2016 Beauty Review

Hi guys,

In today’s blog post we decided to go back in time a little bit. Let’s go take a look back in 2016 to show you what beauty products we enjoyed using.

It’s been a long time since we posted a beauty post on here and we thought that showing you what we used last year would be fun. You can always leave suggestions or ideas in the comments sections, we always love to hear what you guys have to say:)

Without further ado, let’s get started on our 2016 beauty recap. Hope you enjoy!

Justine’s Faves

This year, I really enjoyed using the Fit Me line by Maybelline for my base. In fact, I use the combination of their concealer and foundation to achieve a flawless base before doing the rest of my makeup. It provides a light to medium coverage depending on the number of layers you use wich gives a natural look to the skin that I really enjoy. The only aspect of that line that I would change is the selection of color which is pretty small considering that during the winter season I am really fair and that their lighter color of concealer is still a bit dark for me. Except for that, I totally recommend the Fit Me concealer and foundation.

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Another product that I have been loving is the Hourglass Lighting Edit Palette. This Palette contains one bronzer, two blushes, one setting powder and two highlights. This is the perfect kit to travel because it contains everything you need to achieve a makeup look. I particularly enjoy the blush in Luminous Flush  because of it’s natural color and slight glow that it gives to your cheeks. Also, I like the powder in Dim Light, which I use to set my concealer on my T-zone. It helps me keep my face matte while still giving me a glow.The other powders are beautiful too but the highlights are a bit too subtile for my liking. I prefer to use them as eyeshadows. The bronzer is good too but a bit shimmery, so if you like more of a matte bronzer that can give dimension to your face this is not the one for you but I think that if you use it with a light hand it can give you a beautiful glowy look.

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If you are looking for a very natural eye shadow palette, the Naked Basics 2 from Urban Decay is perfect for you. I can use this palette either when I go for a more natural look or a more intense one. The color selection is very natural but is contains everything you want for different looks.

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I discovered at the end of the year a new highlight that I have been enjoying so much that I needed to put it in this review. It is the Smashbox – L.A Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Colour – Hollywood & Highlight. I like the fact that it is in a stick form and that the consistency is really creamy and easy to apply and blend. It gives a natural glow but when it hits the light you can’t miss it ! I normally don’t tend to go for creams highlights because it sometimes moves the foundation when you apply it, but this one applies very easily with a damped beauty blender.

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My last favorite of 2016 is a lipstick by Maybelline in Daringly Nude. It is the perfect nude for my skin tone! The consistency is really smooth and surprisingly hydrating for a matte lipstick. I actually love a lot of the color of this line ! You should definitely check it out.

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Kathrina’s Faves

The first product I have been loving this year is the Modern Renaissance palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills. The colours are very diversified, which I like because it lets me create a lot of different looks. The shadows are easily bendable, very pigmented and there is a great balance between the shimmery and matte colours. My personal favorites are Realgar, Venetian Red and Vermeer.

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Another one of my favorites for the year has been the Water Blend foundation by Make Up For Ever. I love this product because it provides a very light coverage and is very natural. I like to use it with a brush since it is very watery and I feel like the beauty blender absorbs to much product. It is really easy to blend into the skin and doesn’t make stroke marks. It is also buildable which I love because you can use it for an everyday wear but also for more of a nighttime look.

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I really like this new product that I got kind of recently. I have been looking for a great base all around 2016 so when I found this one I knew I needed to include it in this post. It is the new Optical Illusion Complexion Primer by Urban Decay. I love the blurring effect it provides and the glowy aspect it gives to my skin. It is a must try !

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We hope you enjoyed ! Have a great day and see you next time ,

-K&J

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