Wednesday, 4 January 2017

The Products That Won Me Over In 2016

Love, Catherine | Favourite Products of 2016

You know when you find products that you just fall for, and they never make it to your fancy storage because you need them permanently in your everyday makeup bag? Yep, that's what happened to these guys throughout 2016, because I just flippin' love them.

Estee Lauder | Double Wear
When will I learn that no matter how many other foundations I try, none of them will compare to Double Wear. You've likely heard it all by now, but it gives a full coverage, flawless finish and is the most long lasting foundation I've ever tried.

Sara Happ | Peony Lip Scrub
I won't lie, I was totally surprised by this one as I'd initially just bought it 'cos I thought the packaging was too cute (pretty packaging will be my downfall). But it's the nicest lip scrub to ever grace my lips. It has more of a paste consistency rather than a crumbly one, which I find much easier to use. It buffs and polishes my lips but leaves behind a balm for that added moisture! Mine has sadly ran out now but I'll definitely be buying another (if I can find it, Beauty Bay has stopped shipping them to the UK...)


Love, Catherine | Favourite Products of 2016

MAC | Snob Lipstick
I strayed slightly from my usual nude pink lipsticks and fell for MAC Snob, a pretty blush pink with a satin finish. I think we can all tell how much I loved this little one judging by what's left of it (and by the amount I've blabbed on about it..)

Too Faced | Hangover Primer
This one is the nicest base for when your skin is feeling a bit lacklustre. It's smooth and cooling to apply, my foundation sits beautifully over the top and it gives me lovely radiant, hydrated skin.

Percy & Reed | Wonder Balm
The hair product that really is a wonder balm. I pop it into towel dried hair and it preps it for any styling that commences. My curls stay fuller, bouncier and last longer when I use this! I also use it on the days after my hair wash, after I've styled it with my curling wand and it just enhances and defines my curls, and makes them look softer and shiner. I wouldn't be without this now.

YSL | Rose Romantique Nail Polish
This pretty polish was a sweet little Christmas gift from my sister last year, and I've worn it to death! It's a lovely, natural manicure pink shade and looks so classic and elegant. Plus that packaging is just dreamy.


Favourite Products of 2016 | Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder

Charlotte Tilbury | Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder
This Charlotte Tilbury powder honestly works miracles, it has a really buttery soft, finely milled texture and just makes your skin look flawless. I find it sets my makeup really well and keeps my shine at bay like no other. The best part though? How natural, non-cakey and undetectable it looks on the skin. You need this.

Too Faced | Chocolate Bon Bons
The eyeshadow palette I always come back to as the quality is amazing and it has such beautiful colours. My top three shades are Divinity; a soft creamy matte white, Almond Truffle; a matte mauvey beige with a pink undertone, and Satin Sheets; a gorgeous golden champagne pink. (Full review here)


Love, Catherine | Favourite Products of 2016, Benefit Ready Set Brow

Benefit | Ready Set Brow
The only brow gel I'll ever use. My brows never look out of place when I use it, they just don't budge, and the little comb is the best for getting your brows super neat and perfected. I used to love the clear brow gel by ABH, and the actual product is quite similar but the comb on the Benefit wand wins by a mile.

Honorable Mentions:
Laura Geller, Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
LancomeGrandoise Eyeliner
Pixi, Makeup Fixing Mist
Becca, Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector



Which products did you love throughout 2016?

xoxo


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31 comments :

  1. Everything here looks so pretty! I love the Too Faced primer too. The CT Powder sounds like something I need xx

    LPage Beauty

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    1. It's such a lovely primer isn't it! & yess girl you so need to try the powder!! xo

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  2. Your blog is so pretty!! I have always wanted to try the CT powder so I am sure to pick that up this year!

    I loved the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palettes this year and the Nars sheer glow foundation :)

    Thanks for sharing xxx

    www.kirstyjennifer.com

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    1. Thanks so much! Ohh deffo do, I can't imagine anyone disliking it, it's perfect! xo

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  3. i need to try out that too faced primer, it sounds so good. love the photos!
    jen | velvet spring

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  4. Great post, I love the benefit ready set brow stuff too! I only bought it recently but it's became one of my favourites so quickly! And your photos in the post are absolutely gorgeous by the way!

    soph x | sophieleigh.co.uk

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    1. It's just an instant fave isn't it! I love products that wow straight away. Aw thank you lovely! xo

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  5. I love the Chocolate Bon Bons palette! So many beautiul pinky products in this post x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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  6. Omg I may have to try the CT powder!! It looks so dreamy, and I need something mattifying...
    { Katie Actually }

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    1. Ohhh you so do, it's literally a life saver for me, I'm so happy I found it!! xo

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  7. Your blog is so beautiful and PINK! I love the photos here. I’ve been eyeing the Chocolate Bon Bons, I’m always surprised that I don’t hear more about it.

    http://thebookwormbeauty.com

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    1. Aw thanks so much, I can't resist a bit of pretty pink! Yeah that's true, it's such a good palette. The bright pink & emerald green make it look a little scary but honestly, when you look at it without those colours it actually has the most gorgeous neutral shade range! xo

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  8. I think pretty packaging will be the downfall of us all! I have drawers full of things I only bought for the packaging lol No shame in that! And I feel like it is such an accomplishment when you go through a tube of lipstick. It's such a rarity!!

    I'm so excited as I finally got a few Charlotte Tilbury products for Christmas! I haven't touched them yet since it still feels a little surreal but I might have to add that powder to my list once I work through my NYX one. I always love to set my face but struggle with it looking cakey.

    I haven't been able to live without Maybelline lipsticks this year. They are definitely one of my favorite formulas and since they're inexpensive I can experiment with all sorts of colors!

    Katie | www.overthemoony.com

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    1. Ohh and limited edition items that are just too pretty to use!
      Haha totally, I have so much makeup that when I go through a whole makeup product it must mean I adore it!! xo

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  9. Lovely discoveries! I haven't heard about the Mac Snob yet, but the shade looks stunning, especially as a summery lipstick, on the contrary, I've read a lot about the CT Airbrush Flawless Finish, it sounds lovely and I have high hopes that it won't dry my skin out like most powders do!

    http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

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    1. Thank you lovely! I have an oily skintype so I'm not sure what it would be like for dry skin, I can't imagine it wouldn't work though! xo

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  10. That nail polish from YSL looks beautiful! I've been looking for the perfect pale pink nail polish for ages, I think I've found it now!

    Lynnsay x
    www.sartorialscot.om

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    1. It's really lovely! And lasts quite well on the nails too xo

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  11. So many amazing products! I love mac snob and I'm also obsessed with the too faced hangover primer now! It really leaves my skin feeling hydrated and ready for the rest of my makeup

    Stacey White
    www.staceylouisewhite.co.uk

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    1. I totally agree, it preps the skin so well for foundation xo

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  12. Still eager to try the Hangover Primer!

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    1. Ooh you so should! I've heard they're releasing more from the Hangover range too including a setting spray! xo

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  13. That lip scrub sounds absolutely heavenly.I've been in the market for a good lip scrub.Cute packaging doesn't hurt either(:
    That Charlotte Tilbury finishing powder looks sooo beautiful I would love to try this out as well!(:

    www.cutieandherbeauty.com

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    1. Haha cute packaging definitely doesn't hurt!! It only hurts my purse haha xo

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  14. Beautiful, beautiful photos as always! I agree with so many of your choices - the CT Powder is in a league of it's own. I've just replaced mine but those three days without it were torturous haha! x

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    1. I'm so glad you agree, I don't hear enough people rave about it! I desperately tried to get every last scrap out once it hit pan, and I've gotta say that's when I knew it was amazing because I could tell the difference in my skin without it! Luckily I received another for Christmas, pheew.. xo

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  15. Everything looks beautiful! I must try the Charlotte Tilbury powder as it sounds amazing!! Gorgeous photos as always lovely! happy new year :) xxx

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  16. I love that brow gel, such an easy fix for my furry caterpillars

    - Natalie
    www.workovereasy.com

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  17. I've heard everyone rave about Estee Lauder Doublewear and the Too Faced Hangover Primer, maybe 2017 will be the year that I purchase these for myself to see what all of the fuss is about! I also would love to try out another Becca highlighter, as I love my Champagne Pop. Great post xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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