Year is ending it is time to start with traditional roundups 🙂 This year I tried many beauty products. Mos of them were good or very good, a couple of them were disappointing, but in my today´s Beauty favorites 2014 post I´ll show you the ones I reviewed and loved the most this year!
So let´s start with Beauty by Miss L Beauty favorites 2014
Before this year I had never heard of Neoteric Cosmetics Inc Alpha Hydrox products. I ordered four of their products from iHerb.com and fell in love instantly! Neoteric Cosmetics Inc Alpha Hydrox Sheer Silk Moisturizer with SPF15 (review HERE) was amazing! It absorbed quickly and didn´t leave my skin feeling oily or greasy. Usually sunscreens feel heavy on skin, but this one was like a typical mosituriser and I didn´t even feel it on my skin. It worked well with my BB creams and foundation. It also protected my face well from sun.
Alpha Hydrox Nourishing Cleanser (review HERE) is another great product! This cleanser contains little pink microbeads which break if you massage the gel on your face. It was really easy to use this gel cleanser and it removed all my makeup without leaving any traces and what is really important for me – it did not leave my skin feeling unpleasantly dry or tight.
Neoteric Cosmetics Inc Alpha Hydrox Night Replenishing Cream (review HERE) is nice unscented night cream which actually works nicely with makeup too if needed. At first the formula of this cream seemed kind of heavy and thick, but when I applied it on my skin it absorbed quickly and didn´t leave my skin greasy. After using it my skin was well moisturised and smooth.
Neoteric Cosmetics Inc Alpha Hydrox AHA Souffle (review HERE) is a Glycolic AHA cream that made my skin looking so much better. It seemed like there were less fine lines. Also my skin looked brighter, fresh, smoother and it was nicely moisturised. I was afraid that my skin might break out or smth, but luckily I had no problems with that and also it did not burn my skin ( I was afraid of that).
Avon Luxe Volume Extravagance Mascara (review HERE) was my very first Avon mascara ever and it was pretty much an instant love, because it was really good! It gave length and volume to my lashes in just 1 coat and if I wanted a more dramatic result I just added more coats. This mascara didn´t flake or smear during the day and I had no problems with removing it. Great mascara from Avon!
Lancome Hypnose Waterproof mascara (review HERE) was my this summer´s must-have beauty product! It added length, volume and color to my lashes and it was really waterproof! I could go jogging or do my workout and sweat like crazy, but nothing happened to my lashes – no smudging, smearing or flaking! Also I had no problems with removing it.
Dermacol Volume Mania mascara (review HERE) worked really well and again added length, volume and color to my lashes and all that in just one coat! It stayed on my lashes all day without flaking.
Cailyn Linefix Gel Eyeliner (review HERE) is a mineral based cruelty free liner made in US. It dries quite quickly and last very well (12+ hours). I loved that it did not fade during the day and it even survived gym and workout. Usually the brushes that come with eye liners are not very good, but the one that came with Cailyn Linefix Gel Eyeliner was really good and worked well!
Vivo Cosmetics Liquid Eye Liner (review HERE) is budget friendly and works well! It is easy to use and thanks to its fine brush tip creating thin eyeliner line is easy. My eyeliner is in shade black and I like that it actually was really black and it did not fade, smudge or smear.
Avon Luxe lip gloss in Dazzling Nude (review HERE) was my go to lip gloss this summer. I liked it because it added a lot of shimmer to my lips. It didn´t feel sticky on my lips and it didn´t make my lips dry. Avon Luxe lip gloss in Dazzling Nude stayed on my lips up to 3 hours and even after eating there was some shimmer left 🙂
Fig & Rouge Cherry Blossom Lip Balm (review HERE) is great lip balm for dry lips for everyday wear. It moisturised my lips well and made them soft. It didn´t feel sticky and it added just a bit more color to my lips.
Avon Ideal Flawless Skin Loving Beauty Balm (review HERE) is good budget friendly BB cream that offers light to medium coverage. It made my skin look even, bright and fresh.
Kiss My Face Face Factor Sunscreen SPF30 for Face & Neck (review HERE) is cruelty free sunscreen for face. Some sunscreens with SPF30 or higher tend to leave this, kind of like a white film on my skin, but I did not notice that with this cream. Also it didn´t start melting off on hotter days or if I was working out. I liked that this cream is fragrance free and also it worked well with my makeup. I used it under my BB cream and foundation or powder and I didn´ t have any problems with those combinations. This cream looks heavy, but actually when applied on skin it felt really light and once it had absorbed (it takes a couple of minutes) then I couldn´t even feel it on my skin. When I used this sunscreen then my skin felt moisturized and I didn´t have to use a moisturising cream.
Madara Regenerating Night Cream (review HERE) is entirely natural and is made in Latvia. The cream itself is quite thick, but on my skin it felt light and absorbed nicely.This cream had herbal scent. which I at first I did not like at all. But after couple of days actually started liking it a lot. What I really loved about Madara Regenerating Night Cream was that my skin was so soft and looked brighter.
Supergoop Daily Correct CC Cream (review HERE) is really good! I received its sample in my August´s Birchbox and I´m so happy that I did. This CC cream made my skin look much more even and it hided most of the imperfections, too. It didn´t leave my skin looking shiny or greasy and it felt really light. I love that this CC cream contains SPF35 and so I didn´t have to use sunscreen with this product.
Garnier Neo Intensive Antiperspirant Invisible Dry-Cream (review HERE) is easy to use, dries quickly and doesn´t stain my clothes. Even after working out for 1-3 hours I felt fresh. Great product!
Oxygen Botanicals Exfoliant (review HERE) contains really fine exfoliating particles that doesn´t feel harsh on my skin. After using this exfoliant my skin feels really soft, smooth and brighter.
Lancome Galatéis Douceur (review HERE) removes all my makeup easily without leaving my skin oily or greasy. Also it doesn´t make my skin unpleasantly dry. My skin is after using it fresh and clean.
Lancome Tonique Confort (review HERE) makes my skin so soft and smooth and helps to remove the last traces of makeup.
MyChelle Dermaceuticals Creamy Pumpkin Cleanser (review HERE) is creamy and it has pleasant scent. MyChelle Dermaceuticals Creamy Pumpkin Cleanser worked very well and made my skin nicely clean leaving it soft and moisturised. After using this cleanser my skin didn´t feel dry at all!
Andalou Naturals Lash + Lid Make-Up Remover (review HERE) is cruely free and vegan makeup remover. It removes my eye makeup easily and I don´t have to rub my delicate eye area to completely remove my makeup. I like that it doesn´t leave my eye area unpleasantly oily or greasy or dry.
Garnier Express 2in1 Eye Makeup Remover (review HERE) removed easily all my eye makeup looks. Removing waterproof eye makeup will take a bit more time, but the result will be worth it. My eye area doesn´t feel greasy or unpleasantly dry and there ain´t no traces of makeup either.
Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Omega Repair mask (review HERE) worked great on my blonde hair. It really worked in just 1 minute and made my hair smooth, shiny and easily manageable. It is promised to rebuild hair, but I´ve no idea how to measure that. But atleast when it comes to split ends then after I had been using this hair mask for over a month my hairdresser was surprised that I didn´t have many split ends.
Bio2you SPA Body Salt Scrub with Chamomile & Calendula with Aloe Vera and Sweet Almond oil (review HERE) has really nice texture and pleasant scent. Some body scrubs with salt tend to feel harsh on skin, but not this one. It made my skin smooth and soft and silky and I didn´t need an extra moisturiser after using this product.
Boots Dry Shampoo (review HERE) is budget friendly and makes my hair look clean and fresh without any water. Love it!
Bio2you Organic Seabuckthorn Hand Cream (review HERE) is really good! I only needed a small amount of this hand cream to moisturise my hands and I also didn´t have to reapply it after every time I washed my hands.
So these were my Beauty favorites 2014. Which products you loved this year?