This beauty list took me a while to curate since I really wanted to incorporate amazing product I have tried from this past year and that I can’t get enough of. So this list is products that I’ve either re-purchased or fell in love of since the first makeup application. Also … products that I get asked about over social media or whenever I get questions from you fabulous people of what lip color I am wearing or makeup product I am using. So without further a-do, here is the list that I feel is and has been on rotation for me this past 2018!
This product is honestly one of the best! I am so so happy to have tried it! I love the fact that its in a tube and you don’t have to squeeze it out to put it on. Its like a deodorant stick in a sense for application. I love the twist design to produce more product and this glides on like a dream. It creates a smooth finish to the skin before applying your foundation. It is worth a try!
This liquid lipstick formula is so long-wearing and so light weight it is a must try. So rich in pigmentation and the application glides on so easy. Its a liquid lipstick but dries ultra-matte, and opaque finish. This collection is truly one of my favourites and transfer proof and kissable proof. I love this formula because it won't dry out and crack out on the lips. I love this color especially and the name itself is amazing- Lady Balls. LOL This is a colour I get a lot of compliments on for jus the shade of red.
This finishing powder is one of the best for the simple fact that its so light weight and it doesn’t feel like its caked on. I completely love how lightweight it is for setting the under eye and I love the fact that you don't need a lot. It also doesn't create any flash back in photography. MAC always has top of the line products and this one is amazing to set your foundation or concealer.
So I did not want to exclude summer but whenever summer is here I pretty much gravitate to this moisturizing sunscreen especially for my face. I also love that a makeup company created a sunscreen for your face. Its hard to find one that doesn't feel greasy or oily and not heavy to the skin. But this one is sooo good! I love it! I love how perfect it is for summer and especially for going to the beach or lounging by the pool. I love how light and airy it feels. One of my favs!
MAC Strobe cream! I cannot say enough good things about this cream. I love this colour especially in Goldlite! The light golden colour gives you a sunkissed look. It gives the skin such a nice shimmer to when you put your foundation on. I love wearing this by the pool or beach or running errands, because it feels like a good dewy feeling and I feel like I have something on when I don't want to wear anything on some days.
If you don’t have this cleanser… you need it! I promise you, you won’t be disappointed! The smell alone is amazing and you don’t need a lot, a little bit goes along way! I love how it works to clean your face and the way it makes you feel after you’re done washing your face. It is also decently priced, considering it is from Sephora. Try it out as there is always a sample you can order or the tiny travel size one.
OMG!!! I am so incredibly happy to have this foundation in my life! It is so light weight but buildable to create a full coverage finish. I love how it feels to the skin. I hear everyone in their dog has been talking about how amazing this foundation is and wow were they right! I also love that the foundation doesn't smell bad, nothing is worse than having a stinky foundation on your face. I love when products smell great and not chemically. But besides that this foundation could use a pump! So I took one of my old foundations and put a pump on it. I love pumps so I have to watch how much I pour out.. which is a downer because I hate waste. But this foundation blends out so nicely and I love its coverage.
This product wow! I'm so glad they offer a smaller size instead of buying the bigger one, since it is a touch expensive for a face elixir and oil. But the little gold flakes makes your skin feel amazing! I love putting this before my foundation and it literally keeps my foundation on and secure. I'm not one to use oils generally but this oil is amazing! Such a great purchase! I love using it when I legit have no time to put a full face of makeup on, I actually leave the house with just the oil if I have to run around and do errands. I can feel confident just leaving the house in just this!
This liquid lip color In Trendsetter is like life goals the color is perfect in between dark nude and brown. I love this color of lip so so much! I love the fact that you can carry this around anywhere. The Liquid Lip pigmentation is spot on and it does not transfer!!! It feels really good on the lips! I can’t wait to purchase the full size of the liquid lip set. Its a must try!
I get a lot of compliments on my brows. I take pride in them and I love this so much because it just defines and fills in the sparce areas of your brows and creates the perfect brow. Its a pomade that glides on the product so seamlessly. Let me know if you want a tutorial on them. I would love to film it for you!
This bronzing/contouring palette is my absolute favourite because I use this practically everyday! I love it so much that I’ve hit pan on most of them twice and I’ve had to repurchase them. I love the formula its so so smooth and blends so amazingly. I love the shade ranges for your skin colour.
This highlighter palette is to die for! It is so smooth and buttery and perfect for a bunch of shade ranges and you can find it on makeup geeks website! I linked one that is so so similar. It is also perfect for doing makeup on clients! You won't be disappointed. I have been utterly obssesed! www.makeupgeek.com It is also a collaboration with one of my favourite YouTubers Kathleen Lights! I just had to buy it!
This face primer is absolutely amazing and the smell alone is wonderful! It is such a subtle smell of coconut and not over powering. Its so hydrating, smoothes, and brightens skin for a dewy, healthy looking finish. This primer is infused with coconut water, and it boosts my skin’s radiance, and helps keep my foundation on longer. It definitely helps promote your longer makeup application. Its a must try. I also love that you can purchase a smaller tube to try it out!
This foundation is truly one of the best the applicator alone is awesome. The coverage is absolutely stunning! I am so incredibly happy to have this foundation in my life! I got the recommendation from Kandee Johnson. She always raves about this foundation and I was like why is it so good? Well it is truly nice, it smells nice and its provides full coverage. I also love the price point it is inexpsinve for a full size foundation and you get alot! Plus I have purchased this foundation twice now. So it says a lot and its a must try!
This concealer is pigmented! WOW! It is incredibly full coverage! It puts my other concealers to shame. You don’t even need that much to apply it to your under eyes. I couldn’t believe how awake I looked and how put together I felt. This is a must have in anyones collection. Or at least try it! You will absolutely love it!
I have been in love with Dose of Colors liquid lipsticks for years but I keep wearing the same ones all the time, especially when I go out to do photoshoots! I most always get asked or compliments on what colour lip I am wearing. I also love supporting my fellow Latinas as entrepreneurs in the makeup industry. They are in the U.S. so again it will cost you get these lipsticks shipped to Canada etc. Mondaze - The perfect darker mauve nude colour perfect for any skin tone. Truffle - the perfect lighter nude mauve colour and perfect for any skin tone.
This pencil… Wow! It puts Anastasia Beverly Hills to shame! I am so so happy to have this in my makeup collection. I love how first of all the packaging is like life goals! I love the gold, but its not all about the looks. This products glides on smooth and gives me the perfect brow. The pigment and waxyness of it is so so good! I use this on the daily and I love that this is a local brand here in Winnipeg. You can find their brow products here. They do ship internationally. I promise you will love these pencils and you won’t regret it!
This brush is my absolute favourite for when I’m contouring my face or face on my clients for bridal makeup. It is the perfect size for any size of face. I love how the brush is shaped and how dense it is and holds the product on to apply the makeup. I love sigma so so much, it was my first brush brand that I purchased most of my brushes for when I started applying makeup on clients for the first time since 2011. You will not regret this brush especially.
Omg! This palette is a must have! ABH eyeshadows are so pigmented and can blend anything. The colours in the palette are so doable for a day to night makeup look. It is perfect for everyday wear and perfect for wanting to glam up for the night on the town. I absolutely love when a new ABH palette comes out! They are curated so so well. Anastasias daughter Norvina basically creates these palettes with a four color shadow quad in mind! It’s definitely worth the amount of money for the use you will get out of the palette!
If you need glue.... GET THIS ONE! I promise you... you won't be disappointed! I love that its in black and white and its the only glue I use on myself and clients! This glue will for sure leave your lashes on and stay on. The best part of this lash glue is that its latex -free and that your eyelashes will stay on I promise you! It is so so good! My absolute favourite product and you must try it!
The smell alone is the best when it comes to your face. This product was developed in an exclusive partnership with SKINDINÄVIA! I had no idea! Makeup setting spray is the best way to make sure your makeup feels secure. And it helps prevent your face from sweating and controls those oils during the day of wearing your makeup. At least for up to 10 hours. You must at least try it out in store. You won't be disappointed. or just spray it on your face in the store!
This mascara is amazing because it is the only mascara I will ever use these days! I love the consistency of this mascara. I love that it makes my lashes bold and I love that for when I don’t want to wear makeup on most days and just put on mascara. I love this mascara and I love that it is waterproof which is awesome! You should give it a try! It is also inexpensive for mascaras especially from the drugstore.
OMG! I love these lip contours so much! I love that I can just apply it on the lips and go and no transfer whatsoever! So easy and they don't bleed at all on the lips. These three colours have been my absolute favourites! Icon - is the perfect red brown, Trendsetter - is the best touch of darker nude for any kind of lip colour. Cheerleader - is the best red shade ever! I love these so much! Whenever I leave the house for an event I love that I can count on these lip liners to not run and to stay put and not transfer for anything! You must try this out. The price is definitely right!
And thats it!
I hope you love this list as much I loved creating this list for you to try! You must know that these products are fool proof! And they actually work! And I’ve got threw a lot of these products at least once or twice.
Let me know in the comments down below what you think of this list?
And if there is a product that I’ve missed and that I must try!
Thank you so much for reading this best of beauty favourites for 2018!
I really hope you try some of the products linked I hope you find happiness in the products that Ive been loving all year long for 2018!
Have a great and wonderful day!
p.s. all photos were taken by April Carandang You can find her here: www.instagram.com/peggramer