Happy New Year!! I can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by – like seriously where did it go?! As quick as it may have felt, I sure used the time wisely to find some amazing new product discoveries along the way, all of which I know I’m going to be using and loving for many more years to come! Now it’s hard to narrow it down to only a few, so this may be a bit of a longer post than usual, hope you don’t mind!!
As far as bases go, there’s been a couple that I having been really loving this year. First off, the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation. An old favourite with bloggers and YouTubers alike but one I only discovered this year. It’s such a lovely base that gives enough coverage but feels comfortable on the skin. And secondly is the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. I have been totally obsessed with this foundation over the last few months of this year. It’s so lightweight and leaves the skin looking glowy and healthy and all round gorgeous.
Again, I have two favourites from this year when it comes to concealer. You’ll all know that the Collection Lasting perfection concealer is up there at no.1, but I’ve also been loving the Soap and Glory Kick Ass concealer. The peachy shade is great for counteracting dark circles, but I’ve also been using the more yellowy skintone shade to cover up blemishes. The thick consistency makes it ideal for this!
My favourite blush of this year has to be the Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in the shade Lovely Pink. As the name suggests, it is a lovely pink shade that looks so gorgeous on the cheeks as the perfect natural flush.
As far as bronzer goes, my Hoola by benefit is once again my favourite. However, i’ve also been enjoying the L’oreal Glam Bronze for added glow during the more warmer months. It looks great paired with my No7 Boxed Highlighter – another favourite of mine.
This year has 3 stand out brow products from me. I started the year being obsessed with the Archery pencil from Soap and Glory. It’s perfect for drawing in any hairs in areas where you’re looking a little sparce. The Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 palette however has been my go to brow product. The matte neutrals makes it perfect brow shades, especially for mid tone hair colourings like me. I top it off with a quick coat of Maybelline Brow Drama in Transparent, the best brow mascara in my eyes.
Nothing beats cream eyeshadows, they’re so quick and easy to use, especially on lazy days when you don’t want to be fussing around too much with eyeshadows. There was one that stood out to me in 2015, the Max Factor ** . It’s a more recent discovery but one I have been wearing non stop on nights out and even during the day. It’s a gorgeous red toned bronzey shade, a perfect suiting for my blue eyes!
As far as palettes go, my Naked 2 palette is up there. I’ve found that I’ve used it so much more than my Naked 3 as the colours are so much more up my street of warm neutrals. However, another more recent discovery has been the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. I have been wearing this everyday since I picked it up and haven’t wanted to put it down. It’s such a beautiful palette!
I have really been enjoying using a nude liner in my waterline this year. With contacts, I find that my eyes tend to go a bit red during the day, so a crisp nude liner helps to counteract the red and leave my eyes looking bright. Also a good trick if you’re looking a feeling tired in the mornings. My liquid liner is the same as it always is too, the Collection 24 Hour Felt Tip liner. It’s such a black liner which is so easy to use. It doesn’t have the lasting power as some more higher end liners, but for the price it’s a steal in my eyes.
I think there has only been one mascara that I have used all year, and that’s the Maybelline Lash Sensational. This stuff gives serious definition and length to the lashes, and I find it picks up and separates every little lash. Obsessed with this mascara, and I’m sure I’ll be loving it next year too!
As we now probably know, I have a little obsession when it comes to lip products. I’m a serious lip hoarder and love nothing better than to try out new ones. The liner that I have loved this year is amazing value. At £1, yes you heard me, £1, the MUA liner in the shade ** has been my go to. It’s the perfect nude and is great under so many lipsticks. MAC’s Velvet Teddy along with Midi-Mauve have been major lipstick favourites of the past year, gorgeous shades that are perfect for everyday.
What were your favourite products of 2015? I hope you all had a lovely christmas and that 2016 is an amazing year for you!