It’s that time of the year again. I’m so excited to tell you about my favourite beauty discoveries of 2017. I no particular order this is what I have been obsessed with:
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder (£33.00/8g) – Why oh why did I wait so long to try this? It’s the best powder I’ve ever tried and one that I hope will never be discontinued. It’s so light and undetectable yet it takes away the shine instantly and is long lasting. It doesn’t come with a brush or sponge which is actually a massive positive in my books – they have kept the packaging very sleek and light and you’re free to use your preferred tools to apply (Kiko powder brush for me).
Le Labo Bergamote 22 (AUD 264.00/50ml) – I tend to stay very safe when it comes to perfumes. Every time I’ve gathered a courage to try a niche perfume I’ve ended up feeling dizzy and nauseous from all the ouds and musks. Le Labo offers a very handy trial set of their most popular fragrances that you can take home and try as you like. This is actually how I discovered their Bergamot fragrance. It’s such a happy, fresh, green and citrusy scent. Think a much more refined version of Dolce&Gabbana’s Light Blue. Probably best for spring and summer which is when it really comes to life.
Surrat Relevee Lash Curler (£28.00) – I used to think that my Shu Emura eyelash curler is the bees knees and I was convinced it couldn’t get any better so it took me while to bite the bullet. It really reminds me of the time when I used to think that Tangle Teazer was absolutely brilliant. And then I finally gave in and tried the Wet Brush. I haven’t touched my Tangle Teazer since. Surrat Eyelash curler get’s all your eyelashes in in one quick go. Even if you only have time for one gentle squeeze it will make the biggest difference.
Lancome Grandiose Extreme Mascara (AUD 54.00/10ml) – Another great mascara find from Lancome. I don’t care much about the curved wand handle. Because of the way I apply mascara it really makes no difference to me at all, but the wand itself is an absolute wonder-worker. It has varied length (mostly short) hard rubber bristles. It’s super black and one decent coat is all you need to separate and lengthen without any flaking even by the end of a very long day.
Hourgalss Ambient Lighting Bronzer (AUD 72.00/11g) – A shimmery bronzer that is so much nicer than any of the shimmer bronzers I’ve seen. It’s the Hourglass powder magic mixed with a beautiful gentle bronzer. It’s absolutely fool-proof. I often use it instead of a blush, it really does look that natural.
By Terry Baume de Rose (£39.00/10g) – This softens my lips instantly. It’s fairly thick but super soft. My only gripe with this is that you have to be apply with a finger, but this balm feels so nice and luxurious that I’m happy let that one go. A very special indulgence and it really works like nothing else to soothe dry and sensitive lips.
Pether Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask (£55.50/150ml) – I mentioned it HERE. Still an absolute must have. This will wipe away everything you’re not happy with an will leave your skin feeling smooth and soft.
And a very honourable mention goes to the MAC x Fleur de Force lipstick – hands down the best lipstick of 2017! It was a limited edition, however, so there’s not much point in me raving about it again (read my full review HERE).