For me, 2016 was the year of the lip. As I put together my favorite beauty products of 2016 I kept thinking of really great lip products that have not only taken over my vanity but my Louis Vuitton handbag as well. But I didn’t want my 2016 obsession to take over this list so I truly narrowed down my top makeup, hair, nail and skincare picks that I raved about earlier this year (or recently discovered) that I’m still using to this very day.
I first fell in love with Ouai (a line of luxe haircare products by celebrity stylist Jen Atkin) when I got my hands on its Wave Spray. And now, I’m equally obsessed with Ouai Finishing Crème, a lightweight hair cream that protects from heat styling, smooths dry ends and gives fine to medium hair that lived-in look. The scent is not overbearing (at first I smell melted butter and then as time goes on, a light floral scent… but if you read the reviews, you’ll see other comparisons) and does its job in maintaining smoothing flyaways and giving strands a piece-y second day hair look. I’ve been using my flat iron a little too often this summer (lately I’ve been obsessed with smooth and sleek hair) and yet this is the only product I’ve relied on because of its staying power. Just know that a little goes a long way—a dime-sized amount applied to ends gives a lived-in look with just a little bit of shine. The line itself is pretty pricey but if you’re using heat styling products on a frequent basis or constantly battling flyaways, then Ouai Finishing Creme is worth every penny.
New to Ouai? Check out more products from Jen Atkin below!