We say this every year, but we don’t know when 2017 flew by. Between all the amazing products that were launched this year and the new brands that entered the Indian market, when it comes to beauty and makeup, we were spoilt for choice in 2017!
New, improved highlighters, too cool for school eye shadow palettes, and even better foundations and perfumes, 2017 was a year of beauty indulgence and pretty much every product had something cool to offer. As for the newcomers, we saw internationally acclaimed brands like Becca, Glamglow and Smashbox (to name a few) enter the Indian market and tbh, we can’t see how we lived without them before!
Buckle up as we take you through all our favourites from the epic beauty year that was 2017:
Best Launches Of 2017
Not only did Nykaa launch a whole rage of eyeshadows, nail polishes and essential oils this year, our favourite of the lot had to be their BlendMaster. A range of fantastic quality brushes and sponges for every part of your face.
These babies make me wanna bluff & blend to no end ???????? Blend with ease ✔️ Flawless coverage ✔️ Easy grip design ✔️ Ultra-soft luxe bristles ✔️ Brushes starting at ₹399! ✌???? Psssst. They are currently on discount ????(shop link in bio) ????????Shop @nykaabeauty at up to 40% off ???????? #NykaaBeauty #Nykaa #Makeup #Beauty #Tools #OvalBrushes #MakeupJunkie #NewAtNykaa #NykaaGoesMega
Estée Lauder’s Bronze Goddess
The most high voltage collection this year came from Estée Lauder. Their Bronze Goddess came with a set of products that were made to illuminate your face and give you that sun-kissed glow.
Maybelline x Gigi Hadid
As far as celebrity collaborations go, this had to be on top of our list. When model and social media star Gigi Hadid collaborates with a brand like Maybelline, you know it’s going to be great. Their JetSetter palette is on the top of our lust list!
A custom foundation is the stuff of dreams. Everyone has different skin and it couldn’t get better than a unique combo of products to create your personal foundation. That’s what BIY does. Mix a drop or two of your colour into your favourite moisturiser or primer to create the ultimate foundation.
This afternoon @clinique_in had us come over to experience their newest miracle products! They launched their fresh pressed renewing powder cleanser and fresh pressed daily booster ????both infused with Vitamin C. They also brought in a super mascara and their BIY blend it yourself pigment drops. All of which I'm too excited to try! . . . . . #clinique #prpundit #pspromotes #followme #cliniqueindia #BIY #Skincare #makeup #masacara #beautygram #MyBIY #freshpressed #vitaminc
NYX Ombré Lip Duo
Ombre lips have been a hot trend for some time now and NYX’s Ombré Duo is the perfect way to get the look!
Bobbi Brown’s Instant Full Cover Concealer
The concealer that lets you fake 8 hours of sleep is bound to be anyone’s prized possession. This one does the job pretty damn well!
Paco Rebanne’s Pure XS
We had to have something for men in this list and the best launch in that department this year had to be Paco Rebanne’s Pure XS. You need to smell it to believe it!
Best Brands That Came To India In 2017
A bunch of new beauty brands entered the market this season but a few made it to the top of our list, take a look at our favourites from their collections:
GlamGlow and their set of highly effective masks
Smashbox and their gorgeous, photo-finish primers
Kiko Milano and their affordable, on-trend shadow sticks and duos
Get your #eyelook on point with #KIKOMilano’s Bright Quartet Baked Eyeshadow Palette. Shop your #KIKO must haves and visit us at DLF Promenade, DLF Mall of India – Biggest mall in India., Ambience Mall, Gurgaon and SGC – Seawoods Grand Central. #makeupfun #kikotrendsetters #makeuptalk #makeup #makeuplover #makeupartist #lovelove #beauty #lipstick #instalook #instabeautyau
Jo Malone’s entire range of scents – home and body
Becca and their fantastic highlighters and base products
Which Champagne Pop Highlighter are you reaching for this #LaborDay? Liquid for a natural, effortless glow, Poured Crème for subtle luminosity or Pressed for a high-impact, beaming finish? Tell us your #ChampagneGlow below! ✨???? All 3 formulas are available in store and online at @Ultabeauty now! Champagne Pop was created in collaboration with @JaclynHill.
Bomb Celebrity Creations
As far as celebrities and their involvement in the beauty industry goes, they almost always collaborate with a brand (save for Kylie Jenner and the few perfumes). But this year, not one but two major celebs launched their own range of makeup and they both come with groundbreaking products!
Kim Kardashian’s line of contour sticks were sold out in mere hours! Read more about the launch here.
Everything Rihanna touches turns to gold. Her latest is a line of makeup that includes foundations in 40 different shades; so you’re bound to find your colour! Read more here.
What was your favourite launch for the year? Don’t forget to tell us!
Stay tuned, we’re bringing you a whole lot more from our 2017 favourites right here!