2017 Favourite Makeup Discoveries

Originally Posted on December 17th, 2017


2017 started off slow for new makeup purchases. Nearing the end – is a different story.

Here are my favourite new makeup discoveries of 2017!
(Starting Top right going Clockwise):

Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder – I don’t use powder very often, unless I’m using a super oil infused, extra dewy makeup. If so, I only powder in my T-zone, around my nose and chin. This formula is beautiful! So finely milled, talc free (!), and diffuses light to blur and smooth your complexion. It’s translucent and won’t leave your skin dry, chalky or cakey.

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim/High Intensity Lipstick in I’ve Been – First, I’m a sucker for good packaging. This resembles those long, “elegant”, feminine cigarette holders from time’s past. Except this is the closest I’ll ever come to a cigarette. The texture is creamy, smooth and semi-hydrating. It’s got great long wear too. The colour is right up my alley: Medium toned, warm, bricky-redish/brown undertones. My favourite lip colour of the year!

BITE Beauty Agave Lipmask in Champagne – Whoooooooa, this stuff is unreal. Loaded full of naturally moisturizing ingredients like Jojoba Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Shea Butter and Bees Wax. I wear it alone for a clean, hydrated look. Or under any lip colour for extra moisture and to sheer out the colour of choice.

Sephora Collection PRO Airbrush concealer Brush – I’m not sure why, but I’d always “brushed off” Sephora Collection Brushes. That is, until I started market training at Sephora and got the chance to actually play with them. The PRO collection in particular is beautiful. This brush is perfect if you don’t want a full face of foundation, but to lightly conceal certain areas and make sure all edges are buffed out. Very soft and gentle for the under-eye area as well.

Glossier Cloud Paint in Beam – Believe the hype. The Glossier Cloud Paints are so dreamy. They’re a gel-cream consistency, highly pigmented and very easy to use. They’re great all year round but I’m really enjoying them this winter as my cheeks always tend to get a bit dry. Cloud paint is dewy and doesn’t sit awkwardly in dry patches like powders do. 10/10

Glossier Boy Brow in Medium – Everyone should have a good tinted brow product. This is a creamy wax texture that grooms, fills in and sets. All in one. It isn’t too liquidy and doesn’t get stiff or flake after application. It has a tiny brush applicator that allows you to create little hair-like strokes if you need some extra help filling in patches.

Becca Light Chaser Highlighter in Opal flashes Jade – Becca is pretty renown for highlighters and dewy skin. This product is so fun and versatile. It’s a powder highlight with Opal/Pearlescent Base with flashes of Jade (A green, rose-gold iridescence). I enjoy this product all over my eyelids, on my cheekbone and even my lips. Maybe not all at the same time, but whatever you fancy! I like to spray my brush with Mac Fix+ to get an extra glimmery sheen.

Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid in G15 (Cosmic) – Such a lovely foundation. It’s super lightweight, has medium-buildable coverage but will never really look like makeup. It looks like skin! It’s ultra dewy because of the Argan Oil, but so hydrating. Great for dryer skin. BONUS, the shade G15 is my perfect shade match! YIPPEE

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Super Concealer – I’m very impressed with this product. I always love finding concealer that is dewy, good coverage, buildable and that I don’t always have to set – especially under the eyes. I hate powder under my eyes. If you don’t want a face full of foundation, this looks beautiful on it’s own as well.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid in SIN – I got this little sample at Sephora and I’ve been enjoying it! It’s a very slight, natural glow. It isn’t too shimmery or have those big chunky glitter particles like lots of highlights do. The liquid consistency is very easy to work with. It’s pretty fool proof, especially if you’re new to highlight.

That’s a wrap!
Thanks for reading!
Gina xoxo