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Beauty Roundup 2016

31.12.16


Our 2016 Beauty Roundup

There have been many so beauty products that have come our way in 2016, and seeing that today marks the last day of the calendar year, it is time to do an evaluation on some of the brands and their best selections within their line that that have made it to the top of our list.


All of these items have been vigorously trialed and tested, and some even loved beyond its capacity until multiple repurchases were made on its end. So without further ado, let's do a quick listing on the ones that have won our hearts and get started with our beauty roundup for 2016 that will be categorized into four which are Skincare, Makeup, Body Care and Beauty Tools. You will also find honorable mentions for Hair and Fragrances as well.

Beauty Breakdown
[Skincare]

Skincare Top Picks

Now this first category is something that a lot of us hold near and dear to our hearts because we use these products routinely in our daily regime. Most of these applies to dry to combination skin textures so it would be good to take note, but nonetheless, we will be putting down an '*' next to a certain product if the formulation applies to all skin types.

  • Cleansing Oils| Removers:
    • Dr. Lewinn's 4 Fusion Cleansing Oil
    • Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils *
    • Laneige Blackhead Melting Gel *
    • L'Occitane Perfecting Make Up Remover *
  • Masks:
    • b.liv Glow & Glory Skin Reviving Biological Mask *
    • Dr.Jart+ Vital Hydra Solution Mask
    • Faith in Face After Shower Look Mask *
    • Innisfree Pore Clay Mask *
    • Innisfree Real Squeeze Masks *
    • Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask
  • Serums:
    • Shiseido Ultimune *
    • Luminesce Cellular Rejuvenation Serum *
    • The Face Shop Therapy First Serum (Anti Aging)
    • Clarins Booster Energy *
  • Concentrates:
    • Kiehls Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate *
  • Lotions | Softeners:
    • Innisfree Wine Peeling Jelly Softener *
    • The Body Shop Japanese Camellia Cream *
  • Misting Sprays:
    • Caudalie Grape Water *
    • Mamonde Floral Hydro Mist *
  • Sunblock:
    • Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF 50+ *

[Makeup]

Makeup Selections

In terms of makeup choices there was certainly quite a bit to go through (So do bear the mouthful) but all in all, those mentioned below are our top picks for the year 2016 that have been repurchased time and time again due to how impressive they were and after thorough continuous use. We will also be putting down an '*' next to each product if the product suits to all skin conditions as well.

  • Primers:
    • Banila & Co Hydrating Primer
    • Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer *
  • Concealers:
    • Urban Decay Naked Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer *
    • Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer
  • Foundations: 
    • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation *
    • Make Up For Ever Face & Body *
    • Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Tinted Moisturizer *
    • NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint *
  • Brows:
    • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo *
    • Benefit Cosmetics High Brow *
    • Benefit Cosmetics Brow Zings *
  • Eyes:
    • Too Faced Glitter Glue *
    • Too Faced Shadow Insurance *
    • KATE Super Sharp Liner *
    • Makeup Geek X Manny MUA Palette *
    • Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette *
  • Mascara | Lashes:
    • Too Faced Mascara Melt Off *
    • Lancome Grandiose Smudgeproof Mascara *
    • COVO Magnifying Mascara *
  • Setting Powders:
    • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder *
  • Highlights:
    • Sleek Highlight in Solstice
    • NARS Tribulation *
    • Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette *
  • Blushers: 
    • Edward Bess Quad Royale in Monte Carlo *
  • Contours: 
    • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil *
    • Zoeva Face Contour Palette
  • Lip Products:
    • First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy *
    • MAC Lip Conditioner Hydratant *
    • Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks *
    • Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Lolita
    • NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick *
    • Nudestix Lip & Cheek Pencil *
    • Bourjois Velvet Matte *
  • Setting Sprays:
    • MAC Fix + *
    • Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray *

[Body Care]

Body Care Selections

As for Body Care, lotions, scrubs and exfoliants came out to the top of our list, and since most of them are gentle cleansers and moisturizers that take off unwanted flakes and dead skin, they work wonderfully to all skin types. Best used twice a week, the five selections below will certainly be your best bet for smoother and softer skin.

  • Face:
    • Soap and Glory Scrub Your Nose in It
  • Body:
    • fresh Cocoa Body Exfoliant
    • Zoella Bath Latte
    • The Body Shop Virgin Mojito Body Sorbet
    • Victoria Secret Simply Breathless Body Lotion

[Beauty Tools]

Beauty Tools | Best Pick

It is surprising how many of use do not fully utilize beauty tools, but with the many new launches that have been introduced in 2016, these items have proven to be extremely vital and notable. Now if you don't mind the price tag that comes along with it, they would be good investments in the long run, so let's have a quick recap below on the selection of beauty tools; ranging from makeup brushes, sponges and devices.

  • Makeup Brushes:
    • Breena Beauty B212, 213 & 214
    • Sigma F10, F30, F25, F05, F82 & E38
    • Makeup Geek Soft Dome, Outer V & Chiseled Cheek Brush
    • Zoeva 129
    • Everyday Minerals Contour & Concealer Brush
  • Beauty Sponges: 
    • Beauty Blender
    • Silisponge
  • Devices:
    • Clarisonic Mia Fit
    • Pobling Mini Ion Applicator
    • Philips Visa Pure Advance Home Facial

[Hair & Fragrances]

On high recommendations

Last but certainly not least are our honorable mentions, because what beauty recap would be complete without illustrious hair treatments and fragrances? All things considered of course would be based on an individual's personal taste, but since these were the ones that have been much loved throughout the course of 2016, let's have a look down at the list below.

  • Hair Treatments: 
    • Phyto Repairing Thermal Spray
    • Percy & Reed No Oil Oil
    • Percy & Reed Wonder Balm
  • Fragrances: 
    • Jimmy Choo Flash
    • The Body Shop British Rose
    • Victoria Secret Forever Sexy Parfum

Overall, the above are all our top selections for the year 2016, and even though the calendar year is coming to an end, we simply cannot wait to see what 2017 holds for the beauty industry, brands and to many of us. So here is to welcoming the New Year with glittery balloons, glorious confetti and a great countdown, hence as always, sending all the positive vibes your way.


Have a wonderful New Year everyone!


Xx!

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