From top hair treatments to game-changing mascaras, here are the 100 BEST beauty buys of 2016 – as voted for by Look’s editors, influencers and YOU…
Best In Make-Up
Look Beauty Writer’s #1: Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart, £55
‘This has everything you need to prepare for the day. It’s got SPF, it’s super-moisturising and it protects against pollution.’ Gabrielle Dyer
#1 Lipstick: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick, £15
Urban Decay has hands down perfected the ultimate lipstick, available in a range of finishes and dozens of shades.
#1 Concealer: Bobbi Brown Retouching Wand, £26.50
Loved by the whole LOOK Beauty Desk, this little retoucher is like having a Snapchat filter on irl*
(*in real life)
LOOK INFLUENCER’s #1: Charlotte Tilbury The Queen Lipstick, £23
‘I adore these lipsticks – they make me feel so glam. They last all day but are moisturising so they don’t dry out your lips.’ Roxie Nafousi
Look BEAUTY EDITOR’S #1: Burberry Bright Glow Foundation, £36
‘It’s dewy and lightweight while still offering enough coverage to hide the occasional breakout.’ – Lydia Thompson
#1 Mascara: Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara, £6.99
Va-va-voom lashes every time. No clumps, no smudges.
#1 Liquid Lipstick: Revlon Ultra HD Matte
Lipcolor in Seduction, £8.99
The sellout shade of 2016, this liquid lippie suits everyone.
Look readers’ #1: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, £41
It broke the internet, then it broke our awards poll, too!
#1 Nail polish: Nails Inc The Reflectors,
Sent from a mermaid’s dream, these holographic, super-shiny shades get our vote.
Best Of The Rest
Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eyeshadow Stick, £22
Smashbox Color Correcting Sticks, £18
Estée Lauder The Estée Edit Beam Team Hydrate + Glow, £34
MAC Spellbinder Shadow, £16
NARS Dual-Intensity Blusher, £27
Barry M Lip Oil, £4.99
Bourjois Les Nudes Palette, £11.99
BARDOU Booster Brow, £25
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick, £6.99
OPI Plumping Top Coat, £14.50
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil, £18.50
Max Factor Masterpiece High Precision Liquid Eyeliner, £7.99
Best In Skincare
#1 Eye Cream: Clinique
Pep-Start Eye Cream, £22.50
Use this little beauty to brighten, de-puff and create the perfect base for make-up.
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Look readers’ #1:
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Unifiant, £16.50
The ultimate for spot-prone skin, this helps heal blemishes and covers them up.
#1 Facial Oil: Decléor Aromessence Magnolia Youthful Oil Serum, £76
Massage into skin every night for firmer skin and a glow.
#1 Cleanser: Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Cleansing Oil, £6.99
This really cleans the skin without stripping it of its natural oils and leaves it super-soft.
#1: Manuka Doctor Replenishing Facial Oil, £19.99
‘I always try to use as many natural products as possible, and I love the healing and active properties of this facial oil.’ Lily Fortescue
Best Of The Rest
Olay Regenerist 3 Point Day Cream SPF 30 Moisturiser, £19.99
Philosophy Take A Deep Breath Eye Gel Cream, £24
Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture, £55
Vita Liberata Self Tanning Anti Age Serum, £29.95
Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream, £60
BareMinerals Skinsorials Mix. Exfoliate. Smooth, £18
Clarisonic Mia Fit Cleansing Device, £170
Elemis Biotec Skin Energising Cleanser, £39.50
Starskin Kelp Sheet Mask, £12.50
Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask, £52
Neal’s Yard x Deliciously Ella Rose, Lime & Cucumber Facial Wash, £16
No7 Lift and Luminate Triple Action Serum, £27
Pixi Glow Peel Pads, £24
Kiehl’s Cactus Flower Mist, £28
Best in Hair Care
Look readers’ #1: TRESemmé Beauty Full Volume Shampoo, £5.24
This shampoo leaves hair looking bouncy and full, so there’s no need to weigh it down with other products.
#1 Shine Spray: Vo5 give me moisture miracle mist, £4.39
For a super-sleek finish, a couple of spritzes of this mist leaves hair looking glossy.
#1 Hair Innovation: Dyson superSonic Hairdryer, £299
This super-speedy hairdryer was one of the most-hyped launches of the year. And despite the high price tag, we think it’s totally worth it.
#1: Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo, £14.85
‘It doesn’t clog up your roots or leave any itchy residue behind… Dreamy!’ Chloe Lloyd
Look BEAUTY EDITOR’S #1: GHD mini travel hairdryer, £49
‘The first portable hairdryer that packs in the power of our favourite at-home blow-dry.’
#1 Hair Mask:
Ouai Treatment Masque, £25
Want hair that’s so soft and smooth? Try this!
#1 At-Home Treatment:
L’Oréal Smartbond Conditioner, £16.49
Rebuilds bonds in your hair and repairs locks after bleaching and heat damage.
Best Of The Rest
Wella Perfect Setting Blow Dry Lotion, £6.93
Tangle Teezer Blow-styling Full Brush, £18
Kérastase Elixir Ultime Volume Beautifying Oil Mist, £37
Rossano Ferretti Intenso Softening and Smoothing Shampoo, £32
Sebastian Professional Dark Oil, £30.40
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse, £5.99
Toni & Guy Illuminating Hair Perfume, £7.49
Batiste Hydrate Me Oil Mist, £4.49
Pantene Pro-V Foam Conditioner Volume & Body, £3.99
OGX Weightless Oil + Lifting Tonic, £6.99
Schwarzkopf Live Pastel Spray, £4.29
Dr Paw Paw It Does It All 7-in-1 Hair Treatment Styler, £12.99
Best In Bodycare
LOOK INFLUENCER’s #1: Bean Body Coffee Bean Scrub, £14.95
‘This has literally changed my life! I’ve struggled with dry skin for as long as I can remember, but this leaves my skin soft and smooth.’ Ashley James
Look EDITOR’S #1: Origins RitualiTea Matcha Madness Body Mask, £25
‘Getting in on the superfood hype, this cleansing body mask packed with detoxing matcha is worth the buzz.’ Gilly Ferguson
Look BEAUTY EDITOR’S #1: L’Occitane AMANDE Velvet Hands, £18
For velvety soft hands and hydration that lasts all day – and it smells good enough to eat.
Look readers’ #1: Sienna X High Intensity 1 hour express tan, £24.95
The ultimate quick-fix tan for busy girls. Hello, 60-min sun-kissed glow!
Best Of The Rest
Radox 12hr Scent Touch Feel Lively Body Wash, £2
Gillette Venus Snap Women’s Portable Razor, £9.99
Frank Body Coconut Body Balm, £19.95
Fake Bake Flawless Coconut Tanning Serum, £29.95
The Body Shop Atlantic Seaweed Cream, £23
Molton Brown Rosa Absolute Bath & Shower Gel, £20
Gaia Awakening Body Cream, £38
Elemis Sweet Orchid Body Cream, £25
Soft & Gentle Hair Minimize Anti-Perspirant, £2.99
This Works Perfect Legs Sculpt & Shine, £28
Bondi Sands Everyday Gradual Tanning Foam, £12.99
Prismologie Ruby & Cedarwood Foaming Body Scrub, £35
Vichy After Sun Ideal Soleil In-Shower Oil, £13
Liz Earle Superskin Dry Oil For Body, £35
Mama Mio Workout Wonder Invigorating Muscle Motivating Gel, £21
Bobbi Brown Beach Body Oil, £25
Look readers’ #1: Jo Malone Basil & Neroli, £86
Floral and fresh, this cult British fragrance is a big hit with both readers and the Look office. We can’t stop spritzing.
Look Beauty Writer’s #1: Diptyque Eau Des Sens, £60
‘Every single time I wear this, people compliment me on it. It’s citrussy and fresh –and the best thing about it? It lasts all day. I love it!’ Gabrielle Dyer
#1: Charlotte Tilbury Scent
of a Dream, £68
‘It’s sexy and rich without being overpowering. Charlotte is all about embracing the strength of women and this certainly encapsulates that – I always feel confident when I wear it.’ Lilah Parsons
Best Of The Rest
01 Jo Loves Mandrine, £65 for 50ml
02 Jo Malone Basil & Neroli, £86 for 100ml
03 Diptyque Eau De Sens, £60 for 50ml
04 Chanel No5 L’Eau, £68 for 50ml
05 Hugo Boss The Scent For Her, £39 for 50ml
06 Chloé Fleur de Parfum, £46.50 for 30ml
07 Charlotte Tilbury Scent of A Dream, £68 for 50ml
08 Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria, £70 for 100ml
Best Beauty Apps & Services
Scroll through services and book your beauty appointments at the click of the button.
No7 Match Made Service
Find your perfect shade of make-up with this free in-store service
The Glam App
Delivering beauty experts to your front door, there’s no need to leave your house for a salon treatment again.
Book an at-home massage within the hour, you can even scroll through therapists profiles to choose your favourite!
Combining all of your favourite salon services, Priv will bring pretty much ANY professional straight to your door.
Best British Beauty Bloggers
These girls are killin’ it with their take on all things beauty
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The Anna Edit
Daisie Smith: Beauty’s Big Sister
“I quit my full-time office job a year ago to put everything into creating my content and building my #beautysbigsister world. To win this award means absolutely everything and I’m truly overwhelmed for being recognised in such a huge industry – and by my favourite weekly magazine, too. Thank you so much!”