New year, new resolutions, right? So many people focus on health and fitness during the New Year. Others focus on life and career goals. Whether you’re looking to slim down, beef up, reach for the stars or enjoy the moment, 2016 is the year to try new things and make the changes you want to make. Of course, you’re going to need the right tools to help you on your journey of accomplishments… And I’m here to help! I got you! Ok… well, I got when it comes to what beauty products will help you through your adventures of 2016.
15 Daily Lotion with Sunscreen
Protecting your skin is a must. No matter your age or skin type, sun protection is a beauty priority. Finding a daily lotion that suits your needs and has the added protection of some SPF is a mission everyone should complete. My recommendation? Olay Complete All Day UV Moisturizer SPF 15 Sensitive Skin.
14 Anti-Aging Night Cream
Whether you’re 20 or 60, using a nightly anti-aging cream is within your best beauty interest. And the sooner you start, the better off you are. You know what they say, “It’s easier to prevent wrinkles than it is to make them disappear." My pick: Olay Professional Pro-X Wrinkle Smoothing Cream.
13 Lip Tint
Your lips need some love too. Uh, I meant moisture…from lip products. Sometimes wearing a full on lipstick every day can be a little much. Lip tints tend to be the perfect mix of lip color and lip balm. Keep your lips healthy, hydrated, and looking fabulous in one step. Recommendation: Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tints
12 Tinted Moisturizer/CC/BB Cream
Sometimes wearing a heavy foundation day in, day out every day can wreak havoc on the skin. A less heavy option is, of course, using a tinted moisturizer instead. But did you know that you can now get nearly as much coverage from a CC or BB Cream? Comparable coverage from a light weight product (I don’t know how they do it) often gives the appearance of a fresher, more natural look. And who doesn’t want that? My pick: Physicians Formula Super CC Color-Correction + Care CC Cream SPF 30.
11 Cleansing Device
Cleansing brushes are nothing new. But finding one that is also a sonic cleansing brush may help solve multiple skin issues. These devices use sonic frequencies to give skin a deeper clean; which can help clear blemishes, even skin tone, and shrink pores. The most well known sonic cleansing device is the Clarisonic, however, I love the Foreo Luna Mini. The Luna Mini is made of silicone, thus, there is no need to buy/change brush heads. Simply clean the silicone with soap and water after each use.
10 Cleanser That Works with Your Skin
We all know certain beauty products trend and seem to work for everyone. But when it comes to your cleanser, it should be one that works specifically for your skin type. Example: Dry skin will need a moisturizing cleanser while acne prone skin may need a medicated option. Others may need a balancing cleaner or one made of all natural materials. There’s no general recommendation on this one because it’s all about what works for you!
There are days when you wake up and just do not want to put on makeup. It happens. But for those days when it’s not appropriate to walk out with dark circles under your eyes, concealer is going to be your bff. If you have a great one, it can be one of your top go-to beauty products for looking put together without putting on a lot. Finding one that has staying power without caking or creasing is imperative. My pick: MAC Cosmetics Select MoistureCover
8 Cheek Tint
I know it’s hard to picture in the middle of winter but let’s try. Its summer, it’s hot, you want to look cute but your makeup is started to melt down your face. What do you do? Do you sacrifice the seasonally appropriate pops of color? Of course not! Switch from heavy blushes to long lasting cheek tints with just as pigment. Recommendations: Benefit PosieTint, Tarte Cheek Stain
7 Make Up Setting Spray
Achieving goals makes for busy days! Because of this, our makeup may have to go from day to night sometimes, or maybe many times. Some may pack on the setting powder, but a lighter, much more comfortable option is using some setting spray. My recommendation: NYX Cosmetics Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray
If spraying your face is just not your cup of tea, you’ll need a good primer. The right primer can make your makeup look even better and keep it on longer. Choosing one that addresses the skin issues you’re concerned with is important. Some blur wrinkles, some even tone, some minimize pores. Recommendations: Smashbox Photo Finish, MAC Prep + Prime
5 Neutral Eyeshadow
Finding neutral every day eye shadow that is appropriate for any occasion is a great way to look effortlessly put together. Neutral palettes have been trending for years and are easy to mix and match. There’s really little reason not to find your go-to neutral shade. My picks: theBalm Nude ‘Tudes, Wet ‘N’ Wild Color Icon Eye Shadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells
4 YOUR Eyeshadow Shade
There are times where you want something a little more than refined. When you want your eyes to pop and your makeup to grab attention. Finding the color eye shadow that makes your eyes stand out is one of the easiest ways to brighten your look. Those with blue eyes should experiment with taupe, grey, violet, and purple shadows. Those with green eyes should experiment with brown, apricot, purple, and plum shades. And those with brown eyes should try purple, pinks, and blues.
3 No UV light Gel Polish
Getting your nails done is one of the most fabulous ways to relax. But when you don’t have time to make a trip to the nail salon, doing your nails at home is the next best option. And now you can give yourself a gel polish manicure without having to buy a UV light. Recommendation: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel
We all know brows have made a comeback. Gone are the days of long skinny eyebrows. Bold, well defined brows are in and having a kit that makes it quick and easy to put your best brow forward is a must. I recommend the simple and affordable Ultimate Brow Kit by Wet ‘n’ Wild
1 Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is one of the best beauty products out there for those with a busy lifestyle. …Or those who simply don’t like to wash and restyle their hair often. There are many, many options out there. My picks? Batiste Clean & Classic and Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo