Thursday, 5 January 2017

2016 BEST OF BEAUTY FAVOURITES | MY MOST REACHED FOR PRODUCTS DRUGSTORE & HIGH END


So 2016 is over and in true blogger fashion this means I have to run through all the products I have been loving this year. I am en route to New York right now so please follow me on Bloglovin' so you know when I post next. I won't be able to promote as much as usual and it would make me very happy if you decided to follow my blog. I will be posting every other day so be sure to check back. I will be going through in order of makeup application but skipping primer because I don't use it daily.

FOUNDATION | L'OREAL TRUE MATCH (£10)
Complete new discovery for me and now I understand why everyone raves about it so much. 5W is the perfect shade for me, it lasts and looks natural on the skin, is lightweight and the perfect every day foundation. I have been reaching for it every day.

CONCEALER | TARTE SHAPE TAPE (£19)
Hands down the most pigmented concealer I have ever used. Blends easily and looks flawless. There is a reason this concealer is in absolutely everyone's best of 2016 videos and posts. I have yet to find a concealer that compares to this. My best drugstore concealer is the Maybelline Age Rewind (£8).


SETTING POWDER | VICHY DERMABLEND (£15)
I have quite oily skin and have noticed that other powders and foundations settle prominently into my smile lines. It looks awful but this powder prevents that from happening and is the only one that seems to do it. I love it more than the RCMA and Makeup Forever translucent powders.

CONTOUR | BARRY M CHISEL CHEEKS IN MEDIUM/DARK (£6.50)
If I am being honest the Sleek Contour Kit will always blow every other contour powder out of the water. I love it so much, but this was such a great find that I couldn't let it be ignored. The Barry M Chisel Cheeks Powder Contour Kit is stunning, I use all three shades which I cannot say about the Sleek Face Form Kit. Both their light and dark palettes are fantastic, highly recommend them.


EYESHADOW | MASTER PALETTE (OS) AND HUDA BEAUTY ROSE GOLD (£56)
Eyeshadow palettes are truly the most exciting for me, there were some amazing palettes released this year and out of all of them my top two battling it out for first place are the Master Palette by Mario from Anastasia Beverly Hills and the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette. If I was held at gunpoint, I would say the Huda Beauty has the slightest edge as it isn't as powdery.

BLUSH | BECCA AMARETTO (£32 FOR SPLIT PAN)
Blush is something I could happily live without but the Amaretto Blush from Becca Cosmetics is the most stunning colour. So flattering on my Indian skin, it looks healthy and pretty, suitable for any and all makeup looks. It just adds life to my skin.


LIPS | BURT'S BEES LIP BALM IN VANILLA BEAN (£4)
I have found a few lip products that have impressed me this year, surprisingly, but my tried and true Burt's Bees lip balm is something I always come back to. Best lip balm ever. You need it.

EYELINER | NYC LIQUID EYELINER IN BLACK (£2)
It's cheap, black, matte and long-lasting. What more could you want from a liquid eyeliner?

Thank you for reading. Don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin', sorry to keep banging on about it but I worked so hard to schedule posts while I am away even though this trip has been the most stressful situation in the world that it would be a shame to see that no one reads it. Lots of love. Take care.

What has been your favourite product of 2016?

Love 
Kiran

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44 comments

  1. I really want to get my hands on that Tarte concealer! Great picks! Enjoy New York! xx

    Beautylymin| LuxuryFragranceBundleGiveaway

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  2. I really want the Mario palette, I hope they bring it back. I really want to try the Tarte concealer, its always OOS though :( xx

    LPage Beauty

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    1. I know so annoying, I want to get another shade as well xxx

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  3. Lovely picks! I totally regret not picking up the Master Palette. It's such a beautiful palette! Amaretto is one of my fave blush shades too :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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  4. I haven't tried any of these products, but I would love to try the Tarte shape tape!

    TheNormcoreRebel

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    1. I love it! Thank you for reading xxx

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  5. That eye shadow palette looks amazing.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

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    1. It is gorgeous, thank you for reading xxx

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  6. Great post just as your all blog. I think that you are an awesome blogger, and I wish you luck in future! Kisses :* If you want, look my blog and follow me if you like it. <3
    CALLOFBEAUTY

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  7. I'm waiting for my Shape Tape concealer to be delivered and I'm even more excited for it to come after reading your review!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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    1. It is pretty impressive, Liz, hope you love it! Xx

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  8. Becca Amaretto looks beautiful! I'm not the biggest blush person - I only own MAC
    Prism, which is of a similar color, but your swatches are so gorgeous I may have to give it a shot. Have fun in New York, I was just in NYC yesterday! :)

    - katrina || yourstrulykatrina.com

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    1. Ooh did you have a good time? I need to check out MAC Prism now, thank you for reading xxx

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  9. I love Burt Bee's lips balm, only tried my mum's but it's definitely a high quality one. I've written most of my favs on the blog but Burberry just won it this year for me.

    Selene Addicted

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    1. Burberry really? I need to try something from then xxx

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  10. Sounds like you found some really great products in 2016! I hear a lot of good things about the Becca blushes.

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

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    1. Thank you for reading Kathryn, their blushes are gorgeous xxx

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  11. Great round up! I'm really trying to learn more about makeup this year so this was a great read, thanks!

    Happy new year lovely!

    Alya | MoorizZLA xxx

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    1. Aw thank you lovely! Happy New Year xxx

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  12. Gosh seeing people raving about that L'Oreal foundation makes me mad that mine still hasn't arrived. Ugh. Can't wait to try it! x

    http://www.erinazmir.com

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  13. Love the reviews!
    Must up my concealer game!
    Dora
    www.BangsBang.com

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  14. I like the Tarte concealer too...but I have to say that the MAC Pronlongwear is still more pigmented and covers better...may just be me.
    xo, Lily
    www.beautywithlily.com

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    1. Ooh I have never tried it, thank you for sharing. Will definitely check it out, thank you xxx

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  15. I love that becca palette too! And I really really want to try the Tarte Shape Tape! So bad!! I just need to get it already! It looks fab!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. I really like it! Thank you for reading Erin xxx

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  16. These are great products! I need to try that L'Oreal foundation, it does sound fantastic. My favourite beauty product of 2016 is Maybelline's Lash Sensational mascara, I just love it! x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Such a good mascara, thank you for reading! Xx

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  17. Happy New Year - Love the post and thoughtful content!!
    MyLyfeMyStory

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  18. These are some fabulous beauty favorites. I really want to try the Tarte concealer as I've heard such great reviews! Becca Amaretto is just beautiful. It was my most worn in 2016 too.

    Face to Curls | http://facetocurls.com

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    1. Yes, such a good blush! Thank you so much xxx

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  19. I love the blush shades; they look gorgeous!

    ANOUK

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  20. I love the vichy derma blend setting powder! It's so so nice and works like a dream! I must pick up some more! Lovely post hun!

    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
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    1. It is such an underrated product, thank you for reading Stacey xxx

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  21. Great review, love those colors (:

    www.caterina-m.blogspot.com

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  22. i just follow your blog
    nice work
    Greetings from Greece.
    www.beautyisallaround6.blogspot.gr

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