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!
Look at me posting regularly for a change! I think February has been my most consistent blogging month since starting Tea and Sea! Let’s hope I can keep up the momentum! It’s been a while since I’ve written a traditional favorites post. (My last one was in October…whoops.) You’ll recognize some of the products below from recent posts, but there’s a couple of newbies in here as well. Let’s get started, shall we? Here are my favorites from the month of February.
Hallelujah — I think I have found my holy grail foundation! This is by no means a new product, and I’m definitely not the first person to review it, but my feelings for this product are just so strong that I had to write about it. At $42 a bottle, it’s not exactly cheap, but…It’s So. Damn. Good.
First, a few things you should know about my skin/what I look for in a foundation:
- My skin is the definition of “combination.” My T-zone can be relatively oily depending on the season, but my cheeks/the sides of my face get dry, flaky patches. Therefore, I need a foundation that controls oil (though, primers and cleansers tend to help with that) without emphasizing my dry spots.
- I don’t really get breakouts. I know, I know… rough life. I’ll get the occasional hormonal breakout, but nothing more than a few zits on my chin and forehead.
- I prefer light-medium coverage. Whatever I put on my face, it has to look like skin. There’s no need for me to go to work looking like someone from RuPaul’s Drag Race. This is especially difficult since my skin is very neutral toned. Anything slightly warm-toned and I look like an Oompa Loompa. Anything too cool and I look dead.
- Finally, it has to last a long time. I leave my apartment at 8:00 am for work, and often don’t get home until 7:00. That’s a long time for a foundation to do its job. I expect it to wear off in places (especially around my chin, where I have a tendency to touch my face) but the longer it works, the happier I am.
And now, the review. Here are my thoughts: