From skincare, makeup, bath & body to haircare products, today I have a roundup of my top beauty favorites from 2015. I discovered so many great new things in 2015! These are the fabulous finds that truly set themselves apart so I am excited to share my love for all of them again!
Best of 2015 : Makeup
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation – This foundation was an amazing new find for me in 2015! Infused with coconut water and hyaluronic acid, the formula is beautifully lightweight but offers medium-to-almost full coverage with a soft matte finish and lasts all day. Plus, it photographs beautifully and doesn’t turn shiny. Another major plus is that it doesn’t irritate my sensitive, breakout-prone skin or aggravate my acne.
Ardency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner – These eyeliners are so creamy and pigmented! They never tug or drag on the lash line and the waterproof eyeliner formula doesn’t smudge or budge all day. The color payoff is excellent and packs serious staying power!
Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer – These lipsticks were my go-to for nearly all of 2015! I love the creamy-smooth and hydrating yet lightweight formula that has an opaque, satin-matte finish and feels really great on the lips. My favorite shades are Nude and Plum Pop…just perfect to add a pop of color to your everyday looks!
jane iredale! PlayOn Lip Crayons – These lippies are so smooth and creamy with a great color payoff. They aren’t the longest lasting lip colors, but the colors are really pretty and the easy to apply formula is a definite winner in my book. My favorite is Charming, a bright and vibrant pink that’s quite a flattering shade!
COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation – This one became my new favorite foundation under $10! It evens out my skin beautifully while providing good enough coverage for my dark spots, blemishes and slight redness for a fresh & natural everyday look. The formula is lightweight, easy to blend and wears comfortably. And I love how it just adds a subtle heathy-skin glow without any unwanted shine!
Best of 2015 : Skincare
Foreo LUNA – This one was a new discovery for me last year, and I’m obsessed! It’s compact, smartly designed and I love that it’s so much gentler on my sensitive & breakout-prone skin than the other facial sonic-cleansing brush devices I’ve used before. It deep cleanses the skin with ultra-soft and smooth rounded silicone touch-points that are totally nonabrasive and gentle even for sensitive skin types. And the best thing? It’s way more hygienic than nylon bristled brushes and never needs brush replacement! If you are not a Clarisonic fan like me, I highly recommend trying out LUNA.
Amarte Aqua Cream – This face cream was such an awesome find for me in 2015. It’s an antioxidant-rich brightening moisturizer with 1% nanoencapsulated Retinol for anti-aging benefits. The formula is really gentle…I had no irritation, flakiness or peeling issues while using this product despite the high percentage of retinol. It has a fresh, pleasantly light texture that absorbs in seconds leaving a fresh moist feel that is never sticky or greasy. I highly suggest it to anyone looking for a gentle retinol cream.
Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30 for blemish-prone skin – This sunscreen was a great discovery for my finicky, acne-prone skin! It has a silky ultra-light, fast-absorbing formula with a smooth matte finish and doesn’t leave any white cast at all. It keeps my dry skin hydrated all day without without any sticky/greasy feel.. If you are looking for an acne-friendly sunscreen that you won’t dread applying in the morning, this one is absolutely worth picking up!
L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime Tinted Lip Balm SPF 25 – These lippies were love at first use! Enriched with Shea Butter, these tinted lip balms have a lightweight creamy texture that glides on super smoothly and adds a soft, pretty pop of color to the lips. My favorite shade is Rose Amber, a lovely dusky rose. Rose Plum (reddish-pink) is the most pigmented while Rose Nude is a light rosy pink, perfect for a natural “my lips but better” look. Plus, these have a much-appreciated SPF 25!
Aveeno Active Naturals Skin Relief Gentle Scent Lotion – This body lotion is the newest addition to my favorites list! Specifically designed for sensitive skin, the colloidal oatmeal infused lotion has a light feel yet it’s super hydrating with a silky, non-greasy finish and a delightfully sooothing scent. The allergy-tested formula is clinically proven to be as gentle on skin as fragrance-free products! A little scent, a lot of moisture!
Best of 2015 : Haircare
Pantene Pro-V Weekly Rehab Crème – This hair creme-mask has seriously won me over! It’s the best drugstore hair mask for deep conditioning…period. I love how amazingly hydrating it is and leaves my frizzy, super dry locks feeling silky-soft in just 5 minutes! (without ever weighing them down!). It’s specially formulated for use on color-treated hair so that is surely a bonus for me! Best of all, it’s a steal at only $4…you really need to try it if you haven’t yet!
Schwarzkopf essence ULTÎME Omega Repair & Moisture 11-in-1 Hair Beautifier – Especially developed for dry & damaged hair, this is a moisturizing leave-in treatment that feels like a rich hair serum and doesn’t leave my hair looking greasy or weighed down. I use it on clean, towel-dried damp hair and it absorbs super quickly, adding moisture and smoothness. Plus, it smells heavenly with a fresh, soft floral scent!
Clairol Hair Food Moisturizing Hair Mask – This is another wonderfully hydrating drugstore hair mask that quickly earned a spot in my must-have hair care products! The luxuriously rich formula packs a punch and provides a healthy dose of moisture for long-lasting smoothness.