Best of 2022: Beauty And Lifestyle Favourites of 2022

Does any-body else feel like this year flew by? And now here we are, in late December. Reflecting, summarising and gathering favourites.

Before I begin, I just wanted to say that I hope everyone is enjoying the festivities, drinking copious amounts of mulled wine and eating ALLL of the mince pies!

Any who, I’ve discovered some great beauty items and re-discovered some golden oldies. So without further a do… here we go…


Best foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation (favourite since 2010)
Best concealer: NARS Creamy Concealer (favourite since 2014)
Best powder: Hourglass Lighting Powder: Ethereal Light / Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish
Best blusher: Hourglass Blusher in the shade Dim Infusion
Best highlighter: Hourglass’ Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick in Champagne Flash
Best eyeshadow palette: Charlotte Tilbury’s Golden Goddess palette
Best eyeliner: RIMMEL Liquid Eye liner (favourite since 2012)
Best mascara: Max Factor False Lash Effect Volumising Mascara
Best lip liner: Charlotte Tilbury in Pillow Talk
Best nude lipsticks: Charlotte Tilbury in the shade Bitch Perfect / Chanel’s Rouge Coco 402 Adrienne Lipstick
Best red lipstick: MAC’s Ruby Woo
Best lipgloss: Chanel Gloss Volume Plumping Lipgloss
Best lip Balm: ECOOKING Multi Balm
Best lip Scrub: Lush’s Honey Lip Scrub
Best make-up Brushes: Real Techniques (an old favourite)
Best cleanser: Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel
Best cleansing balm: Drunk Elephant Siaai Makeup Melting Butter Cleanser
Best exfoliater: Kate Somerville Exfolikate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash
Best toner: FRESH Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner
Best moisturiser: Sunday Riley ICE Moisturising Cream
Best eye cream: Origins Ginzing eye cream
Best face masks: FRESH Rose Face Mask
Best serum: Sunday Riley Serum’s – Good Genes & Vitamin C CEO Brightening
Best beauty tools: Sarah Chapman Skinesis The Facial Lift and Dyson Air Wrap
Best perfume: Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede
Best shampoo: Tresemee
Best dry shampoo: Ouai x ByRedo Super Dry Shampoo
Best shower gel: LUSH Sleepy
Best hair treatment: Olaplex No.3 and L’oreal’s Wonder Water
Best deodorant: WILD

Best beauty product of 2022:

 Sunday Riley Serum’s – Good Genes & Vitamin C CEO Brightening

Best beauty brand of 2022:

Sunday Riley

Best lifestyle product of 2022:

NEOM Travel Diffuser


Favourite countries visited: South of France
Favourite London discovery: Re-discovering Sketch, Harry Potter & the Cursed Child and Dining at Circolo Popolare
Favourite TV series: Wednesday, Wandavision and Trying Season 3
Favourite documentaries: Down To Earth With Zac Efron Season 2
Favourite albums: Alexisonfire, Otherness, Stormzy, This is what I mean, Taylor Swift, Midnights and Harry Styles, Harry’s House
Favourite books: Normal People
Favourite films released in 2022: The Gray Man
Favourite films re-discovered this year: The Batman, James Bond No Time to Die
Favourite restaurants in London/Hertfordshire visited in 2022: Circolo Popolare, Wahaca, ZAZA, Sketch, Omboo
Favourite sweet/dessert places in London/Hertfordshire visited in 2022: Blossom & Wild, Flourish Bakery
Favourite Afternoon Tea in London: Sketch
Favourite place for Brunch visited in 2022: Flourish Bakery, Jamaica Blue
Favourite Cocktail Bar in London visited in 2022: Blind Pig & Purl
Favourite local coffee shops: Fred & Ginger, Ocean Bells and Viento
Favourite London coffee shops: Kaffeine, Timberyard and Monmouth Coffee
Favourite exhibitions: Didn’t go to any this year 🙁
Favourite staycation in the UK: Artist Residence in Penzance
Best Hot Chocolate in 2022: Fred & Ginger (Kings Langley)
Favourite life-changing product: NEOM Travel Diffuser
Favourite candle: Anything Diptyque

Best Moments of 2022:

Going to Cornwall early Jan, moments with Archie, a relaxing get away or two at Champneys, South of France with friends, a career change, my birthday at Sketch, my counsin’s wedding and my cousin’s hen do/friends hen do’s.

So that’s all my favourites of the year! What has been your favourite thing in 2022, this could be a location, tv series, restaurant and so on! Let me know in the comments below as I’m always intrigued to see, do and try new things!


  1. December 23, 2022 / 2:57 pm

    Yesss, I also really love the Charlotte Tilbury setting powder, as well as everything Pillow Talk and, well, all their products actually haha. Also love the NARS concealer and Hourglass blush!

    xoxo Simone |

    • zoey
      December 24, 2022 / 8:03 am

      Glad you’re on the same level as me when it comes to faves. It’s SO good isn’t it!! Yeah I love the majority of CT’s products too. xx

    • zoey
      March 1, 2023 / 5:41 pm

      Glad you’ve spotted some faves! xx

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