Our TOP 2018 Favorites
December is here and it’s time to look back at the incredible year filled with numerous beauty and makeup products launches that shook our world. 2018 is indeed the year of Makeup and Beauty. We had so many amazing new launches and quality products rather than bizarre trends and makeup items.
Now, the more choices you have, the less happy you are. Ironical, right? Well, we have a solution. I’ve been trying and testing a lot of new products and created this phenomenal list consisting of face products, eyeshadow palettes, some long-lasting products, and some glittery favorites. These are definitely some game-changers and you would love to add it to your beauty and makeup collection.
So, scroll down and discover the best of the best of 2018 which are worth purchasing. And, you can thank us later.
1. NARS THE MULTIPLE – $ 39 for 0.50 oz/ 14 g
This is a multi-purpose stick for eyes, cheeks, lips, and body crafted with a unique cream-to-powder formula. Hence, easy to apply and blends flawlessly over the skin, giving you a sultry glowing natural finish. It is available in an array of shades, catering to the need of various skin tones, but the shade Orgasm (a peachy pink shimmer) is a cult favorite. These versatile sticks also protect skin with antioxidants like vitamin E and acai oil and hence accentuate dry skin. The shimmer gives a natural look and a delicate finish to the skin. A perfect makeup product to glow like a diva that you are!
2. COLOURPOP PRESSED POWDER SHADOW PALETTE—Yes, Please! And Give It To Me Straight – $ 16 for 12 x 0.85g (0.03oz)
These two palettes were bomb.com and I’ll bet that you won’t be able to choose one. The beauty world bowed when Yes, Please! Was launched and we went over the moon when we saw the palette Give It To Me Straight. The palettes are highly pigmented, rich in texture and blends like heaven. Both the palettes have a balanced mix of matte and metallic of 12 shades with an exceptionally good staying power. In fact, once you own these palettes, you won’t reach out for any other eyeshadow palette.
‘Yes, Please!’ has a good mix of neutral shades for subtle daytime looks along with some bright oranges, reds, corals, yellow and gold. One would say that this is the ultimate palette for warm makeup looks. Each and every color compliments the various skin tones and thus it makes a favorite across the globe. It is also one of the best sellers of Colourpop.
‘Give It To Me Straight’ is a wonderful assortment of warm coppers and rich, romantic mauves that enables you to create various lush, smoky as well as soft focused eye makeup looks. It has 7 mattes and 5 rich metallic eyeshadow that can be both used wet or dry. The
3. URBAN DECAY ALL NIGHTER SETTING SPRAY – $32.00/4.00 oz.
This product is a Holy Grail Setting Spray for various makeup artists and celebrities across the globe. It says ‘All Nighter’ and, it delivers exactly the same. It is miracle product for those living in a sultry climate and afraid that your makeup will meltdown in hours. It is a lightweight mist that gets absorbed into the skin real quick. A product which is easy to apply anywhere! It enhances the staying power of your makeup, keeps the skin matte without drying out the skin completely and at the same time, it adds a subtle natural glow to the skin. This spray will also prevent the foundation from oxidizing over time. The product is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates.
4. BOBBI BROWN BRONZING POWDER — $44.00 for 0.28 oz/ 8 g
Bobbi Brown is a brand known for its natural-looking makeup. The Bronzing Powder is available in 7 shades and will suit most of the skin tones. It is a soft and matte, silky-smooth bronzer that instantly gives skin the look of a natural tan. It accentuates the features beautifully, giving you the chiseled look you desire and looks like second skin. The powder blends impeccably and does not leave streaks on the face. However, one should not go overboard with it. The product is mica-free as well. It lasts long almost the whole with a decent setting spray. Do you want a sun-kissed natural look? Then go for this.
5. Coverfx CUSTOM ENHANCER DROPS – $42.00 for 0.5 oz/ 15 mL
Custom Enhancer Drops are available in seven illuminating shades, including—Halo, Blossom, Rose Gold, Celestial, Moonlight, Sunlight and Candlelight, thus it will serve the need of most of the skin tones. These liquid highlighters are molten luminous drops from the heaven above that has the capability to make you glow like a goddess! The ultra-thin, almost watery, consistency enables you to apply easily and also mix with your foundation or even your body moisturizer. The illuminating effect is brilliant and not glittery. The pigmentation is over-the-top and blends like butter on the skin. This lightweight highlighter is extremely long lasting on both face and body. Further, it is formulated without parabens, fragrance, gluten, mineral oil or talc. This is one strobing product you just can’t miss!
6. TARTE SHAPE TAPE CONTOUR CONCEALER— $27.00 for 0.33 oz
This concealer sells out like hot cake and considered a ‘life changing’ makeup product. The Shape Tape Contour Concealer is available in 30 shades. It has a rich, almost-creamy consistency with a super-blendable formula that instantly helps to brighten, smooth and to give the skin a firmer and lifted look. The concealer is full coverage with a subtle matte finish and can also be used for contouring and highlighting. The creasing is almost minimal and gives a nourished look to the under eyes, thanks to the inclusion of rich mango seed and shea butter. This iconic concealer is formulated without Parabens, Mineral Oil, Phthalates, Triclosan, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Gluten. It is long-wearing and hardly requires a touch-up.
7. MILANI CONCEAL + PERFECT 2-IN-1 FOUNDATION + CONCEALER – Rs.1325/ $9.99 for 30ml
It’s a perfect drugstore foundation available in 29 shades. A lightweight foundation that offers full coverage in a single layer having semi-liquid consistency that blends effortlessly on the skin. Unless you suffer from heavy blemishes, you can happily skip the concealer. It gives a good balance of matte and dewy look and prevents the face from looking cakey or flat. The foundation is known to survive harsh climatic conditions as well. It allows the skin to breathe, without clogging pores and lasts long without any issues of fading or oxidizing. Additionally, the brand is cruelty-free.
8. PIXI MATTELAST LIQUID LIP – $14.00
The beauty market is littered with liquid lipstick but for 2018, the bomb product would be the Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip. There are 11 shades in this range with MLBB, reds, pretty pinks, rosy colors and mauve colors. The Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip color has a thin consistency than settles into a nice, matte finish but doesn’t dry out the lips completely. You can call it a comfortable matte lip color that feels lightweight and doesn’t stretch the skin. It is transfer-proof and long lasting with a hint of a fruity bubblegum scent. The pigmentation is worth praising in a single layer and the color lasts really long on the lips. The product is also paraben free and not tested on animals.
9. STILA STAY ALL DAY WATERPROOF LIQUID EYE LINER— $22.00
The product is available in 10 shades including the basic black, brown, blue, green and grey. It comes in a pen eyeliner form, with a precise, fine marker tip—flexible and pointed— that offers easy application and hassle-free usage, even for beginners. You can easily create feline liner looks or any dramatic eye makeup you desire. The formula glides on without, dries up quickly on the eyelids and won’t smudge or run day-into-night. The pigmentation is almost opaque in a single layer and the ink doesn’t feather at all. Needless to say, the liner is long-lasting and waterproof.
10. HUDA BEAUTY EASY BAKE LOOSE BAKING & SETTING POWDER – $34.00
Huda Kattan is a well-known beauty influencer with an extremely popular makeup line. In 2018 she came up with 8 shades of Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder that easily covers all the skin tones. The loose powder is finely milled and packed with ultra-refined pigments. Hence, brightens the under eye area and helps you to enhance the contouring of your face. It will neither give you a cakey, dry look nor enhance the fine lines or pores but surely gives a satin-matte look to the skin. The silky texture blends impeccably and sets your foundation and concealer like a dream, to give you soft-focus effect to subtly blur. This formula contains vitamin E, manufactured without parabens and is non-comedogenic. It is long lasting and causes no flashbacks in photos.