day on me and doesn't crease so is a definite winner in my book!
Max Factor Clump Defy Extensions Mascara
This mascara is one of my handbag staples and gets put to use everyday to transform my lashes from dull to fab.
With it's curved plastic brush, it coats each lash to offer some volume, a lot of length and a great curl that stays all day.
It doesn't flake on me at all and is easy to remove with my usual micellar water.
Sleek Brow Stylist in 'Dark'
This brow product is a first for the drugstore from it's slanted wax tip to the handy spooly on the bottom.
This is great for those that want to create a natural brow shape as the slanted tip makes it easy to add what looks like hairs for fuller brows.
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25H Foundation
This is hands down my favourite foundation of the moment and I love everything about the packaging from the glass bottle to the pump applicator.
It offers great buildable coverage, a good satin finish and lasts all day on me without going patchy or settling into fine lines.
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
I pair this translucent beauty with my foundation most days and love how it mattifies the skin and makes my foundation last longer.
I apply it with my Real Techniques Powder Brush and it doesn't look caked on the skin in the slightest.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
This concealer is touted as another must-have product and with good reason, it's all you need to re-awaken tired eyes.
With it's creamy and pigmented formula, it blends in effortlessly and doesn't settle into any fine lines.
I use this only under my eyes as it has a brightening effect and it does a great job of covering up my dark circles.
Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 'Kiss Of Life'
Matte lips are something I have discovered this year and I am loving the look that they give and are all you need to achieve that pin-up look.
Kiss Of Life is a pillar-box red shade and looks great with simple black liner and this is one of my go-to looks now.
Even though it's matte, it still feels creamy on the lips and doesn't dry my lips out at all, yet it lasts all day.
Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in 'East-End Snob'
Lip liner has to be my biggest beauty discovery this year, I just love how it totally transforms and defines the lips.
East- End Snob is a pinkish nude shade and is great for a natural lip look.
The mechanical pencil has a slanted tip for easy application and the formula is soft and creamy so it doesn't drag on the lips at all or dry them out.
Avene Soothing Hydrating Serum
Lastly I chose a skincare product and it is a beauty, perfect for those with tired skin that needs some TLC.
Avene are such a great brand and using this serum leaves my skin feeling soft, nourished and it leaves a great tack to the skin, meaning that the moisturizer that follows will really stick.
So there you have it, those were my Top 10 Beauty Buys of 2014!
I can't wait for another year and for lots more beauty products!
What do you think?
Would you like more of these kinds of posts?
What has been your favourite beauty product of 2014?
Stay Beautiful! xoxo