Yearly Favorites- Best in Beauty 2016

Hi guys!

Today I’ll be sharing my favorite beauty products of 2016 (finally!) As I was making a list of all the standout products from this past year, I wasn’t able to get over that 2016 had come and gone in the blink of an eye. I got married at the end of 2015, so it was a bit surreal for me that one year of marriage had flown by so fast. Before I know it, I’ll be doing my 2017 favorites. So, if you guys want to see what my 2016 beauty favorites are then just keep reading! (:


Primer/ Setting Spray

L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother Finishing Cream

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

E.L.F. Makeup Mist & Set

Mac Fix+


Foundation/ Powder

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation (Light Beige)

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation (128)

Wet n Wild Color Icon Contouring Palette: Caramel Toffee (the highlighting yellow powder)

MAC Studio Fix Powder (NC 30)

Coty Airspun Translucent Extra Coverage Loose Face Powder



Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (10, 20)

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (NC30)

Kevyn Aucoin: The Sensual Skin Enhancer (SX06)



Contour/ Bronzer

Benefit Cosmetics: Hoola

Nars: Laguna

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow: Sculpt side

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Powder Kit: Java and Fawn



MAC Mineralize Blush: Warm Soul

Milani Baked Blush: Luminoso

NARS: Liberté Blush



The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer Highlighter

Sleek Makeup Highlighter Palette: Solstice

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector: Champagne Pop, Prosecco Pop



Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Luscious (not the waterproof one)

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara- Blackest Black



Ardell Demi Wispies



E.L.F. Brow Kit: Medium

Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade: Auburn

Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara: Deep Brown



Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner: Black

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner: Trooper

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner: Blacquer 42

Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil: Deep End


Eyeshadow/ Palette

Urban Decay Single Eyeshadow: Buck, Sin

Stila Magnificent Metal Eyes: Comex Gold

L’Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow: Iced Latte

Urban Decay Electric Palette

LORAC PRO Palette (Original)

Sleek Makeup i-Divine Storm Palette



Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick: Fiery, Aria

L’Oreal Colour Riche: Fairest Nude

MAC: Whirl, Diva, Rebel

MAC Lip Pencil: Soar

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick: Chilly Chili, Tulle

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick: Toast of New York

Urban Decay Lip Pencil: Turn On


Makeup Brushes/ Tools

Beauty Blender

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Primark mini beauty blender dupes

Real Techniques Buffing Brush

Zoeva Face Paint Brush #109

IT Brushes (for Ulta) All Over Powder Brush #211

Wet n Wild Blending Brush

Sedona Lace EB 15 Brush

E.L.F. Blending Eye Brush



Cleanser: First Aid Beauty’s Pure Skin Face Cleanser

Exfoliator: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

Serum: Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster

Toner: Rose Water

Moisturizer: Neutrogena Deep Moisture Day Cream

Masks: Mostly all natural ones (I’ll be sure to do a separate blogpost on some of my faves!)


Hair Care

Hairbrush: Tangle Teezer

Styling Tools: T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand

Product/Serum: It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product, Batiste Original Dry Shampoo, L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Extraordinary Oil, Almond Oil, & Olive Oil


Lifestyle/ Miscellaneous

Candle: Bath and Body Works Red Velvet Cupcake

Fragrance: Victoria Secret Perfume: Pure Daydream, Hilfiger Woman Peach Blossom by Tommy Hilfiger

 Moisturizer: Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter


That was a long list of favorites huh? If you’ve made it this far, thank you! I enjoy trying new products, so I’m sure 2017 (it feels so weird  writing 2017) will be filled with all sorts of new favorites (and lots of product reviews)- stay tuned!

Also, I’d love to know your beauty faves. Make sure to leave a few in the comment section!

xx Mahvish

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