2015 Beauty in Review: Makeup

Here is the first installment of my belated three part 2015 beauty review, sharing with you my top makeup discoveries for the year. These are the products that were new to me in 2015 that I will be either continuing their use or repurchasing them in 2016. 

  Viseart Neutral Mattes 1

 Viseart has been a breakout discovery in what an eye shadow can be for me, which subsequently has ruined me for every other eye shadow palette I own. It’s all I want to reach for these days. The Neutral Mattes palette was the first one I bought and fell in love over the smooth texture, effortless ability to blend and stunning pigment power. I did have a disastrous depotting incident (Note: Do Not Depot your Viseart.) which injured most of the eye shadows so it is on my list to purchase a replacement. Read my full Viseart Review (here).

 

  Kiss Natural Lashes 2

 Something I purchased slightly on a whim in search for a value human hair eyelash in a world of pricey ‘cruelty-free’ animal hair lashes sold under the guise of luxury. There are a lot of human hair lashes out there but I’m not lash crazy and I don’t want to spend $10.00 for a single pair. The Kiss lashes in 01 Natural specifically are my favorite, slim invisible band, with natural lengthening effect and density.

 

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Champagne Pop "Limited Editon"

 BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in general was a product that had been on my wishlist for a while since I discovered that the pressed version was vegan-friendly while the liquid is not. Champagne Pop is beautifully designed, a shade that is truly gorgeous a suits a multitude of skin tones. 

 

Obsessive Compulsive Skin Conceal

Multi-functional base color that can act as foundation or concealer, available in 12 different shades; ebony to pale, with both warm and cool under tones. Read my review (here).

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

 Fancy eyebrow pencil that may actually be worth the hype and maybe the price tag, I wouldn’t mind a price drop to at least $18.00 like the dipbrow. I spent most of 2015 hating my eyebrows and trying to grow them in while simultaneously thinking if I just had the right product it would fix my entire discontentment with my eyebrows. Was the Brow Wiz such product? Absolutely not and I don’t believe there is one. Is it a great brow pencil? Yes, it’s lovely and can create a natural or sculpted brow making it versatile and suitable for a variety of people. I can definitely see why it has been such a cult favorite and one that is not just a result of batch sponsored content. 

 

To my knowledge at the time of authoring this post all brands unless otherwise stated are cruelty-free.

1 While I strive to purchase vegan-friendly cosmetics some products I own are not. Some shades in this palette contain coloring sourced from insects. 

2 Currently I am unaware of the cruelty-free status of this company.