Monday, 18 January 2016

BEAUTY: 2015's Most Used

Over the course of last year I bought, loved and disliked a lot of makeup products, let alone skin care and the rest! This post, as stated, contains my favourite and most frequently used products of 2015. There are probably a dozen others that I've neglected but these are the most obvious in my mind. 1. L'OrĂ©al Paris Super Liner Black Lacquer - Black Vinyl - £6.49
I've always struggled with my eyeliner transferring on to my crease. For all my oily-lidded gals, this is perfect. Prior to using this I'd been using felt-tip liners so it was quite difficult to adjust to a liquid liner with a very fine tip, but the precision and *flick sharpness* is second to none. It does dry out rather quickly (this reflects in the price) and requires a good shake every now and again, other than that I have no complaints!

2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in 'Medium Brown' - £15.00
This is perhaps the most raved about brow product in the past years, and it is a game changer. Prior to using this I had tested a few others products such as Benefit's Brow Zings and Soap & Glory's archery pencil but they don't stand a chance compared! I use the shade Medium Brown and I apply it with a Zoeva 322 Brow Line brush (pictured) - I am 99% sure this is not the correct brush to use but it works for me and I can't use anything else now! It's heavily pigmented so applies nicely and a little goes a long way - I've had this around a year now and am probably only just halfway through. The only downside is that it does tend to dry out but there's a couple of tricks that can help with that.

3. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in 'Vallauris' - £31.00
This foundation is perfect for me all year round. It provides buildable coverage and has great lasting power. I do have to touch up my T-Zone with powder half way through the day, but I'm yet to find a foundation that doesn't require this. It applies nicely and leaves a nice glow which can easily be mattified by some translucent powder. I'd say this ranks in at #3 of my top foundations!

4. MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter in 'Light Boost' - £19.00
This product gives me the warm fuzzies. I love the packaging for this product and the ease of use, I use about 3 twists worth of product under each eye and a little less for other areas. If you want a bright but wearable undereye highlighter that's light in texture then this is the one for you.

5. Yves Saint Laurent Souffle D'Eclat Loose Powder in shade 01 - £38.00
Perhaps one of my favourite splurge buys of 2015. I am a little obsessed with the bright, flawless Kimmy K undereye look. After watching a video of Beauty & The Blog's which highly recommended this product, I ran into Fenwicks within minutes and snapped it up. This takes baking to a new level! It has a very, very, very fine sparkle to it due to Micro Mother of Pearl particles but I promise it is completely wearable.

6. Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in 'Dolce Vita' - £38.00
A beautiful eyeshadow quad that will last and last. It's extremely highly pigmented and is perfect for transitioning from a day look to a smoky evening look. The packaging, as with all of Charlotte Tilbury's products, is beautiful and elegant.

7. Benefit Rollerlash Mascara - £19.50
Hmm. I don't know how I decided on this rather than my ex-fave Benefit They're Real! Mascara - something about this is easier to work with and less... clumpy. I begrudge spending £20 on mascara as it's a product that empties so quickly but this is worth the extra £. The brush is perfect for fanning out lashes and the formula doesn't melt onto my face!

Let me know if you have any favourites that are worth trying for 2016!


  1. I use Benefit roller lash too and love it! I prefer it to They're Real as I like more of a natural look :) x

    1. Isn't it so much nicer for the day time! I do prefer the brush on They're Real, don't you?! X

  2. I also use Benefits Roller Lash everyday, I love it so much I can't think of using anything else!

    1. I know, right! I love Maybelline Lash Sensational for a cheaper alternative too.