Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Top Ten Beauty Products of 2016

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As someone who is utterly obsessed with makeup and all beauty products in general you would think this would be an easy post for me to write.  But the truth is that I love so many products and it's hard to narrow down my Top Ten for a whole year and I had to truly think about the products that I've been using over and over again and that I truly love.  Obviously there are a lot more products that I love that aren't going to feature in this Top Ten post but these are the ones that made the final cut.  

I will also add that these products are not necessarily products that have been released in 2016 nor are they necessarily products that were new to me in 2016 although most of them are.  These are the actual Top Ten Beauty Products I just couldn't put down this year!

Let's go!

Top Ten Beauty Products of 2016

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette
I'm going to start with the most obvious one here because people went crazy for this when it came out this year.  The beautiful gold and white packaging houses three blushers and 2 amazing highlighters.  You can read my full review of it here but just know it was worth every cent of the $89 it cost.

Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm
When I found this little hack all over youtube about using this mens after shave balm as a primer I thought there was no way it would be any good.  Wrong!  It's amazing.  By far the best primer I've ever used.  It leaves my skin super hydrated, smooth and definitely helps my makeup stay put.  I may smell slightly like a good looking man but hey those are the sacrifices we have to make sometimes ha!  Full review here.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
Definitely not a 2016 release but this is the only eyebrow product I use religiously.  It does an amazing job of defining my brows while keeping them looking natural and a little bit goes a long way meaning this is going to last me a really long time.  Full review here.

Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Pore Cover BB Cream
Another blogger recommended this to me and I picked it up on ebay for something crazy like $10.  It gives really good coverage whilst looking natural and has a matte finish.  It doesn't last as long as a normal foundation so will require touch-ups if you want to wear it all day long but on days where you're strapped for time while getting ready this is amazing!

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
The absolute best eye shadow primer I've ever tried.  Applying this before eye shadow makes a world of difference in your eye shadow showing true colour as well as lasting all day without creasing.

Top Ten Beauty Products of 2016

NYX Liquid Suede 
The matte liquid lipstick craze surged on in 2016 but I found most of them to be incredibly drying on my lips.  The NYX Liquid Suede is incredibly comfortable to wear while giving a matte finish.  There's heaps of colours to choose from and I find it's still best to apply a lip liner underneath to give a more even and longer wearing finish.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
I've always been a massive fan of the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer but I picked this one up this year to try something different and fell head over heels in love.  This creamy concealer works amazingly under the eyes to brighten and conceal as well as covering any blemishes that you may have.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette
I have to admit the love hearts in this palette make it look quite child-like but I absolutely love just about every shade in this palette.  It's felt like most of the palette releases this year have been warm toned which I can't wear so I was excited to find a cool toned eyeshadow palette and purchased it when Mecca finally opened in my town.  I'm still yet to use the bright pink colour but the rest are so pigmented and dreamy.  Love!

Poni Cosmetics The White Knight Mascara
This mascara changed my life this year.  I have long curly eye lashes which make me super prone to having mascara smudge marks under my eyebrows on a constant basis.  The White Knight Mascara however is a tubular mascara (read my full review here) and is absolutely NO SMUDGE.  It also comes off super easily with just warm water and a face towel.  Everyone needs this mascara in their lives.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
I have been on a quest this year to find my perfect foundation and about halfway through the year I finally found it.  This foundation gives me full coverage with a matte finish, lasts all day and doesn't look cakey.  You can read more about my foundation journey this year by clicking here.

I would love to know what your favourite product or products have been this year.  Feel free to comment below and it doesn't have to be a beauty product but you get double points if it is.  Thankyou to all who read my little blog for your support this year, I hope you all have an amazing Christmas and get to spend some quality time with family and friends and maybe get a little spoilt too.

Much Love, Kayte xx


  1. I've heard some amazing things about the Poni mascara. I need to get it!!!

  2. I love NYX liquid suedes! Great selection of favourites! xx

    Isabella Victoria // www.isabellavictoriamua.wordpress.com

  3. I've heard so many great things about Poni mascara. I really need to get one and test it out myself. Great review and giving your blog a follow

  4. I heard so many different things about the shave balm. I still am yet to try it myself.

  5. Yes!!!! I love the Poni Mascara, it's the only mascara that doesn't run under my eyes!!

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

  6. This is an amazing selection!! I am SO desperate too buy the Too Faced Chocolate palette everything about it looks amazing, you should do some swatches :) I love your post, and your photography is great! xxx

  7. I keep seeing that chocolate bon bon pallette everywhere I need to get my hands on it.


  8. I couldn't live without my double wear or my dip brow

  9. Great picks! I totally agree with the ABH Dip Brow and Becca palette. I only wish I could use the Estee Lauder Double Wear and Maybelline Fit Me concealer but their lightest shades are too dark for me.

    Emma | Rosy Disposition


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