Beauty

We picked the five best beauty products of 2017

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Ava Welsing-Kitcher
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With a host of new beauty products launching every week it was one hell of a job to decide our favourites of the whole year, but after much consideration we narrowed it down to the five launches that made a HUGE difference to both the industry and our own beauty regimes. From the skin game-changer for under £10 to the cult new brand that changed how we shopped for beauty, here’s our edit of the best of the best. 

The Ordinary AHA/BHA Peeling Solution, £6

Don’t be scared of this bright red solution; after ten minutes of letting it soak into your skin, you’ll be amazed at how great the results are. Combining the powers of multiple acids, it unveils smoother, brighter skin.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask, £18

After the abundance of serum-soaked sheet masks on the market, we’ll admit that we were a little bit perplexed when this dry version dropped. Packed with vitamins, peptides, oils and floral extracts, it delivers a load of goodness to your skin that lasts for up to eight hours – just pop it on before or after makeup. 

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, £26

Rihanna’s entire debut makeup line made waves last autumn, but the hero product was definitely the Pro Filt’r foundation. Coming in an impressive range of 40 shades, it gives a beautifully soft semi-matte finish, whilst also proving that inclusive beauty isn’t that difficult to achieve. 

Glossier Cloud Paint, £15

2017 was the year that Glossier finally landed on UK soil, and we can’t get enough of Cloud Paint. It comes in four shades that flatter pretty much everyone, blends into the skin like a dream, and can also be swiped across the eyelids and lips. We’ll take all four, please.

Huda Beauty Lip Strobe, £17

Think glossy, juicy lips – but taken up a notch. Every one of these lip lacquers use a blend of shimmer, iridescent glitter, and duo chrome pigment to create a holographic finish that’s hyper-real. We love how you can slick on however much you want without it looking over the top.