Hiya everyone! I hope you had a great start in year 2016. I wish you all a happy, healthy and a prosperous year ahead. After working so hard for over 3 months, I am enjoying my days off. We were traveling to visit family and unfortunately it hasn't been as relaxing as I thought it would be. Now that I have less than a week before the lectures start, I am trying to make the most out of it. This is why I have been a little silent on blog and social media front. But here is a little bit of a spoiler, there are super pretty products I would like to show you in the next days. I will most probably start with Suqqu Spring. These are so gorgeous, I can't wait to show you! Also Guerlain Spring will follow, I am waiting for the embargo to be over for that one.
I post very rarely about what I loved using most. I hope you like these type of posts. I would like to mention the make-up items which I reached for most often during last year. I will start with eyes and cheeks today and follow it with foundation, powder and lipsticks tomorrow. Let's start... as usual after the jump.
|Color Me Loud, Best of 2015 Vol 1|
On eyes front, I have been loving many palettes right now so it was really very hard to select favorites. My approach to makeup has always been deciding on an eye palette or a lipstick and form the rest of the make-up matching to it. Mostly I pick up an eye palette in the morning which I would like to wear and match the lipstick and blush to that one. Here are six products which blew off my mind this year:
Chanel 4 Ombres #236 Tissé Fantasie: This one came with the Spring 2015 Collection. I always emphasize how much I love Chanel's Tissé formulation and Fantasie has exactly that and even more, a very interesting color combination. (reviewed here).
Tom Ford Eye Color Duo #01 Ripe Plum: Tom Ford couldn't get enough of vamp during the fall and winter collection so went on with the same concept for Spring. I own and love all three duos but as usual, plum one makes my beauty loving heart skip a beat. (reviewed here)
Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow #21 Yoihagi: Suqqu nailed it with their Fall Collection by bringing a new concept of their Blend Color Eyeshadows with a cream base. Both #20 and #21 stole my heart. I was thinking to favor #20 with its cooler reddish tones but ended up using #21 Yoihagi even more. Big love for both, Suqqu did it again. (reviewed here)
Suqqu Eye Color Palette Ex-02 Yosaizora: For the summer collection, Suqqu introduced two limited edition Eye Color Palettes. I almost gasped when I swatched them in Japan. Since then both of the trios have been work horses for me. When I was traveling I reached for Ex-02 most often since the plummy shade in this palette compliments my eyes like... eh... butter and pretzel *chuckles* (reviewed here)
Sisley Photo 4 Ombres #1 Dream: I got to try one of the two Sisley's eye quads this year and I was head over heels. I practically found myself trying not to wear it everyday. It has such a lovely delicate shimmer, it almost blends itself and lasts forever. Even better, this one is in permanent range. If you haven't checked out yet, I urge you to do so. (reviewed here)
Givenchy Palette Metal Reflection: I didn't mean to purchase this one since we don't have a counter close by and all the other palettes I have tried from Givenchy felt very dry and prone to fall out. Some of my long term readers including Jane and Hara and Noodles in Instagram, pointed me in its direction when I posted about some other Givenchy make-up lately. I am so glad they did. This one is my dream palette. It is so shimmery but doesn't produce any fall out. It looks like wet on the eye lids and the shades are to die for. I didn't review it since it is from Fall Collection and mostly sold out. I located a shop in Germany which still has it in stock. I might have to back up.
|Best of 2015, Palettes|
As for the cheeks, I have been loving some of my oldies goodies but there are a few additions to what I am reaching for most. Here is my top six:
Guerlain Météorites Perles De Blush: This one was love at the first sight. It is so pretty in its angelic cardboard but its real magic is once you apply it on your cheeks. It gives a lit within (angelic glow) look and it lasts so well on me. I am glad that there is no way one can finish Météorites since I am reaching for it very often. (reviewed here)
Dior Skin Nude Tan Tie Dye Edition: There are two colors of this gorgeous blushes which came with Dior's Summer Collection. I love them both but reached for the coral one during summer more. It has been a relief to see such pretty items from the brand since their eye shadows keep disappointing me. I am certainly passing on both of the quints for Spring but eyeing the highlighters instead. (reviewed here)
Sisley L'Orchidée Rose Highlighter Blush is all kinds of amazing. It lasts well and goes with almost every lipstick. Its gorgeous design is also a plus. I have been using it constantly since the day I got it and its design didn't wear off a bit! I would like to give-away one of those but after seeing how the last give-away ended to be, I am now having second thoughts. Maybe I wait a few weeks before I recover from the trauma. (reviewed here)
Tom Ford Cheek Color in Frantic Pink: This is my go-to blush for so long. This year I made such a dent in that, I am afraid I might hit the pan soon. Luckily it has a generous amount (8 g) of product in there. Big love, no review yet. I think I will review all the Tom Ford Blushes at once, after I find a time between LEs.
By Terry Terribly Densities Contouring Blush Duo #300 Peachy Sculpt is such an interesting shade. It is not too warm nor too cool. It looks very natural on my cheeks and the glitter bits on the highlighter doesn't bother me since my dry skin needs all kinds of glow it can get. After falling for this blush, I went ahead and ordered one of the contouring duos but it pulls too warm on me to be a contour. I regret that. I also regret that I ordered the third palette. That one is not good either but the blushes are to die for. (reviewed here)
MAC Accentuate/Sculpt Sculpt and Shape Powder: This one came with MACneficient Collection (reviewed here) which, to me, one of the best MAC Collections of the year. I loved the eye palette in there too. Sculpt is a permanent item and if you don't have it yet, I recommend you check it out. It is not as dense as Kevyn Aucoin one so works better on a daily basis. I compared them before here. I like this duo more than the single Sculpt powder though since the second part helps me to blend the edges for a very natural looking contour for the day.
|Best of 2015, Blushes|
Stay tuned for the rest of the favorites. I would love to hear what you reached for most this year. After last year most of my best purchases were after the recommendations of you.