2015 FAVORITES

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I’m back with my first post of the year (even later, thanks to snowcalypse 2016)! I thought I’d start off by doing my favorite products of 2015. Let’s jump right in, shall we?

ORIGINS GINZING EYE CREAM
I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about this product before, but it was definitely one of my favorites. I went through two small tubs of this last year. I love the pearly illuminosity that this product gives to really brighten up the eye area. Plus the caffeine in the product gives a slight tingling sensation that really de puffs the eye!

HOURGLASS IMMACULATE MINERAL PRIMER
Holy grail primer for me. This primer goes on smooth, makes my foundation (regardless of the brand) go on REALLY well, and helps keep me matt for at least 5 hours which is a big deal for me.

LAURA MERCIER FLAWLESS FLUIDE FOUNDATION
Probably my most used and repurchased foundation of 2015. It really looks flawless on the skin and natural despite being a pretty full coverage foundation. I like that even if you have oily skin, the foundation doesn’t break down when you have to blot throughout the day. This foundation has a great range of colors, which I appreciate.

LA ROCHE POSAY EFFACLAR MEDICATED GEL CLEANSER
My absolute favorite cleanser of the year. I really love La Roche Posay products and they’ve done it again. This cleanser is amazing. It’s really effective on break outs, but not over drying or harsh. When paired with a Clarisonic…AMAZING RESULTS!

ESTEE LAUDER ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR
See this post

ESTEE LAUDER DAYWEAR MOISTURIZER
This is a great moisturizer. It’s a cream, but it’s not too much for my oily skin. It feels very hydrating when you’ve been using AHA or BHAs.

BODY SHOP TEA TREE FACE MASK
My most used face mask last year. It really dries up pimples and makes your skin feel nice and smooth. It also helps balance oil levels.

NYX LIP LINERS IN MAUVE AND PRUNE
I wore either one of these pretty much every day! They look great on dark skin. I love that they really stay on for most the day and don’t really transfer. They look great on their own or under another comparable lip color. Plus, they’re really affordable! Go NYX!

TONY MOLY BBO BBO LIP POT IN HONEY
Smells absolutely amazing and is great on my dry lips. I wear this alone or over one of the NYX lip liners above.
NEUTROGENA TONE CORRECTING DAILY MOISTURIZER
Does what the name says. Really helps tone the skin and the Retin in it helps dry up your pimples. I love using this int he evening as part of my night routine. It’s not really the best moisturizer to use in the winter, because it’s really not that kind of hydrating moisturizer. But, it is great to use as a treatment.

BARE MINERALS BLEMISH THERAPY POWDER
See this post

BENEFIT ROLLER LASH
My new favorite mascara. It just does something really amazing for your lashes. It really curls and lengthens them, but still looks like your natural lashes. It doesn’t clump and it’s easy to get off at the end of the day, unlike Benefit’s They’re Real! which I can’t stand.

MARC JACOBS HIGHLINER IN BLACQUER
A gel eyeliner like Clinique’s liner pots but in a pen form! It glides on effortlessly and doesn’t move during the day. Insert praise hand emoji here.

KAT VON D LOCK IT CONCEALER
Industrial strength concealer that covers the darkest of marks and pigmentation. I love that it does.not.move during the day. Its wearing power is definitely 9+ hours. It is quite thick and pigmented, so a little goes a long way.

Alaina

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