Saturday 31 December 2016

Products That Wooed Me In 2016

Throughout 2016 I have gone through phases with my makeup, either buying a lot in one go or nothing for a month or two. Nevertheless, I have found some amazing new picks that have transformed my makeup routine and I thought I'd share with you my run-down of the products that wooed me over the past 12 months. 

It's hard to narrow down a makeup product that wooed me the most, but if I was to pick just one palette it would be the Hourglass Surreal Light Palette. This limited edition offering has a marble exterior and it's dreamy contents cover all of your needs, from a highlighting powder to a stunning pink blusher. 

A new tool that I've been smitten with is the beauty blender* and I've actually slimmed down my brush collection massively because of this. It works my foundation perfectly into the skin for a flawless finish and it works amazingly well with my dryer skin this year. 

2016 has been the year of the highlighters and another pair I've been smitten with are the two Sleek Solstice and Cleo's Kiss palettes. Another new release that I have been thoroughly enjoying is the Cover FX Moonlight Enhancer Drops, a liquid highlighter that can be used to brighten up your complexion when mixed in with foundation or to enhance your natural glow on your cheekbones. 

I rediscovered my love for NYX this year with it being readily available in the UK, and the HD Concealer is one that I've repurchased time and time again. Although the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams were not a new release in 2016 ,they are a new addition to my makeup routine. Madrid, a deep red, London, a perfect nude and Copenhagen, a great burgundy hue, are three of my favourites and I have been wearing them non-stop this year. 

As for skincare, I've discovered some real gems including the Aesop Fabulous Face Oil and Mario Badescu Blemish Lotion which helps promote radiant and clear skin. A fake tan favourite this year was the Bondi Sands Liquid Gold, a Summer must-have for prepping my pins and make them look super healthy. 

The Lush Sleepy Body Lotion has been welcomed with open arms this year and it's such a shame that it's limited edition for Christmas as it's made such a difference to my nighttime routine. I think we ought to make a petition for it to become a permanent product in Lush.

I had to give a quick mention to the Lee Stafford Chopstick Styler*, a recent addition, but one that I haven't put down. It's creates a mass of voluptuous curls which last for several days and can be used in a wide variety of hair styles. 

What products have you been loving this year? 

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