Welcome back for part 2 of my 2015 Favourites! I have already shared the best face products, but now it’s time to share my favourite lip and eye products. I’ll be honest and say that I wasn’t over the moon about most of the palettes that launched this year and usually palettes are my go-to so that’s kind of disappointing. I do have a few eye favourites that were excellent along with a bunch of lip favourites I love as well.
I’ll start with eyes.
Like I said, I was pretty unimpressed with the palette selection for 2015, but I did have one that was a standout favourite. I spent the end of 2014 on the Morphe website hunting this sucker down and once I finally had it, I fell in love and for more than the first half of 2015 this is basically all I used. I love my warm shades, as I think they are the most complimentary to my skin tone and eye colour. This palette is full of them, which is one of the reasons I love it so much. It’s sad that this was limited edition.
Single Eye Shadows
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows
Generally speaking I don’t reach for a ton of single eye shadows, but since building a Z-Palette of these, I reach for them every time I do my makeup. These are amazing quality. I bought most of these at IMATS, which definitely makes them much more affordable. I love all of these but I have a few that I basically can’t live without. These are go to crease colours for me, since they really bring out my eye colour.
Josie Maran Coconut Water Eye Shadow- Playa Del Pink
This is by far my favourite ‘lid colour’ shade of 2015. This is so beautiful, I can hardly stand it. Everyone should own this. This is my go to for neutral looks, where I want to look natural, but not boring. I wore this for my graduation photos and I’m happy with how my makeup looked in the proofs. This has a doe foot applicator, but I like to swipe it onto a synthetic brush, so I don’t get too much product since it’s a liquid.
I know a lot of people don’t like pigments, but I love them. To me, the little extra effort of spritzing my brush with Fix+ to help the pigment is worth the intense colour payoff I get. I have 3 that really stood out to me in 2015.
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Makeup Geek Duochrome Pigment- Chameleon
Makeup Geek launched their duochrome line in 2015 and although I wasn’t wowed by the pressed shadows, I was very impressed by the loose pigments. Chameleon is a really unique mermaid type shade that is like nothing else I own. This shade really helped me embrace colour, which is something I am always trying to push myself to do. I honestly think that if applied properly, you can basically wear any colour and it will look good.
MAC Tan Pigment
This is a classic. It looks beautiful on everyone and compliments all eye colours. This isn’t available in MAC’s To-Go sizes, but it’s worth it to buy the full size for yourself or to split with someone. It is so beautiful and I reach for it probably the most out of all my pigments.
Makeup Geek Duochrome Pigment- Prism
My last favourite pigment and my second from MUG is Prism. This shade looks super basic in the jar, but when you sweep it on reflects light gold with pink. It’s the perfect lid colour to boost a neutral look. I have a review of the complete collection, if you’re curious.
I discovered a new favourite eye liner in 2015 and I only have that one to share because I actually don’t need any others.
Inglot #77 Gel Eye Liner
I picked this up at IMATS and I haven’t used another liner since. This has the perfect balance of creaminess but it’s not too creamy so it stays put better than any other. It also doesn’t budge off my inner corner, which is beyond impressive to me. I definitely recommend this if you’re looking for an awesome gel eye liner.
I decided to include brow products along with the other eye products because this seems to be the best place for it.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade
I still haven’t found anything to top this. I also found my perfect shade combination in 2015. I was using Soft Brown, but I found that my arch was disappearing in photos, so I decided to try another shade for the tail of brows to help define them. I now use both Soft Brown and Medium Brown to define my brows and I love it.
Okay that wraps up my best eye products now onto lip products.
Preparation is essential to any lip look, especially matte lips which I have been obsessed with.
Kaplan MD Perfect Pout Lip Mask and Balm
I picked this up on a whim one day at Sephora since my lips were feeling pretty dry. The mask is supposed to plump your lips up and exfoliate them. I didn’t notice a massive difference in terms of plumping, but it does make my lips really smooth. It’s not gritty so it’s perfect when you just need extra hydratation and soft exfoliation. The lip balm is insanely hydrating and it perfect to pop in your purse and use to keep your lips super hydrated.
Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lip Scrub
When I need intense exfoliation (usually for matte lip looks), I have been reaching for this ridiculously often, as it makes me lips baby smooth. Plus it tastes and smells like strawberries. If you wear a ton of matte lips, this is a must have.
I have a few of lipsticks I fell in love with in 2015, both regular formula and liquid formula
2015 was the year of the liquid lipsticks and I definitely jumped on that train. I am planning a second liquid lipstick showdown shortly with all new brands facing off, so stay tuned for that. For now, here are some shades I was obsessed with in 2015.
Stila Stay-All-Day Liquid Lipstick- Patina
This became one of my go-to neutral lip colours in 2015. It’s neutral enough to go with a lot of looks, but it still stands out against my fair skin. If I wanted something not too dark, something neutral but not nude, I would reach for this.
Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick- Dominatrix
This is definitely a statement lip. I fell in love with brown lips in 2015 and this is my favourite dark brown lip. This is super intense against my fair skin, but I love it and I feel good when I wear it, which is the point of makeup to me.
I did also have a few regular lipsticks that I couldn’t live without in 2015, both from MAC and both matte.
MAC Runway Hit
In the summer, I basically wore this out. I am always on the hunt for soft coral lipsticks that aren’t too pastel looking. This was absolutely perfect and it was my shade of the summer.
MAC Velvet Teddy
This has become by all-time favourite nude lipstick. Like I said earlier, I love brown lips and this the perfect way for me to wear brown, but not nearly as intense as Dominatrix. I know why everyone loves this so much. It is the perfect nude to me as it doesn’t wash me out at all.
Like I said, I reached for matte lips a lot in 2015, so I only have 1 gloss that was my go-to. There are some situations where matte lips just don’t look as good, such as photos, so a neutral gloss is a must.
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss- Beige
This gloss is the perfect neutral pink and even though I reach for matte lips a lot of the time, when I put this on I wonder why I don’t reach for it even more. It makes my lips look super hydrated and soft, which is a look I like when I’m wearing soft makeup looks. Sometimes I find with light makeup, matte lips can look kind of harsh.
Lip liners are basically my makeup lifeline. I hate putting on lipstick without one, I feel like I can really correct my lip shape with a lip liner. I have 2 that I used over and over in 2015.
MAC Lip Pencil- Edge to Edge
It amazes me how many lipsticks I can wear this with. This is a dusty pink shade and it goes with so many lip looks. It’s pink, but somehow neutral so it goes with nudes as well. Definitely a must purchase.
MAC Lip Pencil- Soar
This pencil is ridiculously popular and for good reason. This pencil is great for mauvey lip looks, like Patina that I mentioned earlier. These kind of shades were super popular in 2015 and because of that I got a ton of use out of this.
So there you have it! I still have the best skincare, hair care and tools to share with you, so keep an eye out for that. In the meantime, leave your best eye and lip products in the comments below!
Bye for now!