Total Beauty revealed the winners of their 2016 Beauty Awards yesterday. According to their website, they tried thousands of products to select their Editors’ Picks Winners. I’m not sure how true that is but nonetheless, with all the beauty products to choose from, this is a good way to start narrowing options down. Here is my curated list of what I am planning to buy and try thanks to Total Beauty:
I’m a little disappointed by this category. There were so many incredible and exciting new brands and products launched last year that didn’t make this list. A lot of the winners clearly deserve credit but I was really hoping to see some of the newer indie brands getting some love.
Of the winners in Makeup, this was the only product that excited me:
Nudestix Eye Brow Stylus – Brown – I’m interested in this product because I like the thicker slanted edge of the pencil. They tend to create a more natural fill and make it easier to create shape. I also like that there is a setting gel on the other end so I can conserve space in my makeup bag.
Tatcha Luminous Serum Overnight Memory Serum Concentrate – Although this only received an honorable mention, it really intrigued me. First, the experience sounds amazing – anything that melts into skin has me sold. What hooked me is the amazing reviews on Sephora. I love the experience of using a sheet mask every few days because of how fresh, dewy and radiant my skin looks right after…and this promises to do that every night!
JeNu PLUS Ultrasonic Infuser – First of all, it’s a device like no other because it makes what I am already using (and investing in) work better and faster. It also just looks cool and high tech. I know cleansing brushes are a thing thanks to Clarisonic, but I am over the bristle brush concept. It’s been done.
Dr. Jart Plus Dermaclear Micro Water, 13.60 Ounce – any product that will not only remove my makeup gently but also improve the condition of my skin is worth a try. I love that reviewers are saying it removes eye makeup easily. I always worry about the tugging toll removing mascara and eyeliner takes on the gentle skin around my eyes.
I’m really bummed there wasn’t a lip treatment category because I am obsessed with Bite Beauty and think they should have won for their Agave lip mask. It softens and hydrates like no other plus the 2 shade options are beautiful.
I was really hoping to find some cool products in this category – especially for summer. I was so happy when I saw Brazilian Bum Bum Cream won for Body Moisturizer. I actually have this and use it every day (even though it’s best suited for hot days). It smells like a tropical vacation and has a nice hint of sparkle. I recommend this for anyone showing skin. It’s super hydrating, feels light and you will crave the smell.
I LOVE LaVanila and use the Lavender Vanilla Healthy Deodorant daily already. I had no idea there was a sport version, so I am definitely picking a few of these up. I haven’t fully converted from clinical strength deodorant to natural deodorant because there are just some days or events where I want to be sure, but if this stuff works even a fraction better than the original then I may have to toss the aluminum loaded version for good.