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26.12.17

Favourite Beauty Discoveries of 2017.

It's that time of year again!
There have been so many products that I discovered in 2016, and even 2015 which have seen me through the year, instead of mentioning those again, I've decided to ramble about the beauty discoveries I've made in 2017 alone.

I'm going to start off with skincare, during the second part of this year my skin took a turn for the worst and I switched up my whole routine to try and fight the breakouts. It's kind of worked, and things are definitely calming down *THANK GOD* and I'm confident two new products are helping. The first is the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser, I have combination skin that's prone to breakouts, so a good cleanser is so important. The Milky Jelly Cleanser leaves my skin feeling clean, soft and cleansed, without feeling dehydrated. My brother got me a back up of this for Christmas (thanks Jake!), so, if you're looking for an affordable cleanser I highly recommend it.

Another product that's made it's way into my routine is the Sunday Riley U.F.O oil*, when an email landed in my inbox asking if I wanted to try this I could have jumped for joy (thinking about it, I probs did literally jump for joy), as it's been on my wishlist for yonks. This hasn't actually helped to clear the bigger blemishes I had, it's definitely not a targeted spot treatment, however I can't get over how clear the rest of my skin looks since using this. My forehead and cheek area are blemish free and it's helping to keep blackheads and smaller blemishes away. I've noticed my skin is much more balanced and it's no where near as oily as it used to be. It's a skincare product that has delivered the exact results it said it would. I use 3 drops of this in the evening and it's worked a treat, this will be something I repurchase when it runs out fo sureeee.

Lastly, a product that's kind of skincare related, the Tan-Luxe Self Tan Drops. I actually discovered this through a beauty box I purchased earlier this year, and I don't think it's something I would have even considered if I hadn't have bought that. In short, if you fake tan your body then this is an absolute must. I never used to fake tan my face because I struggled to find a tanner that wouldn't break me out, with this product you add 1-4 drops to your moisturiser and apply that to your face, when you wake up in the morning you have a glow - it's that simple. I use 3 drops 2/3 times a week which works a treat. It's a great way to feel more confident on makeup free days too.
Onto the makeup bits! I have to start with the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal, I've gone on and on about it but it's just so beautiful. If I'm to wear a highlighter in the day time it will be this, it's illuminating and leaves the skin looking naturally glowy without that harsh highlighter look. I bought this as part of a set, but once this runs out I'll definitely be repurchasing a full size. Another Glossier fave is the Boy Brow, I have this in the shade brown and it's the best brow taming product I've ever tried. It sets the brows making them look full and fluffy without feeling stiff - you won't regret giving into the hype with this.

Honestly when it comes to eyeshadow palettes I've never had one that's my stand out favourite, until using the Charlotte Tilbury Look In a Palette. All of the shades are wearable, the pigmentation and formulation is perfect and it really does just tick all of the boxes. I've found myself wearing eyeshadow so much more because I love this so much. Annoyingly I can't find it online anywhere, but if you see it then I would seriously recommend getting your hands on it. Another discovery that's changed my eye makeup routine is the Giorgio Armani Eccentrico mascara, if you like your lashes to look long and defined with a good amount of volume too then you will absolutely love this. I have no trouble with smudging or the mascara flaking throughout the day either, this has become my all time favourite mascara.

When it comes to primers and foundations I'm usually pretty fussy, I used the Benefit Porefessional a couple of years back and I didn't really get along with it, now I actually have pores around my nose/ cheeks I've found it to be the perfect primer to help minimise their appearance and keep any oils away. It's also really helping to keep my makeup in place for longer and makes everything look more flawless. A foundation I've discovered this year and fallen in love with is the Giorgio Armani Luminois Silk. This is a really beautiful base, it's not the most long wearing in my collection but still lasts a good 6-7 hours before needing a touch up. This finish is just so natural and gives me that 'naturally healthy skin look'. The last beauty discovery that I've made this year that I just couldn't leave out is MAC Patisserie (atleast I think it was this year anyway...) This is the perfect nudey/pink lipstick for me, no matter what makeup look I'm wearing it just seems to complete it. Considering it's a lustre finish it's quite pigmented and lasts a good 3/4 hours on the lips before needing a top up. It's a good dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect lipstick which is probably my all time fave.

There you have it, they're my fave beauty discoveries of 2017! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, if you want to see what I got for Christmas this year there will be a video up on my YouTube channel later this week.
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29 comments:

  1. Lovely products you've mentioned in this post! I'm still wishing for Glossier to ship to Australia, then I'll definitely be trying out the Milk Jelly Cleanser.

    -Sophie xx
    Cherries & Perfume 

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    1. Thank you Sophie! Oh no, that's so annoying, hopefully they will start to ship worldwide in 2018 x

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  2. So many amazing product's and some I have now popped on my 'to try' list! xx

    Lauren Rose Style: laurenrosestyle.com

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    1. Oo let me know if you come to try them! x

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  3. The Charlotte Tilbury palette looks so gorgeous omg! Loved this post xxx

    http://izzyk1998.blogspot.co.uk
    http://izzykreviews.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's so beautiful! Thank you gorgeous x

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  4. Omg those fake tan drops sound amazing! I've seen a few other bloggers talk about self tan face drops but I've never felt brave enough to try it myself. I never usually tan my face, I just use a darker foundation x

    www.itsmeganelizabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They're a game changer! It's just nice to have my face match for when I'm not wearing makeup x

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  5. This Charlotte Tilbury palette looks insanely beautiful! xx

    www.anacelinelabod.com

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    1. It really is! I absolutely love it and haven't stopped using it x

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  6. I'm loving Glossier Boy Brow too. It's been one of my favourite discoveries of the last couple of months and is pretty much all I've been using in my brows since purchasing it! Love the Becca highlighters too!

    Pumpkin Lemonade

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    1. It's so so good! My brows love it haha, yes I definitely need to get more shades x

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  7. I think the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette is incredible, I have been using it since I bought it in September and I am still obsessed with it!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    1. It's gorgeous isn't it! Shame it's limited edition really, hopefully they will bring out something similar this year x

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  8. I love short reviews here. and this eyeshadow palette looks amazing and I love how they labeled all shadows to occasions, I think that's cute and helpful actually :)

    xo Honey - blog Royal Lifestyle - Twitter - Instagram

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    1. Thank you Honey! It's gorgeous, so lovely x

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  9. I've never tried any skincare products from Sunday Riley before but I really want to and the U.F.O oil sounds fab! I own both the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser and Boy Brow and love them both - Glossier is definitely a brand that I will continue to buy from. That CT palette looks absolutely gorgeous as well xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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    1. I really want the Good Genes serum in a bigger size, I had a good sample size and the difference was unreal. Definitely worth the extra spend I think! So glad you love the Glossier products too, I can't get enough of them. The palette is a must if you can get your hands on it x

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  10. This was such a lovely read, it has been so well put together! I've been meaning to try out the Glossier Jelly Cleansing Milk for a while now and those tanning drops sound like an absolute dream to me!! x

    Shan | www.missshanlouise.com

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    1. Thank you Shan, so glad you enjoyed it! :) Oo you need the Milky Jelly Cleanser in your life, incredible x

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  11. These are all such great favorites!! I agree with a ton of these. I bought the UFO oil for my boyfriend and I borrow it from him all the time - I love it! Sunday Riley definitely took over as one of my main evening skincare picks - it's always an alternation between UFO & Luna. Opal was probably my most used highlighter this year - I've been using it almost daily for the last half year and I don't think I'm anywhere near hitting pan on it. Such great bang for your buck for sure. I also got the CT palette this year and love it, it has everything I need so it's made my makeup bag nice and light. But you're right, I oddly can't find it anywhere online but I was really fortunate to find it in stores.

    Hope you had a wonderful year and can't wait to see what 2018 brings you!! Honestly just counting down til you get married and post up all your wedding content hahah.

    Cindy | www.cindyhyue.com

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    1. Thank you Cindy! Oo what a lovely product for your boyfriend, it's definitely a must for oily blemish prone skin! I need to try Luna, everyone seems to love it. So glad you love the CT palette too, I can't stop using it and I can't believe how much I've been wanting to wear eyeshadow since having it.

      Thank you Cindy, I hope you have a wonderful New Year. Ahh it's so close now, I can't wait to show you! x

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  12. The photos in this post are SO dreamy! I really want to get my hands on the Charlotte Tilbury palette.
    Lucie xo | lucieleannexo.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you so much Lucie, it's a gorgeous palette!

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  13. I really love the look of the Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow palette, it has so many gorgeous shades and I really like that they are quite neutral and all the shades can be used with eachother, not just in their trios! I am desperate to try out some glossier in the new year, especially their brow gel! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. It's just beautiful! I always mix the shades and don't just stick to the trios... Glossier is also incredible and well worth investing in!

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  14. Your blog is so bad for my bank account!! You have totally sold me on those Tan Luxe drops as I could do with something like that - I never don't have fake tan on these days, I just can't go back to my natural pale skin I look like a ghost! Definitely going to pick some up soon x

    Gemma Louise

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  15. I looove the Glossier cleanser - one of my favourites from the year too :) Becca highlighters are also amazing!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  16. Ah so exciting to hear about your favourites for the year! I loveeee the sound of that mascara, it looked amazing in your recent video so definitely going to be getting my hands on that one!

    The Makeup Directory

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