TOP 10 Beauty Products of 2016

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As we look back over 2016, we’ve seen some amazing products gain incredible attention from beauty lovers and novices alike. We’ve had a chance to look over some of your most coveted products and tools on our site. Whether they’ve appeared as one of your top recommendations through our beauty quiz, or are one of your favourite brands whose new product release you just have to have, we’ve rounded up the top 10 best sellers for your last minute Christmas gift.

[Read more: The Christmas Gift List of a Beauty Editor]

1.Real Techniques Stippling Brush - The top selling item on our site is this highly coveted makeup brush, which not only spreads foundation perfectly, but buffs it onto the skin to create a perfect photoshopped flawless finish with the cruelty free synthetic dual fibre bristles.

2.Real Techniques Powder Brush - Another hand cut and cruelty free brush, this is the perfect choice for powder and mineral foundation application. The bristles do not shed, which will help you achieve professional results. They’re also amazingly affordable.

3.The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops - Frustrated at not being able to find the right colour foundation? The Body Shop have come up with these innovative shade adjusting drops to make your foundation the perfect colour for you. For those moments when you realise you’re no longer tanned and your foundation’s too dark or when you’ve been on holiday a week and don’t want to turn into a ghost, these will be a god-send.

4.Tanworx Self Tanning Lotion - was understandably popular throughout summer for those ‘fake-it-’till-you-make-it’ sunseekers. If you’re anything like my friends, you’ll want to look tanned all year round so this would be perfect to get those pins tanned to perfection in time for Christmas Eve and NYE.

5.Max Factor Miracle Touch Foundation - One of our most popular foundations to date, this thick, full coverage solid to liquid foundation removes the need for the traditional concealer foundation and powder combination and instead creates the perfect base in just one easy application.

6.Trilogy Sensitive Skin Very Gentle Calming Fluid - Specially formulated for irritable, intolerant skin, this calming fluid combines natural spring water and calming extracts of Chamomile and Calendula with moisture-repairing plant oils to help calm your complexion and protect the weakened skin barrier of sensitive skin.

7.Real Techniques Setting Brush - One for the bakers of this world, and no I’m not talking about a pastry brush - why would I be, this is a beauty site! I’m talking about the makeup setting craze called ‘baking’. This perfectly shaped brush will apply a controlled dusting of setting powder under the eyes and under the cheek contour to create a perfect finish and fierce lines.

8.NARS Luminous Weightless Foundation - Another hugely popular foundation amongst beauty lovers, this raved about product is light, glowy and flawless. Promising to deliver up to 16 hours of blemish free perfection, just a few drops to create a flawless base of colour, and the flexible polymers will move with your skin, making it feel light as air.

9.EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation - Oil and fragrance free, you can achieve a flawless complexion with this lightweight, luminous makeup base. Expertly concealing imperfections, the luminous foundation is formulated with 'true colour' pigments and light diffusers that work in harmony with your skin's natural tone, unifying and perfecting to leave skin flawless and youthful-looking.

10.Paula’s Choice Clear Daily Skin Clearing Treatment - Restore a healthy-looking, radiant complexion with its unique, triple-action formula which is infused with azelaic acid and salicylic acid (BHA) to address breakout-prone skin, eliminating acne-causing bacteria that causes redness, fading dark spots and minimising the appearance of wrinkles.

With any of these top ten products, you’d be a fool to miss out on them before the new year. Whether it’s a gift for a loved one or a little treat for yourself, shop the top products of 2016. Don’t forget about the upcoming Boxing Day sales, you can set a sale alert for any of your favourite products simply by pressing the ‘Get Sale Alert’ link underneath the items!

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