With trends changing every five minutes, it is a demanding task to stay up to date with all of the beauty products that are constantly coming out. To that end, I’ve created a list of all of the top beauty picks that are definitely worth your money; mostly including products that were released over the year, and made our lives a little bit brighter – all tested and highly recommended. Here you go!
1) Urban Decay NAKED Skin Color Correctors
We all suffer from skin imperfections that cannot be covered up without a color corrector. These lightweight fluid correctors gave us everything we need for perfect looking skin. They come in every color needed, and don’t be fooled by the lightweight part – these give full coverage!
2) Huda Beauty Liquid Matte
If you follow trends, you know that over the past year there was nothing more important than finding a perfect matte liquid lipstick, which was quite difficult. Then Huda Beauty came in and completely changed the liquid lipstick game. These lipsticks – unlike any other – don’t look flaky at the end of a long day, and they actually stay on all day no matter what you do. They also come in every single shade you can think of.
3) Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario
I honestly can’t stress on how much I love this product; the perfect eye shadow palette, created by none other than the superstar himself; celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. His collaboration with Anastasia Beverly Hills gave us one of the best palettes ever. Each beautiful shade he created was chosen to symbolize a significant place or person in his life. Also, the pigments are unlike anything you’ve ever tried – you NEED this. Thanks, Mario!
4) Huda Beauty Rose Gold Textured Palette
Another insane eye shadow palette that launched in 2016 was the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Textured Palette. Complete with several matte shades and textured shimmer shades for an extra boost to your eyelids, this is also an ideal eye shadow palette to own. The colors are all amazing – you will definitely obsess over this one.
5) Benefit “Goof Proof” Eyebrow Pencil
There is nothing more important than having perfect eyebrows – we all want them. For us unlucky few who weren’t blessed with naturally full brows, this is an ideal product! Its slanted edge makes it so easy to either completely shape your eyebrows, or to lightly fill them in with strokes that resemble eyebrow hair. No one will even be able to tell that these aren’t your natural eyebrows.
6) Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturiser
Recommended by several celebrity makeup artists, this moisturizer is exactly what your skin needs. It absorbs so well into the skin and suits all skin types. You can even use it as a primer for your makeup; it allows foundation to blend beautifully into the face.
7) Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
If you’re not a fan of wearing foundation every single day but need a little light coverage from time to time, then this is the perfect product for you! It operates as a moisturizer (comes in both normal and oil free), but gives extra coverage to the skin for a natural, flawless look. Plus, it also contains SPF, which we all desperately need to avoid wrinkles!
8) Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara
I’m obsessed with mascara. I think that it is one of the most important parts of makeup because your entire look – no matter what it is – will always look incomplete without full lashes. This mascara is amazing; it gives volume, lengthens and lightly curls your lashes. Truly perfect all-in-one mascara and my personal favorite!
9) L’Oreal Infallible Sculpt Contour Kit
There is nothing that everyone loves more than perfect cheekbones and jawlines. The contour craze is definitely not going away anytime soon. Try this contour kit, it’s super creamy and gives you a perfect sculpted contour. What I love most about this is that the contour shades don’t have orange undertones, so they give a much better finish than most contour kits. This kit comes in 3 shades according to your skin tone.
10) MAC Lustre Drops Liquid Highlighter
A recent release by MAC, this liquid highlighter comes in two shades – a pinky shade for fair skin, and a bronze shade for warmer skin tones. It’s water based so it blends very easily into the skin and gives a perfect dewy natural glow. Only a few drops of this can give you amazing radiant looking skin – it will become your new best friend.