Best of Beauty 2015 Part I: Makeup!

Best of Beauty

Hello readers and Happy New Year!  Hopefully this year has been off to a great start for you. 🙂

I’m rounding up my standout makeup products for 2015, so let’s get started.


Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick

Housed in gorgeous, vintage rose-gold packaging this lipstick will change the way you view matte lipsticks.

Kiko Milano Cosmetics Smart Lipstick 

Priced under $10, you’ll be able to stock up on a few without breaking the bank and they wear incredibly well.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

With a magnetic cap to keep the lining of your purse safe, these lipsticks have all you can ask for: creamy application and highly pigmented color.


e.l.f. Cosmetics EX-tra Lipgloss

At $2, you’ll get smooth application and impressive pigmentation with these glosses.

NYX Butter Gloss

Another great and affordable line , these glosses come in a beautiful range of non-sticky colors and smell so sweet.

Dior Addict Lip Maximizer 

Higher on the price point but definitely worth it, this tingly pale pink lipgloss leaves lips with a smooth and fuller pout that isn’t sticky.


Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick 

With the portable, sleek packaging, this foundation stick is perfect to carry on the go and allows for buildable coverage while letting your skin shine through.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Foundation 

Giving high end foundations a run for their money, this drugstore gem offers full and light-weight coverage with a satin finish.


The Beauty Crop Lighting Crew Highlighting Cream 

One of my Birchbox samples, this highlighting cream smells amazing and provides a nice glow for the face or body.

Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow

I received a sample of this product and it provides a lovely lit from within sheen that doesn’t scream heavy shimmer or glitter.


Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling and Lifting Mascara

A great mascara that lengthens and curls my lashes with no irritation.


MAC Fluidline 

One of my favorite gel liners, this is easy to apply and control with lasting power.

Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

A staple in my beauty arsenal, once you apply this, it will not budge and it will last you a long time.


Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour

My first cream contour product, this is easy to carry with you, blends easily and gives a natural but defined finish.


Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer 

The wand in this concealer allows for precise application and the shade Vanilla provides great coverage without it feeling heavy.

TreSiQue Correct and Cover Concealer Crayon

Another Birchbox sample, I like to use this when I need a tad more coverage and blends out nicely.


Too Faced Brow Envy Kit 

This kit almost has everything you basically need for grooming and touching up your eyebrows including tweezers, setting wax and customizable brow powders.


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush

A smooth blush that gives a beautiful glow and comes in a great range of colors for any skin tone.   

Burberry Beauty Light Glow Natural Blush

My holy grail blush, this feels and blend like butter and the shade Earthy Glow can be used as a blush or slight contour.

Colourpop Super Shock Cheek

These wallet friendly blushes have a unique mousse-like texture that is nicely pigmented and comes in a variety of shades and finishes.


Tarte Cosmetics Beauty and the Box Eyeshadow in Apple of My Eye

Included in a PopSugar Must Have Box, these shadows are can be worn any season as it includes gold, bronze and brown shades.

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick 

Eyeshadows in a stick form that take a little bit of blending but provide long wearing color that doesn’t easily crease.

That’s it for today.  Stay tuned Thursday for my picks on skincare and hair products.

What were your favorites in 2015?



17 thoughts on “Best of Beauty 2015 Part I: Makeup!

  1. Oh I think I need an EL lipstick! I’ve been looking for a lipstick with a magnetic cap, and EL is really high quality too. 🙂
    I always like the idea of a foundation stick – they’re so handy for travelling, but all the ones I’ve tried so far have been too drying and mask-like. I normally just use a stick concealer as my base when I need to minimize my luggage.
    Ooh I have the Burberry Earth Glow blush on my wish list! 😀

    • I think you’ll love EL lipsticks. Nars Audacious Lipsticks also have a magnetic cap but I find the EL ones creamier. The only thing is the smell is a little weird but it goes away fast so it’s not a huge issue. Try giving the Bobbi Brown one a shot. You can always return it if it doesn’t work out for you. Sometimes I’ll blend a tiny bit of moisturizer along with the foundation just to make it easier to blend out. I highly recommend that Burberry blush! 🙂

    • Thanks! I never really would have thought to purchase a EL lipstick either but my friend Cos suggested it so I took the plunge. The only problem I have is the smell but it dissipates rather quickly so it’s not a deal breaker. I have the shade Potent which is a nice pink color. 🙂

  2. Love your picks! You chose some great ones Stephie! Thinking about Magnetic closure I got a Kiko Lipstick in a magnetic closure for like $5. I was so surprised at how nice their packaging is for the price! Have a great week beautiful & I enjoyed how concise your post is!

    • Thanks Cos! I’ll have to check out that lipstick next time I visit the Kiko store. Thanks for the heads up. Yes, I decided it was best to keep it concise as it was a long list. 🙂

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