BEAUTY FAVOURITES OF 2015!

4th January 2016

2015 best of beauty youngmumstufff

2016??? HERE WE ARE! As promised on my Instagram @youngmumstufff here is my favourites for the whole of 2015! This is a Collab With my great friend Daniela from Miss New Beauty you must check out her post after mine, her blog is one of my favourites!!! Ill have her blog link at the end as well as her instagram (you gotta check it out)

Personally I’m happy to say goodbye to 2015, it was the worst year of my entire life. IN THE BEAUTY WORLD 2015 was for me, the best year! So many amazing new products were released in 2015. I feel like so many companies really stepped up their game when it came to packaging and the formulation of their products. I spent so much money on makeup this year (thats another issue haha) but there was just so many cool new things that I had to try! This post is huge because even after I narrowed down my favourites there is still well over 20 things so grab a drink and snack and kick back and take a read!

youngmumstufff highlighters 2015 favourites anastasia beverly hills so hollywood laura gellar gilded honey

HIGHLIGHTERS!!!

This year highlighting really blew up, if you couldn’t see your highlight from space then it wasn’t bright enough. I love me some shimmer and shine so I was happy to embrace this trend though I didn’t take it to the extreme that some did, either way I love it! My favs:

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – So Hollywood Illuminator – $28 USD
This Highlighter is the best thing ever! “So Hollywood” I love everything about this illuminator, the packaging, the pigmentation, the pattern on it and the shade!! its the perfect reflective gold! its a must have!!! The formula is so pigmented and creamy that it almost feels wet to touch yet it is a powder!

More Swatches and original Review HERE

swatches comparison gilded honey and os holllywood dupe laura gellar gilded honey anastasia beverly hills

LAURA GELLER – Gilded Honey Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator $26 USD
Again Im obsessed with this, you can see its nearly identical in colour and texture and pigmentation to “So Hollywood” it’s just ever so slightly more yellow gold in tone. These two are my absolute must haves!!

2015 favourite translucent setting powders cover fx illuminating powder and laura mercer translucent setting powder

TRANSLUCENT SETTING POWDERS

For a long time I didn’t see a lot of translucent setting powders as a necessity for girls my age. Until “baking” or “cooking” your undereye area became so popular. Aparently its a makeup step that most draw queens use to really set their makeup, it’s now become apart of most peoples daily makeup routine. For me it doesn’t really go well as it just makes my undereye area look quite cakey and dry. I love it to bake and clean up under my contour or to lightly set my under eye area or lightly dust over my whole face.

*LAURA MERCIER – Translucent Setting Power $58 (Australian Link – David Jones)
LAURA MERCIER – Translucent Setting Power $37 (American Link – Sephora)

I love this setting powder, its great for “Baking”  for setting your whole face or just your underage area. This powder is so finely milled and soft that it is really undetectable on your face. I like this one mature skin as well as it has a subtle blurring effect! this powder for me has a slight mattifying effect.

*COVER FX – Illuminating Setting Powder – $44 (Australian Link)
COVER FX – Illuminating Setting Powder – $32 (American Link)

I love this!!!! It’s such a beautiful powder, I have mine in “Light” it’s just the completely translucent formula, there is a shade “warm” that apparently has a little subtle warmth to it. This powder leave the most beautiful dewy look to your skin, not shimmery just dewy and youthful. I defiantly recommend this powder!

Youngmumstufff 2015 favourite eyeshadows makeup geek and morph 35k

EYESHADOWS

MAKEUP GEEK – Eyeshadows – $6 – $10 each (international link)

I have been loving Makeup geek eyeshadows this year. They are insanely smooth and pigmented and just gorgeous quality. I totally love this brand, I love the foiled shadows especially. You really must try!!!

My full review of the foiled shadows HERE

MORPHE BRUSHES – 35K Eyeshadow Palette – $22.99 (international Link)

Morphe has totally blown up this year. I had no idea about this brand last year. Their eyeshadows are amazing, totally on Pa with makeup geek. They are totally affordable with really high end quality. The 35 pan palettes areas inexpensive, the packaging isn’t very pretty but whats inside is what matters, and its amazing. I love the 35K palette as it has so many great neutral shades both warm and cool and like so many brown shades!!

My full review and swatches of the 35K palette HERE

youngmumstufff favourite primers 2015 mac fix plus benefit professional benefit stay flawless 15 hr primer

PRIMERS

BENEFIT COSMETICS – Porefessional – #32 (International Link)

I love this primer, I’ve been using it for about 3 years, I continue to repurchase it over and over and even gave my mum one because it’s so universal. It’s a primer that blurs out all of your pores. I love it under my foundation I use it over the 15hr primer and together they are perfect. Its even nice to just put on by its self on a no makeup day to blur your pores.

BENEFIT COSMETICS – Stay Flawless 15 hr primer – $32 (international link)

This primer is the best primer I’ve ever used to keep your foundation on your face. The best way to use this for me is to quickly draw this all over my face (it’s a stick primer) and the quickly smudge it out and then apply to porefessional over it and then foundation. With the two primers together you get rid f pores and fine lines and also keep your makeup on for longer.

MAC COSMETICS – Prep + Prime Fix + – $27 (Australian Link)
MAC COSMETICS – Prep + Prime Fix + – $22 (American Link)

This is a relatively new purchase for me but I have used it every single day for the last few weeks. I really love this. I don’t notice that it gives my makeup real long levity or anything but it definitely is so refreshing to spray before and after makeup application and its really nice to use to set down any powders on your face.

youngmumstufff foundation favourites of 2015 it cosmetics cc+ boreal infallible 24h matte foundation cover fx custom coverage drops

FOUNDATION/BASES

IT COSMETICS – Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream With SPF 50+ – $38 USD (International Link)

Im OBSESSED with this. I recommend this to everyone. My skin is combination/normal so sometimes its oily or dry or normal and this is perfect for me overtime. This would be perfect for literally any age, if you’re a teenager or a woman over 70. ANY AGE! it’s a moisturiser, full coverage foundation, sf 50, serum, pore minimising primer, it corrects uneven skin tone or dark spots its just beautiful. I can rub this on with my hands, use a brush or a beauty blender. I can wear this in the place of foundation and under a full face of makeup or i can slap it on alone and look like i have naturally great skin. The only down side is this isn’t fully long-lasting. It wears of really evenly. Basically you put it on and it just sits on your skin as it if is your skin. I really really recommend this, maybe one of my greatest finds this year! you can get it from www.itcosemtics.com or online Sephora America or install Sephora Australia or internationally from the link about which is www.beautylish.com

L’OREAL PARIS – Infallible Matte 24 hr Foundation – $25 (Australian Link)
L’OREAL PARIS – Infallible Matte 24 hr Foundation – $11.99 (American Link)

This was another discovery this year that I am so glad to have found. I love this foundation because its relatively inexpensive and its high-end quality. the coverage and long gevity is amazing. I really recommend this foundation especially if you have oily skin this one won’t slide around on you!

My Full review of this foundation HERE

COVER FX – Custom Cover Drops – $62 (Australian Link)
COVER FX – Custom Cover Drops – $44 (American Link)

I LOVE THESE!! Again this is another discovery that I’m stoked about this year. I only started using these maybe 2 months back after being so curious because of the hype that surrounds them. Basically these are a pretty new idea (I’m sure heaps of brands will follow as they do) With these they are drop of complete concentrated pigment that allow you to weightlessly  change other products in your routine. For example, you can add a few drops of these to anything liquid, your sunscreen, foundation, oil, moisturiser, tinted moisturiser, ANYTHING! You can add more or less drops to determine the level of coverage you prefer. Ive used these with so many things, I have two shades, one is my exact tone and one is a little yellow. Basically I add the one thats a little yellow to foundations that are to pink for me to get it to my colour. The drops that are my tone I add those to facial sunscreen or to my favourite cc creams to add extra coverage. The shade range is huge, These are quite expensive but they will last awhile as you only use a few drops at a time!

youngmumstufff 2015 favourites xo beauty lashes

LASHES

XO BEAUTY – Lashes from $5.50 (international link)

This year I wanted to get good at applying false lashes. Im still learning but I wanted to share XO BEAUTY with you guys. This is Shaaanxo brand, if you aren’t aware who she is, she is a youtuber from NZ! These are perfect for beginners or just anyone who sucks at applying lashes like me. These are really easy to apply and I love the different styles as well as the price point!!

Laura mercer cream contour palette

CREAM CONTOUR

LAURA MERCIER – Flawless Contouring Palette – $69 (Australian Link)
LAURA MERCIER – Flawless Contouring Palette – $50 (American Link)

This is the first Cream contour palette that I found (until Anastasia relaunched her fair and lights kits) that had contour shades with ABSOLUTELY so orange tone to them. these contour shades are the perfect colour I love this kit. The highlight shades are pretty BLAH if I’m honest but the kit is totally worth it for the contour shades. This is extremely creamy and delivers the most natural look.

My Full review of this kit HERE

youngmumstufff 2015 favourite lip colours

LIQUID LIPSTICKS
(the biggest craze in 2015 for sure)

JEFFREE STAR – Velour Liquid Lipstick – $29 (Australian LINK)
JEFFREE STAR – Velour Liquid Lipstick – $18 (American Link)

ANDROGYNY & CELEBRITY SKIN are my favourite shades from Jeffree Star this year. His liquid lipstick formula is perfect, I don’t know how the hell he’s done it but his formula is my ultimate favourite. Some how it’s completely matte but not drying, completely opaque yet a really water thin consistancy and so so comfortable. It’s strange to have a completely dry matte opaque lip colour yet feel like you have nothing on your lips. These shades are sold out, (except celebrity skin on the australian link atm) DEFINATELY get these when you get a chance!!

DOSE OF COLORS – Stone Matte Liquid Lipstick – $18 (international Link)

THE BEST COLOUR EVER! This is my all time favourite lip colour, it’s so beautiful and unique! I love this! the formula is very similar to Jeffree stars formula just a little more drying, totally opaque and long wearing and never cracks on me! i love it! This colour is currently in stock so JUMP ON IT!

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – Liquid Lipstick – $20 (International Link)

Sepia, Veronica and Dusty Rose are my ultimate favourites from this brand (so so sorry these shades are currently sold out but deff check back on the site to see when they go back in stock) These shades are so beautfiul, I absolutely love this formula too. at first i was on the fence about it because it’s so different from other liquid lipsticks, they re did their formula to make it for comfortable to wear. Its thick, it’s really opaque and NEVER drying. It has a little transfer and isn’t as long wearing as others but its super comfortable. If you really don’t want the drying feeling these are for you! The only this is the gorgeous gold detailing near the cap always wears of pretty quickly as you can see in the pictures, the product remains amazing!

My full review and swatches of these colours HERE

COLOURPOP – Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick – $6 (international link)

BEEPER is my absolute favourite shade from colour pop this year. If you frequent my blog then you know i have a love hate relationship with the Ultra Matte Liquid lipsticks. Some shades are horrible they flake of and go streaky and other shades (Like Beeper) are beautiful, for $6 you can’t go wrong.For me I’ve found the bright colours seem to flake and go yuck but the awesome nudes, mauves and grey colours seem to be wonderful. Beeper is the perfect hybrid in colour between celebrity skin and stone!

liquid lipstick favourites youngmumstufff androgany celebrity skin stone veronica dusty rose beeper

These swatches are wet, they are dry darker than stone, celebrity skin and beeper dry with a greyish undertone (beautiful)

TOP TO BOTTOM: Dusty Rose, Veronica, Sepia, Stone, Androgyny, Celebrity Skin and Beeper

youngmumstufff favourite lipsticks of 2015

LIPSTICKS

MAC COSMETICS – Lipstick – $36 (Australian Link)
MAC COSMETICS – Lipstick – $17 (American Link)

Whirl, Velvet Teddy & Spirit Have been my go to shades from mac this year. Whirl and Velvet teddy were made famous by Kylie Jenner but for good reason, both gorgeous shades, Really enjoy these purchases as you can tell I’m obsessed with anything brown, taupe or mauve!

LORAC – Secret Agent Alter Ego Lipstick – $16 (American Link)

Secret Agent is my ultimate favourite from Lorac. This lipstick is extremely matte I love this colour its described as a “Plummy Brown” Really cool colour. I can’t find Lorac in Australia so HERE is my post on how to buy makeup from America!

KAT VON D BEAUTY – Studded Kiss Lipstick – $21

Love Craft Has been a favourite, I love it the formula is very like the Lorac formula, this and matte, this shade does stain my lips but I like the way it looks after! This like is American But again Click HERE to see how to buy makeup from America!

LAURA MERCIER – Creme Smooth Lip Colour – $27 (American Link)
LAURA MERCIER – Creme Smooth Lip Colour – $35 (Australian Link)

Milky Way Is the prefect creamy brown lipstick she! I love this colour, its a nice change from matte lips, the brown isn’t too intense it kind of cool tone light brown. I love it!

NARS – Ausdacious Lipstick – $47 (Australian Link)
NARS – Audacious Lipstick – $32 (American Link)

Anna is my most favourite lipstick shade! It’s a gorgeous Mauve, this lipstick is very cream, I don’t wear it a lot because it fully on the matte lip bandwagon but this colour is just beautiful!!!!

Young Mum Stufff most favourite brown naive lipsticks

TOP TO BOTTOM :  Milky way, Anna, Secret Agent, Love Craft, Velvet Teddy, Spirit & Whirl 

kat von d shade and light palette 2015 favourites

CONTOUR PALETTE

KAT VON D – Shade + Light Contour Palette – $65 (Australian Link)
KAT VON D – Shade + Light Contour Palette – $46 (American Link)

This is the perfect contour palette for me. I have SO MANY my Anastasia Beverly Hills Palette follows close behind but I just love every shade in this

inside the kat von d contour palette

I adore these shades, They are so soft and beautiful to blend, the only downside about this palette is that the shades aren’t refillable, as you can see I’m going to run out of the banana shade and will have to buy a whole new palette just to get that shade, that’s where the Anastasia palette is amazing because you can create and refil your own palette with so many different shades. But for my medium skin tone this palette is the BOMB!

too faced better than sex mascara young mum stuff

MASCARA

TOO FACED – Better Than Sex Mascara – $33 (Australian Link)
TOO FACED – Better than Sex Mascara – $23 (American Link)

This Mascara is the nest lengthening and thickening mascara ever. I have never even come close to finding something like this! i will continue to repurchase it! the only down side is after about 3 months of use the formula seems to change to it flakes more so that’s something to be aware of!

favourite anastasia brow products 2015

BROW PRODUCTS

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – Brow Wiz – $21 (International Link)

The Brow wiz is the best thing ever for my brows, the actual product is such a cool formula that it just looks so natural so it really allows you to naturally shape and transform your brows, I really recommend this one for all ages to because it’s so hard to go over board, the spooly is the best brush I’ve overused also!

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – Dip Brow Pomade – $18 (International Link)

I love this for when I’m going out or for when I really want to shape my brows perfectly. It’s really pigmented to it is easier to mess up than the brow wiz (this is like the step up) the formula is smudge proof and water proof so you can wear it without worrying that it will end up a mess!

RIMMEL – Brow This Way Brow Gel – $12.95 (Australian Link)
RIMMEL – Brow This Way Brow Gel – $8.50 (International Link)

I love this little brow gel for light makeup sort of days, It doesn’t have a great hold to it but i like the way it sort of makes my brows look done without being done, it adds a little pigmentation and just cleans them up ever so slightly.

2015 favourite concealers urban decay naked skin and la girl pro conceal

CONCEALERS

URBAN DECAY – Naked Skin Weightless Concealer – $42 (Australian Link)
URBAN DECAY – Naked Skin Weightless Concealer – $28 (American Link)

This Concealer is the best I’ve ever used, everyone raved about it so I bit the bullet and just bought it. Its full coverage, it never cakes up, it blends effortlessly and it is completely weightless, it’s the perfect concealer it’s just quite expensive.

LA GIRL – HD Pro Concealer – $8.50 (Australian Link)
LA GIRL – HD Pro Concealer – $2.99 (American Link)

This is the cheapest concealer I’ve found and it has total high-end quality. this is my second favourite it’s even taken over mac pro longer concealer, its thickish and quite sort of creamy but it just doesn’t crease and have a huge shade range also (deff buy it)

2015 favourite bronzer makeup forever pro bronze fusion

BRONZER

MAKEUP FOREVER – Pro Bronze Fusion – $36 (American Link)

This is the best bronzer I’ve ever found, it’s quite expensive but it just sits so beautifully on the skin, it never streaks or ever looks cake it literally looks like skin. It’s a must have for me!

Sally Hansen miracle gel pollishes

SALLY HANSEN – Miracle Gel Polish – $13.96 (Australian Link)
SALLY HANSEN – Miracle Gel Polish – $9.99 (American Link)

These are the only polishes I use these days. You NEED the top coat, its a gel polish without needing the UV light! I still think good nail prep keep this on longer but either way it lasts way longer than regular nail polish I really love these!!

Favourite eyeliners of 2015

EYELINER

MAYBELLINE – Hypersharp Wing Liquid Liner – $16.95 (Australian link)

If you aren’t very good or confident with winged eyeliner (like me) I find this really good for getting a precise sharp line! It’s a must have for me!

RIMMEL _ Scandal Eyes Water Proof Eyeliner Gel – $13.95 (Australian Link)

This is my favourite in expensive gel liner, I used to use the Napoleon one, it lasted forever but it was $40 this one is so easy to afford and it is great, no smudging!!!!

GORGEOUS COSMETICS – Carbon Black iInk Liquid Eye Pencil – $29

This pencil is SO CREAMY for me it beats the Ardency Inn pencil. It glides on and you can smudge it out with ease, its a must have for me!

MISS NEW BEAUTY!!!

check out Danielas Beauty Favourites for 2015 HERE

Check out Daniela on Instagram  @missnewbeauty HERE

THATS IT!
well not really I have so many other things I wanted to add but this is the longest post I’ve ever done so I had to cut it short!!! I would love to hear your favourites or any post requests just leave me a comment!!

Thankyou xxx

 

  • OMG so much hard work has gone into this post!!! Love it! There are lots of things I already love here, and lots of others I’ve added to my never-ending list of things to buy 😉 Thanks for posting with me lovely! xxx

    Daniela| MissNewBeauty.net

  • Ah such amazing products! Love those lip colours haha, that shade was definitely THE colour for lips last year! So many things I want to try too, like the Cover FX drops, IT CC cream, UD concealer, Anastasia highlighters – so many prods, so little money!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • Sorren Young Mum Stufff

      Hey Tasha!
      Oh I hear that! there is so much coming out its hard to keep up! I hope that Mauve colours stay around for a long time I sooo love them! when brights and corals were in I was so sad because I just don’t wear bright lip colours!
      thankyou for reading xx

  • I really need to try the mac fix plus! Those highlighters are glorious! Beautiful favorites!

    • Sorren Young Mum Stufff

      Hi Ellen,
      thankyou for reading! oh the highlighters are just so beautiful! definitely a must try! xx

  • Wow great post! Very thorough! I want to get some more nudes in lippy, I will have to try out some that you have featured here!
    Tegan xx – Permanent Procrastination

  • Wow, you had so many amazing favourites, lots to add to my wishlist! I have to agree that I really loved my Makeup Geek Eyeshadows this year and although I just recently purchased the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette I really love mine too! Great post!!!

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

    • Sorren Young Mum Stufff

      Thankyou Sarah!
      Oh I love that contour kit! there are so many good ones out there but everytime I just keep going back to it!!
      thankyou for reading xx