Thursday, 31 December 2015

Beauty Favourites 2015

Hello!

It's the last day of the year and I've decided to do something special to ring in the new year. This year has been a great year for beauty and some great lines have been released from my favourite brands. This year I discovered some gems and today I will share my top picks. I will show you my favourite makeup products of the year. Many of these products have been featured on this blog over the past year.




Face

Primer
The Benefit PoreFessional primer was certainly the one that stood out to me as the as the best of this year. This silicon based primer provides the perfect layer between your skin and your makeup. With this product, I find that  a little goes a long way and my mini sized product lasted months.



Foundation
Because I am so pale it's hard to find foundations that match my skin. This means that my choices are quite limited. In 2015 Rimmel released a new shade in their foundation ranges. This shade is light enough to fit even me! Hopefully in 2016, more brands will follow the lead of Rimmel and release a bigger variety of shades. This is why I chose the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation as the best of 2015. It is medium coverage and is quite buildable. It has no problems with clinging to dry patches and applies evenly. It has a satin finish, in my opinion.



Concealer
MAC blew me away with their ProLongwear Concealer. It manages to erase my in-erasable undereye circles without creasing. It is a very high coverage concealer and will cover any imperfection. Only the smallest amount amount of the product is needed and it lasts on your face for hours. This is certainly my favourite concealer and I will repurchase it when it runs out.



Powder
My favourite powder of 2015 was the Essence Mattifying Compact Powder. This only costs a couple of euros but it works as well as any highend powder. It sets base makeup perfectly without making the makeup look cakey. I bought this on a whim and never looked back. This lightweight powder doesn't give much coverage but mattifies makeup beautifully.




Extended Face

Contour
There were many strong contenders in this category but I've managed to narrow it down to just one. My favourite contour powder this year was the NYX High Definition Blush in the shade Taupe. This is a cool toned contour and is my perfect contour shade. It is subtle and buildable.



Blush
The Sleek Makeup Blush in the shade Flushed was my favourite this year. The shade Flushed is a gorgeous matte plum shade. It gives a natural flush to the cheeks. These blushes are buildable and inexpensive. This shade looks good on light skin shades when applied with a light hand but looks even better on darker skin tones.

Highlighter
There is no doubt that my top highlighter of 2015 was the Benefit High-Beam highlighter. This highlighter gives a beautiful radiant glow to the skin and reflects light in a way that gives the impression of good bone structure. This is quite pricey but the mini is inexpensive and has lasted me an age!



Eyes

Eyeshadow
The Gwen Stefani Urban Decay palette is still new to me but it has stood out to me as some of the best quality eyeshadows that I have tried. They are extremely pigmented and create a perfect neutral eyelook. The palette is very versatile and can be used to execute many different eye looks for any occasion. The palette has taupes, golds and even a navy and a pink.





Eyeliner
I'm a big fan of liquid liner and have tried many over the last year. This year, I discovered Barry M's Liquid Eye Liner. It has a small, precise, cone shaped applicator. It gives a strong black line and applies very easily. This is one of the products that I used up and then repurchased. It is brilliant!

Mascara
I couldn't decide which mascara I prefer so I've decided to show you two. My favourites of 2015 were Benefit RollerLash and the YSL Babydoll  mascara. These mascaras are both worth the price tag as the quality is amazing!


Lips

Lipstick
MAC lipsticks have never failed me. They are pigmented, moisturising and very long lasting! I think that, if you have not already, you should invest in one of these lipsticks. I cannot fault these lipsticks!

That's the end of this post! It took quite a bit of time and I hope you enjoyed!
Happy new year and I hope you have a great 2016!

Thanks for reading!
Clare x

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2 comments:

  1. I love Rimmel Match Perfection as it suits my pale face. I wish more brands would have pale shades.

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    1. Hopefully more brands will carry a broader range of shades in 2016!
      Clare x

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