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2018 Makeup Favorites

Lifestyle Favorites (2)

Now it is time for the favorites post that everyone has been waiting for and that is my makeup favorites, which is always the hardest one for me to put together but also my favorite one to put together. I really love makeup and have far too much of it, but at the same time, I love having the options. Anyway, let’s dive into the makeup favorites.

Makeup Picks 2018 (1)

NYX HD Blush in Taupe – This has been my go-to contour for this year, I have tried a few others at this point but this is the one that I keep coming back to, it’s just the perfect shade and it’s really easy to blend out while also being able to be built up if I’m feeling up to it.

Nars Eyeshadow in Andromeda – Is something that I have been using as a highlighter and have been seriously loving since I started doing that like I own a bunch of other highlighters but for the past two or three months this is pretty much the only one that I reach for. This just works wonders as a highlighter, it’s soft and somewhat natural looking and that is something that I love.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation – This is the only foundation that I have used completely up, I was without it for a little while then decided that I needed it back in my life and have purchased a second bottle. The shade match on this is pretty near perfection for me and I just really like the finish of it on the skin.

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer – This is such a cult classic that it is probably not much of a surprise to see on this list, I have tried a bunch of other concealers and very few have come close to being as good as this one, and not a single one has surpassed it. I like the shade range, I like the formula and I’m just overall happy with this one.

Anastasia Foundation Stick in Fawn – Is my cream contour favorite and the only cream contour that I currently own, it’s just really good at doing exactly what I want it to. It’s the perfect shade, it blends out really nicely and looks really natural while also just being easy to deal with.

Mac Fix + Coconut – I love the way this smells, it’s really lightly coconutty and soft which I like. I also love this because I feel like it really softens the look of my makeup and makes it look a bit more natural while also prolonging the wear of it a little bit.

Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Baby Love – This is my favorite blush of all time, so it makes complete sense that it is in this list. This blush is easy to build up, it’s super cute and it’s the perfect neutral kind of shade that goes great with almost every look so it’s a favorite for sure.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure – This is another blush that just looks good with almost every single look, it’s easy to apply and give the slightest bit of a glow to the face that just looks really healthy.

Makeup Picks 2018 (2)

Too Faced Shadow Insurance – Is another product that is a favorite of life, so of course, it’s on this list. This is a product that I use with pretty much every look that I do, it keeps my eyeshadow on and doesn’t crease, so it’s everything that I hope for in an eye primer.

Essence Make Me Brow – I think that this is the only brow product that I ever use or really like, so it’s not really a surprise that it’s on this list or that it’s the only thing on this list. This is a light tint of color, it’s really hard to mess up because it does have such a small brush and I just really like the way it makes my brows look.

Lorac Mega Pro – Is something that I had my eye, never pulled the trigger on but I recently stumbled across at Kohls on a fantastic sale, so I had to have it.  I love this, I think this is a fantastic mix of matte and shimmers, along with a great mix of neutral colors. I find this really easy to create soft looks with and some bolder ones, it’s just a really fabulous palette.

NYX Liquid Matte Liner – This one is one that I debated putting int here, not that I don’t like it because I think it is a fabulous formula that is super dark, really matter and very much black. I just have a problem applying it, but I think that’s more of a me thing than it is the brush, so I decided on including this because I do like it, I just personally need more practice with it.

Essence Volume Booster Lash Primer – I haven’t tried a ton of lash primers, only three or four probably, and this has been the best and the only one that I think actually did something to my lashes. This one really lengthens and volumizes my lashes, it’s kind of really impressive and I am a huge fan of it.

Makeup Picks 2018 (3)

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Creamsicle – This is not a typical shade for me but this is a product that I seriously loved this year, it’s just a lovely shade that is perfect for spring and summer, it’s really easy to apply and the color isn’t super potent which I like.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Sheer Rapture – Is another sheer color that I love, it’s a super pretty berry kind of shade that is really sheer, really moisturizing and is kind of perfect.

Lime Crime Plushies – I just want to talk about these as a whole because I own a bunch of these now and honestly want a bunch more still because these are some of my all-time favorite products. This formula is really sheer and natural looking on the lips, it’s matte and it smells amazing as well as coming in a bunch of different shades. This can also be built up to have more color pay off, so it is safe to say I love this formula a lot.

Fenty Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow – This was a recommendation from a good friend of mine, something that doesn’t happen often since no one else is particularly into makeup as much as I am, and it was a great one. This smells like Twizzlers, this looks amazing on the lips, isn’t too sticky and is something that I find super easy to apply.

These are all of my makeup picks from the year of 2018, I had a really hard time with this one mostly because I feel like I have been fairly scatter shot in terms of items that I have been using, so picking out favorite felt really unexciting, but I guess that’s alright because it just means that all of the products that I have picked for this list are things that I really love and would suggest. Even if they are a bit boring.

What are some of your favorite makeup products?

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