Finally...here they are!!!
***All items purchased by me or received as a sample with purchase. Links are to previous blog posts or other bloggers.
Like my 2014 Skincare Favorites, a few of these items I haven't talked about or reviewed yet on the blog...
Let's start with foundation :-)
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 3.5 & 4 - So many rave about this foundation, and I've wanted to try it forever!! Late this year I finally ordered it and seriously...instant LOVE. And yes...that's LOVE in all caps because I understand what all the hype is about!! It somehow blurs, makes my skin look velvety in the most natural looking way, gives me my best possible skin...and is simply gorgeous and, and, and... Only downside is color matching is a bit tricky so I have to mix colors. And the numbering seems to be off despite what the SA and others have said the number system is supposed to work. Highly rec actually going into the store to get color matched!
Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation - Review HERE. Still loving this and I've used up about 1/3 of it already! Fantastic staying power, and easy to apply and wear...just looks like my skin, but better!
Corrector, Powder, Highlight:
Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque - Review HERE. Never knew how much of a difference a corrector could make!! Love this one because I can actually wear it alone...and speaking of wear...I don't have to set it with powder, yet it doesn't crease and lasts all day!
Chanel Les Beiges in 20 - Yes, yes...I know...I know...I only recently proclaimed how much I was enjoying the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. Guess what. Things can quickly change LOL!! I've had this in and out of my shopping cart since this Summer. Finally, I saw THIS video from Marianna...her voice kept repeating in my head, 'I'm kind of obsessed with this'... and well...sometime mid December I ordered it!!
Like the Armani Luminous Silk, this was instant LOVE!! I've talked to various people about how much I love the finish of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light, but unfortunately it's too dark for me. And the conversation continues about how I'd be the first in line if Hourglass comes out with a lighter version of Dim Light. Ahem! I think I found it??!! I really can't even describe it, but this has the most beautiful finish - not matte, not luminous but something between. I find it hard to overdo, and I haven't even thought twice about the MAC since I started using this! If I had to pick a top 2 of my favorite powders, it'd be this and Guerlain Wulong!
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in 01 Highlight - Review HERE. So good I purged Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight! I can even use it on my lids to give me a bit of polish when I don't feel like digging out the eyeshadow.
Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric in 502 Skin & 503 Daybreak - I loved the formula of the Cheek Fabric, HERE, that I ended up ordering 2 additional colors. They seem to just kind of melt into the skin, and blend out beautifully. 502 skin is a beautiful natural color that works with so many lip colors that it's become my preferred blush color lately. 503 Daybreak has been my go-to when I just want to accentuate my cheeks more, and go lighter on the lips by wearing balm or the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil.
Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Winterberry LE (as part of the set of 4 mini Holiday pencil set) - This color is exclusive to the set of 4. It's sold out on Sephora, so if you happen to still see it in a store grab it!! Such a great little set with a variety of colors, but my favorite is this Winterberry. It's probably my most used lipstick/pencil this Winter! Easy to apply, great formula and I always get compliments when I wear it :-)
Wayne Goss Holiday Brush - I bought the original black one last year, and loved it so much that I bought the white version this year! It's a fantastic all-around brush. I use it for powder, highlight, blush and lately have resorted to pinching the top of it so I can apply the LM Matte Radiance Baked Highlight on my lids! Plus it's soft and washes up really well.
Suqqu Cheek Brush - I've had this one for almost 2 years now. I was so crazy excited to finally have it (thank you to that special lady who got it for me!!) because, you know, Lisa Eldridge always uses it!! But honestly, I couldn't really figure out the magic behind using it and stopped trying. Sometime this year I picked it up again and something just clicked. And now I love it!! It's just perfect for blending in super pigmented blush, and is fantastic for more precise and gentle placement of powder and highlighter. Did I mention it's SOFT!!! Not just soft, soft...like, this kind of soft...
YSL Bleu Celadon LE - Seen HERE. I hunted this down for weeks. Obsessed over it. Talked incessantly about it. Thought I'd never find it. Then guess whaaaaaaaat - an awesome Neiman SA found it for me!!! So it'll always hold a place in my heart ha ha!!
And that's a wrap for last year's Favorites!! Any surprises? Anything you've tried and love (or otherwise)?!!