14 for 2014 Challenge – Update #1

14 for 14

Hello lovelies,

I thought that the end of March would be appropriate time to post an update of my 14 for 2014 challenge. I’ve started this challenge in February by picking 14 make-up products which I must finish in 2014. This update will show how much I’ve managed to spend.

Let’s start with eye and some face products:

14for14 3m update eyes

Oriflame concealer is at least 2/3 full. It is very thin and lightweight so a little goes a long way.

Uriage Bariesun is over half full.

Urban Decay 24/7 in Zero is much shorter than it was in the first post.

The same goes for Urban Decay 24/7 in Bourbon.

Oriflame Preppy Chic Eyeshadow trio – I am close to hitting the pan on the lightest shade and the brown shade has a pretty good dent in it. I didn’t use the taupe as much.


14for14 3m update lips

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Baby is finished and the other three shades are close to being finished, too.


14for14 3m update face

Dior Diorblush is finally showing some signs of wear. I finally believe that I’ll be able to finish it.

Guerlain Blush 4 Eclats is also pretty close to being finished.

Even though there’s only little product left around the edge, I think YSL Poudre de Soleil will still last me a long time.

T. le Clerc Poudre has a decent amount of product left.

Guerlain Meteorites is the only product which I don’t think I’ll be able to finish. I’ve been using it almost daily (not to mention how much I used it the last year) and I have yet to hit the pan.

My current score is 1 product finished and I have a good hunch that I’ll be adding three more finished lipsticks soon.

I’ve thought about adding a replacement product once I’ve spent one – that way I’d always have 14 products on the list, but I think it would limit me too much. In the end I decided to simply spend the products from the list and then enjoy in my stash.

xoxo Tamara

My Stash: Foundations and Powders

When it comes to the foundations and powders, I’m still having control over it. I have three foundations, plus several 5ml samples, and 4 powders. Although I’d be happy if I could only have one of each, I don’t believe this is over the top.

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T. LECLERC Poudre Libre Dermophile in Banane Review

The shade Banane is the most hyped shade among T. LeClerc powders. I’ve purchased it hoping that it would mattify my skin, neutralize redness on my face and give the impression of much smoother skin. The powder does a little concerning the redness, but at least it mattifies to some extent.

The powder is finely milled, and very easy to apply. Of course, a little is necessary. It does not dry out the skin. Unfortunately, it has a very sickly sweet fragrance, which disappears upon application, but still, I’m not a fan of the scent.

The powder, comes in a classy, if slightly impractical metal packaging. It looks very vintage, but not travel.friendly. Inside, there is a paper sifter and a piece of plastic on the top. It is very easy to spill the powder. A good idea is to transfer the powder into a more user-friendly package.

The box contains 35 grams of yellow powder (price cca. $50), which will last for ages.

Mattifying         4/5

Correcting       2/5