The Best Of 2016 Beauty

by Madeleine Borgersen

Wondering what made a mark in the world of beauty for 2016? What foundation was our absolute go-to or which new skincare really made a difference? Check out the best of the best below to start your new year with the best buys!

Best Makeup Wipes – Cleanse by Lauren Napier (50 Pack)

Best Makeup Wipes – Cleanse by Lauren Napier (50 Pack)

$57

Individually wrapped, these travel-friendly wipes are natural wonders, removing any makeup effortlessly whilst providing skincare benefits to boot!

Best Eyeliner – Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Trooper

Best Eyeliner – Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Trooper

$28

Black, budge-proof and budget friendly Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner in Trooper is an eyeliner lover’s best friend.

Best Blush – Smashbox L.A Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Colour Laurel Coral

Best Blush – Smashbox L.A Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Colour Laurel Coral

$41

Lightweight and creamy this blendable blush is a gorgeous coral colour that suits any skintone. Perfect to add a flush to pale winter skin or colour to a gorgeous golden tan.

Best Highlighter – BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop

Best Highlighter – BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop

$56

The highlighter that suits any skintone the collaboration between Jaclyn Hill and BECCA created the must-have highlighter for last year and next.

Best Brow Product MAC Cosmetics Brow Sculpt

Best Brow Product MAC Cosmetics Brow Sculpt

$29

With all new packaging the unbeatable colour range of MAC Cosmetics Brow Sculpt is our pick of the products.

Best Acne Product – Avéne TriAcneal Expert

Best Acne Product – Avéne TriAcneal Expert

$26.99

An acne treatment that doesn’t dry the skin out this bacteria banishing product hydrates and soothes whilst removing any sign of those pesky spots.

Best Tanning Product – St Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse

Best Tanning Product – St Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse

$59.99

The signature St Tropez colour in less time, this express tanning mousse was our pick for getting that faux glow on this year.

Best Concealer – Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand

Best Concealer – Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand

$58

Fantastic for those that might forget their eye cream, the Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand combines a peptide packed hydrating eye cream with an illuminating concealer for the best faux night’s sleep you’ve ever had.

Best Contour YSL LES SAHARIENNES

Best Contour YSL LES SAHARIENNES

$75.90

A revolutionary balm to powder formula the easy-to-blend YSL Les Sahariennes gives a gorgeous glow with zero shimmer or muddy finish.

Best Anti-Ageing Product – LightStim for Wrinkles

Best Anti-Ageing Product – LightStim for Wrinkles

$289

Bring the best of in-salon anti-ageing to your home with the LightStim for Wrinkles LED Light Therapy that boosts the production of collagen and elastin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Best Night Moisturiser – Philosophy Overnight Miracle Worker

Best Night Moisturiser – Philosophy Overnight Miracle Worker

$80

A two step approach to anti-ageing, Philosophy’s Overnight Miracle Worker uses rare algae to slow down ageing proteins as well as Vitamin C to boost skin plumping collagen.

Best Eye Cream – BABOR HSR Lifting Extra Firming Eye Cream

Best Eye Cream – BABOR HSR Lifting Extra Firming Eye Cream

$162

Lightweight but highly effective Babor’s HSR Lifting Extra Firming Eye Cream is used morning and night to boost collagen, hydrate and protect the sensitive eye area from premature ageing.

Best Foundation Estee Lauder Double Wear Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup

Best Foundation Estee Lauder Double Wear Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup

$58

The original Double Wear formula reinvented into a radiant finish with a convenient desk-drawer or handbag friendly packaging. Great for those after-work drinks touchups or any jet setter’s travel bag.

Best Daytime Moisturiser – Olay Total Effects Moisturiser

Best Daytime Moisturiser – Olay Total Effects Moisturiser

$32.99

The perfect moisturiser for busy mornings. Packed with vitamins and minerals the Olay Total Effects Day Cream fights 7 signs of ageing including fine lines and discolouration with one simple product.

Best Shampoo & Conditioner – Tresemme Botanique Damage Recovery

Best Shampoo & Conditioner – Tresemme Botanique Damage Recovery

$6.99ea

The best supermarket buy of the year Tresemme’s Botanique Damage Recovery range smooths, hydrates and restores your locks like a salon-only product and smells incredible whilst doing it.

Best Face Oil – Medik8 Glow Oil

Best Face Oil – Medik8 Glow Oil

$89

Blending Vitamin C with 12 essential oils this brightening and super hydrating facial oil provides anti-oxidant benefits whilst repairing skin damage.

Best Dry Shampoo – Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk

Best Dry Shampoo – Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk

$15.99

Suitable for even the most sensitive of scalps the cleansing and volumising Dry Shampoo from Klorane is unbeatable for it’s lightweight and effortless clean.

Best Hair Styling Product – Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Best Hair Styling Product – Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

$599

Get the most out of those locks with the new Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer. Quiet, fast and super effective, hair drying and styling has been reinvented.

Best Mask – SK-II Facial Treatment Mask (6 Piece)

Best Mask – SK-II Facial Treatment Mask (6 Piece)

$150

Submerge your skin in anti-ageing and super hydrating Pitera with the most luxurious of masks to reveal an absolutely radiant complexion.

Best Mascara Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded

Best Mascara Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded

$17.95

Packing serious volume this blacker than black formula is friendly to the wallet and easy to remove after a long day with zero rub off during those office hours.

Best Cleanser – Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser

Best Cleanser – Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser

$51

This oil to milk emulsion visibly smoothes the skin, lifting oil and impurities to provide more radiant skin whilst providing long-lasting anti-ageing benefits.

Best Lipstick – MAC Cosmetics Liptensity

Best Lipstick – MAC Cosmetics Liptensity

$32

With the most intense pigment the new satin-finish Liptensity range offer long-lasting, true to form colour without drying the lips.

Best Serum – Clinique Even Better Clinical

Best Serum – Clinique Even Better Clinical

$98

A two-pronged approach to ditching dark spots for good. Combining their super effective anti-pigmentation serum with a soothing optimizer, it’s the ultimate fix for uneven skin tone.

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