BEST HIGH-END MAKEUP PRODUCTS 2015




As-Salam-O-Alykum...Glam'Yees..
There were a lot of great beauty products this year. These are all of my favorite makeup products of 2015, some of them I tried for the first time and fell in love,and some made back to the favorites list from last year.Sit back and relax while reading,as its going to be a long post.


FAVORITE PRIMER
MAKEUP FOREVER STEP 1 Mattyfying primer
Why I love it?Oil Control
Upon initial application The formula seems almost sticky at first and not as smooth as my favorite primers. But This primer performs my skin matte through for a whopping 10 hours without blotting. I can just explain this phenomenon as magic.


                              FAVORITE FOUNDATION
MAC PRO LONGWEAR WATERPROOF FOUNDATION
Why I love it? Light and smudgeproof
                            
My skin looks absolutely 100% flawless with a natural sheen on skin.Has a good coverage which is even build-able but is not needed!It does not cling to dry patches ,doesn't crease on my skin.It very light on skin,and certainly is smudge proof and is most 'waterproof'. It stays on the face forever, and with a good base/primer foundation looks very smooth.


FAVORITE CONCEALER
MAC PRO LONG WEAR CONCEALER
Why I love it? Full Coverage
                                                        
Its been my favorite concealer since years,and this year it still remains a love. It does everything what ever any concealer could do.From undereye concealing to highlight to covering up scars and blemishes,it can handle all of it. Full Coverage,doesn't creases, and my oily skin loves the oil control.

FAVORITE BB CREAM
DR JART SILVER LABEL BB CREAM
Why I love it? Coverage
                                       
I LOVE the coverage. It covers freckles, pimples and it even outs my skin tone. You really need to have this if you're looking for a BB cream with a lot of coverage. Used with a beauty blender It doesn't look cakey . The BB cream stays great for at least 6 hours, you need to retouch a bit afterwards. I love it that it adapts to my own skin tone.


FAVORITE POWDER
LAURA MERCIER LOOSE SETTING POWDER
Why I love it? Brightening
                                      

I love the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder! I know it's expensive, but legit it's the best translucent powder I've ever used! It's very finely mild and silky! It also has that vanilla/light yellow tint to it, which I really like, because it brightens everything! It leaves a flawless finish and it doesn't cause flashback! It also doesn't make the skin look dry or leave any dry patches.This has been the most favorite product for baking the face technique.


FAVORITE BLUSER
BENEFIT ROCKATEUR
Why I love it? Works as a blush highlighter duo


 Benefit’s Rockateur blush is a very light, neutral rosy color blush with a gorgeous golden shimmer running through it so it doubles up as a really nice subtle highlight too. It isn’t very strongly pigmented so it just adds a lovely wash of color to the cheeks its build-able so darker skins can also achieve the rosy glow.

FAVORITE BRONZER
MAKEUP FOREVER PRO FUSION BRONZER
Why I love it? Long Lasting ,feels like skin
                                       
This product takes a while to build up on the skin which makes it a super customisable shade. You can go for an uber natural, sheer wash of colour, or build up to a full on bronze glow. It bends seamlessly and adds radiance to your complexion with a natural sheen.It is long-wearing and will last you through the day.

FAVORITE CONTOUR KIT
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS CONTOUR PALETTE
Why I love it? Blend-able ,variety of colors
                                 
They are not super pigmented which makes leaves the least chance for going overboard.They have a a silky smooth texture, very easy to blend.The shades that comes in the palette make it versatile for the majority of skin tones. I really loved all the colors, but Banana is my favorite. I use this shade to set my under eye concealer. I consider this to be a pretty good investment item for someone who wants a variety of highlight and contour shades in one palette.You can check out my detail review over the palette here.

FAVORITE HIGHLIGHTER
BECCA SHIMMERING SKINPERFECTOR 
Why I love it? Intense Color
                                       
Champagne Pop is no exception to Becca's classic highlighter lineup. It is a super buttery, soft, highly pigmented light-medium warm gold. The color of Champagne pop is absolutely STUNNING!!!! It gives a very intense gold sheen that looks wet on the skin. You only need a tiny bit. Now having said that, this is my favorite Becca highlighter. Hands down. When used with a light hand, CP looks magnificent. Very angelic. I feel like this highlight is a lot more universally flattering.You can check out the swatches and detail review of this highlighter here.


FAVORITE SETTING SPRAY
URBAN DECAY ALL NIGHTER
Why I love it?Oil Control
                              
It sprays very evenly and the mist is very fine.I layer it with primer and after makeup. I dont see any fading or separation of my foundation! and it keeps me oil free for a long time.Though I just use sprays for special occasions.
FAVORITE EYEBROW PRODUCT
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS DIP BROW POMADE
Why I love it? Fills in sparse eyebrows,Looks amazing
                                         
Brows really do frame your face and I’m glad to have found to find the game changer ABH Dip brow.The Dipbrow pomade is one of the silkiest and most pigmented formulas I’ve ever used. I highly recommend it! It works amazingly to fill and shape eyebrows.I do recommend purchasing it in a shade lighter than you’ll think you need, if possible. This brow pomade is a great deal, it’s so pigmented that you just need the lightest touch to fill in all your brows.

FAVORITE EYELINER
KAT VON D TATTOO LINER
Why I love it? Pigmentation,Fine Tip
                                       
                 

 I absolutely love the nib of the eyeliner pen. The eyeliner itself is high-pigment, waterproof liner that stays put all day for a fade-, melt-, crack-, and run-resistant finish. The superfine and flexible brush tip glides across the lash line really smooth. Unlike traditional felt tip liners, this brush tip will not fray.
FAVORITE EYEPENCIL
URBAN DECAY 24/7 -PERVERSION
Why I love it? Long Lasting,Intense Color
                           
This pencil's creamy texture helps it glide on and the color offering is whopping 35. The color goes on silky and dries with a powder-like finish for a smoky look that has serious staying power.Its shade perversion has been my vanity must have since years.

FAVORITE MASCARA
BENEFIT ROLLER LASH
Why I love it? Does has a curling Effect
                          
                             
It helps to hold a curl, it separates my lashes and it gives it volume and length along being long lasting. Furthermore, this mascara builds up nicely and doesn't clump! This doesn't smudge nor flake on me either.Love the bristles, Love the formula.

FAVORITE EYEPRIMER
URBAN DECAY PRIMER POTION - Eden
Why I love it? Long lasting, evens out skin tone
                                    
My most favorite eye primer for years. It's smooth and easy to apply, and it sets quickly. Eden is a opaque yellowish beige, which makes a nice base color.The color helps to even out the slight discolorations. This one intensifies eye shadow maintains a smooth, non-sticky surface, so that application of eye shadow is easy. no creasing, no fading,Love it.You can also get Primer Potion in other shades.

FAVORITE EYE PALETTE
URBAN DECAY SMOKY
Why I love it? Versatile
                                       
For eyeshadow palettes,2015 has been mostly themed over shades of greys,purples and blacks aka smoky shades.And among all launches Urban Decay has been my favorite.I love this palette. Its is a remix of all the smoky shades from all my favorite palettes- Vice 1 &2 and Naked 1&2 with a few new friends added to the mix. The palette has excellent pigmentation (as expected from UD)and all the shades blended well with the exception of one.Comes with a good brush,travel friendly.You can check out the swatches and detail review of the complete palette here.

FAVORITE LIPSTICK
MAC GIAMBATTISTA VALLI- CHARLOTTE
Why I love it? Universal Red ,not drying
                                             

Charlotte is bright, warm red (a bit darker than MAC Ruby Woo) the shade is universal complimenting.Its a Limited Edition. It has a matte finish, I found it took a while to get completely dry. The staying power is about 6 hours and it smells divine with MAC’s trademark scent of vanilla in it. It applies smoothly to the lips without any dragging, dryness or patchiness and is fully opaque in one swipe.MAC Giambattista had four more amazing shades see a detail review over all colors here.

FAVORITE LIPBALM
CLINIQUE CHUBBY STICKS BABY TINT
Why I love it? Moisturizing
                                     

I want something super quick and easy and to keep my lips soft all day so I always turn to my chubby! Budding Blossom pink color appears to be baby pink, but once applied (give it an hour) the color sets in and darkens to a rosy shade so luckily, the color baby tint isn’t as baby pink as it looks, the tint matches your lip PH and adjusts the color to your lips. It's very easy to apply and I love this shade and keeps my lips moisturized at the same time!

FAVORITE LIPLINER
MAC LIPLINER - SPICE
Why I love it?Perfect warm Nude,longlasting
                                                
Spice is a newer addition to my collection. It’s a warm light brown, nude. This would be perfect for fall and it looks beautiful with peachy lipsticks. When I pair this with a peachy nude it’s the perfect shade to add definition to the outside of my lips but it compliments the lipstick perfectly. It’s very warm, but not orange.

So, this were my most favorite and most used products of this year.I also did went through the try and test process of many drugstore products, read about my most favorite DRUGSTORE favorites aka Budget friendly makeup products click here.
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Stay Gorgeous,
Ma'As Salama
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