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Monday, 4 January 2016

2015's Best Beauty Discoveries

Can't believe it's 2016 already blah blah blah... you know how it goes...
I thought I'd put together the beauty discoveries from the past 12 months that have really impressed me. I've probably included all of these in a favourites post at least once during the year, I'll link where applicable if you fancy a trip down kate emma loves' memory lane! #shamelessplug

GARNIER MIRACLE SLEEPING CREAM | featured in: October Favourites | Glamour Beauty Power List
This is hands down the best skincare discovery ever! It's the most amazing texture, which inks in to the skin leaving the skin velvet to touch. I use it every night and it makes my skin look so glowy and fresh the next morning. I honestly notice a massive difference if I don't use it. I'll forever repurchase.

SOAP & GLORY BLUR & BRIGHTEN CONCEALER CRAYON | featured in: Review | July Favourites
I discovered this concealer in June and it rapidly became a holy grail. It's the best brightening concealer I've ever used. Doesn't pack a huge punch against blemishes, but for highlighting/brightening the under eye area it's second to none.

SEVENTEEN DEFINE & CONQUER CONTOUR KIT in Fair | featured in: SEVENTEEN | Review | May Favourites
I feel like this is my most talked about product of the year. I just love this compact. The bronzer is the most perfect shade, and I love the sleek, black packaging and the generous mirror.

My newest addition that I didn't get until the beginning of December, but I just had to include it as it's the most amazing blush. It's the perfect pink and an amazing cream to powder formula.

MAC MINERALIZE SKINFINISH in Soft & Gentle | featured in: Review | The Highlighter Edit | What's In My Travel Makeup Bag
I'd been lusting after this product for so long, and I finally got my hands on it back in April. It's the prettiest, most pigmented highlighter I've ever used. Definitely worth the £23 price tag.

MAC PAINT POT in Painterly | featured in: September Favourites
I'd also been wanting to try MAC paint pots for the longest time. In August I finally caved and ended up going for the popular base shade Painterly. It fast became my favourite eyeshadow base and I now use it on a daily basis. Even when I'm not wearing eyeshadow, this just neutralises the lid and gets rid of any redness. Highly recommend.

NAKED SMOKY PALETTE | featured in: ReviewSeptember Favourites
It speaks for itself really. Such a beautiful palette. I was surprised with this for my birthday off my Auntie & Uncle and I absolutely adore it.

SEVENTEEN FALSIFEYE HD MASCARA* | featured in: SEVENTEEN | August Favourites
I'd heard about this mascara from Goss Makeup Artist, who claimed it was the mascara that beat them all! When I finally got my hands on it I wasn't disappointed. This mascara has it all; the cheap price tag, it lengthens, it volumises and it separates. Amazing.

FREEDOM BROW POMADE in Soft Brown | featured in: Review
I only got this back in November but I haven't used anything else on my brows since. A fab discovery and at only £5 it's fantastic value. It's supposedly a crackin' dupe for the ABH Dip Brow Pomade but I can't say for sure as I haven't tried it.

BENEFIT HIGH BROW in Linen Pink | featured in: Review | January Favourites
I actually got this last Christmas, but I didn't start using it until around the new year. I love how easy it is to use. It makes the brows look so much more lifted and defined. I don't own anything else like it.

ESSENCE LIP LINERS | featured in: Recent Budget Beauty Find | March Favourites | September Favourites | The Perfect Nude Lip Combo | The £2 Berry Lip
I have raved about these on countless occasions and I cannot speak highly enough for them. Coming in at only £1, they are the creamiest lip liners I've veer tried and they come in some fantastic shades. Definitely ones to try if you haven't already!

MAC LIPSTICKS | I couldn't choose one, so here's my 3 favourites from the year...

Costa Chic | featured in: Review | MAC Lipstick Collection | MAC Lipstick Haul | August Favourites

Peach Blossom | featured in: ReviewMAC Lipstick Collection | May Favourites

Syrup | featured in: Review | MAC Lipstick Collection

BURTS BEES LEMON BUTTER CUTICLE CREAM | featured in: The Nail Holy Grail
Back in February I took to the web to find  good cuticle oil or cream, and I found a few reviews claiming this was a fab one to try. I thought I'd give it a go and omg, it's brilliant. It's definitely more of an oily balm than a cream, but I swear it has strengthened my nails as well as softened my cuticles.

What are your best beauty discoveries of 2015?

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* = Press Sample

1 comment

  1. I haven't tried a Seventeen mascara for years but really liked the Doll'd Up one at the time. I haven't heard much at all about the Falsifeye one at all, sounds worth a buy! xx

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