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Ride or Die Beauty 2015



It's the end of the year and that means, end of the year favorites! I could continue talking about the end of the year and how this year flew by and yada yada, but instead, let's just get to it.

These products are all things I tried for the first time this year. Most of these you've already seen but I think there's at least two that I've said nothing about...yet.

Laura Mercier Transluscent Powder: Holy crap you guys. I know I just picked this up with the VIB sale, and I just posted a blog post here but this powder just gets better every day. I use this to set my concealer and foundation every single day. It has hands down changed the way I do makeup every day. 

Clinique Cheek Pop in Melon Pop: When I first tried this, I thought, meh...but after I used it a few times I thought....whoa....whoa...WHOA! I love this. It's so subtle, and is sooooo buildable. I think it's perfect for the winter time, although I know that Lily Pebbles loved it for summer. Regardless, it's a great blush.

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop: There is nothing that I can say about this highlight that you don't already know. Created by Jaclyn Hill this is put BECCA on the map as a household name, and has beauty mavens everywhere swarming to Sephora to get one (PS it's finally in store). 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Radiant Bronze Light: This is such a beautiful bronzer. I had a love affair with this bronzer in the store, went home, and promptly went back to purchase it. It's expensive, but it's totally worth it. So blendable, so illuminating, and so fanastic.

Milani Rose Powder Blush in 05 Coral Cove: Wha? A drugstore ride or die? Absolutely. Not only is the packaging beautiful, but this is highly pigmented and blends like a dream. My plan is to get one in every color.

Make Up Forever Step 1 Mattifying: It took me a long time to get on the primer train, but once I jumped in, I never looked back. I finally found the primer for me. This does a great job of keeping my oily skin controlled all day. This with the transluscent powder has totally changed my morning routine.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown: This is a cult classic and it really is great. The pencil is creamy and blends out like a dream. I also love the spooly on the end. It's got the right shape to really get those brown under control.

L'Oreal Voluminous Superstar: WHOA WHOA WHOA! Stop the presses, I've been secretly using this mascara for a few weeks now and it's a show stopper. It's a two step system with a primer and mascara and my lashes look incredible. Run out to your local drugstore and get it.

NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Primer: This eyeshadow primer is expensive, but I don't care. If you've got greasy eyelids, this is the eyeshadow primer for you. When I use it, my eye makeup stays all day. When I don't, it's gone by noon. 

Urban Decay Naked Weightless Concealer in Medium Natural Something: I can't remember what the stinkin' name of the color I use is, but regardless, there is no other concealer in the world for me. This is the ultimate ride or die for me. I picked this up on a whim after a major eye brow tinting mishap that required some concealer in a hurry and not only did it help me then, but now I'm three in to the obsession, and I can't image using anything else.

Those are my ride or die. You'll notice that there is no eye liner (although Smashbox Penny Lane should probably be in that) and no foundation. I have yet to find the foundation for me yet. I'd love some suggestions! What are you ride or dies for 2015? Let me know in the comments below!

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