Best of 2015: Lips




All week I have been posting my Best of 2015 products, divided into different categories. Any product that has a * beside it was a favourite last year as well. Today is my favourite lip products. You can see my favourites from last year here.

LipstickMAC Syrup. This isn't necessarily my favourite lipstick formulation (that award still belongs to the Maybelline Matte Lipsticks) but this is definitely the lipstick I wore the most last year. It's the perfect  everyday pinky shade.
Lip GlossNYX Butter Gloss. I almost didn't include this category because I rarely wore lip gloss last year but if I ever did reach for a lip gloss I tended to use this one as a lipstick topper.
Lip CrayonRevlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain* I wear this literally everyday to school. It's moisturizing, and long lasting.
Lip LinerCharlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk. The perfect my lips but better lipliner! Worn under a lipstick it does help to make the lipstick last longer and it will make you lips look fuller but I really like to wear this on it's own.
Lip ScrubE.L.F Lip Exfoliator. As this lip scrub is in a lipstick tube, I find it much less messy and easier to apply. It's also really good at moisturizing and smoothing you lips. Plus it's inexpensive.
Lip ButterNivea Lip Butter* I only use Nivea lip balms. Although the pot is a little less hygienic than the tube, the scent of these are so good! It doesn't have any taste and it's really moisturizing.

What were your favourite lip products of 2015?

Best of 2015: Eyes




All week I will be posting my Best of 2015 products, divided into different categories. Any product that has a * beside it was a favourite last year as well. Today is my favourite eye products. You can see my favourites from last year here.
Single Eyeshadow- Urban Decay Sin. This eyeshadow was by far my most worn of the year. It's perfect for if you just want a light wash of colour over the lid. Urban Decay just has the best eyeshadows.
Cream Eyeshadow- Maybelline Color Tattoo* On days when I don't want to spend much time getting ready these color tattoos are the best. The bonus is that they're so long lasting! My most worn shade this year was probably Creamy Beige. 
Eye Pencil- ByTerry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock. This is a new category this year because I've been using more eyeshadow pencils. I love the ByTerry Eyeshadow pencil as it is very shimmery, long lasting and blends amazingly well. They feel so luxurious. 
Eyeshadow Palette- Urban Decay Naked Basics 2. Another example of how great Urban Decay's eyeshadows are. This is the perfect cool toned neutral palette. I love wearing it by itself or using one of the matte shades with other shimmery shadows.
Gel Eyeliner- Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner* To be perfectly honest I haven't used gel liner as much as I have in previous years but this is still my favourite. Creamy and long lasting. 
Liquid Eyeliner- Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner. This is my all time favourite liquid liner and I only wish I had discovered it sooner. It has a really fine tip so it's easy to draw a wing. It's also very long lasting and never smudges. 
Pencil Eyeliner- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil* I have so many of these liners in various colours and they're very creamy and bendable but once they set, they don't budge.
Primer- Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion* I don't even know what I would do without this primer. It keeps my eyeshadows in place and makes them more vibrant.
Mascara-Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara. This mascara is great at lengthening and volumizing. My lashes have never looked better.
Brow Gel- L'Oreal Brow Plumper. I love using this tinted brow gel on no-makeup makeup days because it makes my brows look full and groomed while being super easy and quick. It's also great to set my brows and keep them in place all day.
Brow Pencil- Anastasia Brow Wiz* Everyone loves the Brow Wiz. There's nothing I can say that hasn't already been said.
Brow Highlighter- Chella Highlight. I use this as a brow highlight daily so I thought it deserved a place in my 2015 favourites.

What were your favourite Eye Products in 2015?

Best of 2015: Face




All week I will be posting my Best of 2015 products, divided into different categories. Any product that has a * beside it was a favourite last year as well. Today is my favourite face products. You can see my favourites from last year here.
Foundation- Rimmel Match Perfection. This is a great medium coverage foundation from the drugstore and I found myself using it a lot this year.
ConcealerMaybelline Fit Me. I finally got this concealer this year after hearing so many people talk about it and I absolutely fell in love. It's great for covering spots, redness or under-eye circles and it blends really nicely. The perfect concealer.
PrimerBenefit's The POREfessional* I don't wear primer often but this is still my favourite when I do wear it. It completely masks any pores and imperfections while making your makeup last longer and go on smoother.
Powder- Clinique Blended Face Powder. I've been using this powder for years and I fell in love with it again this year. It's perfect for setting your foundation without looking too cakey.
BlushNars Deep Throat. I always reach for this blush when I don't know what to wear. It's the perfect colour for me and Nars has one of my favourite blush formulations.
BronzerNars Laguna Bronzer* This was my favourite last year too because it's really flattering on me and gives me the perfect sunkissed glow!
HighlighterBecca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal. I have never felt this way about a highlighter before. This highlight is so stunning it actually makes my heart skip a beat. It gives such a gorgeous but natural glow.
Contour Palette- Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow. This is a great contour and highlight palette. Although there is some shimmer in the contour it's not noticeable on the skin and the highlighter is stunning. Plus the formulation of the powders is incredible, so finely milled.
Face Palette- Smashbox Shapematters Palette. I just had to add this as a favourite of the year because it's such a great palette. You can get almost a full look from it.

What were your favourite face products of 2015?

Best of 2015: Skincare




Welcome to 2016! I can't believe 2015 is over but I'm excited for what this new year will bring. I thought the best way to start 2016 on my blog would be to talk about all of the products I loved in 2015. All week I will be posting my Best of 2015 products, divided into different categories. Any product that has a * beside it was a favourite last year as well. I'm going to start with my favourite skincare. You can see my favourites from last year here.

MositurizerOle Henriksen nurture me* This was a favourite last year as well. Very hydrating and smells amazing!
Night Cream- Origins High Potency Night-a-Mins. I've been using this as my night cream the entire year and I really notice a difference in my skin when I wake up. It's softer and smoother and just feels really lovely.
Eye Cream- Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream. Another product I've been using all year. This product really hydrates and brightens my under eyes.
OilJosie Maran Argan Oil* Still my holy grail oil. Last year I applied this as a night oil but I switched this year and used it just when I had dry patches but it's an amazing oil.
CleanserEmma Hardie Cleansing Balm. I discovered this cleansing balm this year and I'm hooked. Not only does it smell and feel lovely, it's also amazing at removing makeup and leaving my skin feeling clean and hydrated.
Makeup RemoverBioderma* I've talked way too much about this on my blog already. I have nothing new to say, it's just really great.
Spot TreatmentClean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment*  This spot treatment has salicylic acid which works best at clearing my breakouts really quickly.
MaskGlamGlow Supermud. This mask is the best at clearing blackheads leaving your skin looking perfect. It's literally like magic and watching the mask dry is strangely addicting.
Serum- Hydraluron. I'm going to credit this serum with keeping my skin from getting dry this winter. It's quickly become a holy grail product for me because it keeps my skin super hydrated.
Exfoliater- My favourite scrub is actually one my best friend makes for me. It's literally so much better than anything I've tried from the store, high end or drugstore.
Body ButterSoap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Butter Cream. I like this product a little better during the spring and summer because of the wonderful citrus scent but this is still a great, hydrating body butter.

What were your Skincare Favourites in 2015?