2017 has been a bit of a weird year for me in terms of beauty and makeup products. It has been a year that started with one of the largest collection of bath bombs, lipsticks and eyeshadow palettes to that collection being narrowed down to a selection of products I use regularly, most of which is on a budget but products that I still love. I thought that I would share with you seven of my favourites…
I can’t write this post without mentioning Makeup Revolution’s Soph X Eyeshadow Palette. It’s been one of my favourites ever since it hit the shelves in September. You may have read my blog post about the palette here. I’m slowly going through all the shades and four months later I’m still using it most days of the week.
I actually have two lip products in my overall favourites of the year. The first is NYX Lip Smacking Lipstick in the shade Doll. There’s just something about the formulation that I love. I’m surprisingly onto my next tube because I loved it so much. It’s a colour that you can wear during the day but also gloss it up for evening occasions. The next is Barry M Cor Balmy! in the shade Jam Jar. I’ve kinda rediscovered my love for this after a huge makeup clear out. I didn’t remember how moisturising they were until the weather started getting colder and then it has just been my go-to lip balm for weeks. I like how the colour is just a slight tint on the lips for days where you don’t really want a full on colour.
If you’ve followed my blog for a while then you will be able to guess the next one. GOSH X-Ceptional Wear Foundation has been my go-to for the longest time. I’ve featured it in so many blog posts and that’s because it is the foundation that just works best for me. I have tried so many drugstore cruelty free foundations but this one has come out tops every single time. The coverage is medium – full, it applies nicely onto the skin and leaves you with a lovely glow. My normal shade is Sand but I tend to go up to the next shade in the Summer months.
I’ve had quite a couple of skincare favourites last year. The first has been Superdrug’s Pink Grapefruit Tea Tree Face Wash. Honestly, my first opinion was quite undecided but after I started using the product I soon found that I was relying on it to give me good skin. Nowadays, I can’t imagine my shower without a tube of the face wash. I mainly use it around ‘that time of the month’ to clear breakouts but it’s so refreshing in the mornings when you’re feeling tired.
Another skincare favourite has been the B. Micellar Water. I don’t know about you but the last thing that I want to do when I’m all snuggled in bed catching up on blogs is to get out of bed and use a five step bedtime routine to take off my makeup so this little bottle of water has been my saviour. I always keep a bottle laying close to my bed with a packet of cotton wool pads on those lazy evenings. You’ll be surprised that it works wonders. In blogosphere terms, I think it’s better than the leading competitor Garnier’s Micellar Water but of course that’s just preference. Did I mention that it is also cruelty free and suitable for vegans?
Lastly on the skincare front is a new perfume that I fell in love with. It’s called What Would Love Do? and was released by Lush in August/September. The main scent is lavender with a blend of tangerine oil. It is such a lovely and calming scent that leaves many people asking what I am wearing.
What’s your favourite products from 2017? Is there anything I should keep my eyes peeled out for?
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