Fancy adding a best selling beauty product to your make-up collection? We talk you through the best selling, award winning make-up products from 2014 that are worth every penny. Take a look through the top sellers and what people really thought of the products.
Beauty Blender: While working on set of the television show Girlfriends, make-up artist Rea Ann Silva discovered the challenge of achieving flawless complexions due to the introduction of high definition. The Beautyblender was born out of trial and error, cutting make-up sponges into different shapes to get the right one to create the right look. It quickly became a staple among make-up artists, celebrities, and beauty editors. Its unique shape allows you to reach into the corners of the eyes and nose for seamless foundation application. Prices range from around £15.
DUPE: A great dupe for this would be the Real Techniques Blending Sponge, at £5.99.
Benefits Gimme Brow: Winner of Good Housekeeping Beauty Award for 2014. This innovative brush-on fiber gel creates easily thick, lush arches, thanks to a tapered brush for blending & precision tip for shaping. Available in two shades it is water resistant, long-wearing and natural-looking. According to the results of the consumer panel survey, 97% said brows looked fuller, 100% said it was smudge proof, 100% said it looked natural, 94% said results were long-wearing. Priced at £17.50 it’s a little pricey but so worth it.
Our deputy beauty editor, Megan Fife, said; “I completely agree with Benefits Gimme Brow. It’s a must for any make-up bag. My other favourites include, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer because it hides a multitude of sins, the Maybelline Colour Tattoo and Bourjois Healthy Mix”
Real Techniques Brushes: Created by make-up artists, youtubers, beauty bloggers and sisters Samantha and Nicola Chapman, they launched their real techniques make-up tool collection in 2011, and it has since become one of the most iconic beauty tool brands all over the world, dominating the US and UK. Sets start at £21.99, and single brushes from £6.99, available at Boots.
Our beauty editor, Megan Goodwin, said; “These have been on my beauty wish list for ages and I finally got hold of the core collection for Christmas last year. I love them! They apply foundation, powder and concealer flawlessly”.
EOS Lip balms: 2014 Editors Pick Winner at totalbeauty.com and winner of Best of Beauty Award, EOS is a Lip Balm, enriched with natural conditioning oils, moisturising shea butter and antioxidant vitamins C & E. It nourishes for immediately softer and more beautiful looking lips. £6.50 at Selfridge.
Primer Potion Urban Decay: Winner of Good Housekeeping Beauty Award for 2014, and Best of Sephora winner. This is Urban Decay’s #1 best-selling product making it the most legendary primer in the beauty industry. Apply before your eye shadow for more vibrant crease-free colour that lasts for 24 hours. Make-up artists and make-up junkies alike covet eye shadow Primer Potion. Once you experience its powers you’ll never want to live without it. Original formula dries down invisibly, while Eden contains concealer qualities and Sin is more effective for metallic shades. From £16
Our features editor, Kelly Hepworth, said; “Urban Decay Primer Potion makes a work of difference. I’m a huge fan of their eyeliners as well”.
Urban Decay Naked Palette: Debenhams Beauty Award Winner 2014. When most palettes contain at least one shade you never touch, this make-up must have is a perfect mix of neutral, matte, and shimmery shades look good on every skin tone. This is probably why one is sold every minute globally, and why beauty editors and bloggers alike use every last bit of the shadows. Containing twelve fabulous shades, from gorgeous greys to beautiful beiges, there’s seven best-sellers and five brand-new shades that will perfectly complement any skin tone. £38
Benefits They’re Real Mascara: Rated the world’s number 1 best selling mascara of 2014. Winner of Feel Unique, Style Award for 2014. They’re Real is the no.1 selling mascara product in the UK for the last 2 years according to the NPD Group. Thanks to its specially designed brush, it lengthens, curls, volumes, lifts & separates. The jet black, long wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. According to the results of the consumer panel survey, 94% saw dramatic length & volume, 90% saw base-to-tip curl, 94% saw visible lift, 100% saw long-wearing results and 100% saw long-wearing results. £19.50
NARS Orgasm blush: This is the beauty product of the decade. Best of Beauty winner 5 years in a row, Best of Beauty Hall of Fame winner, Women’s Health beauty award and readers choice winner 13 years in a row, making it the winner of 11 consecutive Allure Readers Choice Awards. Founder, François Nars swore that this shimmery peachy-pink blush looks good on “practically everybody”, with the subtle gold undertones in the formula impart a warm, glow, it complement any complexion. £22.50
26-year-old, Sophie, who is a make-up artist for NARS at the Newcastle John Lewis store told us: “I love working for NARS, I knew I that I always wanted to be a make-up artist. Every year, NARS sells the weight of a Lamborghini in their Orgasm blush”, making it one of NARS’ most renowned products.