This is the second part of my Best of 2015 list featuring make-up which I have reached most often. You can see my choices of the year about eyes & cheeks here. Today it is about lips, foundation, concealer & powders.
|Color Me Loud, Best of 2015 Vol 2|
It was hard to remember what I reached for most often in the beginning of the year or during summer. Instead for this part of the favorites, I took out the shades I am using most at the moment so most of them are from Fall or Holiday Collections.
Guerlain Maxi Velvet M72 Fleur de Givre: This is a new formula which came out as a single lipstick with Guerlain's amazing Holiday Collection. I would like to post about the lipsticks and glosses of the collection after the powders and eyes & cheeks part but since everything was sold out instantly, it didn't make much sense after all. I love this shade and I also love the formula. I think it is a winner. If you haven't picked it up and happen to see it somewhere, I recommend you grabbing it. You can see me wearing it here.
Tom Ford Lip Color #50 So Vain: I couldn't make up my mind about this lipstick on time then it was sold out everywhere. It is actually permanent but I couldn't wait either. Thanks to Breuninger, the spotted one for me in Nuremberg or something. If you are fine with some glitter sticking to your lips, this is one of the most gorgeous plummy lips you will ever know. I wished the glitter wouldn't be so stubborn though. You can see me wearing it here.
Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl: I was not so sure when I received this. I got it from Net-a-porter to try out their service when there was a free shipping offer. It has the matte formula. I was expecting it to be close to Tom Ford formula but it fell short. It is patchier once re-applied and it certainly lasts shorter on the lips. I wished I would have tried K.I.S.S.I.N.G formula instead. Anyhow the shade, it is so gorgeous that I don't care about reapplying. You can see me wearing it here.
MAC Lipstick Matte Nouvelle Vogue: This one came out in 2014 but I was enjoying it this year. You can find some swatches here. I like MAC's matte formula, recently picked up Stone, have high hoped for that one as well.
Guerlain Kiss Kiss Orange Fizz: This one was a gift from my dear friend Melanie (from mel-et-fel). It became my go-to orange during fall and winter. It has a rusty property to it which makes it so wearable. Some of the Kiss Kiss Lipsticks have glitters in them which I don't like all that much but this one is a cream without anything extra. It is big love.
Suqqu Creamy Glow Lipstick #13 Akanebara: It was by far my most loved lipstick along with Matte Diorifics this fall/winter. Suqqu has a unique formula which is a little sticky but it is so comfortable to wear and it lasts so long. Akanebara is the perfect fall shade and it is not limited. Be sure to check it out if you are close to a Suqqu counter. I am wearing it here.
Diorific Mat #580 Fascinante: I love Diorific formula which is creamier, more nourishing, richer and longer lasting than the regular Dior lipstick, which are a bit too oily feeling for my taste. Diorite Mat formula blew my mind and I ended up with four of the six shades. My favorite is #580 Fascinante but I love #430 Radieuse too, especially with warmer looks. Although I grew tired of Dior's holiday packaging, this one still makes my heart flutter. Another big love.
Dior Addict Tie & Die Lipstick in #004 Cosmic Pink: I have this one in my purse to pull out for each and every occasion. Its lightly plummy tone which has a certain transparency to it. It feels good on the lips. Later on Dior came with lots of other shades with the same formula but honestly most of them looked the same on my rather pigmented lips. I am happy with Cosmic Pink and may pick up another maybe next year. You can see my review of Cosmic Pink here.
Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil #02 Raspberry: This one is magic. I rarely have dry lips but around a month ago they became super dry and flaky. I felt like I was changing skin like a snake or something. It felt really awkward. My blogger conscious was happy to be able to try the so called lip oils on the right problem and see which one worked. I tried almost all the brands which released lip oils recently and only this one worked. For me "Instant" claim holds and although more affordable than the other lip oils, it is the most effective one. In some countries this shade is limited but I see it in stock at Macy's. Highly recommended.
|Best of 2015, Lips|
For my base products Guerlain and Bobbi Brown were the ones I reached for most in 2015. Here are my favorite foundations at the moment:
Guerlain Parure Gold Fluid Foundation: I have fallen in love with the new formulation of Parure Gold. Such a shame that it didn't make it to the States though. (reviewed here) I was asked which shade I am using at the moment. It is 11 and is a perfect match for my skin at the moment. It was a gift from Melanie as well together with Orange Fizz Lipstick (thanks so much once more). She was insisting that this shade would be the matching one and she was right. I used it so much that I am about to finish it. Too bad that there is no way to understand how much is left inside. It must be the only thing I can complain about really. It sits so well on the skin and has a wonderful glow to make the high coverage look so natural.
Diorskin Nude Air: I love the formula. It is so easy to apply, looks so natural and lasts all day long. My only problem is its undertones. 020 is the lightest shade in Germany and it is so peachy which looks off on me *sigh*. I wished they had more shade offers. Reviewed here.
Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum is a great formula which also applies wonderfully and the longevity is good. It feels great on my dry skin. Especially on the days when it feels extra dry, this one works like a charm for me. I have it in #2 Sand and it is a good match for me although I would prefer a shade with natural undertones. There are many shades to that one though so I will check that out once I am finished with this.
Two of the concealers I am especially loving at the moment are:
Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Concealer & Corrector: These have amazing coverage and they blend so well. I will write a review on these very soon. For me under eye darkness, corrector looks like the only feasible solution at the moment and the shade Light Peach is doing it for me. I have the Concealer matching to the foundation in shade Sand.
Cle de Peau Concealer: This is a cream stick concealer and it is the most amazing full coverage concealer I have tried. Thanks so much to my amazing friend Linda (from Silverkis) who recently gifted me a back up. This product works on under eye without getting cakey but also works on all kinds of blemishes and things. It stays put, covers, gives and gives. Hearts everywhere. I use the shade ivory and it is a great match for me. My holy grail is when I have to look extra polished, I apply this one over the Bobbi Brown corrector. Definitely recommended.
|Best of 2015, Foundation and Concealer|
My most worn powders in 2015 are:
Tom Ford Bronzer in Terra: I love Tom Ford's finely milled powder and this shade is great for those who don't like their bronzer too warm. On me it is a cross product between a contour but just right to warm up my skin a little. Big love. Here is a review of Tom Ford Bronzing Products.
Diorsnow Les Neiges Color Correcting Radiance Powder: Too bad that it was an Asia Exclusive. I got it thanks to my friend Linda (again so so much thanks). Guerlain is releasing something very close this Spring, don't miss.
Guerlain Meteorites Perles were again among my favorites to dust over my foundation. Big love for those. I like the older formula a bit better but you can't really go wrong with these.
Rouge Bunny Rouge came up with all sorts of silica based weightless powders this year. My favorite must still be their loose powder called #055 Diaphanous. Here is a review of their powders.
And the most amazing release this year in terms of powder came from Sisley in my opinion, Phyto-Poudre Libre Loose Face Powder. Some asked me how I like it after I shared my first thoughts here. Let me tell you that I adore it. It is also silica based plus it has hibiscus flower extract in there for its anti-aging skin care benefits. I have the shade #2 Mate which is a little deep for me but since it is almost invisible, it looks fine. This is super finely milled, melts into the skin and disappears. Much recommended.
I have a liquid product in the list although I like the application of powders much more. Suqqu Lighting Liquid is the most effective highlighter which illuminates the area but doesn't look too much nor too shimmery. Big love for this one. I believe it was limited edition but you might still get lucky. Or wait for March because a new shade is coming out.
|Best of 2015, Powders, Bronzers & Highlighters|
This concludes my favorites although I might have missed a few. I would love to hear yours! Love your comments so much.