Eyeshadow wise, 2015 was the year where I experimented greatly with shadows, as I hadn't really dabbled in them prior to this. My favourite release this year, and probably one of my all time favourite palettes, is the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette (£15.50), which I have raved and raved about previously. The shade selection is second to none and complements my blue eyes and pale skin tremendously. Shadows are velvety in texture and are long wearing without creasing. I also think Zoeva eye shadow palettes are great value for money considering how many shades are in each one. The L'Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Feline Mascara (£9.99) was my top mascara pick for separating, defining and lengthening my lashes without lacking volume; while the Soap & Glory Archery Brow Filling Pencil & Brush (£10) has been my top pick for naturally defining my brows while also being a great Anastasia Brow Wiz dupe.
I love lipstick as much as the next beauty enthusiast, it really is one of the products that excites me most about doing my make-up. This year, however, I have stepped away from my usual bold hues for shades a little more natural and akin to my own lip shade. Two have stood out, both of which I have back ups of: Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Stoned Rose (£23)* and GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick in Matte Rose (£6.99). Obviously I'm attracted to rosy tones, whether that be more brown (CT) or pink (GOSH) based. MAC Velvet Teddy would be another cult classic from the past year too.
In terms of skincare, this year I feel it has been lacking for me as opposed to usual, however there have been three products in particular that I have adored using, and each in their own right has affected my skin in a positive way. For cleanser, 2015 was the year I was introduced to the infamous OSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel (£28)*, which cleared up my skin in a matter of weeks and is so refreshing and moisturising to use. Secondly, for my under eye circles (which for a 23 year old are quite shocking) the Hylamide SubQ Eyes Advanced Serum (£27)* has been a gift from heaven, as has this Eisenberg Pure White All Over Nourishing Cream Night Treatment (£99)* which leaves my skin illuminated, moisturised and regenerated over night. It's pricy, but it's a huge treat for my skin and one that I will have to use sparingly.
Please link me to your beauty 2015 favourites, I would love to read...