2016 has been an phenomenal makeup year for me – new releases, new discoveries, old reconnected treasures, you name it!! Narrowing down my favorites was such a challenge. I tried to include products that I’ve used for the majority of 2016, but had to throw in some super stars that I found later in the year!
And the awards go to…
Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer – this has been a staple for me for almost three years now
Becca Backlight Priming Filter – give me that glow!!
Derma E Purifying Youth Serum – what’s in this magical stuff? I can’t even explain how beautiful this primes and makes my skin look!
Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless – a major drugstore gem!!
Guerlain Lingerie De Peau – beautiful coverage, satin finish, and long lasting. It makes your skin look so PRETTY!
Estee Lauder Double Wear – full coverage, long lasting, you can never go wrong with DW!
Tarte Shape Tape – the hype is real!! It’s full coverage, non-creasing, and brightening!
Lancome Effacernes – medium/full coverage and a gorgeous finish!
La Mer The Powder – I have backups of backups of this bad boy. I haven’t tried the new formula but the old one is GOLD!
Nars Liquid Laguna – this is the liquid bronzer that started my obsession!
Benefit Watts Up – a cream to powder champagne highlighter that goes perfectly with any look!
Algenist Pearl – fairly new to my collection, this gives the perfect base and intensifies my powder highlighters. I also love mixing it in my foundation!
Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil – a major staple in my bronzer collection, the only one I’ve ever hit pan on!
Lilah Beauty Bronzer Duo – the perfect bronzer with a sheen, I love this one!
Marc Jacobs Light Filtering Contour Powder – my perfect contour shade! I also love the banana shade for cleaning up under my contour and giving more light under the eyes!
Chanel Jersey – when in doubt, this is my go-to!
Nars Orgasm – I reconnected with this shade this year, peachy-pink shimmery goodness!
Anastasia Beverly Hills That Glow – these are my soul highlighters ((no longer available, WAHH!!))
Becca Rose Quartz – a soft pink feminine glow ((no longer available either – lovely.))
Guerlain Meteorites – finishing powders were new to my routine this year! These give the most gorgeous flawless, luminous finish!
Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir – fluffy, fat lashes!
Lancome Grandiose – separating and lengthening!
Marc Jacobs Highliner – long lasting and easy to smudge!
Benefit Precisely My brow – creamier than the brow wiz!
Benefit Gimme Brow – fibers? YES PLEASE!
Viseart Neutral Mattes – perfect neutrals! I use this palette almost daily!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance – what a stunning mixture of mattes and shimmers! A must have!
Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage – a magical palette disguised with basic shades. I get complimented on this every time I wear it!
Saucebox Cosmetics Etude Palette – another gorgeous palette of neutrals! Pigmented and easily blendable!
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitters – these are amazing! The only glitters I use!
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks – I’ve tried the cream and matte finishes and these are SO good!!
Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks – I can’t get enough. These totally stole my heart this year!
Marc Jacobs Hi-Shine Gloss – my ride or dies, awesome shade range!
Nars Lip Gloss – a nicely pigmented but not opaque gloss, just how I like them!
Charlotte Tilbury – pillow talk is my heart!
Huda Beauty – long wearing and creamy!
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil – insane shade range, creamy, and long lasting!
Make Up For Ever – amazing shade range, non-tugging, and lasts so long!
Lilah Beauty Aglow Face Mist – hydrating, brightening, and sets my makeup beautifully!
Make Up For Ever Mist and Fix – another HG for me, sets makeup so well!
THE END!! Did we have any of the same favorites?!! Leave a comment below!
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