I thought it would be fitting for me to post my third “5 in 2015” series with my most reached for products. These are not necessarily the newest or considered the “hottest” launches from this year because the best finds are the ones that stood the test of time! Although they may not be the hottest new product they are the ones I reach out for most because they are suitable for my kind of lifestyle: makeup with minimal upkeep and maintenance required!
Like many, I simply don’t have the time to worry about touch-ups nor do I want to be worried about how my face looks at 3pm today. So when it comes to my staple beauty products, my principle is all about longetivity and minimal upkeep while remaining comfortable throughout the day. Like any women out there who carries and oversized purse, my bag is already overflowing with a lot of heavy items so minimizing the makeup addition is another key aspect of my makeup routine!
+ DiorDiorskin Star Foundation ($56, available here)
I won’t lie that the number of features this product gets makes me feel like a stepmother, favoring her own child compared to the other brands out there. However, this has quickly become my go-to, most used products for its great coverage, longetivity of wear, and great colour match. I can wax lyrical on this foundation and I have done so many times before, but feel free to check out my reviews of this product here, here and here to get a good idea as to why I love this foundation so much!
+ Beauty Blender ($26, available here)
The beauty blender and its drugstore Real Techniques dupe changed the way I do makeup, but I still won’t pay the full price for the beauty blender itself. Given the product’s popularity and to my extreme delight, there are plenty of collaboration and value sets to be found that includes this product including the one from this year’s Sephora Favourites Superstar Set, and limited-edition collaboration with Benefit.
+ StilaStay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner ($29, available here)
If there is one product I swear by when it comes to lasting through anything including rain, hail, sweat and tears, it would be this eyeliner. I can give you specific examples to the times I’ve used this product through all of the above occasions including 1) Scavenger Hunt in the rain at Canada’s Wonderland, 2) going through rough Canadian winters, 3) kickboxing right after work, and 4) graduation ceremony. It’s that good despite the price! I stock up on this when I can – during the Sephora sale, when Shoppers Drug Mart has their mega-redemption event and any other retailer where I might be able to get my hands on this.
+ BurberryLip Velvet in #405 Nude Apricot ($36, available here)
This product was love from first swatch and that doesn’t happen very often. It’s so impressive that it quickly replaced the Dior Rouge Baume, which is my all-time favourite lip products, in a flash. I am just starting to get into Burberry’s lip product offering so I’m curious to try out more colours and test more formula!
+ LancomeHypnose Drama Mascara ($30, available here)
I thought my love for the Too FacedBetter than Sex Mascara and the Make Up For EverSmoky Extravagant Mascara were destined to be forever until the LancomeHypnose Drama Mascara entered my life. As if I needed another expensive mascara on the list! This curvaceous mascara delivers everything you ever want a mascara to give you in one unbeatable formula – volume, length and longetivity.
What are some of your most-reached for products this year?
Ohh man! I love that Dior foundation to bits, and it’s insane how many backups I have because of how much I love it!! I need to crack open more of my Tarte blushes!
The Burberry lip velvet shade is so pretty. Want to try more from the brand. The most I grab for this year has got to be the Dior rosy glow blush. Have been using it non-stop since I got it in May. Can’t live without it.
It’s a beautiful colour that I’ve been reaching out for! I have seen and only read amazing things about the Dior Rosy glow blush despite how scary it looked in the pan!
I have to give the Lancome mascara a try, I’m always looking for some new mascaras to try. The Burberry Lip Velvet looks amazing, I need that! I’ve been reaching for my it cosmetics bye bye under eye concealer a lot.
I have the Bye Bye concealer and I really need to play around with it more often! The Lancome mascara is such a pleasant surprise!
The Hourglass Ambient lighting edit! Can’t get enough of it.
I recently picked up a Lancome mascara, the Hypnose Star. I can’t wait to give it a try.
I picked that up a while ago but couldn’t justify the price!! It’s an awesome palette – just wished it was much more affordable!
The beauty blender is for sure one of my most reached for products this year as well, I bought three just the other day because I know I’ll use them all!
Omg! I feel the same way too! I love the Beauty Blender despite it being such an investment ;-( It makes everything look so pretty!
Totally agree with your on Dior Star Foundation – SOOO good! Some others for me: Charlotte Tilbury Rock n’ Kohl in Barbarella Brown, L’oreal Infallible Shadow in Amber Rush and Tarte Blush in Captivating, just to name a few ????