Friday, 15 January 2016

2015 Beauty Favourites

´ello lovely people.
It is that time of the year where I will tell you everything about my favourite products in 2015.

Grab a snack and play some of your favourite music,
this post will be a bit on the longer side.

Let´s start with face products:

Foundation & Base

In the beginning of the year it was all about the lightweight foundation. 
I fell in love with very liquid-y foundations this year.
I loved the Maybelline Dream Wonder Nude Foundation.
It is very very lightweight on the skin and feels like a moisturiser which I love.
The only downside to this foundation is that it does moves a lot on your skin after a few hours, especially around the T-zone.
In the summer time I absolutely loved the Maybelline Dream Bronze BB Cream with SPF.
It is super dark and glowy but it makes tanned skin looks flawless!
At the last third of this year I splashed my money on the Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation.
It was the best decision I have made!
This is my holy grail foundation and I use it every single day when I wear make up!
I could go on about this product for days but I wrote a whole review about it here:

 Bronzer & Blush

My favourite contour shade this year has been by far the Benefit Hoola Bronzer. 
It has a very ashy undertone and is the perfect shade for my skin tone or really any skin tone.
It is very pigmented and is very easy to blend into your skin.
I loved the Soap & Glory Solar Powder to add on top of my countour,
especially in summer.
It adds a nice shimmer and looks super healthy on the skin.
I fell in love with cream products this year, I love the Toyshop cream blush in afternoon tea.
It is a very pigmented and very bright pink but blended in correctly it adds the most beautiful flush to your cheek.

This year it was all about highlighters if you ask me. 
It was all about adding the perfect glow to your face and to find the most suitable WOW effect for your face.
I loved the cream highlighter by Alverde in summer. 
It is very light on the skin and felt the most natural. 
You don´t want to add to many powders on top of each other during the hot days, so this one was by far my favourite.
Apart from the Estée Lauder foundation the The Balm Mary Lou Manizer has been my favourite purchase last year.
It is the most beautiful highlighter I have ever seen. 
It´s just amazing and I love it!


Staring with my favourite base from last year. 
It was the MAC Cosmetics Paint in Painterly.
It is a very natural colour, almost the colour of my own eyelids.
Its perfect to get rid of tiny veins and to make the eyeshadow you are about to apply pop out more.
It is also very long lasting, so it was and still is a huge favourite of mine.
I also loved the rose gold pigment I purchased at the last third of the year.
It is also by MAC Cosmetics.
One of my favourite mascaras have been then Estée Laude Sumptuous Extreme.
In 2015 I loved the more natural looks, I was really all about the browns and beige colours.
I loved putting a brown instead of a dark black liner onto my waterline.
It makes the look less harsh and more natural.
Astor and Kiko make some very pigmented natural looking kohl liners.


You know I love a good old nude lip.
I loved using my nude lipsticks by MAC COSMETICS. 
For me MAC does by far the best lipsticks.
They last ages and the colour range is incredible.
My favourite shades this year have been.
1. Please me (pinkish nude)
2. Velvet Teddy (beige-y nude)
3. Modesty (darker pinkish nude)
4. Whirl (browny nude)
They are all natural shades, from pinky nudes which I loved during spring and summer to more browny nudes which were perfect for the colder months.
I loved my nude lip looks.
Of course we all heard of the Kylie Jenner lip trend last year,
so this year it was all about plump and healthy looking lips.
You do not need lip fillers to make your lips look plump.
The key to this look is a good lipliner.
I loved the Trend It Up Lipliner in 010. 
It is a very pinkish shade which is just a little bit darker than my natural lip colour which is perfect to slightly over line your lips with it to make them seem bigger.
I also loved the brown Kiko lipliner in 030.
Which give is perfect for a darker lipstick match.

Let me know which are your favourite products of 2015. What can you recommend?

I hope you liked this weeks blogpost.

Love, Kim x


  1. Oh, finally someone who likes Alverde! I love it too, but I've never tried this highlighter :)
    I love your other picks as well... All manizers seem amazing, I have Betty Lou and simply adore it :) And your MAC lipstick picks I love, but I would definitely add Brave to the list :) xx

    1. So glad you like it lovely xx
      Didn't get my hands on Brave yet, it is sold out quite often x