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Best of Beauty 2014

This year for my favorite beauty products of the year I decided to narrow it down to one things from each category to have a best of the best. I've looked through all my favorites throughout the year and picked my favorites. Here are my favorite beauty products of 2014.

Foundation: Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation I've been using this every day for school and going out. It feels light on the skin, lasts all day and looks natural.

Powder: Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder (not pictured because it broke last week) It's pretty pricy for a drugstore product but it's worth it. It adds extra coverage while keeping the oils at bay. At the end of the day my face never looks as oily as it does when I use other products. It's so finely milled and a little goes a long way.

Face Primer: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (not pictured because I used it up) I haven't found anything that works better than this. It makes my skin smooth which allows better makeup application and helps it last all day.

Blush: NYX Baked Blush in Chiffon This reminds me of the MAC Mineralize blushes but it a fraction of the cost. The Chiffon shade adds brightness and makes me look more awake. It's a nude shade but there's a hint of pink. It may not seems like an exciting color when you look at it but it really defines the cheekbones and gives you a healthy glow.

Bronzer: The Body Shop Honey Bronzer I love this bronzer. It's very subtle but it really defines your face. It makes everything look better. It never looks muddy or orange. It's matte which I love. It looks very natural. It works to warm up the face and contour as well.

Eyeshadow: LORAC Pro Palette I love that this palette is half matte and half shimmer because it's the best of both worlds. You can create many looks with it and it works for any occasion. The shadows are so smooth and easy to blend as well. It's really sad that I can't purchase anything from this brand in Canada.

Eyeshadow Primer: NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base Best primer ever! It goes on clear. It enhances and brightens the eyeshadow color, doesn't crease and lasts all day. This is definitely worth the price.

High End Lip Product: YSL Rouge Volupté Sheer Candy Gloss Balm in 05 Mouthwatering Berry It's just a beautiful color. It's hydrating and feels good on the lips. It's not the most long wearing product but it fades off evenly and leaves a bit of a stain. If you buy one YSL lipstick I highly recommend this one.

Drugstore Lip Product: NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu and Angel Food Cake This is the only lip gloss that I like. It goes on like butter, isn't too sticky and feels nice on the lips. The colors are pretty pigmented for a gloss and really make your lips look amazing.

Lip Balm: Nivea A Kiss of Olive Oil and Lemon I'm so sad that I can't buy this in Canada. It's very moisturizing and hydrating and an all around good lip balm.

Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara This is not waterproof but it doesn't smudge on me. Once it's on it's not going anywhere. It's easy to get off though. It makes my lashes look voluminous and adds length without being clumpy.

Nail Polish: Essie Ladylike This is a great nude that's not a traditional nude. It looks like a mauve, taupe, light purple color. It makes my nails look polished and I just love it so much.

Face Moisturizer: La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra I love using this in the morning and at night. It sits well under makeup and absorbs quickly. It provides enough hydration for my skin to feel comfortable and it doesn't irritate my skin.

Hand/Body Moisturizer: Lush Dream Cream This is basically my skin saviour. I slater this on my hands every night especially in the winter when I get eczema on my hands. It's the only thing that works for me. I also use this on my body when my skin feels dry or itchy and it works right away. I always have a tub of this on hand.

Body Wash: The Body Shop Mango Shower Gel This is a gently body wash with a subtle mango scent. It doesn't irritate my skin and it's nice to use. I think any of The Body Shop shower gels are good. The mango one is just my favorite scent.

Face Wash: Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit This is an old favorite. I used it back in high school. I had a lot of breakouts this summer so I just went back to it and it really helped.

Hair Product: Marc Anthony Curl Cream I discovered this product during the summer. It tamed my frizzy, puffy curly hair in Florida so I knew it was good. I use this after I wash my hair and when I straighten my hair it helps it stay straight with no frizz.

Hair Tool: Vidal Sassoon Pro 2-in-1Styling Iron This is the best straightener I've ever tried. I haven't tried it for curling my hair because I bought for straightening.

Hope you have a healthy and happy new year.

Sincerely, JoJo. ♥

1 comment

  1. STILL UPSET ABOUT LORAC NOT BEING IN CANADA ANYMORE (I really regret not paying attention to the brand more when it was in Canada. Seriously underrated!) I really didn't get along with the Hourglass primer, as I found it did nothing for oil control. Was pretty sad, considering how much it costed :(