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TBG Makeup Picks 2017

As 2017 draws to an end, The Beauty Gazette looks back at the makeup launches that made our hearts flutter and emptied our purses.

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Fenty Beauty Killawatt

Fenty Beauty debut collection

In 2017, @Badgalriri (popstar Rihanna for the uninitiated) launched her makeup collection after toying with the idea for years after the limited edition pieces she created with M.A.C in 2013. The on-trend Millennial-pink, and for-every-skin-tone marketing strategy hit the jackpot, and blew every other new masstige makeup brand launch this year out of the water.

Cle de Peau Beaute UV Protective Cream Tinted

Cle de Peau Beaute UV Protective Cream Tinted

A high protection tinted suncream that evens out the skin tone with a porcelain finish, and glow. Wear it on its own or as a foundation primer.

Natasha Denona Sunset Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Palette

Smooth, blendable texture; good pigment, beautiful shades that all match in one palette. Not surprising that this is always sold out.

YSL Beaute Touche Eclat Le Cushion

YSL Beaute Touche Eclat Le Cushion

This luxurious cushion gives skin a lovely soft-matte glow. It has a unique liquid-to-powder texture for a satiny, lightweight finish.

Tom Ford Girls Lipsticks Fall 2017

Tom Ford Girls Lipsticks Fall 2017

Because who doesn’t love Tom Ford’s decadently luxurious lipsticks? These are sheer, but still sexy, moisturising, dreamily smooth to apply, and punchy with the colours.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup

Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup

This new one by Estee Lauder is a good full-coverage foundation that is long-lasting but looks barely-there.

Laneige Ideal Shadow Quad

Laneige Ideal Shadow Quad

Available in 10 variations, the Laneige Ideal Shadow Quad are great as subtle everyday makeup options; and especially as essential transition shades that complement other palettes with bold, out-there colours.

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership Palettes

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership Palettes

Pat went all fast and furious with her brand expansion in 2017 with a huge collection of lipsticks and these beautiful, hefty palettes. Her quality products have high-end price points to match. At US$125 each, these palettesΒ are an investment. But so worth it; as the pigments and colours are unlike others. These will last a long time as the colours are both classic and on-trend, with glitter, metallic, and matte finishes.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Clearly, this is the year of the palettes. All the terracotta-hued shades in this product from Urban Decay’s bestselling Naked range are easy-to-wear and flattering on all skin tones; no easy feat. The quality of Naked Heat shadows is also pretty good; smooth pigment with minimal fallout (but of course, always tap the excess off, still). This was a sensation when it launched.

Clarins Supra Volume Mascara

Clarins Supra Volume Mascara

Buildable, lengthens, and sets the curls on lashes, even on poker-straight and thin ones. Long-lasting too.

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