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Last year, I did an entire post on my Favorite Skincare Products of 2016 and a separate post on my Favorite Makeup Products of 2016. This year, I thought I would condense it into one and feature my top 10 favorite beauty products of 2017 as a whole. Two of my 2016 favorites made it back onto the list this year, both makeup and both Glossier, haha. Read more for reviews on why each product made my 2017 favorites.
Favorite Products of 2017:
Mount Lai Jade Roller
Glossier Boy Brow (you can use this link for 10% off your order!)
Glossier Generation G in Leo + Jam
Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
Clinique Acne Solutions BB Cream in Light Medium
Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush
Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil
Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil
Paula’s Choice Daily Skin Clearing Treatment
I launched Mount Lai in November of 2017. Mount Lai is a beauty wellness company and our first product is the jade roller! It’s an ancient Chinese skincare tool that my grandmother has been using for over 50 years.
I get asked quite often about jade rolling benefits. Basically, it’s kind of like a massage for the face. It reduces face puffiness and inflammation, improves blood circulation, relieves facial tension and helps with lymph drainage. It’s a 60 second daily self-care ritual for both healthy skin and peaceful mind.
This is a cult favorite and for good reason. It was on my 2016 favorites list and it is back again on this list because it is a can’t-live-without-product!!! I can’t even name how many people I have converted into becoming Boy Brow users and lovers. It gives your brows more fluffiness and definition in an effortless sort of way. I use it every single day.
Glossier Gen G in Crush is the other 2016 favorite that made its way back onto the list. You might have noticed that the current packaging looks different than in 2016 and that is because Glossier updated it to be more durable. My new favorite combination is layering Leo and Crush. The best combo. During my trip to Miami, my friends Karen and Tiff tried the combo and ended up liking it so much they bought the combo for themselves.
In July, I started my first full-time job doing e-commerce at Clinique. My manager gave me this lipstick during my first day on the job and I can tell why everyone loves it. It looks really dark in the tube but goes on semi-sheer and is legit flattering on everyone. I keep this on my desk for quick touch-ups after lunch or before a meeting. If I could only have one lipstick, it would be this one. It is perfect for every day and any occasion.
I switched to this BB cream because it was specifically formulated for acne prone skin. I was worried that the other face makeup I was using was making me break out. I’m on my second bottle of this and I really like it. The finish is natural and dewy without being cakey.
I’ve been using this for more than four months and I’ve seen a huge difference in my skin. I was nervous at first because my skin is really sensitive but it’s gentle enough to use every day. The device cleans my skin more thoroughly than just hands and I’ve noticed that I’ve had less breakouts. I really do think that having thoroughly cleansed skin is the first step to treating acne.
This is another product I’ve introduced into my skincare routine that has helped with my acne. I use it right after my toner, under my moisturizer. I use it every night and it has made a difference in keeping my skin clear.
I was first introduced to this product by Chanel, the makeup artist for Hourglass, when I went to do my Instagram takeover for @hourglasscosmetics. It makes doing my eyebrows much faster and easier plus I love the brush that the pencil comes with. So good.
Last but not least is this magical acne treatment from Paula’s Choice. It is the only benzyl peroxide acne treatment that doesn’t make my skin super red and inflamed. It’s seriously also the most effective treatment I’ve ever experienced, even better than some of my prescription acne medicine I’ve used in the past. I plan on doing a full detailed review on this because it’s become a holy grail product for me.