Hi readers! 2017 was a huge year for me filled with so many life changes! I graduated high school, started at my dream college, made the most amazing friends, joined a sorority (shout out to Alpha Gamma Delta) and grew so much as a person. As I reflected on myself this past year, I thought that I would also reflect on some of my favorite beauty products that I used throughout 2017! Below I am rounding up my holy grail products that you definitely have to add to your beauty routine in the new year! Without further ado, let’s get into it!
Best Foundation: Urban Decay Naked Skin // lightweight, airy, medium-buildable coverage, flawless finish. the perfect foundation.
Best Concealer: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser // smooth, easy to blend, airbrushed look. perfect coverage on under eye circles and blemishes.
Best Powder: Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Pressed Powder // added coverage, perfect to dust overtop of foundation, doesn’t crease.
Best Setting Spray: NYX Matte Setting Spray // affordable, keeps makeup in place ALL DAY, can’t leave without spritzing some on.
Best Blush: Milani Rose Powder Blush // pigmented, natural, flushed look. the perfect rosy cheek.
Best Bronzer: Benefit Hoola Bronzer // guaranteed chiseled cheekbones. great for contouring. awesome shade for all skin tones, warms up the face.
Best Lipgloss: NYX butter gloss in Eclair // creamy, moisturizing, the perfect pink pout.
Best Lipstick: Covergirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Sphynx // my everyday pink/nude lipstick, inexpensive, long wearing, my go-to.
Best Eyeshadow Palette: Tarte “Tartelette in Bloom” // amazing color payoff, highly pigmented, blendable, mix of fun and neutral colors, potential day and nighttime eye looks.
Best Mascara: Maybelline Colossal in Glam Black // have tried high end mascaras of all brands and always come back to this Maybelline one. affordable, lengthens, curls, makes the lash line look dark and full.
Best Highlighter: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Opal // glowy, soft, photographs well, not outrageously metallic like some others, good for an everyday shimmer.
Best Makeup Brushes: Ecotools // soft, cruelty free, inexpensive, wash nicely, made with recycled and synthetic materials, feel good about applying your makeup with these brushes.
Best Face Wash: Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel // use this face wash once and you’ll never want to use another cleanser again. leaves your face soft and very clean after a long day of oil and makeup exposure.
Best Facial Spray: Mario Badescu Rosewater Spray // spritz this rosewater spray for a refreshing, hydrating lift after washing your face!
Best Face Mask: Aztec Secret Bentonite Indian Healing Clay // hands down the best face mask I have ever used! it seriously feels like you have new skin after just one use.
If you try out any of these products please comment below! I would love to know what you think about them! Wishing all of you nothing but health, happiness and success in 2018!