Happy new year you lovely lot! I hope Santa spoiled you rotten and you brought in the bells surrounded by loved ones, laughter and/or something bubbly. I’ve been lucky enough to be sent a lot of gorgeous makeup and skincare products this year and I’ve also worked my butt off in order to treat myself to even more makeup and skincare products. There’s obviously been a few hits and misses in 2017 but today I thought I’d share with you my absolute favourite makeup products of 2017. If you have any holy grail products that you discovered or continued to fall in love with in 2017 please leave them in the comments section below…
Best Foundation: YSL All Hours (£33.50) | Runners Up: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation (£31.50) & The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation (£15)
Best Highlighter: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone (£32) | Runner Up: Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Charming Pink (£21)
Best Bronzer: The Body Shop Honey Bronze Powder (£14)
Best Blusher: Glossier Cloud Paint in Puff (£15)
Best Eyeliner: DHC Liquid Eyeliner EX (£16)
Best Primer: The Ordinary High Spreadability Fluid Primer (£5.50) | Runner Up: Essence Fresh & Fit Awake Primer (£5)
Best Eyeshadow Palette: ColourPop ‘Yes Please!’ Pressed Eyeshadow Palette ($16) | Runners Up: Juvia’s Place Nubian Eyeshadow Palette (£30), Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Palette (£41) & Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette (£39.50)
Best Overall Makeup Product of 2017: Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow (£23) | Runners Up: Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder (£13.50), Tarte Shape Tape (£22) & The Body Shop Lightening Shade Adjusting Drops (£10)
And my favourite overall makeup brand of 2017? Now, that’s a tricky one. Charlotte Tilbury is the brand I always turn to treat myself, there’s something about the beautiful rose gold packaging and luxurious feel of their lipsticks that never fails to make me happy when they arrive at my doorstep. The Body Shop has also seriously impressed me this year, their Shade Adjusting Drops, Honey Bronzer and Fresh Nude Foundation are, surprisingly, some of my favourite products of 2017. Essence is another drugstore brand that has outdone themselves in 2017. I’ve been lucky enough to be on their PR list this year and have been sent some truly impressive products which retail from only £1. Even though I have been sent the most beautiful packages to celebrate the brands 15th birthday this year, I can’t stop popping on to Wilko’s website to spend my own hard earned cash on even more of their collection. Take for example their new Fresh & Fit Awake Foundation and Primer that I reviewed just a few days ago. Pixi‘s recent collaborations with beauty influencers such as Aspynovard & Caroline Hirons had helped breathe new life into the brand and Stila‘s Magnificant Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow collection was THE launch of 2017. But, my favourite? Regular readers won’t be surprised that I’m choosing ColourPop. Every eyeshadow palette I’ve tried this year has been phenomenal, the My Little Pony collaboration was unbelievably pretty and their holiday collection this year has been jaw-droppingly beautiful.
What’s your favourite makeup brand of 2017?