2017 Beauty Review

Top 10 beauty products of 2017!

   

 

 

Being a hair and makeup artist I hear a lot about new products that are all the rage, and of course, I always give in to trying as many as I can. While some live up to their hype a lot fall short and I end up only using them a few times. Here are some that exceeded my expectations this year and have become staples in both my professional kit and my personal makeup routine.

 
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It Cosmetics CC cream

When I finally tried this I was so impressed with the coverage it offers and the natural yet flawless finish. I have been using it instead of foundation since it doesn't clog pores and is so easy to apply, I just use my fingers. 

 
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Tarte Shape Tape

By now everyone has heard about shape tape and how it is one of the best concealers on the market. I love how a little goes a long way and you don't need that much powder, it doesn't budge once its set. I literally use half the amount compared to my usual concealer. 

 
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Models Own contour stick

I found this at Ulta only to find out that this brand is exclusive to Ulta. I love this product because the color works with so many different skin tones and is on the warmer side to create a sunkissed glow. The creamy formula is even easy to apply in a stick form.

 
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Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge

I was only using beauty blenders before I found this sponge. At first, I wasn't in love with it but after a few uses it got softer and is now my official makeup sponge. Make sure it's damp before you use it. 

 
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NYX Micro brow pencil

This is by far the best brow pencil for the price! One end is a small twist up pencil for precise brow sketching and one end is a brush so you can create a natural look. My favorite color is ash brown which works on a lot of people. 

 
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Charlotte Tilbury lip cheat in pillow talk

My friends had a Charlotte Tilbury event at their makeup studio and which was what first led me to try the brand. This lip pencil is such an amazing formula and the name "lip cheat" is because you can completely reshape your lips with it. Pillow talk is the perfect color for any nude look. 

 
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Hot Lips in Kim K W 

Charlotte Tilbury got me again with this amazing nude lipstick, the name alone says it all. The formula, the finish, everything combined makes this the perfect nude. This has been my favorite everyday lip color since I tried it. This and the pillow talk lip cheat is a killer combo. 

 
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Alexa Persico The Jessie Palette

Alexa Persico is one of my favorite brands that I just discovered last year. When they came out with this palette I had to get it since these are my favorite colors to work with. I love Jessie James Decker's makeup so this was definitely something I had to get my hands on. 

 
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Urban Decay all nighter setting spray 

Ever wish your makeup could last all day and night? Well, it actually can with this product! I have super oily skin that just eats my makeup away. I spray this twice before I apply my makeup and twice after and it works wonders. 

 
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Amika leave in cream

I recommend that everyone uses some kind of leave in conditioner or oil in damp hair just to help keep it healthy. On my own hair, this is the only product I use and I can definitely see a difference in the appearance and feel of my hair. Plus it lasts forever and has an amazing smell. 

Jackie Romero