December 29th, 2017
My TOP 5 picks.
This year, thanks mostly to PR packages, I got to experiment with lots of different brands and beauty products, finding some must-haves that I always make sure to have while travelling, and most often reach out for while doing my makeup.
If I went over all the products I liked this year, this would be a long list, so I’m limiting myself to the top 5 items that I definitely need and will repurchase in the future.
I’ve started using this foundation in July, I believe, and since then I haven’t used a different one. It has become my go-to, and since switching to this one, I’ve also stopped wearing concealer (I do occasionally, if I’m doing something special or on really bad skin days, but probably only used it about 5 times since the summer).
I apply this with a beauty blender, and I find that it’s so easy to move around as the consistency – even if it’s a stick – is very creamy. The thing that I like the most about it is that it really does vanish into the skin. It blends incredibly well, but still gives good coverage.
I struggle with acne, I’ve talked about it before, but I dream of a natural looking skin. This foundation is the first one, I believe, that gives me that: I can apply very little all over the face, giving me an even skin tone, and then simply dot some areas, layering the product, wherever I need. It looks so natural, almost like I’m not wearing foundation, and also by the end of the day I don’t feel like my skin is miserable, itchy, and tired of wearing makeup – it just feels light, doesn’t get much oily at all, stays in place, and it’s barely noticeable. I truly love this.
I recently run out of it, in November, and ordered another stick off of e-bay. I think I got ripped off as I ended up paying £90 when I now see, on their website, that it’s only $46, which is totally worth paying.
If it can help anyone, my shade is ‘shell’.
This lipstick comes in 8 shades, and they are all great. I’ve talked about this product so many times that I don’t wanna repeat myself too much, but if you haven’t gotten your hands on one of these, I would recommend you grabbing one.
They cost £20 each, but they last a long time as you get quite a lot of product, and if you use them like I do, so mostly dotting it across the lips and blending them in with a finger, you will have them for a while.
I love these because they are moisturising, yet have a matte finish. They are all nud-ish shades, so they make your lips look soft and poutier, and fade wonderfully. They are so easy to reapply; I always make sure I have one in my purse, and 90% of the times I do my makeup, I put some on. The shades are all really pretty, some more intense but I often go for the lighter ones, like Exposed and Whisper, to keep a more natural look.
I know it may seem weird that I’m including my own product in here, but this eyeshadow palette has been my go-to, and I really love it.
It’s small enough to fit on a purse, so when I travel this is an easy choice, but it also has plenty of colour selection to go from a natural look (using Sole and Rosa), to something more bold (like Fuoco, Foglia or Rame).
I have a few of these for myself, as I definitely do not want to run out, but unfortunately I just saw on the website that they are all sold out (it costs $25). I know you guys really loved this palette too, which made me so happy!
I have a whole blog post dedicated to it, so if you want to, you can read more about it over there – just know that it is my favourite palette of 2017, followed by the Peach Palette from Too Faced.
I always like to rock a cat eye, so I have quite a bit of experience with eyeliner pencils and gels. I can honestly say this is the best eyeliner product I ever came across: from the rich black colour that doesn’t fade or smudge, to the cool cap that has a bit of resistance when you close it (don’t know how to properly explain this, but it’s a nice feature that makes the pen feel luxurious, in my opinion).
The felt tip is extremely precise and has just the right amount of flexibility – it’s not too soft, and not too hard.
This lasted me a while, but unfortunately now I run out of it, so I will be sure to make a new purchase. It retails at $15, which is a pretty good price!
Uh. That’s a long name!
You saw me unbox these back in Spring, and instantly love them. They are a bit pricey, at £23 a tube, but you need so little of it that they will last ages.
These are simply stunning, layered on top of you eyeshadow. I’ve been wearing them any time I have somewhere nice to go; I just dot my eyelids on top of what I was already wearing, and within a few seconds my look goes from everyday to glam!
There are 9 different shades of this specific product, as well as 3 extra for the Duo Chrome shades. I definitely would recommend picking the one you like the most, and keep it by your vanity to spice up any look.
Alright! These are all 5 products described. Have you tried any of them? Do you agree? And do you have any makeup items you love and would suggest me to try out?
Have a Happy New Year!