Best of Beauty 2017

Monday, January 1

Sorry not sorry that I've become a beauty junkie/addict/hoarder (whatever you want to call it, Mom) this year! I thought it would be fun to share my absolute favorite beauty products of 2017. I'm going to try and not use the word "game-changer" 100 times. 

Note: I tried to keep this a list of fresh, new-to-me-ish products from throughout 2017 that haven't been heavily featured on my blog already. This doesn't include all-time favorites like Benefit They're Real! or Stila Liquid Lipstick. Check out my favorite drugstore make-up here, best ipsy & Birchbox finds here, and SO MANY MORE beauty favorites here
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e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzer duo in Fiji | Love a two-fer! This is such a handy little compact for traveling or throwing in your purse, & I love the shade of both the bronzer & the blush, they're just great!
NYX Creamy Lipstick in Thalia | This was my answer to finding an MLBB that isn't matte. The shade is a pretty neutral dusty mauve (maybe?) that sits on my vanity & always works when I'm unsure what to wear!
Wet n Wild blush brush | Soo you already know I love drugstore make-up, especially Wet n Wild, and they actually make some pretty decent brushes! This brush has completely changed my blush application. It really lends to more naturally "painting" it on your face, if that makes any sense at all?
Eyeko Liquid Eyeliner | "Felt tip" eyeliner pens are my STEEZ, and I have several, but the few Eyeko minis (remnants of ipsy/Birchboxes past) I own are my favorite, because the tip is just the best. I have to (humbly) say that my cat eye game has been on point and this is my secret!
Real Techniques Contour Brush | I finally tried a couple Real Techniques brushes this year and this contour brush has been a total game-changer (there's one!) for me. I know my real technique (teehee) has changed and I can confidently say my contouring has gotten a LOT better because of it.
Anastasia Contour Palette | Speaking of; this is the one product I know I've mentioned several times before, but this palette was really heavily loved this year (as pictured.) I used to only use one or two of the shades, which can be the danger of contour palettes, but I've been amazed at how useable the whole thing is (for a lighter "day contour", setting my under-eyes, etc.) I use this in some way almost daily.
Too Faced Neutral Matte palette | If there were only one actual game-changer on this list, here it is. My bestie Steph is a real "beauty mentor" for me, and she turned me on to this palette, which has become the start of virtually every eye look I wear! I *love* this palette and I say this all the time- it's like eyeshadow for dummies because you really can't mess it up with these shades! Like what the hell was I doing before this?
OPI RapidDry Top Coat | I mostly do my own nails and save a trip to the salon for a special occasion, and this has been a (wait for it-) game-changer for my at home mani-pedis! If you're like me and constantly ruin your own nails because you can't sit still, you NEED this in your life. I'm not even sure how this works because it somehow dries the layers of polish underneath it? This is the kind of science I can get into.
Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush | Oooh you guys, this brush is IT. No matter how epically you eff up your eyeshadow, this brush will blend it out like a dream. And I have tested this- trust & believe.
Wet n Wild blush in Mellow Wine | Oh, what a surprise, a Wet n Wild product? This specific shade of blush has become my go-to lately, it's a subtle dusty rose that goes with everything!
e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator | This product is totally genius. She lives on my vanity, and I use this basically every time I do my make-up. The front side (? I don't know how to describe this) is super exfoliating and then the flip side is smooth and just hydrating. I don't know how I lived without this.
e.l.f. Pointed Powder Brush | This is a brush I learned about on YouTube that has recently become my absolute favorite for bronzer. It's perfect because, though it's a "big fluffy brush", it's pointed, so you can really target where you want the powder to go. Oh and this is a $6 brush that is surprisingly lovely.
Wet n Wild highlighter in Crown of my Canopy | I have definitely mentioned these way too many times, but I wanted to specifically highlight (lol) my latest favorite shade, because at $5 a pop, you can easily collect them all! Crown of my Canopy is an unreal omg-gorgeous shade of copper that I am UB-SESSED with.  


Did any of these make your list? If you have a best of beauty post going on, share the link with me in the comments, I'd love to check it out!

Here's to a beautyfull 2018! 

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