2016 Favorites



As I was looking through and re-organizing my collection, I decided to pull out my most loved items from 2016. These are items that I couldn't stop reaching for this past year!

I love all of these staples and can't wait to see what's to come out in 2017!


Makeup Forever step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer $37

This stuff is AMAZING! I haven't truly fallen in love with a primer as much as I have with this one! It really helps achieve that flawless, airbrushed look. And there are 11 to choose from to help with any skin concerns that you have! Check out my full thoughts and more details on this primer in my Makeup Haul/ Review


 Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Med-Light. $28

I have been wanting to try this concealer for a very long time so, during one of my hauls, I decided to pick up a travel size to try it out. O...M....G...! I have since purchase another one since this has quickly become my go-to concealer!


This one was hard for me. So many great foundations have been in my life this year from the Loreal Pro Glow to the Nyx Drop Foundation.

I decided to go with:

Maybelline Fit me Matte + Poreless in shade 130 Buff Beige $7.99

This is, by far, the BEST drugstore foundation I have even purchased (and only one I have repurchased) in my LIFE! It goes on smooth and is super easy to blend. Skin look great and feels so soft. Great coverage and a wide range of colors with 3 finishes for your perfect fit.

Bronzer/ Contour

If you have spent any time reading my blogs or following me on social media, then you know that I usually use one of two products for contour Benefit's Hoola or Tarte Park Ave Princess.. This was a tough choice but as of late I have been reaching for

Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer in Park Ave Princess $30

I really dislike a shimmer bronzer, I am way to pale to pull all that off, but this bronzer has a beautiful glow. It's not heavy on the shimmer yet, easily buildable if you would like more.


I have more powders than I know what to do with most of the time, but this one really surprised me.

I was blown away by this powder! It's such a soft, fine, silky powder. Great for making sure you're absolutely flawless. It has a 'soft focus' feature and helps hide any imperfections on your skin. With this powder, I feel unstoppable. (the price is great too!)

Setting Spray

I love my Urban Decay All- Nighter setting spray but this one is right up there with it and at a lower cost.

The only thing bad I can say about this is that it does have a bit of a harsh alcohol smell. For the amazing job it does at keeping everything looking perfect, I can handle that!

Lipstick / Liquid Lip

Nyx Liquid Suede in Subversive Socialite $7 and Kat Von D Studded Kisses in Homegirl $21

I have spent most of the year rockin' the dark purple lip and these have been my two favorites. I'm not lying when I say it took me MONTHS to get KVD's Homegirl because it was always sold out. I love both of these colors alone or together.


I call this my 'any look eye quad'

Brows, shadow, liner and mascara.

Nyx Tame & Frame in Chocolate $7, Urban Decay Vice Limited Palette, Kat Von D Ink Liner in Trooper $20, and Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara $23

ABH makes an amazing brow pomade I use it from time to time but, for some reason, I find myself reaching for this NYX one a little more. It's super pigmented and buildable. Great for everything from a natural look to glam.

Tarteist Lash paint.. I don't know what to say about this other than my lashes have never looked as good, all day and night as it does with this! Super black and voluminous!

KVD Tattoo liner.... did you really expect something else?! I have gone through about 3 ( will be getting 4th soon) because I use it so much! So easy to apply, great pigmentation, super long lasting ( sometimes too good). Great for detailed works and for the perfect winged liner!

Do you have any favorite products from 2016? I would love to know! Give me some ideas of things to try for 2017!

Until next time!

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