Beauty Favorites Roundup

Best of 2018 Beauty Favorites

December 30, 2018

Best in Beauty Favorites 2018 | The Beauty Look Book

What a year it has been! I cannot believe that 2018 is nearly over, it flew by so quickly. Today I’m rounding up my Best of 2018 Beauty Favorites with a mix of new discoveries alongside a few staples from previous years. I went through this entire year of blog posts to make sure I didn’t miss anything! Also a number of you have asked for my absolute favorite tried and true staples so I’m going to put together a separate post of beauty things I cannot live without. For this roundup I focused mainly on new products I really loved that I tried this year.

Complexion, Highlighters and Base Products

Best Eye Makeup

Favorite Lip Products

Skin Care Loves

I really found myself gravitating to a lot more skincare tries this year compared to makeup. I wasn’t able to review everything as testing often takes so long to truly see results. I’ll do an updated skincare routine post in the new year so if you have any questions please leave them in the comments! My absolute favorites:

Hair Favorites of the Year

That wraps up my favorites for the year! I hope you found some new loves too. Let me know in the comments what your favorites were! Also I’ve been a little behind on giveaways with my recent travels so I’m doubling up and giving away 2 sets of beauty goodies. Two readers will be selected to win all these items listed below:

  • 1 Away Mini Travel Case (winner can select 1 choice of Pink or the Halo color)
  • All 3 Fenty Gloss Bombs in Fenty Glow, Diamond Milk and Fussy
  • Fenty Holiday Duo with lip minis of Spanked and Griselda
  • 1 Beautyblender Original
  • 1 Mini Drunk Elephant Serum
  • 1 Mini Tatcha Watercream
  • 1 Mini Living Proof Dry Shampoo

Open internationally to anyone 18 years or older. Runs through 1/5/2018. Simply enter by completing at least one of the steps in the widget below. Two winners will be selected at random within 72 hour of giveaway end time and will be winner names will be displayed / announced on the widget. I’ll contact winners directly via e-mail. Prizes typically ship within 1 week. Not sponsored or affiliated.

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  • Jane S December 30, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    I always look forward to the best of posts!! Thank you for the update!!

  • Lyse Davitt December 30, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Fabulous choices. A lot of these are on my list too. Happy new year.

  • Sandra December 30, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    I love your the best of and always in my purse posts.

  • Stellie December 30, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Charlotte Tilbury is my brand to try in 2019- I’ve heard so many good things, hopefully it’ll live up!!

    My favorites from this year have to be the glossier boy brow in black, the same Armani neo nude powder and my Armani lip laquer in 101!

    Happy new Year!

  • Daisy797 December 30, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    the flawless filter is my #1 find. What an innovative gorgeous new product. Pat McGrath lip balms, lipstick and eyeshadows. Fenty glosses. Kopari deodorant. Ilia lipsticks.

  • SandyL8 December 30, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    My favorites this year are #1 Marc Jacobs Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick in One Mauve Time (love this) #2 Laura Mercier Pressed Translucent Powder #3 Tarte Blush in Risque #4 Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Moodlight & Dim Light (these are gorgeous!). Love your your posts, they’re always so beautiful and thoughtfully written.

  • Ana Serrano Corces December 30, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    This is a great selection. I cant wait for 2019 and how my poor wallet handles your recommendations

  • Sheetal December 30, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    My favourites this year have been
    1) Chanel vitalumiere aqua
    2) Naked petite heat palette
    3) Chanel Lego volume mascara
    4) Chanel bronzer
    5) Nars blush in madly
    6) Bite beauty lipstick in chai
    7) Urban decay naked concealer
    8) Tom Ford cream eyeshadow in spice

  • Jaime | Girl Loves Gloss December 30, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    I wait for your favourites every year!

  • katey December 30, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    My favorites I tried this year were the Sisley Black Rose cream and Pat McGrath Lip Fetish gloss. Love your list!

  • Natasa Ceranic December 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Drunk elephant Protini cream and D bronzi drops were my favorite finds this year!

  • Natasa Ceranic December 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Drunk elephant Protini cream and D bronzi drops were my favorite finds this year!

  • Amy L. December 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Love this! This year was also a year of highlighter discovery for me and I just bought the Nars Fort de France…LOVE IT!

  • Frances December 30, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Fav beauty finds of the year included: de mamiel skin care, particularly the seasonal oils, augustinius bader the rich cream, Pat McGrath eyeshadow palettes in Subversive, the Pat McGrath lip lust glosses, and the Pat McGrath lip fetish tinted lip balms.

  • Heather December 30, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    I got an Aquis towel for christmas and I am loving it!

  • amcella December 30, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    This year, I discovered Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified lipstick. They have some lovely darker shades that are perfect for everyday ware. My second love was Julie Hewitt lipsticks. Her Oona and Scarlett shades are timelessly classic. 2018 was the year of the lip for me

  • Anne C December 30, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    I always love knowing your favorites! It makes me narrow down what products to try next.

    My favorites for 2018 are:
    (Lips) – Dior Lip Glow
    – Canmake Stay-On Balm Rouge
    – Bite Beauty Lip Mask
    (Face) – Perricone MD Brightening Amine Lift
    (Hair) – DevaCurl Low-Poo Cleanser
    – Curl Keeper Original
    – SheaMoisture conditioners
    – Uncle Funky’s Daughter Defunk
    (Body) – The Ritual of Sakura Body Scrub
    – Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Essence

  • bida December 30, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    These are expensive picks but standouts for 2018. ZIIP facial device and my LED light therapy mask by Dr. Dennis Gross!

  • Liz December 30, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    My favorites from this year is also the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter and the hourglass powders, I prefer the Unlocked palette.

  • Thu December 30, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Been hearing so much about Drunk Elephant. Will need to give the moisturizer a try soon! I recently purchased the Aquis hair turban and am excited to test it out – I hope I love it as much as you do 🙂

  • Shelleyeatz December 30, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    I love the tatcha water cream thanks to your rec! I also absolutely adore fenty fu$$y. The bite agave lip mask feels amaaaaaazing until I develop a nasty rash 🙁 I’m seriously soooooo sad. I haven’t found a better lip balm/mask and I’ve tried just about everything

  • Susan Hwang December 30, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    so many favorites! my favorite foundation was nars radiant long wear, the coverage is incredible. Still using up my old becca highlighters which i love. for skin care, i’m really loving the PCA line of products.

  • stephanieamccoy December 30, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    My favorites for this year are the Tom Ford Virgin Orchid quad and lipstick in Devore. Chanel’s holiday single shadows were amazing as well! A new to me favorite is the La Mer Soft Fluid foundation, so good!

  • Maria A. Malaveci December 30, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    My favorite that stood out this year were from NYM products. I love their Not your Mother’s® Matcha Green Tea & Wild Apple Blossom Nutrient Butter Masque!

  • Anna December 30, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste and Orlando Pita Play Body Breakthrough-amazing-my hair usually goes flat but no more-I keep backups of these two products.I have never used any hair product that so dramatically improved for volume and body, and I am 64 years old! La Mer foundation is a wonder-good color matching looks like real skin wears well and minimizes look of pores.

  • pearlgrey December 30, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    not on your list, but my favorites this year were Tatcha’s Polished Rice Enzyme Powder and Embryolisse lait creme concentre

  • Anahita Balsara December 30, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    My favorite products this year we’re Lancome Just Skin BB cream, Chanel UV Essential and Kate Somerville Retinol with Vitamin C serum

  • Sunnykm December 30, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Love the year end round up! It is almost time to shop for me again.

  • Tara C December 30, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    I loved the Ambient Lighting palettes this year and the lavender Bite Agave lip mask, as well as the Tatcha rice enzyme powder and cleansing oil.

  • Jenny December 30, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    My favs for the year are Farmacy Green clean, Sunday Riley good genes, drunk elephant baby facial

  • lauraz17 December 30, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Thanks to you Sabrina, Tatcha Water Cream has become my staple. I just adore it! I don’t see any concealers on your list but wondered if you had a chance to ever try the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer? I am currently using Chanel Le Correcteur De Chanel and was in the mood to try something different. I also bought and love the Aquis Hair Towel thanks to your review. It’s a definite winner! Happy New Year to you and I look forward to more great reviews in 2019!

  • inkchick December 30, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    I am loving Youth to the People’s Adaptogen Moisture Cream, Juvia’s Place’s gorgeous eyeshadow palettes, Lime Crime’s Metallic Velvetines, Lipslut’s terrific liquid lipsticks, and everything Dior!

  • MALINA CRISTESCU December 30, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    This year I discovered Tatcha Water Cream and love it, Belief products, Fenty Gloss Bomb, The Ordinary and the Bum Bum Cream from Sol de Janeiro 🙂

  • Paige Raugust December 30, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    So many pretty products in your post.I love Pat Mcgrath’s eye pallettes,Nars concealer and the Hourglass Ambient Unlocked palrtte.Thanks for your honest reviews and I look forward to reading more of your posts in 2019!

  • msh111 December 30, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    I love Tatcha Water Cream. I’ve tried the Belif Water Bomb but prefer the Tatcha hands down. I haven’t tried the Drunk Elephant moisturizer you mention but use the Vitamin C serum every day and love it!
    I missed the Nars Singapore palette but am anxiously waiting for the new Second Skin Palette!

  • Kim Mckain December 30, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    My favs for 2018 are Sisely Smoothing shampoo, conditioner, and oil. The scent is intoxicating. Estee Lauder Sensuous Rose is my perfect neutral blush. Pat McGrath Platinum bronze pallet, flesh astral lip gloss and the bronze one, don’t remember the name. Bobbi Brown extra soothing moisture balm and extra eye balm.

  • Aspasia December 30, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    New loves: Dior 002 highlighter, Charlotte Tilbury Blush (First Love) and Matte Revolution lipstick (Bond Girl), SUQQU Aoshizuku eyeshadow, SUQQU Sumiasayake Pure Color Brush, Tom Ford Eye Quads (Cocoa Mirage, Nude Dip, Golden Mink)

  • Leah Hart December 30, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    I fell in love with all things Drunk Elephant–love the Marula oil, C-Firma serum, TLC Frambroos serum, B-Hydra, and Lala Retro cream. Some other faves are the Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask, IT Cosmetics Superhero mascara, Colleen Rothschild retinol supreme night oil, and Coola matte mineral face sunscreen!

  • klgpjjecfs December 30, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    I have that ABH palette and was just about to give it away- now I feel like I need to reconsider. 🤔

  • Mary December 30, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    My top beauty products have been my Pat McGrath lipsticks, Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadows and mascara and light wonder foundation and the By Terry CC serum. They have been the most used product (and my loves) of 2018

  • ◕ ◡ ◕ thea December 30, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    I have only recently purchased the Fenty gloss in Fenty Glow but I’ve been using it every chance I get! It’s such a nice formula and looks amazing on the lips. I get compliments when I wear it.

    • saby December 31, 2018 at 2:18 am

      I haven’t tried Fenty but it sounds like a winner. I hope to try it sometime before the new year!

      • ◕ ◡ ◕ thea January 6, 2019 at 8:28 am

        I hope you do! There’s a mini size if you don’t want to commit to the big one.

  • Arianna December 30, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    The Glow Recipe Watermelon moisturizer looks absolutely divine! May need to pick it up! 💕

    Arianna |

  • KaTEA ☕️ December 30, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    I invested in the T3 Whirl Trio and OMG it is amazing. Finally my hair is holding a curl!

  • Erin B December 30, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    I have been loving Erborian BB Cream for my daily base, as well as the Houglass Holiday Ambient 4 Palette you mentioned.

  • Kaitlin Gallivan December 30, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    I’m obsessed with the fenty glosses too!

  • Meghan M December 30, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Thank you for a great post! My beauty favorites for 2018 were both the Glow recipe watermelon sleeping mask and the watermelon moisturizer, TATCHA the watercream, L’Oreal Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara, and the Bum Bum Cream from Sol de Janeiro

  • talker blogger December 30, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Happy New Year Sabrina and to all your readers !! Hope this year brings you all joy and good health!! 🥰

    Love your list of products. I have not really tried many new items this year. I am extremely impressed by the Fenty Beauty Red liquid lip paint!! I plan to wear it a lot this coming year.

  • Lisa December 30, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    I was waiting for this to post! I am soapy you worked hard to get it out so soon! I trust your pick and look forward to them so much! Happy New Year!!!!!!!

  • Holly December 30, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Great round up. I think Farmacy is such a lovely line and will become a hero line in 2019.

  • carrie8i8 December 30, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    Love the round up and I’m going to purchase a few of the items based on your recommendations!

  • Laura Schmaltz December 30, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    My favorite items this year? That’s a tough one… I love the Bite agave lip masks, all my Pat MgGrath palettes, Tom Ford Lost Cherry, Tom Ford Vanille Fatale, Tatcha essence, Kopari deodorant, skinceuticals phloretin CF, and my Votary facial oils.

  • Kendra Miller December 30, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I am loving Laura Mercier’s Translucent setting powder. I finally tried it and it’s helped so much! Also love Hourglass Lip Stylos!

  • Lisa December 30, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Why do you buy the waterproof version of the Loreal mascara over the regular one, if you don’t mind me asking?

    • BeautyLookBook December 31, 2018 at 8:32 am

      Because it lasts longer and doesn’t smudge 🙂

  • lisa_carbone December 30, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    My faves this year include:
    Pat McGrath Nude Astral gloss
    GA Neo Nude pressed powder
    BB Espresso Ink Gel Liner
    L’Oréal Telescopic Blk mascara
    UD Demolition liner
    TF Scintillate Duo
    Dior Backstage Foundation
    Too Faced Sculpting Concealer
    NYX Slim Eyebrow Pencil
    CT Flawless Filter #4

    Cheers Lisa

  • Genevieve December 30, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    That’s a pretty good selection of products you have there.
    My favourites for the year include: ABH Sultry eyeshadow palette and Colour Pop’s Lux lipsticks in Liquid Courage and Gallop, plus their Brown Sugar lipstick range.
    For the first time L’Oreal had a True Match foundation in Ivory Rose (porcelain, with pink undertones) and it is fabulous.

    • rachlovespenguins December 31, 2018 at 1:25 am

      I wore Liquid Courage a LOT this year too! I really was surprised at how lovely those lipsticks are, especially for the price point. I would definitely purchase more of them. 🙂
      I’ve been wondering ever since I bought it though, since they do sell liquid lipsticks, why wouldn’t they save that particular name for a lipstick that actually WAS liquid? lol

  • Jessica December 30, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    My top favourites are definitely 1) Lash Paradise, which I discovered this year and can’t live without, 2) tom ford liquid line (such a splurge, but makes my wing song easily, and 3) YSL lip tint balm (I always have it in my purse)

  • Padmavathy Raman December 30, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    Top 10 favorites for 2018- Chantecaille Future skin foundation, Too faced concealer, Hourglass Scattered lights eyeshadow, Charlotte tilbury Stars in the Eyes palette, Pat Mcgrath palette V Bronze Seduction, Pat Mcgrath list lip gloss divine rose, Chantecaille lip chic in Baobab, Hourglass Caution mascara, Pat Mcgrath Mattetrance and Luxetrance lipsticks, Tom ford boys lipstick in Chadwick, Tom fiber brow gel in Espresso.

  • Jan Kelley December 30, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    I agree with your picks. I also discovered a great drugstore foundation. L’Oreal 24HR INFALLIBLE PRO-GLOW FOUNDATION. I can’t vouch for 24 hour wear but it does hold up in the Florida summer sun and humidity. I like to wear it over Tatcha pore perfecting sunscreen broad spectrum SPF35 PA+++.

  • Yujin Chung December 30, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    My fav eyebrow pencil: Etude house drawing pencil, Fav oil/balm cleanser: Heimish, Brightening concealer: Clio airy fit!

  • Rebecca Jenkins December 30, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    I definitely found a lot of products I loved this year; Nars Wanted Blush Palette (can’t believe I hadn’t tried Nars blushes until then), Hourglass Scattered Light, the Fenty gloss in Fenty Glow was a surprise favourite that I wasn’t expecting to love, and basically my entire skincare routine which I feel is finally mostly perfect (Drunk Elephant serums are my absolute favourite).

  • Petunia December 31, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Really loving Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonder Glow and Light Wonder foundation. Everyone and I mean everyone comments when I wear it. Two of my friends have gone out and bought it. LOL. I am loving RandCo hair products and Drunk Elephant skincare. Still loving my Sunday Riley Juno too! I think I will always wear Lipstick Queen Medieval- it is the PERFECT red lipstick/balm. NARS Bound is in heavy rotation as is Love Supreme. Happy New Year everyone!

  • rachlovespenguins December 31, 2018 at 1:07 am

    I think this must have been my year for skincare.
    Drunk Elephant Lala Retro – my winter saviour (the Tatcha Water Cream totally wins during summer though)
    Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Serum
    Dr Jart Tigergrass Nightly Repair Mask – this makes the deserted island list
    Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Treatment Lotion – a rediscovered favourite
    Milk Makeup Kush mascara
    Milk Makeup Kush Fiber Brow Gel
    Chanel Jumbo Longwear Matte Lip Crayon in Impulsion
    Olaplex shampoo – I like the conditioner and treatment too, but the shampoo is the standout to me.

    I loved reading your top picks, and everyone else’s too. All the comments here have reminded me of a couple things I’ve been meaning to try, and of a few things I already have but need to revisit!

  • Erin December 30, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Favorite beauty discoveries this year are the Natasha Denona Gold Palette, Tatcha Camellia Cleansing Oil and Kissu Lip Mask, Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide cream (you influenced this one!), Kerastase Resistance shampoo and conditioner, Becca Sunrise Waves bronzer and Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions mascara.

  • Tatiana December 31, 2018 at 1:16 am

    Some new favorites this year are Dr. Sam Bunting’s Flawless Cleanser, Violette La Dangereuse Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy sculpting face trio (perfect blush for my fair skin), and Pat McGrath’s lip fetish lip balm.

  • Merry Rower December 31, 2018 at 1:25 am

    Always look forward to reading your round-ups and thanks for so many successful tips this year! Here’s my list, narrowed to things I actually used up and replaced at least once, always the best indicator of a true love:

    1. Kosas tinted face oil – #04
    2. Armani Neo Nude powder – #4
    3. Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara – black
    4. Glossier Boy Brow – blonde
    5. Pat McGrath Labs Lust Gloss – Dare to Bare, Flesh Astral
    6. Tatcha Camellia Goldspun lip balm
    7. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration
    8. Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream
    9. Oribe Masque for Beautiful Color
    10. Diptyque Candle – L’Elide scent

    Things I’m excited to try in 2019: Mad Hippie skincare, Tatcha Silk Canvas primer, Glossier body products, Breydo candles and hand washes and more haircare from Oribe.

  • Isabella Gonzales December 31, 2018 at 1:51 am

    Just want to say that I love your blog! I’ve added so many items on my wish list because of you!! This year was the year I discovered the makeup routine that works best for me! Here are my 2018 favorites:

    1) Glossier Cloud Paints in Beam & Puff
    2) MAC Strobe Cream in Gold Lite
    3) Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter in #3
    4) NARS Soft Matte Concealer in Custard
    5) First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer
    6) Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream
    7) Fresh Tinted Lip Treatment in Honey
    8) Sigma F35 brush
    9) Flower Beauty Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette
    10) Milk Matte Bronzer in Baked

    Happy new year!!

  • thought_owl December 31, 2018 at 2:09 am

    the path McGrath lip gloss u recommended; drunk elephant eye cream; THREE skincare (Japanese brand); and the mini away case (tho not skincare).

  • Cindy December 30, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    I’m working through my list of favorites and yours is so inspiring!! I definitely think this year was a year of glosses (bye mattes) and cream blushes/highlights! I think I definitely loved Lilah B and Kjaer Weis cream products! I love the “dewy look” for makeup and I’m glad that cream/gloss products in real strong this year. Also I’m working on pushing my hair to 3-days without washing and that’s definitely made me discover a lot more hair products and experiment with more hairstyles!

    Cindy |

  • Ellen December 31, 2018 at 3:55 am

    My favourite products this year is Idun Eir mascara, Nyx Water eyeshadow palette (weird, but true!), this Votary super food cream I just started using as a night cream, lippies from Idun, Surratt, Jouer and Hourglass… Oh, and my gift to myself earlier this year, the perfume Rain from Clean!

  • Sarah Burrows December 31, 2018 at 5:50 am

    CT Flawless filter, CT magic foundation, Kiko eyeshadow sticks, Sephora shadow stick, CT blush bronzer highlight pallet Big Bang lipstick from urban decay. Thanks for a great blog. Happy 2019

  • Melissa December 31, 2018 at 1:42 am

    I always look forward to your yearly roundups! I’m always pleased to see we like the same items, and you always inspire me to add to my list!

    1. Tatcha Watercream
    2. DE Protini
    3. Sonia G Eye Brushes
    4. LM translucent setting powder
    5. Marc Jacobs highliner in Ro(cocoa)
    6. MUFE Ultra HD liquid foundation (I found my EXACT shade!)
    7. Fenty Glow lipgloss
    8. Revlon eyeshadow base
    9. Kopari coconut deodorant
    10. Lancome bifacil

  • saby December 31, 2018 at 2:18 am

    I appreciate the list of favorites for the year. Oftentimes with new products it’s hard to know what is tried and true. One of your likes is the Bite Beauty Agave lip mask which I recently bought. This is one of my favorites for the 2018 year, as well as the Charlotte Tilbury eye shadow pallette. For the former, I love how it hydrates and helps restore moisture especially during the dry winter LA months!

  • Julie December 31, 2018 at 7:39 am

    The Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a palette – Beauty Glow, Giorgio Armani Luminous silk foundation, Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder, Pat McGrath lipstick, & various Drunk Elephant skin care products have definitely been a hit for 2018 for me!

  • Karen Moresco December 31, 2018 at 7:50 am

    I so appreciate your blog! Happy New year to you and Andrew!

  • Taylor December 31, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Supergoop CC cream, Nars velvet matte lip pencils, Glossier generation g, Tarte shape tape concealer, and the entire Cosmedix line of skincare. Thanks for posting such detailed reviews! Happy 2019.

  • MBAMommy December 31, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Top items for the year include:
    – clinique pep start tinted lip balm and their nighttime lip mask
    – living proof dry shampoo
    – drunk elephant protini moisturizer
    – drunk elephant vitamin c serum
    – drunk elephant hydra b serum
    – drunk elephant vitamin c eye cream
    – paula’s choice azelaic acid booster

  • Sharmiela December 31, 2018 at 8:22 am

    I bought my first CT this year and finally found my perfect nude with Cheat Sheet and Matte Revolution Pillow Talk. Good to see it made your list! Love your blog and I am always looking out for your reviews and tips. Happy New Year, Sabrina!

  • Andrea Kirsch December 31, 2018 at 9:32 am

    I love your list and reviews! My top 10 favorite products used this year include:
    1. Laura Mercier translucent setting powder
    2. Natasha Denona eyeshadow palette 5
    3. Natasha Denona lipstick color 51
    4. Nars Orgasm blush
    5. Charlotte Tilbury lip liner Pillow Talk
    6. Make Up For Ever HD foundation in Y385
    7. Benefit brow pencil in 5
    8. Laneige lip mask (love this!!)
    9. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer
    10. Kevyn Aucoin neo highlighter
    And so many more!
    Happy New Year!

  • Yolennie December 31, 2018 at 9:53 am

    my 2018 favorites: pony makeup longwear cushion, pyunkangyul essence toner

  • Ning Shahirah Alfrink December 31, 2018 at 10:27 am

    my 2018 favourites: Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting foundation, Hourglass unlocked pallet, Dior Lip maximizer gloss, Sisley Black rose oil and mask, Drunk Elephant marula oil, Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in the colour Pirate, Chanel Rouge coco shine in Boy, La vanilla Deodorant and Tom Ford eye cream colour in Spice

  • R S December 31, 2018 at 10:58 am

    I love favourites posts – my favourites include born to run palette, persons eye kits, Becca skin love, kush mascara,

  • Lshae17 December 31, 2018 at 11:42 am

    I’m loving the pat mcgrath shadows and glosses. Every new launch I’m like whelp, there goes my paycheck!!

  • BrooklynShoeBabe December 31, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    I got back into makeup again this year, and I’ve become hooked on two websites that feature inexpensive makeup. My top ten makeup finds this year, in no particular order, are:

    1. NK MICROFINE ARTLINER felt tip eyeliner
    2. NK radiant liquid eyeshadow
    3. NK Perfection Highlighter in 24K (a reported Fenty Highlighter in Trophy Wife dupe)
    4. Fenty Beauty foundation in 420
    5. FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Unicorn
    7. Klean Color ALONG THE LINES-LIQUID EYELINER in Mint, Guava, Lemon Zest, Laguana
    8. AOA Lip POP Gloss- Mogul
    9. AOA Perfect Setting Powder- Warm
    10. AOA Wonder Blender – Black Beveled

  • realitygreene December 31, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    My favorites of the year: Lancôme Teint Idole Foundation, Smashbox Primerizer, Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Wattles, MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick, BECCA Berlin Glow highlighter, Fenty Fussy lip gloss

  • [email protected] December 31, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    My 2018 faves were: Lancôme Teint Idole Foundation, NARS Sheer Glow, Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Fliter, Glossier Haloscope and the NARS highlight in Capri.

  • Solange December 31, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    1. L’Oreal Paris Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner
    2. Maybelline Colour Whisper Lipstick 65 Pink Possibilities
    3. Nars Light Reflecting Setting Powder – Translucent Crystal
    4. Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick – Lolita
    5. Lush Million Dollar Moisturiser
    6. Clinique Happy Gelato Cream for Body in Berry Blush
    7. Dior HydraLIFE Fresh Hydration Sorbet Creme
    8. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist
    9. Kenra Platinum Silkening Gloss
    10. Ole Henriksen Instant Transformation Lemon Facial Peel

  • murphmeister December 31, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    1. ole henriksen truth gel cream
    2. charlotte tilbury hollywood flawless filter (this combined wtih the ole henriksen looks so good on my combination skin)
    3. laura mercier baked matte bronzer glow in 2 (really flattering).
    4. laura mercier caviar stick in twlight or rose gold
    5. hourglass brow fiber gel in blonde (repurchased twice now – i never rebuy anything so must really love this)

  • JDVinWV December 31, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Kosas tinted face oil foundation, Tatcha primer and Tatcha pearl have been my big standouts for this year. The Kosas lipsticks are nice, too, though I haven’t worn mine enough to call it a favorite yet. It’s another “is it a balm or a lipstick” type and so far I really like it.

  • Tracy Black Rionda December 31, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Tatcha Camellia Cleanser and Beautyberry Silk Lipstick, CdP Radiant Lip Gloss, Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Champagne Diamonds and Superstars Lips in Pillow Talk (I like her press powder too!)

  • Mary Seto December 31, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    I really like that your review included high end brands and a few lower priced gems. My new faves this year have been Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer, MAC Liquidlast eyeliner, and Biologique Recherche Toner.

  • Valaurie Juli December 31, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Favourite beauty products of the year have been:
    -Bouche de Nöel cleanser from Lush ( it’s like using cookie dough to wash your face!)
    – Sparkling Soda Shine Mist from Drybar
    – Diamond Bomb from Fenty (it’s the closest I have ever seen a makeup product look like the sparkle that snow gives off)

  • Kristina L.H. Grier December 31, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Hi Sabrina! Thanks for sharing your 2018 faves. Can’t wait to see you all time favorite products in your next post. My 2018 favorites have to be:

    1. Laneige Lip Mask (no more flaky lips this winter!)
    2. Clinique Lash Power Mascara (only mascara that doesn’t run or smudge on my oily skin!)
    3. Living Proof Dry Shampoo (old reliable to get rid of oil and add texture/volume)
    4. Nars Matte Velvet Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita (amazing warm burnt coral that wears down beautifully)
    5. Nars Powermatte Liquid Lipstick (bold colors that pack a punch; best matte lip product I’ve ever tried)
    6. Too Faced Peach Loose Setting Powder (just so soft and angelic looking)
    7. Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo & Conditioner (great for keratin-treated hair)
    8. Sol De Janiero Bum Bum Cream (best body moisturizer with beachy scent!)
    9. Lush Rose Jam Shower Gel (Lush finally made this permanent and I can’t get enough of it)
    10. Anastasia Beverly Hills Bronzer in Rosewood (nice warm matte bronzer)

  • Gail A December 31, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Youth dose eye treatment from Kiehls and Chanel’s new CC Cream. Happy New Year

  • Sunnykm December 31, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Lately I have been reading the ingredient labels far more closely. I traded in my expensive moisturizer for a hyaluronic acid cream as a humectant and then use an occlusive (barrier) over this layer to seal in the moisture. Usually the moisturizer is Cerave (ceramides and niacinamides) or LaRoche Posay moisturizer. Staying away from fragrance (no allergies but also trying to stay away irritants).

    Loving the LaRoche Posay Toleriane Double Repair Facial Moisturizer with SPF over the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Extra-Dry (it has no fragrance unlike the regular Neutrogena one). I spend the money I save on facial skin care on lovely make up that you, Sabrina, recommend! And to be honest my skin is better and smoother with the switch away from the skin care at the “counters.”

  • GK December 31, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    My favorite this year has been the Westman atelier stick foundation and would love to see what you think in the new year as it was my first stick formula so I’m not sure how to really compare. Also glad I got the dyson hairdryer in the end!!!

  • Stacy N December 31, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Sabrina, Thank you for another year of great info and beautiful photos! I have been enjoying your blog for over 8 years! Looking forward of more of exactly what you do! ❤️

  • Noel December 31, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    I ended up buying the Ambient Lighting Palette Edit Vol 4 from Sephora with the 20% off promotion. I flippin’ love it. I really did not think it would work with my tan skin tone, but now it’s my go to face pallet.
    My favorites for the year are: Cover FX Power Play Liquid Foundation in G+40, Ambient Lighting Pallette Edit Vol 4, Kevyn Aucoin’s Precision Brow Pencil, Generation G in Cake, and Cloud Paint in Beam.

  • Roopa Patil January 1, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Sabrina, thank you for your reviews. Find them helpful. My favourites this year have been – NARS Long Wear Radiance foundation. I use the shade stramboli; Huda beauty Demi matte liquid lipsticks. The shade Mogul in particular. NARS blush in seduction

  • Jessica January 1, 2019 at 8:11 am

    I want to try so many of these!

  • Anna January 1, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Gorgeous photos!

    My beauty favourites this year are:
    -rms beauty wild with desire lipstick in sweet nothing
    -kora organics highlighters in rose quartz and amethyst
    -bite beauty spice things up lipstick in pink salt
    -butter London nail polish in hen party
    -physicians formula mascara (not waterproof so not long-lasting, but makes eyelashes so healthy and soft!)
    -kopari cleansing oil (based on your brand recommendation!)
    -cake dry shampoo (the powder, not the spray)

  • Andreia SPR January 1, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Hey Sabrina! My favorites of this year were Chanel vitalumiere foundation, Lancôme Ombre Hypnose shadow in 25 Platine and Clinique pop matte lipstick in 14 Cute Pop. Happy New Year!

  • cpbebe January 1, 2019 at 10:28 am

    nice picks! heartily agree on the drunk elephant protini , and I’d add the lala retro too. both are can’t live without for me. other faves I discovered this year were: Hourglass Ambient lighting palette(late to the party, I know!) Chanel Stylo Yeux liner, Tom Ford quads and lipsticks in Pink Dusk, coco Ravish, Forbidden Pink, Guilty pleasure and Revolve around Me, Chanel Rouge coco in Adrienne, chanel jumbo lip crayons, Peter Thomas Roth Max Mineral sunscreen, Bobbi Brown Illuminating Primer with SPF.

  • Straw berry January 1, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Thank you for this fantastic blog and all your hard work to make it a daily must read! Top finds this year: BR P50 lotion and creme placenta moisturizer, differin, Dior lip glow, nars blush in impassioned, tresemme heat protectant spray, neulash. Happy New year!

  • J Lee January 1, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Sabrina, I can’t imagine how much work it takes to put out such thorough reviews for us (not to mention how much organization and patience!). Thank you for all that you do! My favorite finds this year included the Drunk Elephant Babyfacial, It Cosmetics confidence in a cream, Sephora retractable waterproof eyeliner, and the Lancer method polish scrub.

  • Mais Ali January 1, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Thank you very much for your amazingly beautiful blog. I find so much joy and pleasure in reviewing your work. I have always trusted your recommdations. I really enjoy Armani Foundation, fenty gloss, and most hourglass products. I can’t look past drunk elephant skincare and I’m looking forward to treating myself to foreo ufo sometime next year. Lots of love.

  • Alix January 1, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway, and so many great reviews all year long. Happy 2019!

  • Hannah Mary January 1, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    My favorite finds this year we’re Tatcha water cream, Sunday Reilly good genes, Thayers witch hazel, Palmer’s cocoa butter swivel stick, Neutrogena hydro boost body gel cream, Dr. Jart+ ceramidin cream, Cosrx advanced snail 96 mucin power essence, Living proof split end mender, and Verb ghost oil.

  • thineownself January 1, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    welp, i bought NARS holiday stuff (and some of it with the 20% code) but now am sorry i didn’t buy some of the quads then too. Thank you for the great reviews.

  • Anna-Marie Consor January 1, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Thanks to you I discovered the daily edited makeup bag this year, and it is my fave! Also love the Pat McGrath lip fetish lip balms.

  • hh January 1, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    beauty favorites this year: the double-ended L’Oreal mascara in the purple tube, Pat McGrath Fever Dream, YSL Tatouage Couture in Black Red Code, NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Bound, Butter London Oil Slick

  • Anna January 1, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Thank you so much for this comprehensive roundup – always love reading your “Best Of” posts. Really appreciate your incredibly, in-depth content + all that you do for us beauty-lovers 🙂

    A few of my favorites from 2018:

    Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter
    Biologique Recherche P50 (always!)
    Hourglass Caution Extreme Mascara
    MAC Paint Pots in Groundwork + Tailor Grey (new to me)
    Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Unlocked

    Thank you again xx

  • XingJian January 1, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Love the round up! I’m always interested in your hair picks specifically, since I have so much trouble doing my own hair.

    2018 favourites include the new NARS Powermatte liquid lipsticks, which are inexplicably good and lightweight. I also bought the Becca gloss set based on your recommendation — I especially love Sugar Plum!

  • Valerie Manke January 2, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Some of my faves are first aid beauty cream, smashbox + vlada petal metal highlighter, mugler angel hair mist, killian princess edp and Tatcha mist

  • Nivert Kaldas January 2, 2019 at 3:39 am

    alot of things have been added to my sephora cart thanks to you!

  • Heather Rhodes January 2, 2019 at 9:36 am

    I absolutely love your reviews! They are always so thorough and really give me a good idea of whether I want to try a product. Some of my favorites this year have been all of the Pat McGrath eyeshadow palettes, fenty gloss bomb, hourglass scattered light eyeshadows, and charlotte tilbury pillow talk lipstick.

  • Maria Mercedes Ruperti January 2, 2019 at 9:57 am

    I was waiting for your best of Beauty!
    I am so hapopy this year with the combo of Pillow talk lip liner and Fenty FuSSy!
    Hourglass unlocked palette, Hollywood flawless filter, PAT Mcgrath lipsticks and eyeshadows, Nars Atomic Blonde Palette and Armani Luminous silk foundation made a statement for me this year! 🙂

  • Farah Ilyas January 2, 2019 at 11:38 am

    I love your picks!! Some of my favourites were:

    Elemis lime blossom cleanser
    UD Naked heat palette
    Caudalie face masks
    Rituals of Banyu body cream and shower gel
    KVD Lolita liquid lipstick
    KVD tattoo dragger liner
    Clarins lip oil
    Clarins double serum

  • Christina January 2, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    My top beauty products this year were Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Cream (expensive but fabulous), Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Liner, Mac Peach Palette from the Lunar New Year, and Rohto Melano CC serum (from Japan.

  • N. Novona January 2, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Love your in depth review every time!
    My top beauty products this year would be DE Tango eye cream, tretinoin cream, and DE facial oil.

  • Paola January 2, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    I really loved the nars climax mascara, the lancome monsieur big mascara and the sephora outrageous lip gloss.

  • Tali January 2, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    My favorite item of the year was the fenty liquid eyeliner and laura mnercier rose oil. Both are so good and I love em. ♥♥♥

  • Jeanie M. January 2, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    My favorite beauty purchase this year was a Hudson beauty palette that I purchased for a gift. I really wanted to keep that but I decided to go ahead and gift it.

  • Anabel Diaz January 2, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    My favorite beauty products of the years has been the Purology hair care line and La Mer foundation.

  • jeansco84 January 2, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    My 2018 favs:
    1. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil
    2. Joe Fresh Tinted Lip Balm in Spice
    3. Makeup Revolution Big Love eyeshadow palette
    4. Cover FX Power Play Concealer
    5. Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Kidman’s Kiss
    6. Kiss NY Professional Luxury Intense Lip Liner in Rosy Nude (very good dupe for CT Pillowtalk lip liner!)

  • Rachel January 2, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    2018 Favourites
    1. L’Oreal Lash Paradise mascara in waterproof
    2. Mecca To Save Face SPF 30+ primer/moisturiser
    3. Tarte Shape Your Money Maker Eye and Cheek palette

  • OrangeCosmetics January 3, 2019 at 8:08 am

    I have made a blog post about my 2018 favourites:
    Best wishes
    Nancy 🙂

  • hofken January 3, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    In no particular order:

    1. Paula’s Choice Cleansing Oil
    2. Trader Joe’s Micellar Cleanser & Makeup Remover wipes
    3. Exuviance Performance Peel AP25
    4. NARSLight Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder
    5 SeneGence LipSense
    6. L’Oreal Paris Double Extend Mascara

  • Pichamol Earthh Sirijuntanan January 3, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    My 2018 favorites:
    1) tatcha one step Camilla cleansing oil
    2) kiehl’s ultra facial toner
    3) DR. ANDREW WEIL FOR ORIGINS™ Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion
    4) sulwhasoo first care serum
    5) drunk elephant polypeptide moisturizer (thankyou so much Sabrina for your recommendation!)
    6) hourglass veil mineral primer
    7) Dior skinforever foundation (all year) OR Hera Uv mist ultra moisturize cushion (for fall/winter)
    8) hourglass ambient lighting edit v.4
    9) three ultimate diaphanous loose powder
    10) Bobbi brown crushed lip color in babe, cabana, bitten, regal

    Happy new year Sabrina! Can’t wait to see more of you and your posts in 2019!

  • Kathy Le January 4, 2019 at 4:27 am

    I’ve been loving the NARS Climax mascara, NARS Forte De France highlighter and Bare Minerals Serum concealer this year !

  • Maryam January 4, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Loved the review. My 2018 favourites ended up being old classics such as MAC lipsticks in diva, ruby woo and d for danger as well as Stila stay all day foundation and Clinique high impact mascara.

  • boudicea January 4, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Great to read your review on 2018 products especially as you go through so many.
    My 2018 favourites
    1. Drunk Elephant – C-Firma Day Serum
    2. Fresh – Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy
    3. Biore – UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+/PA++++
    4. Differin Gel – Acne Treatment
    5. IT Cosmetics – Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF50+
    6. Glossier – Boy Brow in Brown
    7. Lisa Eldridge – True Velvet Lipstick
    8. Kat Von D – Tattoo Liner
    9. Kopari – Coconut deodorant

  • Samina January 4, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Great review! My 2018 favourites were my Armani luminous silk foundation, Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder, Becca highlighter in champagne pop, Glossier boy brown and Drunk Elephant T.L.C. sukari baby facial.

  • Natalie Redman January 4, 2019 at 10:48 am

    I loved the ABH Soft Glam palette. My favourite!

  • Jennifer Kavu January 4, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Thanks so much for sharing your 2018 favorites! It makes me so happy to see some of my favorites included and definitely inspires me to give some new things a try. Your detailed reviews are always so helpful when I’m deciding what to purchase; in fact, I often wait to read your review before making a final decision. I look forward to what 2019 has to bring for “the beauty look book” and wish you continued success! Happy New year!

  • Joni January 4, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Great roundup! It reminded me of a few things I had my eye on but never got around to trying, (especially the new nars quads!). Some of my favorites have been the reformulated nars shadows this year, blush-wise I’ve been going back to some old favorites like clinique heather pop and my burberry silk and bloom, for skin I found I really enjoy Orogin’s matte moisturizer in the pink package, it’s a strange concept to me but it is great for no stickiness during the day! Oh and you didn’t mention fragrance, but I’m head over heels with the nordstrom exclusive chanel fragrance in Paris-Deauville! I have the shower body/shampoo gel as well and it is super luxurious! have you tried that one or the other two scent versions?

    Thanks for another great year of reviews, good luck on the next!

    (oh, and p.s., on your instagram, I was just reminded of how absolutely jealous I am once again of your chloe saddle-y bag— I want it in black so very badly, but it’s very out of my price range, sadly!) 🙂

  • Faith January 4, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    I really loved this, especially the skincare picks!

    I really loved discovering the BYBI lip buffer and Pacfica Indian Coconut Nectar this year!

  • Martine Storey January 4, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Great round up. I really liked the L’Oreal Paradise eyes mascara and Revolution concealer.

  • Fola January 4, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    I’m absolutely in love with your website. Somehow, I was looking for swatches of the new Bobbi Brown foundation for darker skin tones and ended up here.
    This is an amazing review! My favorites of the year that held me down include:
    1. The TooFaced Born this Way concealer. Kicked Shapetape right in the gut and dethroned her. Its perfect.
    2. The TooFaced Born this Way foundation. Initially the brand left some of us hanging with some shades missing then, made up for it by collab’ing with Jackie Aina. Finally got my shade and the formula is perfect for my skin type sis.
    3. Universal Fenty gloss bomb. To die for. I buy a new one almost every week because im obsessed!
    4. NARS climax mascara. Need i say more?
    5. Fragrance. Black Opium by YSL. i get compliments every single time I wear this. Every. Single. Time.
    6. Dr. jart ceramidin liquid. Its amazing for my skin type. I have a love/hate relationship with moisturiser because of how humid it is over here but this one is solid.
    7. Clinique oil control gel. I haven’t used it as much as it just released but its fast becoming a staple. Hard pressed to find a moisturizer I actually like
    8. MAC Bittersweet Me lip glass. Its not a new release but i dont know where it was hiding all my life.
    9. Missha sunscreen (with the blue cap) being a black woman its hard to find sunscreen that won’t have you looking crazy turning purple or Casper white
    10. AmLactin lotion. All my keratosis pilaris people will get this. Absolutely love!

  • roxymisha January 4, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Skincare products are ones I focussed on in 2018 in addition to some new makeup. I like trying some of Tom Ford new lipsticks as well as NARS audacious lipsticks which have some great new shades. Although I tried some Alpha H products I didn’t find them suitable for me. Dr Nassif (from ‘Blotched’) has a great skincare range and I have enjoyed his eye products, complexion pads and hydration super screen in particular. Hourglass blushes and highlights have been a favourite this year as well as Mally Beauty, in particular, her shadow sticks which are similar to Laura Mercier’s caviar sticks and her primers are probably the best I have used. Algenist has a beautiful serum foundation and I have used a YSL serum foundation before that has really been a wonderful foundation, so I do like this type of formula. As I have naturally curly hair it looks best when it dries naturally but I do need a good serum to add some extra shine each day and I can highly recommend Nick Chavez’s velvet mesquite serum. It is also great for the skin – not greasy at all. Carla Oates, the beauty chef, has wonderful health products and I consumer her beauty body powder (a protein shake) and her other products daily. As I am Australian, I am so proud that Carla Oates has become known internationally and I know her products are sold in New York and other places. For health and wellness, I do recommend her products. Her beauty balm is wonderful as well which can be used on lips, around the eys, cuticles and anywhere one is experiencing dryness. L’Occitane body products have been a favourite such as the oil shower gels and shea butter soaps. Have always been keen on this brand and will try more products in 2019.

  • Sharon Macklin January 4, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    As usual, I have many of your favorites…thanks to your reviews! I’d be interested in your reviews of Glossier (their mascara is my holy grail) and Westman Atelier (I have a number ofher products, even though there are not that many yet).

  • Nicole L Standfast January 4, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    I want that filter from Charlotte Tilbury. It looks so innovative. Not just a highlighter, but more .

  • KimaFernandez January 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    I always wanted to try the Ambient Light Blush Collection but I never had a chance to try it.

    and Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow is my favorite of all time.

  • beth January 5, 2019 at 9:09 am

    I am a skincare junkie and have gotten into MBR this year – the modukine and tissue activator serums are at the top of my list. I also love the hourglass brow gel and am on my second tube – discovered via your recommendation, thanks!

  • Lisa January 5, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Did you ever try the Moroccanoil hair mask? It might be too heavy.

  • Linda S. January 5, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    The laneige lip mask is something I used every night. I love my L’Oreal lash paradise and the urban decay born to run palette.

  • Anne Capitant January 5, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Sorry for my late reply! December and early January involved some being-in-hospital scariness for me so I wasn’t able to be super connecting on social!

    My top beauty faves this year have been:
    – Any Tatcha I could get my hands on
    – NARS Tinted Moisturizer
    – NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
    – CT Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder
    – NARS Fort De France
    – RMS Living Luminizer
    – Zoeva Cocoa Blend eyeshadow palette
    – Anastasia Soft Glam & Modern Renaissance
    – Fenty Stunna Lip Paint in the OG red, the black, and Uncuffed (the mauve shade)
    – Fenty Gloss Bomb in all the shades!

    In reply to your lists-
    Base- I definitely want to pick up the CT Flawless Filter! And now that as of yesterday the treatment for the illness I’m suffering from was FINALLY approved by the insurance company (we had to fight them for over six months!) I will hopefully be able to do more makeup soon and get the proper use out of my stash! I have Fort de France and have to agree with you on every point, and I’ve been using Hourglass Incandescent Electra since it came out in that first blush trio palette! It’s such a gorgeous shade!

    Eyes- I too have been using the same exact L’Oreal mascara for ages. Soft Glam is definitely one I’ve been using loads too!

    Lips- That Bite lip mask is something I use pretty much every night, especially in the winter! Fenty and CT lips are also the same shades I’ve been reaching for, and I’m glad you tipped me off on the combo of them too!

    Skincare- I finally cracked and bought the full size Water Cream during the Sephora sale (and the Indigo Cream which I’m using currently) and I’m SO glad I did! I haven’t gotten the Farmacy Honey Drop YET but that is one of my go-to brands so I anticipate getting it once the Water Cream runs out

  • bobekecske January 5, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Great roundup!
    Two of my favorites were also the CT Magic Filter, which i use it as a primer, focusing on the highpoints of my face, and the Nars Orgasm lipbalm.
    I really got back into using powder foundation (the loose Chanel Vitalumiere), when I went for foundation my fave was La Mer’s fluid.
    Best blush finds were Hourglass’s Mood exposure and Chanel’s Elegance.
    Best lipstick find was Bobbi Brown’s crushed lip colour (in so many colours :)).

  • Alia January 5, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Some of my favourites this year are

    – Laura Mercier Infusion de Rose nourishing oil
    – Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience soothing treatment lotion
    – Fresh Rose Face Mask
    – Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque, which was the first ever mask I bought for myself 6 years ago, and has never failed me since!
    – Hourglass ambient lighting palette trio, I never leave without it on a makeup day
    – Hourglass ambient lighting blush in Mood Exposure
    – Burberry Light Glow blush in Tangerine
    – Benefit Roller Lash mascara
    – Glossier Boy Brow
    – YSL Tatouage Couture Matte lip stain in no. 16

    And so many more, including the Givenchy Le Rouge and Pat McGrath lipsticks! Can’t wait to see your new posts this year! xx

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