Beauty, Makeup

ThreadNZ 2017 Best Of Beauty Awards

Welcome to the ThreadNZ 2017 Best Of Beauty Awards, my personal end-of-year Editor’s Picks.

Sorry it’s a bit late as it’s now January; I should’ve done this before the holidays and not after as I got so busy.

I’ve been doing this column for five years now, and you can read the past columns here for 2012201320142015, and 2016.

I love trying new products and the ones below are the ones I use myself and enjoy. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s by no means a definitive list – there are many more I like, but these are my faves. Mostly they are PR samples that have been gifted for me to review and trial. No-one has paid to appear in this column.

So here are Thread.co.nz Editor Megan Robinson’s top picks of beauty products across make-up, hair, body, and skincare in the Thread Best in Beauty Awards 2017…

HANDS AND NAILS

Sally Hansen nailpolish

Best long-lasting nail polish – Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure.

Treat yourself. Essie new nail strengthening colours in 5 shades of their Treat Love & Colour collection.

Best nail colour range – Essie.

Ashley & Co hand-poured

Best hand wash – Ashley & Co hand wash and hand soaps, made in New Zealand.

COSMETICS

benefit-Hoola-bronzer

Best bronzer – Benefit Hoola Bronzer.

Oasis Beauty BB Cream, MAC Blonde Streak, Bobbi Brown Gel Sparkle Shadow, MAC Fashion City, Youngblood brush, MAC Mastermatch Concealer.

Best Fast Face – My everyday faves I grab for my quick face are Oasis Beauty BB Cream, MAC Blonde Streak, Bobbi Brown Gel Sparkle Shadow, MAC Fashion City, Youngblood brush, MAC Mastermatch Concealer.

Have you tried Clarins Instant Light? It's a complexion base I wear under makeup for a dewy illuminated effect. This is one of my daily beauty faves, and the tube on the right is completely empty

Best Illuminating Base – Instant Light by Clarins under my foundation. Have you tried Clarins Instant Light? It’s a complexion base I wear under makeup for a dewy illuminated effect. This is one of my daily beauty faves, and the tube on the right is completely empty.

Affordable beauty for the party season coming up, from Designer Brands

Best Bargain Foundation – Designer Brands Longwear 24 Hour Full Coverage SPF15 Foundation. It's spring! Time to switch up to a lighter foundation, such as this delish BB cream from Estee Lauder

Best Foundation – Estee Lauder Double Wear, and it’s lighter cousin, pictured above, is perfect for Summer.

NEW from MAC- Retromatte lip colours, and Lip Scrubtious lip scrub colour.

Best Long lasting Lipstick – MAC Retromatte lip colours.

A lovely gift idea for lovers of natural cosmetics; Karen Murrell lipstick trios and lipstick-lip pencil gift sets.

Best Natural Lipsticks: Karen Murrell. Pictured above: A lovely gift idea for lovers of natural cosmetics; Karen Murrell lipstick trios and lipstick-lip pencil gift sets.

I'm your greatest fan! Benefit duo shadow blender eyeshadow, glasses by Alex Perry at Specsavers, other bits collected on my travels.

Best Eyeshadow Duos – Benefit duo shadow blender eyeshadow.

Bobbi brown

Best Highlighter Compact – Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick.

FRAGRANCE

Outfit post: Tom Ford Eyewear from Smart Buy Glasses

Best night time fragrance – the iconic sexy Tom Ford Black Orchid.

I'm wearing this beautiful floral fragrance, Valentina Pink the new eau de parfum by Valentino. Available 2nd October at Farmers, Smith & Caughey's, David Jones, and selected department stores. The fragrance is roses with strawberry.

Best daytime fragrance – I’m wearing this beautiful floral fragrance, Valentina Pink the new eau de parfum by Valentino. Available at Farmers, Smith & Caughey’s, David Jones, and selected department stores. The fragrance is roses with strawberry.

SKINCARE

Like if you've ever done this to a favourite product you can't bear to throw away to get an extra week out of it by cutting it open!

Best eye cream – Ultraceuticals Ultra Perfecting Eye Cream.

Such a fun night celebrating 15 years of Trilogy skincare and launching the new No.15 facial oil at a party with fab guests, beautiful food and wine, and music performed by Anna Coddington. This birthday cake was even in the goody bag along with this art print.

Best facial oil: Trilogy rosehip oil.

Summer-ready with this beautiful Travel Essentials Kit by Ultraceuticals! The Turkish Towel is just gorgeous too and so useful for summer for just about everything. Don't forget your skincare routine over summertime!

Best daily skincare regime – Ultraceuticals.

This stuff is amazing and I use it everyday on my kids; COOLA organic suncare spray on sunscreen. I'm wearing the rose tinted face moisturiser CC cream today and it gives a light coverage with SPF20 protection. Their daydream mineral primer has SPF 30 too so you layer skin products, for more sun protection.

Best Suncare Spray – Coola. This stuff is amazing and I use it everyday on my kids; COOLA organic suncare spray on sunscreen. I’m wearing the rose tinted face moisturiser CC cream today and it gives a light coverage with SPF20 protection. Their daydream mineral primer has SPF 30 too so you layer skin products, for more sun protection.

Cute stickers and LUSH treats creepin it real! The LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics limited edition for Halloween #lushoween is available now.

Best bath products range – LUSH.

See you next year!

Megan Robinson
20th January 2018
Disclosure: This is not a paid post. All opinions are my own. Products have been received for media review.

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