Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2016 has kicked off to a great start for you all!
Today I’m sharing some of my most-used and favourite high-end beauty products from the year that is now behind us.
Highlighters literally took the beauty industry by storm last year. I mean, who doesn’t remember ‘highlight on fleek’? For me, Soft & Gentle was my go-to for the lit-from-within (or disco ball) glow (depending on the day and my mood). It’s a stunning peachy, champagne shimmer that can look quite subtle on the skin. Of course there are times when I go overboard and that’s when it looks a little more muddy and metallic, think Tin Man-like. Overall, I can’t get enough and I am obsessed with applying this beautiful highlight on a daily basis.
This multipurpose spray is a more recent discovery for me and I have a feeling I’ll be repurchasing it over and over again. I like using it once I’m finished my entire face to help eliminate excess powders and create a flawless finish. It’s also great for dampening brushes to apply more intensely pigmented eyeshadows. Fix + contains glycerin, which helps make foundations or powders stick to this skin, encouraging a longer wear-time. It doesn’t have any scent or cause me to breakout. Overall, it’s a nice cooling spray and one of the more luxurious items that I ‘need’ in my collection.
I may or may not have bought this lip gloss purely for it’s name, but surprisingly enough I also love the colour!! It’s a sheer, electric pink with multi-dimensional shimmers and looks great on days when I’m wearing minimal makeup. It does something special to bring brightness to my face. Plus, it also smells like freshly baked vanilla cupcakes and has a cooling, tingle sensation on the lips. It’s only downside is is that it can be somewhat sticky, but this helps its longevity at the same time.
This one is a no-brainer for me! Of all the eyeshadow palettes I own, it’s the only one I have hit pan on. It’s the one I gravitate to the most and I love it just as much today as I did when I received it for Christmas a couple of years ago. The shadows are insanely pigmented and buttery, they blend easily and wear beautiful on the eyes and the warm-toned colours are perfect-o!
Four letters…L.O.V.E! It’s a simple word describing my emotions for this face wash. I am head over heels for Purity Made Simple and if there weren’t a bagillion other skincare products on the market tempting me with their beautiful packaging and performances, this would be the only makeup remover/cleanser I’d ever need. It dissolves even the toughest of mascaras, is gentle on my sensitive skin and is somehow hydrating at the same time. Magical!
If you’re curious to see what some of my drugstore favourites from last year were, click here. Please also feel free to share some of your 2015 favourites in the comments section below! I’m always curious to try new things.