From luxury brands such as NARS and Bobbi Brown, to innovative products like the lip-plumping Lip Voltage and Doll White’s teeth whitening strips, 2015 saw me trying some new beauty brands and products that I was really excited about. This year, there are a number of brands I’d love to try for the first time, as well as some I tried in 2015 that I need to get some more of.
Firstly, 2015 was the first time I tried any NYX products, and I now recommend their dupe-alicious lipliners to everyone. Now that it’s available in Selfridges, I fully intend to stock up on more bargain bits from NYX, such as the Highlight & Contour Pro Palette (rumoured to be a fave of Kim Kardashian’s, say whuuut). Like a lot of people, last year also saw me become obsessed with Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Dipbrow Pomade, and it’s now the only product I’ll use on my brows. This year I need to try more of the much-hyped ABH, with the ABH Liquid Lipsticks being top of my list.
While my collection of MAC lipsticks is still growing steadily, I’m still yet to try out many other products from the brand. The MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle gets a lot of love from other bloggers and seems to be the most stunning highlighter. Another much-hyped product that I would like to put to the test this year is the iconic Liz Earle’s Cleanse and Polish, which I’ve been tempted by for ages.
Something that caught my eye much more recently is YSL’s Black Opium. Do I have any idea what this smells like? No. Do I want it anyway for that bla-bling-bla-bling bottle. Er, yes. Too Faced is another brand whose packaging is always on fleek (if I can say that about packaging… which I can ’cause I did, SAY SUMMIN’) and that, along with the promise of full coverage, is why the Too Faced Born This Way is the next foundation I’m planning to try. The only product I’ve tried from Too Faced before is the Better Than Sex mascara, which I adored, so I really do have high hopes for the foundation.
Finally, a brand that I’ve never tried before but would finally like to in 2016 is Laura Mercier. A lot of the products are highly-commended by bloggers, but I think the one I would really like to get my hands on is the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder. I’ve been looking for a matte highlighting powder forever and if this could do the job then I would happily fork over the £24.00 (after payday, obvs).
These are my main must-haves for 2016, but what are yours? Let me know in the comments!