2016 was a very powerful year, especially in the world of makeup. From the various products and new emerging trends such as glitter tears, many brands made their mark. There are several brands that I've watched from some point in 2016 and seen their amazing products, used them, hoped to or something of that nature.
Juvia's Place - When I was first introduced to this brand it was by Alissa Ashley. I loved everything the brand stood for. Also, from the packaging to the actual shadows I was impressed. Once I received mine, I fell even more in love. The shades were amazingly pigmented and show up AMAZINGLY on darker skin. At the time, there were only two palettes. Now, there are 3 and more are said to be in the works. The shade range is amazing, pricing is very good and the size of the pans themselves versus the price are very efficient and work together very well. This brand is definitely on a come up because they just keep growing and growing and continue producing products that are eye-catching and that measure up when in use.
Violet Voss - I learned of Violet Voss from a few of my favorite influencers on Instagram such as
Skye Asyianbi. The product that caught my eye was the Holy Grail palette. Literally it's my favorite palette that I own. Since then, the palette has went out of stock and come back with new packaging and the same loved shades. Aside from having this amazing palette, there is also a collaboration with Laura Lee where they created another palette. Violet Voss also sells falsies, glitter and the new silicone sponge. Violet Voss is already a well known brand, but in the new year I definitely see them getting bigger as far as customers and product expansion. There are already pictures on their instagram account which show a new palette expected to be released very soon. The "Ride or Die" palette and literally it looks incredible. There are 42 shadows in this palette that are a variety of colors and themes. You have warm tones, cool tones, shimmers and mattes. This palette, I expect, will sell out quite quickly. Especially considering the price being $68. Less than $70 for 42 shadows is really good. Violet Voss is definitely going to be a brand to keep an eye on in 2017 because they're taking the eyeshadow game especially by storm.
Certifeye - From their amazing glitters to the most adorable brushes ever, Certifeye has quickly
Anastasia Beverly Hills - A brand that has quickly become everyone's favorite. From their amazing
Kylie Cosmetics - Of majority of makeup brands, Kylie Cosmetics faced a lot of slander. Besides
Jeffree Star of course. Aside from the minor setbacks, Kylie Cosmetics got on the scene and did exactly what they were supposed to do and more. Their iconic Holiday and Birthday bundles were amazing. They also handled issues with customers and their shipping rates offering free shipping on orders of $40 or more in the US. During the Holiday season especially, there were a lot of good promotions such as free stockings, lip kits, glosses, etc to accompany the purchases customers were making. By introducing new products for makeup lovers of all type, Kylie Cosmetics is keeping customers interested and awaiting more. New palettes, new lip kits as well as accessories such as brushes, mirrors in palettes, etc.