Beauty EQ's best in beauty 2016

It wasn't an easy task, but we did it! The Beauty EQ team have narrowed down some of our fave beauty launches of 2016. Here's what we fell in love with this year.

From lipsticks to contouring kits, we were not short on covetable beauty buys that have become essentials in our beauty regime.

Revlon Sculpt & Highlight Contour Kit, $31.
This palette took the world by storm when it was launched recently in collaboration with world famous makeup vlogger, Chloe Morello. This affordable quad of shades which works to contour and highlight became a firm fave in the office as soon we laid our hands on it.

Skinny Tan Tan & Tone Oil, $30.
Quite possibly one of the best tans we have tried at Beauty EQ, this oil is simple to apply, gives a seamless tan and also promises to help disguise cellulite at the same time. What's not to love!

Zadig & Voltaire This is Her! 100ml EDP, $143.
It was love at first sniff when we attended the launch of this fragrance earlier in the year. With its notes that include candied chestnut, pink pepper and sandalwood, this scent is like no other. It's uniquely beautiful and we haven't stopped wearing it since we got it.

La Mer The Cleansing Micellar Water, $150.
While it feels just a cleanser, this formula is soft, gentle enough to use around the eyes, and leaves your skin feeling like silk. 

MAC Liptensity Lipstick, $50.
It was love at first sight when we laid eyes on these new lippies from MAC. Bursting with pigment that pays off, this lipstick is creamy to apply and likes to stay put making it an essential for the Beauty EQ girls.

Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray, $64.
We are all in love with lived-in looking hair and this spray helps us nail it each time. Spritzed through wet hair and left to dry naturally, this spray helps to add texture, beach-inspired hair. 

Tangle Teezer The Ultimate, $30.
This finishing brush is the latest to launch in the Tangle Teezer empire and it hasn't left our side since. Designed to smooth and tame locks, this brush is gentle on hair and is also amazing at keeping your second-day blow-dry hair looking great.

YSL Le Cushion Compact, $100.
The best cushion compact launched in our opinion, this foundation is small enough to pop in your handbag for touch-ups, yet powerful enough to give you a dewy, full coverage finish which rivals others.

Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Broad Spectrum Hydrating Shield, $112.
Stopping pollution and UV damage in its tracks, this shield is a fave of ours. With an SPF of 50 and the promise of an extra layer of protection, it's a must for us all-year-round.

CoLab Dry Shampoo, $17.
There isn't much to not love about this dry shampoo which jetted straight to the top our fave list when we tried it. Oil is absorbed and texture is added into locks making it ideal for stretching out your washing days. 

Eleven I Want Body Volume Spray, $34.
Don't let the light texture fool you - this texture spray contains a volume powder which amps up the volume while also refining texture. It's perfect for getting that sexy bed-head look.

Silver Bullet Ceramic and Ionic Straightening Brush, $150.
Curls are smoothed and kinks are erased thanks to this clever straightening brush with ceramic and ionic technology. Quick to heat up and so easy to use, this brush has become a Friday-afternoon office essential.

The Brow Gal Convertible Brow, $69
This is a one-stop-shop for brows and we couldn't be more in love. Use the powder dry to help fill in any gaps in brows and then when mixed with water, the powder tranforms into a pomade hich is great for an evening look or even creating hair-like strokes. 

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Powerfoil Mask, $148.
The perfect way to unwind after a busy day, these masks bursting with the much-loved Advanced Night Repair serum are a luxe drink for the skin. 

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil, $60.
Magic in a bottle is the perfect description for this oil which can be used everywhere. Spritz it onto your body for an all-over moisturising treatment, as well as using it through your hair and even on your face. We are in love!