Pulse List 2016 for the top 10 beauty brands of the year consists of brands who have consistently pushed their products and services over the course of the year.

The top beauty brands list covers brands that positioned themselves/brands across skincare, makeup, nail care, hair care, salon and spa while embracing new and the hottest trends in the beauty industry.

These ones went all out this year solidifying their names by properly positioning their products and services, got more following and created 'buzz' generally amongst beauty, makeup and lifestyle lover and enthusiasts.

Here's a list of the top 10 of 2016 in no particular order:

1. Zaron Cosmetics

Zaron Cosmetics had a fully booked year! The makeup brand who improved way better on products with even more amazing ones were everywhere creating stunning looks in 2016.

From partnering with major TV stations, shows and fashion weeks, they meant business and brought on creativity in every way.

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2. R&R Luxury

R&R Luxury offers a complete range of skincare products that are 100% natural and handmade in Nigeria. R&R Luxury had a great 2016 with rave reviews, improving on the brand's reach, aesthetics and expanding.

Currently, the brand's offerings include the Black soap, Shea Oil in different variants, coconut oils, scrubs and more with products for female and male.

3. Ajali Handmade Naturals

Ajali Handmade Naturals went all out for 2016 with even more brilliant offerings. The brand is an all natural and completely handmade cosmetics and skincare brand that became huge hits this year.

Ajali won the first ever Genevieve Beauty Awards 2016 taking home a fat cheque.

4. Cookieskin

Cookieskin is a raved skincare brand that caught on in 2016.

The brand offers a range of skincare products that work across different skintypes and skintones.

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5. House of Tara

House of Tara is a cosmetics brand out of Nigeria and although they've been around for a while, the brand was constantly in the news this year.

House of Tara launched a limited edition gold collection recently.

6. TAOS Cosmetics

TAOS Cosmetics made news this year as a top brand, they launched the liquid velvetines line which has been getting reviews amongst other bits for the year.

7. Trim & Prissy Cosmetics

Trim & Prissy is Nigeria's 1st luxury makeup brand and they came in full force for 2016.

Their line of makeup can compete with just about any makeup brand around.

8. BathKandy

Bathkandy is raved for her dessert inspired body and skincare products.

The offerings from BathKandy come so unbelievably crafted with bathing soaps as cupcakes, candles, cookies etc that they always look too good to be true.

9. The Beauty Atelier

The Beauty Atelier is easily one of the top beauty brands of 2016.

The brand is first to take on trends as microblading, semi permanent makeup, lash extensions and more constantly expanding on new trends in the beauty world.

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10. Wow Nails

Wow Nails is fast becoming the go to brand for manicure and nail extensions.

The brand springs up in strategic areas and are known for using high quality products not to mention expertise in all things mani and nails.