Best make-up buys for 2017
Make-up bag in need of an overhaul? We know that feeling. To help you find the look you want for 2017, we've been scouring Talk boards and the web to find the best foundations, mascaras, eyeliners and blushers on the market.
Be it a magic mascara that doesn't clump, a lipstick which you can wear every day, or a foundation that's a dupe of a much more expensive product – our pick of the best will have you feeling swish without the fuss.
Best liquid eyeliners
1. SEVENTEEN Semi Permanent Liquid Eyeliner - Tattoo Me, £4.99
If you want an affordable eyeliner that lasts and lasts, this brand from Boots won't disappoint.
“17 Tattoo Me liquid eyeliner. Completely waterproof, doesn't flake, doesn't smudge. Amazing.”Buy it now
2. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner, £19
Gel eyeliners are the way to go if you're serious about your smokey eyes, and Bobbi Brown's Gel Eyeliners come in a range of colours.
“Definitely pot of gel liner with a good brush, like with Bobbi Brown's.”Buy it now
3. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, £14.50
Trying to nail those sophisticated cat-eye flicks with liquid eyeliner is a lot easier when you use a pen. With Stila All Day it's not too hard to perfect the look – although choosing which shade to go for could take some time.
“Stila Stay All Day has lots of dark blue shades that are lovely, and it really does stay all day. "Buy it now
1. K.I.S.S.I.N.G Bitch Perfect, £23.00
Every well-equipped makeup bag should have a nude lipstick that works in every situation. Bitch Perfect is ultra-versatile, and looks great whatever the occasion.
“I have Bitch Perfect. I'll admit I bought initially for the name, but now it's my go to lipstick. It looks good with everything! Definitely get it.”Buy it now
2. Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets, £8.99
If it's serious colour you want, this range of liquid lipsticks from Bourjois should be your go to.
“Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets apply like thin air and on me and they last ages!”Buy it now
3. Max Factor Colour Elixir in Chilli, £7.99
Brighten up dull winter days with this vibrant (and oh-so-affordable) shade from Max Factor.
“Max Factor Chilli fits my mood to a T and goes beautifully with heavy winter sweaters.”Buy it now
1. Chanel Perfection Lumiere, £36
Want flawless skin? Pretend you've got it with this liquid foundation from Chanel that offers superb, velvety coverage.
“Lumiere is lovely. I recently found Shade 30 and it is perfect. The plan was I'd only wear it on special occasions, but I'm wearing it every day now.”Buy it now
2. Erborian HD CC Cream, from £17
If you prefer lighter coverage, Erborian CC Cream is pricey but does an amazing job of being barely there while making a big difference to your skin tone.
“Erborian HD CC cream comes out white and adjusts to your skin tone. It's brilliant at evening out your complexion.”Buy it now
3. L'Oreal True Match, £9.99
L'Oreal's True Match range is low in price, and super blendable, making it a great budget foundation for your makeup bag.
“I struggled for ages to find a good foundation, then I discovered True Match. My shade is Vanilla Rose and I was astonished by how good the match was.”Buy it now
1. Benefit Roller Lash , £19.50
Benefit's Roller Lash is legendary, and the amazing brush means you'll get ultra-fluffed up lashes every time.
“Benefit's Roller Lash mascara is one of my all-time top five beauty products.”Buy it now
2. L'Oreal Million Volume Lashes, £9.99
A great, affordable mascara that helpfully has an anti-clumping brush to remove those extra bits.
“I get on well with L'Oreal Million Volume Lashes. They also do a good waterproof one.”Buy it now
3. Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara, £9.99
Great for an all-day look with defined, separated lashes.
“It gives you lovely natural looking 'daytime' lashes – like your own but better.”Buy it now
1. Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush, £7.99
It's hard to beat this classic compressed powder blush which comes in a dizzying array of colours.
“I've tried many of the premium brands but nothing comes close to Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush.”Buy it now
2. Benefit Dandelion Blush, £23.50
Benefit is one of those brands that costs a bit more, but it's well worth the investment. Their blush is no different.
“I've just gone back to Benefit Dandelion after about 15 years. I find it looks fresh and natural – and it smells nice too.”Buy it now
3. MAC Powder Blush, £18.50
MAC's range of blushers are just the right consistency to offer nice, smooth coverage.
“I bought some powder blush at the weekend in the colour Mocha, and it's transformed me from a walking corpse-a-like to a healthy-looking goddess (slight exaggeration). It is fantastic, and definitely worth the money.”Buy it now