Even though i'm finally getting comfortable writing the date as '17, some things have stuck with me from 2016. I'm rounding up all the makeup, skincare, & hair products I couldn't live without last year. Here's to many more knockout products in 2017!
1. NYX HD Finishing Powder
Weightless, Colorless, Flawless! This powder is brightening, yet mattifying for the perfect everyday makeup look. (Also available in yellow for brightening the ender eye area!) Ulta, $9
2. L'Oreal Infallible Foundations
Usually i'm down to splurge on a foundation or BB Cream, but this one gives you the best of both for around $12! Use the matte finish for a long-lasting, full coverage look, or the glow finish for a natural, everyday face! Best applied with a damp BeautyBlender.
3. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks
I spent most of 2016 wearing one of these & trying to get my friends to buy them! These long-lasting colors range from everyday nudes to bold blues, reds and purples. Easy application & super lightweight feel. ($20, Sephora)
4. Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Kim K.W.
Yep, i'm devoting an entire heading to one shade of lipstick, & for good reason! You've just met the everyday lipstick of all everyday lipsticks. All i'm saying is this little thing lives in my purse for a reason. It's hydrating, full coverage, & works with many skin tones. ($32, Bloomingdales)
5. Milani Blush in Luminoso
The best way to avoid clown cheeks. This versatile color mimics a romantic, natural flush. A cult fav. ($6, Drugstores)
6. Laura Mercier Lip Balm
Who am I kidding? I've loved this stuff for longer than a year. Shoutout to my mom for introducing me to this one! What started out as part of my dance theatre makeup kit has become a day to night favorite. Whether you're looking for a daytime balm with a touch of color, or a before bed staple, this one's got you covered. ($22, Sephora)
7. Clinique Take the Day Off Balm
This cut my nightly routine in half! Just apply a small amount to your face full of makeup, massage with water, & rinse. The balm melts makeup (Even stubborn mascara & long lasting lipstick) and lifts it gently to remove all remnants of makeup from pores. Follow up with a facial cleanser & moisturizer! ($29, Sephora)
8. Bumble & Bumble Dryspun Finish Spray
Pros: Weightless, super thickening for all hair types, refreshing, smells amazing
9. Drybar Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray
Use this for the perfect tousled look, sans heat. Always natural, never crunchy or greasy!
10. MAC Fix+
Prime, hydrate, lock-in, & set with one little spray bottle! I use this after applying foundation, then again after my entire makeup look is finished. Also great for refreshing makeup throughout the day. ($23, department stores)