I feel like I’m constantly finding new products and raving about them here. Rather than posting a long list of favorites, I wanted to keep this post to the absolute top beauty discovers I made this year. When I started brainstorming, these are the products that immediately came to mind. The list could go on and on, but these products are the ones I feel were really in a league of their own.
1. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
No surprise here. My favorite is Radiant Light for gorgeous, can’t-put-your-finger-on-it warmth
2. FLOWER Beauty About Face Foundation - my review
Provides an incredibly skin-like finish at a budget-friendly price point
3. Milani Shadow Eyez Naturally Chic Collection, mattes - my review
Hyper-pigmented, creamy, and long-wearing, I constantly reach for these practical, versatile mattes
4. NARS Powder Blush in Madly
My first NARS blush, which turned out to be my perfect, everyday neutral
5. Zoya PixieDust Nail Lacquer in Godiva - my review
A unique, modern twist on beige-nude with a superb formula
6. Tarte Glamazon Lipstick - my Holiday Look: Red Lips and Subtle Cat Eye featuring Fierce
A first for me: a richly-pigmented, long-wearing lipstick that wears comfortably without causing a hint of dryness
I want to thank all of you who have followed the blog, left comments, engaged on social media, sent encouraging emails, etc. I don’t have words to express my gratitude for all your support – for this blog and for animals. This year was marked with victories for an end to animal testing. We are moving towards a more cruelty-free world and we are all playing a part in it. I wish you all a happy, healthy new year!
What were your favorite products of the year?