Before I list my favorite beauty finds for this year, I want to wish everyone a happy new year.
This past year, I’ve been lucky enough to connect with a lot of fabulous bloggers. Thanks so much for stopping by, checking out my blog, and following me (feel fee to follow @blushstopshere on Twitter and Instagram and I’ll follow you back).
Now, here are some of my favorite beauty finds for the year (from top left to bottom right).
Most of the products hit the shelves in 2015. Others caught my eye this year and I’m loving them so much, I just had to mention them.
I like a creamy, full-coverage concealer for the under eye area. Not only is this dark circle concealer easy to blend, it has color-correcting pigments to tone down dark areas. Find out more details about this amazing concealer here.
Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion was one of the first moisturizers I ever used so I was happy to see that it was available in a more hydrating version.
This moisture-rich cream intensely hydrates skin without feeling greasy. It’s also designed to act as a barrier against the environment.
I found this sweet shade of shimmering pink in the Crabtree and Evelyn store at Vancouver’s new McArthurGlen Designer Outlet which opened up this summer.
I love that the formula dries fast and glides on smoothly. It’s also free of camphor, dibutyl phthalates, formaldehyde, and toluene.
Until I started using this lip primer, I didn’t realize I needed one. Does this lip primer make a difference!
It comes in two shades (nude and deep nude) and ensures your lip product lasts. It also prevents feathering and helps retain the true color of your lip product.
This neutral palette contains nine shadows (matte and frosted) with well-matched shades ranging from light taupe to deep brown. Even though the palette is on the small side, I’ve barely made a dent in the gorgeous neutral shadows.
If you can’t find this particular palette, try another Eye Shadow X 9 palette because it’s a good value . . . and it’s MAC :).
For those days when you’re on the go and want a bit of lip color, Baby Lips in Pink Punch is a no-brainer. This lip balm has 8-hour hydration and color that lasts longer than I expected.
If you use dark mascara and wear bright lips, run (don’t walk) to Sephora and get Shiseido’s makeup remover.
Not only does it take off all of your makeup in a flash, it somehow improves the condition of my eyelashes and lips. I don’t know what Shiseido has added to this formula, I just know this makeup remover is the best I’ve ever used.
I picked up this limited edition pale pink nude shade as part of the Haute Dog collection, inspired by cute puppies.
This lipstick is lightweight and provides long-term hydration. It comes in a tube with a magnetic closure (which means it won’t open accidentally and ruin the inside of your bag).
This eye serum is a follow-up to Shiseido’s innovative face serum, Power Infusing Eye Concentrate.
Both of these serums are designed to help protect skin against environmental stressors that can lead to wrinkles, dark circles, and other visible signs of aging.
Use it regularly to boost the immunity of your eye area and help it look smoother and brighter.
Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.