The top ten beauty products we’ve adored in 2018.
2018 has been an incredible year for beauty.
All of the mentioned products are those we wouldn’t want our makeup bags or bathroom cabinet to be without. These are products we truly love; they work brilliantly and we will be using them for years to come.
1. Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Matte 403
This lipstick is the creme de la creme, the ultimate rouge, and the one we keep referring to every time we say ‘wear it with red lipstick’. This is the one and a good red lip is a VA must.
“403 is easy to apply, stays within the lines and has a beautiful matte finish. I apply and blot, apply and blot three times and this way even with eating and drinking the colour still looks quite vibrant.” – VA
2. Sisley Paris Phyto-Eye Twist All In One
Next up is this ultra-versatile product from Sisley Paris. This handy liner doubles up as an eyeshadow, pencil and eyeliner all in the same swipe. Makeup bag necessity if you ask me.
“Like one of those fab lingerie outfits that hold and smooth – this one pencil is an all-in-one that does it all and easily.” – VA
3. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Moving swiftly on, we have the primer to rule them all. Primer is often the unsung hero in our makeup bags, but this one from Smashbox will make sure we never forget it again.
Its ultra-smoothing formula leaves our skin feeling soft and ready for anything.
“Smashbox was the original primer favoured by professional artists to smooth skin and set makeup; this one I use for special occasions or on its own.” – VA
4. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
This aptly named, magical product from Charlotte Tilbury undoubtedly earnt its place on our list. Finding the right foundation can be a common struggle but this miracle foundation has become our number one go-to.
“Charlotte’s Magic Foundation is pretty near perfect. It is the cover I want when I don’t want any cover if you see what I mean. When you think about it it is pretty crazy expecting a product to look like it doesn’t exist. That’s girls and makeup for you. Natural with nuance we might say.” – VA
5. Bobbi Brown Art Stick
Here we have another two-in-one product, doubling as both a lip liner and a lipstick. This multi-tasking stick is another necessity and will keep up with even the busiest of us.
The VA top picks are ‘Bare’ and ‘Dusty Pink’.
“The formula glides on to the lips so effortlessly and the creamy, but buildable, formula ensures that they aren’t drying on the lips.” – VA
6. Eyeko Brow Gel
This is the product no makeup bag can exist without. It’s the perfect gel for taming even the wildest of brows making sure they’re in place and looking well-groomed all day long.
“I haven’t found one I like as much or use as often – it’s my can’t live without eyebrow product.” – VA
7. Escentric Molecules Molecule 01
It’s true what they say about Molecule 01, it’s the perfume to turn heads. Its smart formula makes the scent smell different person-to-person, but we can rest assured it will always smell absolutely divine.
This is the one where people stop and ask.
“Whenever I wear this fragrance I feel fabulous. It might be because strangers comment or it may well be because the scent is indefinable but I think most of all it is because the perfume is unique.” – VA
8. Sunday Riley Good Genes
This powerful product from Sunday Riley was guaranteed to make the cut.
“It is a cross between a serum and a light grade lactic acid to cleanse and brighten the skin. It is all the right natural ingredients and I have to admit feels really good. I have been using it for a while now and I really see the change it brings to my skin. Clearer, brighter and I think, smoother.” – VA
9. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Patches
These have become a beauty drawer essential we use all around the clock and are the ultimate masks to eliminate bags and puffy eyes.
“Use Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Detox Hydra Gel Eye Patches 1 to 3 times a week for the best results. They contain aloe vera and caffeine, both ingredients used to cool and de-puff the under-eye area. Massage the remaining serum after using to have your skin feeling soft and revived.” – Mary
10. Byredo Blanche Hand Cream
And last, but not least is the true handbag essential many of us may forget, but fear not, this stunning hand cream will leave our hands feeling hydrated and smelling incredible.
“I like them for their light consistency and nourishing texture but there is something else. It is rare to stumble across a hand cream that delivers delicate fragrance, without having to compromise on hydration.” – VA
And there you have it, the ultimate beauty list of 2018.
Finding the right product can take time. We are all so different and unique with varying skin types and preferences. When we find a great product we just have to share it and enjoy it together.
Is there anything on this list you have also enjoyed in the last year?