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Sunday, January 1, 2017

2016 has been such an adventure for me. An adventure in the sense that I was able to explore and find a lot of my holy grail makeup items! I thought it would be a fun idea to dedicate a single post on the few makeup products I've been loving through out the year! These items, I kid you not, are ones that I've been reaching out for almost every single day for the past year. I hope you guys enjoy this little post and I sincerely hope that this new year is filled with happiness and love for you guys! Happy New Year, let's show a lot of love this year! 

I discovered this primer earlier this year and I fell in love with it. It's prefect for those who tend to have dry skin. It has coconut oil in it, probiotics and all those good stuff for your skin! Definitely give it a try if you're someone who battles dry skin!

My two favorite foundations this year has both been from the drugstore! I find that drugstore foundations work better on my skin and it's super affordable. 

This concealer is by far the BEST concealer out there! It's easy to blend, conceals literally EVERYTHING. It has the best formula in my opinion. For a while, I was obsessed with the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer but it was far too pricey to keep purchasing over and over again. The Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer is basically half the price of that and is so much more better! It is usually out of stock, but if you ever get your hands on them, make sure to stock up, you'll love it!

Setting Powder
I've pretty much been using the same translucent setting powder for 2 years straight! The Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder has been my go to setting powder! It sets your face perfectly, prevents creases and keeps your face matte all through out the day!

I've never really been one to purchase a lot of blushes, I would say that it is my least favorite beauty product. But the two blushes that I've been using through out this year would be the Benefit Dallas o' Powder Blush and the Mellow Face Blush in Peach. They both give out a natural flushed look and is super easy to blend!

OH MY GOSH!! THESE HIGHLIGHTERS ARE SOMETHING ELSE. If you've never tried the L.A. Girl Strobe Lite Strobing Powder, I highly suggest that you do! These highlighters are THE best highlighters I've ever tried. You literally need the lightest hand to apply this, their pigment is ridiculous! On top of that, it is super affordable! It comes in so many different shades for different skin tones. That to me deserves an award!!!!!

I think everyone fell in love with this palette this year! I love all the warm colors. The pigment is insane, it has such a creamy texture and blends like a dream. I think this might be my favorite palette of all time!!

I think mascaras are another great purchase from the drugstore! Maybelline always carries the best ones, this one in particular has been my fav for a few years now. It adds a lot of volume and makes your lashes look fuller! I gave a few of these to my girlfriends for their birthdays and they all loved it as well.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown! BEST.THING.EVER.

Eye Liner
I love the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eye Liner. It glides on so smoothly, dries matte and stays all day! I guess they got it right with their name! ;)

This year has literally been all about liquid lipsticks for me. These NYX ones are so easy to apply and so easy to take off. Colourpop has also been my favorite, but is so difficult to take off at the end of the day. NYX did a great job with the formula and has easily been my go to liquid lipsticks this year!

Another brand I've discovered this year is Ofra. They kill the game with their formula! On top of that, they smell like cake batter! This one in particular is in the shade Havana Nights.

I hope you guys enjoyed this blog post and I hope that the new year brings all of you happiness and love! Let us all remember that it is never too late to start on things we want to change for the better and to let love grow in places we find hard to let in. Happy New Year, let's make 2017 a great one! Love you guys!


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