15 to buy in 2015: Makeup

Saturday 10 January 2015

1. Smashbox Pore Minimizing Primer £28.00 (Link)
My biggest skin concern/paranoia is my pore size and although my peels and vampire facials with Bianca Estelle have helped tremendously I still want the smoothest skin humanly possible so primers that target pore size are always on my radar to try. I tried the original Smashbox primer years and years ago and have wanted to try their newer formulations for a while and since my favourite primer (Sarah McNamara ) isn't available any longer now is the time to buy.

2. Per-fekt Skin Perfection Gel £13.63 (Link)
I think this will be quite similar to the Sarah McNamara Miracle Skin primer as it has some colour correctors in it and can be worn alone on no makeup days which was one of the main things I loved about the SNMS so if I can find a dupe that would be great, unfortunately you don't get as much product but it is easily available and it tends to be in a lot of sales.

3. Bare Minerals Stroke Of Light Eye Brightner £19.80 (Link)
I wear makeup everyday for work and when I give my skin a break from makeup at the weekends I find that I get spots which is probably the opposite reaction to the majority of the human population but I feel makeup gives my skin a barrier against the elements so perhaps that's why. My aim for 2015 is to perfect my weekend makeup, I want to look polished without looking like I've got much makeup on, I tend to wear full coverage concealer to banish my dark circles so trying BareMinerals Stroke of Light at the weekend will hopefully result in brighter eyes that don't look like i'm wearing a lot of makeup.

4. Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer £23.00 (Link)
In total contrast to the above I want to try the new offering in Laura Mercier's concealer collection for everyday use to combat those end of week horrific dark circles I end up with by not going to bed on time, hopefully the full coverage will sort them out and I will fake a well rested face.

5. YSL Fusion Ink Foundation £30.50 (Link)
I have found searching for a foundation that is suitable for oily skin that is lightweight quite a struggle (I know first world problems) according to reviews I've read the Fusion Ink by YSL is my long awaited saviour, '24 hours of soft matte perfection and comfort' whilst I wouldn't want my foundation on my face for 24 hours I like the ambitious promise it's making me.

6. Makeup Forever HD Foundation £32.00 (Link)
I have tried this foundation before, I really disliked it however due to my complete 180 on the Illamasqua skin base foundation I thought now that I'm a bit older I should try the formulations I once discarded. This is supposed to give you fantastic coverage which is invisible on camera and in real life.

7. Dior Skin Nude BB Cream £30.00 (Link)
This was majorly hyped up a couple of years ago on YouTube and blogs and I always ignored it as I wanted full coverage foundation however in keeping with my light weekend makeup aim I think this might be a good one to try out, my only issue is the shade range as all the shades look pink to me and as I have very yellow skin I may not find the right shade but I can only go to a counter and see. Hopefully I can find one and be left with glowing pretty skin at the weekend that looks like I've woken up looking polished.

8. NARS Radiant Powder Foundation £33.00 (Link)
I seem to be jumping from full covereage to sheer coverage in this post I know but I like to cater for every coverage situation and day to day I do tend to set my foundation with a powder foundation; It adds a little bit more coverage and more importantly lasts longer than a sheer setting powder on my face. I loved using the Laura Geller Balance n Brighten last year but I've concluded it's just too pink for me so never looks a good match for my skin, hopefully the NARS product can give me a similar radiant look but with the correct colour as it comes in loads of shades in yellow, neutral and pink tones.

9. NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Alhambra £25.00 (Link)
As I tend to spend a lot of time away from home I try and choose easy to travel with palettes and I've been looking for an everyday eyeshadow pallet and although this NARS one looks rather bland the combination of champagne's and gold's are my most used shades so thought this could be perfect for my travel makeup plus the packaging is nice and sturdy.

10. Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil in Champagne Diamonds £19.00 (Link)
I already own the amber haze shade of the colour chameleon and use it pretty much everyday as an eyeshadow base, as it's a fairly dark bronze I thought purchasing a lighter champagne shade would be useful when I want a bright lighter eye day to day, plus I think it would make a stunning inner corner highlight.

11. Charlotte Tilbury The Feline Flick £22.00 (Link)
I have pretty much given up on all forms of liner that don’t apply with a pen, I don't know why people still bother because with a pen it is a 2 second job and with a bit of practice you can get the liner perfectly even every time as they're so precise and easy to use. I have heard some great things about the Charlotte Tilbury liner so it's definitely one to try out this year.

12. Makeup Forever Smoky Lash Mascara £18.50 (Link)
Another I've tried but every time I see a Chelsea Wears video and she has her lovely curled lashes on camera it makes me want to use it again, although I've ADORED my Bourjois 1 Volume Second mascara in 2014 and still loyal I think I have room for Smoky Lash in my heart for the occasions I'm not wearing liner and want the biggest flutteriest lashes possible.

13. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Glastonberry £23.00 (Link)
Each year when the berry tones are out in force I always say to myself I need to find one that suits me because we all know I'm not afraid to rock a bold lip yet each year I totally fail to bother, well I've set a reminder for September to get finding one if I havent before that because once the purple is out my hair and I'm back to blonde I think I'll be able to find one that suits me.

14. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk £16.00 (Link)
I could probably count the amount of lip pencils I own on 3 fingers and there is a serious gap in the nude section, I love a lip liner and since Kylie Jenners extremely inflated lips have become all the range nude liners are back and I have no interest in her MAC choice so the Charlotte Tilbury is the one I want to try.

15. Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector in Apricot Shimmer £18.00 (Link)
I have an aim in life to be one of those women who always look polished and who always have something on their lips, I really fail at apply lipstick daily as I am extremely lazy so my logical thinking is to purchase a Clarins Lip perfector in apricot so I can have it in my handbag and apply it regularly so it always looks as though I have at least attempted to apply colour to my lips even if it technically is a balm so a total cheat.

So those are my 15 to try in 2015 makeup wise, what are you eyeing up for the year ahead?

1 comment

  1. Definitely need to get my hands on some Charlotte Tilbury products for sure!!


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