Favorite Beauty Products of 2015

No fancy introduction needed! Here are my top favorite beauty products of 2015, divided into three categories: skincare, makeup, and hair products.

What were your favorite beauty products of 2015?

Skincare

Nature Republic AQUA Super Aqua Max Combination Watery Cream

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This has quickly become my favorite daily moisturizer! It is extremely moisturizing without being heavy. The gel formula keeps it soothing and refreshing as well!

Estee Lauder Advanced Repair Night Serum Synchronized Complex II

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Okay, to be honest I have only had a sample of this eye cream, but it is beyond brillant. Before trying this eye cream out, I was using the Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream which I thought I really liked…but after using this one, there is no comparison! I can actually tell a huge difference in my under eyes after using it. I will definitely be purchasing the full size.

Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash

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This is a great basic face wash. There’s nothing super fancy or amazing about it, but I find myself continually going back to it after trying different face washes. I love the slightly minty smell it has!

Freeman Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask

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I use this almost every single time I take a shower! After I wash my hair I rub the mask into my skin and let it sit while I wash my body. Then I massage the scrub on my face for around a minute and wash it off. My skin handles exfoliation really well so using this multiple times a week is perfect for me. I have really fallen in love with it!

Etude House Wonder Pore

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This is a fantastic toner! It has really made a difference in the appearance and size of my pores. Surprisingly, it has also really helped to tone down some of the redness on my face.

GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment Mask

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I love love love love this treatment mask. I really tried not to fall for it because it is stupid expensive (as I discussed in a previous article) but I can’t help myself. I love how tingly it is and how nice and clean my skin is after using it.

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

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I’ve tried a few different micellar waters including the Simple one, the Formula 10.0.6 one, and the Sephora version. While the Sephora and Formula 10.0.6 ones were good, the Simple one didn’t work for me. So I was ready to throw in the towel on micellar waters when I saw this one in the drugstore. And I am so happy I did! This is my favorite way to remove my eye makeup. It removes all my makeup without me having to rub really hard at my eyes. I also love to use it for refreshing my face mid-day or touching up my makeup.

Makeup

Honest Beauty Everything Cream Foundation

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This is a really new discovery for me but I had to include it! This foundation is a serious game changer for me! It is formulated without harsh chemicals so it doesn’t irritate my skin long term which I love. I also really like the coverage. It covers up all the redness on my face but still looks extremely natural! Like my skin but better! I’ve been slowly trying our more and more of the Honest Beauty line so a full review will be coming soon! Try Honest Beauty HERE!

bareMinerals Ready Foundation

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Another foundation favorite – this one a rediscovery! I had moved away from this foundation last year and was trying more liquid foundations, but I rediscovered this in my collection and have been using it a lot this year! It perfectly smooths and perfects my skin while still looking natural. This one can be more powdery than the Honest Beauty Creme Foundation (obviously) but some setting spray definitely helps to cut that down.

Be a Bombshell Cosmetics Smooth Criminal Powder

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When I want my skin to look flawless, this is the number one product I reach for! It is perfect over every foundation and perfect on it’s own as well! On days when I don’t feel like wearing foundation at all, this really helps to smooth my skin.

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Concealer

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This is the BEST concealer! I love it under my eyes and on any blemishes! It blends out perfectly and layers really well. And my other favorite thing about it? It comes in the shade Light/Medium! Most other concealers I’ve tried either come in Light or Medium which are always either too light or dark for me. But the Light/Medium shade is perfect!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

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I debated for a long time about purchasing an Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, but I’m glad I did! This adds the perfect amount of light and glow to my cheekbones without looking glittery or shiny. Definitely worth the splurge.

NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

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Hands down the BEST eyeshadow primer out there. Enough said.

LORAC Eyeshadows (LORAC Pro, LORAC Pro 2, LORAC Mega Pro 2)

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The eyeshadow winner for me this year was definitely LORAC. In 2015 I purchased three LORAC palettes and I love each and every one of them. The LORAC Pro Palette has the perfect selection of neutrals (with a formula that blends effortlessly and never gets muddy on the eyes like the Urban Decay) while the LORAC Pro 2 Palette has beautiful neutrals with a pop of bold color. The shining star though is definitely the LORAC Mega Pro 2. I missed out on the first Mega Pro Palette and I will never forgive myself so when this one came out, I snatched it up right away! The Mega Pro 2 plus the other two pro palettes is the perfect combination. I’ve been incredibly pleased with my eyeshadow this year and these palettes are the reason why!

Eylure Brow Palette in Mid Brown No. 20

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I stumbled upon this brow palette in Ulta in the summer and never looked back! When I want my brows to look on fleek, this is my go to! The color is perfect for my brows and the product is super easy to use.

The Face Shop My Lips Eat Cherry Aqua Tint #2

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I loooooove lip stains, mostly because smeared lipstick is my ultimate pet peeve! I seriously love this lip stain because the color is beautiful, it wears wonderfully, and it doesn’t over dry my lips out! I also love that this lip stain wears off evenly. I know that when I get home from wearing it all day and look in the mirror, I will still be happy with it!

Beauty Blender Original

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Oh Beauty Blender, how I hate that I love you so much! I was so in denial before purchasing my Beauty Blender and giving it a fair shot. I did not thing this little sponge could be as good as everyone says it is…but it totally is. Absolutely worth it!

TokyoMilk Dark No. 10 Everything & Nothing Eau De Parfum

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This has been my scent of the year! I adore the notes of sweet orange blossoms in this perfume and love how easy it is to wear. I know I can put it on and it won’t be overpowering or offensive to people with sensitive noses! And my favorite thing about it? The price! At only $36 it is seriously wallet friendly and doesn’t feel like I’m spraying dollar bills into the air every time I use it. I will admit that it doesn’t last all day on me, but it does last a while and I’m happy with it.

Hair Care

amika Bombshell Blowout Spray

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I have to be honest, I don’t do very much to my hair on a regular basis. Which is why there are only two products in this section. I don’t even use conditioner and pretty much always let my hair air dry. However, when I do decide to do something with my hair, this is one of the only products I will use! It gives me that perfect blow out without even really trying. It also helps to give some volume to my hair after I have let it air dry (without making it feel crunchy!). It is an all around great product.

Batiste Dry Shampoo

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This is my FAVORITE dry shampoo. I’ve tried a few other ones but always go back to this. My current favorite scent is the Cherry Blossom but I also loved the Paisley one. Perfect for getting rid of oily third day hair – which I often suffer from because I try to only wash my hair 2-3 times a week.

What were your favorite beauty products of 2015? Comment down below!

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