2014 Favourites: Blushers & Contours!

Right.  So in last year’s favourites I included a couple of my favourite blushers in my ‘Fav Base’ makeup products but this year I had too many favourites to squeeze into that category so I’ve made it a category of it’s own!

I introduce you to my most loved blushers & contour products of 2014!

Benefit Hoola: I had always dismissed using Hoola as a bronzer because I thought it’d be too dark & slightly on the orange for my pale skin, but since getting a sample last summer it became a staple in my makeup bag.  It manages to contour and give my face the perfect amount of colour without being ‘too much‘.  It’s pricey and bulky but the colour is fab for all skin tones, so it’s a firm favourite of mine.

Benefit Majorette:  Another Benefit product!  I can not express how much I adore this cream to powder blusher.  From it’s pigmentation to it’s scent, it’s just perfection and my favourite Benefit product to date.  This looks stunning on my cheeks and really brightens my face up.  I also like to dab this on my lips for a peachy pout.

Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow:  This was in my favourites last year and although it doesn’t look like much in the pictures above (in fact, it actually looks kinda gross) it is the perfect contour shade for me.  I simply swirl my Real Techniques Duo Fiber Cheek Brush in it and buff into the hollows (ha) of my cheeks for a perfectly sculpted Snooks.  I also love how great Illamasqua’s Cream Pigments are for multitasking – you could use this as an eye primer, shadow or even lippie if you wanted!

Illamasqua Blusher in Naked Rose: Another Illamasqua product; this time a powder blusher that was released in the Once collection last autumn.  I can’t quite believe just how perfect this shade is – a neutral pink beige which looks so natural on my cheeks.  This blush is super pigmented and you only need a tiny swipe to achieve gorgeous results so this will last me a very long time.

MAC in Melba: This blush also featured in last year’s favourites but a year later and it’s still one of my most reached for blusher.  It’s a warm peach shade which looks gorgeous all year round, especially teamed with a peach lipstick!

Next up in my 2014 Beauty Favourites series is Skin Care and it’s a big’un – stay tuned!

What were your favourite blusher and contour shades of 2014?




  1. January 14, 2015 / 9:41 am

    It's really about time that I invested in Hoola, it looks gorgeous and I'm definitely a bronzer kinda girl. Although I have been really drawn to majorette for a while too. I love the packaging!

    Kay, ohkay-dohkay.com xx

  2. January 14, 2015 / 10:21 am

    I love the majorette blush! ive been using a too faced one for a while but I'm so keen to change soon.

  3. January 14, 2015 / 10:43 am

    Hollow and Melba look amazing! What's their wear time?
    Definitely adding them to my wish list 😉

    Tweezers and Tongs

  4. January 14, 2015 / 10:43 am

    I really want to try melba!
    Emma xo | Missemmalouise12.blogspot.ie

  5. January 14, 2015 / 10:52 am

    The packaging of the Benefit blush is adorable. As a student I cannot afford to spend $51 on a blusher, but I do swatch it every time I'm in a department store. Its just too cute!

  6. January 14, 2015 / 11:27 am

    I really want to try MAC melba! Looks so lovely!


  7. January 14, 2015 / 11:29 am

    I love Illamasqua for blusher and contour 🙂 Hollow is awesome. I think Benefit Majorette was my favourite blusher launch of last year 🙂

    Zoe Newlove Beauty Blogger & MUA

  8. January 14, 2015 / 11:37 am

    I love the Sleek contour kit in light – I think it's perfect for extra definition! Love your post, the mac blush in melba looks so pretty! Neelam xx


  9. January 14, 2015 / 12:25 pm

    Oh wow this is a great collection! I think I need to try the Illamasqua Cream Pigment, it seems to be quite popular with bloggers 🙂 x

    The Belle Narrative

  10. January 14, 2015 / 12:46 pm

    Great picks! Majorette is suuuuuuuch a pretty color.

  11. January 14, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    I love the Hoola and of course, Melba. It's such a gorgeous shade and you can never go wrong with MAC! x x


  12. January 14, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    Love the shade of the MAC!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  13. January 14, 2015 / 1:15 pm

    I've noe got Melba and Hollow on my to buy list!


  14. January 14, 2015 / 2:29 pm

    I've heard so much praise on Hoola I must add it to my wish list! Great to know it suits all complexions.
    Wendy xx


  15. January 14, 2015 / 3:52 pm

    Gorgeous picks! I've always felt the same about thinking Hoola would be too orange for me but I got the Benefit blush palette recently and I love Hoola in it! Also that Illamasqua blush looks so beautiful!

    lauren / lipstick & lacquer

  16. January 14, 2015 / 4:53 pm

    Hoola is an amazing bronzer for me. I love Benefit packaging! Lovely post, I have been obsessing over what contour to try next as I think I need to try out something other than my beloved Sleek Contour Kit x


  17. January 14, 2015 / 5:01 pm

    I recently tried the Hoola bronzer and I love it!

  18. January 14, 2015 / 5:51 pm

    I really want to try out the Benefit Hoola but every time I swatch it in store, I always hesitate. Maybe 2015 is the year I bite the bullet and just buy it. x


  19. January 14, 2015 / 9:13 pm

    My favourite blusher has probably been Nars Orgasm, an obvious choice but I love it!


  20. January 14, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    Majorette is one of my favorites now:)

  21. January 14, 2015 / 9:46 pm

    Great post! Gotta give some of them a try! 🙂


  22. January 14, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    So many lovely cheek products. Hoola is such a classic & a firm favourite of mine too. I like to contour with it & its the perfect colour for me. The Benefit Majorette is a beautiful colour & I think the ideal Spring shade.

  23. January 14, 2015 / 11:12 pm

    Benefit & Illamasqua are two brands that do blushes just spot on!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  24. Anonymous
    January 15, 2015 / 2:51 am

    Please post fave bases this year?- I'm so pale and your faves and recommendations are always really good 🙂 and can't get my hands on some previous ones you've mentioned x

  25. January 15, 2015 / 10:00 am

    Hi 🙂
    Loved your favourites and I have a couple from your list that I use 🙂 Benefit Holla and major et, I'm a huge fan of benefit products and I own quite a few. Their pigmentation is sooo good and lasts longer than Mac blushes in my opinion. Even though I love those blushers I must say that I love urban decay naked blush nativa[more flirty looks] and benefit Dallas [natural look ].

    Keep doing what you do 🙂

  26. January 15, 2015 / 1:53 pm

    I really want to try Hoola! I have heard some amazing things!



  27. January 15, 2015 / 2:52 pm

    I don't use bronzer at all but those are great products! Willkeep them on mind when I feel like buying myself a good bronzer!

    Fabi | www.agirlandherstripes.com

  28. January 15, 2015 / 8:14 pm

    I have the Benefit Majorette cream to powder blush, and I absolutely love it!

    Georgina x | miss petite

  29. January 15, 2015 / 10:41 pm

    Some great picks, I really want to try Hoola bronzer its just the packaging that puts me off x


  30. January 15, 2015 / 11:56 pm

    I love your blog so much ! I just started my own, support would be much appreciated 🙂 xx

  31. January 16, 2015 / 3:45 am

    Great picks for favorites this year and I definitely want to try out Benefit's Majorette blusher. My favorite of the year was definitely Benefit's boxed powder in Rockateur!

    xoxo Nicole


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