As promised, I am back with the second instalment of my Beauty Favourites of 2018, this time, it is makeup! I had to give this one a real good think as there have been some fantastic products that I have loved using throughout of the last year, however, when it came down to it, only a few made the final cut. I based this on what I had used the most, what I had reached for continually and what I took away with me for weekends.
The first product which I fell in love with was the Erborian CC Creme* which I received back in June last year. In the past I haven’t had a great experience with CC Cremes, having found them too thick or not providing quite enough coverage as I would like. This one from Erborian has changed my opinion completely. The final finish of this is beautiful, it isn’t cakey and it isn’t full coverage which in truth is something I tend to avoid, however, it manages to provide a lovely base which is natural looking and radiant. I use the shade ‘Clair’ and find that it is a perfect match for my skin tone once the product has adjusted to my skin (it comes out white upon application).
The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone has once again struck gold with me in that I am featuring it once again in my Beauty Favourites; it also was featured in my Beauty Favourites of 2017. This is hands down my favourite highlight of the last year, closely followed by the Too Faced Candlelight Glow* highlight which I find to be slightly cooler-toned in comparison to Moonstone. This has a pearlescent side and a pink side which when mixed together create a really nice highlight. I had the mini version which was contained within one of the products within the collaboration between Too Faced and Kat Von D. I have sadly hit pan on this and in truth should probably look to throwing it away now as it is almost gone. Remaining with powders for one more moment, the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in the shade ‘exposed’ seems somewhat of a distant memory now as you rarely read much about them. This year I really set to work on using this up as it is one of the older blushes in my collection now. As you can see, I have well and truly hit pan so it is likely this will be heading one way out of here in the next few weeks. In truth, I will miss it a lot, it has been a gorgeous natural blush which I have reached for almost every single day for the majority of 2018.
Without fail, the only brow product that I have stuck to this year is the Anastasia Beverley Hills Dip Brow Pomade. It is so easy to use and it creates a natural looking brow. The only thing I would say is that I am looking to invest in a new brush for this, if you do have any recommendations then I would be thrilled to hear them in the comments below. I would also add that for the price of this, I think it is amazing value for money as I use this daily and I have barely made any form of a dent; it will last you a lifetime.
A product which I was initially on the fence about and that I have come to love and then end up featuring within my favourites of the year is none other than the Glossier Stretch Concealer. At first I was not sure about this, I found it to be quite slippery compared to any other concealer that I had used. Having had time to use this and to adjust to it I can honestly say that I am converted. It does not crease under my eyes and it creates a natural finish on the skin without it looking too perfect. It brightens the area up and masks dark circles fairly well, although it will not cover everything. All in all I have come to love it, and, similarly to the Dip Brow Pomade, it will last you ages.
The final two products are both new to me personally this year. The first being the Urban Decay Setting Spray (how late to the party am I) which I think is fantastic! It really does prolong the longevity of your makeup; I have been left super impressed by this. Finally, the L’Oreal Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in the shade 642 which I first discovered via Victoria from In The Frow has been one of my go-to lip shades this year. This is such a gorgeous my lips but better lipstick, so much so that I did buy a second as a backup, just in case L’Oreal ever decide to discontinue the range.
So there we have it, 2018 rounded up into one post. Or at least the makeup side of things. What were your favourite makeup products over the last twelve months?
To read the first instalment, Skincare Favourites of 2018 click here.
*This post contains PR samples, for more please read my disclaimer.