Today’s post is on the products I loved in the last half of 2016. Although most of these were not new releases in 2016, they were all products that came into my collection during the last half of the year. In case you’re interested, I did a 2016 mid-year favourites post here.
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
I received this palette in a giveaway from dear Robyn of Lipstick on the Lake in August, and I have been absolutely loving it since. It’s a very versatile palette, and is in constant rotation in my makeup routine. My review of the palette can be found here.
Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in Sew Me
This is a really pretty pinky-nude that works perfectly for my skin tone. It’s difficult to find nudey-pink polishes that work well with my skin tone, so I was very happy with this find. See my review of the polish here.
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Mauve Over
I have also been wearing this shade frequently since I bought it back in October. It’s versatile because it’s still neutral enough for work, but is not the typical taupey-nude shades I tend to go for. I wore this shade for three weeks straight in November, which is unheard of!
Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick in RD732
Although I’ve owned deluxe samples of the Perfect Rouge lipsticks, the shades of the samples were never quite right for me. Since I enjoy the formula, I bought a full size of this lipstick in a shade that would be flattering on my skintone. This has been a go-to lipstick for me in the last half of the year – I even wore it for my engagement photos.
MAC Lipstick in Craving
Although this is a new addition to my collection, I’ve been wearing it nonstop since I bought it. This year, I even wore this shade for most of the holidays, instead of the typical red shades I usually go for during Christmas! Review to come of this lipstick.
Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Cologne
I bought this perfume to layer with another Jo Malone perfume for my wedding, but I have to be honest, I’ve already gone ahead and started wearing it on its own already, and it saw me through many special events last month (of which there were many, since it was the holidays)! It’s such a fresh and clean scent, which is exactly what I look for in perfumes.
Laura Mercier Powder Fan Brush and Sephora Multi-Use Contour Brush
I feel a bit silly adding these two tools in my list because I only bought them at the beginning of December, and I usually like to use products for a few months before deciding whether or not they’re a favourite. I think I have just been deprived of a good fan and contour brush for so long that these have quickly become an integral part of my makeup application routine. I’m really so impressed with these brushes; they are even better than I expected.
I am still catching up on my posts to round out the year before I get to my usual posts, so my 2016 favourites will be following next week. What were your favourite products in the last half of the year?