My Hero Beauty Products of 2017

best beauty products 2017

I get asked all of the time for recommendations of beauty products so I decided to do a round up of my favourites of 2017. Now don’t get me wrong – it is almost like someone asking which is your favourite child so I tried to be cut throat and pick the items that just about came on top taking into consideration price point too! I have mentioned highly commended products too which really are just as good as the hero product.

None of these should come as a surprise because I have mentioned them loads on Snapchat and have repurchased them numerous times!

Best Foundation


Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation

Highly Commended: YSL ‘Touche Éclat’ le teint liquid foundation  / Urban Decay All Nighter full coverage longwear liquid foundation

Best Concealer


Collection Lasting Perfection Cosmetics (01)

Highly Commended: Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (Fair Neutral) / Maybelline Instant Age Rewind The Eraser Eye (Fair)

Best Eyeshadow Palette


Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Highly Commended: BPerfect LMD Master Palette / The Balm Nude’tude palette

Best Contour


SOSUBySJ Contour Palette

Highly Commended: Benefit Hoola Bronzer / Urban Decay Shapeshifter Palette

Best Mascara


Seventeen Long Lash Mascara

Highly Commended: Essence Lash Princess Mascara / Urban Decay Troublemaker

Best Setting Powder


The Balm Photobalm powder foundation

Highly Commended: Bourjois Healthy Balance powder / NYX Stay Matte but not flat powder foundation

Best Blush


Benefit Rockateur

Highly Commended: BPerfect LMD Palette (Peachy) / Max Factor Creme Puff Blush (Alluring Rose)

Best Highlighter


The Balm Mary Lou Maniser

Highly Commended: MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skin Finish / SOSUBySJ Highlighter palette

Best LipLiner


Rimmel Lasting Finish 100 Kisses Lipliner (Capuccino) 

Highly Commended: Essence (Satin Mauve) / Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil (1993)

Best (Matte) Liquid Lipstick


Lord & Berry Timeless Kissproof Lipstick (True Naked)

Highly Commended: NYX Matte Lip Cream (Abu Dhabi) / Kylie Jenner Velvet Liquid Lipstick (Naked)

Best Lipstick


Urban Decay VICE Lipstick 1993 

Highly Commended: MAC (Mehr) / NYX Matte Lipstick (Whipped Caviar)

Best Setting Spray


Urban Decay All Nighter 

Highly Commended: Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz / MAC Fix+

Best Primer


Laura Mercier foundation primer

Highly Commended: PS Pro Mattifying primer / Smashbox Photofinish primer

Best Perfume


Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

Highly Commended: Thierry Mugler Alien / Lancome La Vie Est Belle

Believe me when I say it was really hard to narrow down some of these products – and you’ll notice some of these are products I’ve been using for years and year! Clearly holy grails for me! Looking forward to see if 2018 will top some of these finds.

Happy new year! x

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