I am someone who loves watching makeup tutorials on YouTube, or following makeup accounts on Instagram and Twitter. Since I watch so many, I tend to see what everyone seems to rave about on their channels and what seems to work the best for everyone. I feel like the makeup world has expanded so much by there being so many new launches of products for certain brands or there being so many collaborations for YouTuber’s, and others! 2016 was the year of liquid lipsticks, highlighters, and crazy beautiful makeup looks, and these products are what us makeup lovers were so impressed with!
Most Popular Primers:
1.) Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer.
What it Does – This primer has a gel feel that will minimize pores and will make you skin tone even. It it enriched with so many amazing oils that will really moisturize your skin and make it a perfect base for your makeup. All very well known YouTuber’s own this and love it such as NikkieTutorials, Jeffree Star, and Jaclyn Hill.
Cost – $52.00
Link to Purchase at Sephora:http://www.sephora.com/touche-eclat-blur-primer-P397615?skuId=1713114&icid2=products%20grid:p397615
2.) BECCA Backlight Priming Filter.
What it Does – This primer gives a luminous base to your face and will do a great job at blurring imperfections.It is infused with pearls with is what makes the primer very radiant. It also minimizes the size of fine lines and wrinkles. Jaclyn Hill was loving this product in 2016.
Cost – $38.00
Link to Purchase on Sephora:http://www.sephora.com/backlight-priming-filter-P399831?skuId=1721281&icid2=products%20grid:p399831
3.)Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer.
What it Does – This is a primer that will smooth your skin and will also give you a long lasting makeup wear time. The most popular one was the mattifying primer that will fill in pores. Kathleen Lights loved this primer, along with MannyMUA.
Cost – $37.00
Link to Purchase at Sephora:http://www.sephora.com/step-1-skin-equalizer-primer-P393965?skuId=1669027&icid2=products%20grid:p393965
Most Popular Foundations:
1.) Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick.
What it Does -a very full coverage foundation without the heavy feel. It’s very long wearing, and has a satin finish. It’s amazing for all skin types, and I heard several YouTuber’s talk about it such as Laura Lee and Jaclyn Hill.
Cost – $46.00
Link to Purchase at Sephora:http://www.sephora.com/vanish-seamless-finish-foundation-stick-P410532?skuId=1827344&icid2=products%20grid:p410532
2.) Dior Airflash Spray Foundation.
What is Does – This is a very innovative foundation that will of course give your skin an air brushed effect. The foundation has a velvety feel on the fave and will give you a nice light to medium coverage, but can be built up. It gives the skin a luminous finish and is great for dry skin.Best to blend in with a kabuki brush, as recommended on Sephora. The two YouTuber’s who fell in love with this foundation were MannyMUA and Jeffree Star.
Cost – $62.00
Link to Purchase at Sephora:http://www.sephora.com/diorskin-airflash-spray-foundation-P104914?skuId=978817&icid2=products%20grid:p104914
3.) Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Foundation.
What it Does – This is a lightweight foundation that will give you a medium coverage and is great for people with combination skin. It has a demi-matte finish and blurs imperfections. NikkieTutorials loved this foundation.
Cost – $40.00
Link to Purchase:http://www.sephora.com/naked-weightless-ultra-definition-liquid-makeup-P374830?skuId=1434919&icid2=products%20grid:p374830
4.) L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation.
What it Does – This is a 24 hour long wearing foundation that will give you a beautiful, dewy finish. This has a medium coverage and will make your skin look flawless and get rid of all discoloration. It won’t grab to dry patches, so it’s great for dry skin. Jeffree Star loved this foundation. This is also very hydrating.
Cost – $12.99
Link to Purchase on L’Oreal’s website:http://www.lorealparisusa.com/products/makeup/face/foundation-makeup/infallible-pro-glow-foundation.aspx?shade
1.) Tarte Shape-Tape Concealer.
What it Does- This is one of the most raved about product of 2016. Everyone and their mother’s loved this product. It does an amazing job at covering dark circles, and all blemishes. It doesn’t crease, and will last forever. This is so popular, it is currently out of stock.
Cost – $25.00
This item is currently out of stock.
2.) Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer.
What it Does – This is a buildable, full coverage concealer that won’t crease underneath your eyes or into any wrinkles. It has a demi-matte finish, and blends beautifully. This was loved by many YouTubers, such as NikkieTutorials and Kathleen Lights.
Cost – $28.00
Link to Purchase on Sephora:http://www.sephora.com/naked-skin-weightless-complete-coverage-concealer-P392854?skuId=1678937&icid2=products%20grid:p392854
3.) Maybelline Fit Me Concealer.
What it Does – This concealer will give you a very natural finish, but give you amazing coverage. It is known to match all skin tones, and will get rid of any redness or blemishes. This is a very good dupe for the NARS radiant creamy concealer.
Cost – $6.50.
Link to Purchase:https://www.maybelline.com/face-makeup/concealer/fit-me-concealer/medium
4.) L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer.
What it Does – These have been some of the most popular concealers for the entire year of 2016. They come in so many different shades so you can contour, color correct, and of course, conceal with them. They give you amazing coverage and blend effortlessly for such a low price. Laura Lee loves these concealers!
Cost – $5.00
Link to Purchase:https://lagirlusa.com/collections/concealer/products/hd-pro-concealer?variant=7709997509
Most Popular Setting Powders:
1.) Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder.
What it Does – This is a silky powder that is known for ‘baking’ your under eye area to make sure your concealer won’t settle into fine lines. This powder has been used by almost every beauty guru on YouTube. Everyone in the beauty community has heard of this powder, and almost everyone fell in love with it! It will make your makeup last a long time and give you skin a nice, matte finish. This powder won’t give flashback, and works for all skin tones.
Cost – $38.00
Link to Purchase at Sephora:http://www.sephora.com/translucent-loose-setting-powder-P109908?skuId=870618&icid2=products%20grid:p109908
2.) RCMA No Color Powder.
What it Does – This is an amazing and more affordable setting powder. It will make your makeup last, and won’t cake up. Everyone has raved about this powder, and talks about how amazing it is! This is very loved by Kathleen Lights, Jaclyn Hill, and MannyMUA.
Cost – $12.00
Link to Purchase:http://www.rcmamakeup.net/no-color-powder-3-oz.html#.WHpgLfArLIU
Most Popular Contour/Bronzers:
1.) Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette.
What it Does – This matte highlighting/contour palette will make contouring very easy with the formula of these powders. They blend amazingly and have awesome pigment. They will give you amazing definition wherever you place it. I know that Jeffree Star loves this palette, along with many others. They are also very pigmented, and buildable.
Cost – $46.00
Link to Purchase at Sephora:http://www.sephora.com/shade-light-contour-palette-P392129?skuId=1654110&icid2=products%20grid:p392129
2.) Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder.
What it Does – This is a contour powder that will sculpt the face very quickly and easily. This is a sheer powder that will make your contour look very natural. I first heard this from NikkieTutorials, and ever since I’ve been seeing some other YouTuber’s fall in love with it. This is also a waterproof, and crease-proof product.
Cost – $44.00
Link to Purchase:http://www.sephora.com/the-sculpting-powder-P393955?skuId=1697275&icid2=products%20grid:p393955
3.) Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer.
What it Does – The Butter Bronzer is such a perfect name for this because you guessed it… it blends like butter! So many people raved about this product since it was affordable, and amazing quality! It also has the scent of a tropical paradise! MannyMUA and Kathleen Lights LOVE this product! It gives your skin such an amazing and natural glow.
Cost – $14.00
Link to Purchase:http://www.physiciansformula.com/en-us/productdetail/face/bronzers/06675.html
4.) Benefit Hoola Bronzer.
What it Does – This award winning matte bronzer that will give you a healthy, natural, sun kissed effect. It is very flattering, and makes your skin look very bronzed, which is what it’s supposed to do! I know Patrick Starr likes this bronzer, along with many others!
Cost – $29.00
Link to Purchase at Sephora:http://www.sephora.com/hoola-matte-bronzer-P290636?skuId=513234&icid2=products%20grid:p290636
Most Popular Blushes:
1.) NARS Orgasm Blush.
What is Does – This blush is a nice subtle pink shade with a pretty shimmer. This blush has been talked about almost everywhere! Everyone fell in love with this when they first used it. It gives a nice subtle, natural glow to the skin without being over the top. It is also known to be flattering to every skin tone.
Cost – $30.00
Link to Purchase at Sephora:http://www.sephora.com/blush-P2855?skuId=248930&icid2=products%20grid%3Ap2855
(Blushes weren’t very talked about this year, so I only put One amazing one!)
Most Popular Highlighters:
1.) BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter in Champagne Pop.
What it Does – This shade created by Jaclyn Hill was one of the most raved about products of 2016! Everyone has fallen in love with this highlighter! This highlighter is very pigmented and makes your skin glow beautifully. It’s very natural, but you can build it up to get a more dramatic look. Becca really did an amazing job with this highlighter!
Cost – $38.00
Link to Purchase at Sephora:http://www.sephora.com/shimmering-skin-perfector-pressed-P381176?skuId=1721240&icid2=products%20grid:p381176
2.) Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit.
What it Does – This highlighter gives the skin such a luminous glow that can be built up, or stay subtle depending on what you’re into. These come with four colors, which makes it very versatile for different skin tones. They are also great to use for the inner corner highlight for the eyes. Everyone and their mother has heard of these highlighters, and they are very highly recommended!
Cost – $40.00
These are currently out of stock on the Sephora website.
3.) Jouer Powder Highlighter.
What it Does – This recently released highlighter that has taken over the internet will make your skin have the most amazing gleaming look. This is a creamy powder that will last you all day and make everyone’s heads turn. NikkieTutorials loves this highlighter, and if you know her form her channel, you know how much she loves highlighter!
Cost – $24.00
This is currently sold out on Jouer’s website.
4.) Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette.
What it Does – This super popular highlighter gives your skin a radiant glow with the metallic finish of these shades. Everyone who watches makeup tutorials has heard of this palette! Jaclyn Hill first mentioned it, and ever since everyone has tried it and fallen in love! The price is amazing for the quality, and I hope that I get to purchase it myself eventually!
Cost – $12.00
Link to Purchase:http://www.sleekmakeup.com/eu/solstice-highlighting-palette
5.) Artis Couture Diamond Glow Powders.
What it Does – If you want a highlighter that is insanely glowy, look no further! This will make you skin so highlighted, they will be able to see it across the world! The loose powder is great to highlight anywhere! Your shoulders, cupids bow, cheek bones, brow bone, name it and you can highlight it! These are very loved by NikkieTutorials.
Cost – $26.00
Link to Purchase:http://www.artistcouture.com/collections/diamond-glow-powder
6.) Jeffree Star Skin Frosts.
What it Does – The extremely pigmented highlighter will make your cheek bones so shiny and beautiful! If you are a fan of Jeffree, then I’m sure you’ve heard and seen how amazingly these work. So many people fell in love with these, and I think they will be one of the most popular highlighters for awhile.
Cost – $29.00
Link to Purchase:https://jeffreestarcosmetics.com/collections/skin-frost
Most Popular Eyebrow Products:
1.) Anastasia Dip Brow.
What it Does – This waterproof pomade is one of the best brow products in many people’s opinions. It is matte and very easily blendable. This product is very great if you’re someone who loves the ‘Instagram’ brows. Jeffree Star loves this for his eyebrows!
Cost – $18
Link to Purchase:http://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com/dipbrow-pomade-waterproof-color-brow-sculpt/dipbrow-pomade.html?dwvar_dipbrow-pomade_color=Medium%20Brown&cgid=brows
2.) Anastasia Brow Wiz.
What it Does – This eyebrow pencil makes it very easy to make your brows look more full by making light strokes. This is an award winning product that many people have fallen in love with. The spooly on the end is also very handy to make it blend in beautifully to your real brow hairs.
Cost – $18.00
Link to Purchase:http://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com/brow-wiz/brow-wiz.html?dwvar_brow-wiz_color=Dark%20Brown&cgid=brows#start=3&cgid=brows
3.) Benefit Gimme Brow Gel.
What it Does – This brow gel will not only keep your brows in place, but it will give them a tint to give them a fuller look very easily. Benefit released a whole line of brow products that were revolutionary, but this one was one of the best!
Cost – $24.00
Link to Purchase:https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/us/en/product/gimme-brow-new
Most Popular Eye Shadow Palettes:
1.) Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette.
What it Does – This 14 shaded palette has amazing warm and pink/red tones. Everyone went crazy when this was released, and it’s still very popular! These are very blendable, and highly pigmented. If you’re a warm tone eye shadow lover, you’ll love this!
Cost – $42.00
Link to Purchase:http://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com/modern-renaissance-palette/ABH01-18170.html?cgid=makeup-eyes#start=2&cgid=makeup-eyes
2.) Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette.
What it Does – This peachy pink toned palette has been one of the most talked about palettes of 2016. This palette is so amazing in many ways. The pigmentation, how easy it is to blend, and of course the fact that it smells like peaches! I really hope that soon I can get my hands on this wonderful palette!
Cost – $49.00
Link to Purchase:https://www.toofaced.com/p/eye-shadow-palettes/sweet-peach-eye-shadow-collection/
3.) Morphe 35O Palette.
What it Does – This warm toned palette is one of Morphe’s best selling palettes, and everyone knows why! The amazing quality and wonderful color options makes this product so mind blowing. Jaclyn Hill and MannyMUA absolutely love this palette!
Cost – $22.99
Link to Purchase:https://www.morphebrushes.com/collections/pro-makeup-palettes/products/35o
4.) Kylie Cosmetics Burgundy Palette.
What it Does – This very popular eye shadow palette comes with 9 pressed powder eye shadows that are very creamy and highly pigmented. So many people have fallen in love with Kylie’s products, not just because they are created by Kylie Jenner, but because of the amazing quality! This is one of MannyMUA’s favorite palettes.
Cost – $42.00
Link to Purchase:https://www.kyliecosmetics.com/collections/eyes/products/the-burgundy-palette-kyshadow
Most Popular Mascara’s:
1.) Benefit Roller Lash.
What it Does – This mascara has been highly talked about all year because of how amazingly it curls the lashes, and keeps them curled! It also separates the lashes very well, making it look like you have millions of lashes! This mascara is highly recommended by Jeffree Star and MannyMUA.
Cost – $24.00
Link to Purchase:https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/us/en/product/roller-lash
2.) L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara.
What it Does – This is a clump proof, and lash thickening mascara that so many people fell in love with! Tati loves this mascara so much because of how long her lashes appear after using it. It is also flake and smudge free, which is another amazing bonus to this mascara!
Cost – $7.00
Link to Purchase:http://www.lorealparisusa.com/products/makeup/eye/mascara/voluminous-carbon-black-mascara.aspx?shade=Carbon-Black
1.) Kylie Cosmetics Glosses and Lip Kits.
What it Does – Kylie Jenner has blown the world away with her makeup products. Her lip kits have amazing pigmentation and long lasting ability. Her lip liners are amazing creamy as well. For her glosses, they have amazing shine and also don’t make your lips feel tacky or sticky. They are long lasting, and smell amazing! Jaclyn Hill loves her glosses and MannyMUA loves her lip kits!
2.) Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick.
What it does – This long lasting lipstick (hints the name) has an amazing formula making it not drying with high pigmentation and a wonderful matte finish.They have many color options, but Lolita being one of the most popular.
Cost – $20.00
Link to Purchase:http://www.sephora.com/everlasting-love-liquid-lipstick-P384954?skuId=1736610&icid2=products%20grid%3Ap384954
3.) Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks.
What it Does – Just like Kylie Jenner, Jeffree Star also shocked the world in 2016 with even more liquid lipsticks! So many people have fallen in love with his liquid lipsticks because if their amazing formula. The product dries down to a completely matte finish but doesn’t dry out the lips. The product will also stay on all day, even if you eat!
Cost – $18.00
Link to Purchase:https://jeffreestarcosmetics.com/collections/velour-liquid-lipstick
Those are the most popular products of 2016 that I thought of! 2016 was a crazy year, and I’m excited to see what 2017 brings! If you have any products you loved on this list or not, let me know! If you enjoyed this, make sure to check out my main blog page www.livingasjulesblog.wordpress.com Hope you have a lovely day!
Much Love, Julianna