I tried out a bunch of new makeup products in 2016 and recently, I went through my collection and picked out my top favorites. These products may not have necessarily come out in 2016, but I personally discovered them last year. These 10 products are ones that I reach for constantly and are ones that are the best of the best on my list! And these don’t include the new products that I just got for Christmas – these particular items are ones I’ve been using and trying out for months! I hope you find a new product or two to try out!
e.l.f. Daily Hydration Moisturizer – I first tried this moisturizer when I was in San Fransisco with e.l.f. cosmetics for e.l.f. Beautyscape (one of the highlights of my year!). I have a backup on hand because of how much I love this product. It’s so smooth and works well underneath foundation. With the price point under $10, it’s definitely a must-try, especially during these dry winter months!
Beauty Blender – I know. I know. You must be thinking- You just now tried out this crazy popular, most-loved beauty sponge last year?! The answer is yes. I had been using other, less-expensive options. But I must say that the beauty blender is worth it. It’s so soft and makes applying foundation a dream!
L’Oréal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation – This foundation has been a favorite of mine for several months now. I had heard a lot about it and picked it up at Ulta. It has nice coverage and I like the matte finish as well. If you’re looking for a good drugstore foundation, check this one out! (They also have the Pro Glow foundation– for a more radiant finish.)
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer – This concealer is perfect for the under-eye area. I love the sponge applicator and it blurs out lines and fades darkness. It also blends out perfectly using a beauty blender!
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer – I love this bronzer for several reasons. It’s definitely more of a subtle bronzer on me but it has the perfect tone and isn’t too orange. I love using it with this powder brush. Oh, and have you heard about how amazing this product smells?! It smells like you’re at the beach!
e.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette – Narrowing down my favorite e.l.f. products isn’t easy, but this is definitely my favorite eyeshadow palette of theirs that I’ve tried so far. I’ve talked about it a lot around here, so you probably aren’t surprised. If neutral, matte eyeshadows are your jam – this is a must-have!
e.l.f. Intense Ink Eyeliner in Black – I haven’t tried too many liquid eyeliners from the drugstore, but this one is a very good option. It’s nice and black and makes applying eyeliner easy. And it’s only $3!!!
It Cosmetics Superhero Volumizing Mascara – This mascara was one of the items I received in my Ipsy bag a few months ago. Although mine is only a sample size, this is one of the mascaras I tend to reach for! The brush itself it great and I’ve been really enjoying it!
ColourPop Lip Products – 2016 was the year I finally decided to dive in and try out ColourPop products. I am now a huge fan and really enjoy their products! I’ve tried their lippie stix, glossy, and satin lips. A few of my faves so far include the Ultra Satin Lip in Alyssa, the Lippie Stix in Bound, and a few others that I got for Christmas have quickly become my favorites as well!
bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Rule Breaker – Surprisingly I picked up a small size of this lip gloss at TJMaxx! It was only a few bucks and I couldn’t resist. I LOVE this gloss! It’s super shiny and stays put. There are a few shades 50% off at Ulta right now, including my shade, Rule Breaker.
By the way – how pretty are these two white dishes? I think they are so chic and they’re the perfect addition to my vanity. I received them in my December POPSUGAR Must Have Box (which never disappoints!). I was sent this box from POPSUGAR, and these were my two favorite items for sure! I’ve been so impressed by these boxes over the last several months. You can learn all about the subscription box here. And don’t forget, you can use the code SHOP5 to receive $5 off your first #MustHaveBox!
What were your favorite beauty items from 2016? You better believe I have a list started of new products I am wanting to try this year! (RCMA powder, Milani 2-in-1 foundation, & Tarte Shape Tape concealer just to name a few 😉 ) Thanks for stopping by today! xo.