2017…We’ve cooed over the ABH Renaissance Palette, laughed over an an ill fitting Face Sheet, Kim Kontoured on a budget thanks to duper-stars Makeup Revolution, discovered our inner child with unicorn/mermaid highlighters and embraced the new #holographic future!
Here is a top ten list of the products most reviewed in 2017 by our GlamGeek members….what exciting goodies will 2018 bring?
1. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Ranked 5th best Concealers
Pros: Covers scars, blemishes, redness and even hyper pigmentation. Its thick, highly pigmented constancy gives full, day long lasting coverage, weightless enough to blend easily, small amount goes a long way.
Cons: Oxidises, poor coverage of dark circles, not good for oily skin, quite cakey, hard to blend, creases quickly, poor colour section.
2. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Foundation – Ranked 7th best Foundation
Pros: Full coverage and long lasting, good range of shades even for pale skin, great for oily skins, doesn’t cling to dry patches, very buildable. Great coverage for acne and blemishes
Cons: Feels heavy on the skin, clogs pores, causes break outs, too cakey, oxidises, and can cling to dry patches.
3. MAC Lipstick – Ranked our No.1 Lipstick
Pros: Long lasting, huge variety of colour’s and finishes, very pigmented, great formula, very smooth and creamy.
Cons: Pricey, can dry lips out, not long wearing.
4. Real Technique Core Collection 1403 – Ranked No.1 in Brushes and Tools
Pros: Amazing quality, soft bristles, dense, fluffy and lightweight, apply makeup seamlessly, great for makeup newbies, value for money, no shedding, streak free makeup application, easy to clean.
Cons: Not very durable, do not last long, over priced, doesn’t hold the product well.
5. Garnier Cleansing Micellar Water – Ranked our 2nd best Cleanser
Pros: Very Gentle, removes stubborn mascara and lipstick, cheap, hydrating, good for sensitive eye area, value for money, gentle on skin, good for combination ski, gentle on acne.
Cons: Not refreshing, no skin benefits, leaves an oily residue, doesn’t remove waterproof mascara, irritated sensitive skin and eyes.
6. Benefit Hoola – Ranked our No.1 Bronzer
Pros: Works with most skin tones, highly pigmented, perfect for contouring, buildable, matte not shimmery, gives a natural looking glow, very blendable, value for money, long lasting
Cons: Can be too dark for fair skin, slightly orange toned, can look muddy and patchy
7. Eyeko Lash Alert – Ranked our 11th best Mascara
Pros: Curved brush gives lift to lashes, doesn’t clump, gives length and volume, long wearing, highly pigmented, holds curl, separates lashes, only one coat needed,
Cons: Can be messy and transfer onto lid, can flake and smudge, clumpy if more than one coat applied, runny consistency, pricey,
8. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – Ranked 3rd best Brow product
Pros: Non smudging, long wearing, easy to apply, very pigmented, perfect for sculpting brows, good colour range, easy to correct mistakes, works on sparse and thin brows, value for money
Cons: Product dries our quickly in pot, not much product for price tag, shades come up quite dark and can be too warm, expensive
9. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – Ranked our 3rd best powder
Pros: Not cakey or chalky, good for oily skin and t zones, no flashback, won’t cling to dry patches, stops concealer creasing, doesn’t sit in wrinkles and fine lines, inexpensive, long lasting, stays matte day long
Cons: needs reapplying thought out the day, flimsy packaging, the pan can crack and break up after a while, patchy coverage.
10. Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Eye Concealer – Ranked our 12th best Concealer
Pros: long lasting, covers blemishes and dark circles, good for brow carving, affordable, leaves a flawless finish, full coverage, non drying, not cakey, creamy and blendable, brightens eye area, light formula
Cons: Colour range is poor especially for fair skin, application can be time consuming, not easy to use the sponge applicator, oxidises.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from GlamGeek