Before we completely forget about 2015, I wanted to do a quick round-up of my favourite beauty products from the past 12 months. I’ve discovered some great new brands, realized how amazing drugstore makeup is, and did a lot of testing to find the best products on the market right now.
Here we go!
(click on the product names for more info)
1- Best Liquid Foundation
After spending $60+ every 3 months, I needed to find something more affordable. I’m on my second bottle of L’Oreal True Match Lumi (my colour is N5) and I’m never going back to expensive foundations. This is my one true love.
2- Best Concealer
Another drugstore favourite! After reading how this foundation is a dupe for the pricey Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, there is no doubt in my mind that the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer is the best you can get. I have two shades, one that matches my skin tone (20 Sand) and one that is much lighter (10 Light) that I use for highlighting and brightening under my eyes.
3- Best Bronzer
I have two favourites, because I’m so tan in the summer and so ridiculously white in the winter. In the summer, Nars Casino is AMAZING (pricey, but amazing). In the winter, I am really liking Milani Baked Bronzer in the shade Soleil.
My favourite shade (Champagne Pop) is sold out, but Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector offers 6 other beautiful shades that go with any skin tone. This is one of my favourite beauty products of ALL TIME. It’s a game changer.
5- Best Blush
I really like the inexpensive Sephora blushes, but when I got my hands on Milani’s Baked Blush in the shade Luminoso, I fell in love. What an incredible colour! It’s often out of stock, but worth the wait.
6- Best Mascara
This one is a no brainer. L’Oreal Telescopic. Drop the mic.
7- Best Eyeliner
I haven’t tried many eyeliners, but that’s because I’ve been using Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in the colour Trooper for years and it’s never failed me once.
8- Best Lipstick
I just got a sample of Kat Von D’s Studded Kiss Lipstick (in the shade Lolita) and it’s the first lipstick I’ve tried in a long time that actually stays on. I don’t often wear lipstick, but when I do, this is the perfect shade.
9- Best Lipgloss
Another product I’ve been using for years: Buxom Full-Bodied Lip Gloss. This stuff is good, and it tingles when you put it on and plumps your lips. I am a huge fan of this baby.
10-Best Beauty Product of all time?
My go-to, can’t live without, worth every penny product is….The Beauty Blender. This little baby changes the way you put on your makeup. It gives your skin the most flawless finish, which is really all we should aspire for when it comes to makeup application! If you haven’t tried it yet, YOU MUST. And don’t cheap out and go for another brand, you must try this specific one.
I hope you enjoyed my 2015 beauty round-up! Leave me a question in the comments below if you want to know about any other of my favourite products (hair, nails, etc).
Happy New Year!