December 29, 2014

The Favourite: 2014 Beauty Staples

You might recognize some of these products from my 2013 Beauty Staples. I love discovering new products, but also really enjoy to cherish real gems over the years. 
2014 beauty favourites staples
Face & Body
I always thought that oils weren't much for my really dry but also combination skin. This year I've learnt the better. I've got more and more into skincare and have read quite a lot about environmental influences and eating healthy to have glowing skin from within. 
But nontheless I still suffer from eczema. Using the Alverde Faceoil Wildrose for dry skin every couple of nights (or mornings) under my moisturizer has really helped to keep dry skin at bay. 
Same for the Weleda Skin Food. This is a real gem for dry spots not only on my face, but also on my body. No itchy redness anymore!
To moisture my whole body I've loved the Rituals Honey Touch Indian Rose & Himalaya Honey Rich And Nourishing Body Cream. It simply smells divine and the texture sinks into your skin in a whim.
Favourite colours on my nails have been this electric blue called Essie 'Chills & thrills' and the berry red Essie 'Bahama Mama'.
Same favourite as last year! The Le Petit Marseillais Shampooing Nutrition Au Lait de Karite et au miel not only smells heavenly, but also moisturizes my hair amazingly. I almost never use conditioner, because this shampoo already enrichens my hair enough. It is really hard to get your hands on this product in Germany so I've bought a massive load whilst enjoying my holiday in France.
As I love my foundation to be sheer and glowing, but still with enough coverage to diminish any blemishes I've found the perfect match with the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in '53 Light Beige'. 

Second year in a row the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in 'Tipsy' has been my most worn blusher as it comes in the perfect peach shade for pale and tanned skin. 

If I'm looking a bit dull I slap on the The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in '03 medium matte' and it's also quite good to contour under my cheekbones.

To set my bushy and stubborn brows in place the Alverde Transparent Eyebrow Gel has come in really handy and at only 4€ it's a real keeper! 

Although I've recently discovered a even more affordable option (more on that next year!) I've been using the L'oreal Mega Volume Collagene 24H Waterproof Mascara almost all year. The waterproof formula holds a curl perfectly and really gives mega volume.

My biggest favourite has been my Kiko Clics Eyeshadow Palette. Like a mac palette you can buy single eyeshadows and put your favourite colours together in a bigger palette (but it's much more affordable than a mac system). The Clics System comes in a single pan, 3-, 4-, 9- and 24-eyeshadow palette. I own a quad (perfect for travelling) and the massive 24-eyeshadow palette that stays at home most of the time. Although I'm a real neutrals girl I've also got a small collection of vibrant colours (got two new ones for christmas!) to brighten up my look from day to day. The formula of the shadows is amazing and I will never want to look back to times where I used other shadows. They blend beautifully and have a great colour payoff.

You will have seen the Maybelline Color Elixir in '135 Raspberry Rhapsody' in my autumn essentials post and it truely has been an essentials during summer and still now in the winter. The Colour Elixir has a really moisturizing formula and looks delicious on your lips. When the gloss slowly wears off you will still be left with a beautiful berry stain.

What have been your favourite beauty products of 2014?

Lots of Love