Beauty favorites from 2016


Eek, can you believe it’s already the second week of 2017? So before I forget, let me share my skincare + makeup favorites from 2016!  The selection criteria is simple: Used between 12/01/2015 – 11/30/2016. December 2016 productions aren’t included because I don’t have enough time to thoroughly review them, but December 2015 ones are because it was probably 2016 by the time I finished testing them out. Effective and enjoyable to use. I’ve used a lot of great products this year, but the key to an amazing product? The user experience. Whether it’s scent, packaging, texture, or novelty, I want to love using this …

Author: Jenny Wu
Jenny Wu

Rebecca

Tuesday 17th of January 2017

Great list! I'm interested in getting an eye cream so I might look into the keihls one!

Jenny

Thursday 19th of January 2017

Thank you Rebecca! The Kiehl's eye cream is a great starter eye cream, definitely one of the best I've tried so far :)

Sakura

Saturday 14th of January 2017

I like Sulwhasoo products but never tried the overnight mask before. Do you use other Sulwhasoo products?

Jenny

Friday 20th of January 2017

Hi Sakura! I use their Clarifying Mask as well and just wrote a review on it recently! I've tried their cushion in the past, and it wasn't bad, though I did find it a little drying.

Shireen L. Platt

Friday 13th of January 2017

Beautyblender didn't work on my skin at all, I find it leaves my base looking very cakey and just couldn't make it work. Currently I am using another sponge (can't remember the brand) and the finish is so beautiful on my skin. I have been eyeing that La Roche Posay sunscreen, wasn't sure if it's light and hydrating (I'm dry-normal skin) and frankly this is the first time I'm reading about it so thank you. I'll pick it up soon!

Jenny

Friday 20th of January 2017

Aww, sorry to hear that, I guess it's YMMV for makeup tools as well :( It's funny because I tried a no-brand sponge once, and that gave me a cakey finish! The La Roche Posay sunscreen is amazing, just make sure it's Anthelios XL - which is the version sold everywhere else except in the US. I haven't tried the US formulation myself, so I'm not sure how they compare.

Face to Curls

Friday 13th of January 2017

These are all great faves! I tried a sample size of the YSL Volupte Tint-in-Oil and felt in love with the formula. It is super moisturizing on the lips and I plan to pick up one of the full size shades very soon. The Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask sounds quite lovely. Not such of I've ever heard of it before but I will check it out. Happy New Year! x

Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

Jenny

Friday 20th of January 2017

Happy belated New Year Ann-Marie! I didn't think I would love the YSL Volute Tint-in-Oil as much as I did, but like you said the formula is fantastic! The Sulwhasoo Overnight Mask is a dear favorite, though I heard they may be discontinuing it soon D: Definitely recommend taking a look if you're interested!

Zunera Serena

Wednesday 11th of January 2017

Great selections and thanks for the feedback! http://zunera-serena.com/

Jenny

Wednesday 11th of January 2017

Thanks for stopping by! :)