The year 2016 has almost come to an end. Are you excited for the new year as much as I am?! 2016 was an AWESOME year for me, and I hope that the coming year would be even better! ☺ Coming back to the topic now. This year, we had loads and loads of awesome makeup products launched in India that won hearts of all the makeupholics out here. Let’s take a look back at the best makeup products launched in 2016, shall we?!
Most of the products listed here (from brands like Maybelline or L’Oreal) were already available in a lot of other countries, but for us Indians, they were launched this year only.
Best Makeup Products Launched In 2016 – Eyeshadows
Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Maybelline’s The Nudes palette was an ultimate hit in India. The brand launched their Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow palette somewhere around August-September this year.
Makeup Revolution Fortune Favours The Brave Eyeshadow Palette
This beautiful palette isn’t launched in India yet, but you can buy it from TAMBeauty or through some Instagram stores.
Maybelline Color Sensational Diamonds Eyeshadow Palettes
Maybelline launched around two or three of these diamond eyeshadow palettes here in India. They look quite affordable and are handy for traveling purpose!
Best Makeup Products Launched In 2016 – Eyeliners / Kajals
L’Oreal Liner Magique
Their Kajal Magique has been a tough competitor of Maybelline’s Colossal Kajal and Lakme’s Eyeconic Kajal. They launched this Liner Magique a couple of months back. I have seen its swatches and I liked its glossy finish! It looks a lot like Lakme Absolute Gloss Artist Liner.
Sugar Eye Told You So! Smudge Free Eyeliner
People couldn’t stop raving about this eyeliner when it was first launched through fabbag. Search for its reviews on Google and you will come across only positive words about it!
Sugar Cosmetics Stroke Of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl
Another product from the Sugar Cosmetics which received a lot of love and praise in the makeup world!
Maybelline Colossal Super Black Kajal
The blackest-of-black version of Colossal Kajal.
L’Oreal Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner
L’Oreal launched the Silkissime Eyeliners in many different colours. I have recently purchased one of them through Nykaa so stay tuned for its review!
Best Makeup Products Launched In 2016 – Mascaras / Eyelashes
Maybelline Magnum Barbie Mascara
The Barbie mascara has had mixed reviews so far, but most of them are positive. It contains fibres which give a 3D effect to the lashes!
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
The beauty gurus on YouTube have been bragging about this mascara, it can surely be counted as the best makeup products of 2016.
PAC must be the only brand to launch falsies in India. They have become really famous on Instagram for their affordability!
Best Makeup Products Launched In 2016 – Eyebrow Products
Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper
The Maybelline gods listened to the prayers for a brow product and launched the fashion brow duo shaper in late 2015. It remained popular throughout this year.
Freedom Brow Pomade
We finally have a good and affordable dupe for the famous Anastasia of Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade, yaay!
Best Makeup Products Launched In 2016 – Lips
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Collection La Vie En Rose Lipsticks
Remember the collection star red lipsticks collection by L’Oreal? You sure do, they are still the best lipsticks to be launched in India! The shade range of those lipsticks was beyond gorgeous. So after the success of their star red lipsticks in India, L’Oreal launched their Colour Riche Collection La Vie En Rose Lipsticks collection which contains 7 different signature pink lipsticks of L’Oreal Ambassadors.
Sugar Cosmetics Matte As Hell Lip Crayons
What can I say about the Sugar lip crayons?! Their reviews say it all! I sometime feel like I’m the dumbest makeupholic ever for not trying out their lip crayons till now. Maybe I will try it if they launch more shades in the future.
Sugar Cosmetics It’s A Pout Time Vivid Matte Lipsticks
The Vivid Matte Lipsticks are available in 6 beautiful shades. Sugar claims that these have a comfortable to wear matte formula.
Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradations
The lip gradation in shade Fuschia is my most favourite makeup product of the year 2016. I am glad that Maybelline decided to launch them here. By the way, they are called Colour Blur lipsticks in other countries.
Elle18 Colour Pops Matte Lipsticks
20 fun matte shades for just Rs.100 each! Who wouldn’t love to try them?! I am yet to get my hands on this range as it is not available on online stores yet. ☺
Best Makeup Products Launched In 2016 – Foundations / Concealers / Face Powders
Maybelline FIT Me Range
The concealers and foundations from this range were THE BEST! Maybelline FIT Me foundation is definitely my 2nd favourite Makeup product of the year.
L’Oreal Mat Magique Foundation
L’Oreal is going strong with their Magique range of makeup products! Let’s see if they launch any more products from this range in 2017.
Lakme CC Colour Transform Cream
It’s a magical product which looks like a normal white cream when you take it out from the tube, but once you blend it on your skin, it adapts to your skin tone!
Maybelline White Superfresh 12HR Whitening + Perfecting Compact
A compact powder at just Rs.150… Whaaa?!! This is my third favourite product this year!
Bharat & Dorris Loose Powder
Not a lot is known about this makeup brand, but their loose powder has pretty great reviews on Nykaa!
Best Makeup Products Launched In 2016 – Blushes / Contours
Lakme Absolute Illuminating Blush Shimmer Brick
Launched in collaboration with the fashion designer Sabyasachi, it’s a bronzer, highlighter and blush in a single product!
Maybelline New York Face Studio Contouring Blush and Maybelline V-Face Duo Stick
These were launched during the Amazon India Fashion Week.
Best Makeup Products Launched In 2016 – Makeup Brushes / Sponges
PAC has a huge range of professional quality Makeup brushes. And when I say huge, it’s actually HUUUUGE! You can check them out on Amazon India.
YBP Makeup Perfector Sponge
YBP’s Makeup Perfector Sponges are a dupe for the famous BeautyBlender. They are latex free and hypoallergenic. There are two colour options in them, one is beige and other one is black. Also, they come with their own container so you can store or dry them easily.
What were your favourite Makeup products and brands this year? Let me know by commenting below!