My last post was a bit sentimental and reflective as I said goodbye to 2016 and welcomed 2017! 2016 has been fun for me in terms of beauty and I thought of doing a series of posts covering my beauty favorites for face, eyes, lips and skincare. I wanted to do just one blog post of all my favorites but I reckoned it would be too long that no one would read it till the end!! Hahaha. So I’ll be doing 4 blog posts on my 2016 favorites and my first one is this one where I’ll be covering my favorite face products of the past year.
Primer – The W7 Cosmetics Prime Magic Clear Face Primer is a product that I have discovered in 2016. It’s very affordable and it surprised me how much I actually love it! It smoothes out the face, blurs out the pores and makes my makeup last longer. I find it to be a good match for my oily skin.
Foundation – 2016 was the year that I went all out with high-end foundations. I purchased 4 high-end foundations in 2016 but I still go back to my Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation. Of all the foundations I’ve tried, high-end or drugstore, this is the foundation that works well with my oily skin. The coverage is medium to heavy but it feels light on the skin. It just makes my skin look great without making it look like I’ve piled on a ton of makeup to my face.
Tinted Moisturizer/Light Face Base – The Happy Skin Face The World Air Serum is my favorite face base for those days when I don’t want a fuller coverage. This has a light to medium coverage and feels really light on the skin. I find that this evens out my skin and mattifies my oily face. This also has SPF in it which makes it great for everyday use!
Concealer – The Maybelline Fit Me Concealer is hands down my favorite concealer ever! It’s affordable and does the job of concealing my dark undereyes and any blemishes on the face! A runner-up would be the L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer. This concealer has such good coverage and it comes in a wide range of colors that can be used from highlighting to contouring!
Powder – The Face of Australia Loose Translucent Powder is my holy grail setting powder. Not only do I use it to bake or set my makeup, but I also use it for touch ups. The powder is very finely milled that it does not cake throughout the day. The packaging is quite bulky but I always carry this one in my makeup kit everywhere I go!
Bronzer – Nothing beats Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer! There’s a reason that this bronzer has a cult following. I find that the color is just right for bronzing the face as it gives a natural sun-kissed look. This product is quite versatile as well because I sometimes find myself using it as a transition color on the eyes. Another product worth mentioning in this category is Pink Sugar Cosmetics Sweet Cheeks HD Cheek Color in Morocco. It’s one of their newest shades which came out in the latter part of 2016. This is actually a dupe for Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer but is a bit more cool-toned and can be used for contouring.
Blush – Pink Sugar Cosmetics Sweet Cheeks HD Cheek Color in Miss Independent has been my most used blush in 2016! I won’t be surprised if I hit pan on this blush soon! This matte blush is the perfect pinkish/coral/peachy blush which works well on my morena skintone! The blush is highly pigmented and is very long-wearing! It’s very affordable too!
Highlight – I only go for subtle highlights and the product that works well for me is the Essence Pure Nude Highlighter! This highlight is so beautiful! I love that it still adds a nice glow to the face even though it’s very subtle.
Watch out for my next blog post which will be all about my favorite EYE products of 2016! Xoxo!