Tuesday, 6 January 2015

2014 Favourites: Eye Products!

Next up in my 2014 Beauty Favourites are eye products!  From lashes, to lids, here are the 5 items I used and loved the most over the past year.

Rimmel ScandalEyes Kohl Liner:  This is my favourite black kohl liner I've ever used - really!  It's affordable, I can find it anywhere on the highstreet, it's creamy and pigmented and doesn't crease under my eyes.  I used about 8 of these in 2014 (oh my gosh, such a goth) and will continue to repurchase forever!

Eyeko Eye Do Liner:  I wrote about this on my blog in full detail recently (here) but it really is just an incredible pen liner, probably the best I've ever used.  I've just purchased my second and can't fault it.  The nib is firm and the ink is incredibly pigmented which makes it so easy to use.  Pricey at £15 but worth it as it lasts ages!

Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara: I can't express just how much I love this mascara.  Right from the first use it did such an amazing job at elongating and separating my lashes without any clumps and mess.  The tube is also super unique which makes it lovely to use.  One thing though - it's not very easy to get hold of, I think you can only get it online which means I still need to get round to ordering another!

Illamasqua Gel Liner:  I pretty much used only this when it came to gel eyeliners in 2014 and it still has the most perfect consistency and pigment and hasn't dried out at all (like I've previously experienced with more affordable gels).  I also find this lasts all day which means rarely need to reapply.

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette:  I use eye shadow palettes pretty much daily and so I found it really difficult choosing a favourite from the past year.  I decided to go with the ever so popular Naked Basics 2 Palette as it's small, compact and has the most perfect neutral colours that I wear daily.  As much as I love my HD Brows Kit as a shadow palette, the cream is far too orange looking on my pale skin and the grey undertones of the taupes in this kit suit me much better!  You can see swatches and my full review here!

Next up in my 2014 Favourite's Round Ups is Cheeks; stay tuned!

What were your favourite eye products from 2014?



  1. Great selection! I'm so keen to try the Eyeko eyeliner - not just because I wish I looked like Alexa...


  2. I really love the look of the UD naked basics 2 palette! I loved L'Oreal Miss Manga mascara, mac paint pot in bare study and Mac naked lunch eyeshadow in 2014 x


  3. I loved the NAKED 1 palette after getting it for my birthday last year, and MAC pro palettes for housing my favourites - definitely the year I experimented more with my eyes

    Lauren x
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  4. I am so so so clever that when I grabbed the scandaleyes pencil in prune I did not grab it in black! It looks like I will be throwing away a couple of very old black pencils and going to buy the scandaleyes in black!

    Great selection!

  5. I've been searching for a good mascara all year. I'll have to give this one a try! Still looking for a good liquid eyeliner with a brush rather than a pen nib though.

    Katie xoxo

  6. I love my naked palette! Its so handy to travel with and get lots of different eye looks out of!
    The eyeko liner is defiantly on my wish list and now i may have to buy it after reading your blogpost about it!

    Summa x

  7. How gorgeous does the packaging of that Tarte mascara look :-O Nice picks. I think I most fell in love with my Smashbox Cherry Smoke palette in 2014.

  8. The Tarte Lights Camera Lashes mascara was a favorite of mine for 2014 as well! It's seriously so good.

    xoxo Nicole


  9. I love the Eyeko eye do liner too, bit expensive but well worth the splurge I think! :)

    Jen xx

  10. Love these themed favourite-posts!!!

  11. I really want to try the mascara from Tarte!


  12. The tarte mascara is so good! I had a sample when I brought a set from Sephora last month and I didn't think much of it, but omg it's good! x


  13. I have both the Naked 2 and 3 palette, but I never know whether the basic palettes are worth it. Nevertheless, they are gorgeous and I probably will end up picking one up. Lovely post and picks x


  14. I also love the Rimmel Scandaleyes, but I prefer the Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definers because they're more smudgy, yet last all day! x

  15. My favourite eye products from 2014 where the maybelline gel liner, benefit they're real mascara, revlon lash potion, naked 2 palette and Mac woodwinked eyeshadow. Loved all your favourites and I received the naked basics 2 for Christmas - I am in love with every single shade. Love love love your makeup posts and cannot wait to read about your fave cheek products.

    Love Charlotte xxx

    ps. love your videos with andrew; they are so cute!xxx

  16. I love gel liner. Out of curiosity, does the Illamasqua gel liner harden on the brush if you've not cleaned it straight after? I have the Maybelline one, which while super pigmented, is an absolute bugger to clean off the brush afterwards, especially if i'm using it every day!

  17. So upset noone got me the Naked palette for Xmas lol. I must get one . Great post. xox


  18. That mascara looks realy nice! Love the Naked palette! Cool post dear =)


  19. Great post, I keep hearing such great things about Tarte mascaras and it's making me want to try them asap. My favorite products of 2014 are probably Benefit's Stay Don't Stray, Lumene CC Cream, Lorac eye shadows and CeraVe eye cream. Have a great 2015! x, S


  20. That mascara sounds amazing! I keep seeing it everywhere, and it's calling out to me! Lovely favourites post :)

    Georgina x | miss petite

  21. Look gorgeous.

  22. Loved the description! I want the Naked2 basics palette it actually made me regret buying the basics1

  23. I love the Tarte LCL mascara, but ultimate eye product fave would be the Kat Von D tattoo eyeliner, best thing I tried last year x


  24. I fell in love Benefit's mascara this year. Should have tried them sooner! x

  25. Great products!!


  26. i love the kohl liner, used it all year round, although i only went through two as i don't wear eyeliner all the time, amazing quality!

  27. My favorites are nyx collection noir black eye liner, este lauder double wear foundation, benefit pore fessional pore minimizer, lorac pro palette, and the knock off beauty blenders.

  28. Hi Katie, I love your blog. I live in the uk and was wondering where you got your tarte mascara as i have been searching ages for one and when i go online all I can get is American site. Love Grace x

  29. The naked 2 basics palette is my current fav.! I got it for Christmas and have been loving it ever since. I will be posting a look with it on my blog in the next few weeks if you want to come take a look!

  30. I love Naked 2 basics its amazing I also love Naked 2 palette. You have a lovely blog I would love it if you could check out mine http://jessbeauty01.blogspot.co.uk/ thanks xx

  31. Since I found Younique 3D fiber lash mascara, no other mascara able to beat this, 3D fibers are amazing, looks like falsies, applies like mascara and main thing, not damaging your lashes as extensions do

  32. The mac blusher looks lovely! Always think it's hard to find a nice peach colour without looking to orangey :-)

  33. I really love those eyeliners. Very affordable and easy to use.
    See also: http://goo.gl/X2prsX for more beauty secrets!


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