The Best Beauty Discoveries of 2016: Part 1


beauty, 2016 best, favourites, products, too faced sweet peach, beauty blender, sweethearts bronzer, becca champagne pop, highlighter, jaclyn hill, mac, kat von d, make up for everThe final fortnight of 2016 is upon us! So what better way to end the year than to discuss all of my favourite new beauty discoveries from the year. As of course there is many products to discuss, I have split this post into two so a lip product favourites will also follow this blog post on Friday!

Firstly, starting with face products I’ve been loving this year. The Mac Prep + Prime Highlighter in Light Boost has been my go-to for under eye concealing for its brightening properties. The twist pen style pen highlighter is super easy and convenient. In terms of bronzing and highlighting, I’ve found two products that I know will be long term favourites of mine! The first is the Too Faced Sweethearts bronzer which is only a fairly new addition to my stash but I am already obsessed with its glowy effect and pigmentation. Of course I also had to mention a Becca highlighter as they truly are incredible products. I love all the shades I’ve tried but in particular I am obsessed with Champagne Pop, the ultimate pigmented gold-y peachy glow.

In terms of tools, I had to mention the beauty blender. By far one of the best discoveries for me this year! I have became such a convert to the beauty blender and it is now my go-to for applying my base products. It creates the most flawless fresh base and makes even some of my poorer foundations sit better.

Moving on to eyes, for the brows there have been two products that I’ve been loving. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade has been a long year favourite of mine, it is super easy to use whilst creating defined and long lasting brows. More recently, I’ve been enjoying the newer release of the Goof Proof Brow Pencil from Benefit. The twist up pencil is super easy to use and creates a minimal soft brow.

Other eye product shout-outs go to the Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara which has became a big favourite of mine this year. It has been my go-to mascara for creating voluminous and lengthened lashes. I’ve also got back into rocking eyeliner recently since I discovered the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner which is worth all the praise and hype it gets! It is incredibly pigmented and the fine nib makes it super easy to use. Lastly, the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette (which is back in stock!!) also deserves a lot of love. The Too Faced shadows are amazing quality but this palette also offers a dreamy and unique shade range!

What are your top products from 2016?

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Get That Glow With Becca


becca-highlighters-glowy-glow-highlight-skin-makeup-collection-pearl-opal-champagne pop, sigma, priming filterWhenever I think of highlighters my mind automatically turns to Becca, the queen brand for highlighting. They have the best collection of products to help get that highlight on fleek from liquid to cream to powder highlighters in a selection of shades perfect for every skin tone. Not only do they offer a great range of different products, they also have an amazing consistent formula with every product excelling in quality making it well worth the splurge! I’ve gathered quite a few highlighting products from the range so I thought it would share my thoughts on why you need at least one in your collection!

LIQUID 

Starting with the couple of products in a liquid formula that I own. The first is one of the newest additions to my stash in the form of the Backlight Priming Filter which as it suggests is a primer. I’ve been so obsessed with glowy skin yet I never owned a glowy primer despite my love for primers. So obviously having heard the raves about this, I had to pick it up! Used under makeup, the pearly toned liquid creates a beautiful radiant glow to the skin with the effects of the snapchat filter with the perfect skin, ya know the one! It also has a really nice scent to the product too and just works at creating the perfect glowy base!

Moving on to highlighters, I’ve also got a miniature of the Shimmering Skin Perfector in the shade Opal which acts as Becca’s liquid formulated highlighters. I’ve mentioned this one in my favourites before so you know the drill. As a liquid, it creates a gorgeous natural glow to the skin and blends in beautifully on the tops of the cheekbones with a beauty blender. The shade is a gorgeous light peachy gold shade that works lovely on my pale skin!

POWDER

On to my favourites from the range, the powder highlighters. I am always more of a powder girl rather than cream and liquid and these are without a doubt the best powder formulations I’ve ever came across! I have three shades in total; Pearl, Opal and Champagne Pop, all of which suit my pale skin incredibly well. Pearl, is the newest addition to my collection and also the lightest of the bunch. It looks incredibly scary in the pan as it pretty much is stark white, however it blends out beautifully on my skin to give a real oomph of a glow! Definitely not for the faint hearted but if you are love a strong highlight then I definitely recommend it!

Next up is Opal, the only one I own in more than one formulation. This is a beautiful golden-y pearl shade and also works beautifully as an eyeshadow! Lastly, is the one and only and my all time favourite, Champagne Pop. If you don’t own this already then just get it! It is such a beautiful highlighter and my go-to for a night out. The shade in collaboration with Jaclyn Hill is a beautiful warm peach-y golden shade that is just all kinds of wow!

The formulation of these pressed highlighters is quite simply unbeatable. The powders across the board are creamy and buttery smooth to apply and work with. The pigmentation is also outstanding for each of them! If you love highlighter then Becca is the range you need to seek!

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(L to R) Backlight Priming Filter, Opal (Liquid), Champagne Pop, Opal, Pearl

Have you tried anything from the Becca range?

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