4 Must-Try Trending Beauty Products

By: Hanyoung (Jenny) Hwang

With a new year comes a new you, and while some people make plans to travel the world, swim with sharks or sky dive, a beautyholic’s bucket list looks a little different (and is much more safe). To start the new year right, here is a list of must-try, trending beauty products for 2016.

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

The baking trend soared in 2015, and it still continues today. The term, which has been used within the drag community for years, refers to allowing a heavy layer of translucent powder to rest on the face for 5-15 minutes and then dusting it off. This allows heat from your face to set the base foundation and concealer, giving you a creaseless, flawless finish. Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist uses this technique as it helps makeup last all night. The Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder is extremely lightweight, silky and sheer. This powder leaves skin with a smooth, flawless finish. The translucent shade looks and feels natural on all skin tones, and creates a flawless finish.  

Tarte Cosmetics Tartelette Palette

Sick of always using your Urban Decay Naked palette? The Tartelette Amazonian Clay matte palette may be just the thing for you. Beauty gurus have been raving about this product for all the right reasons. The eyeshadow palette comes with 12 never-before-seen gorgeous matte shades. These matte shadows are pigmented and easily blendable, giving the perfect chance to create a natural or smokey eye look. Definitely a must-have for all matte shade lovers.

Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lips

If you are following beauty Instagrammers and bloggers, the chances that you have seen someone rocking one of the Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lips is pretty much a given. Coming in dozens of colors for only $6 each, it is hard to resist the temptation of achieving that perfect matte lip. Affordable and absolutely gorgeous, the Ultra Matte liquid lipsticks are must-have items for beauty fanatics and anyone who wants to pull of the Kylie Jenner lip.

Lip Kit by Kylie

Let’s not forget one of the most talked about lip product releases of 2015: Kylie Jenner’s liquid lipstick collection. Some of you may be aware of her recent launch of Kylie’s Lip Kit, and probably saddened by how quickly it sold out. Rest assured, her new line of Lip Kits is coming to us very soon, with new shades rumored to launch around Valentine’s Day. For those of you who want those plump, matte Kylie Jenner lips, be prepared for what’s to come in 2016.