My Top Favorites of 2016!

Hello people,

How have you been doing? What are the plans for the Christmas holidays? December is going to be a month full of weddings, getting ready and shopping for me. Recently, Rati and Jomol posted their beauty and makeup favourites, and I will continue the parade with my favourites of the year 2016 before we wave the year a good-bye. So check out the products below, that are linked to their full detailed reviews. Start scrolling! 🙂


VLCC De-Pigmentation Serum: So whoever is in daily conversation with me on Madam Gupshup will know how much I love this serum. This is by far one of the best serums I have used. It works amazingly on the scars, brightens the skin tone and gives me healthy and clear skin.

Baba Ramdev Aloe Vera Gel: I don’t think I need to talk about this “cult favourite” a lot. The product speaks for itself and currently, I am on a no skin-care period and using only this gel for my skin. Loving it so far!

Garnier Fair Miracle 2-in-1 Fairness Cream: Whenever I don’t feel like using a compact or a foundation, I use this talc cream which instantly brightens up my face and keeps the skin fresh all day long.

Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Gradation Red 1: “When in doubt wear red” and when I am in doubt, I wear this beauty from Maybelline. It is matte, it is long-lasting, it is just oh-so-perfect. Do try this range for sure.

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Maybelline Superstay 14 hr Lipstick in Infinitely Fuchsia: Dude, women take ages to finish a lipstick and it is an achievement when you finish one and I have finished 2 of these and I am on my 3rd one. It is just a perfect pink ever.

Victoria’s Secret Sexy Little Things Noir Tease Scented Body Mist: When it comes to perfumes, Viva la Juicy by Juicy Couture is my favourite and this mist from Victoria’s Secret is the perfect dupe ever. It is fruity, it is girly, it is sexy – it is just so me. 😛

Batiste Fruity and Cheeky Cherry Dry Shampoo: I seriously want to hug the person who invented this magical product called dry shampoo and Batiste totally nailed it. Their dry shampoos are my favourite because they get rid of all the oil from the scalp and give a dose of amazing volume.

Maybelline White Superfresh 12HR Whitening + Perfecting Compact: Maybelline did a fab job when they launched this compact for just rupees 150. It keeps my skin fresh and oil-free all day long. Anyone who is hunting for a good daily wear compact should give this a try.

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation: A cult favourite again, and I love it for my oily skin too.

Lotus Herbals Apriscrub: Nothing can beat this scrub when it comes to giving a fresh, glowing skin. One product that is always there in my skincare stash!

Maybelline Super Stay 7 Days Gel Nail Color – Mint for Life: Pastel on the nails always make an eye candy and this one called “Mint for Life” is a beautiful fresh mint colour. I absolutely love this one!


Colorbar Luminous Rose Luminous Rouge Blush: A gorgeous blush that has the cutest pink colour. It gives my cheeks such a natural flush that lasts a long time too.

Kama Ayurveda Nimrah Anti-Acne Face Pack: A great natural face mask that I use every week to pamper my oily and acne prone skin.

Lotus Xpress Glow 10-in-1 Daily Beauty Creme SPF 25: This one is surely one of the best-tinted creams ever. It works like an instant beautifier and transforms my skin within seconds.

Maybelline Baby Lips Pink Bloom Color Changing Lip Balm SPF 16: This is one lip balm that I have been using since college and I have used this almost everyday. It gives me those cute Barbie pink lips.


Natio Cucumber & Aloe Micellar Cleansing Water: My saviour at the end of the day. This takes off my makeup so quickly and effortlessly. A super-soothing formula that my skin loves!

Faces Ultime Pro Blushing Nude Matte Lip Crayon: Finding nude for the Indian skin tone is a bit tricky but the moment I found this, my hunt stopped. This is one of the best nudes for my skin-tone ever.

Maybelline Facestudio Mauve Master Highlight Hi-Lighting Blush And Bronzer: What could be better than a blush, highlighter and a bronzer together? This is an absolute beauty. And the colour of the blush is a beauty – very unique and flattering.

Colorbar Hydra White Intense Whitening Hydrating Under-Eye Serum: I really liked the concept of an eye cream in a metal ball packaging which gives a nice massage to my tired eyes.

Alba Botanica Good & Clean Toxin Release Scrub: Damn, this stuff is super awesome. A pea-sized amount of the scrub and my skin looks super healthy.

Physicians Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Tinted Moisturizer: I would totally call this stuff a foundation and not a tinted moisturizer. The kind of amazing coverage that it gives is something that even good foundations cannot beat. Totally saving this and getting one more bottle.

Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Strength Reconstructing Butter: This super cheap hair treatment is far better than those expensive jars. It adds back life to my dry and damaged hair in just one use.

Makeup Revolution Essential Shimmers Redemption Palette: I am a total beginner in this area and this little palette helped me move a level up. It is a beautiful blend of matte and shimmery shades in the neutral shade range which is a very versatile one. Makeup Revolution totally nails it when it comes to eyeshadow palettes.


Chambor Extreme Wear 435 Transferproof Liquid Lipstick: These liquid lipsticks are just unbeatable. No Indian brand can actually compete with this range from Chambor.

Lotus Professional PhytoRx Whitening and Brightening Polisher: This is my second best face scrub after the Lotus Apriscrub. This scrubs my skin so well and reveals a smoother, brighter and fresher skin.

Victoria’s Secret Temptation Fragrance Mist: I got 4 of these but this one is my favourite. I totally love how it keeps me smelling so fresh and feminine all day long.

MUA Opalescent Amber Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder: Women have been crazy about the rose gold color and MUA nailed it while making this pretty highlighter. It is a perfect highlighter if you want to add a pinkish glow to the face.


Faces Ultime Pro Metaliglow Champagne – 02: One more highlighter but this time it’s a liquid one. Man, this makes you look like a celeb and adds the perfect celebrity glow. This is an absolute perfect option for the Indian skin-tone.

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Eye Cream: I am a sucker at concealers and a very few impress me and this is one of them. This did a great job at hiding my super dark circles. The limited shade range is a con, but I found my love!

L’Oréal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim – Intense Black: I just cannot leave the house without my wings. I am totally addicted to the winged eyeliner look and nothing can work better than felt-tip liners and this is one of my favourite that gives me those perfect wings.

MaskerAide Washbeautyco. Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Sponge: Who knew that cleansing the skin with a sponge can give you clear skin? But I started to believe it after I use this Korean stuff. It does truly work like magic to get clear skin.

Matrix Biolage Advanced Repairinside Repairing Masque: I have been abusing my hair since the past say 7-8 years badly and this stuff does justice every week and puts in all the efforts to bring back my naturally silky hair.

Faces Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayon in 12 Midnight Rose: This will be the first name that would come to my mind if you ask my about “lip crayons”. This shade is over-loaded with sexiness and glamour.

Lotus Herbals Colorkick Kajal: Do I need to talk much about this? I use this everytime I step out of the house. It is dark, it is smooth, it is long-lasting and it is budget-friendly too.

Maybelline The Colossal Liner in Black: While L’Oreal slim perfect eyeliner was just a one-time love, the Maybelline Colossal Liner is something I will always be loyal to for those cute little wings.

Freeman Facial Polishing Mask – Charcoal and Black Sugar: This is a great double duty that scrubs off my skin really well and works as an instant skin reviver. My favourite from Freeman!

Garnier Pure Active Neem + Tulsi High Foaming Face Wash: I am not really loyal to face washes as you all know but I really prefer this little cutie when my skin breakouts like crazy. What could be better than neem for pimples?

Garnier White Complete Speed White Fairness Face Wash: Aaahh, the mixed bag brand is here. While most of the people stay away from this brand, it has worked pretty well for my skin type. And this face wash is something that I totally adore.

Hip Hop Skin Care Hair Removing Wax Strips in Chocolate: I do facial waxing at home every month and I always have a box of these stripes with me. These help me get rid of all the unwanted hair in emergencies.

Gillette Venus Oceana Disposable Razors: I stopped waxing a couple of months ago since I needed something quicker that could be done every week and that is shaving. And nothing worked better than these razors from Gillette.

Vaseline Intensive Care Essential Healing Non-Greasy Lotion: Okay, so I remember to use body lotions only during the colder months of the year. I am currently loving this one from Vaseline that treats my dry skin.

Nivea Lip Butter Caramel Cream Kiss: Oh Lord, this stuff just smells amazing. It smells like creamy caramel milkshake. And it works like a charm for my super dry and extremely chapped lips.

L’Oreal Hydrafresh Hydration + Antiox Active Night Mask-In Jelly: If asked what would be a perfect, non-greasy night cream for winters then it would be this. This adds that subtle glow to the face along with a boost of hydration.


Parachute Advansed Summer Fresh Body Lotion: I always keep coming back to this lotion and I have no clue how many bottles have I already used up. It is minty cool and refreshes me to the core.

Herbal Essences Ends On The Mend Keratin Serum: I have a habit of using a hair serum every time I wash my hair since I have frizzy hair and this is my current favourite.

So I hope you liked this list of mine and if you guys need anything more or any such posts, do let me know. Till the next one, take care :-*

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8 thoughts on “My Top Favorites of 2016!

  1. Wow Saloni, I just added many products to my wishlist. Chambor’s liquid lipsticks and MUR’s palettes are best, indeed. 🙂 We all love Fit Me! so much. 😀

  2. Saloni, love this list and we are on the same page with mint for life, pink bloom, and fit me 😛 he he, so many good products on your list 🙂

  3. Thats quite a list girl! It’s amazing how many things we have in our “routine” today!! The top of the chart for me would be Batiste Dry Shampoo! I too wanna hug the person who made this wonder product!!

  4. This is such an amazing list saloni. I am adding so many products on my wishlist too. and Need that blue nail paint in life for sure! looove it! 🙂 Thanks for sharing :-*

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