Here’s a look back at all the looks you liked the most in 2017. While I may have neglected the blog a bit, my instagram feed was full of makeup looks and a couple of hair changes, the latter which you definitely welcomed.
Here are all the looks, ranked in order of appearence on my Instagram feed.
A Balanced Red
This bold brow and red lip combination was very popular with you! My eyebrows have a mind of their own and today they cooperated nicely to balance the boldness of the statement part of the look: this great Jouer Lip Crème in the shade Brique
Glow, Baby, Glow
One of the very rare occurrences where I get my highlight to show up on camera (you know I don’t like facetuning photos!). Highlight thanks to Hourglass Ambient Lighting in Radiant Light and MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Double Gleam.
Spring is the New Summer
This unseasonably warm May brought this particular bronzy look. I paired the tanned look of Benefit Galifornia and Hoola with some lovely orange shadow from ColourPop. And of course, a touch of highlighter courtesy of Jouer (Rose Gold highlighter)
Fresh New Hair – Part 1
Another shot from warm May, this one with a fresh new hair trim. I gotta give it to my hairstylist to give me a perfect blow-dry to last me through this heat. This was the first of all my hair changes of the year you guys really liked!
A New Great Discovery
I test new products all the time, but not all of them become staples in my makeup bag. This one in particular probably got the most use throughout the year since: The BECCA x Chrissy Glow Face Palette. Pictures don’t do it justice! And yet you’ll see that it’s featured in the majority of my most liked posts of the year
Real Summer Nights
I had to go all the way to my hometown, Barranquilla, Colombia to experience a real summer (June in Belgium was sort of hit and miss). This nigh look was one of your favorites of the year, using one of my most used lip product brand, Huda Beauty. This one is a Lip Contour in shade Famous
It’s All About the Fruit
This one doesn’t display a lovely hairstyle or stunning makeup look, not even a particularly special no makeup face. In fact, everything you liked about this picture probably has nothing to do with me. I’m just the vessel that holds those magnificent pieces of mango!
You guys really liked these no makeup selfies; this one in particular took the top spot. I was having a very good face day despite a pesky pimple trying to pop up on my chin.
Your Top Pick of the Year
Was it the wavy hair? Was it this awesome Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Trophy Wife? Was it the smoothing skin effect of the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+? Or maybe the grass and brick wall background? Whatever is was, I agreed with you and used this as my profile picture!
Fresh New Hair – Part 2
My favourite cut of the year is without a doubt this one. The top layer was shorter than anticipated, but it gave my hair some shape and volume I still enjoy today.
It’s Party Time
This was a look for a wedding I went to (where I made up the bride, too, another look you guys liked a lot). Using some of my top products of the year, the BECCA x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette, another Huda Beauty product, a Lip Contour in shade Icon, and a staple palette for me, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
Fresh New Hair – Part 3
Do blondes have more fun? This one freaked out a bit when I realised I went way blonder than I expected. But I’ve grown fond of this hair ever since for sure!
Overall, 2017 was a year of transition, lots of great moments and decisions that will make 2018 a year of new developments in many aspects of my life. Thank you to all of you who, despite my neglect of this particular space, have continued this journey of beauty without me throughout the years!
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018
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