2015 Beauty Favourites

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Instead of a December Favourites... I'm going to do my yearly favourites!

I've tried to cut these down as there are so many products I love but its quite hard.

Some of these products I've used all year, and some I've only just discovered but they top all the others I've used this year!

Let's get started as this might be a long one!

I'm going to do this in terms of what goes on my face first.

So let's start with Primer 

I feel this is a dupe for the Smashbox Photofinish one that was in my favourites last year. It is the same texture and I feel it does mattify me.

It isn't a holy grail as by the end of the day my nose is still oily, but I think I've found a new one that might be holy grail. I discovered it in 2016 though so stay tuned for a review!

These are definitely my two favourite foundations of the year.

The L'Oreal Infallible 24HR Matte in the colour Sand which matches me perfectly when I'm not fake tanned. It goes on smoothly with either a beauty blender or brush and I do find it keeps me matte, I just add on extra highlight so my face doesn't look flat.

The second is the EX1 Invisiwear in F200 this has a more dewy finish and I just love it. It makes me look healthy and the colour is perfect for when I fake tan. I think I might buy it in EX100 to hope it matches me un fake tanned... I just love the finish

This is always my holy grail. Its the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard.
It is a bit thicker than some of my other concealers and blends out like a dream!

I warn you me saying I love all these products might get repetitive, but they're my 2015 favourites so I can't help it!

This is obviously a favourite as I've hit pan massively!!

Its the Banana Powder from Anastasia Beverly Hills.

I use it for setting under my eyes and it instantly brightens that area. I've used loose powders to bake under my eyes before, but I always get a flash back in flash photography - does anyone else get that? I've tried the NYX loose powder and the NARS one!

My favourite contour powder is also in this Z Palette (that I LOVE and got for Christmas from my brother and his wife)
Is the colour Fawn from Anastasia Beverly Hills. It has that perfect grey undertone and blends out so well.
I recently got Hoola from Benefit as it is a similar tone, but it just doesn't blend out as well as this.

My favourite face setting powder is the L'Oreal True Match in W3 golden beige.
 It doesn't look anything special, but it sets my foundation, adds a bit of extra coverage and I've even used it as a powder foundation before with nothing under it

Highlighting has definitely been the trend of the year.

Especially as I've been on so many holidays so have been tanned for quite a bit of the year.
Nothing goes better than a tan than a glow.

I've picked two:

A golden undertone one which is the Seventeen Instant Glow (full blog on how good this is here) and then a champagne undertoned one which is the Kiko 208 (full review on this here
I really upset myself by cracking my Kiko one as I was doing this blog!

My favourite blush is the NARS Orgasm. Again though I've actually found one I prefer in the first few days of January. That's what happens when you get to play with your Christmas presents! Stay tuned.
This blush has a bit of a glow to it so just makes you look really healthy and glowy and like you've gone on a run but your makeup has stayed in tact!

Now for eyes and brows.

I never thought I'd say I love a mascara more than my L'Oreal Telescopic but this NARS Audacious Mascara is the bomb (do people still say that) - it separates lengthens and isn't too wet. I know that sounds weird but L'Oreal Telescopic sometimes transferred below my eyes as it takes a while to dry.

Also here is my L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper. I've had this a year...and it is still going strong as you only need a tiny bit. It sets your brows in place and gives a bit of colour, so its great for no makeup days.

This Autumn I've gone back to my MAC Spiked Eyebrow Pencil and I forgot how much I love it. It is a much quicker option than the Anastasia Dip Brow, but I do still use that on nights out.

Now for lashes - I've used these so they look a bit grubby!

They're really wispy and thicker at the outer corners so they look a bit feline. I like that they aren't took thick as it means you can still see your eyeshadow

I have a lot of eyeshadows...and I've loved a lot, but the product that's stood out for me this year is the Kiko Long Lasting Shadow Stick in the colour 06 - these are AMAZING - go buy one you won't regret it, they blend like a dreammmm

Finally onto lips - I have a bit of a thing for lipstick so I have a serious amount.

Narrowing it down to one red and one nude was harddd

The red is the Rimmel Provocalips in Play With Fire. This is a beautiful deep red with serious staying power!

And my favourite lipstick of all time issss...the NARS Audacious lipstick in Anita

This colour and formulation is perfection!


What were your favourite products of 2015? Let me know ... in case you didn't realise I like to buy new makeup!


  1. Fantastic post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  2. I love this post it's brilliant to see all of your favourites from the year :) I have used the L'Oreal foundation and I love it :) I also think the Seventeen Instant glow is an amazing product for the price :) x

    1. Thank you :) - let me know if you have any other recommendations for your favourites so that I can try them! X

  3. Both the infallible primer and foundation are on my 'to try' list. I've heard so many good things about them both and hopefully they'll work well with my skin type. The Seventeen glow almost looks like a dupe for the Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks, I wonder how they'll match in comparison. Kiko is definitely a brand I want to try this year!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

  4. I love all your favorites, is that weird? ha I noticed how you kept the protective cover for your Nars blush and I love that, it means you must really love it :)

    Also I am now following your blog on Bloglovin so feel free to have a look at mine also if you want x

    Claudia | https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/maximalista-14479395


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