I Am THE Makeup Junkie's Favorite's of 2018
It is the final day of 2018, December 31st. Over the past year I have reviewed hundreds of products and thankfully had great things to say about most if not all of them. I always try to find something good to write in a review. After all, a company sends me a product, which is a form of payment and therefore expects something good to be said about their product. But I am always honest and I will tell the truth about products. If a product isn't good I don't review it and if it has issues I mention it.
Today is just a compilation of products that I have found particularly great of the ones I have tried and some I have reviewed over the past year. Some may be your favorites too, I hope they are. That means that they are exceptionally great products.
FAVORITE COSMETICS BRAND: ColourPop Cosmetics/Kylie Cosmetics
I am a little late to discovering this brand. I started purchasing from them early in 2018. I am sure happy I did. With their collections and new palettes from their original Super Shock Shadows, this inexpensive but high quality brand is the hottest around. I love just about everything they come out with. Now they even have skincare.
I am also loving Kylie Cosmetics. Everything she puts out is awesome. Prices are higher but the quality is also awesome too.
FAVORITE SKINCARE BRAND: Volition Beauty
This brand actually makes products from YOUR suggestions! All you have to do is complete a little quiz about the product you want to have made and then the company might make they product if they feel that there is nothing like it currently in the skincare market. They keep expanding their line and have skincare and makeup.
FAVORITE MASCARA: This goes to two different items. Wander Beauty Unlashed Curl & Volume Mascara ($24) and Rimmel London Wonder'Fully Mascara ($5.99). I reviewed both items and consider them to be my HOLY GRAIL Mascaras. Both give my wimpy, invisible lashes lift, length, curl and volume. I especially love the Rimmel London Wonder'Fully Mascara as an everyday mascara that is easy to use and washes off easily. It gives each lash luscious length and definiton without clumps. This truly is their best mascara yet.
FAVORITE LIP GLOSS: Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss ($20). This lip gloss was introduced in the middle of the year. It is gorgeous. Non-sticky yet still provides full coverage and iridescent colors. I love the newer colors they came up with for all of the collections that followed.
FAVORITE EYE SHADOW: ColourPop Pressed Eye Shadow, Kylie Cosmetics Eye Shadows and Urban Decay Eye Shadow. It is a tie because during the beginning of the year UD was still using its Pigment Infusion System and it is no longer using that, of which I am very disappointed. I think they decided it was cheaper to product the eyeshadows without it and have cheapened their shadows somewhat. However ColourPop Pressed Eye Shadows and Kylie Cosmetics Eye Shadows are the best by far lately with their ability to be ultra pigmented. Kylie Jenner's are far superior in that they have little to no fallout and are just amazing. ColourPop eyeshadows have a little bit of fallout and they need to work on that.
FAVORITE ECZEMA TREATMENT: Kamedis CALM Eczema Therapy ($20.99). I had some eczema or atopic dermatitis on my neck that seems to only appear every so often and this sloughed it away in less than 1 week. It is made with botanicals such as rhubarb and 12% sulphur as its main ingredient. It works amazingly well and there is no stinging or anything.
FAVORITE FOUNDATION: FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ($34). This is the best foundation I have ever used. I thought I had reviewed it but I guess not. It is the best matching foundation I have ever found too. Which is highly unusual. I wear 100, for very fair skin with neutral undertones. It is a medium to high coverage and is buildable. It comes in 40 skin loving shades.
FAVORITE LIQUID LINER: Kat Von D Beauty Tattoo Liner ($20) & Ink Well Liquid Liner ($20). These liners are waterproof, smudge-proof and last literally all day long (24 hours). They go on easily and the Ink Well Liquid Liners come in a number of shades that look gorgeous on.
FAVORITE BLUSH: NARS Blush ($39) Truthfully these have been the best blushes for so long that nobody can come along and dethrone NARS. He makes the most beautiful blush colors and the classic Orgasm is still the number one seller. I must admit that I own more colors than I care to say. I bought a few more this year because they are so beautiful and he came out with some new colors that are really quite stunning.
FAVORITE LIPSTICK: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($18) With so many colors and finishes, this lipstick is the best around. Highly pigmented and lip-loving, UD gave us the best lipstick it has ever concocted. I hope they keep this lipstick and don't get rid of it.
FAVORITE MASK: Summer Fridays Jet Lag Masque ($48)
This mask will truly transform dry, dehydrated skin. Give your skin over to this transformative mask that helps rehydrate skin. Natural botanicals help this uber-dewy mask add it in spades by steeping cells in a nourishing mix of vitamins, ceramides, antioxidants and gently exfoliating extracts. Skin looks instantly renewed, radiant and ready for anything.
FAVORITE EXFOLIANT: SKINFOOD Black Sugar Honey Mask Wash Off ($11.50)
This yummy smelling mask/exfoliant is just about the best thing your skin can ask for. It contains organic Brazilian black sugar and honey to exfoliate, soften and hydrate the skin. After 15 minutes of use twice a week, your skin will look and feel amazing.
FAVORITE SUNSCREEN: SUPERGOOP UNSEEN Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF40 ($32) This is my FAVORITE Sunscreen ever. It goes on crystal clear, sinks into skin immediately and practically fills in pores. Skin feels slick as a whistle and looks amazing. You only need a small blob to cover your entire face and neck. And it wears extremely well under foundation. In fact, it makes foundation go on extremely well.
FAVORITE SKINCARE DEVICE: FOREO UFO Mini Smart Mask ($179) This mask device uses Korean sheet type masks with special serums and the use of heat and sonic technology to have the device penetrate the serum into the skin easily. Each mask only takes 90 seconds to work. It is very similar the the FOREO UFO except it doesn't have cryotechnology. Which is fine with me and I like using just the heat and sonic technology. I use masks such as Youth Junkie (collagen), Glow Addict (brightens with pearl powder), Call It A Night (revitalizing & nourishing) and Make My Day (hydrating & anti-pollution). Each box of masks are $19.95.
FAVORITE PALETTE OF 2018: URBAN DECAY BACKTALK EYE & CHEEK PALETTE ($46) I love this palette for the entire year's best because it is something that looks good on everyone. These shades of roses and berries are very neutral shades. Not only that but it is an eye and cheek palette, so you are getting 8 beautiful eyeshadows and 4 beautiful blushes/highlighters. Here is a photo of me wearing colors from this palette:
|wearing Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Cheek Palette|
Well, those are my favorites of 2018. I am so happy to share these with you. I love blogging about products and I look forward to doing more beauty and lifestyle blogging in the year 2019. If you have favorites, write them in the comments section, I'd love to hear about them.
Until Next Time~
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(Some of these items were sent for consideration)
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