Happy Friday everyone! This time of year between Christmas and New Year is always a little odd isn’t it. I’m losing track of what day it is, what time it is. And whether it’s acceptable to stay in PJs all day eating my body weight in cheese and Quality Street. But as 2017 is drawing to a close. It’s time to reflect on the past 12 months. And what a year it’s been! Personally, it’s been an amazing year for me. And also a great year for beauty. There have been some amazing products I’ve discovered over the past 12 months. Which is why I wanted to do this post and share with you all my top 17 beauty products of 2017. Now some of these are new. And some are just new to me. But here are my top picks:
NAKED HEAT PALETTE
How could I not include, what was probably the biggest makeup launch of the year, in this round up? Now I’m sure most of you will be aware of this palette. But if you’re not, this is the fifth palette in the naked series from Urban Decay and it is by far my favourite one.
SOAP AND GLORY SHE’S A NATURAL DAY TO NIGHT PALETTE
Now there was a LOT of amazing palettes that were launched this year. And one of my favourites was this one from Soap and Glory. It has everything you need in one palette to take you from day to night. Including a bronzer, highlighter, blush and gorgeous eyeshadow colours.
THE ORDINARY SKINCARE
Now can it even be a top 17 beauty products of 2017 list without including the BIGGEST skincare brand of the year? The Ordinary have really taken the beauty world by storm with their effective but affordable skincare line. And I’m a total convert. Nearly all of my skincare routine includes products from The Ordinary and my skin has honestly never looked better.
Now if you love The Ordinary then you need to try out NIOD. Their from the same beauty company but think of them as The Ordinary’s bigger and smarter big sister. NIOD are at the forefront of the skincare technology and if you’re a skincare obsessive like me, then you need to get your hands on these in 2018.
CLARINS DOUBLE SERUM
When Clarins launched a new and improved version of this much loved cult classic earlier this year. I know it had to be included as a favourite. Now containing 21 active plant extracts including the new star ingredient turmeric – known for it’s exceptional anti-ageing properties. And it’s been working a treat on my skin for the past few months.
Another skincare brand that has impressed me this year is VERSO Skincare. Now if you’ve not heard of this brand before, they’re Swedish and they focus on incredibly powerful anti-ageing products. VERSO is actually Latin for reverse which suits them perfectly. As most of their products contain Retinol 8 which increases the production of collagen and effectively reverses visible signs of ageing.
DERMALOGICA PHYTO REPLENISH OIL
I’m not sure I’ve ever tried a product from Dermalogica that I didn’t love. And this little oil is no exception. Not only does it leave my skin looking and feeling better with a soft subtle glow. But despite it being an oil, it doesn’t leave my skin looking or feeling greasy at all. It’s a win, win for me.
AVON ANEW REVERSALIST INFINITE EFFECTS NIGHT TREATMENT CREAM
Now Avon wouldn’t normally be my first port of call for new skincare bits. But their new launch this year was truly revolutionary. It was the world’s first rotational anti-ageing night cream. Having spent three years in development, it then spent a year in testing with more than a hundred women experiencing significant results. It’s a real game changer and a firm favourite in my evening skincare routine.
Now regular readers of this blog with know about my love of Ouai and their amazing products. And two of my absolute favourites this year are the Memory Mist and Textursing Hair Spray. Not only do these products look amazing. I mean their packaging is beautiful right? But they actually do what they claim to do as well. They make your hair look and feel amazing. What more do you want from your haircare products?
LIVING PROOF HEALTHY HAIR DRY SHAMPOO
Now I’m sure I’ve spoken about my love of this dry shampoo before. But it is honestly life-changing. That’s a bold statement I know, but it’s true! Unlike other dry shampoos out there, this one actually cleans your hair rather than masking the dirt. Just trust me on this, try it and you won’t regret it.
STILA MAGNIFICENT METALS GLITTLER & GLOW LIQUID EYE SHADOW
Now despite this launching right at the start of the year, it’s been a firm fixture in my makeup bag. As a total glitter junkie, I just love it! Not only is the pigmentation amazing, but it stays put all day and really gives your eyes a little extra sparkle.
CLARINS LIGHT LIP COMFORT OILS
These launched back in the summer and I have to admit, they’ve stayed in my handbag ever since. I simply can’t bear to be without them! They’re designed to give you the benefit of a lip oil, but with the shine of a lip gloss. With nourishing hazelnut oil, Mirabelle and jojoba oils, these not only comfort your lips, but they moisturise them too without leaving your lips feeling oil or sticky.
TOO FACED REPLENISHING HANGOVER PRIMER
Now I know this product isn’t new. But it is new to me. And ever since it arrived earlier this year, it’s become one of my most used primers. If like me, you’re guilty of long days and late nights then this is the primer for you. It revives your skin while boosting your skin’s radiance, elasticity and hydration, while also locking in your makeup. It’s honestly a wonder product!
MARC JACOBS VELVET NOIR MAJOR VOLUME MASCARA
Again, this isn’t a new product. But it is new to me. And I’ve no idea how this product managed to pass me by before. As a mascara obsessive, I’m always on the hunt for a formula and brush that is going to add length, volume and definition to my lashes. And this mascara does all three!
CHANEL ILLUSION D’OMBRE LONG WEAR LUMINOUS EYESHADOWS
Just like the previous two products, these aren’t new. But they’re definitely worth trying if they’re not already in your collection. I’m a sucker for a good cream eyeshadow. And as someone who has oily lids, I need a good cream shadow that is going to fight the oil and stay in place all day. And these most certainly do.
TOO FACED LOVE LIGHTS PRISMATIC HIGHLIGHTER
I’m not sure highlighters get much prettier than these. But that’s not the only reason they’re included in this list. They’re also here because Too Faced have combine the best of powder, liquid, baked and cream formulas for a truly popping highlight.
MAKEUP REVOLUTION LIQUID HIGHLIGHTERS
And last, but by no means least, is these beauties from Makeup Revolution. And they are just amazing. You can use these as a regular highlighter and blend onto the high points of your face. Or you can mix these into your favourite foundation for a dewy finish. Or you can even mix it with you body lotion for a gorgeous all over glow. The possibilities are endless!
And that’s it for my top 17 beauty products of 2017! Let me know in the comments below what your favourite beauty product of 2017 is.