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Just like last year, we've tapped a handful of reputable fashion friends to weigh in on 2014's greatest hits (and misses). On New Year's Eve's Eve, we're asking everyone their favorite tried-and-tested beauty trend from the past year.
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Erica Cerulo, Of A Kind: I just very recently started using an eyebrow pencil. My business partner Claire is WAY into brows, and her lady (she's got a lady) Sania has a really stellar mechanical pencil version that has a brush on the other end.
Kim LoCicero, Veda: Blue hair, bleached eyebrows, dark lip.
Caroline Ventura, BRVTVS: Smothering my face in oil before bed every night. I have really dry skin and am so glad there are so many great facial oils to choose from now.
Claire Mazur, Of A Kind: The curling wand changed my life in 2014. No joke. I have naturally curly hair and this magical tool helps me deal with frizz and kinkiness. Now instead of redoing my hair every single day (like I used to), I can just touch it up with the curling wand and it looks F-R-E-S-H.
Olivia Wolfe, American Two Shot: Getting more sleep. Also Alfa K nail stickers instead of traditional manicures.
Briana Swords, Swords-Smith: Essential oil rollers—these have changed my life, no joke.
Kay Lee, Otte: Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Mist. It's made with green tea, and it keeps my skin firm and really makes it glow!
Jill Lindsey, Jill Lindsey: My favorite beauty trend has been the focus on holistic health. Expressing how to take care of you inside and out, mentally and psychically. Listening to your body, eating food that is good for you, and getting exercise!
Megan O'Neill, Lucky Magazine: Joan Smalls wearing that purple lipstick to the Met Ball swathed in couture will forever be emblazoned in my mind as maybe the coolest thing ever. I've been trying that out.
Eileen Shulock, Kirna Zabete: A swipe of metallic was a great update to the smokey eye for evening. There is pretty much no tacky trend we WON'T try on our nails.
· Year In Racked 2014 [Racked NY]