2015 Beauty Favorites

2015 Beauty Favorites2015 Beauty Favorites2015 Beauty Favorites2015 Beauty Favorites

As 2015 has come to a close, I wanted to share with you my 2015 beauty favorites.These products have been a constant in my makeup routine this year.

The Tarte “Amazonian Clay Foundation” is amazing! I got this last year for Christmas and it is just now running out, I use it almost everyday. The coverage is great, it has SPF 15 which is a huge plus for me, and they have a variety of shades to accommodate everyone. This foundation has lasted me all day. At the end of a long day it looks just as good as it did that morning. This foundation is great to apply with just your fingers or with the brush that goes with it. The “Foundation Brush” made for this foundation is also fantastic. Most days I just apply the foundation with my hands but if I want a more flawless,airbrushed look I use the brush. The brush is very dense and gives a nice finish.

The Nars blush in the color “Orgasm” is beautiful! This is one of those cult favorite and it definitely doesn’t let you down. The color is gorgeous and very pigmented, with a hint of shimmer.

For lips I have two go to glosses, Bare Minerals marvelous moxie lip gloss in the color “Maverick” and Nars gloss in “Turkish Delight“. The Bare Minerals gloss is a dark berry color, it’s my favorite dark lip color and I wear it all the time in the colder seasons. The Nars gloss is the exact opposite of the Bare Minerals gloss. It’s a beautiful light milky pink color and gives you the perfect light pink lip. My favorite lipstick is Mac “Angel“, it’s a light pink “just like your lips but better” shade. I picked it up when I was in New York a few years back and I have been in love ever since.

Perfume hands down has to go to my “Coco Mademoiselle” by Chanel. I turned 18 this year and I wanted something special to commemorate it with and Chanel seemed like the perfect idea. The scent is sophisticated without smelling like an old lady and it will last you all day. I think this is a good ‘first Chanel perfume’, it’s young yet elegant and oh so perfect.

If you can get one Urban Decay Naked Palette I recommend Naked2. Naked2 was my first Naked palette I ever owned, since then I’ve collected the other two, but Naked2 is the one that I always come back to. The Naked palettes have become some of the only eye shadows I use and any would be a good choice. I wore the original Naked palette a lot in the summer but the Naked2 is the one that I wore the most this year. Naked2 is described to be shades of taupe. I find that this palette is the most wearable for me on a daily basis. The colors are all gorgeous and super pigmented.

I have been loving winged eye liner lately. I find that it’s a fun way to spice up your look, yet still look classy, if done right. Maybelline “Line Stiletto” is my choice liquid liner to accomplish this look. It has a thin felt tip that let’s me keep control and create sharp lines. The liner itself is very pigmented and doesn’t smudge easily.

And finally, mascara. My favorite had been Benefit’s “They’re Real” mascara. I find this mascara makes my lashes look very volumized and yet defined. It gives a “fake lashes” look without having to wear fake lashes.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year!

Here’s to 2016!

Love, Cattleya.

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