So I never did the obligatory “2015 Beauty Favorites” post or video. I have been crazy busy (Babe is officially gone now, as you may know), I didn’t want to half ass the post and my heart just wasn’t in it every time I sat down to film a long, peppy video. I was about to give up and say, next year, but then one day I had an idea.
I basically do my makeup everyday (ok, everyday that I wear makeup, I mean) with my favorite products of 2015, so why not do a basic FOTD using them and quickly tell you about AMSL’s Best Beauty Products of 2015?!
If I have a review already posted on the blog, you will see it linked below along with where you can buy the product. If there isn’t a review linked and you’re interested in the product, request it down below and I will move it to the top of my “Must Review On The Blog” list.
Let’s begin. Here is what I used to achieve this natural look (unless otherwise noted).
Best Face Products (foundations, concealers, and face powders)
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation – Okay, technically it’s the only LEGIT foundation I’ve tried all year (I’m all about concealer or tinted moisturizer). I’m a minimalist usually, but this is amazing. Review.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit – This is what I used today. It’s my favorite face powder, highlight AND contour (review coming soon).
Second place highlight: Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Highlight 01. Demo.
Best Blushes (Because I can’t just pick one.)
MAC Blush Ombre in Ocean City – Used in this FOTD. It was my go to all spring AND summer. Too bad it’s limited edition, it is unlike anything else.
Best Eye Products (brows, lashes, shadow, primer)
MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre – Have loved this for years and at this point I honestly don’t use any other primer any more.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit – But wait, this is a face palette? Just wait for my review. It’s LEGIT as eyeshadow. I love the look of it in these photos.
CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara (waterproof) – I used Too Faced Better Than Sex for a while this year, but you just can’t beat out my CoverGirl mascara even if it were as expensive as the Too Faced… yes, I said it. It’s also the only waterproof formula I can stand for gym days too.
Best Lip Products (liquid lipstick, everyday lippie & lip care)
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina – Of course, I used this for today’s FOTD. Bought it for my sister’s wedding, it’s perfect for bridal makeup. It’s my ideal shade and I love the staying power.
Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Warm Caramel – I had to include this because when in doubt, I put this on. It’s unusual for me because it’s nude and shimmery but something about it is sexy and makes my lips look so. much. better. I reviewed the entire line, but heard they came out with more, eek! Review.
ELF Lip Exfoliator – Cheap and effective. Enough said.
Best “Other” Products (hair and skin)
Cetaphil Face Wash – Simple, gentle, drugstore and does it’s job. This hasn’t changed in my routine for years now.
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask – A really effective and much needed exfoliator that works well for my skin. Don’t eat it, you’ll want to.
Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray – Dry skin? Use this. In a rush? Use this. Cakey makeup? Use this.
Coconut Oil – I put this in my hair for a deep conditioner/hair mask and sleep in it overnight. Cheaper than most masks, organic and super effective.
It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product – My hair soaks this stuff up. It helps make my crazy hair more manageable, less dry and easier to brush.
No moisturizer, eyeliner, nail product, or face primer favorites! I didn’t want to mention one just to mention one when I’m not IN love. 🙂
Questions of the Day:
What were your 2015 makeup, skincare and hair favs??
Which product mentioned above would you like me to review that I haven’t already?