I honestly wanted to do this topic in the form of video but of course I have a huge migraine, I'm congested, & have a sore throat right now so a talk through was out of the question. I didn't want to procrastinate so here are the beauty & skincare products that changed my life in 2016!
Sephora 10 HR Wear Foundation: 85% of the time when you see me, I'm wearing this foundation. When I tell you this foundation sits on my face ohhhhhh so lovely, y'all 😫 This foundation is the perfect medium of thick consistency & liquid. When I use this, I set my primer with the Coty Airspun Translucent Powder for an even more long lasting look. This also worked WONDERS in the summer.
Coty Airspun Translucent Powder: I just got into loose powders this year & once I found this, I didn't want to splurge until I'm done with it lol. I use this powder with a damp beauty blender & I press it into my highlighted areas rather than baking for an everyday look. For the cunty beat face, I bake for my queens 💅🏽 but I normally use a small powder brush, put a little in my highlighted areas then brush off with a foundation toned bronzer for the perfect color. This is a product that you have to try different techniques with in order to figure out how it works for you. One con is the packaging though, it's so messy so be sure to put a towel on your lap while using!
MAC Naturally Transformed: If you've been watching my YouTube videos or follow me anywhere, the nude lip y'all always see me in? Yup that's this lippie right here. I was introduced to this by beauty guru Aaliyah Jay (if you don't know her, are you living under a rock🤔) This is a nude lip that I can wear both matte & glossy. I usually pair this with a brown lip liner and a gloss.
[WORN IN CORRESPONDING PICTURE WITH COTY AIRSPUN]
Past Curfew Lipgloss by Kaylux Cosmetics: I literally got this lipgloss the last week of 2016 & ever since it came in I've worn it everyday; even the days I don't wear makeup. This is by far THE BEST lipgloss formula in the makeup world. This greatness was created by Kaylar Will, a fellow Youtuber & Beauty Guru. I featured her brand along with some other Black-Owned brands in my Black-Owned Beauty Brand blog post back in the summer [click here].
[WORN IN CORRESPONDING PICTURE WITH COTY AIRSPUN]
MAC Fix+ Spray: Don't judge me for being the last person to hop on this wave please. This is basically a primer spray but I also use it as not only one of my primers, but also to set & to even give me a quick refresh on the days I'm not wearing makeup.
Anastasia Beverley Hills Foundation Stick: Y'all know I'm an oily girl, but this foundation stick is definitely one that I can rock with. I don't know what it is about all ABH products but they feel like butter. I got lucky with guessing my perfect shade while buying online (I was at school in the middle of nowhere & desperate to get my hands on this) I would love to see how this works in the summer time!
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara: I'm a die hard fan of the Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara but if you're looking for a cheap alternative, this mascara is your answer! This mascara gives my tiny lashes so much definition & it doesn't clump. You can even go over with another coat for a fuller look.
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask: This is another tardy 2016 product. Please be aware that this is a pricey product. I got this in a gift set & I was so happy because I've been wanting to try it for the longest & the wait was so worth it. Another warning: THIS WILL BURN THE FIRST TIME YOU USE IT BUT IT'S GOOD THOUGH I PROMISE. I watched some reviews on it & I thought people were just being extra but no, they weren't. Believe the hype. But after I cleansed after the mask, my face felt like it shed a layer & my face was left looking super radiant.
ELF Tone Adjusting and Poreless Face Primers: If you've been following me for a while, you know that I am a primer junkie. Most of the time, I use at least 2 primers on an everyday basis. If you're just a beginner and don't feel like splurging on high end primers just yet, these primers are right up your ally. All throughout 2016, I was using the Tone Adjusting Primer and after I would set that primer with my Coty Airspun Translucent Powder. For the days that I really want a effortless flawless look, I would add the Poreless Face Primer into the mix.
Erno Laszlo Detoxifying Double Cleanse Set [Travel Size]: As you may have seen me mention earlier in the year, this set is the easiest set to have for an everyday routine. These products were sent to me by Influenster [sign up here] in their Vox Box. Ever since I got it, I've been using it in my everyday routine. Some days, I just use the Cleansing Oil but I still get that same deep clean, refreshing feeling!
What were your favorite products of 2016? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter! Thanks for reading & I wish you a very Happy New Year! :)
Sincerely, Sharon B