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'Oréal 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!