Tuesday, January 31, 2017

2016 Beauty Favorites

I'm excited to bring you my annual favorites for the seventh year in a row! It was neat to look back on my favorites from 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. In years past, I did a long list of favorites featuring one product from every category. This year, I want to change it up a bit and feature a handful of products I truly loved and used most of the year.

beauty favorites

Top 10 Most-Used Products in 2016:


Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
This is my favorite highlighter, hands down. I love that's subtle and not super glittery, but it still provides a beautiful glow.

beautyblender
This sponge blends out concealer and foundation beautifully. Every now and then, I try using my fingers or a brush instead - it just doesn't compare!

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution
This is the best makeup remover I've ever tried. It gets off super stubborn mascara and lipstick. It doesn't irritate my eyes or skin. I like that rinsing it off isn't absolutely necessary.

ColourPop Lumière Pencil
I have mixed feelings about this pencil. It's one of my most-used lip products so I had to include it. I love the color - a mauve, my-lips-but-better shade. However, I really dislike the packaging. I typically don't buy liners unless they twist-up; I made an exception for this.

Coconut Oil
Any brand will do. I usually buy mine off Amazon but I just recently picked up this jar from Target. Whichever brand you buy, make sure it's unrefined (virgin/pure). I primarily use this as a lotion; it's an excellent moisturizer. After I take a shower, I slather myself in this from neck to toe. (It broke out my face badly.) It's also great for healing cuts and scratches.

e.l.f. Shape & Stay Brow Pencil
I've been letting my brows grow out the entire year. This wax is great for mornings when I don't feel like wearing makeup but just want to tame my brows. It's also great under or over brow makeup, too.

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser
I don't think I've ever liked a cleanser this much. The name is spot-on; this cleanser is milky & jelly. I love that it doesn't sting my eyes or ever turn into a sudsy/foamy mess. It's very effective combined with Bioderma.

Maybelline Volum' Express The Rocket Mascara
I've mentioned this mascara a few years in a row now. It's probably my most-purchased makeup item. I love how it makes my lashes look with just a few coats. It really lengthens, volumizes, and defines.

Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Dark Tones
I feel like I'm sort of cheating because I didn't discover this product until towards the end of the year. I mentioned this in my monthly favorites three months in a row. This dry shampoo smells wonderful and absorbs every bit of oil. I love how it's tinted - I never have to worry about a white cast or rubbing it in perfectly.

Moroccanoil Treatment Original
I apply this to my damp hair only once or twice a week. It makes my hair so soft and shiny. I have to mention the signature scent again - I can't get enough.

signature scents & a beautiful glow,
-Kaitlyn

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