We’re forever on the hunt for clever beauty products that can make our morning makeup routine that much easier, and fashion mag,
InStyle have made our homework that much easier thanks to their Best Makeup Buys 2015, voted for by a panel of expert judges. Read on to see the winners, and say hello to your new beauty must-haves.
BB Crème SPF 35, £29 | Bobbi Brown
Giving more coverage than a regular BB cream, this smooth, light-textured cream gives a lovely, glowy finish that’s just as good in winter as it is in summer. Plus, it has added SPF35 protection and is small enough to have in your bag for on-the-go touch-ups.
Retro Matte Lipstick, £15.50 | MAC
The matte texture and high pigmentation of these bullets will have you crowning this your new favourite lipstick.
Mascara 01 Noir, £22.50 | Lancôme Hypnôse
An all-round, excellent mascara; Lancôme Hypnôse Noir opens-up and frames your eyes, goes on smoothly and lasts all day. Plus you don’t need to scrub at it to get it off.
Paints, Bare Canvas, £15.50 | MAC
The enriched, creamy formula of this ‘paint’ allows for soft, easy application so you’ll never have to worry about those line creases again.
Secret Camouflage, £26.50 | Laura Mercier
Slick some of the dewy skin-creator onto your complexion and wait for the compliments to roll in. Ideal for those with dry skin, it adds just the right amount of radiance without any overdone shimmer, so no one will know you had a late night.
Eyeshadow, £13 | MAC
Highly-pigmented, you can’t beat MAC eyeshadow for its bendability, long-lasting finish and wealth of shades.
Long Wear Gel Eye Liner, £18 | Bobbi Brown
Easy to apply and blissfully blendable, this gel-liner is renowned for its staying power, even in humid conditions.
Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, C3.5, £21.50 | MAC
For a matte, Photoshop-worthy finish and quick and easy application, this foundation is worth every penny. No wonder it’s a staple in many a makeup artist’s kit bag.
Moisturising Bronzing Powder, £34.50 | Guerlain
Want to look perfectly sun-kissed all year round? You need Guerlain’s Bronzing Powder in your beauty arsenal. Creating a healthy glow with its smooth texture and different shades, it means you’ll never have to worry about looking orange again.
Touche Éclat Complexion Highlighter, 1, £25 | Yves Saint Laurent
A favourite of beauty editors and models alike, Touche Éclat is a classic for a reason. Boasting perfect coverage for under-eye circles, it disguises and illuminates, plus can be used as a highlighter on cheekbones and more. Multi-tasker magic.
Eye Kohl, £14 | MAC
Ideal for perfecting the eyeliner flick, MAC Kohl is soft and easy to use – great for a classic smoky eye too.
Black Waterproof Mascara, £22.50 | Lancôme Hypnôse
This no-budge mascara will keep your peepers perky even after a few dips in the pool, or in the heat of the summer.
Le Rouge Pur Couture, £25 - £26 | Yves Saint Laurent
If you tend to suffer from dry lips, this is the lippy for you. Yves Saint Laurent Pur Couture will have your lips feeling moisturised with its luxuriously silky, smooth texture.
Lip Colour, £37 | Tom Ford
Mr Ford does it again with his rich, sultry range of lip colours that won’t look a smudge out of place at the end of the day.
Clear Lipglass, £14.50 | MAC
If you’re looking to make your lipstick stand-out, love a long-lasting shine, or simply want a subtle sheen on your pout; you need Clear Lipglass. It does all of the above, plus with key ingredients like jojoba oil, it keeps your kisser nourished all day long.
CC Cream SPF 30, £28 | Clinique Moisture Surge
Ideal for those who dislike using foundation, Moisture Surge CC will provide day-long coverage, even-out skin tone and cover blemishes. Lovely and light, it can be put on as it is or blended with moisturiser for an even dewier finish.