torek, 03. januar 2017

2016 Beauty Favourites - pt. 1: Makeup

Happy New Year! Today I'll be sharing my 2016 makeup favourites. I've thought about which products I wanted to feature in this post and decided to include all products I've loved the most in the past year, instead of just the products that were released or new to me in 2016.

Starting with eye makeup, I stayed true to loving mostly warm tones. In the first half of the year my most loved products were the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette and the Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette along with the Maybelline Color Tattoo in 93 Creme de Nude Cream Eyeshadow which I've used as a primer/eyeshadow base. When I was travelling I only took the NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Himalia and a couple of Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks with me, but ended up using the shade Rosegold the most, before I purchased the Master Palette by Mario and the Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palettes, both released by Anastasia Beverly Hills. Picking just one from the bunch would be super difficult for me, but right now I would probably choose the Modern Renaissance palette, because I love the balance and a variety of different finishes of the eyeshadows included, as well as their blendability, pigmentation and warm undertones.
As far as bronzing and highlighting my skin goes, I've been loving the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow Palette the most. This is a quite pricey item, but considering how much I've been using it and how well both of the shades match me, it's worth the price and is truly one of the items I would immediately repurchase after using up. 
Regarding powder I was the most impressed with the Prime and Fine Mattifying Powder from Catrice this past year. It is finely milled, doesn't add any color to the skin and doesn't look cakey, while still having a decent mattifying longevity on the skin. 
For blush I've been shifting between mauve, dusty pink and peachy shades. The Catrice Defining Blush in 020 - Rose Royce was my pick whenever I was in doubt of which shade to wear, while the Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Rapture was my first choice in the cooler months. But since purchasing the Wet'n'Wild ColorIcon Blush in Pearlescent Pink I basically haven't worn anything else. A special mention also goes to the Benefit Coralista blush and their Hoola Bronzer which I've used when travelling (I have depotted versions in a Z-palette so they're not the most photo-friendly).
I've added some new favourites to my base products. The Catrice Liquid Camouflage was a favourite most of the year, especially after the brand decided to add another lighter shade in the beginning of the year. Besides it, I've also been using & loving two old favourite concealers - the Maybelline Fit Me and Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser, which have been joined by the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer and the Maybelline Matte & Poreless Foundation. An honorable mention also goes to the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer and Bourjois 123 Perfect Colour Correcting Cream, both of which I've used up this year and plan on repurchasing, which is a testament to how much I liked them.
For my eyelashes I've fallen in love with three products. I've discovered the Benefit They're Real Tinted Lash Primer which makes a surprising difference in my lashes and creates the effect of me wearing false lashes, especially when paired with the Lash Sensational Mascara from Maybelline. Before trying it, I was in love with the Chanel Le Volume Mascara, which has quickly became a definite favourite. For eyeliner I've been using the Clio Kill Black Brush Liner and don't plan on switching to another brand anytime soon. It's tip is super precise and the formula lasts all day without smudging, fading or flaking, and it still works like new after I've had it for more than 6 months.
On my brows I was using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz for the longest time and this year I replaced it with their Brow Definer which I love even more. I sometimes pair it with the Essence Make Me Brow tinted brow gel/mascara, which also looks great used on its own.
I don't have as many lip favourites as most bloggers had this year, because I have a hard time wearing drying liquid lipstick formulas. Still, the formula that impressed me the most was from The Balm and their two shades in Sincere and Committed from the Meet Matt(e) Hughes range are so perfect, shade and formula wise. Another favourite for me was from the Tom Ford Lips & Boys range in the shade Addison, which is pretty much the perfect pinky nude for me, along with the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy which I keep on mentioning because of its hydrating formula and shade that goes with any makeup look.
I have an overwhelming selection of perfumes I've been trying to use up, before they go bad, but I keep returning to the Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black Rollerball. I really regret not picking up the Bourbon version while I was in the States.
My last favourite goes to the Sephora Collection Citrus Brush Cleaner which does its job perfectly, cleansing the brushes and making them ready to use within seconds again, while leaving them scented with a refreshing citrusy aroma.

I'll be posting a round-up of my skincare favourites this week as well, so make sure to check back in a couple of days. I also wrote these posts last year, if you want to explore more products I love in between: 2015 Beauty Favourites, pt. 1 - Makeup and 2015 Beauty Favourites, pt. 2 - Skincare.

What were some of your beauty favourites from last year? Are there any particular launches you're looking forward to in the new year?

4 komentarji:

  1. Yay, to sem čakala :) O, Tarte korektor imaš :) Je res zelo vreden hypa? Zdaj mi je pa žal, da si nisem mini Benefit maskare vzela takrat ko sem bila v Sephori, ampak mi je bilo 12 € preveč. Pa Sincere on theBalm bi še imela, izgleda moja barva. Kakšen je kaj parfum Nirvana ? Brala sem ocene, ampak je kaj pri nas da bi bilo podobno, da si predstavljam kakšen je?

    1. Tarte korektor je vreden svoje cene (vsaj v USD), ker dobiš skoraj dvojno količino kot ponavadi in ima prav zanimivo formulo, ki je ni treba fiksirati s pudrom. Odtenek fair je super svetel, mogoče skoraj preveč in ga včasih mešam z Maybelline Age Rewind. Samo aplikator se mi zdi prevelik.
      E&J Nirvana Black je mešanica sladke vanilije in sandalovine. Meni je nosljiv čez celo leto, ne znam ti pa primerjati z ničemer pri nas.. Včasih dobim vprašanje, če nosim moški parfum (ampak ni tako hudo kot pri Tom Ford Velvet Orchid). Nirvana Bourbon je pa najbolj podoben Diptyque Eau Duelle EDT, ampak mu manjka malo popraste note, ki jo vsebuje Diptyque..pri nas je pa nekaj podobnega Kenzo Amour (temna pinky embalaža), ki ga imam, ampak mu vseeno manjka malo 'zadimljenosti' oz tobaka in začimbnih not. Težko za opisat, bi bil pa super parfum za ta letni čas :)

  2. Imava tri iste favorite - Clio liner, Catrice korektor in Maybelline maskaro. :) Še vedno se slinim nad Charlotte bronzer in highlighterjem. Že embalaža izgleda tako čudovito. Tarte korektor je res hyped up. Očitno vsekakor vreden denarja. Škoda, da se ga pri nas ne dobi. Modern paletko tudi vidim v večini favoritov. Je res zanimiv nabor odtenkov in očitno večim odgovarja. Ker na prvi pogled izgleda precej barvita :D.

    1. Mislim da imajo pri Tarte urejeno mednarodno pošiljanje, ampak je verjetno poštnina precej draga + za pakete iz ZDA so tečni na carini. Modern Renaissance paletka mi je res top, ampak sem jo za ta mesec pospravila v predal, da bom še kaj drugega uporabljala :P Se že veselim tvoje objave :)