Best of 2016 – The Makeup Edit

Hello, hello! Today I’m showing my picks for my “Best of 2016 Makeup” picks, a few are faves from last year, and most are new for this year.

Best BB/ CC Cream:

it cosmetics1

This one made my faves list again this year – the Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF50 from IT Cosmetics. I only use it in the warmer months because the shade Light is too dark for me this time of year. I want to try it in shade Fair, but I have some things to use up first.

Best Liquid Foundation / Best Powder Foundation:

My fave liquid foundation is the Nars Sheer Glow yet again this year. But I have a tie for best powder foundation – the Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder (that I recently panned) and the Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation (that I’m close to panning). I’m trying to decide whether or not to re-buy, or to try something new.

Best Concealer:

One of the concealers is a fave from last year, the Nyx HD Concealer in Porcelain, and the other one is the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector, both of which I use daily!

Best Lipstick:

This was a tough one to pick since I have so many faves, but I’ll go with my two most worn lipsticks – both are ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in shades Dopey and Frick n Frack.

Best Highlighter:

ColourPop SuperShock Cheek - Butterfly Beach

Another ColourPop Super Shock Cheek, this time in the shade Butterfly Beach – the PERFECT rose gold highlighter.

Best Blush:

Nyx Ombre Blush

My most reached for blush is from Nyx Ombre Blush in shade Mauve Me, with an honourable mention going to the Essence Silky Touch blushes.

Best Brow Product:

Nyx Tinted Brow Mascara - Espresso

This year I have two picks that I’ve been using sometimes on their own, sometimes together – the Nyx Tinted Brow Mascara and the classic Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil.

Best Palette:

I only purchased one palette in 2016 because I own so many single shadows. I use the Tarte Tartelette Matte palette more than any other shadows in my collection!

Best Mascara:

This year I have a tie between the Essence I ❤ Extreme Volume and the Annabelle Big Show Mascaras – both in the Waterproof versions. Both give my lashes volume, are super black, hold a curl, and don’t clump or flake on me.

So there you have it, my picks for the Best of 2016 Makeup! Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews for disclosures, all are identified.

62 thoughts on “Best of 2016 – The Makeup Edit

  1. Love the products mentioned. Expecially ColourPop products. I have ultra satin lip in shade Alyssa and highlighter in shade Flexitarian. Best products of 2016 for sure. 🙂 nice post

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  2. I’m still waiting for IT Cosmetics to be available at Sephora. Where did you buy yours?
    The NYX HD concealer is on my list to try too. Still unsure about my colour.
    I’ve heard SO much about that particular shade of ColourPop highlighter – it looks so pretty.
    I’ve got most of my list of top picks for 2016 completed but still undecided on a few things – it’s tough to choose!

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  3. I recently received the Becca Brightening Under Eye Concealer for Christmas and I’ve been using it like crazy! I definitely look more awake and alert once I put this one on.

    Also love Frick n Frack, it’s a really nice bold colour. I wear more than any other Colourpop lippie I know.

    I’ve never tried the IT Cosmetics CC Cream. I hear that and the bye, bye, under eye are amazing products from that brand. Have you tried anything else from IT Cosmetics?

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      1. Their hello light luminizer and rose radiance blush are my staples 💞 I tend to find their concealers and foundations too heavy for my skin though 😇

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  4. uuhhmm.. Dopey (added on my list), the NYX Ombre Blush is amazing! and I still havent had the chance to try the essence mascara.. it’s always out of stock and it’s only available at Ulta.. love your 2016 picks!

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  5. Great picks!! I reach for the same Tarte palette a lot. I had It CC cream in my cart a few weeks back and changed my mind, wish I didn’t! ColourPop is always a good choice for lipstick. I have Dopey and Frick n Frack is still on my wishlist. I would really love to try the Becca under eye corrector, does it cover dark circles?

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