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My 16 Favorites of 2016

Happy 2017! 

Another year is in the books and it's time to review my 16 favorite products from 2016! 

My 16 Favorites of 2016! Agent Nateur N°4 Holi(Rose) Deodorant; Alima Pure Pressed Eyeshadows; Dr. Brite Cleansing Mouthwash; Hynt Beauty Duet Perfecting Concealer; Ilia Beauty Tinted Lip Conditioner in Kokomo; Innersense Sweet Spirit Leave-In Conditioner; Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream;  Josh Rosebrook Tinted Nutrient Day Cream with SPF 30; Kari Gran Lip Whip in Radiant; Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Blossoming;  Lily Lolo Mascara; May Lindstrom The Honey Mud; Odacité's Serum Concentrates; Parlo Cosmetics Natural Mineral Blush in Pretty, Pretty Princess; RMS Beauty Magic Luminizer; and Weleda Skin Food.

Agent Nateur N°4 Holi(Rose) Deodorant

Shiva Rose and Agent Nateur worked on this deodorant for six months to perfect its addictive scent and gorgeous packaging! It may seem odd to think of a deodorant as luxurious, but let me tell you, this stuff is almost too beautiful to apply to your pits! Not only is it formulated with amazing ingredients, including organic coconut oil; beeswax; sodium bicarbonate; avocado butter; sunflower butter; castor oil; raw organic honey; and healing essential oils, but it's also effective! A little goes a long way with this deodorant and even if you aren't a big rose fan, you will be surprised by how quickly you fall in love with this intoxicating blend of sandalwood and rose!

Agent Nateur N°4 Holi(Rose) Deodorant

Alima Pure Pressed Eyeshadows

These pressed eyeshadows are gorgeous! Packaged in sleek, refillable compacts, these creamy powders glide on smoothly and blend with ease. The pigmentation is rich and bold, yet these shadows feel weightless on the skin and last for hours with minimal creasing!

Alima Pure Pressed Eyeshadows


Dr. Brite Cleansing Mouthwash

I am seriously obsessed with this stuff! It's minty, sweet, and so refreshing! The addition activated charcoal, coconut oil, and aloe vera juice work together to create a detoxifying solution that helps fight bad breath and whiten your teeth.

Dr. Brite Cleansing Mouthwash

Hynt Beauty Duet Perfecting Concealer

Finally!! A full coverage concealer that feels weightless on the skin and blends like silk! Infused with botanical extracts and oils that heal and protect the skin, this thick cream stays in place throughout the day without any creasing or creping. The color range includes five shades and Fair matches my porcelain skin perfectly!

Hynt Beauty Duet Perfecting Concealer

Ilia Beauty Tinted Lip Conditioner in Kokomo

I have loved so many lipsticks throughout 2016, but Ilia Beauty's Tinted Lip Conditioner in Kokomo totally won my heart! It's a sheer, muted mauve with a glossy finish that looks natural and flirty on the lips. The formulation is smooth, very moisturizing, and the natural SPF 15 protection makes it perfect for enjoying the great outdoors!

Ilia Beauty Tinted Lip Conditioner in Kokomo

Innersense Sweet Spirit Leave-In Conditioner

This lightweight detangling spray blends natural oils, fragrant herbs, flower essences, and a touch of honey to add body and manageability to the hair. I've noticed that spritzing this conditioner throughout my hair right when I get out of the shower leaves it super silky and hydrated! Not to mention, it smells amazing!

Innersense Sweet Spirit Leave-In Conditioner


Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

Yes, I am in love with this BB Cream and I am not afraid to admit it! The coverage that you get from this product is amazing and it builds so flawlessly! It also has a natural finish that gives the skin a beautifully airbrushed look! I like to apply a very thin layer all over my face using a buffing brush or my fingertips. I wear the shade BB3 and it matches my fair, cool-toned skin perfectly!

Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

Josh Rosebrook Tinted Nutrient Day Cream with SPF 30

This cream is unlike any other product that I've tried with SPF! It's lightweight and has a silky texture without a hint of greasiness. It also doesn't leave any sort of residue or white cast, and the the subtle tint beautifully adjusts to my skin tone. On its own, this cream provides just a hint of coverage and leaves the skin looking dewy and radiant. Underneath makeup, it functions as a smoothing primer that blends flawlessly with foundation. Check out my full review here.

Josh Rosebrook Tinted Nutrient Day Cream with SPF 30

Kari Gran Lip Whip in Radiant

This Lip Whip from Kari Gran is about as luxurious as a lip balm can get! It has a thick, rich texture that never comes off as sticky or greasy. Although the formulation is very sheer, Radiant provides a slight, cool-toned pink tint to the lips. The ultra glossy finish leaves the lips silky-smooth and perfectly nourished. Because it is so hydrating, I have been using a tiny amount of this whip underneath lipstick as a luxe, moisturizing base. It also adds a gorgeous sheen when applied on top of other lip products. Best balm ever!

Kari Gran Lip Whip in Radiant

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Blossoming

As much as I love the Cream Foundation from Kjaer Weis, I may love the Cream Blushes even more! Blossoming is the most breathtaking, rosy pink! Not only is the texture of this blush as lush as silk, but it also provides the most gorgeous, fresh glow.

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Blossoming


Lily Lolo Mascara

Hands down, this is the best mascara that I have ever tried! No falsies are required when you wear this stuff! The bristle brush and thickening formula add lots of volume to my stubby lashes! I coat my top and bottom lashes with a generous amount of this mascara and I'm good to go!

Lily Lolo Mascara


May Lindstrom The Honey Mud

This mud is the ultimate indulgent treat for my dry skin! The scent is decadently sweet in a rich, spa-like way. The texture is so silky that it really is like applying a luxe, perfectly whipped chocolate pudding to your face. Although it is ridiculously expensive, I adore having it in my skincare rotation!

May Lindstrom The Honey Mud

Odacité's Serum Concentrates

Dare I say it, these are my favorite products of 2016!! I am such an advocate for Odacité's Serum Concentrates and I know that so many of you will fall in love with them! Yes, these serums are not cheap and the bottles are tiny! I suggest getting a bunch of samples to figure out which serums target the specific needs of your skin. I keep the Jojoba Lavender Serum Concentrate ($32) around at all times as flawless skin insurance and then swap in one of the more costly concentrates based on the current mood of my skin.

Odacité's Serum Concentrates

Parlo Cosmetics Natural Mineral Blush in Pretty, Pretty Princess

This is blush is insanely pigmented and blends with such ease! It is a glamorous, girly pink that really gives life to the face. I apply this blush to the apples of my cheeks using a fluffy powder brush and because it has a silvery sparkle, I don't feel the need to wear a highlighter.

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Parlo Cosmetics Natural Mineral Blush in Pretty, Pretty Princess


This luminizer is gorgeous! If you previously tried Living Luminizer and found that it didn't quite suit the warmer undertones of your skin, you are going to adore this new, champagne-toned option! Like all of RMS's products, Magic Luminizer has a luxurious, satiny texture and melts easily into the skin. Its neutral shimmer provides a sophisticated iridescence that looks stunning on the cheekbones without being too glittery or overdone. It's highlight perfection!

RMS Beauty Magic Luminizer


Weleda Skin Food

This product is an absolute life-saver for dry, dehydrated skin! With a sweet almond scent, this luxurious cream is packed with fatty acids that create the perfect barrier to keep any areas of rough skin perfectly smooth and moisturized. I also enjoy thinning this cream out with a toner or a less viscous lotion and using it as a facial moisturizer.

Weleda Skin Food


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Here are some additional products that I adored throughout 2016, but didn't quite make the list:

100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream

I use this cream in the morning and evening to minimize dark circles and calm the puffiness underneath my eyes! The addition of green tea and coffee provides some seriously potent anti-inflammatory power. This eye cream also contains natural anti-aging ingredients that are meant to nourish and brighten.

100% Pure also makes this product in a 0.3 oz size that is perfect for traveling!

100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream

Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub

My husband and I are face scrub junkies, so when we both fell in love with this dark green, sea kelp-packed sludge, we knew it was a keeper! It has the perfect amount of grit to achieve a really good clean without being too harsh or abrasive. It also doesn't leave my skin feeling stripped or dried out, just refreshed and glowing.

Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub

Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation

This is an incredibly luxurious foundation and I find that it wears exceptionally well. My skin doesn't dry out or get greasy throughout the day, and the finish remains even and flawless. The coverage is easily buildable and I love that I can conceal by adding just a touch more product. It's definite staple in my makeup arsenal!

Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation


I absolutely adore this serum! For a boost of moisture straight out of the shower, just spritz this antioxidant-rich blend onto your damp skin. This lightweight formula quickly absorbs into the skin so that you can get dressed without worrying about being sticky or greasy. It has a subtle, floral scent and is packed full of healthy skin goodies like pumpkin seed oil and antileukine 6.

Osmia Organics Spot Treatment

Unlike acne treatments that tend to dry out the skin, this blend of essential oils gently treats blemishes and kills pesky bacteria. Although I find that it takes a bit longer to clear an active breakout, this lemony scented oil seems to eliminate pimples while really nourishing the skin. This treatment is a definite staple!

Osmia Organics Spot Treatment

Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Soft Focus Skin Perfecting Primer

This primer is amazing! I use my fingers to apply shade 904 all over my face to balance out any sallowness and create a beautiful radiance. Seriously, the glow from this stuff is insane!

Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Soft Focus Skin Perfecting Primer


W3ll People Bio Brightener Invisible Powder

I use this superfine powder to set my concealer and create a nice, healthy radiance. I also like to dust it across the tops of my cheekbones for a subtle glow.


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What were your favorites from 2016?


*The Parlo Cosmetics blush featured in this post is an affiliate sample and the coupon code provided is an affiliate link. As always, however, I have presented my 100% honest opinion. I cannot, nor will I ever, accept compensation in exchange for a positive review.

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