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