Best Makeup Products in 2016

Just thought it would be a good idea to start 2017 with a post dedicated to my favourite makeup products of 2016! It was very easy to pick them beacause I use them almost every day! Honestly, there are more products  I really love, but I decided to be short and only focus on makeup, otherwise this post and video above would be too long!

Lâncome Foundation Teint Idole Ultra 24H SPF15


I love the silky light texture of this foundation and the fact that I have time to blend it before it sets to a very long-wearing refined matte finish. If you have normal to combination skin, like I do, I definitly recommend this foundation. It has a beautifull silky, lightweight texture, fragrence free formula, excellent coverage and a good range of shades.

Estée Lauder Concealer Double Wear Stay-in-Place and Double Wear BB Brush-On Glow Highlighter


The Estée Lauder concealer is liquid and provides matte  full coverage that last all day. You must blend quickly before the formula has a chance to dry, because after it dries, it´s tricky to soften or sheer it out on your skin. I use this concealer under my eye dark circles and it works just fine. I experience a little ammount of creasing in my wrinkles, that is why I always use a good moisturizing in this area before apllying the concealer.

In combination with the concealer I always aplly after the Estée Lauder BB Brush-On Glow Highlighter. This product adds a soft light to the skin, sets to a soft matte finish and provides a hint of sheen. The formula is fragrence-free and the texture lightweight, which makes it easy to blend.

MAC Soft Ochre Pro Longwear Paint Pot and Clarins Instant Light Eye Perfecting Base


This two products mentioned above are my favourite eye primers. The Mac product is a long-wearing yellow beige eye shadow that goes on creamy and dries to an intense vibrant finish. The innovative  formula blends smoothly over lids and creates seamless, buildable coverage without looking cakey. Ideal to cover any kind of pigmentation on your eyelids.

Clarins Instant Light Eye Perfecting Base is completely different from Mac. It´s like a liquid potion that prepares the eyelids for smooth eyeshadow application.  This product is also two in one ( skin care and makeup), and the formula contains oat plant extracts that moisturizes, softens, firms and tightens eyelids for exceptionally long-lasting eyeshadow wear. Clarins also claims that the formula contains 3D pigments that illuminate and even out the eyelids, for a brighter-look. In this way, you can even skip using eyeshadows.

Clarins Ombre Matte Cream-to-Powder Matte Eyeshadow 06 Earth


I love to wear in a daily base a single eyeshadow! It´s easy and more pratical for me! This eyeshadows from Clarins are incredible and the one mentioned above was my favourite in 2016. Although it says cream, the eyeshadow has a powder texture that blends soft and smooth. You can apply it with your fingertips or a brush and, in either way, you will experience minimal flaking or fallout. I especially love the eyeshadow number 06 Earth, but Clarins has other flattering shades, depending on your eye colour. Most of them have a satin-matte finish, that I love in particular.

Clarins Ever Matte Shine Control Mineral Powder Compact 


If you have combination skin as I do, and you are looking for the perfect powder to control the shine, I really suggest this one from Clarins! I don´t see many Youtubers speaking about this product, but the first time I came across it I totally fall in love!

I use it in the shade 01 transparent light, which is perfect for my skin! This mineral powder creates the perfect matte finish while controlling the oily parts of my face. It last all day, has a lightweight formula, and a silky texture that provides a flawless, matte and shine-free complexion. Although it comes with a rectangular sponge, I suggest you apply it with a brush instead. If you have very oily skin, perhaps this is not the best mineral compact powder, beacuse of the satin texture feeling.

Estée Lauder Pure Color Blush 08 Peach Passion Shimmer


 This was my favourite blush in 2016! I have a lot of blushes, but the one I mostly used was Estée Lauder Pure Color Blush in the shade 08 Peach Passion Shimmer! It´s one of the most natural shades I ever used, easy to apply and build with a brush. The colour of the blush  is a peachy pink with a touch of golden sheen, very subtil, but enough to add a glow to your cheeks. Although it´s a expensive blush, I totally recommend it for it´s good quality and longevity during the day!
The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer aka “The Luminizer”
This product is just the perfect highlighter I would recommend to everyone!It´s  honey-hued luminizer colour with a creamy texture, catches everybody’s eye.  The shimmer particles of it´s formula diffuse the light in an amazing way, making your skin  look softer and younger while adding a subtle glow!
Clinique True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer
My favourite bronze in 2016 was the pressed powder bronzer in the shade 02 sunkissed from Clinique! I don´t see many YouTubers speaking about this product, but I assure you this bronzer is perfect if you have fair skin as I do. The powder is lighweight and it´s colour creates the perfect natural look for a bronzed face, lasting all day. I don´t recommend using the little brush applicator which comes with the bronzer. Instead, just use a good makeup brush to blend and build the bronzer until the level you feel the most confortable. The formula contains sheen particles, which  provide the perfect subtil glow to your face!
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion esteelauderlip
My favourite liquid lipsticks are the Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion, in special the shade 210 Not so Innocent, which is the one I am wearing in the video above and in the picture in this post! This liquid lipsticks have an amazing formula, with skin beneficial plant oils and antioxidants, making your lips feel moistured all day.The applicator is well designed and makes your lips appear lined and sculpted. The formula provides a satin-matte finish, that last a couple of hours (4 to 6 hours), this if you don´t eat or drink meanwhile. This means there is a little bit of transfer, so they fade slightly away during the day, but I still love them because my lips  don´t crack  when I use them!
Estée Lauder Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick PCL 73 Scarlet Siren Creme
I just had to make a small reference to my favourite red lipstcick of 2016! I love to wear sometimes a red lipstick, when I want to feel better with my self! It sounds strange, but there is something in the colour red that makes me feel special! I have some expensive red lipsticks, but this one, in particular, has a creamy texture that I love and feel confortable when I apply it on my lips. The formula also contains ingredients that make your lips hydrated and smooth all day. The colour does not fade away easily, and the satin finish of the lipstick stays vibrant and seductive very long, detail that I adore! Totally recommend this red lipstick!
MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil
I am in love with this lip pencils from Mac. I use the shade In Control, because it´s close to my natural lip colour. The formula from this pencils is long-wearing and very pigmented. They are transfer resistent  and they don´t fade easily during the day. Mac claims they last 8 hours, but I don´t know if it´s true, beacuse I never put this into test. Although they are expensive for a lip pencil, they are well formulated and have amazing quality for lip pencils. I specially love the fact they don´t smudge!
Lâncome Hypnôse Drama Waterproof Mascara
I like this mascara because it simply does the job quicly! Builds volume and adds lenght, the brush intensifies the lashes from the roots and curls well, the formula is waterproof and doesn´t  flake or smudge ! It´s also easy to remove at night with a regular eye makeup remover! The mascara is comfortable  to wear all day and I have never suffered any kind of irritation! Although is a little bit pricey, I definitely recommend this mascara!
This is how I look wearing all this products mentioned above (except the red lipstick)! It´s one of my every day looks, easy and pratical to achieve! Hope this post and video on Youtube are usefull!
My best wishes to you all!

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