I’ve tried and tested a lot of different products throughout the past year and thought I would share my favourites with you!
This rose coloured lip and cheek tint blends seamlessly and lasts all day long. It’s a bit pricey at £25 but totally worth it!
Topshop lipstick in ‘Inhibition’
This lipstick is a gorgeous dark berry colour which is perfect for Christmas parties! It goes on smoothly and leaves an incredibly pigmented matte finish which lasts for hours – even after eating!
Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Mud Pac
These sachets only cost £1 or less and are great for pampering yourself. This one is for combination/oily skin as it cleanses pores but there are lots of different ones to suit your skins needs.
Prada Candy perfume
This has been my go-to perfume this year. It is described as a ‘unique signature in keeping with the traditions of High Perfumery, combining Laotian benzoin, a synthetic Caramel accord and a more neutral cocktail of musk.’
Benefit Gimme Brow
This product leaves my brows looking even and defined yet still natural. It retails at around £18, however i’ve used this one everyday for 8 months and it’s only starting to run out now!
NYX soft matte lip cream
These lip creams glide on smoothly and then don’t budge! They’re also extremely buildable and can be put on lightly for everyday and layered up for a dark, bold look. I bought this one from Feelunique.com as they aren’t available in the UK yet.
Real Techniques brushes
These brushes blend my makeup flawlessly and are well priced at around £8 each.
Maybelline Colour Tattoo
This cream eye shadow is great on its own or as a base as it doesn’t crease and conceals any discolouration on the lids. It retails for around £5.
What were your favourite products in 2015?
It’s awful attempting to find a makeup routine to work on oily skin, but after years of searching I’ve finally found one that works for me.
Step 1: Primer
Firstly, after moisturizing my skin i apply Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer in ‘Light’ (£25) as it is oil-free and helps keep my makeup in place.
Step 2: BB Cream
Then i apply my Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-In-One BB Cream (£9.99) all over my face to even out my skin tone yet still keep me looking natural.
Step 3: Concealer
Then i apply my Collection 2000 ‘Lasting Perfection’ concealer (£4.19) under my eyes and to any other imperfections on my face.
Step 4: Powder
I then apply a small amount of Bare Minerals Matte SPF 15 Foundation (£25) all over my face with a big fluffy brush to keep my concealer and BB cream in place and prevent my skin from getting oily throughout the day.
Step 5: Blusher
My Body Shop blusher in ’01 Petal’ (£12) is then applied to the apples of my cheeks in downward strokes for a natural looking glow.
Step 6: Eye Shadow
I then apply my Clinique Colour Surge Stay Matte eye shadow in ‘French Vanilla’ all over my eyelids to make me look brighter and more awake. It also stops my eyelids from becoming greasy so my mascara won’t smudge everywhere.
Step 7: Mascara
I prefer to use mascaras with quite a dry formula so they last longer, my favourite at the moment is 17 Blow Out Mascara (£6.29). I apply a few coats of this after I’ve curled my eyelashes and it stays perfect all day.
Step 8: Eyeliner
I like to apply a creamy white eyeliner to my water line to make my eyes look wider. My favourite is Barry M Kohl Eye Pencil as it glides on easily and stays put.
Do you have any tips for making your makeup last?