I have tried a lot of products in 2017. Not everything is newly released, but they are new to me. However, only some that blew my mind. I packed my favorites, from hair products, skincare, to makeup, in one post because I don’t have that many products to make several posts. If you curious about my beauty favourites in 2017, keep on reading.
1. Ouai Wave Spray
Okay, let’s start with hair product. I love love this Ouai Wave Spray. It can hold the curl without making my hair crunchy. After blowdrying my hair, I spray it to my hair, then I curl it with curling wand. I don’t have to put on any hairspray after that. It can hold my curl up to three days. As a girl with really straight hair, it makes me happy that the curl can last long. The curl also looks very natural. I am also fond of the scent.
2. Neogen Real Fresh Foam Green Tea
I am so glad that I have found my holy grail facial wash. Neogen Real Fresh Foam Green Tea is a gentle facial wash that can prevent acne. It also cleans my pores even though it does not have exfoliator. Before I found out this product, I had to wash my face with facial scrub to prevent acne and whitehead. However, with this product, I don’t have to exfoliate everyday.
3. Innisfree Daily UV Protection Cream SPF 35
I came across this sunblock when I wanted to repurchase Innisfree Eco Safety Daily Sunblock SPF 35. But, Innisfree Indonesia doesn’t seem to have the Eco Safety one in its store. So, I decided to buy the Daily UV Protection. But, in my opinion, they are basically the same product. They smells the same, feel the same, and gives similar result. I don’t know whether they are rebranding the Eco Safety one or what. But, the point is, I love them because it protects my skin from sunlight as well as brightens my face instantly. Whenever I put this one, my skin looks glowing (not oily) and awake. Love it.
4. COSRX One Step Pimple Clear Pad
I love this because it can take away stubborn whitehead. Before trying out this COSRX product, I had to go to beautician to get rid of whitehead and small bumps on my face. Now, I don’t have to. I rub this over my whitehead after washing my face every night. Then, after three days, the whitehead will come off with its root (because they do not reappear). I will buy this COSRX One Step Pimple Clear Pad over and over again.
5. Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel
Where have I been before that I just tried this product last year? This product has been very popular for almost two years, but I kinda hesitate to buy it because my skin is sensitive to aloe vera. Be it natural aloe vera or gel, both make my skin itchy. However, that is not the case with Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel. In fact, it makes my skin so plump in the morning every time I use it before bed. This product is so good. I love it very much.
6. Becca First Light Priming Filter
This is the first primer that works on my skin. I have tried about 5 primers, but none of them gave me dramatic change. Not even a slight change I guess. The result look similar whether I wear foundation with primer or just the foundation. But, this Becca First Light Priming Filter makes my skin dewier. I like to use it on evening if I had to wear makeup but I am too lazy to put on my skincare. Because it is actually my skincare that makes my skin look dewy. Without it, my skin is very dry. Becca First Light Priming Filter also makes my face look awake and erase the dullness.
7. Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick
I love this foundation because it gives me coverage but still looks natural. It doesn’t emphasize texture on my skin. The packaging is also very convenient for traveling. Moreover, it doesn’t breakout my skin. Plus point because they have a shade that really matches my skin. I use shade Bisque. It is very pricey but very worth it.
8. Benefit Precisely, My Brow
I can say enough that this is the best eyebrow product I have ever tried. This is the easiest way to draw and fill in eyebrow. It is because the tip of the pencil is very small, but it has enough wax so that it lasts longer than any other similar pencils. It also doesn’t break easily, it can hold my hair, and it is very long wearing. I use shade no 6 and it looks very natural on my brow.
9. Tarte Tarteist Pro Palette
I bought this palette in the end of 2016, but I start using it on 2017. So I guess it is okay to consider it as a discovery in 2017. This is the one and only eyeshadow palette that I use in 2017. I love it because it has 20 colors, ranging from natural to bold. I can create tons of looks with this palette only. The eyeshadow itself is very creamy and pigmented. Some of the colors do have much kick off, but they are still beautiful.
10. Too Cool for School Art Class by Rodin Contour Palette
This is my holy grail contour palette. The shade really matches my skin. I love it to contour my nose. It looks like I have a nose job after contouring with this. The price is also considered as affordable compared to other great contour palettes. This product also apply smoothly on skin even though I don’t have powder on (only foundation). Some contour powder will go on patchy if I don’t wear powder after foundation. It even works well on my moisturized skin.
11. Chatteau Labiote Wine Liptint PK01
Whenever, I repeat, whenever I am in a rush and doesn’t have time to put on make up, I always put a little concealer under my eyes, a little eyebrow product, and wear this on my lips. I don’t even need a mirror to use this product. This liptint gives me such a healthy looking lips. It looks like my lips is naturally pink. More reason to love it is because it does not dry out my lips. This is also the only liptint that does tint my top lip. Other liptint only works well on my bottom lips while my top lip looks like it doesn’t want to take the color (only the center of my top lip that takes the tint).
12. Silky Girl Matte Junkie Lip Cream in 06 Darling
This lip cream is not long lasting, but it is the only liquid lipstick that is comfortable on my lips. I have a very dry lips. So, any matte lipsticks will make them chap. It is too bad because I love matte lip. Since I bought this Silky Girl Matte Junkie Lip Cream, I wear this every day if I am not in a rush. It applies smoothly. This color usually applies patchy. Also, in my opinion, most liquid lipsticks wear well if I use full face of make up. But, this Silky Girl one is not that case. I can wear this even without using foundation and still looks good.