Because my 2015 blogging schedule has been a bit up and down until the later few months where I got into the zone and began planning content etc, I haven’t really done a lot of beauty round-up posts. Usually i’ll just post when I find an awesome new product and it’s hard to keep track of them all. Because of this I thought i’d do a post about some of the best products that I have discovered this year.
Urban Decay Setting Spray- £21
You might have seen me talk about this last month but it is seriously amazing. Any time I know I have a long day planned, or are going on a night out I spray this a few times over my finished make-up and I have noticed a massive difference in the staying power of my look. I don’t tend to have blush which fades, foundation which goes a bit blotchy after 7+ hours, or eyeshadow which loses its payoff. I would possibly even go as far as saying it’s my best find of the year.
Supergoop CC Cream- Lights/ Medium- £33
I first discovered this last year but it has been in 2015 that I have really used it. For those days where you want to have coverage but you don’t want to pop on foundation or spend ages on your look I use Supergoop’s CC Cream. It has enough coverage to smoothen my skin and get rid of any larger blotches but it looks so natural sometimes even I forget I’m wearing it.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer- £22
Now I may have only bought this concealer about a month ago but I am already in love. Due to a constant lack of sleep and disjointed sleeping patterns I tend to live with quite dark circles under my eyes which products never really seem to solve. This is until I got my hands on the Nars Creamy Concealer. I only need a few dabs under each eye for enough coverage to lighten the circles and look natural with the rest of my makeup. The colour also matches my skin perfectly because they have a great choice of colours available.
Bareminerals Marvelous Moxie Lipliner- Empowered- £13
I’ve been really bad with lip liners so I bought this beautiful coloured liner on a complete whim in the hope that it would prolong the life of my lipsticks. It did exactly that and more! I tend to pair this liner with a particular lipstick and the pair match together so well it’s sometimes hard to know which is which. The colour is gorgeous and it glides on so easily. The staying power rocks too so another fantastic purchase.
Elf Nude Lipstick Pencil
I bought this lipstick on a complete whim at Washington DC airport before I came home from the States earlier this year because I was bored, had money to spend and it was all of about £4 and MY GOD! The lipstick is a beautiful dark nude colour so it’s deep enough to highlight my lips and show that there is colour on there but it’s a great everyday lipstick and I find myself using it over a lot of my high end nude lipsticks. It’s lasting power is amazing and I can pretty much put it on at 830am before work and still have it on at 530pm when I leave. Truly amazing, but sadly you can’t buy this in the UK (although you can buy other products from them) so when I head back next Summer i’m definitely picking up some more!
Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner in Trooper- $19
My Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner purchase may well be my favourite item from my Sephora haul because it is perfect in pretty much every way you want an eyeliner to be. I chose the black (although i’ll also be adding the brown to my collection next time). The pen is so easy to draw on and it is really thin meaning I don’t have to do thick lines to get the look I want. The colour stays dark throughout the day as opposed to lightening like others do and it stays on through thick and thin!
Loreal Paris Mega Volume Miss Manga Punky Mascara- £8.99
I have tried so many mascara’s I can’t even think, from bargain ones for a few quid up to high end branded ones for over £20 but it was Loreal Paris’ Miss Manga Punky Mascara which still holds my top spot for mascara’s. At under £9 it is a steal and the thin wand is so easy to apply that I can get right into the corners of my lashes and reach them all. It gives my lashes loads of volume and makes them stand out.