25 January 2016

The Top 20 Of 2015

So I've finally sorted out my best of 2015 post...it only took me like half a century to do - jokes, but kinda for real though. At first I was going to do the top 15 of 2015, buuut there were a couple extra products I just had to mention so I settled for 20. I think it rounded out quite nicely. There's an even mix of all different types of products and all different price points. Along with links/descriptions I've also included links to post that feature each item from over this past year!

Base Products

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream* : Hands down my holy grail base product from this year. It's hydrating, gives just the right amount of glow, and super long lasting. It has a great coverage, high SPF, and truly gives a "your skin but better" feel. 

Chanel CC Cream : The base product was my go-to during the warmer months. It's luminous, lightweight, and lasts during the crazy heat of summer. It also has a high SPF factor - making it the perfect light, glowy base for hot summer days.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye* : Super great coverage, super hydrating/creamy, and easy to build up. This has lasting power (especially when set with a powder - but you don't need it). It also works well on concealing spots/redness.

MAC Pro-Longwear Concealer : High coverage like the IT Cosmetics, but it's just not quite as dewy. It gives more of a satin finish - not matte, not dewy. I prefer to set this with a MAC 224 brush and can be worn with or without powder. This one is perfect for spots along with under eye.

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette : Everything you could ever need in a contour kit. I primarily use the first four shades - especially the two lightest ones (which I use to set my under eye). I also like to mix the first two darker shades to create the perfect contour. The middle contour also makes for a great matte bronzer.

Cheek Products

Tom Ford Moodlight Palette* : Talk about holy grail. This duo is one of my most used palettes this year. The rose golden side is a gorgeous cheek blush/contour. Unlike the KVD palette it does have a shimmer in it - which makes it perfect for summer to help enhance a tan. The illuminating side is stunning, and much more natural than something like a Becca highlighter.

Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill 'Champagne Pop' : This is one of those items that deserves the praise hands emoji. Jaclyn Hill is seriously a genius. This highlighter is unreal, it creates the most intense glow. It's got a gorgeous peachy, golden undertone.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette* : This palette is hands down the best everyday highlight I own. It's a subtle, lit from within glow, and can be worn dry or wet. Along with using it as a cheek highlight, I also love it on the eyes.

NARS Blush 'Madly' : Super neutral, slight bit of pink, and a tiny bit of shimmer running through it. It's a gorgeous everyday shade that works with most any makeup look. It's a great cousin/second option to Douceur (the ever popular, highly sought after discontinued NARS shade).


Kat Von D Tattoo Liner 'Trooper' : I'm on my third tube of this, if that tells you anything about this liner! It's super black, long-lasting, and creates the most precise cat flick. My one complaint is that it can be a bit watery at first - however this is solved by shaking the tube a good amount.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara : Definitely my most used mascara this year. This drugstore find is super jet black, incredibly voluminous, and perfect if you like a spider lash. It's incredibly long lasting as well - super water proof!

YSL Shocking Mascara : A newer addition to my makeup collection, but hands down a total favorite. It creates super thick, spider lashes, that make a high impact. The coloring is jet black and glossy, it doesn't flake, and is much easier to get off than the Maybelline (however it's still waterproof).

MAC Extended Lash Play Mascara : This mascara is what I exclusively use on my bottom lashes. The small, thin brush helps to really get to those stubborn bottom lashes. It's super black and doesn't smudge (like a lot of regular mascaras do on my bottom lashes).

NARS Duo 'Isolde' : A Zoella inspired purchase that I wore consistently through summer and fall. The bronzy, shimmer shades create a gorgeous warm toned smokey eye. The formula of NARS shadows is perfect too.

Charlotte Tilbury 'Dolce Vita Palette'* : This. palette. I would buy this palette simply for the copper shimmer shade. Which I'm terrified to hit pan on. I love it for overlaying on other shadows or just packing on to wear alone. The cranberry shade is also gorgeous, as well as the highlight.

Becca Cosmetics 'Ombre Rouge' Palette : When this launched, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. All five shades are super neutral and matte. My favorites are the mauve-y middle ton and the burnt orange.

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow 'Telesto' : This eye shadow is such a gorgeous shade that makes an impact - especially when wet. When worn wet it gives off a metallic look that looks perfect with high impact lashes. 


Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte 'Nude Embrace' : My favorite lipstick this year - it is creamy, matte, and long lasting. The nude shade is a perfect neutral, not too pink or peachy, but not too brown.

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer 'Pretty Thing' : This gloss is the glossiest gloss that I own and I absolutely love it. It also has a really nice mint scent (not too overpowering though). I love wearing this on it's own or overtop of matte shades.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick 'Pure Hollywood' : A newer addition, but definitely the best liquid lipstick I own. It's matte, yet doesn't appear too dry on the lips, super (super) long lasting, and dries down to a gorgeous brown nude. 

Phew! I think this is probably the longest post I've ever done - and if you've made it through the whole thing I commend you. Let me know in the comments below, did you love any of these products? Also, what was your top product from last year?

*Gifted sample

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