Friday, January 2, 2015

2014 Year in Review...


Happy New Year!!!

It's time for the good, the bad and the ugly of my 2014 makeup purchases/splurges!  Will there be a Make Out 2015?

I did a Mid Year Wrap Up post, where I added a few items...

The Bad

Two were gifts!  Bourjois Healthy Mix brought over from across the pond by a friend in my winter and summer shades, 52 and 53.  Kind of wish I had 51.  :)  


The Good: I gave away a whole lot more a month later...  I also have away the L'OREAL Magic LUMI foundation.  I really wanted to love that Flower Beauty palette...


The Ugly: Here's what I added during the second half of 2014: whoopsies...



Tarte tartelette Amazonian clay matte palette ($20 off VIB purchase, $24)
Julep Stargazer Gel Eye Gliders (used points to purchase-free!
Julep Sweep the Photogenic Palette (used points to purchase-free!)
Urban Decay a Habitual 24/7 Travel Pencil Set ($12 clearance, plus free shipping!)
Tarte waterproof brow mousse in Rich Brown ($28 but the next item was free!)
Lorac 3D Luster Drops (free with Tarte brow mousse Beauty.com purchase!)
AVON Supershock ($5.99 sale)
AVON Extralasting eyeshadow pencil in rich cocoa and smoky plum (sale $3.99 each)
AVON Glimmersticks in blackened night and moonlight brow ($1.99 each clearance)
Maybelline instant age rewind concealer in light and Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-touch Foundation in 60 ((Ulta BOGO 50% off, $4 coupon for the foundation and $3.50 off $10 Ulta coupon)

20% VIB sale- $70.44
Too faced Bonjour Soleil palette 
Urband Decay Smoked Palette (clearance $29 and 20% off!)
Benefit Bronze n'Dandy

Maybelline Fit Me pressed powders in 210 (clearanced at Ulta ~$4) 220 (40% off at Rite Aid ~$4)
Naked2 Basics (In my stocking from Santa and he used a 20% off coupon!!!)
Maybelline Eyestudio Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara (In my stocking from Santa!!!)

Roughly $243.43.  $60 a month if you divide by 6!  Not too bad...  I will always buy Urban Decay.  Plus, I sold some unused makeup and nail polish on eBay to defray this cost as well.  Go me!  :)

In depth: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly for 2014.

Concealers:
Kind of good?  I used up 2 Maybelline Fit Me Concealers in Light and Fair and have serious pan showing in my Bobbi Brown Corrector which was included in my Finish 6 by Christmas.  I didn't finish it so I am going to put it toward another challenge. Overall, I finished 2 concealers and added 2 more.  Still have the same thoughts and feelings of the others. See here.  I'm going to part with the Physician Formula concealers.  I just couldn't get them to work for me.  I did open up the Revlon DNA and it is very light.

Eyeliners:
The bad:  I added way too many liners which I have not yet opened in the second half of 2014.  Anything older than 2 years as been sent to the bin.  I have some work to do...

Brows: 
The Good: I finished my ybf automatic brown pencil from a YouBeauty Testtube. I added a Maybelline pencil which isn't a good match but picked up the Tarte brow mousse and Santa brought me the Maybelline Eyestudio Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara.  I'm very happy with my routine right now.

Lippies:
Kind of Good: I didn't finish any but only added 2 sample size lip glosses in Dandelion and Hoola from the Benefit Bronzed n'Dandy set.

L'OREAL Infalliables
The Good:  Did not finish any but did not add any!

Maybelline Color Tattoos
The Good: Did not finish any but did not add any!

Palettes 
The Ugly:  I added Naked2 basics, Tarte tartelette, Julep Sweep, Lorac Pro to Go, Too faced Chocolate Bar, Maybelline The Nudes, that limited edition Wet n Wild palette, Urban Decay Smoked palette and Naked Basics2.  All solid purchases if I do say so myself...  :)

Powders:
The Bad:  Discarded two, but added 2...  Physicians Formula and a Maybelline because the color was just off.  Added 2 FitMe pressed powders.  220 is a touch too dark, 210 seems to work well. Still working through the Coty Airspun which I have 2 of, translucent and naturally neutral and have almost hit pan on my NARS Light Reflecting Setting powder.  There is a tiny pin size hole forming in the middle.  :)

Mascara:
The Good: I finished several samples of Urban Decay Supercurling mascara, a full size L'OREAL Butterfly which my lovely mom bought for me over the summer and a full size Almay that dried out really quick.   I only purchased two this entire year (Almay and AVON superSHOCK) and haven't opened the AVON as of yet because I am working through a Lancôme that came to me from L'OREAL consumer testing.  I also received a few more at the end of the year from Sephora sample bags so I should be good for the entire year of 2015.  After re-evaluating this last statement, I think I will need at least one full size.

Blushes:
The Good and the Bad:  I purchased the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot from Ulta which I didn't include in the photo above because I'm pretty sure that I will be selling it.  I called several stores within driving distance and ended up having a store 40 minutes away hold their last one for me.  Can you say obsessed?  I haven't opened it yet.  I let go of 3 blushes this year.  Leans more towards good if I sell the Benefit.  

Bronzers:
Kind of Bad: I finished Sonia Kashuk undetectable cream bronzer.  I picked up the a Benefit Bronze n'Dandy sample set because I have been wanting to try Hoola for years and Too faced Bonjour Soleil palette for the same reasons for chocolate soleil matte bronzer and sun bunny.  I didn't quite finish NYC Sunny but I almost feel good letting it go.I want to see that pan!

Highlighters:
The Good:  I did receive a sample sized highlighter with purchases but I did not purchase any.  Also I feel that I have used up the L'OREAL LUMI enough to discard it since it is nearly 4 years old I believe.  I also gave away 2 so I'm working with 3 samples and a full size. My sister had a tiny Mary Lou Manizer which I have been wanting to try forever!

I never formally established a Makeout 2014 but maybe I should have.  One thing I learned from 2013, do not go into a drug store and pretty much, I followed through with that.  I didn't coupon and did not come home with bags of products.  

The majority of the products, well all really, were bought on sale or clearance or came from cashing in on earned points.  I did indulge in the Sephora VIB sale this year more than years in the past thanks to some money earned from eBay sales.  That being said, I will propose the parameters for...

Make Out 2015 !!!

Coming Soon!!!


How did you do with your makeup purchases this year?  Any splurges?!