With every New Year, we are always eager to see what makeup brands are going to come up with, as well as the different makeup trends of the year. Makeup is all about having some fun, and when brands come out with innovative and unique products, it makes it a lot more fun for consumers.
This year makeup brands stepped up their game, and even drugstore brands launched makeup products that could rival the quality of high-end brands. More than ever, this year we saw influencers speak out more about inclusivity in makeup, as well as brands trying to embrace cruelty-free options.
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There were many anticipated launches this year; some amazed us, while some disappointed us. But, amidst the hundreds of products that seemed to launch this year, we have picked some of our favorites. These products help change the game this year and helped people step up their makeup routine. These products will help you get the flawless look that you have been aiming for all these years. Without further ado, let us take a look at some of the best makeup products 2018:
- Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
Rihanna changed the game forever when she launched her makeup line featuring 40 shades of foundation (which will be expanding in 2019!). Not only did this embrace the message of inclusivity, but it also helped other brands spur into action. With her launch, Rihanna showed the makeup industry that it does not take much to be inclusive. Her foundation ranges from extremely pale skin, to extremely dark, and with different undertones as well. Many consumers were thankful for finally having a foundation that was the exact match for their skin tone, and her foundation was sold out in minutes! This foundation has a blurring effect and appears skin like on your face. It smoothes out all imperfections without making it look caked in makeup. This has a “soft matte” finish, meaning that your pores will be blurred, and your skin will stay shine free all day! Nothing deserves the number one spot in the best makeup products 2018 than this foundation!
- Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer
Creamy and smooth, this concealer will change your makeup game. While many may see the word matte and fear that they are in for a cake face, this could not be further from the truth. This creamy formula applies like a second skin. It stretches and moves along with your skin and does not settle into fine lines or pores. Even though this is a pot concealer, it works as if it was a liquid one, you can use this concealer for your under eyes, the bridge of your nose, zits, and just about anything! The product leaves a velvety finish, and you need the smallest amount of product to help you blur away any imperfections. Once you try this product out, it is sure to become a holy grail in your vanity!
- Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara
If you are an avid follower of makeup gurus, then you will have heard this name a thousand times by now, and for a good reason! The Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara made sure that their product was out of this world (almost literally) and incorporated aeroparticles to help boost the performance of their product. They listened to what their customers wanted and made sure to deliver all of that and more. The result? Mascara that gives feathery lashes that look fuller and are curved to perfection. With this bad boy in your makeup bag, you probably will not need to look at fake lashes ever again! This mascara replaces the normal powders that are found traditionally in mascara with aeroparticles inspired ingredients to give it a weightless formula, ad a gel-like structure that allows you to coat your lashes with more products with just one swipe. This means no more layering and dipping back into the tube-just one swipe, and you will have the lashes of your dreams!
- Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter
We all cannot get enough of highlighters that make your skin glow. But this highlighter can appear natural, as well as blinding, and we never knew we needed that until now. Like we mentioned above, this year drugstore brands stepped up their game, and this product proves that completely. This powder highlight is soft enough that it will blend into your skin with the help of just your fingertips to give you a soft and natural glow. Don’t let that fool you, however, this highlighter appears glints just like metal in the pan because of a reason! Once you build this product up just a bit, you will have a party-ready look or just an everyday glowing to the goddess one! No matter what your makeup preference is, there is one thing for sure; you need to add this product to your makeup bag!
- BECCA Cosmetics Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder
Need something to make sure that your makeup stays put and does not slip and slide on your face? We’ve got you! This lightweight powder is perfect for you to blur all of your imperfections, without it settling into your lines. There is a lot to love about this product, starting from its goof-proof packaging which has too lids-one that you twist open and beneath that another one which you must snap open- which means that your powder will not be spilling everywhere when you open your setting powder in a hurry! The powder has hyaluronic acid incorporated into it which makes it feel almost like a cooling mist on the skin, making you feel refreshed. This setting powder leaves the radiance of your skin intact while making sure that your makeup is set in place.
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- Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
We swear this is not just on the list because of its amazing chocolate smell. This matte brown bronzer is infused with real cocoa and has no shimmer at all. So, if you are one who likes their bronzer to well, BRONZE up their skin rather than make it sparkle, then you are going to love this product. It is completely matte and helps your face, chest and wherever else you decide to apply it, look sun-kissed. This product is the perfect way to help you warm up your skin and make it look like you just came back from vacation! There are no words to describe just how great this product is, all we can say is you’ll see it once you try it!
- Flower Beauty Flower Pots Powder Blush
A blush is a must-have in anybody’s makeup bag, but it is hard to find the perfect formula which will last all day, and will not make you look like you got a sunburn on your face! These Flower Beauty Flower Pots are perfect fry you if you like to have a natural rosy-ness added to your face which will last the entire day. The formula is soft and silky, and it is a sheer product that looks like your skin but better. The powder blushes also feature different finishes in the same long-lasting and lightweight formula. So, if you prefer a matte look or a shimmery one, you will be able to find something that you can add to your everyday makeup bag. Apart from the adorable name, the product also has cute packaging, and a rose etched deep into the powder, which will look perfect sitting on your vanity! Go forth and conquer the fresh-faced look with the help of these powder blushes!
- Benefit Gimme Brow+
Make sure your brows stay in place all day, and look thick and perfectly shaped with the help of this brow gel. This was a holy grail product in the makeup bags of many and gave tough competition to its rival products. Once you start using it, you will swear by it. Your brow will look perfect, yet natural with the help of this product!
- Guerlain L’Or Pure Radiance Face Primer
Although this product comes with a hefty price tag, the product is well worth every penny that you spend on it. It is infused with actual 24 karat gold which melts into the skin leaving behind a naturally glowing skin. The gel looking product has runny consistency which allows you to stretch the product and helps your skin absorb it better. This primer will help your makeup go on top of it like a dream. It helps your makeup look fresh even after a long day, as well as helps impart radiance to your skin.
Many products in this best makeup products 2018 is focused towards a natural makeup look which was all of the rage this year. But, in 2019 we hope to see more products that help us stray further from our comfort zone. We hope that we see more products that let us unleash our creativity!
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