Happy New Year everyone! What better way to start 2017 than by having a quick recap of the Top 10 most used products of 2016, so let’s get to it. Here are my top 10….
1. Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Light Neutral
A really nice light weight concealer with medium coverage, it never looks cakey or too heavy. I mainly use this for under eyes and it lasts a long time.
2. Marc Jacobs Eye Stick in Twinkle Pop
This must be my third one already and you do get through these pretty quickly with every day use but it’s really great as a base for powder shadows or on its own. There is quite a bit of shimmer so I often put a matte powder over it and it blends into a beautiful finish. In the summer though, this is amazing for a 2 minute apply and go look. Easy to blend and lasts all day.
3. Make Up Forever Pro Bronze Fusion in 20M
I use a couple of different bronzers but always end up coming back to this one. I find that it looks the most natural. It’s not orangey and has a nice matte finish.
4. Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation in N20
Although this is a pressed foundation powder, it’s a lighter to medium coverage and I generally use it just to set my concealer and to take shine off throughout my t-zone during the warmer months. It’s not chalky and provides a natural looking finish.
5. Clinique Blush Pop in Melon Pop
Subtle and pretty, this is the perfect every day colour. I don’t normally tend to wear peachy blushes but was pleasantly surprised at how nice this looked.
6. The Face Shop Designing Eyebrow Pencil in Brown
A great dupe of the Hourglass Arch Brow pencil but at a fraction of the cost. I honestly don’t think I’ll ever use anything else now. The slanted tip helps to define my brows and there is a built in brow brush at the other end.
7. Burberry Eyeshadow in Midnight Brown
The perfect brown – this picture actually doesn’t do the eyeshadow justice. It looks like there are sizeable chunks of glitter in the pan but it really doesn’t look that way once applied. There is a slight shimmer but not too much and it applies so smoothly. It’s the perfect every day brown, not too dark or light and not too warm or cool toned. Another product that I always return to.
8. Bite Agave Lip Mask
An instant moisture fix for your lips, I use this every night throughout the winter months.
9. Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector
I’ve been using these for years but always look forward to the new limited edition colours. This past summer Clarins released some really fresh and vibrant shades. The bright pink (10) was a staple over the summer and into the fall. Another favourite shade is the 07 Toffee Pink.
10. Josie Maran Vibrancy Foundation in Euphoric
This was the most recent one from this list to be discovered but I’ve been using it nearly every day since and I really love the finish on this. It leaves my skin fresh and glowy looking but not greasy or shimmery. My skin has become more dry since pregnancy/having a baby and this foundation works really well for my current skin type but it probably wouldn’t have worked well a couple of years ago when I had more combination skin.
I didn’t include any lipsticks because those change all the time.
Most of these items are available at Sephora or as listed below:
Designing Eyebrow Pencil available at The Face Shop
Clarins available at Shoppers Drug Mart