Favourites Beauty Products of 2017

It is better late than never, right? So here is finally a feature on my favourite beauty products of 2017.

Here is actually a look back on my 2015 favourites and 2016 Makeup Favourites. I am still obsessed with those products, by the way. And a link to my 2017 monthly beauty favourites. While in 2015 and 2016 I wrote about makeup only, this time it will be about beauty in general. I have chosen 17 products.  Some of the products I loved the most were LE (  Clarins shadows, bronzers for e.g) so here are only those that are still available.

Makeup

  1. Rouge Bunny Rouge SERENE LIGHT Skin Perfector 

This is probably the product of 2017, and it was also in my 2016 favourites. I have been promising to write a detailed feature about it for  a while now, and I will definitely do it in the near future. Basically this base gives you the most incredible glow, you get that polished and well-rested effect, dry skin’s best friend. It does not give that much coverage, as it is a primer, but I wear it without any foundation on top.  Stay tuned for the photos.

2. theBalm  Balm Desert  (buy from  ASOSFeel Unique and Sephora.)

I’ve hit the pan on this product, and will use it all up. I love how it is called  bronzer/blush, and it is exactly that, it has a nice balance of warmth and reddish undertones. Perfect for adding colour and definition to your face. I love the texture, the formula an the pigmentation. The staying power is also impressive. See the swatch in the middle.

3. Clarins Graphik Ink Liner (from Selfridges,HarrodsEscentual.com,  Nordstorm,  Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman)

I am very picky  when it come to eye liners, it has to be a very specific tip and formula for me to like it. And this Clarins one is absolutely incredible. The best purchase. The tip is

January 2018 Beauty Favourites

While I am still trying to figure out what were my absolutely favourite products of 2017, here is a feature on my January 2018 favourites, and since I have missed the November and December 2017, there are quite a few products.

Makeup

Lips: Lanolips Lip Ointment in  Dark Honey  (review and swatches) and Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Love Liberty (Cult Beauty and Net A Porter.)

While the first product is a firm favourite which I have been using for years (they have a new packaging now) the CT lipstick is a new addition to the products I love. I actually created a Pinterest board about this lipstick for a competition when it just launched. This was a product from a friend who thought I’d like it, and she was right, it is incredible. Gorgeous colour, opaque and not flat, and comfortable but, at the same time, long-lasting formula.

For the eyes I have four products: Clarins Graphik Ink Liner (Selfridges,HarrodsEscentual.com,  Nordstorm,  Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman.) is  the best one I have used in a  very long time: it is intensely black and glossy, long-lasting, and very easy to use. A firm favourite, I highly recommend. As for the Max Factor 2000 Calorie Curl Addict  Mascara in Black Brown (Amazon and Amazon UK)  long time readers will know that MF are the only high street mascaras that I use, I am a mascara snob, because, unfortunately, cheap mascaras do not work for me. And I did not plan on getting a Brown version I just did not look properly in the shop. Can’t believe this happened again. But I am loving the softer version of the dark brown.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy  in 16 Vain Violet Brilliant (Net a PorterSaks, and Nordstrom.)

I barely ever use anything from EL but I am absolutely in love with this eye shadow which was a present from the same friend who gave me the lipstick. This shade goes really well with my other all time favourites, my little duo which is always with me, and I love pairing it with my beloved Inglot Eye Shadows AMC Shine 37 (here).The colour and the sparkling finish are just dreamy.

I also have two

Christmas 2017 Eye Shadows: Pat McGrath, Charlotte Tilbury, BECCA and Marc Jacobs

This week we were looking at the newest eye shadows releases: reddish and neutral ones, and here is a selection of the most luxurious items!

Of course, this list would be incomplete without the new PAT MCGRATH LABS Mothership II Eyeshadow Palettes, $125 from Sephora

Everything about this release is incredible. The packaging, an the colour selection. You get both neutral and high impact shades.  The formula is promised to be a hybrid cream-infused powder.

There are 3 variations to choose from:

Sublime

Skinshow Glow (champagne pink pearl), Copper Toned (soft reddish brown), Iconic (neutral bronze gold), Rose Dusk (soft reddish mauve), Dark (rich warm brown), Xtreme Black (ultimate black), Bronze 005 (metallic warm brown), Astral Ghost Orchid (white iridescent with pink), VR Nectar (peachy pink with gold pearl), Blitz Emerald (blackened green with lilac pearl)

Subversive

Skinshow Fever (champagne gold pearl), Black Metal (gunmetal black with silver pearl), Lazarus (warm pinky brown), Deep Shade (dark warm brown), Night Creature (deep magenta), Xtreme Black (ultimate black), Gigabyte (antiqued green gold), Astral Ghost Orchid (white iridescent with pink flash), VR Pink (peachy pink with gold pearl), Blitz Amethyst (deep

AW 17 Matte Lipsticks: YSL, Dior, Pat McGrath and Charlotte Tilbury

Matte lipsticks are not going anywhere, in fact they are getting hotter than ever. Here is a selection of the newest releases! And these are only some of them – stay tuned for more.

YVES SAINT LAURENT Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain, $36(from Sephora and Bergdorf Goodman)

“Lip stain with an ultra-matte, high impact colour and a lightweight, naked-lip feel”. You get a matte tattoo-like effect and stays on for up to 8 hours. The liner-like applicator allows a precision outlining and filling.

The shade shown is 12 Red Tribe (rich true red)

PAT MCGRATH LABS MatteTrance Lipstick ( $38 from Sephora).
“A richly pigmented lipstick that adorns lips in a lightweight veil of opaque colour for a modern, matte finish”. The formula is promised to be hydrating, creamy and

Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara Review

I personally love hearing Charlotte Tilbury talk all things beauty as she is always so passionate about it! Especially she is passionate about a good mascara, so obviously we all had high expectations of  the one she released. Legendary Lashes  promises to give you “Instant Hollywood False-Lash Effect”, and it really does it!

It is honestly one of the best mascaras I have ever used, definitely in my top 5! It creates absolutely incredible lashes even if yours are not that impressive naturally. Volume, length and carbon black colour – basically everything you can dream of.

However, I personally find