“When I arrived in America, I had these very dark red nails which some people objected to, but then some people object to absolutely everything.”
– Diana Vreeland
It’s that time again, when we recap the year that was. I’ve been re-reading my weekly links round ups, my monthly favorites posts, and some of the posts I’ve enjoyed writing the most this past year. Like unto 2016 before it, 2017 has been a bit of a doozy with a lot of ups and downs to document, but the truth is in many ways, it’s been a banner year for me personally. I’m very grateful for this and I don’t take it for granted.
So I though, why not document a few of my favorite things from this past year!
My style and consumerism month-long blog project was a favorite project in 2017, so from a girl who has played with a lot of makeup and skincare this year, here’s my list of current favorite products on the market.
Best Foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
Best Blush: Nars
Best Powder: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (I use the shade Dim)
Best Highlighter: Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Modern Mercury
Best Concealer: Glossier Stretch Concealer
Best Eyeshadow Palette: Anastasia Beverly Hill Modern Renaissance
Best Eyeliner: Tom Ford Eye Pen
Best Mascara: Maybelline Full ‘N Soft
Best Brow Product: Glossier Boy Brow
Best Lipstick: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche for bullet lipsticks, Kat von D for liquid lipstick, Nars Velvet Matte for pencil/crayon formula
Best Lip Balm: Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm
Best Cleanser: Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel for balm formula, Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser for an easy clean
Best Oil: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Best Serum: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% B5
Best Skin Treatment: Sunday Riley Good Genes
Best Sunscreen: Thank You Farmer Sun Project Water Sun Cream
4 thoughts on “2017 In Review: Best of Beauty”
Let me preface my comment by saying I am a loyal Glossier fan and will buy pretty much anything they sell. However, I am surprised to see the stretch concealer on your list. I find it has no staying power and does nothing to dark circles under my eyes that are more and more common as I near 30. Am I using it incorrectly?
Probably not! Concealer is a tricky biscuit and I think you have to find what works for your skin type, complexion, hydration/dryness level, and coverage needs. It’s a highly personal formula! I’ve tried a discarded a lot of cult favorites that simply didn’t do the job for me, and I don’t think I’ve found my perfect one yet. But at the moment, this concealer fits the bill for me. I don’t wear heavy foundation so a too-intense concealer would make me look like an opposite panda even if I got the shade close enough!
I totally agree with you about the Bite Beauty lipsticks! There no other formula out there like them! Wearing them is an experience!
They really are just gorgeous formulas. I actually finished a whole bullet of Pepper the other day–so satisfying!