I was going to do a 2015 beauty favourites post but I feel like that’s already been done and I’ve discovered quite a lot during 2015.
Make Up Sponges
Oh how much my foundation application has changed since using one of these, it creates a flawless finish every time without the brush strokes and not to mention the little hydration boost when you apply using it damp. I think it’s going to take a lot for me to go back to a brush.
When I first heard about primers I thought ‘what’s the point’ I don’t need another time consuming thing to put on my face but after finally trying out a sample which I got in a Birchbox, I haven’t looked back since. They make my make up last longer and create that barrier from my skin which I think is one of the reasons I don’t get as many spots than I used to. Eye primers have become a lifesaver for me as I learnt I have oily lids which made my shadow collect in the crease, but with a good primer that has resolved the issue.
I may be a bit late on the bandwagon when it comes to lip liners but now I can’t apply a lipstick without one. They help massively in creating my upper lip shape as it’s quite pale and gets lost when I apply foundation, not to mention in making my lipstick last longer plus they make a great matte lip on their own!
Since Benefit released their ‘Puff Off’ last January I loved the packaging design and the concept so much I had to try out this quirky product being a design geek and all. I read somewhere that your suppose to start using them in your twenties or if you have tired, puffy, dark circle eyes which since working full time I sometimes get and an eye cream can help soothe and reduce this not forgetting it helps reduce fine lines which are the first wrinkles to appear, so I’ve heard.
I’ve really been into using hand creams since my hands become dry a lot nowadays, keeping them moisturised a lot will help them appear younger. My mum uses hand creams so I think I’ve picked this habit up from her and now if I don’t use one I start to feel really uncomfortable if I don’t have soft hands.
What’s been your beauty discoveries or favourites in 2015?