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Friday, 2 January 2015

WARPAINT & Unicorns Favourites of 2014!


This is my run down of favourites that I have posted a review during the 2014 year.

I'm not going to stick to "categories" as I don't really covered all the areas in beauty all the time and this year I'm also sticking to permanent products or products you can still get. There is usually one exception to this with my new formula category and they are sometime re-promoted but not permanent (but not this year ;) ).


Favourite Lip Products of the Year!
These are the lipstick and lip gloss lines I reviewed that where new or know to me this year that stand out. ;)

Rimmel Colour Rush Balm
Rimmel Colour Rush Balm in 100 Give Me a Cuddle, 610 Sun-Kissed, and 600 On Fire
Moisturising, fairly pigmented and not burning! This line did not have peppermint oil as the first ingredient, meaning it doesn't burn like the rest of the chubby lipstick out there. These shades also stayed in my purse most of the year. ;)


Annabelle Stay Sharp Waterproof Lipliner
Annabelle Stay Sharp Waterproof Lipliner in Nude, Java, Vintage, Strike a Rose, Glam Red, & Berry
Vivid, opaque, and creamy. This product dose set fast but for the long wear properties it's worth applying it one section at a time on the lips.


Milani Brilliant Shine Lip gloss

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip gloss in Rose Blush & Luminous
Not too sticky and with a nice amount of colour to the lips the formula is what I like to see in a lip gloss.


Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in 565 Sunstone and 540 Petalite
This is a new formula for Revlon and the update is even more beautiful then the ColorBurst formula. The shade are for the most part semi opaque and the natural oils/waxes they use help to keep the lips hydrated.

Full reviews here:
Rimmel Colour Rush Balm in 100 Give Me a Cuddle, 610 Sun-Kissed, and 600 On Fire: Swatches & Review
Illamasqua Skin Base Foundations
Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in 03 & 01
This foundation is a holy grail one for me as it is full coverage but not at all dry on the skin, which is great for my normal to dry skin. The formula is also built to be long lasting which is what I need, something that going to last 16 hours days and this is it. Unfortunately I still have yet to find a shade that works for me though but I ever grateful to have the white as a staple for mixing. It's a shame there are no US or Canadian resellers for the brand now.

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC15
This is like a mini version of the Skin Base although it not as pigmented. I high recommend this Concealer for both concealer and foundation for it's smooth application on long wear properties.

Hard Candy Glamoflauge Lite Duo Concealer and Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Lite Duo Concealer and Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer in Ultra Light
Two formula for two different needs but these concealer are both long lasting and crazy pigmented. They have also expended the colour range this year to lighter and darker shades.


Milani Baked Blushes
Milani Baked Blush in 10-Delizioso Pink & 11-Bella Rosa
Milani has really nailed the baked blush formula. More so then Hard Candy and even MAC. They also now have two formula's; shimmer and matte for those that might not like shimmery blushes the mattes as really nice to work with because of the pigmentation. ;)


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette in Luminous Flush, Incandescent Electra, and Mood Exposure
This is a beauty natural/bridal blush palette of permanent and LE blushes. They all have a nice satin finish. The only complaint is I wish it had a deeper shade of pink to make this a bit more universal. The blush formula however is really nice! And they make other single blush shades so there are options.

Coastal Scents Forever Blushes
Coastal Scents All 18 Forever Blushes
Every finish and shade under the sun! The mattes where not a buttery as I hoped but not bad. My only complaint is that you really can't depot these from the pan. (and do not try yourself!)


Full reviews here:
Milani Baked Blush in 10-Delizioso Pink & 11-Bella Rosa: Swatches & Review
Milani Baked Blush in 05 Luminoso & 02 Rose D'oro: Swatches & Review
Milani Baked Blush in 01-Dolce Pink and 08-Corallina: Swatches & Review

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette in Luminous Flush, Incandescent Electra, and Mood Exposure: Swatches & Review

Coastal Scents Forever Blush Set (All 18: Romantic, Poetic, Fresh, Dashing, Beautiful, Sweet, Elegant, Enchanting, Alluring, Delicate, Royal, Lovely, Radiant, Charming, Glamorous, Passionate, Graceful, & Exquisite): Swatches & Review


Favourite Complete Palettes of the Year!


Smashbox Master Class Palette III – Color & Contour
Smashbox Master Class Palette III – Color & Contour
Technically this palette is Limited Edition but you can still order it as it has flown under the radar. I have this under eyeshadows but this is the best multi-function palette out there. ALL the shade are good to excellent and they have a range of face powders as well. I has a wonderful set of nudes and basic colours to create almost any look (lacks orange and red).


Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips All-in-1 Custom Nude Palette for Face & Eyes
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips All-in-1 Custom Nude Palette for Face & Eyes in Warm Nude
This has the most beautiful texture and pigmentation. It a far cry from the previous eyeshadow iterations they have put out. I found this a great travel palette as well for eye looks blush and highlighter.

Hard Candy So Baked Contouring Face Trios
Hard Candy So Baked Contouring Face Trio in 3 Strikes and 3 x a Lady
They where the first brand to put out these 3 in 1 baked face powders. The managed to create both Satin, Shimmer and pearl finished with over processing each section. They also have a range for each skin tone.

Hard Candy So Baked Contouring Face Trio in 3 Strikes and 3 x a Lady: Swatches & Review


Favourite Tool of the Year!

PPI Telesis Super Solv makeup remover

PPI Telesis Super Solv 8oz
This really does bust up the most stubborn of glues and makeup. If you like your false lashes or use enough special effect products please get this one. It also takes off 3M Super 77 (Don't recommend using that glue on your skin ... but it works. lol)

Full review here:
PPI Telesis Super Solv makeup remover : Review


Favourite Eyeshadow Brands of the Year!
My picks for consistency of finishes, pigmentation, and wear.

Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil
Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Melonade, Mokamirage, Cocoaloco, Licoriche,
Absinthe-minded, Down 2 Earth, Acaidasiac, Blubomb, & Grapefull
For all the Jumbo eyeshadow pencils out there this line of shades really nailed it. all are smooth to apply  and blend out as needed. Also no issue with pigmentation either.


Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette

This second instalment of the Revealed palette is just as good as the original. With combining shade similar too the Naked 3 and Naked Basic (4 of the shades) plus 8 of their own shade to round out the palette a bit more you can create a array of peach/berry looks as well. I also did a review for the Naked 3 here but the only reason it didn't make the list was that I always had to pull out more shadows to make the shade work for me. This Revealed palette has a complete range of shades to work with.


GOSH Forever Eye Shadow
GOSH Forever Eye Shadow in 02 Beige, 03 Light Copper, 04 Brown, and 08 Green

Another eyeshadow pencil line launched this year and I also ended up getting all the shades because I liked the formula. there all super buttery in texture and the shades are all what i call muted watercolour tones which also make great bases.


Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette


It was a treat to find Urban Decay doing a bit back to there roots with a audacious colour palette. The shade are fully pigmented with variations of matte, satin pearl and shimmer finishes.  A great palette to have if your looking for pops of colour.


Full reviews here:
Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Melonade, Mokamirage, Cocoaloco, Licoriche, Absinthe-minded, Down 2 Earth, Acaidasiac, Blubomb, & Grapefull : Swatches & Review

GOSH Forever Eye Shadow in 02 Beige, 03 Light Copper, 04 Brown, and 08 Green: Swatches & Review
GOSH Forever Eye Shadow in 01 Silver Rose, 05 Grey, 07 Blue, & 06 Plum: Swatches & Review

Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette : Swatches, Dupes & Review



Favourite New Formula of the Year!

Too Faced Melted Kisses Liquified Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Kisses Liquified Lipstick in Melted Nude, Melted Peony, Melted Fuchsia, and Melted Berry
A new matte long wear lip lipstick formula that managed to fade rather then flake off! The formula is a dream to apply and less is more with it's high pigmentation. I'll admit I'm not a fan of all the shades colour wise but I look forward to the new 2015 ones to see if I like them.

Full review here:
Too Faced Melted Kisses Liquified Lipstick in Melted Nude, Melted Peony, Melted Fuchsia, and Melted Berry: Swatches & Review
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Candy: Swatches & Review



Most Surprising New Product of the Year!

Sally Girl Eye Shadow Connecting Compacts Collection from Sally Beauty Supply
Sally Girl Eye Shadow Connecting Compacts Collection
So Cheat yet kicks most drug store and high end eyeshadows to the curb. They managed to nail the formula's at a $0.99US price point.

Full review here:
Sally Girl Eye Shadow Connecting Compacts Collection from Sally Beauty Supply : Swatches & Review


I hope you found this interesting. ;)

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