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26 Beauty Products Our Readers Loved In 2015

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the best makeup they bought in 2015. Here are the results:

1. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

toofaced.com

"Literally life-changing, especially if you spend years trying to find a gorgeous mascara!"

—Submitted by Miranda.

"It's not better than sex, but it's really, really close. It separates and gives volume and doesn't flake and I don't know what more you could ask for in a mascara."

—Submitted by Kodier.

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2. Everything from Colour Pop, but mostly the ultra-matte lipsticks.

"Their matte lippies and ultra-matte liquid lipsticks are so amazing, last all day, don’t leave your lips dry, and feel super light on your lips. They also come in a super-wide range of more subtle to more crazy colors and everything in between."

—Submitted by Jasmine.

"Affordable, comfortable, and flattering on so many skin tones!"

—Submitted by Adele.

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5. The Original Beauty Blender

beautyblender.com

"I could never validate spending $26 on a makeup sponge, but am I ever glad that I did."

—Submitted by Chantal Babin.

"I could not live without my Beauty Blender. I don't even remember how to do makeup without it." —samh402f7f040.

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6. NYX Matte Lip Cream

"Even though they dry matte, they don’t make your lips feel dry. They come in shades that compliment every skin tone (yes, there are nudes for us darker girls)."

—Submitted by Robyn Sabarrec.

"This was the year I really got into makeup — and the first thing I bought was the NYX matte liquid lipsticks, and they were a game-changer."

—Submitted by Addison.

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7. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

katvondbeauty.com

"I have extremely oily eyelids/skin and I couldn't find an eyeliner that wouldn't transfer and last the whole day until I got this liner. It lasts me a good eight hours!"

—Submitted by Amy.

"I've fallen asleep and woken up with my eyeliner still on point. Which says a lot because I'm Korean and eyeliner has always come off."

—Submitted by Kyle.

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8. Jeffree Star Velour Lipstick

"Goes on like lip gloss, dries matte so fast, and super pigmented!"

—Submitted by Jacquie.

"These are SO amazing and hydrating; they stay on and apply like perfection."

—Submitted by Maria Diwanji, Facebook.

"They have changed the makeup game."

—Submitted by Danielle Calder, Facebook.

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9. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

toofaced.com

"Literally liquid magic."

—Submitted by Lindsay Rael.

"Holy cow, I don't usually like liquid foundations, but this stuff is AMAZING. It actually feels good on my skin. I would get occasional acne, but haven't seen any since I started using BTW. I catch my reflection in my rear view mirror and go, 'Damn, look at how glowy I look!'"

—Submitted by Shannon Whatley, Facebook.

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14. Makeup Forever HD Finishing Powder

makeupforever.com

"I live in Australia and the humid weather makes me SHINY. This is so light and so totally effective, and it smooths over my pores."

—Submitted by Nicole.

"This stuff is the best. Makes my oily spots matte and photo-ready."

—Submitted by Emily.

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19. Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer

hourglasscosmetics.com

"I was so sad the day I tried a sample and it lived up to the hype. The price tag hurts. But damn is it worth every penny."

—Submitted by Narcimetamorpho.

"Definitely a must before applying foundation. It doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, plus I've received compliments on how smooth and clear my skin is. Absolute best!"

—Submitted by Xing Yoong.

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20. Kat Von D Shade + Light Face Contour Palette

katvondbeauty.com

"I wanted to try the contouring trend and was sold when I bought the Kat Von D Shade and Light palette. It looks great on my pale skin, and the colors that don't work on me for contour make great eye hadows."

—Submitted by Caitlin Dwyer McDonnell, Facebook.

"It has truly changed me."

—Submitted by Julia Magnani, Facebook.


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21. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

narscosmetics.com

"This is the most beautiful lipstick I have ever seen. It literally makes me feel like I am part dragon and also part Taylor Swift."

—Submitted by Emma.

"My go-to red lipstick; I never wore reds before and now it's my holy grail."

—Submitted by lauramc2.


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23. Lorac Eyeshadow Palettes

"My holy grail product. They are so pigmented and easy to blend. This has easily changed the way I do my own makeup and others'."

—Submitted by Sara.

"Incredibly smooth, super pigmented, and would work on damn near every skin tone."

—Submitted by Katelyn.

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24. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream

itcosmetics.com

"It has a super-high SPF (UVA and UVB), and it's light like a moisturizer, but it provides so much coverage that I use it as foundation. It's the best product I've purchased in years."

—Submitted by Megan.


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25. Benefit Push Up Liner

benefitcosmetics.com

"Flawless cat eye every time, I kid you not. I've applied it in a moving car and on the bus, and it really stays put."

—Submitted by Elyse Guziewicz, Facebook.

"It manages to be somewhere between a pencil and a liquid. Super easy to control, and it stays put."

—Submitted by McMolls.


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26. The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer

thebalm.com

"To die for."

—Submitted by Ingeborghavarsteina.

"This is the holy grail of powder highlighters. It goes on perfectly smooth and is perfect for both natural and more dramatic looks!"

—Submitted by Maggie Parsell, Facebook.

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Note: Submissions have been edited for lengeth and/or clarity.

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