2016 Beauty MVPs: The Best Face Products From 2016

By Trecee Hutchinson - 11:43:00 AM

Estee Lauder Tarte Nyx


Continuing on with the Favorites...

Today I want to talk about my go to face products from the past year. I discovered quite a few products that have replaced staples in my routine. A few of these products have been total game changers for me. I have included mostly complexion products, because I have too many favorite highlighters and will for sure have to do a separate post on those.

The winners are...

Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier Translucent Powder

After seeing this powder non stop for the past few years, I finally took the plunge and tried out the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder and completely fell in love. This is a great multi use powder. It's great for baking extra oily areas to keep them shine free all day and is a great all over face setting powder. I love that this powder is truly translucent and doesn't give off an ashy cast, making it brown girl friendly and greatly appreciated.

Contour Palette

Tarte X Makeupshayla Tarteist Contour Palette

I honestly initially only picked up this palette because I love MakeupShayla on Instagram and wanted to show her brand some support, but I fell in love with this palette, specifically the contour shades and the blush. This palette blends so well and you can actually build the intensity of your contour without it getting muddy. I also love that the blush and highlighters are subtle.

I would recommend this palette (or the 3rd edition that just launched) to anyone because it really simplifies the highlighting and contouring process by having numbers on each shade and an easy to follow along diagram that shows you where to place the product! Non stop use for me this year!

Shape Tape

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer (Post)

This is hands down the BEST concealer I have tried in a long time. It has awesome coverage and does not crease under the eye, which is a must have for me (because wrinkles!). I got this one a few months ago and am already on my second tube! Check out my review for more details, but trust me you will love this concealer!

Estee Lauder

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (Post)

This foundation has been my ride or die for every occasion. It lasts on me all day and has a gorgeous matte finish. The coverage of this is best described as medium build able. I use this interchangeably with my all time favorite Mac Studio Fix Fluid, but this one honestly gives a much more natural finish and is a total winner.

Nyx Cosmetics First Base Primer Spray  (Post)

This has become my favorite primer spray this year. It's not only a primer than will lengthen the wear of your makeup, but it also is a great multi use spray that is perfect for intensifying the pigmentation of eye shadow and to get rid of any excess powderyness after applying powder foundation. I also love that this spray helps to control my oil, which is much appreciated in the humid New Orleans weather.

Let me know some of your favorite complexion products from 2016 in the comments!

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  1. I have ordered the Tarte Concealer, I am so excited to try it after seeing everyone rave about it!

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  2. These are great picks! The LM powder & EL foundation are up there on my list as well. I have to try the NYX spray!

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