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2015 Makeup Foundation and Concealer Favorites

2016 Makeup Favorites of the Year

I have had so many good makeup discoveries this past year but the most important 3 products that I can't leave the house without are my foundation and concealers. I love a lot of different foundations, bb creams and tinted moisturizers, but looking back, my all time favorite this past year is the Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Foundation! My obsession with this gel foundations began when I started using the Bareminerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. I started using the Bareminerals base in the summer when I was a few shades darker and I really loved how it was good for sensitive skin and oil free. It's got pretty light coverage, so I wanted something else that was medium coverage and also oil-free and gel based. The Marc Jacobs foundation is usually the base I reach for every day for work. For me, it blends really easily and keeps my skin looking and feeling hydrated. I only need 1 pump and that's all I need for my entire face.

Next I always need to apply an under eye concealer. I like the under eye concealer generally to be lightweight, creamy (so it doesn't crease too much) and easy to blend. The Nars Creamy Concealer in Custard is basically what I used all year. It lasted a really long time and it's just simply one of the best under eye concealers I've ever used. It's really lightweight, pigmented and I love the applicator which makes it really quick and easy to use! I highly recommend trying this! I even bought a shade darker that matches my actual skin tone to use as a concealer for redness and acne spots. When I'm having pretty good skin days, I like using this for my face as well, but for most days, I need something more heavy duty. 

For concealing my spots, I have been using the Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Concealer for the past 1-2 years. You only need a little bit and it will cover anything! It can be quite heavy if you're not used to it, but I'm a huge fan of spot concealing and this has really done the job for me. This also contains SPF 20 which is great for spots! I would love to hear what you guys have been loving for foundation and concealer! Let me know if you want to know any other 2015 favorites!

Thank you so much for reading my blog this year! I'm leaving for vacation today and I won't be back until next year so I wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! If you'd like to see what I get up to this holiday follow me on Instagram to see my adventures!