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Best of Beauty 2015

Hi friends! Look who’s finally written their 2015 best of beauty post! It only took a bajillion years…

Asking me to pick my favorite makeup products is like asking me to pick a favorite child—it just can’t be done. I love all of them for different reasons. (Er…most of them, anyway.) That’s why, initially, I wasn’t going to write a 2015 favorites post. January is almost over, everyone else has done it, and I worried no one would want to read it. But then, one of my friends asked me to write it, and here I am. I’ve caved. Not all of these were 2015 discoveries, but I definitely used the heck out of all of them last year! I decided to save my skincare favorites for a future post—I’m long overdo for an updated skincare routine anyhow!

Without further ado, here’s my 2015 All Star Lineup!

A Pale Girl’s Guide to Bronzing and Contouring


Summer’s coming, and you know what that means? Tropical vacations and beautiful, sun-tanned skin. Hah. In my dreams.

If you’re a pale girl like myself (MAC NW20), then you know the woes of trying to find the perfect bronzing and contouring products. Too warm and you look like an Oompa Loompa. Too cool and you look like you’ve been rolling around in the dirt. What’s a pasty girl to do? I’ve rounded up the (mostly) matte bronzers from my collection to help you find your perfect product.

Currently Loving: Rosy Highlights


Is there anything more satisfying than applying highlighter at the end of a really great makeup look? It’s usually one of the last steps of my routine, and I love how it brings light and life to my face. I have my fair share of highlighters in my collection, and most of them are shimmery champagne colors like Becca’s Moonstone or The Balm’s Mary Lou-Manizer.

Recently, though, I’ve been reaching for highlighters with more of a rosy quality. I’ve found that they’re much more subtle. Instead of the beam of light provided a classic highlighter, these rosy products give a “lit from within” glow that I love during the warmer months. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites at all different price points, but I’d love to know some of your favorites!