2017 Beauty Favourites

Monday, January 08, 2018
It's finally time to publish my 2017 beauty favourites post which was so difficult to narrow down but here it is! I have some brand new favourites and some from 2016 as well which have been consistently my favourite products so I couldn't leave them out even if they have appeared in other favourites posts. Let's start with the best category, makeup:

Makeup
I'm not going to rank any of the products but one of my very top favourites has to be the fantastic Temple Spa Concealer which was sent as a surprise blogger mail package and I've loved it since I received it. If you have dry skin as I do then you'll know how difficult it can be to use a foundation or concealer that doesn't emphasis dryness which this one doesn't so it's been perfect for the colder months!

I have two palettes that I've been loving in 2017, one of which is an old favourite and it's the Too Faced Semi Sweet Palette which has pretty much everything I need in one palette! I've also been loving TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Palette which is great too and I cannot recommend them enough. A mascara that has wowed me this year is the DHC Double Protection Mascara as it is so gentle and easy to remove with just warm water.

Lastly for the base products, the first is the Real Techniques Miracle Sponge (from face.co.uk) which is a great alternative to the very expensive Beauty Blender. My favourite foundation of the past couple of years as been the Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect Foundation and I ran out of it while I was half way through my makeup for New Years eve! Now that I'm having to use other foundations, I'm realising how much I loved it and how wonderful it made my skin look. The final makeup is my much loved Essence Fixing Powder which has been a favourite of mine for the past two to three years.

Skincare 
I only have two new skincare favourites this year, the first being the Eucerin AtoControl Cream which I'm using now and I'm loving it for my eczema prone skin and secondly the Merci Handy Facial Mists which were essentials during the ridiculously how summer days we had last year. I've also been loving all of my Antipodes skincare and I cannot recommend their products enough!

Bodycare & Misc 
My final category is body care, haircare and miscellaneous products but I'll start with the most impressive semi-permanent hair colour I've ever used which is the Joico Colour Butters! 2017 was the year that I bleached the ends of my hair and dyed it a range of colours. The Jocio Colour Butters were the most incredibly vibrant, quick (less than ten minutes to develop) and long lasting semi-permanent hair colours ever!

For my other haircare favourites, I've loved all of the Colab dry shampoos I've tried and I've just bought a few more as they're fantastic. I was very kindly sent the GHD Ruby Styler last year and it's been one of the few few hair tools I've used and I cannot recommend GHDs enough.

Finally onto the bodycare products, a couple of essentials that I loved in 2017 include the Organii Lavender Liquid Soap which smells heavenly, the Cetraben Lotion that is a miracle product for the eczema on my hands and the Bomb Cosmetics Hand Treatment which is one of my favourite and creams ever!

Another heavenly product has to be the Crabtree and Evelyn Lavender and Espresso Body Butter which is the most relaxing and unique smelling body butter and one of the most moisturising. I also have to mention the Feather and Down Pillow Spray which I've been using for a while now and I cannot recommend it enough and finally for my favourites, the Lush Get Closer Dusting Powder which is a great multi-use talc.

Honourable Mentions
I obviously have to include a few honourable mentions in this post as there were so many wonderful products from 2017 such as the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita, the Antipodes Manuka Honey Eye Cream, the Essence All Eyes On Me Waterproof Mascara, Eylure Brow Gel and the Bumble and Bumble Pre-a-Powder.

Have you tried any of these products? What were your favourites from 2017? 

22 comments

  1. So many good picks here and lots of products I am loving too - especially the crabtree cream! x

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  2. That Bourjois foundation sounds amazing! I wonder if we get it here.

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  3. Oh I love how you've showcased your beauty favourites! They all look so pretty like that. I've not tried many of these products, but I love my RT sponge. It's such a useful tool to have and also use xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. There's some really great products on this list and some I want to try this year x

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  5. The Too Faced Semi Sweet Palette is a firm fave of mine too, I love it!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  6. YES YES YES! I love the all about matt setting powder, just a classic for me now, and I love the chocolate bar semi sweet palette too! Fab picks lovely! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  7. The DHC mascara is really good! It's great for your lower lashes as the brush is so skinny.

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  8. Great post lovely, I need to try more Antipodes skincare!
    Chantelle x
    http://www.thegirlinthetartanscarf.com

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  9. Some great picks here! Loving your new collage style too x

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  10. I really like my GHD straighteners, they are so beautiful and so easy to handle.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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  11. Oooh some intriguing favourites! My GHDs died recently so I’m using some T3 ones which I adore x

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  12. It sounds like I need the Temple Spa concealer! xx

    Beautylymin

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  13. I tried too faced for the first time in 2017 and I'm in love, definitely want to try more. And I actually walked away from blending sponges and my love for face brushes has reignited!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  14. I love the look of this post - so pretty! There’s tonnes of products I’ve never tried before here so I’ll be adding some to my wishlist! x

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  15. Feather and Down and Organii were two of my favourite beauty things in 2017 too; they're such fab products! xx
    www.imjustagirl16.co.uk

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  16. Oooh so many new products for me to try!

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  17. I can’t be without by RT sponge x

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  18. So many good recommendations! Will definitely have to check some of these out next time I'm in town xx

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  19. I use double base rather than cetraban but I also use it as a primer because its so moisturising!

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  20. You can't beat the Collab dry shampoos in my opinion x

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  21. I’ve loved my real techniques sponge this year! Xx

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  22. I can't live without my real techniques sponges x

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