When it comes to all things beauty we look no further than our guru and favourite beauty blogger Beauty & Le Chic. Here she gives us a rundown of 2014's best beauty bits, the cream of the crop, the class of 2014...
Anastasia Beverley Hills DipBrow Pomade, £15
My single most loved/used/can’t-live-without product of 2014, DipBrow is basically brow perfection. I’ve gone from pencil, to powder and now I’m pretty sold on gel. The easy to use formula gives on point brows every time.
Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara, £9.99
The mascara of the year! Currently in my top two, just behind Chanel Le Volume, and no one minds being 2nd to Chanel. It coats lashes with a generous amount of formula and scoops them to new heights, fast. It fans the lashes perfectly, thickens and gives a good ol’ curl.
Liz Earle Superskin Hand Serum, £18.75
This stuff is off the scale amazing! In a nut shell Liz Earle does a skincare range called Superskin, which basically smells like heaven! An aromatic blend of 100% pure plant oils including argan, rosehip, neroli, lavender and chamomile, it’s superfood for your hands. A suped-up serum/hand cream leaves my hands visibly softer and plumper.
Benefit Gimme Brow, £14.04
Keeping the BROW GAME STRONG, Gimme Brow gives wow brows and fast. It magics brows where they don’t even exist, ideal if yours are skinny or patchy. A couple sweeps back and forth and my brows look much fuller. Great by itself for a casual brow or paired with a powder or gel for full on va va voom brows.
Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation, £36
2014 was the year I finally splurged on the foundation I’ve been listing after. Luminosity in a bottle, I rarely reach for anything else now.
L'Oreal Fibrology, from £1.99
Hands down the hair care product of the year. The hair god’s at L’Oreal have taken my wish list – volume, bounce, body, thickness and bottled it for a mere £1.99. And what really sets Fibrology aside... the results last and LAST. X months in and I’m still hooked.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Luminous Light, £38
I wrestled my conscience over this one because of the steep price tag, but the reviews were so strong I did eventually cave (plus I got it cheaper in the US). Best described as a finishing powder, it’s able to manipulate how your skin looks under different lighting – highlighting and blurring at the same time. In short, it’s like being in soft focus!!! It’s my “pull out the big guns" product.
Parlux 3200 Compact Hairdryer, £60.50
A birthday present back in February, this was a hair game changer. A salon worthy blow out every time and in record time! Never say never, but I doubt I’ll ever use another dryer again.