It’s no secret that I’m a total sucker for beauty products. I LOVE to try out the newest products in the beauty world, and then tell you all about them so you can find the best products for you and your budget! 2015 has been full of trips to the beauty counters exploring everything they have to offer, and today I thought I’d do a huge roundup post with all my favorite products in each category. All of these products I’ve tried and I use all the time, so they are true favorites that will stay in my collection for a long time! Even though this is a roundup of my favorites from 2015, you can bet that these will still be in my favorites for years to come! So check out my curated list of favorites, see if there’s anything you need for your beauty arsenal (all the links will take you directly to the cheapest place to buy the product) and let me know in the comments what your beauty favorites of 2015 were! Enjoy the best of beauty 2015.
Lancome Miracle Cushion Liquid Compact Foundation: This foundation is very hydrating which is perfect for everyday wear. It’s also buildable, so you can have it as sheer or full coverage as you’d like!
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation: This is my favorite full-coverage foundation at the moment! You only need a small amount to cover your whole face and it stays all day! It’s perfect for photoshoots because it covers EVERYTHING!
Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream: I’m completely obsessed with this stuff, because it’s a skin care product as well as a foundation! This CC cream covers up any redness I might have and it also keeps my skin hydrated and healthy! It’s my go-to for days where I don’t wear a ton of makeup, or I’m doing a lot of cream contouring on top. If you are looking for a foundation that keeps your skin healthy and looking great, this is what you need!
Bobbi Brown BBU Palette: This palette is quite the splurge, but it’s perfect for makeup artists! Bobbi Brown foundation + her correctors are super creamy and they blend like a dream…so to have them in one pallet is just amazing! I love to use this on clients as well as for personal use.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer: I am the kind of person that sticks with the same concealer for years, and this has been my go-to for 2015. This is a full-coverage concealer (which I need for my under eyes), but you can easily sheer it out with a beauty blender if needed. They have a huge range of colors, so you are able to get whatever highlight/correcting color you need!
Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Primer- Pore Minimizing: This primer has been my favorite this year because of the amazing effects it has! This primer feels so nice on the skin, and it really does what it says it’s supposed to do. My pores look smaller, my foundation lasts longer, and it feels great to use.
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder: This setting powder is pure perfection! I always set my whole face before going in with my bronzer and blush, and using this powder makes everything go on so smoothly! It’s also perfect for setting your concealer and eyelids.
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee: These cream blushes are simply amazing because of the beautiful effect they have on your cheeks. I love to use these blushes when I’m going for a glowy look because they give off a very natural glow to your cheeks.
Colour Pop Blushes: Here is a more recent discovery, and I’m obsessed! I already love everything Colour Pop has to offer, so when I saw they came out with blushes, I had to try a couple. These blushes are definitely on the creamy side, and you can build up the coverage (which is amazing!).
Milani Rose Powder Blush: Milani blushes are a must purchase, especially if you’re on a budget. These blushes are so inexpensive, they last forever, and the color payoff is insane! I especially love the rose blushes because the colors are very natural, go great on all skin tones, and it’s a beautiful looking blush!
Makeup Forever Pro Bronze Fusion Bronzer: I’m completely in love with this bronzer because of the beautiful glow if leaves on your cheeks. It really adds a lot of dimension to your face and looks very natural when used for either bronzing or contouring. Just simply swirl your favorite kabuki brush in the bronzer and sweep on your cheeks for a beautiful glow year round.
Kat Von D Shade and Light Pallet: I couldn’t complete this list without mentioning the ultimate powder bronzer+highlight pallet. Kat Von D has amazing makeup, and this is one of my favorite products! All the powders blend beautifully, creating the perfect powder highlight and contour. If you are looking for a great contour pallet to add to your collection… this is it!
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Champagne Pop: All the Becca highlighters are absolutely amazing, but this specific shade takes the cake! This is the highlighter that Jaclyn Hill created and it is absolute perfection. It is the perfect cheek highlighter for all skin types, and it gives the most amazing, natural looking glow! This is a must have for your collection!
Tacha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist: This stuff is the perfect way to achieve a natural, dewy finish to your skin. I have been using this since the summer time and it has changed the way my makeup looks! And apparently Kim K’s makeup artist uses this stuff to help achieve her dewy makeup look…so you know it’s good!
Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eye Shadow Pallet: This eye shadow pallet was highly anticipated in the beauty world and for good reason. There are so many beautiful colors in this pallet, and a bunch of different finishes as well. You literally get everything you need from this one pallet. The shadows are very high quality and don’t have any fallout either, which makes it worth the money!
Makeup Geek Shadows/Pigments: Makeup Geek is known for making amazing products, and their shadows are by far my favorite. Every shadow that I’ve gotten (and I’ve got 3 Z Pallets full!) are amazing, blendable, and there is no fall out. The price is also amazing…each shadow is only $6! the pigments are also amazing because of the bold sparkle they give. You barely need any pigment to complete your eye look either, so they last forever!!
Coulor Pop Super Shock Shadows: Speaking of afforable eye shadows, Colour Pop is another brand that makes amazing shadows for drug store price! These shadows are a consistancy that you don’t find anywhere else, and the color pay off is absolutely amazing!
Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: Awkward name, amazing mascara. This is hands down the best volumizing mascara I’ve found in the beauty world yet! Just a couple swipes of this stuff and you’ve got eyelashes that are bolder than falsies! This is definitely my go-to mascara…I can’t live without it!
Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner: This is definitely my favorite gel liner out there, and you can get it at your local Target! This liner never fades, lasts all day, and is dark even when applied over glitter. It’s smooth, easy to apply, and gives you the perfect cat eye!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz: I’m sure by now you’ve heard of this magical eyebrow pencil, and if you haven’t picked it up, you need to! It’s perfect for mimicking the hair already in your brows, which makes them look super natural. It’s also extremely easy to apply, which is perfect for beginners! I never leave the house without filling in my brows with this pencil.
Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade: This is a gel that you apply to your brows, and it gives the perfect bold brow. I love using this when I need my brows filled in fast. Using a small angled brush, I slowly apply this starting in the arch and working my way out, which helps to blend out the product. You also only need a little bit of product, which makes this little jar last forever!
Velour Lashes: These lashes are by far my favorite because of how fluffy and beautiful they are! These lashes are easy to put on and make any shadow look amazing!
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick: Liquid Lipstick is all the rage right now, and for good reason. It lasts a long time, gives you the perfect matte lip, and it stays on when you eat! There are a couple of brands that I love, and Kat Von D is one of them. The colors she offers are absolutely beautiful and they feel really nice on the lips!
Nars Audacious Lipstick: Out of all the lipsticks I own, Nars definitely makes the most creamy and hydrating. I love how beautiful and shiny they are, and they have a great color selection.
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Satin Radiance Lipstick: This lipstick is definitely a splurge, but it’s SO worth it! The colors that YSL offers in their lipstick are ultra pigmented and go on so incredibly smooth. When you want a beautiful, shiny lip that lasts a long time, definitely try out YSL.
Two Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick: This lipstick is a cross between a gloss and a lipstick, which makes it such a cool consistency. I love wearing this on days when I want to feel like I’m wearing a gloss, but I don’t want to lose the color payoff.
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick: I’ve talked about these lipsticks a couple of times on my blog, and for good reason. The Color Sensational line is definitely my favorite drugstore line that I’ve tried because the colors are beautiful, they are smooth, and extra creamy. These even rival some of the higher end lipsticks! If you are on a budget and need a good lipstick, these are the ones to try!
Buxom Full-On Lip Creams: These lip glosses are by far the best I’ve ever tried. They are beautifully pigmented, last a long time, and they plump your lips! I love wearing these when I’m not wanting a ton of pigment on my lips during the day, but I still want a little color.
Younique Moonstruck Precision Pencils: Many of you have heard of the amazing 3D mascara by Younique, but they’re other makeup products are just as amazing! I’ve been totally obsessed with their lip liners this past year because of how smooth they are! They never dry out my lips and they last such a long time. They are even great to wear by themselves!
Lancome Color Design Matte Lip Crayon: These matte lip crayons create the perfect matte lip, and they are super easy to use. They are never drying and the color lasts a long time! I love carrying these around with me when I’m out because they are easy to apply without a mirror.
Rosebud Perfume Rosebud Salve: This chapstick is such a luxurious product but for only $6! I love the way it hydrates my lips during the day, and it smells great!
Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask: This thick lip treatment is absolutely amazing and it really heels your lips! I love applying this at night and letting it hydrate my lips while I sleep. It’s filled with amazing ingredients that are perfect for anyone that needs extra hydration!
GlamGlow Thirsty Mud Hydrating Treatment: This is a skin care product that I can’t live without. The mask is absolute perfection because it REALLY works! Whenever I wear this (either as a temporary mask or just as my moisturizer for the day) I can feel it working for a long time. My skin always feels extra hydrated which is something that I need!
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water: I love using this spray as either a makeup setting spray, or to add hydration to my foundation. This product is filled with extra amazing ingredients perfect for hydrating and cooling your face.
Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil: This body butter seriously makes my skin feel AMAZING. I use this all over my body for instant hydration that lasts all day. Plus they have amazing fragrances to choose from, which helps me to feel calm and relaxed all day.
GlamGlow Supercleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser: This is probably my most recent find for skin care (I just purchased it early December 2015), but it has grown to be a must have in my skin care routine. This cleanser is powerful, and really helps clear out all the junk I have in my skin. I use this in the shower and at night when I’m cleaning my face of my makeup, and it works great!
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist: This is my favorite toner/skin mist that I’ve ever tried. It’s rose scented (which is ultra-luxurious) and it adds so much hydration after cleansing, I can’t even believe it! I also love spraying this on my face whenever I need a hydration boost throughout the day.
Lush Mask of Magnaminty: This cleansing and hydrating mask is perfect for skin that feels dull and dry (aka mine). I love the tightening feeling that it leaves as well. Since it’s full of minty goodness, it leaves your skin tingling and feeling ultra hydrated.
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes: These have been a favorite for a LONG time, but I have to give them a shout out because it’s all I use. These wipes are extremely gentle, especially with removing eye makeup. It makes it so easy to cleanse and remove makeup all in one step!
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo: I’ve done a whole blog post about Amika in the past, but I have to shout it out again because I love what this dry shampoo does for my hair. I always get the needed boost to my hair when I use this, and it takes out any dirt and oil that’s lingering in my locks. I only wash my hair every 3-4 days, so a great dry shampoo is needed!
Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder: If you need more volume in your hair than you can handle…look no further than this powder! Whenever my hair needs a lift, all I do is dust a little bit of powder into my roots and I see instant lift. It also works as a dry shampoo, absorbing any oils that might be weighing my hair down.
Agave Oil Treatment: I have been using oil on my hair for the past 3 years, and this one is my newest discovery for 2015. I love the way it hydrates my hair when I sleep and how soft and smooth it makes it. I always get compliments on how healthy my hair is, and I know it’s because I use this in it whenever I finish washing it.
Living Proof Prime Style Extender: Whenever I curl my hair, I always start by using this. It helps hold my style not only throughout the day, but also until I wash it! I love how smooth it makes my hair look and feel as well!
T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand: This fun took is perfect for any curled look you might be trying to achieve. I love that it comes with three barrels you can switch out depending on the kind of curl you want. Also, the technology that T3 used for their curling wands is amazing…I never have any damage when I use it!
Dior Nail Glow: This polish is amazing for adding shine to your bare nails or your polished nails! I love the way it makes my nails look as well as how they feel! This product helps create strong, healthy looking nails with a shiny coat.
Formula X- The System: This group of 4 nail polishes are the perfect kit for any manicure. It comes with a cleansing polish, a bottom coat, polish color, and a top coat. The whole system leaves your nails shiny and beautiful looking!
Formula X Nail Drying Drops: I can’t do my nails without using these drops at the end. They instantly dry the polish you just applied, which makes your manicure full proof! I never have to worry about smudging my nails ever again!
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish: This nail polish has been my obsession this past year! The nail polish itself is very pigmented, so you never need more than one coat! The top coat is out of this world, and it leaves your nails actually looking like you got a gel manicure!
Jamberry Nail Wraps: If someone is ever throwing a Jamberry nail wraps party on Facebook, you need to attend and purchase some wraps! These nail wraps are super easy to apply, last for 2 weeks (seriously…they last for SO long), and there are so many cute designs, I can’t get enough!!
Sephora Instant Nail Polish Remover for Glitter Nails: I don’t know what it is about this nail polish, but it works, and it works fast. There is a special sponge you can wipe your nails on inside the container, and within seconds, your old nail polish is gone! It’s really inexpensive too!
I hope you all enjoyed this massive list of beauty products! Which ones do you want to try out for 2016?