2016 Beauty Favourites

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
2016 Beauty Favourites
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Yes, this post is quite late but I've had a bit of an unproductive start to the year..oops. I love reading end of the year favourites posts rather than monthly favourites as you know the products included are consistently effective and worth buying! I've published my end of year favourites for the past couple of years which you can look back on. Today's post is all about the beauty products I've loved throughout 2016 and a few honourable mentions too because I can't just choose a reasonable amount of products...

My favourite skincare brand over the past couple of years is definitely Antipodes! I've tried quite a few of their products and I have been extremely impressed with every single product which is a bit of a miracle as my skin is dry, sensitive and eczema prone so it's one of the worst skin types to have and it makes finding effective but gentle and natural products very difficult. However, Antipodes is a wonderful brand and I'd recommend any product from Antipodes but I've particularly loved the Manuka Honey Day Cream the most this year!

Another fantastic natural brand that has impressed me in 2016 is Supermood which is a natural skincare brand based in Finland. I was lucky enough to try a range of their products back in March and I've loved both of the serums since. I used up the gorgeous Beauty Sleep Serum a few months ago and now I'm using the Egoboost Serum - both are so effective, natural and they don't irritate my skin at all. I definitely want to try more from this brand!

Bodycare & Haircare 
It's well known and kind of inevitable that Lush is one of my favourite brands and it has been since well before I started my blog back in 2012. I've tried so many of their bath bombs and I adore the skincare that I've tried; while in college my whole skincare routine consisted of Lush and my skin was fantastic so I'm definitely going to have to start using their products again. Anyway, tangent over, I have been using the Silky Dusting Powder consistently for the past four or so months and I've remembered why I loved it so much years ago - the scent is so nostalgic to me. It's amazing as a scented talcum powder for the skin but I've also been using it to sprinkle over bed linen too.

Another bodycare product that I have loved in 2016 is the Mama Mio Liquid Yoga Bath Soak which I  reviewed fully in 2015 and I've been using it very sparingly since. If you have tense muscles or sore muscles then you need this bath soak, it's one of the most effective bath soaks I've ever used and it came in so handy while learning to drive last year. After a stressful day of driving for over five hours, having a bath with this product helped SO much.

The only haircare product is the Moroccan Oil Dark Tones Dry Shampoo which is surprising as I have hated drys shampoos for the longest time but luckily I've found two that work really well. The most effective dry shampoo for my hair is this one from Moroccan Oil (I love Moroccan Oil products!). It mattifies my hair, absorbs oil and makes my hair look quite frankly amazing even when I haven't washed it for three days. It also makes my hair so soft and smooth too unlike most dry shampoos which leave my hair feeling weighed down, tacky or built up with product.

Now onto the most exciting part, makeup! I've loved two fixing powders in 2016, the amazing and super inexpensive Essence Fixing Powder which I cannot recommend enough and the equally fantastic Vichy Setting Powder - if you want your makeup to last all day without looking cakey then check these out.

Speaking of long lasting makeup, the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita has been a favourite of mine for about two years and it has become a product that I'll definitely repurchase in the future as the natural rosey red shade is my perfect everyday shade, it lasts almost all day even through eating and it feels very comfortable on the lips. I need more shades now!

Well, it seems like I loved relaxing products in 2016 as well as long lasting makeup and the Too Faced Hangover Primer has been a favourite since starting driving lessons back in the spring last year. The primer doesn't irritate my skin, it feels so lightweight and it helps my makeup last all day - what more could you ask for!

Honorable Mentions 

What beauty products have you loved the most in 2016? Have you tried any of these products?

Can you believe that this is my 1,200th blog post! 


  1. I didn't know Moroccan Oil made a dry shampoo - will have to look into that! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  2. Lovely post, I love LUSH products I plan to use them more often this year. I'd also like to try NARS, Ii hear so much good stuff!

    Lauren x http://www.huggled.co.uk/

  3. These are all great products. I really want to try the Nars Velvet Matte lip pencils.
    In 1997

  4. I love love love the Essense all about Matte powder, and I love the Vichy powder too! Dolce Vita has been on my wishlist so so long now, I need to just get it already :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  5. Never too late to share your favourites! I also loved that Too Faced primer this past year, and the NYX Lingerie liquid lippies - I was obsessed with liquid lipsticks in general last year and still am!

    Gemma x | www.flutterandsparkle.com

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  7. I so need to try that too face primer already. x






  8. I just love the Vichy powder! So so good! I need to try the primer out asap!

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  9. Glad to hear you love Dolce Vita as much as I do! I also love Antipodes, must try that day cream!

    The Makeup Directory

  10. the vichy setting powder is a staple of mine! definitely repurchase over and over again!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  11. I'm loving the Dermablend from Vichy, it's amazing :D

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  12. Definitely need to try the Vichy powder!! Great post :)


  13. I love the dusting powder by lush, but haven't purchased any in so long. I need to get back to it.
    And liquid yoga bath!? Say what!? I gotta remember this when I am back in the UK.
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog


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