Hey, long time no see! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I have been taking a bit of a blogging break over Christmas and New Years. I would like to say it was to take a break and relax, but I originally intended for the time off work to be a great time to catch up on blogging... but then one of the videos on BEAUTY NEWS went viral. Surprisingly trawling through comments and keeping everything under control takes a lot of time and mental energy, so blogging just didn't happen. Also Hailey and I decided to run with the success and create a new series on the channel which took a lot of work. Sorry blog!
Aaaanyway, I thought I should start the year with my BEAST IN BEAUTY 2016 post. I decided to only include beauty products that were new to me in 2016... so some are products that have been around for years but I had never tried, and some are brand new to 2016. I haven't covered all beauty categories because a lot of products that I love are products that I have been using for years and years, and to prevent these posts from getting repetitive I have excluded them.
As I have included a lot of products, I thought it's best just to list the products and any reviews that I have done previously and also include my 2 part video at the end where you can see me explain why they products made the cut!
Primer - Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer (not shown in the photo because I have used it up)
Foundation - Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation in 3.5 (video review/blog post)
Concealer - It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Illumination Concealer in Medium
Blush - Milani Baked Blush (pictured: 08 Corallina, 02 Rose D'Oro and 03 Berry Amore)
Highlighters - Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Highlight 01 and Urban Decay Highlighter in Aura (video review/blog post)
Bronzer/Contour - Benefit Hoola Bronzer (blog post)
Eyeliner - YSL Babydoll Eye Liner in 11 Lumiere Blue and 12 Amethyst Light
Single eyeshadow - ColorPop Supershock Eyeshadow in Nillionaire
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (video review/blog post)
Morphe 35T eyeshadow palette (video review)
Natasha Denona 28 Palette in Green Brown (video review/blog post)
Eyeshadow primer - Too Faced Glitter Glue
Mascaras - Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara and Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Lashes - Model Rock Lashes in #24 and #W376
Brows - Benefit Ka-Brow Cream Gel Brow in Shade 4 and Benefit Goof Proof Brown Pencil in Shade 4 (blog post)
Best Liquid Lipstick - Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick in Lady Balls and Queen B (video review)
Runner Up Liquid Lipstick - Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks (pictured: Ashton, Kathryn and Madison) (video review/blog post)
Fragrance - Calvin Klein CK2
Rimmel Kate Moss 15 Anniversary collection (video review/blog post)
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick (video review/blog post)
Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks (video review/blog post)
Nail Polish - Barry M Jelly High Shine Nail Paint in Green Berry
Nail Misc. - Maybelline Express Remover
Serum - Kiehl's Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate
Toner - Obagi Pore Therapy Toner
Skincare Tool - Clarisonic Mia 2 (video review/blog post)
Cleanser - Clarisonic Sonic Radiance Skin Illuminating Cleanser
Haircare - HASK Hair Oils
Those are all of my favourite products that I have come across in 2016.
I would love to hear what your favourite products of the year were!