There’s always something we can do to elevate our beauty routine – and it can be more than just trying a new eyeshadow palette. We’ve researched the newest makeup trends for 2016 and found some amazing products that you simply have to try. Whether you’re looking for a way to update your routine or experimenting for a new look altogether, here is a list of makeup you should try this year.
Smashbox’s Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick, Bawse by Lilly Singh
Lilly Singh goes by “Superwoman” on YouTube, and we’re pretty sure she can add cosmetician to her resume as well! Singh recently collaborated with Smashbox on her own, limited edition shade of red lipstick. Called “Bawse” (think of it as the newer, cooler evolution of ‘girl boss’) the matte shade is available on Smashbox.com and also at Sephora. Who doesn’t need to add a new liquid lipstick to their collection, especially in a shade that works in every season?
Ever feel bad for going through pack after pack of blotting papers? The Blotterazzi from Beautyblender is about to make your conscience a whole lot lighter. The product comes with two washable, reusable sponges that are shaped for precision, i.e. no more skipping the places you need blotting most. The sponges also come in a case that perfect for slipping into your purse and bringing on the go.
Laura Mercier’s ‘Candleglow’ Soft Luminous Foundation
This foundation is as soft as its name suggests and the ‘candleglow’ in the name references the glow this product will give your skin. The liquid is incredibly lightweight, making it great for highlighting and contouring, and your face won’t feel heavy as you put on other makeup. Plus – all 20+ shades of color promise to last throughout the day.
Maybelline’s Lash Sensational Luscious Waterproof Mascara
Most of the time, you have to choose between a waterproof mascara and one that gives you the bold, movie star lashes you’ve dreamt of. Now you can have both with Maybelline’s new mascara. It’s the excellent Maybelline quality you’ve grown accustomed to at the same drug store price. Now you have an extra reason to run those errands you been putting off.
Ramy’s Brow Master Customizable Stencils
Forget the expensive brow session – these cheap, customizable eyebrow stencils are all you need to give yourself celeb-worthy eyebrows. These stencils are a great DIY for perfect eyebrows every time, and because you can shift the spacing around, you can use them through every fashion season to update your look.
Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick Compact
Bobbi Brown is known for creating makeup for women of all colors, and this Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick Compact is no exception. Capitalize on the current rainbow makeup trend by experimenting with many different shades of pink – use all of them for a more dynamic look, or find the one that looks best on you and brightens up your face for summer. It’s perfect for adding a natural-looking glow to your everyday look.
Covergirl’s Katy Kat Matte Lipstick
If only because baby, you’re a firework – Katy Perry’s new lipstick line (brought to you by Covergirl) is worth checking out this summer. The matte lipsticks come in several colors, from more traditional pinks to a signature Katy Perry purple, and look great on all skin tones. Plus, since they’re only $8 a tube, what’s to stop you from purchasing one or two more colors than you would otherwise?