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2016 Beauty Favorites

2016 Favorite Beauty Products

I've tried several products this year, but I thought I'd let you know what some of my favorites were.  For the items that I posted about previously, I will link those posts for you.

Lancome Teint Idole and Estee Lauder Double Wear
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Lancome Teint Idole Foundation Stick - 450 Suede N
$42.00 @ Nordstrom

Estee Lauder Double Wear - 5W2 Rich Caramel (reviewed here)
$39.50 @ Nordstrom

2016 favorite beauty products
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1.  Mac Liptensity - Smoked Almond (swatched here) This new offering from MAC Cosmetics is a real standout.  It is a creme verging on satin lipstick that has full color and a long wear time.  There is just enough shine to not emphasize lip texture but also not slide around.  I find it very comfortable and am always surprised at how long it looks nice despite light eating and drinking. 
$21.00 @ Nordstrom

2.  Mac Satin Lipstick - Verve (reviewed here)
$17.00 @ Nordstrom

3.  Milani Color Statement Lipstick - Tuscan Toast (swatched here, review coming soon)
$4.97 @ Walmart

Comes in a set of 4, $34.00 @ Ulta
(swatched here)
4.  Tarte Lip Sculptor - Minx (limited edition)
5.  Tarte Lip Sculptor - Flirt (limited edition)
If this set is still available, it is an excellent value for what is essentially 8 different lip products (4 gloss, 4 cream lipsticks).  The lipsticks have great color payoff and comfortable wear and I find the glosses to be very comfortable and not sticky.  I'm very happy with this purchase and highly recommend the set.

6.  Estee Lauder Eyeshadow - Brash Bronze (reviewed here)
$25.00 @ Nordstrom

7.  Mac Soft Brown (reviewed here)
8.  Mac Folie (swatched here)
9.  Mac Bronze (reviewed here)
10. Mac Saddle (reviewed here)
11. Mac Woodwinked (reviewed here)
12. Mac Sable (reviewed here)
13. Mac Cranberry (swatched here)
14. Mac Embark (reviewed here)
Mac Eyeshadows - $6.00 each for refill pan only @ Mac Cosmetics or $16.00 each for compact @ Nordstrom

15. Wet n Wild Coloricon Blush - Mellow Wine (swatched here)
$2.99 @ Wet n Wild Beauty

16. Covergirl trublend blush - Deep Mauve (swatched here)
$8.44 @ Walmart

17. Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Taraji Glow, limited edition (For an alternative, view swatches here)

18. Mac Mineralize Skinfinish - Highlight the Truth (limited edition, sold out)

If you have questions about any of the products featured, please feel free to leave them in the comments section.

Please stick around and check out some of my other content.  
  • Makeup Baskets:  Join me in rotating through my products to truly enjoy and get use out of the items I own.  Let's encourage each other to use some of the products we have rather than being so quick to buy something new.
  • Eyeshadow Combos: If you're looking for ideas of coordinating shades, I hope some of my eyeshadow combos can give you inspiration.
**Disclaimer:  I purchased all products featured with my own money.  Any links provided are for information only.  For the full disclosure policy click here.


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