The makeup brands you *need* to know about in 2016

At this point, you've probably got your makeup routine down. You know what foundation, eyeshadow and mascara are perfect for you, and you know what shades of lipstick work and what *totally* don't. And when you run out, you head to your local Ulta, Sephora or Target to replenish.

But, um, how boring is that?

There's a whole world of makeup out there—and in 2016, you owe it to yourself to check it out! Find out how to boost your beauty with the lesser-known brands below.  

What lesser-known brands are you babes into? Let us know below!  

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    BH Cosmetics

    A fave of YouTubers, this brand is super affordable and awesomely effective. Their pallettes are actually game-changing.

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    Lord and Berry

    They make all sorts of products, but they're on this list for their absolutely *killer* eyeliner.

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    Black Radiance

    Cheap, high quality products formulated specifically for darker-skinned beauties...but totally wearable for all skin colors.

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    Have sensitive skin or eyes? This gorgeous brand is the one for you.

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    There's a reason these lightweight skincare products are a cult favorite. Use them and see the difference.

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    This brand is *blowing up*! Huge color range, awesome pigmentation...and everything is under $10. Yep, you read that right.  

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    The balm

    A super glamorous, vintage-inspired line covering all your makeup bases. We're obsessed with their rad bronzer/shadow combo, perf for multi-tasking.

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by Danielle Bryant | 2/1/2016