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.

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  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

SS18 Foundations: YSL, Marc Jacobs, Dior and NARS

As usual, there are quite a few new foundations out for SS, so let’s take a look at some of them.

The shades shown are: B20 Ivory, Fair R150 – fair w/ pink undertones, Barcelona – Medium 4 – medium with golden peachy undertones and 80 Ebony – very deep with neutral undertone.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow Tinted Moisturizer, from Neiman Marcus and  Saks.

This is the base I am personally mostly excited about as I am a huge fan of the Touche Eclat. I am also loving the promo image with Zoe Kravitz, obviously.

“Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow Tinted Moisturizer is a skin-loving, all-in-one medium coverage tinted moisturizer with SPF 23 that evens complexion, eliminates dullness and smooths fine lines.  The finest pigments and ingredients that respect and care for the skin. The formula is oil-free, non-comedogenic, talc-free and dermatologist tested.  The coverage is buildable from light to medium”.

DIOR Diorskin Forever Undercover Foundation, $52 from Nordstrom

“A 24-hour, ultra-fluid, water-based foundation blends full coverage with a lightweight formula to deliver a natural, matte finish that goes from day to night”.

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, $49 from Sephora / £35 Look Fantastic

Makeup4all Turns 9!

I am very happy to share that today Makeup4all turns 9, it is as if I wrote this feature about it turning 5 yesterday. I honestly can’t believe it. So much has changed since that time.  Considering that it is also Valentine’s Day, I though I would share some features that are appropriate for the occasion. And for me VDay means red and roses, not like any other day is different.

Everything You Need To Know About Red Lipstick (here). I have written so many articles about red lipsticks over the years, and that is just a round up. And if you are wondering about my current favoruite red – that is this one.

And let’s not forget about the red Nail Polishes (here). Especially about

Givenchy Makeup Collection for Spring 2018

I have been really into Givenchy lately, and am always curious to see what the brand will bring out next, and here is a preview of their Spring 2018 collection.

Le Rouge Mat, £28

110  Nude Androgyne, 215  Neo Nude, 216 Rose Graphique, 329  Rouge Stiletto, 330 Violine Rétro and 331  Poupre Défilé.

Couture Atelier Eye Palette,  £48

Sculpts, shapes and adds colour to your eyes. Their textures are soft, but their pigment is vivid.

 

Teint Couture Cushion Glow – Two-Tone Highlighter,  £37.50

White and pink mother-of-pearl extracts blend together to create a

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.

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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