The Absolute Best Beauty Products We've Tried This Year

Just in case it wasn't already quite clear from the sheer number of love letters we've written over the past 12 months, we'll go ahead and say it: 2016 was a banner year for beauty. With brands looking to bring professional-level results right to our vanities, product effectiveness is at an all-time high—not to mention there's been an increased focus on sourcing quality ingredients and leaving out the harsh extras. This alone made reflecting back on the products that stood out most a daunting task. How could we possibly narrow down our absolute favorites?

But that we did, and what you'll find below is a stellar roster of skincare, hair, and makeup items sure to take any regimen to the next level. Keep reading to see our reviews of the best products of 2016.