now that 2015 is over its time for me to round up all the beauty products i have been loving over the past 12 months. i absolutely love these kinds of posts and videos so i had to do one too. also, i filmed a video for my channel about all the items and it would mean a lot of you could check it out and maybe subscribe if you like my channel. now, i have been trying a lot of things the past year and when i was getting all of them together i realized that most of the products are high end make up pieces. i love drugstore make up but drugstores where i live are rubbish and i just love treating myself to make up, so i hope thats fine with you. lets start:
the first product i have been loving has been the bare minerals complexion rescue. its a tinted moisturizer which can be worn on its own and under a foundation. on its own it provides such lovely coverage and makes the skin look glowy and radiant without making it appear sweaty. it just makes your complexion look a lot more healthy and awake which i love. i have been using it on its own on days when i don’t want a lot of coverage and under my foundation to just make my complexion look a lot more radiant. for foundations i have two clear stand outs. in the first half of the year the only thing i was using was the l’oréal indefectible 24h-matt foundation. i have to say its not matte and thats why i love it. it provides such amazing coverage and leaves the skin glowy looking. its the best drugstore foundation in my books. from the launch date on i was basically using the charlotte tilbury magic foundation. the packaging is flawless, it has the perfect amount of coverage and is so easy to work into the skin. also, redness and spots aren’t visible anymore but my freckles in summer are and that is amazing. for powder i have been loving the hourglass ambient lightning powder in diffused light. it manages to set concealer and foundation but my skin looks airbrushed and glowy. its magical.
charlotte tilbury might have been the stand out brand for me. the filmstar bronze & glow has been used daily. it comes with a perfect matte and warm toned bronzer which makes my ever so pale skin look sunkissed and lovely and a highlighter which provides candle lit glow. its perfect. for contouring my cheek bones and nose i prefer a very ashy and cool toned color. the perfect one to do so is the kevyn aucoin contour powder in medium. its probably the most cool toned shade i was able to find which makes the contour looks most natural on me at least. if you have quite fair skin and you like to contour, this is the one to go for. in terms of blushes i have a drugstore favorite. maxfactor came out with the cream puff blushes. they look like the hourglass blushes as they are baked and have some sort of swirls of color in them. the pigmentation is just right. they add some color to the face but never make you look like a clown. my favorite shades are seductive pink and nude mauve.
i’m a palettes girl. i love eyeshadow palettes and i currently have about 5 more on my wish list. they are my thing and probably some of the best palettes i’ve ever ever tried and my 2015 favorites are the too faced chocolate bar and semi sweet chocolate bar palette. the colors are simply amazing, the scent is heavenly as they smell like vanilla and cocoa butter and don’t get me started on the quality. they are so richly pigmented, buttery smooth and probably the easiest to work with. if you want to try a higher end palette and you like neutrals go for one of them. as i normally don’t use single shadows its quite odd for me to love one so bad. its the kiko creme crush eye shadow in 05. its a cream eye shadow and the color is lovely. a silvery, glittery taupe and i have been wearing it none stop in the spring. i adore it so much and have to get a back up in case kiko decides to not stock it anymore. this year i dipped my toes into the world of eye shadow sticks and the most beautiful one is the by terry ombré black star in misty rock. the quality is insane. its creamy and easy to blend and built up in coverage as it goes from a slight wash of color or a full on shadow and it lasts for ages. the color is the most beautiful bronzey brown with a purple taupey shimmer. two mascaras i loved as both give such lovely volume and length are the benefit roller lash and the too faced better than sex mascara. both of them are amazing.
putting on lipstick is by far my favorite part of doing my make up thats why i have way too many lipsticks but i love them. this year i fell in love with lip liners. ever since kylie jenner became an icon for some weird reason and everyone loved big lips, lip liners are a must and i love them too. they make lipstick look so much cleaner and just better. the charlotte tilbury lip cheat in pillow talk has been my absolute love. its the perfect dark nude for me and i used it so much that its only as big as my pinky finger now and i need a new one so bad. also, mac lip liners are amazing too. soar and whirl have been my favorites from mac. both have been really popular this year and rightly so. soar is a very beautiful rosey, pinky but dark nude and whirl is more of a brown. lipstick wise i have one stand out favorite. its probably my all time favorite color and i’m still obsessed with it. its the kevyn aucoin matte lip cream in forever. its the most perfect warm peachy bright pink. i’ve never seen a color like it and i love it. the texture is amazing. matte but still creamy. its my love.
hear we go, my best of beauty 2015. i truly love all of the products and would highly recommend to anyone. let me know what your favorites have been. i’d love to try out some new bits.
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