I’m a little late to the game on posting these but sometimes a girl needs a
few days a month to figure out her sh*t. I know you guys get it.
So. In no certain order, here are my favorite products from last year!
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer
This two-year winner takes the cake for a menagerie of reasons. It covers well, lasts long, looks natural and is priced reasonably.
Tarte Shape Tape
It’s true, everyone and their dog loves this concealer. Because it is perfection.
Benefit Hello Flawless Powder Foundation
I fully realize that the reason I love this powder so much is because it is also a friggen’ foundation and therefore, the coverage is insane. But I don’t care and neither should you. This powder is velvety soft, beautiful on the skin and makes me feel airbrushed.
Oh Hoola, I can’t quit you. I’ve tried so many bronzers and contour shades and Hoola remains always in my line-up. always on my cheekbones and forever in my heart.
Milani Baked Blush in Rose D’Oro
Where in the F has everyone been on discovering this underrated color from Milani? Sure, we’ve all sung the praises of Luminoso but this color is absolutely stunning as well. I wore non-stop last year.
Revolution Blushing Hearts Highlighter in Goddess of Faith
I realize as I am typing this that this is the first time I have EVER spoke of this product. I am shooketh. This is hands down, 10 out of 10 the BEST HIGHLIGHT I have ever used. And it is from the DRUGSTORE. And it is heart-shaped. It is perfect on my pale skin, boasting a gorgeous icy champagne hue that is so extra I can hardly contain myself. Hat tip to sister Megan for discovering this gem.
Milani Make it Last Setting Spray
Although the mister on this thing isn’t my favorite (FAR too much product is centrally distributed), the effects are great. YES it contains alcohol but if it goes in my mouth, why can’t it go on my face? TWSS.
Stila Magificent Metals in Diamond Dust
Why do I not own every shade of this product? WHY? I give SO many props to Stila for inventing thee most practical way to apply intense glitter.
Too Faced Perfect Eyes Eyeliner
This liner is super creamy so take that as you may. I love how richly pigmented and black it is and being that I am not oily, I have no issues with smearing.
TIE! Between Covergirl’s The Super Sizer and Total Tease
The one characteristic these two miracle-workers posses is their ability to separate and be buildable at the same time. If you’re a person who enjoys over 3 coats of mascara, then run out and buy these then come back here and thank me ;).
Go figure, these .99 cent lashes on closeout from H&M have been easily my favorite of the year. I have worn them multiple times and I cannot get enough of the super thin and flexible band, the natural clumpiness and realistic curl. Here’s what they look like on me:
Mac Cremesheen Lipstick in Creme Cup
You guys saw this one coming 782378435 feet away. This color is just perfect on me and it just so happens to come in my favorite finish AND it’s Mac so it has the vanilla scent. I just feel more myself wearing this, ya feel me?
Buxom Full-On Lip Creme in Bellini
I cannot recommend any of the Buxom glosses enough. They provide a lil’ plump and a healthy dose of color. What’s not to love?
Brazilian Kiss Cupuacu Lip Butter by Sol de Janeiro
I know this is good because when I wear it to bed David always says I smell good :). It is super moisturizing and also a jumbo size.
AND of course, Treat Beauty Jumbo Lip Balm in Confetti Cake
These jumbo lip balms are the best! All natural, come in THEE BEST flavors, jumbo sized AND from Portland Oregon!? What more could you want?
Flower Beauty Makeup Sponge
As I said in this post, this has to be the softest, most bouncy-soft makeup sponge on the market. You can get yours at Wal-Mart for $9 or pay over $20 at Sephora for a Beauty Blender. CHOICE IS YOURS!
Shampoo + Conditioner
Davines is where it’s at y’all. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every product from this brand. My stylist uses Davines color on me as well. The whole brand is great and I highly recommend!
Absolutely nothing beats this dry shampoo and I have tried a few (RHYMING!). Yes it leaves a white-cast but I like me a white-cast! How else do you know it’s working?! The tropical scent is my favorite because it smells like coconuts.
Other Hair Products
Davines Oi Oil
Here’s Davines again! This smells amaaaazing and I love to use it on my ends.
Davines MELU Hair Shield
I love how lightweight this spray is. It smells nice and provides the best protection for my hair.
CerVe Renewing SA Lotion
As you might have read about in this post, I have KP (keratosis pilaris). This lotion was recently recommended to me by my dermatologist and I do really like it. Being the winter time, I have not had to be as diligent about putting it on everyday but I do apply it to the affected areas after bathing. It uses salycilic acid to exfoliate and break down the keratin around the hair follicle.
Brazilian Kiss Body Mist by Sol De Janeiro
This body spray smells like everything I want to be. That should tell you all you need to know.
Dr. Teals Epsom Salts
Call me old fashioned but I love me a good ol’ epsom salt bath to cure what ails me. So great for sore muscles and the Dr.Teals brand has so many scents to choose from. I have tried nearly every one and haven’t found a dud yet!
And that wraps it up folks! What are YOUR favorites from 2017??