I hope you enjoyed the roundup of my 2015 skincare favorites. Looking back on all my must-haves has been too much fun! Let’s move on to makeup.
What I love about the NeoStrata Sheer Physical Protection and the Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint is that they have sunscreen. The NeoStrata is SPF 50 and the Jouer is SPF 20. So i use them if I am doing my makeup to go somewhere during the day, and apply them where the sun naturally hits: on my cheekbones and forehead, and across the bridge of my nose. I also put it on top of the concealer I’ve dotted under my eyes.
Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘Wonderglow’ Instant Soft Focus Beauty Flash doesn’t have SPF, so I save it for night. But like the Jouer and NeoStrata, it applies smoothly and evenly, blurs imperfections, and any blush or bronzer I swipe on over it doesn’t budge. And it smells like an English flower garden!
You can buy NeoStrata Sheer Physical Protection at skinstore.com and Charlotte Tilbury ‘Wonderglow’ Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash and Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint at nordstrom.com.
I use the PeriPera Ah Much Real My Cushion Blusher pretty much every day. By itself, it gives you a faint but pretty flush, and if you apply powder blush over it, it acts like a primer. More than worth the $17 I paid for it.
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks is a perfect cream blush. I especially love this pinky-peach color, Fresh Melon, in the summer when I have a slight tan, but it comes in plenty of winter -appropriate colors, too. And it lasts an entire day.
Pick up PeriPera Ah Much Real My Cushion Blusher at Urban Outfitters (I did) and Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks at Nordstrom.
When Urban Decay released the Naked Smoky palette, mayhem ensued. And you know me: I had to be a part of it. It was my first experience with UD and its iconic Naked line of products, and I wasn’t disappointed.
UD eye shadows, including these, are highly pigmented and stay on forever. This colors in this palette flatter everyone. You can really get creative and come up with lots of different looks for night and day.
I also tried UD’s Anti-Aging Eye Primer Potion for the first time this year, and haven’t looked back. This stuff keeps any eye shadow in place all day. And all night.
The UD Naked Smoky Palette and Anti-Aging Eye Primer Potion are available at Ulta.com.
Above are my go-to “no-makeup makeup” lip colors, which I found this year: NYX Cosmetics High-Voltage Lipstick in #13 (Stone) and Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics lipstick in Rosewater. I got the NYX in a blogger goody bag at Generation Beauty L.A. and I picked up the Youngblood at the Makeup Show NYC. Both formulas are creamy and long lasting, and the colors don’t wash me out. I think the colors are soft enough to flatter most skin tones.
And I always prep my lips with Fresh Sugar Lip Polish and Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15.
You can buy NYX Cosmetics High-Voltage Lipstick at Ulta.com and Youngblood lipstick at ybskin.com.
Fresh Sugar Lip Polish and Fresh Lip Treatment SPF 15 are available at Sephora.
What makeup favorites did you discover this year? Tell me about them in the comments!
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