In the world of beauty, we'd describe 2016 as a vintage year for discovering new must-try beauty products. Whether that was the latest complexion-perfecting BB cream, a skin-boosting serum, or just an incredible affordable highlighter, there was plenty to get excited about. However, there were some standout items that got your attention the most and ones which you bought more than anything else.
From an old-school acne treatment to a DIY beauty kit that you bought in your hundreds, there are 11 products that you couldn't get enough of tin 2016. Want to know which ones made the cut? Keep scrolling to see what you bought this year and why.
Why you loved it: Achieving gorgeous skin with just one product is pretty much the holy grail for any beauty obsessive, and Hourglass has nailed it with this powder. The reflective pigments, which are in all of the different versions of this product, aim to redress any skin problems, e.g., Radiant Light option has a pale-yellow tone to temper redness, and Luminous Light helps to diminish fine lines.
Why you loved it: The no-poo movement (not using shampoo) has really gained momentum over the past few years. While not everyone wants to forgo the item, there is an in-between option—the cleansing creme. This one is a non-foaming creme that promises to leave hair soft and silky thanks to its combo of of aloe vera and essential oils.
Why you loved it: A Byrdie UK favourite (oh, and Jourdan Dunn is a fan), this toner makes skin look incredible. The real reason it works wonders is all down to it containing glycolic acid, which gently exfoliates skin to leave it looking brighter and super conditioned.
Why you loved it: The matte lipstick revolution was definitely a thing in 2016. Thanks, in part, to Kylie Jenner's über-popular lip kits, there was also another big beauty influencer who made matte lipsticks a must-have—Huda Kattan. The highly pigmented, non-drying lipsticks stay put for hours and come in many different shades.
Why you loved it: With an even greater focus on wellness in 2016, there was definitely a shift to people being more concerned about what they were in putting in their bodies. While green juices are still popular, the 8G greens dietary supplement helped you tick off some of your 5-a-day in a more convenient way.
Why you loved it: Literally hundreds of you bought this at-home eyebrow dye kit. Thanks to our guide on how to dye your eyebrows, sales of the stuff went crazy. And we can see why. It's easy to use and gets great results for less than a tenner. Bargain.
Why you loved it: With adult acne cases soaring, it's no surprise many of you turned to this old-school solution by Mario Badescu. Not only is it suitable for many different skin types (yes, even sensitive), it promises to clear up whiteheads overnight.
Why you loved it: Want a way to stop wrinkles from forming overnight? Sleep on a silk pillowcase. The benefits of this wonder product are that it hydrates skin and also helps reduce split ends on hair too.
Why you loved it: Despite its high price point, this is one of the best concealers around and is loved by none other than Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who, we think you'll agree, has the most glowing skin out there.
Why you loved it: To be honest, we weren't surprised to find that you'd bought the Beautyblender. It's a classic product and is essential for anyone who wants to achieve a flawless complexion when applying foundation.
Why you loved it: You've got to hand it to Charlotte Tilbury—she knows what she's doing when it comes to creating must-have beauty products that actually work, including the K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipsticks range.
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