My 2015 Favorites

That’s right.

I thought long and hard about writing this post. A post of such great magnitude, such epic proportions, that the thought alone was enough to make me shutter. But I’m doing it you guys.

My 2015 favorites. The best of the best. The bees knees. The creme de la creme. Here. We. GO.

Skincare

Facewash – Purity by Philosophy

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This facewash is exactly what it says on the bottle, it is pure. It cleans your face, takes off makeup and has a light scent. I love the consistency of it, the fact that a little goes a long way and the feeling of my face after it’s clean.

Toner – Caudalie Beauty Elixir

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I love that this is French and that I bought it in France. I love the smell. I love the super herbal, cooling effect it has on my skin. I love virtually everything about it!

Moisturizer

Daytime – Mac Strobe Cream

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Y’all know I love the dewy-look and this magical lotion helps achieve that look errrr time. I wear it under my foundation when I want to look super-duper extra glowy and wonderful.

Nightime – First Aid Beauty Hydra-Firm Sleeping Mask

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This product is thick, super moisturizing and hydrates my skin even throughout the cold, dry winter months. The price is right too – you get a sh*t ton for only about $38 a jar.

Makeup

Foundation – Nars Sheer Glow Foundation

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I had a hard time choosing just one foundation to mention for this post, because I love SO many. But to me, this foundation is perfect. Great coverage, good staying-power, luminous and weightless on the skin.

Concealer – Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

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Once again from Nars, this concealer is absolutely beautiful for my under-eyes. It covers my DEEP, dark circles, does not crease and has great staying power.

Powder – It Cosmetics Illumination Celebration Pressed Powder

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This was also a tough call, as I really love my Mac Mineralized Skin Finish in Natural, but this powder offers a slightly better finish and lots more coverage. It does not feel cakey and makes my skin look like skin.

Blush – MAC Warm Soul

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Y’all know I love me some Milani Luminoso, however I found another favorite this past year. Mac Warm Soul – it looks totally pointless in the pan but once it’s on – OMG it is so gorgeous.

Bronzer – Benefit Hoola

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This category has to go t omy beloved Hoola, by Benefit. It is perfect for my pale skin and always creates the perfect contour.

Highlight – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop. I MEAN. There is no other highlighter worth mentioning! This highlighter is super pigmented, creamy, blendable and absolutely stunning.

Liquid Eyeliner – L’Oreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense

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This has to go to my tried and true L’Oreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense. It is easy to apply, SUPER black best of all, it isn’t hard to correct if you make a mistake.

Pencil Eyeliner – Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes

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This would have to go to my Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes Waterproof black liner. Because IT STAYS PUT.

Eyeshadow Palette – Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette

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I have to give this award to the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette which I haven’t even blogged about. It is SO beautiful and the colors are right up my alley. The shadows are so pigmented, blendable and simply gorgeous.

Brow Product – Anastasia Brow Whiz

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This goes to the Anastasia Brow Whiz. It’s tiny size allows for the perfect application, mimicking real eyebrow hairs.

Mascara – Covergirl Super Sizer

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This one is a no-brainer! The Covergirl Super Sizer mascara is absolute perfection. It not only lengthens and separates, it also gives great volume. I am addicted to this stuff.

And that’s all she wrote folks! Stay tuned for a haul of epic proportions!!

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3 thoughts on “My 2015 Favorites

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    • The Natalie Diaries says:

      I am in Vanilla. It has a tiny cast of pink to cancel out the blue-purple tones. And yes, I do set it with powder. My current favorite is the Maybelline Fit Me pressed powder in the shade porcelain. It is a total dupe for the Mac Emphasize powder (which is a pro powder). Thanks for asking!! Xoxo

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