Sleek ‘Solstice’ Highlighting Palette
2016 was the year of the inner corner highlight for me. I adored the look of super bright, shimmery highlight powder on the inner corners of my eyes, no matter what the makeup look. This wouldn’t have been possible without the Sleek Solstice Palette. I only reach for one particular shade in this palette, the peachy shade, and not because the others aren’t good. It’s just so reliable, it shows up light and white on the eyes and stays there all day.
L’oréal ‘False Lash Superstar’ Mascara
I never expected it to, but this became my favourite mascara of 2016. I had never tried a L’oréal mascara before, I was more into Maybelline, however this one blew me away. The formula is flawless. It has one end to prime and lengthen, coating the lashes in white. The other end darkens and adds volume. The two combined makes my eyelashes look the best they’ve ever been and I will definitely be repurchasing this one!
Charlotte Tilbury ‘Legendary Muse’ Palette
Eye Of Horus Liquid Metal Liner ‘Bronze’
La Roche-Posay ‘Serozinc’ Toner
I don’t know about you, but when I spray a toner across my face (especially after using a face mask), it’s the most wonderful hit of refreshment for my skin. This one by La Roche-Posay became a favourite in 2016, and it’s still in my bathroom cupboard ready to be used on a weekly basis. I think the packaging of this one helps to keep it quite cool, which makes it feel even better to apply. It also works to combat oily skin, reducing shine in preparation for moisturiser.
Sigma ‘Indulgent’ Lip Base
One product I can’t stop raving about is the Sigma Lip Base in the shade ‘Indulgent’. I don’t know what I’d do without it really. If I’m ever having a blah day, putting this lip product on makes me feel a whole lot better. It’s so reliable as well. You know those days where you’re either going out for a meal or the thought of your lipstick ending up everywhere sends you into a bit of a spin? The Sigma Lip Bases stay put and fade evenly if you end up eating. It’s creamier in texture than a lip liner, but no so creamy that it moves around. Great as a base to transform the colour of nude lipsticks as well.
Pixi ‘Brightening Peach’ Correction Concentrate
This product was a life-saver for me last year. I remember going on and on about my dark under eye circles. I couldn’t find a single concealer that would cover them up and it was driving me crazy. Then this little pot arrived in a package from Pixi Beauty and to be honest, I didn’t try it straight away. It ended up in my makeup drawers for several weeks until finally I gave it a go. This thick, creamy product eliminates the blue under my eyes immediately. It’s a peach colour which counteracts with the blue and is definitely full coverage. It does need to be set as it can slide around if you don’t, but otherwise… I swear by it.