for him & for her: 16 beauty essentials for 2015

Pop Goes The City’s list of beauty essentials for men and women has arrived and is packed with 16 must-have items for 2015!

This year’s selections are products that focus on simplicity and ease of use, like 3 in 1 shampoo/conditioner/body wash or a curved felt tip eyeliner pen.

As always, some of these products are new and some are old favorites. Be encouraged to find something on the list to try and to share your experience with me.

for him

2015 Men Beauty

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{Protecting Vitamin Lipsaver from Molton Brown, $18}
What it is: A lip protectant infused with honey and vitamin E.
Why you need it: Dry, flaky lips are not attractive. Men need to protect and moisturize their lips too! This formula is good for year ’round moisture to keep chapped lips at bay.

{Electric Shave Solution from LAB Series, $18}
What it is: A shave aid, formulated to be used with an electric shaver, that protects and soothes the skin.
Why you need it: Many men still prefer an electric shaver, and they deserve an easy to use shave aid that protects skin, while giving a close shave. This product is fortified with vitamin E, a skincare must have, that nourishes and moisturizes skin.

{Mia Facial Sonic Cleansing System from Clarisonic, $99}
What it is: A 2 speed cleansing device with a replaceable brush head.
Why you need it: Good skincare is for everyone. Proven to be better than traditional face washing, Clarisonic devices utilize a rotating brush head to clean the whole face in 60 seconds, revealing smooth, radiant skin.

{3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Wash from English Laundry, $20}
What it is: A 3-in-1 shampoo, conditioner and body wash.
Why you need it: The beauty industry really understands that most men do not want to use to a ton of products in their regimen. Perfect for everyday use, this freshly scented 3-in-1 gets you in and out of the shower in less time – clean, conditioned, moisturized and smelling great.

{Instant Fix Oil Control from Anthony, $28}
What it is: A oil controlling, pore minimizing lotion.
Why you need it: A shiny face does not look good on anyone. Not only does this product make pores appear smaller and absorb oil all day but it helps to minimize breakouts – less oil leads to fewer breakouts.

{Beard Envy Refine the Rugged Kit from Billy Jealousy, $25}
What it is: A hydrating and moisturing beard wash and beard styling aid.
Why you need it: If you are going to have hair on your face, you must wash and style it!! This is a truly unique collection of products that includes a boar bristle brush. The sulfate-free, conditioning wash leaves a clean, frizz-free beard. The styling and control aid helps soften and condition facial hair.

{MP 10® Nourishing Oil from Jack Black, $32}
What it is: A super lightweight, multi-purpose blend of 10 natural oils giving hair and skin moisture and essential nourishment.
Why you need it: I gave this for Christmas last year. Men are really loving this product! Argan, Organic Marula & Grape Seed Oils are chock full of antioxidants that soothe and improve the look and texture of skin. Argan Oil, in addition to Plum Seed, Olive Fruit and Jojoba Oil, help to tame frizz and adds shine to hair.

{Facial Scrub from Baxter of California, $17}
What it is: An exfoliating scrub what whisks away dirt and dead skin.
Why you need it: Men must exfoliate the skin on their faces to ward off ingrown hairs. This formula is composed of natural ingredients like walnut-shell powder, corn, camomile, honey and lavender to exfoliate, soothe and rejuvenate skin.

for her

2015 Beauty Women

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{Wink Eyelash and Eyebrow Enhancer from Wink Natural Cosmetics, $39}
What it is: A hormone-free, hypoallergenic eyelash and eyebrow serum.
Why you need it: Every woman wants fuller looking lashes and brows. Over time and use, Wink’s blend of oils give lashes and brows a more full appearance.

{Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso from Stila, $22}
What it is: A super matte, full-coverage liquid lipstick.
Why you need it: With spring on the way, the statement lip will remain at the top of the beauty trends list. Stila’s Stay All Day collection features 10 color-rich shades that lasts for up to 6 hours. Beso, a true red, is a great, bold “look at me” shade for the season to come.

{Automatic Foundation Applicator Kit from Color Me, $54}
What it is: A device with a pulsating sponge to apply liquid or powder foundation.
Why you need it: If you apply liquid foundation, BB or CC creams with your fingers, you will love this device. The pulsating sponge is like the tapping of a finger, but with more precision. The sponge disperses product better than fingers and creates a smooth finish.

{Black Peel Off Mask from Avojo, $35}
What it is: A shiny black peel off mask that helps remove pore-clogging impurities.
Why you need it: Perfect for oil and acne-prone skin, this product absorbs oil and impurities to reveal soft, smooth skin when peeled off. Avojo, a Danish brand, is new to the US and is only available online at

{Ultra Repair Cream from First Aid Beauty, $12+}
What it is: An intense, hydrating therapy cream for targeted skin needs.
Why you need it: If you have severe dry skin, psoriasis or eczema anytime of the year, this product could help hydrate, relieve irritation and itching and soothe skin with ingredients like oatmeal, shea butter and eucalyptus oil.

{Like Dreamers Do from Deborah Lippmann, $18}
What it is: A sheer pale bisque nail polish.
Why you need it: Negative-space manicure are a super hot trend for spring; and, soft polish shades are perfect anytime of the year. Consider using Like Dreamers Do for a half-moon mani or pair it with a contrasting shade from the Deborah Lippmann collection for a double french mani.

{Skinlogics Lip Apeel from BeautiControl, $22}
What it is: A two-step process to softer lips with an exfoliating peel and lip balm.
Why you need it: If you love matte lipsticks, this is the perfect lip peel for you. Lip Apeel can remove all residue of lipstick, soften lips and remove dry skin. Apply Lip Apeel, wait, then with a finger gently rub peel off of lips to reveal a super soft pout. Remove any residue with a wet cloth, then slather on the lip balm and call it a night.

{The Curve from NYX, $15}
What it is: A curved felt tip liquid eyeliner pen.
Why you need it: Inked eyes are on trend and will be even hotter in the spring. This is the perfect eyeliner pen for cat-eye or winged looks. The easy to hold ergonomic shape and precise tip makes application simple and flawless.

2015 is everyone’s year to simplify their regimen with easy to use products, that don’t compromise results. Now, go forth and face 2015 strong and (even more) beautiful and handsome!

Have you used any of these products? What do you want to try? What are some of your person beauty must-haves for 2015?

All products featured can be found at the corresponding links in the descriptions below each collage.


11 responses to “for him & for her: 16 beauty essentials for 2015

  1. Sometimes I wish my boyfriend would grow out a beard. I might be the only girlfriend to say that, but it’s true 🙂 Anyway, this is a great list! And I’m going to look into that intensive moisturizer. Lately I feel like my face is sandpaper 😦

    Stopping in from SITS Sharefest this morning–hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

    • I love a man with a beard!! Check into a new cleanser that isn’t too drying and exfoliator to smooth your skin before you moisturize.

      Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

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