Even though 2017 was really about skincare for me, that did not stop me from falling back in love with makeup.
These are some of my favorite things I used in 2017.
Giorgio Armani Power Fabric in 3
I am on my second bottle of this stuff. That really is saying something, since I typically switch foundations once I finish a bottle. I like to try new things pretty often, but every morning I reach for this. It’s not overly drying, gives medium-high coverage, & does not need to be set with powder.
Even with the collection of concealers that I have amassed over the year, this is still the one concealer that I keep reaching for. It’s not even a question. This works like a dream both under my eyes as well as around the rest of my face to cover any blemishes.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in 1 Fair
Let’s start with the fact that I hate powder. I feel cakey with almost every powder I’ve used. Except this. It’s so incredibly finely milled. It sets my makeup and really helps lock everything in place without ever getting cakey. I can pack this on and it still looks flawless. My only qualm with this is that it felt like I went through it rather quickly, but I guess that just shows how much I truly love it.
Marc Jacobs Tan-tastic Bronzer
This one was limited edition, so it’s no longer available, but I just had to add it in. Some of you may have seen my Insta stories where I showed how they domed the product to make it look like there is more product than there actually is. This domed effect does make the product more prove to breakage since there is nothing supporting the powder. With that being said, it is the bronzer that I have fallen in love with. It has the perfect formulation. The undertone is not too orange, so I don’t look like am oompa loompa when I use it. It truly is the perfect bronzer for pale skin tones. If only it didn’t break.
Wet N’ Wild Contouring Palette in Dulce De Leche
The closest thing I have found to the Marc Jacobs bronzer, this one from Wet N’ Wild comes in at less than $5. While it says that it is a contouring powder, I find that it works amazingly well as a bronzer on my fair skin tone. It’s also just as smooth and applies just as beautifully as the Marc Jacobs one. If you missed out on being able to pick up the Marc Jacobs, or you just don’t want to spend that kind of money on a bronzer, I highly recommend picking this one up.
This is a new find for me. I’ve seen Becca highlighters everywhere, & I guess for some reason, that made me not was to pick one up. I put it off for the longest time. And then I swatched Moonstone. It is the perfect pale gold highlight. This is the first gold highlight that I have been able to wear without it looking like a strip of gold sitting on my face. Use a little and give a natural glow or layer it up and be seen by space. Either way, this highlight is beautiful. Can’t recommend enough!
There is just something so feisty about these lipsticks. Like I could stab you & look good while doing it sort of vibes. Now that is now a reason to like a lipstick, but it sure doesn’t hurt. These bad boys are opaque in one swipe, are comfortable on the lips, & seem to last quite a long time. My personal favorite shade is I Wish, my current favorite nude lipstick. I could wear this everyday and never get bored! It was cool-toned enough to not just look yellow on my pale skin. I just love it!
Melt Rust Stack
I love this eyeshadow set. Specifically because of the shade Rust. All of the shades are beautiful mattes, but this one. There is something special about this shade. This deep brown had a burgundy undertone to it, which makes my green eyes pop.
Linda Hallberg Infinity Palette
I have spoken about this before, but if you need just one palette to take with you traveling, this is it. Contour, bronze, blush, highlight, eyes. This bad boy has it all. This is definitely my perfect travel pallet and includes all the staples you could need. Using the premise of a painters palette, this palette was built around the idea of mixing colors together to create your perfect shade.
Clarins Natural Lip Perfector
Now, I am not a gloss person. Typically, I find them to be stringy and sticky and my hair just seems to want to get stuck in them. But there is something about these lip perfectors that has changed my mind on lip gloss. These are not sticky whatsoever. They also smell like vanilla, which is just glorious. They keep my lips hydrated throughout the day and give just the right amount of shine to make my lips look every so slightly plumper.
What were your favorite makeup items in 2017?