Best of Beauty 2016


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There were a lot of great beauty products this year. These are all of my favorite makeup products of 2016, some of them I tried for the first time and fell in love,and some made back to the favorites list from last year.


FAVORITE PRIMER
BECCA EVER-MATTE PORELESS PRIMING PERFECTOR

Why I love it?Oil Control,Pore Blurring
This primer is a game changer! I simply pat it on and let it dry for several minutes.My makeup went on super smooth over this and it really helped keep me super matte throughout the time until I wash it off. Pairing this with the Becca ultimate coverage crème is a sure bet for a matte face. Also that when used alone the mattifier did conceal the look of my pores. My skin looked smoother and poreless. This primer may also be used over makeup as a blotting liquid.

FAVORITE FOUNDATION
KATVON D LOCK-IT-TATTOO FOUNDATION
Why I love it? Full Coverage and Oil Control 
I absolutely love this foundation! With this product, I was able to get about 6 hours of wear without getting oily.A little goes a long way. I HIGHLY recommend this to those with oily or acne-prone skin because this gives the craziest coverage! This can easily cover up hyper-pigmentation without looking mask-like,but you need to really blend well. If you are in need of a new foundation and want something to keep you matte, go out and get this product!


FAVORITE CONCEALER
KATVON D LOCK IT CONCEALER

Why I love it? Highly Pigmented
Kat Von D’s Lock-It Concealer is creamy yet blend-able for totally customizable coverage. .This concealer blends so well and doesn’t crack or crease, which definitely makes for a great concealer!Highly-pigmented and transfer-resistant, it hides dark circles, blemishes, and anything you don’t want the world to see. With an oil- and paraben-free formula, this long-wear concealer is your secret weapon For when you want to look FLAWLESS.

FAVORITE BB CREAM
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR BB BLUR

 Why I love it? Natural finish         
This cream is specifically made for oily skin.This amazing skin diffuser contains Airlicium, a compound that absorbs 150 times its weight in oil, which enables you to have a shine-free complexion that lasts all day long.
It gives a beautiful lightweight matte finish, that really does have a blurring effect on pores and imperfections. It gave a very flawless yet natural finish with light to medium coverage.It evens out your skin tone in one layer and wears great throughout the day, all without feeling and looking too heavy. Extra super bonus points for the SPF 20 in it.


FAVORITE POWDER
LAURA MERCIER LOOSE SETTING POWDER

                                               
Why I love it? Brightening
I love the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder! I know it's expensive, but legit it's the best translucent powder I've ever used! It's very finely mild and silky! It also has that vanilla/light yellow tint to it, which I really like, because it brightens everything! It leaves a flawless finish and it doesn't cause flashback! It also doesn't make the skin look dry or leave any dry patches.This has been the most favorite product for baking the face technique.

FAVORITE BLUSER
CLINIQUE CHEEK POP- CORAL
Why I love it? Healthy Glow
I decided to the Cheek Pop blushes from Clinique after hearing nothing but great things about them. My favorite is Peach Pop,its a beautiful coral blush,looks so natural and blends so wonderfully into the skin. It is not shimmery but it gives a glow. i love it because i feel that it gives my skin a healthy flush BUT it does not emphasize my pores as some other shimmery blushes do. also, And wear time is great even over my oily skin. i think its worth the money. My other favs are Rosy Pop,and Heather Pop.

FAVORITE BRONZER
MARC JACOBS O!MEGA BRONZER
Why I love it?Seamless blending, long lasting 
The Perfect Tan Bronzer in O!Mega Bronze. This bronzer warms the skin without being too orange or too heavy. It adds a nice sun-kissed glow. This is a super finely milled powder that blends seamlessly into the skin. It is a gorgeous deep brown with a slight orange undertone that adds warmth to the face. It is a great lighter toned bronzer that is perfect for those with a fair complexion. Yet, this can be used on olive and tan skin tones as well. It can easily be built up to a more intense bronze shade for those who have a tanner skin tone.compacts contain a ton of product and are well worth the money.

FAVORITE CONTOUR KIT
TARTE TARTEIST CONTOUR PALETTE

Why I love it? Ease of use
The universal face slenderizing palette exists so that anyone can contour with ease. It has a paint by number addition to it, with a visual guide showing every step to achieving unbelievably good looks.There are 6 shades included a matte highlighter included along with a yellow correcting powder, soft contour hue for light to medium skin and deep for those with medium to dark, besides which we can find a rosy blush accentuate and a shimmering highlighter glow to finish off with. The powders are very pigmented, silky smooth, blends easily on the skin and a little goes a long way . It is paraben free for your peace of mind.
FAVORITE HIGHLIGHTER
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS ILLUMINATORS
                                                       Why I love it? Intense Color
This is an illuminator, designed to give you that glow from within, that dewy look, without it looking like you've added additional product so be light handed and precise about where you want your glow baby!There are a total of 4 shades each one is stunning, it was hard to choose just one, but eventually i decided on to buy three,first is So Hollywood, a true golden shade,second Peach Nectar, a peachy rose gold,third Riveria,a duo chrome pearl lavender shade. If you love strobing, highlighting, the J-Lo glow and a good tan, this is the product for you, also perfect for us matte finish lovers who want that glowy look without sacrificing our favorite finish.

FAVORITE SETTING SPRAY
BOSCIA WHITE CHARCOAL MATTYFYING MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY

Why I love it?Oil Control
White Charcoal is absolutely the best setting spray for anyone that lives in humid / warm climates or anyone that battles with oily skin. I have oily skin and by the end of the day it shows but not with this spray. This keeps my makeup looking fresh and matte all day long. . It must be shaken very VERY well in order to work properly. The charcoal naturally settles to the bottom.It really minimizes pores/ mattifys but keeps make up fresh and hydrated at the same time.I definitely recommend this for anyone wanting a long lasting matte look


FAVORITE EYEBROW PRODUCT
BENEFIT BIGGER & BOLDER BROW KIT
Why I love it? All in one kit
If you follow me,you know how much I love my Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow. But to keep the eyebrow game on fleek I found yet another amazing product this year. The Benefit Bigger and Bolder Brow kit.It contains shaping Stencils(You can create 4 different brow looks with these, 2 for Straight brows and 2 for Arched brows.)-Ready Set Brow,( It is a clear brow gel with a comb for shaping and setting the brows.) , -High Brow Pencil (Next is this creamy highlighting pencil for your brows. This brow highlight is slightly pink. It is super creamy, blends very well.)- Ka-Brow(With this brow gel, you can either have a light and subtle look, or build it up for a bit of drama).The kit has everything to achieve perfect brows.

FAVORITE EYELINER
LANCOME ART LINER
Why I love it? Pigmentation
The quality of this eyeliner is awesome.The formula is opaque with one swipe, so there's no need to keep tracing over the same line to get a dark line. this one worked liked a dream, even allowing me to tight-line. Creating a thicker cat-eye was as easy as drawing an outline and then coloring it in -A fabulous thing about this liner is that it dries quickly, which is great as nobody likes having to sit there fanning your eyes while you wait for your eyeliner to dry! Once on, it lasted all day without fading or smudging.The flexible , ergonomically designed, calligraphy pen tip perfectly renders the lightest stroke, producing intense, super-matte and quick drying black lines on the skin with flawless wear and hold.

FAVORITE EYEPENCIL
MAKEUP FOREVER AQUA XL EYE PENCIL
Why I love it? Long Lasting,Intense Color
These are extremely long lasting, creamy eye pencils that are available in 20 shades. From gorgeous pastels to neutrals to bold colors, there is something for everyone in this range. There are also a total of 5 finishes which include matte, iridescent, diamond, satin and metallic. My absolute favorite finish would have to be the matte (no surprises there!).These pencils are AMAZING.The colors are extremely vibrant and pigmented, but also smooth and creamy and apply like a dream.In addition to all that, these pencils are budge proof, smudge proof and water resistant too!The formula does allow a small window of time to smudge out the color after first application if you desire. But once its fully set it wont move impressive!


FAVORITE MASCARA
YVES SAINT LAURENT VOLUME EFECT FAUX CILS BABY DOLL MASCARA
Why I love it? Adds length and Volume
I find this mascara fantastic. The long-lasting formula lifts the eyelashes effectively and separates them precisely f This mascara lengthens and volumizes. It gives me the longest, most bold lashes that I have ever had and I don't have much lashes to work with! The formula is not irritating. This was a big hit for me in terms of lengthening and keeping your lashes curled (as in absolutely vertical) all day. Does a great job at separating lashes and adding length without clumping. Brush is super easy to work with and there’s absolutely no fuss in coating every lash. No smudging and not bad to remove either. it’s absolutely worth the money.

    FAVORITE EYEPRIMER
URBAN DECAY PRIMER POTION - Eden

Why I love it? Long lasting, evens out skin tone 
My most favorite eye primer for years. It's smooth and easy to apply, and it sets quickly. Eden is a opaque yellowish beige, which makes a nice base color.The color helps to even out the slight discolorations. This one intensifies eye shadow maintains a smooth, non-sticky surface, so that application of eye shadow is easy. no creasing, no fading,Love it.You can also get Primer Potion in other shades.

FAVORITE EYE PALETTE
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS MODERN RENAISANCE


Why I love it? Pigmentation,Blendi-bility 
I own all eyeshadow palettes from Anastasia Beverly Hills,and this one is my favorite for this year. I like this palette. the shade range is amazing, the overall blend ability ,They blend wonderfully, they apply without any need to go back over them to intensify the colour..So intensely soft, so intensely pigmented and beautiful to work with.
The first row includes some of the more neutral shades, for highlighting and putting all over the lid, wheres the bottom row includes the warm toned reds and burgundy tones that I've been waiting for. They are all so intense, there is not a single meh in the palette.I also appreciate the brush that it’s totally functional.
FAVORITE LIPSTICK
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS LIQUID LIPSTICKS

Why I love it? Large number of shades ,not drying
This applies as a more thin liquid.I absolutely LOVE the formula. They are not at all drying on the lips, the shade range is versatile. I still feel like the Kat Von D ones last longer throughout the day, but my lips don't feel at all dry and chapped like they sometimes do with the Kat Von D ones,so both are my fav.it depends on my priority when wearing comfort or weartime. It is incredibly opaque and you need to be careful with application because it dries down very quickly These are truly long wearing. If you eat a full dinner, you might need a touch up but that isn’t a deal breaker for me.Comfort! Because the formula is so thin it dries so lightweight that you will completely forget you have this on. My favorite shades are American doll,Carina,PureHollywood.

FAVORITE LIPBALM

DIOR ADDICT LIP GLOW

Why I love it? Moisturizing,subtle tint
Enter the Dior Addict Lip Glow in Pink. This product feels amazing on the lips – very moisturizing.t makes a huge difference in that it completely brings my lips to life – it adds a slight color as well as a glossy finish. It made my lips look more healthy, plump and moisturized. It makes a subtle difference in that the color is not crazy. It is one of those lip products that reacts to your body’s chemistry and creates a unique color for each person.It also contains SPF 10 which is great for protecting your lips.


 FAVORITE LIPLINER
URBAN DECAY 24/7 GLIDE-ON LIP PENCIL
                                                      Why I love it?Shade Selection ,longlasting
I’ve found the product to solve all your [lip liner-related] problems. Meet the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil: the best shade selection, and more importantly, the best texture and lasting power of any lip liner out there.If you do decide to top the Urban Decay lip liner with lipstick, get ready to turn your normal lipstick into a long-last one!The fantastic Urban Decay lip pencils also double as a lipstick primer that make your lipsticks go on more smoothly.

So, thess were my tried and tested most favorite products of this year.
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Stay Gorgeous,
Ma'As Salama
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