Best of 2017
Best New Formulas
As 2017 comes to a close, it’s time to reflect back on the products I’ve reviewed during the past year and share with you my personal favorites. This post looks at newly released formulas, not just shades, that really stood out from all of the products I reviewed this year. Thankfully, the majority of these new formulas are permanent, too, and here’s hoping we’ll see some additional shades in 2018. What were your favorite new formulas from 2017? Share them in the comments! 🙂
It’s always a relief to find that a highly hyped-up, expensive product is actually as amazing as you’d expect it to be–like Pat McGrath’s LuxeTrance Lipsticks (and the MatteTrance were quite good, too!), Burberry Liquid Lip Velvets (so nice if you love the idea of liquid but aren’t keen on a flat, matte finish), Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons (I reach for these all the time).
On the flip side, I feel like we saw more hits from affordably-priced products in 2017! As much as I enjoy and indulge in higher-end brands and products, I love how many options there are these days. ColourPop’s new Pressed Powder Shadows (and pre-made Palettes) are a much needed addition as pigmented, long-wearing powder products haven’t always been easy to find under $10. Wet ‘n’ Wild MegaGlo Liquid Highlighters just launched late this year (and technically, they’re part of the brand’s spring collection) and are so gorgeous on the skin!
Check out the full list of products that made my list this year below…