Best of 2015

Best of 2015

I loved so many collections released in 2015 and so many products that I got to try for the first time last year.

One of my best purchases in 2015 is without doubt Giorgio Armani Sun Fabric Powder Bronzer in shade #100. It is THE bronzer for my complexion. It’s similar in shade to Nars Laguna and MAC Sun Dipped but less grey and with different finish. I’ll dare to say this bronzer makes my face look photoshopped! The illuminating powder gives the impression of perfectly polished skin. My HG among bronzers.

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Urban Decay Roach, Rockstar and Virgin eyeshadows

UrbanDecay eyeshadows Rockstar Roach Virgin

I ventured into the world of Urban Decay eyeshadows relatively recently which, I admit, is a crime for an eyeshadow lover as I am as their eyeshadows are recognised as some of the best on the market. Faced with an extensive choice of shades and finishes in their London Covent Garden store I had a really difficult job of choosing just a few. They all swatched beautifully – I haven’t noticed any issues with pigmentation and they all felt very soft and velvety. Impressive, considering there must be over sixty shades in Urban Decay’s eyeshadow collection.

At the end I went for Roach, Rockstar and Virgin eyeshadows as I knew those are the shades I would use a lot.

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Chanel Rouge Noir Illusion d’Ombre vs Nars Subra Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow, Burberry Mulberry Sheer Eyeshadow and Urban Decay Roach Eyeshadow

Rouge Noir vs Mulberry vs Roach vs Subra comparison swatchesI’ve been playing with Chanel Rouge Noir Illusion d’Ombre, the newest addition to my eyeshadow collection, this morning to see how it compares to other burgundy and plummy shades I own. I ofter go crazy about a product just to realise I already own something very similar when I get home. I’ve pulled out Nars Subra Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow, Burberry Mulberry Sheer Eyeshadow and Urban Decay Roach Eyeshadow to see how they compare.

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Chanel Rose Fusion #757 Le Vernis Nail Color

Chanel Rose Fusion Nail Polish

Chanel Rose Fusion #757 nail polish is another one of the items from Rouge Noir Absolument Holiday 2015 Collection. This one I didn’t plan on purchasing, but it won me over with it’s perfect combination of pastel hues and stunning micro shimmer – I never manage to resist Chanel’s shimmer!

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Chanel Rouge Noir #857 Illusion d’Ombre Cream Eyeshadow – Holiday 2015 Collection

Chanel Rouge Noir 857 Illusion d Ombre

Named after Chanel’s cult nail polish Rouge Noir, Chanel’s highly anticipated 2015 Holiday Collection is full of gems that any makeup lover would find hard to resist. As a fan of Illusion d’Ombre eyeshadows there was no doubt that I would rush to pick up one of the Rouge Noir cream eyeshadows first.

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My favourite blush brushes

Favourite blush brushes comparison

Makeup brushes are another one of my guilty pleasures and something I’m willing to splurge on as I consider them a great investment. Today I’ve chosen 5 of my favourite blush brushes to share with you. Each one of them I love for blush application, but I also use them for highlighting or contour.

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Nars Steven Klein One Shocking Moment Cheek Studio Palette

Nars One Shocking Moment Cheek Studio Palette

Fantascene, “an exquisite fantasy played to extremes with photographer Steven Klein”, is a Limited Edition Holiday 2015 collection brought to us by Nars in collaboration with a fantastic photographer Steven Klein.

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Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate

Kiehls Daily Reviving Concentrate oil

In September this year Kiehl’s lunched a new facial oil, Daily Reviving Concentrate, a pair to the much loved Midnight Recovering Concentrate. If you’ve tried their cult evening oil you know that they do oils very well. However, I have to admit I was sceptical about the idea of using the oil in the morning. It’s not a texture I see myself applying before my makeup. I was curious to try it and see how it performs.

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