I absolutely love watching YouTube videos of everyone’s yearly favorites. So, I thought I would write a series of blog posts highlighting my favorite products of 2016. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may notice that I tend to favor high-end makeup over drugstore makeup. I will admit that I am a little bit of a makeup snob and I think that a higher price tag usually gets you a higher quality product. However, there are a few drugstore products that are INCREDIBLE. So, I wanted to share them with you.
First, let me start by saying that there are plenty of drugstore products that I enjoy that I am not including in this post. (NYX butter glosses, L’Oreal Pro-Matte Foundation and the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, just to name a few). These products are great but I still find myself reaching for my high-end products over these drugstore alternatives. The drugstore makeup that I am including in this post are ones that I am absolutely in love with. They are products that I cannot live without. So, when I say these are my favorites – they truly are some of my favorite makeup products in my collection.
Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer in the shade Bronzer – WOW. I cannot get enough of this bronzer. This product is so easy to work with. The color is perfection, it gives you such a warm, natural glow, and it blends out really easily. I tend to go a little crazy with my bronzer but I do not think you can overdo it with this one. Also, it smells like coconuts and has super cute packaging.
Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick in Honey Bare – I am actually wearing this lipstick as I write this blog post. I love the formula of this lipstick. It is so smooth and creamy and very comfortable on the lips. I LOVE the shade Honey Bare. It is the perfect peachy-pinky-nude and I think that every skin-tone would be able to wear this shade.
NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Ever – I picked up this lipliner after hearing another beauty blogger rave about this product. The formula of this lipliner is super creamy, so it is one that you can wear all over your lips. This color is gorgeous and it goes perfectly with most of the lipsticks in my collection. It is also incredibly long-wearing. I wear this liner all over my lips whenever I have a special occassion. PLUS, it is $3!!
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – This mascara is everything I want in a mascara. It lengthens AND provides volume without being too clumpy. I will always have this mascara in my collection as it is better than almost every high-end mascara I have ever tried!
L’Oreal Infallible Amber Rush – I have had this eyeshadow for a really long time and never used it. I tend to stick with my eyeshadow palettes so my single eyeshadows get neglected. However, I started using this shadow recently and it is GORGEOUS. It is such a pretty shade for all over the lid. These shadows are creamy and incredibly pigmented. I do not have any issues with fall out and they last all day.
Milani Luminoso Blush – This blush is a cult favorite so I do not even think I need to explain my love for it! This blush is one of those products that I never would have picked up on my own. It just looks so “blah” in the pan. However, it brings the most gorgeous, natural flush to my cheeks. This is a great blush that goes with every makeup look.
What are your favorite drugstore makeup products of 2016?! Have you tried and of my favorites?