9 Products That Made Our Beauty Routines Extra Lit In 2016

Every year marks a new quest to find the best, most innovative beauty products for slaying in a whole new way.

From celebrity makeup lines to the latest in hair care technology, 2016 brought us a few new ways to look our best. Here is our roundup of some of our favorites products released throughout the year that you may want to carry into 2017. 

Samantha Callender Dec, 19, 2016

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The celebrity makeup artist shut down the Internet when she released her the highly coveted LUST 004 (seen on Naomi Campbell above) and Metalmorphosis Kits. Ranging from loose pigments to eyeshadows to lipsticks, Pat’s rich colors have been flying off shelves all year. Purchase Metalmorphosis for $60/each at sephora.com

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Taraji’s had a whirlwind of a year, and with that came her highly anticipated collaboration with MAC. Designed specifically for the complexions of women of color, this line has all types of warm hues and shades to compliment melanin. Purchase what's left of the nearly sold out collection at macys.com.

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While this product was a little on the pricey side, the pros to this dryer outweighed the price tag con. This product works on all hair types, and delivers heat control for maximum shine and body, all the while protecting strands from too much heat damage. Purchase for $400 at sephora.com.

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The days of having an uneven homemade mani are done. This spray on polish makes sure you can evenly apply nail polish to both hands. It dried quickly and easy to clean up. Purchase for $12 at sephora.com


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This peel off mud treatment leaves skin instantly feeling firmer. A favorite of some of the top beauty bloggers, this mask swears by its marshmallow and licorice leaf ingredients. And it looks pretty cool upon application, going from a creamy white to futuristic chrome! Purchase for $69 at sephora.com

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Insta-star turned celebrity hairstylist Tokyo Stylez included some tangible products in his hairstyling brand this year. His hair fragrance mist leaves hair with a subtle sexy scent, while not containing chemicals that dry out hair. Are you willing to gamble on hair perfume? Purchase for $60 at shop.touchedbytokyo.com

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It seems everyone had something to say about this luxurious hair care line in 2016. For those with champagne taste, the line is infused with real champagne extracts, promising to leave your hair with a luminous, silk finish. Purchase the entire range at cuveebeauty.com

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This "Modern Renaissance" palette flew off of the shelves when it dropped, due to its rich range of colors, from nude to berry. Never had a palette had such range, and pop on all complexions. Be it spring, summer, or fall; it simply works. Purchase for $42 at sephora.com

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Designed specifically for “curly girls," this sulfate free line of products moisturizes, hydrates, and protections those with a tight and coily hair texture. Purchase the Defining Creme for $31 at sephora.com