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Hello ladies and gentlemen! Happy new year! As promised, here are my favorite products of 2017. From budget-friendly to high-end. I specially hand-picked each and every one of these by how often I yearn for them and use them all throughout. These babies won’t be here if they don’t deserve it. Do take note that the products in the list are my personal choices.
What works for me may or may not work for you! But I do hope you enjoy reading it and I hope you can share yours too in the comments section below.
Top 10 Makeup Favorites of 2017
(in no particular order)
#10 iMagic 12 Color Flash Color Case
Read My Full Review: https://www.kikaysikat.com/color-correcting-101-using-imagic-12-color-flash-palette-vlog.html
Why I Love It: Complete the color spectrum. Mix and match the colors of this cream palette and create thousands of looks from avante-garde to color correction.
#9 Maybelline Hyperink Liquid Liner
Read My Full Review: https://www.kikaysikat.com/flash-review-maybelline-hyperink-liquid-eyeliner.html
Why I Love It: Jet black and the felt-tip pen is easy to use. Beginner friendly liquid eyeliner. I finished mine in less than a minute. Believe that.
#8 EB Matte Powder Foundation in Oriental
Read My Full Review: https://www.kikaysikat.com/review-swatch-eb-powder-matte-foundation-light-oriental.html
Why I Love It: An unsung hero. This is a perfect dupe for my HG NARS All-Day Luminous in Fiji at the fraction of the cost. Cons? It only has 2 shades. So you’re lucky if you have the same skin tone as I am. Perfect for on-the-go makeup transitions or retouches.
#7 Colourette Cosmetics Lip & Cheek Oil
Read My Full Review: https://www.kikaysikat.com/review-colourtint-lip-cheek-oil-colourette-cosmetics.html
Why I Love It: Finally! A lip and cheek tint that’s easy to blend, doesn’t dry fast, lasts long, and has a wide variety of shades. I hope they improve the packaging though, maybe a roller ball? The cap gets loose after a few weeks.
#6 Ellana Minerals Loose Powder Concealer & Foundation
Read My Full Review: https://www.kikaysikat.com/makeup-with-skincare-benefits-ellana-mineral-cosmetics.html
Why I Love It: My go-to foundation when I have bad skin or flare-ups. It’s so gentle you can sleep wearing it. It covers my redness and acne spots while healing my skin. It looks natural too! My favorite to bring in my kikaykit.
#5 Althea Petal Velvet Powder
Read My Full Review: https://www.kikaysikat.com/review-althea-petal-velvet-powder.html
Why I Love It: One of the silkiest setting powders I’ve tried and it will only cost you 199php
#4 Kanebo Rouge Intense Crayon
Read My Full Review: https://www.kikaysikat.com/makeup-review-kanebo-intense-crayon-rouge-06-stylish-bordeaux-classy-elegant-deep-red-lipstick.html
Why I Love It: A highly pigmented and moisturizing lip crayon with an intense shade that makes me feel powerful during down days.
#3 Eye of Horus Goddess Lipstick in Pink
Read My Full Review: https://www.kikaysikat.com/review-eye-horus-bio-lipstick-venus-pink-perfect-baby-lips.html
Why I Love It: Nature-friendly lipstick with a baby pink shade that’s soooooooo flattering!
#2 Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Read My Full Review: https://www.kikaysikat.com/maybelline-instant-age-rewind-concealer-review-photos-swatches-honey.html
Why I Love It: Whenever I put this on, it doesn’t look like makeup. It just makes my eyes brighter and magically makes my dark circles invisible.
#1 Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Rattan
Read My Full Review: https://www.kikaysikat.com/estee-lauder-double-wear-foundation-rattan-review-photos-swatches-best-long-wearing-foundation.html
Why I Love It: Hands down best long wearing heavy duty makeup. Perfectly matches my skin tone and lasts forever!
Top 10 Skincare Favorites of 2017
(in no particular order)
#10 Beach Born Witch Hazel Extract
Read My Full Review: https://www.kikaysikat.com/witch-hazel-extract-acne-work-ive-used-overnight-result.html
Why I Love It: A multipurpose serum that’s perfect for spot treating pimples.
#9 QuickFX Sunblock
Read My Full Review: https://www.kikaysikat.com/quickfx-creams-quick-reviews.html
Why I Love It: Cheap, handy, and effective. Has SPF50 PA+++ with additional skincare benefits and the sachet packaging makes it travel friendly.
#8 Biore UV Aqua Rich Sunblock
Read My Full Review: https://www.kikaysikat.com/review-biore-uv-aqua-rich-watery-gel-spf50-pa.html
Why I Love It: I trust Japanese sunscreens especially Biore to protect my skin. It’s light, cool, and moisturizing.
#7 Bellic Peel and Glow Brightening Soap
Read My Full Review: https://www.kikaysikat.com/bellic-peel-glow-brightening-soap-review.html
Why I Love It: Because they don’t claim to be whitening HAHAHA! Just kidding. It brightens without the sting.
#6 Shiseido Pure White Supplement
Read My Full Review: https://www.kikaysikat.com/shiseido-purewhite-review-new-packaging.html
Why I Love It: It makes skin clearer from the inside
#5 Bossa Premium Rejuvenating Set
Read My Full Review: https://www.kikaysikat.com/bossa-rejuvenating-set-review-giveaway.html
Why I Love It: This is perfect when your skin needs that 100% overhaul and you’re in a hurry.
#4 Witch Hazel Toners
Read My Full Review: https://www.kikaysikat.com/toner-battle-thayers-rose-petal-witch-hazel-vs-dickinsons-witch-hazel.html
Why I Love It: Witch hazel have a lot of skincare benefits from pore minimizing to deep cleansing. I just love it because it cleanses my face, tones my skin and removes makeup at the same time. Perfect for lazy days.
#3 Green Tangerine Moist Serum
Read Her Full Review: https://www.kikaysikat.com/review-goodal-green-tangerine-moist-serum.html
Why She Loves It: This was actually reviewed by one of my guest contributors. It’s a lightweight moisturizer that doesn’t make any exaggerated claims but works. Provides moisture without that heavy feeling.
#2 Seoul White Korea Double White Soap
Read My Full Review: https://www.kikaysikat.com/review-seoul-white-korea-double-white-whitening-soap.html
Why I Love It: Smells like strawberries and micro exfoliates skin without the stinging sensation. I do feel this has been helping me get that even toned skin on my body.
#1 Retinol Treatments
Read My Full Review: https://www.kikaysikat.com/review-maxipeel-zero-vs-rdl-vs-maxipeel-vs-ordinary-retinol-wars.html
Why I Love It: I’m getting old. Retinol is the only scientifically proven to reduce, minimize, and prevent the signs of aging. This is now a staple in my skincare regimen
There you have it everyone! I hope you enjoyed reading my list. I’d love to hear your thoughts so please leave some love and comment below 🙂