Saturday, 9 January 2016

2015 Star Products

2015 beauty favourites

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I really hope you're not sick of these 2015 beauty round-up posts because I've been dying to add mine to the Bloglovin feed ;-) I loved a lot of products last year and I discovered some gems but I managed to whittle it down to just 15 *wink wink* Wallets at the ready ladies, this post might have you feeling spendy.......


Skincare:

I won't harp on about skincare too much because if you're a regular reader then you'll probably already know what skincare products I loved this year because I always talk about them. I recently wrote about 6 hydrating skincare products, and I've even done a post about my top 5 skincare products

To keep it short and sweet, 2015 was the year I tried some Superfacialist by Una Brennan products. My standouts were definitely the Rose Hydrate Moisture Mask (review) and the Vitamin C cleansing oil (review). I had always loved using cream-based cleansers and the thought of using an oil on the oily parts of my skin made me steer clear of these cleansers. But after trying a small bottle of a different Superfacialist oil, I was convinced. I suffer from really bad dry, flaky skin all the time due to my eczema but as soon as I introduced this cleanser into my routine, I noticed a huge difference. It really hydrated my skin and left if feeling plump. Although my cream cleansers weren't exactly drying, they weren't that hydrating either. 

Another skincare favourite was the La Roche Posay Serozinc. I'm prone to a few breakouts when my skin is congested or when the stress levels are high (aka the next few weeks, until my mocks are over!), but this is a great product to use every day to keep breakouts to a minimum. 

2015 beauty favourites blog

Makeup:

Eyes ~ 2015 was the year I became obsessed with eyeshadows. I used to just be a one-sweep wonder kinda gal for my everyday makeup, and for special occasions or anytime I was going out I would put a little more effort into my eye makeup. However, when I got the Naked palette for Christmas last year, I started to up my eyeshadow game. My standout shades from the palette were 'Toasted' (a pinky, taupe shade) and Toasted (a stunning gold shade).

2015 was also the year I started my Mac palette. The shades I went for were 'Amber Lights' (a shimmery gold), 'Swiss Chocolate' (a deep brown with a matte finish) and 'Texture' (a warm medium brown with an orange undertone). I've since added two more shadows, but more on that soon..... I was blown away by the pigmentation and texture of these. And I can't wait to fill it up throughout the year!

Although, on those days when I just can't get out of bed and I'm running a tad late as a result, I love to just sweep on my Maybelline Colour Tattoo in 'On and On Bronze' with my finger - it's easy and effortless and the result is gorgeous! As the name would suggest it's a gorgeous bronze shade with a shimmer finish. It can be packed on lightly or else it can be built up to a better pigmentation. It looks great on its own during the daytime or it can be paired with other shadows for a more statement look at nighttime - I usually pair it with a black or dark brown in the crease. 

For brows and mascara, I couldn't recommend Maybelline Lash Sensational (review) and Soap & Glory Brow Archery enough!

Base & Cheeks ~ I've been loving a lighter base recently and the Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser has been my product of choice for the last few months. It evens out skin tone and it provides a good amount of coverage for a tinted moisturiser. I always get compliments when I wear this and when I tell people that I'm only wearing a tinted moisturiser they can't believe it - they always think I'm wearing foundation! It's very moisturising so it's perfect for my dry skin and it provides a lovely glow. Would definitely recommend!

I loved two concealers last year; Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer and L'oreal Lumi Magique Concealer. The L'oreal one is amazing for under the eyes and I love to use the Nars one on my blemishes. They both blend in seamlessly without creasing throughout the day. 

And for a natural, rosy flush to my cheeks, Benefit's Dandelion Blush (review) was my go-to choice. 


What were your favourite products in 2015?

Love,
Cliona xx



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