Top 10 Makeup Products of 2015

WRITTEN BY: Elizabeth On 12/02/2015 • Makeup

Top 10 Makeup Products of 2015

2015 has been a fabulous year for the beauty industry. Beauty surprise boxes and bags have been around for years, but in 2015 they really took off. For as little as $10 per month, beauty fanatics can get a whole new set of products in their mailbox every month. This has made it easier for new brands and products to get discovered and reach more people.

People are also looking for beauty products in new ways. YouTube beauty stars are a huge source of information in this field, and quite a few product recommendations come from trusted beauty bloggers.

That said, it has been super hard to narrow it down to the 10 best beauty products of 2015. Here are some of our favorite picks from the year!

Submitted by Elizabeth on 12/02/2015 - 16:32
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10. YSL Tint in Oil in Pink About Me, My Cherie, and Peach Me Love

A good lip color can make you feel like a million bucks. This lip oil looks glossy but feels smooth on your lips like oil—not sticky like other glosses. Of course, we love just about anything by Yves Saint Laurent, and in this line all three colors are gorgeous, so you may have trouble picking just one.

9. La Roche Posay Effaclar BB Blur

Picking foundation is hard when you have complexion issues, since it seems like many foundations can actually worsen acne. That's how this product made it onto our list—it has a thick, mousse-like texture that offers full coverage for even the worst skin issues, but it also absorbs oil and treats acne as it masks it. PopSugar calls this product one of the top beauty finds this year.

8. bareMinerals Complexion Rescue

If you want a bit less coverage from your foundation, bareMinerals Complexion Rescue may be the product you're looking for. It includes moisturizer and tinted foundation cream, so it's more sheer than the foundation listed above.

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7. Maybelline Master Graphic

There is nothing that a good black eyeliner can't do for your look. How many times, though, have you found yourself scrubbing your face for the fifth time because you can't get your eyeliner even on both eyes? The problem seems to go away with Maybelline Master Graphic. This product comes in a chubby, easy to grip container that is surprisingly similar to a black permanent marker. Its angled tip makes it perfect for a graphic eyeliner look or a cat eye look.

6. Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art

It seems to be all about cream products in 2015, which is why we love Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art. This is a two-sided eyeshadow stick. One side of the stick has a shiny eyeshadow color, while the other side features a glittery shade that complements its partner. Colors available include copper, blue, green, soft pink, and black.

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5. Laura Mercier Flawless Contouring Palette

Contouring is just cool—what other type of makeup look allows you to actually change the appearance of your bone structure and features? Finding the right shades can be tough, and that's why we love this foolproof palette. It contains three dark contouring shades and two highlighting shades. This product uses a cream formula, which makes it much easier to blend.

4. Ciate Kiss Play Stay

It is heartbreaking to find a lip color you love, only to discover that it wipes off in a matter of minutes after application. Ciate Kiss Play Stay is here to rescue you. Apply this topcoat after putting on any lip product and your color should last for hours. It seems to be perfect for bright or bold colors that are notorious for creasing or wiping off.

3. Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick

Even as you head into fall and winter of 2015, do you really want to say goodbye to your days on the beach? If you're not quite ready to let them go, try these beach-inspired cheek sticks. There are four different colors of blush and bronzer. Just swipe a dash of color over your cheeks and use your fingers to gently blend it in and enjoy a sun-kissed glow.

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2. Eyeko Beatnik Black Mascara

Good mascara finishes off any look. This mascara is thicker than many formulas, so it’s great for dramatic looks or styles that require tons of volume.

1. Sephora+Pantone Universe Marsala Cooling Multi Stick

Sometimes, your cheeks just need a little bit of a sheer tint for you to look vibrant, excited, and glowing. This blush stick fits the bill. Although its scarlet color looks bold in the package, you'll find that it offers just the right amount of color to your cheeks.

While this is definitely not an exhaustive list of all of our favorites from 2015, it’s a great starter kit to ensure you’ve got the top beauty products on your shelf!