2017 is coming to a close and it has been such an exciting year for the beauty industry. There have been so many incredibly new releases from your favourite brands, both affordable and prestige, as well as so many new indie brands popping up and taking over.
With only two more days before it’s officially a new year, I decided that I wanted to share a roundup of my favourite beauty bits from 2017. I wanted to do something a little bit different and instead of sharing the “best” or most exciting products from the past year, I wanted to share the products that actually put a stamp on my beauty routine. These are the products that I consistently reached for on a daily basis and the products that have hit pan or been repurchased. These are my ride or die, must have, can’t live without products from 2017!
Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Oil ($50 CAD) – Photo Finish Primer Oil preps your skin for makeup and hydrates for seamless foundation application. It reduces the appearance of dry, fine lines and absorbs instantly to support the skin’s barrier while boosting radiance.
Smashbox Cosmetics Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer ($44 CAD) – A translucent, silicone based gel that smooths skin and blurs flaws—for makeup that looks better and lasts longer on set. Instantly reduce the appearance and fine lines and pores while locking in your makeup.
Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primerizer ($50 CAD) – Primerizer instantly increases moisture and preps skin for makeup in one step. The non-greasy, quick-dry formula sets in seconds, acting as a makeup magnet that locks on foundation and makes it last.
Smashbox Cosmetics Studio Skin 15hr Hydrating Foundation ($50 CAD) – An oil-free, hydrating foundation that gives you flawless skin for 15 hours with medium coverage.
Hourglass Cosmetics Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick ($56 CAD) – A long-wearing foundation stick with the coverage of a concealer, fluidity of a liquid, and weightlessness of a powder for invisible, full coverage.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Foundation ($17 CAD) – Lightweight and creamy, this long lasting foundation goes on smooth with a luminous glowy finish that lasts. With medium-full coverage, it instantly hides imperfections for a radiant complexion.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer ($35 CAD) – An innovative, high-coverage concealer that provides buildable, weightless coverage and leaves an invisible, Naked Skin finish. Lets you cover imperfections without looking covered up.
Tarte Cosmetics Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer ($35 CAD) – Sculpt and highlight as you mask imperfections with this 2-in-1 full coverage concealer. The hydrating, longwearing formula delivers full radiant coverage across all skin types so you can instantly brighten and cover acne, dark circles and redness.
Becca Cosmetics Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($36 CAD) – This innovative Under Eye Brightening Corrector completely eradicates under-eye darkness by brightening and blurring imperfections. Infused with ultrafine light-reflecting illuminators, this rich, luminescent cream won’t settle into fine lines or wrinkles as it preps skin for smooth, even concealer coverage.
Urban Decay Naked Skin The Illuminizer Translucent Pressed Beauty Powder ($39 CAD) – A translucent Pressed Beauty Powder instantly illuminates, giving skin a radiant look. Formulated with synthetic white sapphire, it gives The Illuminizer a multidimensional finish. Because these pigments are semi-transparent, they reflect light beautifully while still letting your skin show through.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder ($47 CAD) – Locks in makeup for long-lasting wear, without adding weight or texture. This bestseller creates a modern, matte finish with a touch of sheer coverage, while it absorbs oil and reduces shine all day.
- Keep your makeup fresh and flawless for hours with no caking, creasing, ashiness, or breakthrough shine. Pigment-free formula blends smoothly over all skin tones and makeup products without altering color or texture. Blurs fine lines, pores, and imperfections with a silky, ultra-fine blend of talc and silica
Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation in Shadow ($33 CAD) – A highly pigmented, buildable cream stick foundation creates a flawless, natural looking demi-matte finish.
Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Cream-to-Powder Quickie Contour Stick ($38 CAD) – A matte, soft bronze cream-to-powder contour stick. It lets you create defined cheekbones, a slimmer-looking nose, and an overall sculpted look with just a few strokes.
Tarte Cosmetics Clay Play Face Shaping Palette Vol 1 ($64 CAD) – An all-in-one palette stuffed with 12 silky-smooth, Amazonian clay-powered shades that play with light and shadow. Each creamy, microfine powder is infused with Amazonian clay, so it offers rich payoff that blends to a natural, long-wearing finish without creasing, caking, or flaking.
Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer ($38 CAD) – Dust on this iconic Hoola Matte Bronzer across the chin, cheeks, and forehead for a healthy, natural-looking tan that flatters any skin tone. Complete with a soft, natural-bristle cheek brush, it delivers pure matte color—without leaving behind shine or shimmer.
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer ($19 CAD) – an ultra-luxurious bronzer infused with Murumuru Butter, delivering a radiant Brazilian goddess glow! Moisturizing wonder features ultra-refined pearl and soft-focus pigments that smooth skin texture, brighten skin tone and deliver a gorgeous bronze finish.
Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12hr Blush in Exposed ($38 CAD) – Infused with natural clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun, this nutrient-rich blush benefits all skin types for a fade-free flawless finish that lasts an amazing 12 hours.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Soft Glow Duo in Flesh & Fantasy ($57 CAD) – Air Blush Soft Glow Duo features two shades that merge together so you can customize your color for a sexy, natural-looking glow. Achieve a dance-floor flush with this blush that’s infused with Japanese air powder for the ultimate cheek look.
Milani Cosmetics Rose Powder Blush in Romantic Rose ($9 USD) – The soft, natural-finish powder shapes, contours and highlights with flattering matte and shimmery shades made to complement every skin tone. This is one petal-perfect beauty that you’ll reach for again and again.
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Celestial ($52 CAD) – A formula of ultra-concentrated, illuminating and bronzing drops to customize your ideal glow with a liquid metal or sunkissed finish. Use them alone for a light reflective strobing or bronzing effect even on top of powder, or add them to your favorite liquid foundation or skincare product for an all-over glow.
Smashbox Cosmetics Spotlight Palette in Pearl ($40 CAD) – An easy-to-use highlighting palette to customize your ultimate glow, add dimension, and let features pop with layers of light. The Spotlight Palette features three highlight finishes—from subtle glow to super sparkle—so you can build and control your glow. These shades deliver ultra-blendable, velvety smooth formula.
Jouer Cosmetics Powder Highlighter in Rose Quartz ($24 USD) – Ultra-fine pearls and luminescent pigments create the ultimate, “lit-from-within” glow. This creamy, powder formula is long-wearing, highly pigmented, and layers with our best-selling cream Highlighter for the perfect radiant finish.
Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Brow Pencil ($32 CAD) – A foolproof brow pencil with a custom tip that instantly shapes, defines, and fills in brows.
Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, My Brow Pencil ($32 CAD) – A ultra-fine brow shaping and defining pencil that draws incredibly natural hair-like strokes that last up to 12-hours.
Benefit Cosmetics 24hr Brow Setter Shaping & Setting Gel ($32 CAD) – An invisible brow gel that shapes, sets, and locks in brow color for 24 hours.
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette ($66 CAD) – 12 all-new, amber-hued neutrals—including warm browns, burnt oranges, and rich siennas. The most shade-driven Naked palette Urban Decay has ever created, this palette takes Naked the next level. From a super-smooth red-brown matte and a glimmering copper to a deep, shifty bronze, this palette has everything you need to create sultry daytime looks, intensely smoky nighttime looks, and everything in between.
Smashbox Cosmetics Cover Shot Matte Eye Palette ($35 CAD) – It offers mattes that never fall flat, and it’s lush, soft, and velvety with ultra-high coverage—including shades in warm nudes, cool mauves, and a deep, dramatic black.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette ($55 CAD) – A present-day take on Renaissance colors, this eye palette features 14 shades that let you create stylish, day to night looks. From the earthy yellow and ultra-matte finish of Golden Ochre to Primavera’s shimmer gold with a metallic finish, this palette’s high-pigment shadows are crease and fade-resistant and are sure to bring modern elegance to your eye looks.
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Tinted Lash Primer ($31 CAD) – A mink-brown lash primer that tints, defines, and primes lashes for a natural, feathery look—plus, it can be paired with your favorite mascara for boosted length and separation.
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara ($13 CAD) – L’Oreal’s Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara is their first mascara for voluptuous volume and length now with even more black pigments. Soft wavy bristle brush holds maximum formula for a dramatic volumizing charge.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner ($12 CAD) – Glide on smooth intensity with L’Oreal’s first silk inspired liquid pencil.This smudge-proof formula lasts for up to 16-hours of intense color from dusk until dawn.
Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray ($40 CAD) – A weightless setting spray that keeps makeup looking just-applied for up to 16 hours. It features patented Temperature Control Technology. It actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to keep foundation, eyeshadow, blush, and concealer in place—even in hot and humid or cold and windy conditions. The result? Smoother-looking skin and vibrant makeup that lasts all day (or night) without melting, cracking, fading, or settling into fine lines.
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist ($58 CAD) – A silky, fine mist moisturizer that can be used under or over makeup for dewy glowing skin anytime, anywhere.
Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick ($28 CAD) – An eight-hour, liquid matte lipstick that’s specifically formulated to be comfortable and not dry out your lips. It’s infused with Primer Oil complex to condition lips, and it features a range of vibrant, highly pigmented shades, and a precision tip applicator that perfectly lines and fills in lip colour.
Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick ($25 CAD) – An ultra-matte liquid lipstick with insane color payoff and crazy long wear. Its unique formula boasts beeswax for long-lasting wear and avocado oil for soft, nourished lips. It’s an ultra-matte, liquid lipstick with high color payoff and 20-hour, comfortable wear. Its precise applicator coats and defines every peak and valley of your lips to perfection.
What were your most loved products this year?