14 Favorite Beauty Products of 2014

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My previous Best Products of 2013 post was divided into categories (lips, face, blush, palettes, brushes, etc.) but I decided to only pick fourteen favorite products for 2014 this time. Honestly, if I were to make this post by categories again I would pick a lot of the same products from last year. Some of the items in this list were featured previously (it couldn't be helped) but there are also a few very recent acquisitions.


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best products 2014 beauty mac the body shop laura mercier anastasia nars

01. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer: Featured last year but completely worth a second mention, specially considering I acquired it towards the end of 2013. I have stopped alternating concealers and have been using this exclusively almost all of 2014. It always looks good!

02. NYX Blush in Taupe: I got this around May of this year (thanks to Andrea) and have been having a hard time using anything else to contour with. It's subtle, natural, and the shade is perfect for a multitude of skin tones.

03. Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer: This was also featured in last year's "Best Of 2013" post. I tried several new face primers this year but I still prefer this one over all of them. It's a great one for oily and combination skin types. 

04. MAC Eyeshadow in Orb: This color is my favorite browbone eyeshadow shade. It's the first MAC eyeshadow I've hit pan on. It's great for highlighting and transitioning. I use it every time I do my eyes.

05. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade: I purchased this in the summer and it changed my brow routine completely. The hype surrounding this is real. You can achieve both a natural and dramatic brow. Plus it stays put all day.

06. MAC 208 Brush: After converting to the Dipbrow Pomade I was looking for the perfect brush. I wanted something really small and precise but that also had stiff bristles for creating clean sharp edges. I tried several angled brushes but found them too dense or flimsy. The 208 is exactly what I wanted. It's expensive but worth it!

07. Too Faced La Creme Lipstick in Naughty Nude: The La Creme Lipsticks feel like luxurious lip butters. I've mentioned before that I have a low tolerance for glossy lip finishes but these are just right. Naughty Nude has become my go-to nighttime nude lipstick.

08. YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush: These made quite a splash when they were first released. The concept and packaging seemed very peculiar. There is a lot to be said about the luxurious packaging and elevated price point, but the formula itself is also very unique. Out of the two I own my favorite is 09 Rose Epicurien.

09. Milani Eyeshadow Primer: I had been using the Too Faced Shadow Insurance during the past year but was trying to find something cheaper seeing as I go through eyeshadow primers relatively quickly. This works very well and, unlike the Shadow Insurance, it doesn't have a tendency to separate.

10. MAC Lady Danger Lipstick: I didn't think I would love a red lipstick with such a strong orange undertone this much. I'm loyal to my blue-toned reds, but everytime I wear this I get a lot of compliments and I really like how it looks on me. 

11. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania: I'm a big fan of the Soft Matte Lip Creams and own a handful of shades. One of my favorites is Transylvania, a dark vampy purple. It looks almost black on the lips, I love it.

12. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Caramel Cool: This is the most beautiful golden-brown cream eyeshadow I've encountered. The formula is great as well. If you can get your hands on this definitely do. 

13. Lit Cosmetics Champagne Wishes Glitter: I didn't think I'd find a "daytime" glitter that I felt was subtle enough to wear during the daytime but I did. Champagne Wishes is gorgeous and multi-dimensional but sort of neutral and understated at the same time. Lit Cosmetics glitters are definitely a sight to behold in person. I was lucky enough to play with a bunch of them during this year's IMATS NY.

14. The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Body Lotion*: I got this lotion sent to me for review along with most of the Wild Argan Oil collection. Not only was it my favorite product from the selection, it has become my favorite body lotion. As you can see, I've already used almost all of it up and have purchased a second one. It's very lightweight and absorbs almost instantly.

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What were your favorite products from 2014? Did we have any in common? 

Visit this month's large advertiser Chelsea's blog, Lush 4 Blush as well as Isobel's blog, Isobel Rose for beauty and lifestyle posts.

53 comments

  1. this selection is really nice ! I am so in love with mac lipsticks now ! definitely a favourite !

    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  2. So many amazing choices Coco! I am a huge fan of Too Faced's lipsticks as well - they are truly one of my favorite formulas! Also completely smitten with the NARS concealer and NYX's matte lip creams *__*

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    1. Yess! I own tons of shades of the Matte Lip Creams!

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  3. All of these products are fab!! Great picks! My fave definitely has to be the Anastasia Brow Pomade, cannot live without that now! x x x

    Zoe Newlove | Beauty Blogger & MUA

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  4. great post ! The Too Faced's lipsticks looks really nice !
    checkout my skincare and beauty blog let me know what you think i have just started :) x
    http://ladyshazbeauty.blogspot.com/
    https://www.bloglovin.com/beautyckeck

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  5. I had a bit of a love affair with NARS creamy concealer last year, but with the way I slap it on it never lasted me long. Haha. Still continued to buy it though. I've also got a new found love for Lady Danger. Used it the other day and had so many compliments on it! 🙊

    XO, G from grace'd

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    1. I'm running out too. I already repurchased ;)

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  6. What great products and I really want to try NYX.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  7. Great post :) I really want to try the NYX blush in taupe, i've heard so many good things about it

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  8. Great picks~
    I really need the anastasia dipbrow promade soon :) And I love the MAC 208 brush too for applying my brow powders ^^

    Lovely post and definitley wants me to go out and buy everything here!
    Have a lovely day~ ♥

    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

    X x X x X

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    1. That brush! I think I'd get a second 208 in the future x

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  9. Great favorites! I really wanna try a few, btw i always like you photos :)

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  10. Lovely picks - especially Lady Danger, that is an amazing lipstick!

    Laura | Laurzrah

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  11. Great list Coco! I totally have my eyes on a loose powder from Laura Mercier actually but from your list I totally could use that shade of the Maybelline CTT, I'd love to own a brow wiz or duo powder form Anastasia Beverly Hills and I'm so jealous of that Too Faced lipstick! I've heard so much about how creamy they are!

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    1. If it's the Translucent Loose Setting Powder then totally get it!! It's my favorite setting powder.

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  12. Great picks, Coco! Laura Mercier Oil-Free Primer is a fave of mine too and I recently got Lady Danger and am so smitten! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  13. Such a joy reading and watching your posts! I need to try out that TBS lotion as soon as possible :)

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  14. Love the mac lipstick in lady danger:)

    xoxo
    http://blizzard-girl.blogspot.ch/2015/01/sarah-chapman-skincare.html

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  15. great picks, coco! mac lipsticks were definitely a favourite in 2014 for me.

    http://brookeelise-beauty.blogspot.com/

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  16. MAC lipsticks were definitely a favourite of mine in 2014, I find myself building back up my collection. Nars have also een one of my favourites too, Sheer glow is such a great foundation, but I am yet to try out their radiance creamy concealer. Lovely post and picks x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Sheer Glow is my favorite foundation. I think you'd love the Radiant Creamy Concealer x

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  17. The Mac Orb eyeshadow looks so pretty! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  18. I absolutely adore the Nyx blush - taupe for contouring (: It creates such a natural looking shadow on my skin (: xx

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    1. I rarely use anything else nowadays x

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  19. Very nice, love this! I need to do a post! :)

    http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  20. Must try the too faced lipsticks, love your picks :) x
    http://insaneaboutmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Great pics! That MAC lipstick colour is to die for. My fave has to be Brow Wiz, so much love xx

    http://lauratalksout.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. love the NARS Concealer too seriously the best out there!

    http://rebekahmaryx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Oh you rascal Tempting me with a bunch of (pretty) purchases! I too love the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, but I haven't tried Transylvania yet, definitely adding it to my list :)

    Beautyosaurus Lex

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  24. Beautiful picks, I really want to try the NYX Lip Cream x

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  25. The Anastasia Dip Brow is something I have to try! It sounds incredible.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  26. Great picks! So many have featured Nars creamy radiant concealer in their top products of 2014, think i am going to have to try it out for myself!! Fab post Adele x acesparklestar.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You have to try it. I honestly think it's really good!

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  27. NARS concealer is so amazing!
    ill definitely try some of the products you mentioned! Ive been wanting to try the dipbrow pomade but i'm too scared ill look goofy!

    Check out my 2014 favorites if you would like!
    http://beccamonet.blogspot.com/

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    1. No, no. You can totally get a subtle and natural brow. You just have to use light pressure when applying x

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  28. Maybe I need to pick up that nyx blush so I can contour too! everything seems too dark/orangey!

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  29. I really enjoyed the Milani primer, too!

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  30. I really enjoyed this post! Love all these products! NARS concealer is so amazing!

    Nikoleta, xoxo

    http://nljuljduraj.blogspot.com

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  31. Love the look of that maybelline colour tattoo! I don't think we have that shade here in the uk :(

    www.peonyandpeach.blogspot.com

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  32. Great favourites! I love the Body Shop Argan Oil range and the Nars concealer. Also so glad I managed to get some of the US Colour Tattoos as Caramel Cool is gorgeous. Really want to try one of the Too Faced lipsticks :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine || Palette Giveaway: Urban Decay, Nars, Charlotte Tilbury, Too Faced

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  33. I love your picks ! I absolutely loved the ABH Dip Brow as well.

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  34. Love these picks! I'm a huge fan of the Nars concealer too :) x

    Natalie The Floral Republic

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  35. I replaced my MAC Prolong with NARS Radiant concealer and I love it! XD
    xo,
    ~Pauline @ Nars Philippines

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  36. I started using the NARS concealer late last year but it made my 2014 faves as well. It's fricken amazing! I really want to try Lady Danger, and the brow pomade as well.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  37. i've still never tried that laura mericer primer though it's been on my wishlist for a few years now. i think i'll have to pick it up sometime this year, maybe when i get through a few other primers first though. lots of great choices here though, love the NARS concealer and the dipbrow pomade and of course lady danger! but i do love all the MAC reds if i'm being honest.

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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  38. Will have to try some of these products

    www.ambermcniff.co.uk

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  39. I 100% agree about NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer! It's such a great product! The Too Faced La Creme lipsticks are so nice and creamy!
    Happy 2015! ;D

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  40. Haven't tried most of these, but out of those I have, I agree on Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer - it's awesome!

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  41. I'm curious about NARS concealer and I think I really have to add that to my wish list

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