The Best Makeup of 2016
Everyone under the sun went crazy for this earlier in the year when it was released and admittedly, I was skeptical. It’s fantastic. This bronzer basically melts into your skin and stays put all day. The huge annoyance though is the strong coconut scent which i’m sure most people love. It’s still a good enough bronzer though where I still use it every day.
I bought this on a whim a couple months ago and wore it to my friends wedding. Wowza is the formula of these great. They are matte without drying out your lips and it stays on forever. There are 34 shades so there’s definitely something for everyone. I can’t wait to pick up more.
I am not a huge contour person. I love how it looks but for me personally, I think I look best with a bit of bronzer and some highlight. But, then I bought this sculpting stick from Colourpop. It makes contouring so easy and the colors are pretty subtle so even someone like me can do it without over-doing it. If you’re interested in learning to contour and need something inexpensive, pick this up!
This is a warm, rosy satin lip color and it looks amazing on my fair skin. If you’ve got lighter skin it’s hard to find a rosy color that isn’t too red on us. This is a tie for my favorite shade and the formula is lovely. The staying power is great for the $6 price tag so there’s no reason not to grab it.
The best CC cream I’ve ever used. I wear it every day and I love it. It stays on all day, evens out my skin tone and covers up redness without being full coverage (it doesn’t even look like i’m wearing makeup!). I’m so in love that I’ve mentioned this quite a few times on the blog so i’m sure you’ve heard everything I could ever say about it. If not, check out my reviews other posts: Finding the Right Foundation for you, Summer Beauty Favorites, and Summer Staples with SPF.
I love bronzer so much, I couldn’t pick one so, here’s the third. This one was my first love. Hoola is perfect in every way. If I had to pick just one forever it would be this one. The matte finish is it’s biggest selling point for me and it’s supposedly the best selling prestige bronzer in the US so i’m sure ya’ll know if it’s greatness.
I have been buying this eyeliner since the early 2000s and I haven’t strayed. The formula is perfectly creamy and matte and there just isn’t anything better. I use this in my water line every single day and it lasts all day. I’ve got about 5 shades and they are all perfect. If you’ve never tried this than you’re missing out.
Everyone needs a beautiful dusty rose colored lip in their arsenal and this is the best one going. This shade is one of the few from Colourpop that doesn’t dry out my lips and it literally stays on all day with no touch-ups. Through lunch, coffee and multiple cups of tea this stuff doesn’t budge.
I know this one is hard because everyone has different scents that they love but if you’re a floral person you need this in your life. The Fragonard perfumes are perfection. I got to visit their perfumery in France in 2014 and learned so much about fragrance. This stuff is so good that you can spray it on your skin and still smell it the next day. No joke.
If you need a lightweight under eye concealer this is the one for you. I’ve got fair skin so every imperfection is especially visible but this concealer covers up even my darkest of circles without creasing.
It’s the best if you love a rubber applicator. The shape of the brush head really grabs at every teeny tiny lash and the formula is great. I have naturally straight lashes and I can attest to the fact that this mascara truly keeps my lashes curled until the end of the day. Plus, it now comes in brown! I love me a brown mascara.
Two words, rose gold. It looks great on anyone and it is so pigmented that it’ll last you forever. This has the right amount of shimmer that’s glow-y and not glittery which is the perfect amount of shimmer for me.
I know you’ve all heard of the cult favorite shade Orgasm, but have you ever tried Deep Throat? It’s my personal favorite, I’ve been buying this since I started wearing makeup. It’s a softer pink with gold shimmer where Orgasm is more of a coral pink. This applies so easily and it feels like it melts right into your skin the powder is so fine. Deep Throat leaves your cheeks with a natural looking flush.
One of the prettiest rose colored shadows I’ve ever seen. The shimmer is beautiful and it’s specially formulated to be used either wet or dry! I often do a base layer all over my lids wet and then go over it again with a dry brush. This would be an especially amazing shade for New Years!
I know what you’re thinking. An eyebrow pencil from elf is good? Yup. The shade is perfect for my blonde eyebrows. It is such a struggle for us blondes to find a shade that isn’t too dark. The formula is even pretty good! I’m not really into doing my eyebrows but I am into filling in sparse spots and this is just the ticket.
Phew! We’re all done. Thanks for settling in for that one, I know it was a lot but I couldn’t narrow down my favorite makeup any more! Everything I mentioned is really that good. Now, I want to know, what are your makeup favorites of 2016? Let me know in the comments!