Friday, December 26, 2014

Favorite "New to Me" Products of 2014

This was a great year for shopping! I thought it would be fun to put together a list of my favorite purchases in 2014. I liked most of what I bought and when I didn't, I returned it. I'm not shy about returning things. I think I might put together a list of returns for 2014. That would be interesting. I wonder if I would see a common mistake on my part. Hmmm.

Unscientifically, I would say 20% of my purchases were luxury brands, 40% were mid market brands and 40% were mass merchandise/drug store brands.

Quite by accident, I began keeping a running list of all my beauty purchases this year. A beauty product forum I belong to would have a weekly "what did you buy this week" thread. I would forget about things or double post and confuse previous weeks with the current week. the solution was to start a log. My iPhone camera also became a living journal since I posted some purchases on Instagram.

Looking over my list of 2014 purchases, rather like reading War and Peace but much more exciting, it was clear which items stood out as great discoveries and additions to my collection. Again, these were all new to me - they may have been around before 2014 but they were new purchases for me in 2014. Please feel free to ask questions in the comment section!

Those with asterisks (*) were the best of the best!

Happy to have these hair products!
Best of January
LORAC Pro to Go Face Palette
Stila Smudgestick Eyeliner in Sepia
Julep Freedom Top Coat*
Too Faced La Creme lipsticks - entire line*
Suave Root Boost*
MAC Prolongwear Concealer*
MAC Copperplate eye shadow

Best of February
Dermablend Cover Creme*
Target brand of Turbie Twist - duo pack
Estee Lauder Mochaccino cream shadow
Favorite 2014 Foundation Purchases
Maybelline Fit Me concealer*

Best of March
MAC Speed Dial lipstick
Anastasia Brow Powder duo
The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit - entire line

Best of April
Marc Jacobs Face II brush*
Clinique Bottom Lash mascara
Estee Lauder Gardenia Tuberose Private Collection edp
Becca Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector*

Best of May
Chanetecaille Wild Horses shadow palette*

Maybelline Whisper lipstick - entire line
Guerlain Terra Tropica Bronzer*
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Refiner
Chantecaille LE Wild Horses
Guerlain LE Terra Tropica bronzer
Sephora Rio Bronzer
Kevin Aucoin Candlelight highlighter
Dior Monofusion cream shadow in Millenium
MAC Red Balloon lipstick
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau foundation*

Best of June
Maybelline Fit Me foundation
Philosophy Apricot and Cream body lotion
IT Lip Liner in Pretty in Pink
Paula's Choice Resist Super Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30*

Best of July
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick - entire line*
Napolean Perdis Contour Brush
Buxom 5 in 1 cream shadow - entire line
Sephora #19 Pro Tapered Crease brush*

Like cutting open a fresh, juicy pink grapefruit!
Best of August
Urban Decay Perversion mascara
Maybelline Dream Powder
Diorskin Star foundation*

Best of September
Philosophy Glazed Donut 3 in 1 Body Wash
The Body Shop bronzer
Diorskin Pore Minimizer Refining Primer*
Agave Hair Oil*

Best of October
Too Faced Melted liquid lipsticks - entire line
Tarte Pin Up Girl blush palette
Bite Beauty lipstick - entire line*
LORAC Mega Pro shadow palette
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick eye shadows - entire line*

Chanel Pirate lipstick and Jersey Blush
Best of November
Sephora Formula X nail polish in Wunderkind
YSL Fusion Ink foundation*
Armani Eyes to Kill mascara
Dior Iconic Curl mascara*
Aphogee Restructuring protein hair treatment

Best of December
Chanel Pirate lipstick* and lip gloss
Deborah Lipmann Dark Side of the Moon nail polish
Chanel blush in Jersey*
Rouge Bunny Rouge Time Defying foundation
Style Sexy Hair 450 Blow Out Heat Defense spray*
Marc Jacobs Midnight in Paris nail polish


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