In 2016 there were beauty products and fashion trends that totally dominated the game and easily made their way on to our must-haves list! The following are our favorite products of the year AKA the HBIC holy grail:

1. Becca X Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop

The iridescently perfect peachy hue that works on every skin tone. It is without a doubt a holy grail highlighter product. It's no wonder sephora.com sold 5,000 units of this limited-edition luminizer in the first few minutes on the day that it was released.

2. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

It's fine, tapered tip helps create wings that slay with some unbelievably sharp lines. It's one of the most intense, steadfast liquid formulas I have ever streaked on my lids. This product is as badass as it's creator!

3. Kylie Cosmetics Ginger K Lip Kit

We HBIC's loved a warm terracotta brown on the lip in 2016. This ultra-long wearing lip liner has a creamy texture that glides across the lips for a very easy and comfortable application. The high intensity pigment in the formula makes for an instant bold matte lip. The lipstick contains moisturizing ingredients for a comfortable, emollient and silky feel that does not dry your lips out. I just can't keep my hands off this lip kit.

4. Real Techniques Brushes & Beauty Blenders

They aren't made out of chinchilla fur, and they don't have unicorn dust sprinkled on them or anything. Simply put, they are as good as any expensive brush in a professional MUA's makeup bag + they are super affordable. One look at the rave reviews on any make-up distributor's site and you'll learn why these are a holy grail beauty must-have.

5. Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise Shoulder Bag

The appearance and utility are superb. The size is great, the fit is great, the compartments, everything about it is perfect! Love love love. This bag is large enough without being oversized or feeling like a tote instead of a purse.

6. Cute Chokers

Chokers were THE accessory of 2016. No matter the brand, the outfit type, day or night, you could count on a cute choker to round out your look. I loved this trend and it was totes one of my favorites of this past year!


While 2016 is now to a close and now we wait in excitement to see all that 2017 has to offer in the fashion and beauty realm, we still can't help but look back in awe at all the fabulosity and slayage that 2016 served.

Stay tuned for the HBIC GUIDE's monthly favorites series beginning on January 28, 2017. We will share our must-haves for the month! You don't wanna miss it!

Happy New Year HBIC's! <3



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