I keep seeing the Top 9 posts over on Instagram, but figured it would be a little better to show my Top 9 make up products of the year, rather than 9 pictures of my own face.
Throughout the year I’ve mixed up the products I’ve used. But don’t all beauty bloggers anyway? With so many new and exciting products always coming out, it would be silly just to stick to the same old lipsticks, wouldn’t it…. *wink*
Actually, saying that, I don’t think I have discovered any new lip products that have blown me away this year anyway.
In no particular order, here are my Top 9 Beauty Products of 2017:
Primark Midnight Dusk Fragrance Spray
I still can’t put my finger on what this smells like, but the rich Tonka Bean fragrance with Jasmine just ticks the boxes for me. I know it’s essentially just a body spray, but it smells so good and is excellent at a quick smelly freshen up before you leave the house in the morning. It’s probably my most used product of the year.
Dior Poison Girl Perfume
Speaking of Tonka Bean, I can’t do any favourites list without including Dior Poison Girl perfume. Taking over from YSL Black Opium as my personal signature scent, I cannot get enough of this. Its just a shame about the price tag as this bad boy does not come cheap. It will always hold a place in my heart though.
Primark Tanning Water
I’m not sure why I’ve never heard of a tanning water before, but since getting this one from Primark I’ve not stopped buying them since. Well, specifically this one. I must be on my 3rd open bottle and have stockpiled 5 of them ready to see me through to the summer. It’s so easy to use and a few spritzs when you get out of the bath ensures a hint of colour all year long.
Rimmel Concealer Kit
It was only recently that I discovered peach toned concealers are the best thing ever for disguising under eye shadows. I always thought it was a load of shit when brands pedaled that different colours of concealer could hide different things, but I was wrong. The peachy concealer in this set is great for daily use for hiding those pesky dark circles.
I’ve always been a fan of oils in my skincare regime, but this Bielenda Cleansing Oil I picked up in my Notino haul recently, is a firm favourite. Not only does it cleanse away all my make up, including mascara, but it also leaves my skin feeling hydrated due to the hylauronic acid and Argan oil in this one. Not only that, but it’s SO affordable at around £5.
Maybelline Lash Sensational
I ALWAYS find myself buying different brands of mascara in the hope I will find *the one* but it turned out that *the one* all along was the Maybelline Lash Sensational. This is my 4th tube of this in a year and I use it every day. I’ve tried around 6 other brands this year and none have rivaled it! A tip for getting it cheaper is to keep an eye out in B&M as they often have it in for £3.99, rather than 8.99 you’d pay in Boots.
I’ve found the Dermacol Foundation to be so versatile since I’ve been playing with it and now I’ve been using it most days. You can use it alone for FULL coverage (and I mean FULL), or dab it on as a concealer. My personal favourite way to use it is by mixing a few dabs with my regular foundation and it just creates the most flawless finish. Amazing.
Primark Holographic Nail Varnish
I have so many nail varnishes that it’s hard to choose a favourite. This holographic nail varnish from Primark is simply the best though. So cheap and such a pretty colour. Not only that but it can last a good 5 days chip free! I tried the other colours, but the pink one reigns supreme.
Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette
Finally, the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette is an unexpected favourite in my collection. At first I thought the colours were all so similar and I’d only end up using one or two from the set. However, I have found myself reaching for this almost every day! The taupe shade in the ‘Day Look’ trio is actually one of my favourite eye shadows ever now – which is unusual as it’s not a colour I would have even tried before! The glitter shades also have a more intense shimmer than I realised they would in the pan and they are perfect for nights out. A total winner for me!