Given how many beauty products I churn my way through on a weekly, monthly, yearly basis, it’s pretty easy to spot when something really is a winner because it will be one of the few things to stand the test of time and hang around in my beauty arsenal for months (even years!) at a time.
So I thought it would be fun to take a quick look back at some of the beauty bits and pieces that I was loving this time last year and see which ones have stuck around and which ones… well… haven’t.
Let’s look back at October last year first. Other than tissues – I had a pretty awful cold at the time – which I still use, obvs, Diptyque candles ($68) still feature pretty regularly in my life. When I can afford to splash out that is. Then there is the Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil ($35). I went through three or so bottles of this stuff and absolutely intend to purchase it again in the future. At the moment, I have four other oils on the go but as soon as those are done, I think Pai will be back in the picture pretty quickly.
The Clinique Chubby Stick for Eyes in Lavish Lilac ($21.90) still has a place in my make-up bag and, while it’s not something I whip out every day, it gets a lot of use. Similarly the Becca Lip Priming Perfector ($30), is something I tend to use on a fairly regular basis, particularly if I’m going to be rocking a bold lip.
In fact, the only product that I haven’t used since just after it featured in my favourites is the Ellis Faas Mascara ($34), purely because I ended up finding other products that I really liked a bit better.
Moving on to January, and I think pretty much all of these products are still a big part of my daily beauty routine, with the exception of the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($25). Try as I might, I just couldn’t get my head around how to make this work well on me. I don’t know what it was but for some reason, me and this lip pencil just don’t get on. Sigh.
Other than that however, January’s favourite products all get a big thumbs up – Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar Bronze & Glow ($65), and the matching brush, the Avène TriAcneal Skin Care ($48), the MaxFactor Face Finity All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation ($12.99), and, last but not least, the Bobbi Brown Sheer Powder Brush ($48). All remain firm favourites and all are still used on a regular basis.
What products have you guys loved for the longest?