From high end to drug store cosmetics, there has never been such a wide variety of beauty products available than there is now. This is a huge advantage for any lover of cosmetics and skincare regimes, but can also make it much more harder to find products that are good quality, let alone work in the first place. However, 2016 has seen many innovative make up and skincare lines come out, ranging from colour changing lipsticks to stamp on eye shadow. Below are some of the top beauty products of 2016 that you really ought to have in your make up bag!
1. Tartiest Double Take Eyeliner
- Price – $24.00
- Brand – Tarte Cosmetics
Winging out your eyeliner can be one of the most difficult things to do, but this ‘Tartiest Double Take Eyeliner’ from Tarte cosmetics makes this process a lot easier. The pen is dual ended, containing a liquid liner nib on one end and a matte pencil nib on the other.To use, map out your desired eyeliner style using the pencil liner end, then to neaten the line up go over it with the liquid liner end. Long lasting and as well as waterproof, this eyeliner is one of the multi functional pens out on the market!
2. Colour changing lipsticks
- Price – $25.00
- Brand – Kailijumei
Not only do these jelly lipsticks from Kailijumei change colour, but these clear lipsticks also have a real flower inside them, thus becoming one of the most talked about lipsticks this year. Made out of beeswax, there are four shades available including ‘Flame Red’, ‘Barbie Doll Powder’, ‘Dream Purple’, and ‘Minute-maid’. The lipsticks don’t take too long to change colour once applied, and guarantee long lasting coverage and wear.
3. Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser
- Price – $9.99
- Brand – Yes To Coconut
Whether you need a daily facial wash or a product to remove your make up with, the Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser from Yes To Coconut should be your go to skincare product. Containing coconut and morgina seed oil, the cleanser is simple to apply, and can either be left to lather into the skin like a face mask or mix with water to clean out pores and other imperfections. The cleanser is suitable for both sensitive and dry skin types, and in 2016 won an Allure Best Of Beauty Award.
4. Light Filtering Photo-Enhancing Palette
- Price – $32.00
- Brand – Too Faced Cosmetics
Too Faced Cosmetic’s Light Filtering Photo Enhancing Palette is one of the only palettes out there to make your face filter friendly, as well as mimic the actual photo filters themselves. The palette comes in three powdered shades including, ‘Totally Roasted’ suitable for sun kissed make up looks, Sunrise, and Moon River. To use, simply apply them in the same areas you would if you were using a highlighter, and blend them out.
5. Contour and Blush Palette
- Price – $19.00
- Brand – BH Cosmetics
Although this palette isn’t revolutionary, BH Cosmetic’s blush and contour palette is certainly good value for money, with each contour and blush shade long lasting and highly pigmented. There are over six shades to choose from in this palette and is a worthwhile investment for anyone, regardless of whether you’re new to make up or even an established make up artist. The palette is also suitable for vegans and cruelty free.
6. Night Wear Plus 3-Minute Detox Mask
- Price – $32.00
- Brand – Estee Lauder
It’s rare to find a face mask that doesn’t take long to apply, and offers instant results, but Estee Lauder’s Night Wear Plus 3-Minute Detox Mask ticks all such boxes and much more. The mask helps to remove toxins from your skin, as well as reduce pores and smooth out any lines. Not only that, but you only need to use the product twice a week meaning your night time routine won’t be as daunting!
7. Instant Eye Shadow Applicators
- Price – $25.00
- Brand – Colour On Cosmetics
If you struggle to apply eye shadow or you find yourself not having enough time to put a lot of make up on in the morning, then you’ll love Colour On Cosmetic’s Instant Eye Shadow Applicators. All you need to do is stick down the applicator onto your lid, then after pressing down you’ll have a full eyeshadow look within seconds! There are wide array of eye shadow looks to choose from, with there even being a metallic press on eyeshadow range out from the company. Each applicator kit comes with a setting powder and brush too.
8. Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
- Price – $28.00
- Brand – Urban Decay
This list would not be complete without discussing Urban Decays newest addition to the Naked range – the Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. The concealer is suitable for all skin types, and also helps to eradicate fine lines and wrinkles while covering any blemishes or dark under eye circles. But Urban Decay go one step further with their concealers, by adding sodium hyaluronate, which helps to keep your skin moisturised throughout the day. The Naked Skin Concealer is a companion to the popular Naked palettes, as well as the all new Naked Skin foundations.
9. Soothing Wash
- Price – $19.99
- Brand – Skin-Fx
It’s difficult to find a facial wash that is suitable for eczema sufferers, so it’s no wonder that Skin Fx’s Soothing Wash which has been formulated to help soothe eczema and redness on the skin. The facial wash is 98% organic, and contains Aloe Vera, which has been proven to help clear acne and prevent irritation. The Canadian skincare company, Skin Fx, also gained notoriety after the Soothing Wash was awarded the Seal Of Acceptance Award from the National Eczema Association.
10. Natural Volume Argan Mascara
- Price – $22.00
- Brand – Josie Maran
This 100% organic mascara from Josie Maran gives a full voluminous effect, while still ensuring that your lashes don’t become clumpy or too dry. The use of Argan oil also helps to keep lashes moisturised throughout the day, and has a 12 hour long lasting guarantee! No paraben or harsh chemicals are used in making this beauty product.