Allure’s Best of Beauty

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I am always looking for an unbiased beauty opinion from expert testers about beauty products. No joke I will spend hours searching blogs and YouTube videos to see reviews about certain products I’m considering buying. So when Allure started launching their Best of Beauty issue in 2014, I’ve been hooked and always want to see what their editors put their stamp of approval on each year.

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Everyone has different skin and different coloring, so beauty is one of those industries where a lot of testing has to be done. You have to take every beauty recommendation with that in mind. What might work for you, might not work for someone else. But I love hearing from the experts because they test so many products, they can tell good quality from bad quality even if it’s not a product that works for their specific skin type or color.

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You can check out the entire 2016 Best of Beauty List (all 270 products!) here.

Allure Best in Beauty Clarins Moisturizer

Products from Allure’s 2016 Best of Beauty List shown in these photos — all available at Bloomingdale’s:

Gucci Luxurious Pigment-Rich Lipstick
Love the formula and the packaging!

Clarins Multi-Active Day Cream
This makes my skin so smooth!

Narcisco Rodriguez For Her
Obsessed with this scent!

Gucci Sheer Blushing Powder
I mean, the packaging (heart eyes emoji!).

Tom Ford Ultra Length Mascara
Definitely lengthens, wearing it right now! Tip — curl your lashes first!

Clinique Chubby Stick in Graped-Up
So many color options in the chubby stick, this color looked the best on me, but I want try more!

Gucci Blushing Powder

Products from all three years of the Allure Best of Beauty Lists that I own and love — available at Bloomingdale’s:

Meg Biram with Allure Best in Beauty Products 2016

Products from all three years of the Allure Best of Beauty Lists that I really want to try — available at Bloomingdales:

Meg Biram with Allure Best in Beauty Products 2016 and her puppy.

Hemingway really wanted to get his 15 minutes of fame in.

Allure Best in Beauty Products 2016

Other items seen in this post: Mauve V-Neck Sweater; Lace Bra; Shore Projects Watch; Tiger Ring; Sunglasses; Monogrammed Leather Passport Holder; Truffle Clutch; F. Scott Fitzgerald book; Maeve Necklace

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Photos by Laura Metzler

This post was sponsored by Allure and Bloomingdale’s. All opinions are my own.