I have found a lot of products this year that I really love and can't imagine not having in my collection. I won't be limiting myself to products that came out this year as I don't purchase a lot of things before spending time thinking whether or not it would add value to my everyday life. So, this is a list of the best products I have tried this year.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance
I did a one month one palette using Modern Renaissance this autumn and I really came to love this palette. When I originally bought it I just want some pink and orange neutrals but this palette took me out of my comfort zone ever so slightly but still leant more on the neutral side so I see know why so many people love it so much. It has mainly mattes which is typically what I like in a palette as I have slightly hooded eyes so I use more matte shades than shimmers in my eyeshadow looks. It is very blendable and I have created some really nice looks using it. If you're still one of the few that hasn't tried it and you like the colour story, this is definitely worth the money!
Too Faced Glitter Glue
This product was one of the purchases that wasn't the most fun to make but has added so much to my collection. I know use more shimmer and glittery shadows without worrying too much about fallout (it still happens just a lot less than before). I think this is an excellent staple in anyones makeup collection as it really does make a difference in the staying power of more glittery eyeshadows.
Benefit Precisely My Brow in shade 2.5
I have struggles for a while to find a brow pencil that actually matches my hair. I don't think my hair and brow colour are that unique but for some reason, I kept on buying brow colours that were too warm or too dark, I could never quite find the right balance. This shade is pretty much perfect more me and I'm so glad I have it! It's also very easy to use as the pencil is so precise (hence the name) although it's not quite precise enough for me to feel like I have draw individual hairs, I'm still on the hunt for a brow product that allows me to do that. For now though I am enjoying this brow pencil (whilst at the same time trying to use up my Benefit Goof Proof pencil in shade 3 which is too dark).
Clionadh Cosmetics eyeshadows
I love these. I think if I had to pick an overall winner for this year it would be these shadows, I've never seen such an amazing collection and the quality is out of this world. If you want to see swatches and eye looks using these shadows I have 2 blogposts with a lot of pictures that show of the amazing colour shifts that these eyeshadows have.
Nars Exposed Blush Palette
This palette has become a staple in my everyday routine. It has a lovely arrange of colours so I can always find a shade that suits whatever look I am going for. The formula is sheer and buildable yet still has decent payoff and it has a very slight sheen in it which on the skin looks beautiful and doesn't emphasise texture. Also the packaging is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.
Thanks for reading and happy new year!