Tuesday, 5 January 2016

2015 FAVOURITES: Foundations & Concealers!

I discovered some fab new foundation and concealer products in 2015 and this year's round up almost entirely consists of new additions (all except for one, my trusty Collection concealer which will always be my number #1 fav)!

Rimmel Lasting Concealer
Firstly, I'm sorry this product looks so shoddy in the pictures!  I wanted to pop out and get a new one to photograph but I ran out of time so these will have to do!  
I picked this pot up on a whim in Boots in the Spring and never looked back - it's seriously good!  The palest shade is the perfect colour for my skin and the coverage is brilliant.  There are some blemishes that my Collection concealer just doesn't cover enough and for those, I know I can rely on this little pot!

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
This has been my favourite concealer for SO many years now, you all know that!  It's affordable, comes in a shade pale enough for me, covers blemishes really well and doesn't feel heavy on the skin.  I have at least 3 of these in my possession at all times (think handbag, makeup bag and backups) and don't know what I'd do without it.  (I think I also mentioned on my YouTube channel that my mum, sister AND dad are all big fans of this)!

Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
I first discovered this product earlier this year when I went to Zoe's house and she used this as her base, (you can see her wearing it here as it's the video we filmed that day); her skin looked incredible and I instantly went and got one of my own!  
I'm going to do a full review on this foundation soon with before and after pictures so you can see just how good it is, but I'll tell you know, it does wonders to make my skin look healthier and clearer than it actually is.

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue
This launched at the beginning of 2015 and instantly became a staple in my makeup bag.  I used this every day in the summer months when I wanted good coverage but a lighter consistency.  I'd describe this as a tinted moisturizer as it does really does wonders your skin with the added benefit of coverage. It also contains an SPF 30 and I felt like my skin really cleared up whilst I wore this!

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation
I've never been one for mineral/powder foundations - my skin has always been so blemished and so I've been worried about not getting enough coverage.  However, I know how good mineral foundations are for your skin and so I made an effort to try a few and this was my favourite.  It's surprisingly good coverage for a powder but doesn't make me look chalky or too 'matte'.  Again, I'll do a full review of this soon if you want it!

So there are my favourite base products of 2015.  I'm hoping to find some new favs in 2016 and want to experiment more with lightly tinted and powder products!

STAY TUNED TOMORROW: for my favourite hair products of 2015!

What were your favourite foundations of the past year?




  1. I really want to try that tarte foundation, I've heard a lot about it. I love the Lancome foundation, it works really well.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

  2. I have loved Collection's Lasting Perfection concearler too, as well as Bare Minerals' Ready Foundation. I haven't tried the Complexion Rescue as I feel it would be too light to cover my blemishes, but the Ready foundation has definitely helped my skin! : ) xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  3. The Bare Minerals Complexion rescue sounds ideal asa lightweight base xx


  4. I've always wanted to try the Tarte Amazonian Clay range! Will definitely need to try after your recommendation! :) X


  5. I really want to try the Nars foundation, it sounds amazing!! x

    Kate// http://katerosexo1.blogspot.co.uk

  6. I just bought this foundation from Bare Minerals and I can't wait to use it :)

  7. I'm also a massive fan of the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer and my favourite foundation of 2015 is Nars Sheer Glow - but I'd love to try the All Day Luminous one! x


  8. My favourite foundation of the year has to be the Too Face Born This foundation! Its brilliant! I'm so tempted to the NARS foundation I've so many good things! xx


  9. I need to try the Rimmel concealer. I love the Collection one, but it seems to dry out on my skin after a couple of hours

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

  10. Ooh! Curious about that Nars foundation definitely!!!
    E x

  11. I also really like the Collection concealer! I use it from time to time when I am not using my Nars radiant creamy concealer (which is my everyday concealer) and really like how it applies on my skin :) I should probably pick up another shade of the Collection concealer though and mix it with the shade I currently have since the shade I am using now is just slightlyyy too light for me <3 Nonetheless - really good for highlighting! xx

    Jacqueline | Sail Away to Neverland ♡

  12. That rimmel concealer sounds amazing I may have to check that out. Right now i'm using TARTE's BB cream and when I want to switch it up I use Boscia BB cream and those are my favourite. They give me perfect coverage with help of concealer to battle those tough spots. I know the Tarte Amazonian clay liquid foundation is small angels singing, I had a tester of that and it was amazing !!! I wish i could try that NARS foundation but when I went to go look at it, it was way to yellow toned for me i was so mad lol !! Thanks for a great post

    Katie | http://ktmcgworld102.blogspot.ca

  13. Such a lovely and well photographed post!! I seriously need to try out that Rimmel concealer and the Tarte foundation, they both look amazing:) I love the Iaso BB cream and the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer:))

    Thanks for sharing!


  14. I love the Bare Minerals completion rescue, that was definitely one of my favourite bases to use last year x


  15. I have wanted to try almost all of these products, collection lasting perfection I liked but need it in another shade! Xx


  16. i need to try the tarte foundation this year - been wanting to try it for months haha x

  17. What shades do you use for each of these products as my skin colour is exactly the same as yours

  18. The Bare Minerals Complexion rescue sounds awesome!


  19. I need to try the Tarte foundation ASAP!

    Sara - She Who Is Short


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