2017 Beauty Favourites

2017 was a fantastic year for beauty products, with Rhianna’s make up line Fenty Beauty hitting headlines everywhere for the diverse foundation range, the absolutely gorgeous eyeshadow palette from Urban Decay which based around warm tones and the Desert Dusk eyeshadow palette from Huda Beauty which I’m desperate to get my hands on, with so many other releases from amazing brands I wish I could name them all but I’d literally be here forever! Throughout 2017 I’ve found some fantastic beauty favourites which have become huge staples in my makeup bag, some hidden gems which deserve much more coverage than they get and some skin care products which have helped my skin go from shit and dull to glowy and radiant.

Beauty Favourites of 2017

2017 seen me fall back in love with make up again, my desire to get up every morning and shove on a full face of make up has increased and this gives me that boost of confidence which I’ve been strongly needing over the past couple of years. So today I thought I would share with you all my 100% go to products which I think you need in your collection too!

Beauty Favourites of 2017 - Tarte Shape Tape

Kicking things off with the Tarte Shape Tape! Its no surprise this has ended up in my beauty favourites of 2017, this absolutely changed the concealing game in my opinion. With its high coverage with light consistency, it covers dark circles, blemishes and anything else you want to conceal with ease. A little goes a long way, you only need a small amount of product and it blends out perfectly. When I first seen this all over YouTube and social media I was sceptical at first due to the price tag and the fact it was only available from the USA but I decided to bite the bullet, purchase it and now I could never go back to another concealer. I’ve had this roughly 8/9 months and I still have a ton of product left. Absolute holy grail for my poor sleep deprived eye bags!

Beauty Favourites of 2017 - Wonderland Makeup Studio Finish Primer

Next up is more of a recent discovery however its become a huge part of my life and that’s the Wonderland Studio Finish Primer* (you can check out my review here). What an absolute fantastic product! I have horrible dry skin and sometimes its hard to find a good primer which works with my skin type but this suits me absolutely fine. Popping a small amount on before applying my make up this helps to fill in any pores on my nose, smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (yes, at 27 years old I’m starting to get them! *cries*) and smoothes out my skin to give a perfect base before popping on my foundation. It has a light consistency and genuinely feels like nothing on my skin once it has dried down and helps to lock my foundation in place throughout the day without the use of a setting spray.

Beauty Favourites of 2017 - Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Last make up item which has changed the make up game for me has to be the famous Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. I’m one of those people who seriously cannot get on with false lashes in the slightest, between the application of them and actually keeping them in place becomes a pure disaster for me so tend to stay away from them so the Better Than Sex Mascara gives me the huge lashes I so desperately crave! Even after 1 swipe I can see a huge difference with the volume, thickness and length of them. Wouldn’t quite go as a far and say it really is better than sex, but I suppose it comes a close second.

Beauty Favourites of 2017 - Foreo Day and Night Cleansers

A skincare product which I seriously cannot live without anymore is Foreo Day Cleanser and Night Cleanser, I absolutely love these as a duo and they work so well with my skin. The day cleanser has a yoghurt based consistency and is enriched with fruit extracts and yoghurt probiotics to give you that refreshed and awake feeling leaving your skin feeling deeply cleansed and feeling healthy whilst protecting your skin from daily life. The night cleanser is enriched with meteorite powder, moringa extracts and sweet almonds to help remove impurities, make up and pollutants with ease. I use both these cleansers with my Magnitone brush which helps to get the product deeper into the skin for that extra boost. Its always a good skin day when these 2 are involved!

Beauty Favourites of 2017 - Zoella Jelly and Gelato Body Mist

Last but certainly not least, I feel this needs to have a mention as well as it seems to be the only spray I’ve been using since I bought it and that’s the Zoella Jelly & Gelato Body Mist, I just cannot get enough of this smell! Even though this is more of a summer scent I think I’m slowly becoming addicted to the smell and taste of Elderflower as its taking over my life. I’m onto my second bottle now and if this ever gets discontinued I will be starting a petition no doubt. Its not a strong smell however its not too weak where you can hardly smell it either, such a fresh, summery scent which lasts for hours and fits perfectly in your handbag.

And that’s all my beauty favourites of 2017! It was hard to whittle all my products down to just 5, but I managed it … just!

What’s your beauty favourites of 2017?

Until next time,

Heather xox

Beauty Favourites of 2017


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  1. January 5, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Love this post! Seen so much about that tarte concealer, I definitely think I’ll have to purchase it this year.xx

    Lucy | http://www.lucy-cole.co.uk

    • January 8, 2018 / 5:16 pm

      Its honestly amazing if you can get your hands on one then definitely give it a try.

      Heather xox

  2. January 5, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    2017 really has been a great year for makeup. It’s certainly made me more broke than it has done in previous years!! Absolutely love Tarte shape tape, it is by far the best concealer I’ve tried. I am desperate to try the better than sex mascara, I’ve heard such great things about it. It’s definitely on my wish list. x

    • January 8, 2018 / 5:17 pm

      Definitely made me broke too haha! So many new releases and I cant keep up!

      Heather xox

  3. January 5, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try Tarte! I will make that happen in 2018!

    Alys / alysgeorge.blogspot.co.uk

    • January 8, 2018 / 5:18 pm

      If you get ahold of it then I hope you love it as much as I do!

      Heather xox

  4. January 5, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    I really want to try the Tarte concealer! I can’t believe how long you’ve had it and still have product left!
    Panda x | thealienb4by.wordpress.com

    • January 8, 2018 / 5:21 pm

      I think I’ve still got a few more months left of product as well its amazing!

      Heather xox

    • January 8, 2018 / 5:19 pm

      Thank you! I’ve been trying so hard to improve on my photography so this feedback is fab!
      You’ll honestly love shape tape.

      Heather xox

  5. January 5, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    Excited to try some of these out! Thank you! <3


    • January 8, 2018 / 5:20 pm

      No problem, hope you love them as much as I do!

      Heather xox

    • January 8, 2018 / 5:22 pm

      You definitely need to give it a try 🙂

      Heather xox

    • January 8, 2018 / 5:23 pm

      Thank you! That means so much <3
      If you get ahold of them then I hope you love them as much as I do!

      Heather xox

  6. January 7, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    I love your photography here! And I’m really surprised to find I haven’t actually used any of your favourites other than a little swatch of the concealer. I’ve been wanting to try better than sex for a while now x


    • January 8, 2018 / 12:14 pm

      Thank you! I’ve been trying to improve on my photography so this feedback is fab!
      You NEED the better than sex mascara haha, its fantastic.

      Heather xox

  7. January 7, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    Your pictures are actually stunning! I really need to try the mascara though! OMG YES the zoella Perfume was amazing!

    Sophia xo

    • January 8, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      Awww thank you! I’ve been trying to improve my photography so the feedback means a lot!
      Cannot get enough of the scent! So fresh and summery.

      Heather xox

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