Favourite 5 Make-Up Products of 2017

Selection of Favourite Make Up Products of 2017

2017 is quickly coming to an end so it's time to reflect and today I'm looking back on the 5 beauty products I've loved this past year. Some of these items I only started using recently but they have quickly become favourites and I will definitely be continuing to use them next year. 2017 has been a great year and I've discovered lots of great new beauty items but I didn't want to end up talking about all of them so I limited myself to 5.

The first thing I want to talk about is not a new product but this year was the first time I ever tried it and I have repurchased it several times since. The Maybelline Eraser Eye concealer has been talked about by bloggers and Youtubers for a long time now and earlier this year I finally decided to try it out. This concealer costs £8.99 and contains 6.8ml of product, it's brightening and pigmented but doesn't look cakey. I have very dark circles under my eyes and this concealer does a great job of covering everything up, I do get a little bit of creasing throughout the day but it's minimal and this happens with any concealer I use. The only complaint I could make is that I do use this up pretty quickly as I do like to apply it quite generously but the price is reasonable and you can often get deals to bring the cost down (to be fair I could also use less). I love how quickly and easily it blends out and my favourite way to apply it is using the sponge applicator to put plenty of product in a triangular shape and blending out with a damp beauty sponge.  I will definitely be repurchasing this next year but I also really want to try some new drugstore concealers.

Selection of Favourite Make Up Products of 2017

L'Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara
This product was a new release this year and I picked it up when it first launched in my local Superdrug. This mascara cost £11.99 and it has a more traditional mascara wand, no crazy shape or plastic spikes to be seen thank goodness! I love this mascara, it gives you full fluttery black lashes that stay put all day. My favourite style of false lashes are wispies and this provides a more subtle version to your own lashes, it covers all bases providing you with length and volume. This does dry out quite a bit after a few months and at that point, you will get some minimal flaking throughout the day but mascaras generally only have a 3-month shelf life once opened so this isn't a major issue. Overall this is a great mascara that I definitely want to pick up again next year.

Jeffree Star Androgyny Palette

Jeffree Star Androgyny Palette
This palette was something I coveted for a long time and finally, towards the end of the year my boyfriend gifted it to me as an early birthday present. You may notice in the images that one of the shades is not quite right that's because it was delivered damaged but rather than returning for a refund we accepted a partial refund to keep the damaged palette and I repressed the shadow. This is one of the most pigmented eyeshadow palettes I have ever worked with, the shades blend easily and smoothly and create some stunning looks. The shades in the palette are different and interesting but still quite wearable which I love, the only shades I haven't really tried out are the 2 blue ones but I'm sure they will come in handy when I'm feeling creative. This palette does cost £40 which is quite a bit of money for 10 eyeshadows but many higher end palettes will sell for a similar price so I would say it's fair and worth the money. I can't wait to use this more next year and I'm sure it'll last a very long time....I mean have you seen the size of the eyeshadow pans!

Selection of Favourite Make Up Products of 2017

Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Palette
Next, I have another eyeshadow palette and the most recent addition to my make-up collection, this was another birthday gift that I didn't receive early (this also arrived in perfect condition). This palette contains a whopping 35 eyeshadows and costs £37, you really get a lot for your money. This is an amazing palette for almost anyone to have, it contains so many beautiful shades that work well together and give you endless options. This palette is very inexpensive if you take into account how many eyeshadows you get but they are still really nice quality with good pigmentation. I can't wait to continue using this palette and creating lots more beautiful looks.

Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter
The final product on the list is highlight, I usually go for a powder highlight but when Makeup Revolution released these liquids that look an awful lot like the Cover FX drops I had to give them a try. These cost £6 and really pack a punch, you only need 1-2 drops to have you glowing to the gods. I didn't like applying this directly to the face as it dries quickly so I put a few drops on the back of my hand and use my fingertips to blend onto cheekbones. I have the shade Luminous Gold which gives a lovely intense glow that stays in place throughout the day. If you would like to read my full review click here. I generally prefer a powder highlight but these drops are great for something different and given how little you need to use I think I'll have this in my collection for quite some time.

Selection of Favourite Make Up Products of 2017

What were your favourite make-up products this year and what do you want to try in 2018?


  1. The Jeffree Star palettes were definitely a 2017 go-to for me!


    1. Defo, it's beautiful quality and amazing shades!

  2. I recently bought the lash paradise mascara as well and it has officially replaced l'oreal voluminous as my favourite mascara ever! I really like that it looks natural but is buildable for a more intense look



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