Friday, December 26, 2014

My Beauty Favorites 2014

Hello Everyone!

 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I will have my birthday post up soon, but today I want to focus on my favorite beauty products for 2014. I'm so proud of myself for getting this post up on time. I actually finished this post earlier this month to make sure I got it posted on time. I usually don't do a whole lot of monthly favorites since some of my favorites are the same or I just forget about them in general lol. However, I didn't want to let the year go out without writing my favorite beauty products for the year. This is just a list of products that I discussed throughout this year in past posts.

Lip Products

MAC, NYX Butter Lipstick, Avon Ultra Color Lipstick, NYX Butter Gloss, MAC Prep+Prime, NYX Lip Pencil, and Avon Glimmerstick Lip Liner



Mac, by far is my favorite brand, but I also use these other brands because they're such good quality. Avon and NYX products are also good quality and come in a variety of shades. All these brands have been a major staple in my makeup routine this year.

*These aren't necessarily my favorite colors I just listed them for display purposes

Eye Products

Urban Decay Naked, Naked 2, and Naked 3 Palettes, Lorac Pro Palette, and BH Cosmetics


Honestly I couldn't chose between the three Naked palettes because I love them all. I won't dwell to much on these palettes since I wrote reviews and showed FOTD's with each palette. If you love neutral and rose colors (Naked 3), these are definitely the palettes to have.

Mac Paint Pot in Painterly, NYX Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk, and NYX Eyeshadow Base in White



I see why so many people rave about these eyeshadow bases. Paint Pot is so worth the hype it receives as base because it makes your eyeshadow blend well. It also makes your eye makeup look flawless. Milk (pencil) and (White) also helps create gorgeous eye makeup  looks. I mentioned this only have to use a small amount of each to make your eyeshadow pop. Also, if you have a eyeshadow that doesn't show well try one of these two as bases to give your eyeshadow life. I really like how all three can also be worn alone as eyeshadow.


Fashion Fair Fast Finish Foundation Stick


This is more of a Holy Grail product for me since for both my foundation and concealer. I think this runs about $28, and it only takes a small amount of this foundation for full coverage.

Victoria's Secret Bronzer (Goddess)


I started using this over the Summer and I've loved it ever since. The bronzer isn't too shimmery and I like how I can wear it during the whole year. It really reminds me of a nice lightweight powder. 

Skin Products and Removers

Ponds Towelettes, BH Cosmetics Eye and Lip Makeup Remover, and Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser 


I like to buy the travel size packs of Ponds towelettes rather than the large pack because the smaller packs don't dry out as often.


You have to have good products to remove your makeup right?! Well, I think I've found mine. These go hand in hand because I use the wipes to remove my makeup and the eye and lip remover before washing my face.

Cetaphil Sensitive Face Cleasner


After I use the towelettes, eye and lip remover, I use Cetaphil Cleanser to wash my face. If you read my blog on a regular basis, you already know how much I love to use Cetaphil products for my skin regimens. 

Nail Polish

Pure Ice Nail Polish


I recently discovered this brand of polish this year and it's great quality! These polishes come in a variety of colors (including glitter). My manicures usually last about 6 days without any chipping or retouching, pretty impressive! 

There you have it, my list of favorites beauty products for 2014! What are some of your favorites products for the year? Also, if you do favorite beauty products for the year, leave your blog link so I can check it out!

Happy Holidays! 


Unknown said...

Nice favorites for the year Pilar!! I will definitely be doing a post like this too!! I can't wait to see your birthday post!

Beth said...

Nice favorites list! MAC is my favorite brand of lipstick! I want to try that Pure Ice Nail Polish. Where did you buy them?

Pilar said...

Thank you! I'll look out for your beauty favorites post! I should have my birthday post up soon!

Pilar said...

Thank you! I found those polishes at Walmart. That's the only place that I've seen them. Hope that helps!

What Taylor Buys said...

In love with everything you chose! Especially them palettes!

Pilar said...

Thank you! It was difficult to choose a few palettes that were my favorite this year lol!

Marie said...

This is a nice list of beauty favorites! Those palettes are gorgeous! Cetaphil is one of my favorite brands too!

Pilar said...

Thank you! I love eyeshadow palettes lol! Cetaphil is a good brand!

Naturalle Drea said...

Great favorites for this year. I need to start using my BH Cosmetics palette more!

Pilar said...

Thank you! I just received BH Cosmetics 28 smokey eye palette and 28 neutral eye palette for Christmas and both are really pigmented when I swatched a few colors. I can't wait to use them!

A Very Sweet Blog said...

I didn't know fashion fair had a foundation stick!?! That's so awesome. I'll have to revisit that. I finally have all 3 Naked Palettes! I'm a neutral junkie. LOL I love those NYX Lip Butters.

Shireen L. Platt said...

Girl, you have so many amazing gifts! And definitely a yes to the crock pot lasagne recipe, I would love to try it out! xx

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

willsingformakeup said...

Such great picks, Pilar! I got the Naked 3 palette as a gift to myself, and I love it so much!

Pilar said...

Yes! Fashion Fair has an amazing foundation stick! Honestly it's the best foundation that I've used so far, and I also use it as a concealer. I'm glad you like the UD Naked 3 palette, it's so pretty! I only have four NYX Lip Butters, but I really like them!

Pilar said...

Thank you! I'm assuming your referring to my other post, about the my birthday and Christmas lol. I'm going to try to get that Crock Pot Lasagna up next time I make it. It was really simple to make and yummy!

Pilar said...

Thank you! The UD Naked 3 palette is a good palette to have! I think it's the most unique palette out of the three, in terms of the shades it has in it. It's the only rose gold themed palette!

Becky said...

Nice favorites! NYX butter gloss is one of my favorites as well. NYX milk is also a favorite of many people, though I don't own it. I've gotta try one of MAC's paint pots in either painterly or soft ochre for priming my eyes, but I should wait until I finish my current primer.

becky ♡ star violet

Pilar said...

Thank you! I just added Soft Ochre to my collection and it's a good paint pot too! I really love the quality of NYX butter glosses the Milk eyeshadow pencil!

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