If you glance around our office you will find the following things – an intense debate over the right shade of red, squeals over a celebrity’s makeup and several cups of coffee. Being a beauty editor isn’t easy (in fact, when a deadline is looming, it’s downright terrifying!), but our jobs definitely has its perks. Our favourite? Testing out new products! From lipsticks and glosses, to shadows and liners, we’ve tried out some fabulous ones over the year. To save you from the hassle of finding your product soulmate, we’ve created a list of the best of 2015. Check it out below!
Best Eye Liner: Kat Von D Ink Liner In ‘Trooper’
True story: our Features Editor actually fell asleep without removing her eye makeup (in her defence, she hadn’t slept in 3 days), but instead of waking up looking like a panda, she woke up with her perfect cat eye still intact! That’s exactly how amazing this glossy, precise liner is!
Best Shadow: Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow Stick In ‘Forest’
We never thought we would pick a dark hue as our favourite, but this shadow has truly changed us! Smooth, rich and long lasting, this shadow stick is a genius at amping up any smoky eye.
Best Mascara: NARS Audacious Mascara
Although we disagree on many things, you will find a tube of this mascara in nearly all of our totes. The hook-like brush delivers clump-free, fluttery lashes while the formula keeps our lashes voluminous and curled.
Best Nail Polish: OPI Nail Lacquer In ‘Koala Bear-y’
If you follow us on Instagram, then you know exactly how many #ManiMonday posts we have! Although we love the occasional glitter, in times of need (and weddings!), we always turn to this lacquer. The pink shade is universally flattering and remains chip-proof for days!
Although we’ve probably tried out a million lipsticks, picking a winner from this category was the easiest! Not only does this lipstick go on like butter, but it stays put no matter what we eat. The plumping formula and silky colour are just a cherry on the top!
Best Lip Gloss: Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss In ‘Magnificent Mauve’
Non-sticky glosses are a rarity in the beauty world, but Estée Lauder manages to shake things up! Not only does this gloss give the most sophisticated shimmery finish we’ve ever seen, but also manages to leave our pout plush and hydrated.
The secret behind every celebrity’s healthy complexion, is a touch of blush. Clinique’s ultra-creamy formula provides a sheer wash of pink, along with a gorgeous dewy finish. The dome applicator makes it easy to apply and blend.
Do you love these products as much as we do? Comment and let us know your picks!