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Best of Beauty 2017: Makeup Favorites

December 28, 2017

Best Luxury Makeup 2017 | The Beauty Look Book

Today I have my Best of Beauty Roundup for 2017 with my makeup favorites of the year. I feel like I always say this but I cannot believe another year has flown by! Beauty, skincare and fragrance testing has been a challenging process as we transitioned from the mild climate of San Diego to humidity and different water conditions in South Florida. Many things that worked for me in California suddenly didn’t work the same way for me once I landed in Florida. With seasonal changes I had to switch things up in skincare but the good news is for makeup most everything still worked for me. My best of beauty for makeup this year includes my top picks of the year with a mix of old and new launches. Items that were press samples have a * next to them. As always I’d love to hear about your makeup favorites this year!



  • Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Nude Dip –  one that has remained a classic staple for years, also among the few I’ve hit pan on before and repurchased (original review and swatches here)
  • Chanel Les 4 Ombres in City Lights – best neutral with shimmer discovery this year, it was limited-edition and may be hard to find now, a close more neutral option is Tisse Rivoli (swatches here)
  • Diorshow Brow Styler in Universal Brown – most natural easy to wear pencil that’s pretty much goof-proof, it’s pretty much the one I’ve worn in most of my beauty looks on this blog
  • Tom Ford Fiber Brow Gel * – favorite brow gel that adds definition, fills in sparse areas naturally and lasts all day (review here)
  • L’Oreal Lash Paradise in Waterproof Blackest Black – best mascara of the year that holds the curl, doesn’t smudge, stays put all day and actually makes my wimpy lashes visible (review here)
  • Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope in Flash Phenomenon – best glowy eyeshadow palette of the year (swatches here)



I’m doing a few giveaways before the end of the year. One person will be selected at random through the Rafflecopter widget to win a selection of my favorites including: Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in Nude Dip, Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Rose Gold, Blossom and Halo, L’oreal Lash Paradise Waterproof and MAC Lipglass color of their choice. Open internationally but you must be 18 years or older to enter. Simply enter through the widget below. I’ll pick a winner within 48 hours after the giveaway ends and e-mail them directly. I usually ship prizes within a week.

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That wraps up my Best of Beauty Roundup favorite makeup picks of the year! What were your top makeup picks? Let me know in the comments whether they were tried and true staples or new discoveries that you tested.

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  • So many amazing favourites! I absolutely love this Tom Ford eyeshadow palette. My makeup favourites have been the Zoeva Graphic Lash Mascara, MAC Viva Glam II, Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette, Artdeco Calligraphy Blusher and Clarins Bronzing & Blush Compact. Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway lovely <3

  • Seems like Tom Ford was a popular choice for you this year – I really need to try more from that brand! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  • MAC Lipglass is definitely a winner for me!

    x Mariya

  • Vane Rodriguez

    So many pretty neutrals!

  • Jesselyn


  • Adamary Esqueda

    My top 5 picks were the Kjaer Weis radiance highlighter, the Lâncome Monsieur Big mascara, the Bobbi Brown Skin foundation, Glossier Boy Brow and the cloud paint in haze xxx

  • Hayley Choe

    My top 5 are the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette in Beauty Glow, Chanel lipstick in Libre, j.hannah polishes, NARS liquid blush in Orgasm, and lastly a tie between ABH MR and NARS Wanted palettes.

  • Buffy J. Hamilton

    My top 5 picks for 2017: 1. Chanel Stylo Yeux eyeliner in the limited edition 857 Legendary Green; 2. Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation in Light; 3. CHANEL OMBRE PREMIÈRE Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in Memory; 4. Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss in Melted Honey; 5. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer.

  • Judith Koppenjan

    Great picks (and I love the photography on your blog)! My top 5 beauty products this year were 1. NARS Velvet Skin Tint, 2. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, 3. Kjaer Weis Cream Blush, 4. L’oreal Brow Stylist Designer Eyebrow Pencil, 5. Soap and glory Sexy Mother Pucker lipgloss!

  • Andrea C

    Top 5 are Tacha Cleansing Oil and Rice Powder Enzyme, Pixi Lash Booster mascara, Glo Therapeutics Hydrating Face Wash and Make blushes which have similar wear time as my beloved Chanel blushes.

  • Happy New Year! I always love your end of year posts! My top 5 are the Dior Lip Glow, Nars velvet lip glide, Glossier Body Hero, Beauty Blender, and Josie Maran illuminizing highlighter! Many of these picks are thanks to the reviews you’ve done throughout the years.

  • Nadine Maurer

    My top picks of the year are (some are just because of your recommendation):
    Eyes: All of the Cle de Peau Eyeshadow Duos, the Tom Ford Quad in Cocoa Mirage and the Giorgio Armani Eye Tin’s (especially number 9)
    Lips: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Golden Sand, Tom Ford Nude Blush Lipstick, Kevyn Aucoin Lipliner in Medium
    Bronzer: Edward Bess Daydream
    Foundation: Chanel Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation
    Highlighter: Cle de Peau Liminizer No. 11 and 16
    Blush: By Terry Densiliss Blush Sexy Pink and my beloved Kjaer Weis cream blushes Embrace and Precious
    Macara: Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye and Sisley So Intense
    Thank you Sabrina for your honest reviews and recommendations!
    Take care and I wish you a healthy start into the New Year!

    • Holly

      Nadine ~ this is such a lovely curated list. Inspiring!

      • Nadine Maurer

        Thank you so much Holly 🙂
        Have a beautiful start into the New Year and take care too!

  • Madalina Elena Vid

    Elf Baked highlither,Essence make me brow, L’oreal Brow Stylist Designer Eyebrow Pencil, L’oreal Super Liner Superstar, Revlon Photoready eye primer.

  • Zaahida

    My top 5 have to be: Marc Jacobs re(marc)able foundation, Becca sunlit bronzer in Bronzed Bondi, Marc Jacobs dew drops highlighter, Tom ford cream eyeshadow in Spice and Charlotte Tilbury matte revolution lipstick in Bond Girl!

  • Daniela

    NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser! Great color, great wear time.
    NARS concealer, both versions!
    Bronzer by MAC
    Chanel lipstick, the special red package in color Nr. 2. Wear time is quite good and the packaging is adorable.

  • GraceMonaco

    My best foundation for the Florida summer this year was the Clarin’s long wear in Wheat and Honey.

  • Lara Fung

    i loove the l’oreal lash paradise. It is absolutely my fav drugstore mascara.

  • L’Oreal Lash Paradise WP is my favorite of this year, too! Lunasol Skin Modeling Liquid Foundation, Chacott Finishing Powder, Beauty People Lip Tattoo in Strawberry, Becca Prismatic Amethyst would make my list. Thanks for another great giveaway!

  • Loreal mascara THE BEST EVER!!! First tube almost done, i am going to get me a secod tube.

  • Sarah Jiang

    My most reached for products this year was the smashbox primerizer. Was a new release but it’s good. Also got into the nars velvet skin tint (Alaska) from reading one of your blogspot. My everyday foundation 🙂
    Other products which were good this year included Mac mineralise blush in warm soul (Patrick Ta used this a lot on his clients), velour lashes in serendipity and nars radiant creamy concealer in vanilla (on my third tube)
    Man this year has gone by quick

  • bida

    I REALLY want to try the nude dip eye shadow by Tom Ford! How did I miss this one?! I finally got on board with the RMS living luminizer and it works great for me.

  • my absolute favorite style of post! my favorites this year were first aid beauty coconut primer, hourglass bronzer in diffused bronze light, covergirl last blast volume mascara, jordan samuel hydrate serum, and frank body glow mask. thank you for offering this beautiful giveaway – i am absolutely dying to get my hands on the tom ford nude dip palette but certainly can’t afford it! xoxo

  • Andrea Lurie

    This year I tried some new brands for the first time – MAC lipsticks I am in love with, NARS concealer and TARTE highlighter palette

  • Edhilvia Campos

    Beautiful selection, thanks for sharing

  • Jane Ahoy

    love to read your blog!

  • joan

    My top 5:
    It Cosmetics CC Cream
    Becca blush (I think my shade is flowerchild?)
    Chanel brow pencil
    Charlotte Tilbury lip cheat pencil in iconic nude (not pillow talk!)
    Marc Jacobs velvet noir mascara

  • Megan Harrington

    what an amazing list! 🙂 my top five are lancome monsieur big mascara, YSL rouge volupte shine oil in stick (not from 2017) but it’s my favorite glossier lipstick formula ever and the color #23 is the perfect pinky nude for me, it cosmetics CC cream was my number one used base, nars soft matte complete concealer, and the charlotte tilbury look in a palette is my most used makeup product of all time (i’m almost finished with some pans and that’s saying a lot!!).

  • Ning Shahirah Alfrink

    My top 5 are
    1. Tom ford liquid liner in Deeper
    2. Chanel coco shine in Boy
    3. Tom ford cream shadow in Spice
    4. Charlotte Tilbury face palette in Beauty Glow
    5. By Terry palette in Savannah Love

  • Tanya N

    My top 5:
    YSL vinyl cream stain
    Smashbox Always Sharp eyeliner
    Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Amethyst
    Laura Mercier Candleglow
    Nars Velvet Matte Lip in Walkyrie
    Your swatches are always so helpful to me, as I’ve got similar coloring!

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  • Justine R

    A lot of my top makeup items were recommendations from this blog!

    Becca Chrissy Teigen Palette
    Colourpop Fem Rosa She Palette
    Surratt Foundation Wand
    Givenchy Le Rouge in Framboise Velours
    BITE Multistick in Mauvember

  • Top 5 for this year are the Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in Natural 05 by bareMinerals, the Little Black Primer by Estee Lauder, the Giorgio Armani Eye & Brow Maestro gel in medium brown, the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light, and Murumuru Butter Bronzer in LIght by Physician’s Formula. Happy New Year!

  • Елена Маскина

    My top 5:
    Nars velvet lip glide
    Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer
    Colourpop Super Shock blush
    Colourpop Super Shock shadow
    Thank you for giveaway!

  • Lyse Davitt

    Thanks so much for the suggestions for the MAC lipglasses. I missed out on both the NM ones so I’ll check these out.

  • Laura Covarrubias

    My picks:
    *Lancome monsieur Big mascara
    *Charlotte Tilbury wonder glow
    *Bobbi Brown por Rouge in pretty powerful
    *Nars soft martes complete concelear un custard
    *Laura Mercier creme eyeliner un espresso

  • Mary

    My top 5 this year are:
    -Charlotte Tilbury beauty face palette
    -smash box liquid lipsticks
    -Nars Man Ray eyeshadow palette
    -Marc Jacobs coconut bronzer
    -Charlotte Tilbury rock and kol liner

    Love your blog! I’ve ended up getting so many things that you recommend…you really know your stuff!! xoxo

  • Federica

    My top 5 makeup picks of 2017 are the Nars radiant creamy concealer, Estée Lauder Double wear foundation, Benefit Rockateur Blush, Lancome mr. Big mascara and Ysl Tint-In-Balm!
    Can’t wait to see your best skincare picks of 2017! Happy New Year! xx

  • HiHelloNikki

    My picks:
    NARS Audacious in Linda
    Bite Amuse Bouche in Maple
    Becca blush in Songbird
    Coloured Raine eyeshadow, singles
    KissMe heroine make long and curl mascara

  • Nicole Pazmino

    My top 5 products:
    1. It cosmetics CC Cream in medium
    2. Hourglass ambient lighting in Dim light
    3. Laura Geller blush in Pink Grapefruit
    4. Laura Geller highlight in Gillded Honey
    5. Loreal Lash Paradise mascara.

  • Chloe

    Great roundup! I use both of the NARS concealers every day. I was also surprised how much I enjoyed the Becca/Chrissy palette!

  • olivia

    My top picks:
    Nars Velvet Matte Lip in Het Loo
    Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip in Fudg’d
    L’Oreal Lash Paradise
    Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Suspect

  • riverchild27

    Glossier Boy Brow, Laura Mercier Mineral Powder, Tom Ford Frantic Pink Blush, Buxom Lip Polishs/Glosses, and the Lorac Unzipped palette. Not all new products, but loved discoveries for me in 2017.

  • Ohhh a lot of your face/cheek favorites coincide with a lot of things I loved this year.

  • stephanieamccoy

    Love the eye selections, have nearly all of them!

  • Tammy Duong

    My 5 makeup top picks for 2017:
    1. Sisley-Paris Tinted Sunscreen Cream SPF 30
    2. Sisley-Paris So Intense Mascara
    3. Shu Uemura Hard Formula Eyebrow Pencil
    4. Kjear Weis Radiance Highlighter
    5. Kosas Lipstick in Stardust

  • Mia

    Armani Rouge D’Armani n.500 ; Surratt Brow pomade , Rituel De Fille eye soots ( Half Light and Golden age ), Suqqu Glow loose powder and SUM37 baked essence BB 🙂 Didn’t really dig into new things too much :/

  • Deborah Hayes

    Burt’s Bees lipgloss in “Starry Night”, NARS eyeliner Stylo, Tarte blush, ELF Rose Gold eyeshadow, Tarte concealer.

  • Maureen

    Top picks for me: 1) ABH modern renaissance palette, 2) Charlotte Tillbury Natural Beauty Face Palette – great for travel, 3) Becca blush in Camellia, 4) ABH brow pomade, 5) Dior Precious Rocks Palette in Ruby

  • Toby

    i love your roundups

  • Katie Schumacher

    Most are just new to me vs. new in 2017, but here are my top 5:
    1) Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Foundation
    2) Physicians Plus Butter Bronzer
    3) Too Faced shadow Insuramce Eye Primer
    4) Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil
    5) Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylos in Activist and Creator

  • Rinrada Rodkaew

    my top 5 beauty picks this year :
    1. YSL all hours foundation
    2. Glossier cloud paint
    3. Bobbi Brown crushed lip color
    4. Marc Jacob dew drops coconut gel highlighter
    5. Majolica Majorca Lash King mascara

  • Jenny Chang

    2017 top 5:
    1) Narsissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette 2) Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher in Grapefruit Jelly 3) Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Walkyrie (not new but new to me this year!) 4) Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara 5) Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in custard – why did I not try this before???

  • redbaronsg

    Great roundup! I’ve tried lots of stuff thanks to you – I’ll need to try the L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara!

  • My favorite products for this year have to be :
    1. NARS lip pigments
    2. YSL liquid Matte lip stain
    3. NARS larger than life longwear eyeliner
    4. IT Cosmetics CC Cream
    5. Bobbi Brown long wear cream shadow stick

  • Jane S

    1. Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Foundation
    2. Shiseido Inkstroke Eyeliner
    3. YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain
    4. Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer in 001
    5. Etude House Cookie Blusher

  • My 2017 Beauty Faves:
    1. Pat McGrath Luxe Trance lipstick in Profumo
    2. Tom Ford Flamingo lipstick
    3. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Between The Sheets
    4. Benefit Precisely My Brow in Medium 03
    5. Dior Skin Forever foundation

  • Karen E Young

    So everyone is doing a Top 5 huh? Ok, I’ll join in: my top 5 for 2017:
    1. Becca Sunlit Bronzer in Bali Sands used as an all over powder
    2. Nars soft matte concealer in Vanilla
    3. Lancôme Monsieur Big mascara
    4. Bobbi Brown Crushed lip colors – various
    5. Pat McGrath Labs Love Trance lipstick in Sorry not Sorry.

  • Elizabeth Davies

    Tom Ford Waterfroof Foundation was my best find of 2017 based on your recommendation!!

  • BE Ka

    I have been loving the anastasia beverly hills individual eyeshadows and l’oreal lash paradise.

  • Tara C

    My top five this year were Tsubaki Beauty Oil, Hourglass nude bronzer, Hourglass euphoric fusion blush, Urban Decay venom lipstick and a new set of Hakuhodo brushes. Thanks for the draw! Really hoping for that Nude Dip palette. 🙂

  • Shiksa Fashionista

    I really want to try the Pat McGrath lipsticks, I’ve been hearing nothing but good things.

  • Shelby

    I haven’t been drawn in by the Becca bronzers, but I feel like I should take another look at your past recview!

  • My top 5 makeup picks were probably: NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer, Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar palette, Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer, Origins Ginzing Tinted Moisturizer annndd Colourpop Super Shock Cheek in Lunch Money

  • Thank you for another year of wonderful reviews! My favourites include the Nars Soft Matte Concealer, Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk, YSL Rosewood Gang, Mac Fix+ (I can’t believe I waited until this year to try it!), and Marc Jacobs Flesh & Fantasy blush.

  • My favourites for this year are tried and true staples that I hardly deviate from:
    1. La Mer Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation
    2. Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder
    3. L’Oreal Lash Paradaise in Blackest Black Waterproof
    4. Benefit Hoola Bronzer
    5. Cargo Blush in Catalina

  • Amy K

    Narrowing it down to a Top 5 is hard! The Pat McGrath lipsticks, Deborah Lippmann nail polish in Black Magic Woman, Burberry eyeshadow stick in Pale Copper, Charlotte Tilbury cream eyeshadow in Marie Antionette, and the Tom Ford Soleil palette in Warm.

  • Jessica

    I mostly buy what you recommend, so it’s pretty similar to your list.
    My top 5 makeup picks are: 1) L’Oreal Lash Paradise in Waterproof 2) Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer in 001 3) Charlotte Tilbury Blush in First Love (so amazing and natural) 4) Charlotte Tilbury airbrush powder in medium 2 5) charlotte tilbury lipstick in bitch perfect – the perfect MLBB.

  • Monica Palacios

    Can you do an updated Camera Guide post? Last time you did one was in 2014 and I’m sure you’ve started testing out other cameras and have new techniques. And this time can you also include what studio lighting you use? Thank you so much!

  • I’m obsessed with the Lash Paradise mascara as well…although do feel L’Oreal totally copy catted Too Faced. (Which is allowed, but kinda stinky I guess…?) Anywho. LOVE LOVE! the photos in this post. Happy New Year!

    xoxo – Kelly

  • Khalil Tahrer

    After constantly hearing about your love for the Tom Ford Foundation/Concealer its on my list of top 5:

    1. Tom Ford Foundation/Concealer
    2. Christian Louboutan eyeliner
    3. Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara
    4. Lancôme Mascara Primer
    5. Anastasia Vintage Lip Gloss

  • Summer Bummer

    I am so excited to see your skincare favorites!

    My Top 5 MU products of 2017 were:
    1. Highlight: Charlotte Tilbury liquid highlighter
    2. Blush: Tom Ford Cheek Color in Love Lust
    3. Mascara: Dior Iconic Overcurl (waterproof version)
    4. Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer + Soft Matte Concealer
    5: Lip pencil: Charlotte Tilbury lipliner in pillow talk

  • Anastasiya

    My top 5:
    1. Chanel le volume mascara 2. Armani luminous silk foundation 3. Tom Ford Moodlight Skin Illuminating Powder Duo 4. Naked 1 palette 5. Clarins eclat minute #07
    Thank you for the giveaway, Sabrina <3

  • Glenda

    Hmmmm… Most of your picks I have never had the chance to try! But I do agree with you on the MJ liquid lipstick (have you tried his new formula in crayon form? I’m kinda curious) and Pat Mcgrath’s lipsticks – I’ve been raving about those for quite some time now!

    My favorite discovery this year was Hourglass blushes (not new, I know, but I was late to the party) and for skincare, Vintner Daughter.

    Hope you had a very merry Christmas, and happy New year!

  • Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    1. Bourjois Volume Reveal mascara
    2. Laura Mercier Baked Highlighter
    3. 100% Pure Lip Butters
    4. Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl Color Enhancing Lipstick
    5. Nars Sheer Glow foundation

  • jessica

    5 fav products from this year,
    Mac strobe cream in goldlites
    Tarte shapetape in light neutral
    Back to loving Mac fix plus esp the limited edition scents **love**
    Milk makeup cream bronzer
    Too faced sweetheart bronzer
    One extra product: nude lipliner, Chanel rose poudre, or Charlotte tilbury pillowtalk, Marc Jacobs the rosey pink shade to line the lips and then topped with bites agave lip mask on top

  • Kristen Hlozek

    Great picks!
    My top for 2017:
    1. Diorshow Mascara
    2. Belif Aquabomb moisturizer
    3. Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light
    4. YSL Rouge Volupte Oil-in-Stick Lipstick in Beige Blouse
    5. Fresh Lip Balm in Honey

  • satelliteoflove

    Man, I love the year end round up! Except…now I think I may HAVE to try the Pat McGrath lipstick. Beautiful Creature had been calling to me.

  • Sandy D

    Love the Cover FX Custom enhancing drops. i use it as a highlighter and boy does it highlight. Happy New Year!

  • Daisy

    So generous of you! My fav has been the Chanel Quad Road movie combined with Chanel cream eyeshadow noir petrole.
    Happy new year!

  • MBAMommy

    Fav makeup items this year include:
    1. Urban Decay weightless ultra definition liquid foundation
    2. Laura Mercier Matte Radiance highlighter
    3. Laura Mercier candleglow finishing powder
    4. Covergirl lash blash volumizing mascara (original orange tube!)
    5. Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Trio palette


  • Valerie Manke

    Deborah Lippmann nail polish
    Cargo blush
    NARS lip gloss
    Diorshow mascara
    YSL touch eclat

  • nic

    Pat McGrath lipsticks, lip and eye liners have been my absolute favorites. Also discovered By Terry Blackstar shadows and the tinted balms! And Marc Jacobs Truth or Bare in Liquid Lip.

  • Megan

    Some of my favorites from the past year have been Viseart theory and Marc Jacobs palettes (the new reformulated ones), Dior nude air luminizers, Surratt blushes, Make Up For Ever HD concealer, and Armani foundations (Luminous Silk plus Maestro Glow together). I can’t believe I haven’t bought Nude Dip yet.

  • Nicole Godbey

    Beauty picks: diorskin nude air luminizer, nars velvet matte skin tint, laura mercier candlelight powder, laura mercier kohl eye pencil in brown copper, marc jacobs matte eyeliner in brownie – all new to me this year and I love them all!

  • Swingtime

    Super review! I always bookmark it for future reference. It’s better than any magazine’s best of beauty. I found MJ Slow Burn, Laura Mercier Candleglow Perfecting Powder, and several other new staples this year, and snapped up a few LE items I love thanks to you and the blog. Looking forward to the new year of TBLB!

  • Catherine Shi

    I love seeing your end of the year roundups! What a beautiful list! It’s so hard to pick only 5 but I think mine are:
    1. Burberry Kisses lipstick
    2. Armani Eye Tints (new to me, I think I wore flannel half the days in 2017)
    3. Fenty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte foundation (matte but not flat or drying sunscreen free foundation in a perfect color match?! Thank you Rihanna ❤️)
    4. Glossier Cloud Paint
    5. Colourpop Super Shock eyeshadows (so fun! the holiday duochromes are my favorite)

    And if I can add an honorable mention – I know I’m way late to the game but of all the highlighters I got this year, Becca’s are 💫

  • aadhj87

    My top 5 makeup products from the year: 1. L’Oréal Pro Matte Foundation – I love this formula so much. It’s easy to apply, looks great on my skin, lasts all day…only negative is the shade selection. The lightest is too pink and the second lightest is too dark for me. I make it work though. 2. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush “Exposed” – oh, boy was I late to this! Perfect blush color and formula for me. I have reached for it almost every time I wear blush! 3. Urban Decay “Sidecare” eyeshadow – technically this is in my Naked 1 palette, but I don’t want to count the whole palette as a favorite, just this eyeshadow. It does have some fallout, but I wet my brush to minimize. This shade is gorgeous all over the lid and blended into the crease. It’s perfect for an easy look that still makes me look put together. 4. Dior Diorshow Mascara – I have always been the type of person that thought high end mascaras were not worth the price until I tried this one! One coat and my lashes look natural, but lifted and fuller. Two coats and my lashes still look natural, but INCREDIBLE. Holy grail for sure. 5. Essence Pure Nude highlight – technically I didn’t discover this in 2017, but it was my favorite highlighter for the year. I reached for it the most because it was so natural looking, but also incredibly beautiful. I got compliments every time I wore this.

  • teadivamuse

    Still have yet to take the plunge for the TF quads but this post may send me there.

  • Maxine Thao

    Love your blog!

    Top 5 for this year:
    1. Eyeko mascara-Sport
    2. Benetint Cha Cha
    3. Benebalm-the red one
    4. Tom Ford Nude Dip
    5. All Chanel highlighters

  • Jennifer Ryder

    Tried & True: 1. Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Classico mascara 2. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. 3. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat.
    New this year: 4. Becca Sunlit Bronzer in Capri Coast. 5. Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo in Seeker.

  • Amanda Jimenez

    Nice roundup! My five picks are Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer, IT Cosmetics CC Cream, Marc Jacobs Air Blush, Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette and the Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil. The new additions were the primer and cc cream. The combo makes my base look so good! Another mention would be the Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Gel Highlighter.

  • Your picks are always so spot on. It’s been a while since I owned NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer and you reminded me that I should get it again!

    My top 5: 1. Oribe Texturizing Spray. 2. Burberry Earthy Glow blush for an everyday natural contour. 3. Chanel Elegance blush. 4. NARS Apoline audacious lipstick. 5. RMS Master Mixer!

  • Katie T

    Amazing picks, as always. My top 5 for 2017 have to be the Marc Jacobs velvet noir mascara, Charlotte Tilbury pillow talk lip liner, Nars radiant tinted moisturizer, Bobbi Brown nectar blush, and the Hourglass brow pencil in soft brunette. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Jessica

    Love all the products!
    My top 5 would be:
    Tom Ford Traceless Foundation
    Cle De Peau concealer
    Tom Ford Shimmer shot (the pink one)
    Dollywink liquid eyeliner
    Chanel Tiss Rivoli

  • Anna

    Oh my god! You always help to find HG products! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • murphmeister

    my top 5 this year are: ysl volupte tint in oil in cherry, bobbi brown nude tinted moisturizer, bobbi brown pot rouge pale pink, estee lauder the illuminator primer + finisher, bobbi brown natural brow shaper in blonde

  • Liz

    Nude dip is one of my favorite quads too! I really loved the Tom Ford singles this year!

  • Millie

    I always love your suggestions and reviews! Woo thanks for doing a giveaway 😍

  • bobekecske

    I kee eyeing that Chanel City Lights palette (still see it in a few stores here), but I have Poesie and Tisse Rivoli, (both which I adore), so I can’t justify… But I did get another limited one, from the Spring collection I think – it had different enough colours. 🙂 i really enjoy these new formulations, didn’t care soo much for the old European baked versions we used to get here.
    Happy New Year!

  • Gail A

    The Holiday Red Chanel lipstick in No. 4, Chanel les beiges eyeshadow, MAC whisper of gilt,MAC single eyeshadow in Amber Lights and MAC single eyeshadow in Soft Brown. THanks for the giveaway

  • Lydia Jones

    Hi Sabrina!! My top five makeup must haves were, Chanel Rouge Allure in #102 Palpitante, Lancome Renergie lift makeup in #420 Bisque, MAC Kabuki Magic Shining Hour eye palette, Urban Decay Eyeliner in ZERO, and the Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in #85 Mirifique. Thank You!!

  • Anne Capitant

    Top 5 Makeup Picks of the Year:
    1. NARS Soft Matte Concealer (their Radiant Creamy Concealer is a close second though)
    2. Glossier Cloud Paints
    3. Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette (oldie but a goodie)
    4. Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize in Bette
    5. Estee Lauder X Victoria Beckham Modern Mercury Highlighter

  • Daisy797

    My Top 5:
    1. NARS Soft Matte Concealer
    2. RMS Un-Cover Up
    3. Natasha Denona Eyeshadows
    4. Marc Jacobs new palettes, scandalust and glambition
    5. Estee Lauder X Victoria Beckham Modern Mercury Highlighter

  • Bojana

    Max Factor translucent loose powder, maybelline lash sensational and master strobing stick, deborah daily dream foundation i loreal true match foundation. I also liked very much artdeco powder foundation spf 50. Those are all old products, except of artdeco, but I was not into makeup for years and 2017. opened this wonderful new world to me so all of those products I mentioned are new to me. All the best in 2018! <3

  • Such great favorites! Nude Dip was definitely one of mine. I don’t think I’ve worn my Hourglass Confession lipsticks enough but their formula is divine, and I’m sure it’ll make it in next year!

  • AE

    I always follow your recommendations and I will be adding some of your favourites to my next purchase. Thank you 🌸

  • Leticia

    Great post! My top 5 products are: NYX Precision Brow Pencil, MAC Prolongwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation, Lancombe Monsieur Big mascara, MAC Prolongwear Concealer and MAC Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden.

  • Marina

    Thank you for all your work this year Sabrina, really appreciate. I always read your reviews before buying anything. I have followed your review and bought Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Tint (I also prefer nr 30 like you) and retractable brush and very happy 🙂

  • Kathy C

    Happy New Year. My top five was the Laura Mercier artist eye palette, Marc jacobs slow burn lipstick, Marc Jacobs flesh and fantasy blush, Coty airspun loose powder and urban decay naked concealer

  • Sara Junya

    Sabrina – thank you for all your hard work — you are my #1 resource for what I should try that is new! My favorites: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Macadamia, Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Cream, Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color in Lilac, Essie Topless and Barefoot, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Bourbon.

  • Dana Ladd

    top 5 makeup:
    1. Nars Fox Dancer Mini Multiple Coffret
    2. Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder
    3. Marc Jacobs Highliners
    4. Giorgio Armani Maestro Sclupting Power Brush
    5. Benefit Hoola Bronzer

  • Sheri

    Thank you for the great blog. I love your posts. Happy New Year!

  • inkchick

    My favorites have been the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette, Dior Precious Rocks Eyeshadow palette, L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara (oh do we agree there), Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Woolf, and Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss in Caviar. Happy New Year to you! Looking forward to more terrific content from you in 2018!

  • lisamhampton

    Top 5:
    Missha line friends tension blusher, shu uemura eye brow pencil, labiotte wine lip tint, makeup forever aqua xl eye pencil, and topshop glow pot

  • Lara Al Harthi

    I absolutely love your reviews! My top five make up picks for the year were:
    1) Christian Louboutin velvet matte in Rococette.
    2) Lancôme Grandiose mascara.
    3) Dior Nude Air foundations.
    3) Becca pressed highlighter in Rose gold.
    4) Kat Von D ink liner in Trooper.
    5) and Huda Beauty matter liquid lipstick in Trophy Wife.
    I could seriously go on and on 😀

  • My favorite type of posts! It’s hard to choose lip favorites for me as I sometimes feel like too many are good and they are too different to compare. My favorite bronzer is the one from filmstar palette Charlotte Tilbury and my absolutely favorite blush is Max Factor Nude Mauve. I got Houglass Mood exposure with a hope it will be the fancy version of Nude mauve but it turns so different on skin. It turns coral instead of mauvie natural looking shade and I read it looks coral on lots of people. So while the blush is good it’s a bit disappointing as shade changes on skin so much:/

  • AB

    1) Stellar Illuminating Powder
    2) Albeit Blush Stick
    3) Tom Ford Highlighting Palette
    4) Le Metier de Beaute Beautyprofessor shade lipstick (my favorite)
    5) Le Metier de Beaute Afterglow foundation

  • polarbelle

    There were so many game changers this year. Sculpt & Strobe palette by Pixi X MaryAmNYC, model’s Own highlighter in, ugh I always forget the name, but it’s Like Desert Sand I think, seems stupid that I can’t remember the name because it’s my favorite highlighter of the year. Kat Von D’s new Tattoo Lock It Concealer, Pixi lip pencils, and Buxom Plumpliners lip liners. If any of my followers read this, now you won’t need to watch my video, lol

    • polarbelle

      I really enjoy reading everyone’s answers

  • peepjr

    My absolute favorite lipsticks have been Charlotte Tilbury. Love!

  • Audrie Cartier

    I appreciate this great round up of your favourite! I never heard of L’Oréal lash paradise. Looks like I’ll be heading to the drug store shortly to find this!

  • msh111

    My five favs were the Dior Luminizer 001 (on your recommendation), Burberry Glow Wet/Dry eyeshadow in Nude, Marc Jacobs liquid eyeliner in Blaquer, MAC Studio Fix Plus (another great recommendation from Ms Sabrina & the YSL Vinyl Lipstick in Burgundy Vibes.
    Looking forward to 2018 & new BeautyLookBook reviews! Happy New Year!

  • roxymisha

    A beautiful curated collection of makeup. If only one could stick to these! Happy New Year.

  • Shelia

    Always good to read your favourites! My top 5 beauty products this year were
    1. Hourglass highlighter palette
    2. Giorgio Armani Power Fabric foundation
    3. By Terry Ombre Blackstar
    4. Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita eyeshadow palette
    5. Tom Ford honeymoon eyeshadow palette

  • roxymisha

    My favourites also include some older items: Hourglass ambient lighting palette, Hourglass ambient powder blush in mood exposure, Tom Ford lipsticks from the boys range, Byredo Bal D’Afrique perfume and Portrait of a Lady perfume by Frederick Malle. I wasn’t overly excited by makeup this year which is unusual. I tended to veer towards skincare and perfume.

  • Leann

    Lovely picks

  • Whitney Lau

    My favorites were also the Chrissy teigen palette, feuilles Chanel stylo, my Chanel tweed blush I got in Italy (they said it was a euro exclusive), just got into lipsense this year and fenty beauty face sticks

  • Shilpa Shetty

    My favorite beauty products this year are :
    NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation
    L.A. Girl PRO.conceal HD High Definition Concealer
    Loreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara
    MAC Relentlessly Red Retro Matte Lipstick
    Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact – Rose
    I have not tried many luxury brands, so most of my favorites are drugstore makeup,..

  • SaraS

    Great review _ thanks Sabrina!!

  • Genevieve

    Fantastic selections:
    My favourites from this year are:
    Foundation: Chosungah 22 in Porcelain
    Eyeshadow Palette: Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions and Clarins Natural Palette 03 in Brown – very similar to TF Nude Dip
    Lipsticks: Clarins Joli Rouge Lipsticks in Ginger, Red Terra and Cinnamon Spice and Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide lipsticks in Rustic Red and Bronze Cocoa.
    For Australian readers of this blog – I also love the Nude by Nature BB Creme in porcelain and their Airbrush Primer as well as Natio’s Blush/Highlighter in Sunkissed. Natio’s Golden Eyeshadow palette is pretty good value for under $20Aud. too.

  • Laurie M.

    That’s a tough question, Sabrina! I will say Tom Ford Nude Dip, Armani Luminous Silk foundation, Boy Brow brow gel, Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien (rediscovering an old favourite), and Diorshow mascara. Thanks for all the inspiration this year!

  • Petunia

    My fav makeup picks this year- Chanel Le Volume de Chanel mascara, Armani luminous silk foundation, ByTerry loose powder, Marc Jacobs BoyGorgeous lipstick, and Tata Harper cream blush! thanks for the giveaway!

  • julia

    I love following your blog! The photography is always beautiful and I get terrific idea about colors and shades. Thank you and happy new year!

  • gabriella_remik

    My favorite pick of this year Pixie Glow tonic.

  • Sarah Burrows

    Excellent choices not tried the fx range yet, it’s on my ever growing list !

  • I never tried Tom Ford, Hourglass or Marc Jacobs and would really like to! <3

  • BooBooNinja

    My favourite makeup picks are: L’Oreal Lash Paradise Waterproof mascara (I have similar lashes to yours), Laura Mercier Lip Parfait in Velvet Red, MAC Tendertalk in Side Dish (from Haute Look), Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser, and MAC F&B.

  • Christin Pastewka

    You have awesome favs there.
    Some of my favorites of the year were:
    1. Missha Perfect Cover BB in #23
    2. L’Oréal Lash Paradise Mascara
    3. Mac Hot Tahiti
    4. L’Oréal Glam Beige Powder
    5. ABH Dip Brow in dark brown

  • Erin Russell

    The photo is just beautiful! I love the Becca highlighters, and the Hourglass lipsticks, your Tom Ford goodies looks so so good!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  • Sue Braggins

    Love your posts, your photography is always wonderful.
    My favorites include Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks, Tarte Shape Tape and Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush and Becca Opal Highligter

  • Ally

    It’s hard to pick my favourites of the year, but here goes:
    1) Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette
    2) Viseart Amethyst Theory
    3) Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma
    4) Chantecaille Luster Glide Silk Eyeliner
    5) Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer

  • Samantha Irene

    great picks! I’m enjoying the lash paradise as well…

    My top 5 is tricky as I didn’t buy huge amounts, mainly just repeats and a few rather pricy items..

    1.Pat McGrath Mother Ship Subliminal palette – best neutral shade ever and fun shades too.
    2.Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 everything kit – LOVE the cream eyeshadows
    3.Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Diamond Dust – its just so sparkly.
    4.LipStick Queen matte lip gloss in Honest Politician (not new to the world, but new to me and it’s great as blush too and I love a cream product)
    5.and… L’Oreal Miss Baby Roll Mascara, it doesn’t seem to budge, holds a curl a little even though it isn’t waterproof and it’s pretty easy to remove… where some of my other mascaras feel like they need a few goes…. it’s a little clumpish – but I kind of like that so it works for me!

  • Kaja Elisabeth Budd Hytland

    Nude Dip is one of my all time favourite quads too. I’ve barely worn any make-up this year, but newly discovered favs include Glossier Cloud Paint, Charlotte Tilbury kohl eyeliner and the Burberry brow stylo.

  • GraceMonaco

    My top 5 for 2017 in make up are: (1) Sania’s Brow Pencil in Blonde (if you’re ever in NY try and get to her brow bar. She and her daughters are amazing. No wax or threading – tweezing only); (2) Dior Luminizer in 001 per your blog post; (3) Clarins Long Wear Foundation in Honey or Wheat during Florida’s humid summers; (4) L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara; (5) By Terry Cream Glow-Expert Duo Stick in Peach Petal.

  • NACK

    Thank you for the 2017 amazing wrap up post
    I always appreciate your blog – the beautiful photos and how you give detailed bits and all that!
    Your effort shows and it gives me the urge to catch up with new launches more often 🙂

    My top picks for 2017:
    1) Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray – living in hot and humid country like Thailand makes it the priority!
    2) Burberry Eye Color Contour in Pale Copper (+ together with their pale barley shadow takes me no time to achieve the easy yet gorgeous eye look ever!)
    3) Giorgio Armani Power Fabric in #2 – the lasting power is amazing
    4) Cle de Peau Beaute Luminizing Face Enhancer #15 – my most loved highlighter ever!
    5) Chanel Rouge Allure Ink in 140 Amoureux – comfy matte lip for everyday use

  • Top makeup favs: Su:m 37 sun cooling cushion, chica y chico concealer, 3CE x Barbapapa palette, Etude house lipstick in BE109, VS plumping gloss

  • Diana DelRio

    Fingers crossed on this giveaway! Thanks for always being so gracious!


  • J Lee

    Appreciate you taking the time to narrow down what must be a huge list of favorites from throughout the year. I tried the Lash Paradise on your recommendation and am also loving it. Thanks, Sabrina!

  • My favorites of the year were: the Nars Soft Matte Concealer, Benefit Roller Lash, Anastasia Brow Powder, Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette, and Urban Decay All Nighter!

  • Effie Wong

    Thank you for the year end round up! My five favorites are – Mac Velvet Teddy, the Ordinary coverage foundation, Becca champagne highlighter, Hourglass Ambient powder and Charlotte Tilbury bronze and glow

  • Laura Schmaltz

    Probably my favorite lip find this year is the Fenty gloss Bomb – it smells like jello to me, has a subtle color and shine, and does a great job moisturizing my lips. What more could I ask for? 😀

  • Meghan M

    Thank you for a great post! My top 5 picks this year are–Urban Decay’s eye shadow primer, IT cosmetics cc cream, and Mark Jacobs coconut dew drops, coconut primer, and coconut spray setting mist.

  • AmyB

    I love your reviews!

    My finds of the year:

    La Mer Soft Fluid Foundation
    NARS Amour Blush
    Viseart Minx Palette
    NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
    LM Matte Radiance Highlighter

  • Ingrid Neubarth

    Wonderful review as always, thanks!

  • Linda S.

    Thank you for another year of great makeup recommendations!

  • Pat Mcgrath everything- LuxeTrance, MatteTrance, lip liners, and the eye palettes- even though they’re so vibrant and slightly out of my comfort zone.

    Dior Lacquer Sticks

    Tom Ford shade extension colors Wicked Ways, Discretion, and Night Mauve

    Favorite foundation is still Koh Gen Do Aqua…I do like the Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation and Concealer though, and I’ve worn it swimming and it is indeed waterproof

    Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder fall collection- the Eye Foils and Java Sun bronzer especially!

  • Anna

    My top 5 beauty picks of the year are By Terry Compact-Expert Dual Powder (I found out about this brand from your blog), Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil, Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, Lancome Juicy Tubes Lipgloss and Essie Muchi Muchi nail polish.

  • My favorites were Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb (a sheerer version of my long discontinued fave Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss #70 Attirance), Clinique Cheek Pop in Nude Pop (perfect for a no-fail but glowy look), Ulta Brow Tint in Deep (this year was the year I let go of fussing about my brows a little bit), ELF Smudge Pot in Cruisin’ Chic (a total dupe for Tom Ford Cream Color in Platinum – I own both and reach for the ELF way more – such an easy one shadow look), and Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara.

  • Nicole

    My top 5 makeup picks are: the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, KissMe Heroine Make Eyeliner , SK-II Atmosphere CC Cream, Heavy Rotation eyebrow mascara, and YSL’s Touche Eclat Blur Primer

  • Catherine Climaco

    Too faced prismatic highlighter in Ray of Light
    It cosmetics cc cream
    Glossier Boy Brow
    Too faced natural love palette
    Hourglass Girl Lip Stylos ( I loved them so much I went a little crazy and bought several: Dreamer, Creator, Liberators, Seeker and Believer) also your swatches of that lip stylos were awesome and got me on to them.

  • tomi1999

    Good taste as usual. My most favourites this year were makeup Sisley phyto teint eclat, powder Hourglass dim light, eyeshadow H&M act your beige, Chanel Illusion d’ombre memoire, Chanel rouge coco shine confident and Dior lip glow 006 Berry

  • The Becca Sunlit Bronzers and Diorskin Nude Air Luminizers have been some of my favourite products of the year too! The bronzer in ‘Bali Sands’ is perfect for my fair skin, and I adore the luminizer in ‘001’!

    Pumpkin Lemonade

  • Fernanda Turri Braga

    Lovely products! I really want to try the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in 2018 🙂

  • Bojana

    My favorites were max factor translucent powder, artdeco powder foundation spf 50, Loreal true match foundation, max factor good old 2000cal, maybelline strobing stick. Greetings!

  • SDG

    I love favorites posts. Thank you! My top five this year were: NARS Liquid Blush in Orgasm (new), Chanel eyeshadow quads forever–favorite is Tisse Vendome (tried & true), L’Oreal Telescopic mascara (tried & true), YSL The Mats lipstick in shade 212 (tried & true), Urban Decay Vice lipstick in Anarchy (new to me).

  • Stephanie

    Just got the rose gold cover fx, I love them, they give the prettiest glow!

  • Anna

    Your Best Beauty posts are my favorite of the year!

    Let’s see – my top five from 2017 are (in no particular order):
    – Kevyn Aucoin: The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation
    – Stila: Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
    – Tarte: Park Ave Princess Chisel Palette
    – MAC: Plumful Lipstick
    – Benefit: Gimme Brow

    Thank you for all of your hard work! xx

  • Brandee Norwood

    I would love to try the Tom Ford eyeshadow palettes. Great list!

  • Anna Wang

    Oohh my top beauty products would be Tarte amazonian clay foundation, Mac blush in blushbaby, Loreal lash paradise (high five!), the physicians formula butter bronzer, and any lip balm by lanolips =) The strawberry and lemonaid ones are my fave!

  • Lauren

    Glossier concealer, Glossier Boy Brow, Iman Bronzer, Fenty Beauty gloss bomb, Kiko liquid blush

  • DRTVrMoi

    So much wonderful new finds in 2017: C. Tilbury Cheek to Chic in First Love, By Terry Dual Powder in Rosy Gleam, Bite Beauty

    Mauvember Liquid Lipstick, bareMinerals

    BAREPRO Performance Wear Powder Foundation & Koh Gen Do foundation. Thank you for another wonderful year of insights and reviews. Happiest of new years

  • Katie

    Thanks for the roundup of your favorites, I think you’re my biggest enabler haha. My favorites of this year were Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation, Tarte Shape Tape concealer (OMG, my huge dark circles are finally gone), NARS Narssist Loaded palette (that was completely thanks to you, and I love it), and Lance Monsieur Big mascara.

  • Andreia SPR

    Hello! This year I have tried Dior lipsticks and Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation.

  • Best of Makeup:
    1. ABH Modern Renaissance
    2. Pat McGrath MatteTrance lipsticks
    3. Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lipstick in Dylan
    4. By Terry Ombre Blackstar eyeshadows
    5. Colourpop Supershock shadows

  • KT

    My favorites of the year are probably: Becca Chrissy Tiegen palette (even though I’m considerably fairer than you, it’s so glowy and perfect!), L’oreal Infallible Pro-Glow foundation, Chanel Le Volume (ride or die), ColourPop satin liquid lipstick, and Bite Amuse Bouche lipstick (Verbena is my current favorite).

  • Anne D

    My 2017 discovery was LaMer foundation in Linen. Matches perfectly and the finish is amazing! My other favorites were Armani Luminesse CC Cream, Dior loose powder and Chantecaille lipstick in Bourbon Rose. I am planning on trying the YSL 24 Hour foundation and primer in 2018. Oh, and I have to add that I LOVE By the Fireplace by MMM Replica for discovered fragrance!

  • Sonia

    Nars soft matte concealer (holy grail, no.1 item on my travel packing list), chanel cushion foundation, tom ford honeymoon, suqqu blush and eyeshadows, nars liquid lip in bounce and the new powermatte liquid lip range. I have so many!

  • Rosie Sun

    My top 5 picks:
    1. Tom Ford cream eyeshadow (Disco Dust, Sun Worship & Naked Bronze)
    2. Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita quad
    3. Pat McGrath lipsticks
    4. Mac honeylove
    5. Hourglass ambient blush palette

  • jingorokitty

    My top 5 beauty favorites this year: Fenty Beauty Match-Stix Shimmer SkinStick in Yacht Lyfe and Chili Mango, BareMinerals GenNude and Statement Luxe-Shine lipsticks (love the moisturizing formula), Sephora Make No Mistake Foundation and Concealer Stick (so easy and perfect for my oily combination skin), No7 Beautiful Brow Pencil in Ebony, No7 Stay Perfect Mascara (I can only use tubing mascaras, all regular types smudge on me).

  • Jeanie M.

    My favorites this year were Tom Ford foundation stick, Burberry luminous fluid base and eye shadows, Became lipstick, and Nars blush palette.

  • Heather

    You’re seriously making consider Nude Dip and I’m trying so hard to say I don’t need it.

    I would say my top picks might be… The Tart Tartelette In Bloom, Maybelline Master Bronze Palette and maybe the Estee Lauder Double Wear Light!

  • Jun Okada

    faves include MAC Next to Nothing powder, YSL Glossy Stain, Laura Mercier matte radiance highlighter, Colourpop ultra satin liquid lipstick, and BareMinerals Gen Nude lipstick in Panko.

  • Leann

    I can’t be without Nude Dip either

  • HM

    1. Tom Ford’s Nude Dip
    2. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Cannelle
    3. Estee Lauder High Cover Concealer in Light Warm
    4. Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in Rendez-Vous
    5. Missha Essence Cushion

  • lisa_carbone

    Fenty Gloss Balm
    Tom Ford Loveshade Eye shadow
    BECCA Opal highlighter
    NARS Madly blush
    BECCA X Chrissy Teigen Palette

    Cheers Lisa


  • Jenilee Chan

    Becca x Chrissy Teigen palette, Anastasia Modern Renaissance, Colourpop Frick n Frack, Armani liquid foundation Power Fabric, Hourglass Vanish Stick 🙂

  • Dana Li

    Definitely the Patte McGrath Mattetrance lipsticks, Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Palette, Dior Addict Lip Glow, Kevyn Aucoin contour in Medium, and Dior Fusion Mono eyeshadow in Meteore 🙂

  • Daphney Degand

    Thanks for this roundup! I love it! And your photos are always perfect.
    My top 5 makeup products for 2017 would be: FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt’r Soft Matte foundation, L’OREAL Lash Paradise mascara, MARC JACOBS The Wild One eyeshadow palette, LAURA MERCIER Translucent Loose Setting Powder in the new shade Medium Deep, and TOO FACED Better Than Sex mascara.

  • I looooooove Marc Jacobs Slow Burn, too! I use the matte version and it looks so good.

    I also love Becca Champagne Pop for highlighter, RCMA no color powder for setting powder, Diorshow Brow Styler (so easy to use and stays forever!), and MAC Let’s Skate paint pot (discontinued, so sad)

  • cpbebe

    Chanel Road Movie quad, Chanel Le Volume mascara in Noir, Chanel Coco Codes blush palette, Chanel Codes subtils quad, and Rouge Coco Shine in Noir Moderne were my favorite discoveries this year.

  • Katrin Bartas

    My top 5 beauty picks are: Charlotte Tilbury Face Powder, YSL Babydoll Mascara, Persona Cosmetics eyeshadow palette, Burberry Blush in Nude #2, and Tom Ford Bronzer in Gold Dust! Thanks for the beautiful round up! I’m now on the hunt for the OPI nail polish 🙂

  • Amanda T.

    I swear my Sephora cart gets bigger every time I read one of your posts. It’s so nice to find someone that loves all the same mauve and berry lip colors that I do 🙂

    This year’s favorites:
    – YSL tint in oil stick lipstick in Beige Blouse 47
    – Dior Berry Glow lipstick/chapstick
    – Milk Blur Stick (goodbye pores!)
    – Mario Badescu lavender facial spray
    – Chanel velvet allure lipstick in La Raffinee