A Year of Makeup – 2015 favorites

2015 was a big year, and as it comes to a close I thought I could reflect on it in the from of my favorite products!

(disclaimer: photos aren’t mine! I don’t have all of my collection here with me so I couldn’t photograph them.)

  1. Foundation – Chanel Vitalumiere AquaS170816_XLARGEThis lightweight foundation is perfect for everyday wear, and I’ve been reaching for it consistently since I bought it at the start of the year!
  2. Blush – Benefit Dandelion Blushbenefit_dandelionAs I’ve mentioned countless times I love Benefit’s products, especially their blushes. This is my most used blush in my collection by far. Unfortunately, this year I went vegetarian, and also stopped buying makeup tested on animals, which means no more benefit products. As much as I love their products I can’t support the cruel treatment of animals.
  3. Bronzer – Benefit Hoola Bronzerbenefit_hoola_open_900x900No surprises here that this little beauty made it on my list. I love this bronzer because it is matte and perfect for everyday wear, even for girls on the fairer side.
  4. Highlighter – MAC Soft and Gentlemac_softandgentle001All the hype is worth it. This product is bomb. I recently dropped mine on the ground, of course shattering it. I went out to buy a replacement that same day because my makeup collection would not be complete without this.
  5. Eyeshadow – Stila Eyes are the Windows to the Soul  Palettestila_soulpalette002This product was a gift from my lovely boyfriend who, when reading this, would be devastated if he didn’t get a mention! I love this palette endlessly. The colors blend beautifully, and are all so pigmented.
  6. Eyeshadow Primer – MAC Painterly Paint Pot img-thingNeedless to say, primer is important. Since picking up this product, I have rarely gone a day without using it. It provides a thick coverage to cancel out discoloration on the eyelids and ensures your shadows look fabulous all day (or night)
  7. Eyeliner – Stila Stay all Day WaterproofB0031NNE56_angleI think I’ve mentioned this so many times I don’t even need to explain it. I have repurchased this product 3 times this year!
  8. Mascara – L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara2275323This mascara literally makes me feel like I’m wearing falsies, without the extra effort. I like to layer this on top of an Elizabeth Arden mascara (which I don’t know the name of, eek!) for a dramatic lash look.
  9. Eyebrows – Hourglass Brow Archi-015197-arch-brow-sculpting-pencil-soft-brunette-1-940Makes brows look flawless in about 2 minutes. What more could you possibly need?
  10. Lipstick – MAC TwigMAC192-2I have been loving deep, browny pinks all year. I think they compliment my skin tone and look sophisticated without looking too heavy. I find I can take Twig anywhere, wearing it during the day or at night.

What were your favorites of 2015? Let me know!

xx


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