As a beauty ambassador, blogger and beauty addict, every year I sample hundreds of new beauty products. Some are flops, some are so-so but there are others that I learn I just couldn’t live without!
Products that stand out above all the rest! Beauty Best-of’s.
I have scrubbed, slathered, brushed, polished and applied just about everything on the market to bring you my top beauty discoveries from 2015 which will help you put your best face forward in 2016! Some I have blogged about before and others are part of my personal must-have’s.
From the pocket friendly to the splurges, let’s count it down beauty lovers!
Christie’s Top 10 Beauty Products of 2015
TEN: My Favorite Night Balm- This overnight recovery lip balm works overtime, moisturizing and nourishing lips with rich Shea Butter for 8 hours, leaving them soft and smooth. I use it both day and night and have one stuffed into every jacket pocket, drawer, handbag and set bag. Its soooooo good! Available at Bath and Body works.
NINE: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Vitamin C Serum- I haven’t blogged about this one but I use it everyday. An antioxidant treatment containing L-ascorbic acid, alpha tocopherol and ferulic acid. Rated as one of the best of its kind, this powerhouse serum neutralizes free radicals, builds collagen and protects against photoaging. Fight sun damage and hyperpigmentation with SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic for a brighter you. This product is a bit pricey but worth every penny. It has helped repair my skin through this painful year of rosaecea. My skin has a beautiful glow again! Available at SkinCeuticals.com
EIGHT: King of Skin Body Butter- a solid body lotion to make your dry skin softer, smoother, and more flexible. One of my favorites from cruelty free beauty brand LUSH. Supremely moisturizing freshly mashed bananas and avocados are whipped into a luxurious, skin soothing base of oat milk and lavender. You’ll immediately notice the softening effect these natural ingredients have on the skin; and the best part is the effects last all day! Smooth onto wet skin just out of the shower, towel off – and you’re left with royally soft skin. Available at LUSH
SEVEN: Weleda Skin Food- Life Changing for those in dry environments you met this product on my Gifts for Gals tv appearance! ORGANIC and all ingredients are grown through Biodynamic farming methods- Skin Food is a unique, ultra-rich whole-body cream that deeply hydrates, restores and protects skin with nourishing plant oils and extracts. The essential fatty acids and vitamin E in organic sunflower seed oil take care of stubborn dryness on your elbows, hands and feet as organic pansy calms dry irritation. Soothing rosemary leaf extract’s mild antiseptic properties and the anti-inflammatory properties of Biodynamic® and organic calendula flower extract gently nourish and care for dry skin. Available at usa.weleda.com
SIX: Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer- You saw this on me in my LOTD: Navy and Black post. I am completely OBSESSED with this shade! It is the perfect marriage of taupe and gray. The new ultra wearable neutral! Smith & Cult polishes are designed for high performance (they resist chipping) smooth application and deliver high shine PLUS the polishes are 5 FREE which means none of those chemical nasties you get from other brands. Available at NeimanMarcus
FIVE: Sisley Paris Phyto Lip Twist- This product is so good I have reviewed it TWICE! ( Let’s Twist Again and Let’s Twist Again and Again) I AM ADDICTED!!! a tinted balm, colored like a lipstick yet shiny like a gloss. It glides on effortlessly thanks the glossy ester complex while keeping lips moisturized and protected with a cocktail of original plant-based active ingredients including Commiphora Resin Extract which smooths and firm the lips and Phytosqualane which hydrates and protects while maintaining softness and elasticity. You apply to the entire lip and no sharpener is ever needed- just twist and it will sharpen on its own! Available at Neiman Marcus.
FOUR: GHD Wave Wand. You saw this in my Perfect Messy Waves Post. Each ghd curve® wand contains patented tri-zone® breakthrough ceramic technology that guarantees the right curling temperature of 185°C. This is maintained with six quick-thinking sensors in the tri-zone® barrel that ensures the optimum temperature is delivered constantly and evenly all along the barrel of the wand; delivering lasting curls that are formed fast and stay locked-in, while respecting the health of your hair. The best way to get perfect messy hair! Available at Neiman Marcus.
THREE: NeoCell Glow Matrix. Beauty from the inside out. I reviewed this back in early November and have been using it ever since. Helps improve skin moisture & elasticity, Reduces signs of aging (in just 15 days), increase smoothness, moisture and elasticity giving skin that perfect glow. I am blown away by my skin’s moisture content after taking the supplements. From head to toe I notice a difference. My skin is smooth and hydrated and BONUS my hair is growing crazy fast! Available at Whole Foods, Sprouts and Amazon.com
TWO: NARS Luminous Weightless Foundation. LOVE this product! Full, natural-looking coverage with unexpectedly weightless, 16-hour wear. Highly pigmented and perfectly balanced, this breakthrough formula builds and blends effortlessly with just one drop. It lasts foever! I have had the same bottle since June, wear it everyday and still have 1/2 a bottle left! Available at NARS.
ONE: Omorovicza Mineral Touch Concealer. I reviewed this last April and have used it EVERY SINGLE DAY since. BIG BIG FAN. A silicon-free concealer which combines a creamy texture and long-lasting coverage for a picture-perfect finish. This concealer not only conceals it also aims to treat the skin; vitamins C and E correct skin tone and boost collagen production! It both conceals and highlights! The second it hits your skin it feels more like a refreshing drink of hydration than a concealer yet it hides every imperfection leaving your skin glowing and your eyes looking fresh and awake! Available at Neiman Marcus.