Wednesday, January 11, 2017


DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post.

Hello, my pretties! ♥

Welcome to the first i♥offbeat Best of Beauty Awards! 🌟

Being part of the beauty community has been an amazing blessing and an absolute pleasure. In the past 3½ years that i♥offbeat has been active, I have been fortunate enough to try a wide array of beauty products and form very strong opinions in the process. Some of these products are not just new or trendy ones; rather, they are or have become permanent favorites. It's because of this newfound wisdom that this list was created, so all of you can come back to it for reference. This list compiles what I consider best in beauty. 

Down below, you will find all the products I cannot live without. Some of them are high-end and some others are drugstore. These guys are my 'tried-and-true'. The ones I keep coming back to over and over again. Everything is classified in categories to make things easier for you to find. If there is nothing listed for a specific category, it simply means I don't have a favorite product at the moment. Of course, that could change in time 😉

I really hope you find this list informational and that you will find a new favorite for yourself.

Enjoy! 💝

Cleanser (for oily skin)
Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Shine Control Cleansing Gel with Charcoal + Menthol (Buy)

Makeup Remover
Olive Oil (any brand of your choosing)
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water (Buy)

clariSEA Rapid Detox Charcoal Exfoliant (Buy)
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment (Buy)

Hand Cream
L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream (Buy)

Face Mask
Dermovia Lace Your Face Mask (Buy)

Daily Moisturizer (for oily skin)
Cetaphil Oil Control Moisturizer with SPF 30 (Buy)

Pixi by Petra Glow Tonic (Buy)

Dermadeli Invigorating Vitamin C Serum (Buy) (More Info)

Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light (Buy)

Face Primer
Skinn Cosmetics Orchid Gel Canvas-Ready Treatment Primer (Buy)(More Info)

Eye Primer
Milani Eyeshadow Primer (Buy)

BB Cream
IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50 (Buy)

L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte (Buy)

Maybelline FIT ME Concealer (Buy)

Face Powder
I couldn't decide on one over the other. Both powders are wonderful!
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish Airbrush Powder (Buy)
Purely Cosmetics Pure Silk Powder (Buy)

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder (Buy)

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Face Palette (Buy)(More Info)

Milani Rose Powder Blush (Buy)

City Color Cosmetics Sunlight Trio (Buy)

Single Eyeshadows
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow (Buy)(More Info)

Travel Palette (Full Face)
LORAC Pro To Go Eye/Cheek Palette (Buy)(More Info)

Full-Size Eyeshadow Palette
I simply couldn't decide on just one. We have a tie...
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette (Buy)(More Info)
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette (Buy)(More Info)

Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Everyday Eyes Powder Eyeshadow Collection (Buy)

Liquid Eyeliner
L'Oréal Infallible The Super Slim (Buy)

Pencil Eyeliner
NYX Cosmetics Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner (Buy)

L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof (Buy)(More Info)

False Lashes
Kiss Ever EZ Lash Multipack in 11 (Buy)

Eyebrow Pencil
NYX Cosmetics Micro Brow Pencil (Buy)

Eyebrow Gel
Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara (Buy)

Lip Pencil
Milani Color Statement Lipliner (Buy)

Lip Gloss
L'Oréal Paris Extraordinaire by Colour Riche (Buy)

ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix (Buy)

Liquid Lipstick
Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème (Buy)

Heat Protectant
TRESemmé Heat Tamer Leave-In-Spray (Buy)

Herbal Essences Naked Moisture + Hydration Shampoo (Buy)

L'Oréal EverPure Moisture Conditioner (Buy)

Dry Shampoo
Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo Unscented (Buy)

Hair Mask
Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque (Buy)

Hair Serum/Oil
Latinoil Chia Oil Hair Treatment (Buy)

If you have any comments about any of the products mentioned in this list, feel free to leave me a comment down below or in any of my social media accounts 😊 Also, if you have any suggestions for other products I should try or any additional categories you would like to see in next year's list, just leave me a comment and lets get the conversation started!

Hope 2017 is treating you really nicely so far! Until next time...