As 2016 comes to a close, it’s time to take my annual look back over the products I have written about this year and work out which of the (at time of writing) forty products are my five favourites. This is usually a pretty hard task as I only include products I really like in the blog so whittling them down takes a lot of doing…
Viseart No1 Palette (£59.95)
This palette is an essential part of my kit and I use it on pretty much every make-up I do. A twelve colour cream palette designed to correct, contour and camouflage. A highly versatile palette which can be used for everything from concealing and neutralising tattoos and hyper-pigmentation to highlighting and contouring a face, balancing complexions (I’ve even used it as eyeshadow) – it’s a fabulous palette and I’m not sure what I’d do without it!
You can find out why I’m such a fan here
This serum was a bit of game changer for me and a product which I have replaced twice since this original post (thankfully a bottle lasts me about 3 months so I can justify the price to myself – sort of). From the first application there was a noticeable change in the appearance and feel of my skin. My face looked instantly perkier; fine lines seemed to have diminished; my skin looked really velvety and felt amazing soft to the touch; even the other half commented on how great my skin looked (without being prompted)!
Find out why it was one of my products of 2016 here
Odylique Natural Sunscreen (£25.00/£15.00)
If you’d have asked me at the beginning of the year if a sunscreen would be a product highlight of the year, I’d have definitely said no. This particular sunscreen was a winner with not only me but my four year old daughter too and from the moment I first opened the tube I was hooked; the scent is divine!
Read why the Odylique Sunscreen was such a hit here
Having been a relatively late convert to facial oils, I’ve worked my way through a lot over the past year and this was probably my oil highlight of 2016. A lightweight oil designed to balance the skin and restore radiance, there is a whole lotta goodness in one little bottle and I was a fan after the first use!
Take a look at why I loved using it so much here
Ok, technically this is two products but I’m rolling them into one. I love a red lip so these carmine free lipsticks were a welcome addition to both my personal and professional make-up bags and are the latest additions to the range of lipsticks from New Zealand based Living Nature. Wild Fire is a warm, classic red with an orange undertone whilst Pure Passion is a rich, deep red with a subtle crimson undertone – a duo perfect for any lover of red
Find out why I’ve fallen for these two red here
What were your product highlights of 2016?
Images: (1) via Kiplinger; (2) LJS; (3); LJS; (4)LJS; (5)LJS; (6) LJS