I feel like I say this every year, but I seriously cannot believe that 2016 is over and it’s already 2017… like where has the time gone?! But anyways I wanted to talk about my beauty favorites for the year of 2016, because I got a lot of new things, and I fell in love with some really awesome products!
Mario Badescu Facial Spray. This is spray is literally just fancy water, and my mom thinks I am crazy for buying this because she just doesn’t understand my obsession with this stuff, and to be honest, I don’t really understand it either, but I absolutely love it! When I first got this product, I typically only used it in the summer, and just occasionally, but since summer of 2016 I have literally been using this spray every single day. I just love how it makes my skin feel hydrated and primed for my makeup.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow Foundation. I just purchased this foundation in like October/ November, but since then it is pretty much the only foundation I used. It’s the perfect coverage and finish for my skin tone. It’s not to heavy and give a nice luminous finish, and doesn’t dry out my skin.
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer. SO many people raved about this bronzer in the spring/ summertime of last year, and I think it definitely lived up to the hype. It’s not completely matte, but also not a shimmer, so it just gives the perfect bronzy glow to the skin. I used this bronzer every single day during the summer.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Champagne Pop. This is my all time favorite highlighter. It’s just so beautiful. I have a lot of other highlighters that I absolutely love, but this one is definitely my favorite.
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette. For years and years, I really wanted an Urban Decay Naked palette. Even before I was really into makeup, my friend from college had one, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Then I got super into makeup, and by then the Naked 2 and 3 had come out and I just couldn’t decide between the palettes, so I didn’t end up getting any of them. But I finally got the Smoky palette at the very end of 2015, and I love it so much! I really like that it has some shades that are a little more cool-toned, and the shadows blend out so easily. I like that even though this is a Smoky palette, there are still some lighter colors in here and you can get a super natural or dramatic look. It’s very versatile and just a really great palette!
Morphe 35N Palette. This was probably one of my favorite palettes of the year. These shadows are amazing quality, and such an affordable price, I will definitely be buying more of these palettes in the future. I love that it comes with so many colors, it makes it so easy to get a perfectly blended eye look.
Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Palette. I got this palette at the end of 2015 as well, because I loved the Stila Soul Palette so much. This was a holiday set, so it was just temporary for 2015, but I am really glad I got it because I love the shadows! There are some really beautiful colors, and I like it’s not just neutral shades, but there are some really pretty pops of color as well. The great thing about this palette is that it also comes with 4 blushes, and a sample of their Huge Extreme Lash Mascara (which I also love!). I just really like Stila eyeshadows in general, so naturally this was one of my favorite palettes last year.
Colourpop Amaze Eyeshadow. Earlier in 2016, I placed my first Colourpop order and got a few of their eyeshadows and lip products… and I loved them! I think Colourpop in general is just a great company, and I like that their products are super affordable, I will definitely be ordering more from them in the future because I was very impressed by the first set of products that I tried out. I ordered four of their super shock eyeshadows, and I think they are all pretty great, but Amaze was definitely my favorite. It’s just such a pretty rose gold shimmery shade, and it always looks beautiful!
NYX Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner. This is definitely my favorite eyeliner of 2016, it’s super creamy and pigmented, and lasts a really long time.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara. I’ve always loved Maybelline mascaras, but this year I fell in love with the Lash Sensational. When I first purchased this in the spring, I wasn’t completely thrilled with it, but I grew to love it, and recently, I’ve been using it every single day!
Colourpop Lippie Stix. As I mentioned earlier, I was super impressed with all of my Colourpop products, especially the lippie stix. They are super cute, and just really great lipsticks!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss. I bought two of these over the summer, and I am sure I will be buying more in the future, but I really like these glosses. They are super pigmented, and stay on the lips for a really long time.
NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick. I love these so so much! In 2015, I was really obsessed with the Soft Matte Lip Creams (and I still am), but NYX released these liquid suede lipsticks, and I fell in love with them! They are very similar to the matte lip creams, but these are more of a liquid formula and the matte lip creams are more like a mousse/creamy formula. Anyways, they last FOREVER on the lips, and don’t dry them out either!
NYX Suede Matte Lip liners. I’ve always like the NYX pencil lip liners, and this year I fell in love with the suede liners, they are just a little bit creamier than their regular liners, but they are just as amazing! And I like that the suede liners come in the same colors as the suede lipsticks, so you can get matching liners and lipsticks!
What were your favorite beauty products of 2016?