THE BEST OF 2014: MAKEUP & TOOLS

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It's T-minus four days til 2015, so here's a round up of the make up products and tools that once they've graced my make up bag, haven't left. 

Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in Frenched

Besides this being a gift from a friend making it that little bit more special, I'm sad to see this lipstick discontinued. The satin glossy formula, when applied over lip pencil for a little grip, is on point. The hue rings true of a vibrant 50s-esque cherry-red and is my favourite today-I-mean-business lipstick. Not to mention, the gorgeous packaging...

Eyeko Lash Curler

If paying a lot of money for an eyelash curler (although you do get what you pay for) isn't your bag, this is a great alternative. This + a half decent mascara = "your lashes look amazing" comments. Yep.

Rimmel London Stay Blushed! Liquid Cheek Tint in 001 Pop of Pink

Sometimes you find gems on the high street aisles, and I consider this to be one of them. In all fairness, it doesn't look like much but it ticks all the cream blush boxes. Easy to apply, lasts well on top of foundation; natural flushed cheeks in a tube.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer & Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer

Cue a very shortened product love overview -- Looking for a face/lid/corrective primer? Smashbox are the HG. I will probably forever repurchase the Photo Finish Foundation primer. Perfect for oily/combination skin that needs to keep a base in place. The Photo Finish Lid Primer keeps my everyday gel liner actually on my lids, even on slightly warmer days.

There's a Smashbox mini bestsellers kit available online now, similar to the Try It Kit I reviewed this time last year.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly

This concealer and a little brow powder are my go-tos on a day where I'm not bothered with makeup, but still need to look a little awake. A great multi-purpose concealer for both brightening the under-eye area and covering blemishes in a pinch. Also available in a fair range of shades.

Make-up Atelier Paris HD Airbrush Foundation

(Full review)

Favourite find of 2014. All about that base... If you find it difficult to find a real shade match; you want buildable light-medium coverage; you want all the samples before you buy; or just fancy trying something that the pros use, I'd seriously recommend this.

What were your favourite products or makeup tools of 2014?