My top beauty buys of 2015

 My top beauty buys of 2015 by What Laura did Next
2015 was the year I properly got in to beauty products. I paid more attention to skincare and purchased my first ever eyebrow pencil.

It was a long time coming, and a total face-changer!

Above are my favourite beauty purchases of 2015. Let's get started 

Isehan Kiss Me heroine make Long & Curl Mascara in Jet
I've been using the same brand of mascara for a couple of years now (YSL Babydoll, FYI) and, although it's still a staple in the ol' makeup bag, I thought I'd change it up halfway through the year and give this one a shot and, I'm so glad I did! I have short lashes that refuse to curl but this little pink tube of magic has changed that. A replacement for my trusty everyday YSL mascara? Quite possibly.

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand
I should probably say that 2015 was the year I also discovered makeup brand, Charlotte Tilbury and I'm obsessed! Every product I've used has impressed and the packaging is totally instagrammable as well. This Mini Miracle Eye Wand does exactly what it says on the box, and has fast become part of my everyday makeup routine. 

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue
I first mentioned this product back in July, saying it ticked all the right boxes. It still does, and is now a permanent product in my makeup collection. Complexion Rescue is easy to apply, blend and will not make your face feel 'heavy' (y'all know what I mean!). Plus, it has SPF30 in the formula, leaving your skin with a hint of a glow.

Burberry Kisses Lipstick in Blush
This product has also found it's way into my makeup collection. Perfect for day to night, Burberry Kisses Lipsticks are hydrating and don't slip off your lips. Plus, they stay put for hours and you'll only need to have a little touch up when you're eating and drinking. 

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise in Bette
In the latter part of 2015, I started playing around a lot more with eye shadows. CT's Eyes to Mesmerise cream eyeshadows were top of my wishlist, and I purchased Bette and use it as a different take on a smokey eye. They blend well and the colours are amazing plus, a little goes a long way. 

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover
Perfect for travelling and for those who can't bear the smell of nail polish remover.

The Wet Brush 
Hands down, best hairbrush ever - it's even better than the Tangle Teezer. Serious. I can't say enough good things about it. It glides through tangles easily, with hardly any hair falling out. Stocked on Cult Beauty and I swear I saw it in the Beauty hall in Selfridges, this tangle-busting brush is a must have for anyone.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow
This is the newest addition to my Makeup drawer, and I haven't looked back! I don't know how CT does it but, following her instructions on how to apply the Face Sculpt and Highlighter it really does what it says on the box. Just like all her other products I've tried and tested over the year. CT really is my makeup BFF right now. 

Sunday Riley Blue Moon Cleansing Balm
Last but not least, as I said at the beginning of this post, I've been trying to look after my skin more this year. After trying out a few 'high end' skincare brands, I finally found one I liked. Sunday Riley is known for her skincare, and although her products are a tad on the expensive side, they are totally worth it in my opinion.

And there you have it. My favourite beauty buys of 2015. I'm looking forward to seeing what 2016 will bring.