For me, 2014 was the year of free samples and make-up interventions…or at least it should have been. I think my mom and sister were seriously concerned I had a Sephora addiction for awhile there. But the positive outcome of my obsessive behavior is that I found a ton of products I absolutely love. Products I probably, emphasis on the word probably, won’t veer away from for awhile. *A deep sigh of relief from my mom and sister*

Let’s talk face.

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Best Primer: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, $52.00

Best Foundation: L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi, $7.59

Best Highlighter: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat – Radiant Touch, $41.00

Best Setting Powder: Elf High Definition Powder, $5.99

Best Bronzer: NYX Matte Bronzer, $8.99

Best Blush: Milani in Luminoso, $8.49

Now for my favorite favorites. eyes and lips

Best Eye Shadow Primer: NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, $25

Best Eye Shadow Palette: Too Faced Everything Nice Palette. Unfortunately, this was a seasonal item. Whomp, whomp. BUT I couldn’t leave it out because I’ve used it every single day, religiously, since the day I got it.

Best Eye Liner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, $18

Best Mascara: Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara, $20

Best Brow Pencil: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, $21

Best Brow Gel: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel, $22

Best Nude Lip: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in Rose Pastelle, $35

Best Bold Lip: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw, $19

I know I didn’t elaborate too much on each product. There are two reasons for that. My first reason is I think by awarding them the “MVP’s of the Year,” you should understand they basically embody every positive adjective out there. i.e. creamy, pigmented, long-wearing, pretty, etc. My second reason is this would have become a looooong post and I’m a little too lazy for that. So just trust me on this. If you haven’t tried any of these products before, I encourage you to try a couple! They’re amazing.

Yours Truly,


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