18 December 2019

9 stand out beauty favourites from 2019

I love looking back on my yearly favourites and this year i've made a real effort to showcase some different products as there are so many i've repurchased and featured on here already that I could have chosen!


One of my best beauty purchases was the Sleek Face Contour Palette which has fast become my go-to face product. It's the perfect shade to add a bit of colour to your cheeks with minimal effort and is also really versatile so you can just use the highlighter or the bronzer - a little bit goes a long way and I love the packaging too!

The Sigma F80 Air Brush is a new addition that I bought as i've been using their standard F80 brush for years and have never found anything any better. This brush is a dream, it's slightly lighter and the bristles aren't as densely packed as the standard F80 - I wouldn't say there's a massive difference between the two but I prefer the lighter application this one offers.

The Benefit They're Real Mascara gives me the biggest lashes without much effort and the brush isn't as fiddly as some similar mascaras i've tried. Although it's a bit of a nightmare to remove I love that it rarely smudges and can be used to give either a natural or dramatic effect with plenty of volume.

I haven't bought many nail polishes this year but a new discovery for 2019 from a brand i've never tried before has been Butter London. I got four neutral shades and they really are worth paying a bit more for - they last at least a week without any chips which is so much better than my usual Barry M favourites.  My most worn shades have been Ta Ta! which is a light grey, and Royal Appointment which is a nude/taupe.


It's been a while since I bought any Lush products but earlier this year I repurchased Dream Cream in a bigger size and thought i'd also pick up the Sleepy body lotion to try too after hearing lots of great things. I now use it every time i've had a shower at night as the calming scent really helps me to relax and feel ready for bed, as well as moisturising my skin!

The Nuxe Precious Scented Shower Oil is a product i've recently purchased in full sized after trying this mini one in the M&S advent calendar. It feels so luxurious to use in the shower, with a beautiful scent and oils that help to stop my skin drying out.

Making it into my favourites for another year is the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleanser. This little gem is a bit like a spa treatment; it smells amazing and easily melts off your makeup to leave soft cleansed skin. Although it's quite expensive it's the best treat for my skin and the full-sized one has found its way into my life to remove all my makeup in a gentle and moisturising way.

Finding the perfect moisturiser for my dry skin is an on-going challenge and this year i've got a new product to sit alongside an old favourite (the Soap & Glory Speed Plump moisturiser). I use the Beauty Sleep Accelerator every night - it smells amazing and the rich formula feels like it really makes a difference without making my skin oily. I do find that it doesn't last as long as i'd like but thankfully it's usually on offer in Boots.

If I had to pick one favourite for 2019 it would be the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm. Although more expensive than my usual high street favourites, this is easily the best cleanser i've ever tried!

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