2016 has gone to town on cosmetic beauty products, there is simply no denying. This year has presented us with some of the most unexpected, outrageous creations and, of course, we felt the need to try every single one of them.
This year has been bolder, brighter and bigger than ever, which has been demonstrated by the extent of our cosmetic color palettes. Towards the end of last year, many brands began experimenting with different colors and ideas, for example, those green and blue Illamasqua and Dolce and Gabbana lipsticks.
They worked so well that when the new year came around, it was only expected that brands went into overload. Here are 2016’s best picks, SO FAR …
Cosmetic Beauty Products: 2016’s Best Buys
#1. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Say hello to Urban Decay’s most electrifying creation, one of this year’s best cosmetic beauty products. After the success of their eyeshadow palette, Vice has now taken a new dimension in the form of a gorgeous array of lipsticks.
Urban Decay brings the most daunting and daring colors into an affordable, approachable and, most of all, desirable light. Maybe one day you’re obsessing over those rosy tints, by the time night approaches it will be all about that brilliant purple.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Exclusive Shades
“From bold brights to sexy darks, in a sought-after selection of finishes, Vice Lipstick allows you to change-up your look with ease. Loaded with nourishing ingredients, including aloe vera, jojoba, avocado and babassu oils, it comforts, hydrates and softens lips whilst providing unbeatable color.
Meanwhile, Urban Decay’s proprietary Pigment Infusion System™ gives the formula its super-creamy texture, rich payout and superior shade dispersion for an effortlessly long-lasting, flawless finish.”
#2. Becca Highlighter
So, the Becca highlighters are all the rage when it comes to this year’s best cosmetic beauty products. We are able to tell this by it being sold out across the board, beauty bloggers raving and pages obsessing. Highlighters have stepped up their game over the past year and brought out the finest pieces within the cosmetic industry.
A gorgeous touch of shimmer scattered across your cheek bone can instantly change your look, Becca just happens to be fabulous at this.
BECCA Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Shimmering Skin Perfector
“Shimmering Skin Perfector Champagne Pop—the highlighter that started it all—allows you to amplify your natural radiance. The Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Crème Champagne Pop adds a subtle, sophisticated glow to accentuate the high points of your face.
Achieve effortlessly, dewy luminosity and a soft-focus, healthy-looking glow with Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Champagne Pop. “
#3. Revolution Highlighter
Now, whilst Becca is a well worthy investment piece and one of the cosmetic beauty products of the year, a cheaper alternative has hit the high street and it has an equally perfect off-set. The Revolution Highlighter is just £3 but a tiny touch upon your cheeks and, ooh la la, your look is show stopping.
Makeup Revolution Bronze Shimmer Highlight
“Makeup Revolution’s Ultra Professional Bronze Shimmer & Highlight in one! Bronze, shimmer and highlight all in one with this merged powder which can be blended easily. Either use swirled together, or as separate to achieve the look that you want.”
#4. Nails Inc Spray on Nail Varnish
At the end of last year, Nails Inc. released their spray on nail paint collection in two different shades. Since then, the brand has extended its collection and broadened its horizons.
Spray on Nail polish requires little to no effort. Simply spray on your nails, as messy as your please, and then wash your hands. You are instantly left with a gorgeous manicure that no one can fault, instead, they’ll gaze in envy.
Nails Inc Paint Can Spray On Nail Polish
“The revolutionary Paint Can is the fastest way to get perfectly polished nails. This new and never seen before technique applies polish evenly and efficiently in seconds. Paint Can has been designed for those time-poor nail fans who are on the go; simply spray onto the fingertips and the polish adheres to a base coat.
To remove the excess polish, quickly wash away from the skin with water or facial wipes. And voila, perfectly applied polish in a heartbeat. Apply top coat for up to 4 days wear and a glassy finish. Nails inc launch the paint can with must have shades.”
#5. Olivia Palermo X Ciate London
We all remember fashionista Olivia Palermo from The City, right? This girl is unstoppable, her style is sensational and her collaboration with Ciate London is to the next level. Alongside her nail polishes, Olivia has created the most divine eye shadow palette with shades that are almost too good to touch.
Olivia sticks to her favorites because if something is working so well why would you ever change it? I’ve even read somewhere that she rarely paints her nails any other color than red!
Ciate London Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London The Smouldering Eye Palette
“Experience some high-end fashion textures and take your eye looks to a whole new level this season. Selected by Olivia Palermo, this palette is a must-have for party makeup to easy daytime eyes. This beautiful compact palette features shadows in matte and pearl textures, and it’s perfect for carrying in your handbag and for on the go. “
#6. Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil
Benefit is one brand that places every effort into making sure its products are truly out of this world. Unlike others who release new products monthly, Benefit takes its time in perfecting its creations and it really pays off.
I first received a tester for Goof Proof Brow Pencil in my Elle UK subscription and, just judging by the packaging, I already knew I was in love. This is everything you require from a brow product all in one stick. There is, literally, no art required to making those brows on fleek. Gone are the bad brow days and in are those perfect arches, something Benefit prides itself on.
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil
“Designed to fit the angles of your arches, this super easy brow-filling and shaping pencil has 12-hour* waterproof wear**. Goof proof brow pencil features a custom teardrop tip that instantly shapes, defines & fills in brows.
Use the pointed tip to outline arches and define your tail, then fill them in with the wide base. The soft, glide on color creates naturally full beautiful brows & the spoolie brush effortlessly blends for a perfectly polished look. “
#7. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Ok so we are back to an old favorite but it’s certainly one of the best cosmetic beauty products. My trusted Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara can do no wrong. Each day it provides the perfect lash length and volume.
It’s extremely hard to find a good mascara and, trust me I have tried every single one going, but this certainly putting up one insane fight!
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
“Inspired by the curves of a woman’s body, the hourglass-shaped brush was designed with extra stiff bristles to maximize the performance of this carbon black, collagen-fueled formula. One coat and lashes are full and defined. Two coats and lashes are even more luscious, curled, and dramatic. Three coats help you achieve the most intense, black, multidimensional lashes possible. “
#8. Laura Mercier Face Illuminated Powder
Now, although I am yet to try Laura Mercier‘s illuminated powder, I am confident that I will always be a little to scared. Why? Have you seen that insane package and product? This is the definition of luxury when it comes to cosmetic beauty products and every penny spent will be worth the while. It’s just too good to touch (but, of course, I can’t resist temptation).
Laura Mercier excels time and time again and knows how to draw you in and attract your attention before you have even purchased the product. This is certainly on the top of my make-up wish list, what are your thoughts?
Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder Devotion
“Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder highlights the skin with pure light-reflecting pigments for a color-true, multidimensional, and luminous finish that complements all skin tones. Its non-dusting texture allows for excellent color payoff and applies smoothly and evenly onto skin without dragging.
Designed to complement all skin tones, the unique formula brings natural-looking radiance to the complexion for an instant glow that lasts up to eight hours.”
Can you believe it’s only the beginning of July and we have been provided with such amazing cosmetic beauty products? This year will only get better and better, we just know it. Now, many of these products have been released for Spring/Summer 2016, but we, all, know our favorites come around when the Autumn/Winter months come around, so it’s crucial you wait in anticipation.
This year is going to be the most gorgeous one yet, I already know it. Now let’s get through Summer and onto those Autumnal dreams…