Best Beauty Discoveries of 2014

Discover the top ten (okay, eleven) beauty products that made their way into our stash in 2014.

Products mentioned:

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
Sigma Spa 2X Brush Cleaning Glove
Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove (slightly cheaper alternative)
Glampalm Magic Wand
Clarins Instant Concealer
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
Kerastase Spray à Porter Tousled Effect Spray
The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil
Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara
MAC lipstick in “Patisserie”
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Puck Gloss Stick in “Nudist”
Tanya Burr Lip Gloss in “Chic”
Maybelline Colour Elixir in “Caramel Infused”
Nyx Butter Gloss in “Crème Brûlée”

11 comments on Best Beauty Discoveries of 2014

  • Tamsin

    Through ADU I discovered the joy of the Real Techniques foundation brush, the Body Shop Silky Cleansing Oil, Maybelline Colour Tattoo On & On bronze cream shadow and their great gel eye liner pots. Definitely getting a Smitten and the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer this year.

    • Jules (author)


  • Melissa

    Hello you guys
    So lovely to have South-African Beauties to follow. Can you make any good recommendation for a concealer available in South-Africa that is good to cover up blemishes? I know everybody raves about NARS creamy concealer, but it is difficult to find a perfect match when you shop online. Also, where do you guys normally buy online and where did you buy IT cosmetics?

    • Camilla

      Hi Melissa,

      Thanks so much for your feedback – we’re so happy you enjoy the blog. Bourjois, Revlon, MAC, Bobbi Brown and Smashbox all do fantastic concealers – I would highly recommend any of those brands. I would also suggest getting a setting powder to lock the concealer in place – you might find this helpful:

      IT Cosmetics is only available in the States unfortunately – I bought mine on Amazon (also available from Ulta) and had it shipped to a friend in the States who then brought it back for me. We regularly shop on ASOS and Feel Unique, but beware of customs charges!

      • Melissa

        Hello Camilla

        Thanks for the advice and feedback. I did get a Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer over the weekend and have been trying it out. It is fantastic. Good coverage, non-drying and non-flaking formula. Definitely it’s money’s worth.

  • Dharmisha

    Hi guys..

    Loved the video so much that I dreamt that you guys were helping me pick put lipstick last night at some gala event!!!! Cant wait to get the MAC “Patisserie” as my free lipatick for 6 empty mac containers!!! Looking forward to you next video!!!


  • Lauren Fowler

    Through All Dolled Up, I learnt about the Wet n Wild eyebrow powder set thingy. The set was a gift from the Jules as it was too dark for her. I now have boss eyebrows all the time.
    I can’t believe I was using a pencil before!?

    I’ve also only been cleaning my make up off with the Ultrabland from Lush (also learnt from the gurls) which is just like an eraser cream vibe for your face. I’m very excited about this magical Smitten! As someone who wants to spend the least time doing make uppy things, this seems like a perfect match for me!

  • Claire

    I found my FOREO LUNA MINI through ADU! Such a big thank you to you guys for featuring it- it has changed my skin so much. Thanks for the great blog, here’s to another year of ADU amazing-ness 🙂

  • Hildegarde_k

    ADU is my favourite SA beauty blog and I hope you girls never ever stop blogging. A good chunk of my makeup and beauty product stash is thanks to your enabling! My next purchase is going to be that damn elusive On And On Bronze, it will be mine! x

  • Tammy Teague

    Absolutely LOVE this blog, Jules and Camilla! Have used your recommendations for almost all my beauty buys over the last year and they’re always a hit! My favourites have been my Smitten, Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil and Environ Derm-a-Lac. Thanks for all the effort and a wonderful blog!

    • Camilla

      Thank you so much Tammy – your feedback really means the world to us. We are thrilled that you love All Dolled Up, and we hope to continue to enable your beauty buys in 2015! x

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