2016 was a different kind of year regarding the make-up and skincare I’ve loved. I’m usually all about the make-up but this year I’ve been more into my skincare. I think because I’ve been quite sick through pregnancy, I couldn’t be bothered wearing much make-up! However, over the last few weeks since finishing work, I’ve made a little more effort. Here’s a round up of the make-up and skincare I’d highly recommend!
Claudia Louch Face Cream with Deep Line Complex
I’ve been using this every night for the last few months and it’s by far my favourite night moisturiser. It feels really rich on the skin but not oily at all! I love the pump but I can feel I’m down to the last bit of this and although it’s really expensive, I need to repurchase really soon!
Garnier Micellar Water
Definitely the biggest bargain of the year! I love this micellar water, it’s so much better than every other I’ve tried. It’s always on offer somewhere so you can get a large bottle for less than £4 which lasts forever. This removes every last bit of makeup and mascara (even waterproof) and I wouldn’t change to any other second cleanser now.
Lancome Grandiôse Liner
I’m not a massive eyeliner fan mainly because I’m rubbish at it! I just can’t seem to finish it well. However, this is by far my favourite liner as it’s really thin and bends in all the right places for an even line.
Becca Backlight Primer
My favourite primer of the year is this one from Becca. I’ve raved about this many times on my blog and I’d recommend this to anyone that likes a dewy finish.
Milani blush in Tea Rose
I bought this from Vegas in March and it’s been my go to blush ever since. As well as the design looking really pretty, the colour is a subtle pink that gives a gorgeous flush for an every day look. I just wish Milani were a bit more accessible in the UK!
Maybelline Velvet Foundation
Another purchase from Vegas but the good news is that this is now available in the UK! I love the coverage of this foundation as it’s really buildable so is perfect for all year. It’s also really affordable and there’s still lots left in the tube despite using it a lot.
L’oreal Miss Manga Mascara
I’ve finally found another drugstore mascara that competes with the Bourjois volumizer mascara! I love the girly packaging and it makes my lashes super long. Again, it’s reasonably priced and is perfect for those with short stumpy lashes as it adds length and volume.
The Body Shop Microdermabrasion
Another skincare product I really couldn’t do without. I think this is like my 4th tube and I’d never stop repurchasing. I use this around 3 times a week and really scrub it into my face to remove any dead skin. It also brightens my skin and makeup applies much better thanks to getting rid of the dry top layer of my skin.
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
I’m so upset this is more or less empty but I have also been loving the Delilah Cosmetics bronzer so I’ve withheld repurchasing this. However, I think I’ll probably buy this again in 2017 as it’s still my all time favourite.
Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream
This is my current everyday morning moisturiser and although it’s pretty expensive, it’s worth every penny! At first I wasn’t sure this would be rich or moisturising enough but it definitely is! It isn’t oily although it’s super moisturising so it’d be great for any skin type. This little pot has also lasted many months and I’m still not at the bottom quite yet.
Soap and Glory The Perfect Ten Palette
Firstly, sorry for the dirty palette but it just shows how much I use it. I’ve used this non stop since I bought it last year as it’s great for everyday wear as well as something a bit more fancy for night-time. This was £10 so I’ve more than got my pennies worth out of it! My favourite is just using copper on its own when I’m in a rush every morning.
What have you been loving throughout 2016?
Ta Ta for now,