It’s always beneficial to stay in the loop because makeup brands are constantly coming out with better products every year. With new formulations, new shades, new designs, there is always a new product to be excited about! You just have to choose the good apples from the bad ones. This list is a compilation of all the best makeup products that we’ve loved in 2018.
1. Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation
Wet n Wild’s Photo Focus Foundation is a medium, but build-able, coverage foundation that keeps your skin look soft, dewy, and natural. Wet n Wild even went as far as to test the foundation under seven different light condition to make sure it looked beautiful on the skin no matter where you are. So basically, it’s the perfect selfie foundation.
2. Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette
One that really knocked it out of the park for many beauty gurus was Huda Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette. The pigmentation is insane, the shimmers apply beautifully, and there’s just the right amount of matte to shimmer shades so you can create a cohesive look. As per usual, hats off to you Huda.
3. Maybelline x Gigi Hadid Matte Lipstick
Though it seems that Gigi Hadid’s makeup line with Maybelline received a lot of heat this year, one product that stood out amongst the rest was the matte lipsticks and particularly the reds. The red shades are really unique and wear beautifully. They are super pigmented and pretty long lasting as well. If you want to get anything from the Gigi line, definitely pick up the lipsticks.
4. Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter
5. Saturday Skin Rub-a-Dub Refining Peel Gel
Sure, this product has a cute name and adorable packaging, but there’s more to it than that. The gentle exfoliator uses papaya and bromelain (found in pineapple) extracts to speed up cell turnover and remove impurities as you rub the gel across your skin.
6. Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer
If you haven’t already gotten on the Shape Tape train, it’s about time you did. A beauty community favorite that has taken the internet by storm. Tarte’s Shape Tape Contour Concealer is creamy, pigmented, full-coverage, doesn’t crease like crazy and instantly brightens the skin – perfect for under-eye concealing.
7. Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Mascara in Bloodroses
It’s a deep burgundy under-toned black and you can’t even really tell it’s not completely black because it’s so dark and gives the same overall look except that the undertone makes the eye colors POP – without being able to pin point why to the blind unknowing eye.
Like a bottle of coconut water for your complexion, this oil-free moisturizer delivers a quick hit of heavy hydration. Lightweight and fast-absorbing, it also has added antioxidants like licorice root and white tea to ward off free-radical damage.
This primer has a fiercely loyal following – so much so that the brand has launched an entire range of alternative versions to suit every different skin type and requirement. The original is second to none, and gives skin a soft-focus finish and silky texture.
Complete with mini brush for blending and buffing the product into the skin, Chanel’s Joues Contraste Powder Blush offers long-lasting colour in a large range of colors. Vibration is a bold pink that looks great on darker skin tones.