Beauty Favourites 2016

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I have loved so many products in 2016 and I’ve really begun to discover what types of products work best for me and ones that I love using. I have really tried to narrow down these favourites into categories, as you’ll see, once I find something I love, I buy more and more in different shades! I really hope you enjoy this post as much as I enjoy reading others!

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Lancome Juicy Shakers

These incredible, innovative products have become a staple in my everyday routine. I own the shades: mangoes wild; meli melon; piece of cake; vanilla pop. I’m sure you’ve heard all about the concept (if not then there is tons of information all over the internet, I may write a post on them soon too) but they’re just so lovely to use and I can’t get enough of them!

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MAC lipstick – Modesty

Finding my ‘perfect nude’ has proven difficult, however this shade is just that. Whether I’m unsure of what lip product to go with, or need a neutral colour to complement a colourful eye look, Mac Modesty fills that void. I cannot recommend this shade enough for fairer complexions.

Becca – Shimmering Skin Perfecters & Charlotte Tilbury Film Star Bronze & Glow

These two Becca highlighters (Opal and Moonstone) are the most gorgeous illuminating products I’ve ever used. They look so natural on the cheeks, they’re not in any way choppy or appear like you have a line of glitter on your face. Moonstone is better for me in the day and Opal for when I want a super glam look!

The sculpting shade in this Charlotte Tilbury palette, has changed my makeup game! It blends FLAWLESSLY on the skin and doesn’t look like you’ve contoured at all! It has quickly become a daily ritual to use this palette and the highlight is comparable to Becca’s Moonstone.

Diego Dalla Palma – Lash Booster Mascara & MAC Extended Play Lash

As far as mascaras go, throughout 2016, I couldn’t keep my hands off of these bad boys! I used the MAC one predominantly on my lower lashes but, when I wanted a more natural look, I’d also apply a coat or two to the top and bottom! It’s so natural looking, lengthening and just damn beautiful!

I also love the Diego Dalla Palma Lash Booster Mascara, it does as the name would suggest. It makes your lashes long, wispy and voluminous. This combination has made my eyes, no ego-boosting here, look beautiful! I receive so many compliments and questions when I wear them; that’s why I couldn’t keep them out of my 2016 favourites.

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Bobbi Brown – face touch up stick (1 – warm ivory)

This concealer blends into the skin so wonderfully, and matches my skin tone perfectly, to the point where you couldn’t tell that I am wearing makeup. I use it for blemish coverage and it’s made me fall in love with cream concealers/ products. Highly rate this little stick right here!

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Nars – Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

Let’s keep it short and simple – your eyeshadow will not crease if you prime your lids with this.

Too Faced – Chocolate Bar Palette & Urban Decay – Naked 1 Palette

Although alike, I haven’t been able to keep my hands off of these two gorgeous palettes. I love the quality of shadows in both and I can create various looks from one palette without feeling like either is missing something. Well worth the money.

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Giorgio Armani – Si

This scent is my, hands down, favourite scent I have ever encountered. It’s: floral – without making you smell like grass; sweet – without being over powering; musky – without being to masculine. It’s just perfect and it’s been my go-to for such a long time.

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MAC – 242 & Real Techniques Bold Metals – 203

I have used these brushes, undoubtedly, every time I apply eyeshadow. The Mac one deposits lid colours with so much pigment and, combined with fix +, makes my lids look gorgeous! The 203 is incredibly soft and blends out any mistakes. I couldn’t do my eyeshadow without these again!

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Barry M Nail Varnishes

This year, I found these polishes – and I’m never looking back! Not only are they super affordable, they don’t chip, they have a wide range of colours/types/finishes, they’re easy to apply and clean up mistakes. These are a few of my favourites: Green Berry (bright green); Eat My Dust (pale blue); Cotton (white); Lap of Honour (lilac); Road Rage (pastel green).

I apologise for the lengthy post, but I really hope I’ve helped you out or you’ve enjoyed this post! What were your favourite products in 2016?

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