2018 Holy Grail Makeup Products

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I have been so excited to put this post together because sharing my favorite things with you guys is one of the reasons I started this blog in the first place! I was a creature of habit for 2018 & so these products are officially holy grail products. These are the products I recommend to everyone who asks & I can’t recommend these enough, they are THAT good! If you have any questions about any particular product, feel free to comment below & I’ll be sure to answer!

2018 makeup must haves

PRIMER

Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Primer – Very light but also very hydrating. Plus, it smells amazing!

BECCA Backlight Priming Filter – Gives the  most gorgeous glow to your skin!

 

CC CREAM

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better – THE best CC cream I’ve ever tried. I cannot recommend this enough! It has SPF 50 & makes your skin look & feel incredible. I wore this almost everyday in 2018!

 

FOUNDATION

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation – I love that this formula is buildable & feels weightless on your skin. It has a soft matte finish but works really well even on my dry skin!

Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation – This formula also feels weightless on your skin & has the added SPF element which I love. I personally don’t think you can go wrong with this one or the one above!

Jouer Essential High Coverage Creme Foundation – The coverage in this foundation can’t be beat! One pump can cover your entire face because it is highly pigmented. If you have dry skin like I do, mix a bit of your moisturizer or a drop of your facial oil to 1 pump of foundation & your skin will love you for it!

 

CONCEALER

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer – I’m obsessed with this formula! It has really great coverage but isn’t drying under the eyes. It also lasts a long time, I average 1 tube every 6 months or so!

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer – I tried this on a total whim & was baffled by how much I loved it! This one retails for under $3 & the formula is really amazing. The shade range is pretty slim though so I’m hoping they will add to that eventually!

 

BROWS

Benefit Ka-Brow – I love this brow formula because it’s a waterproof cream-gel, which means it actually stays put all day! Plus, it comes with the brush attached which makes for easy application.

Covergirl Easy Breezy Brow Sculpt – This is the closest thing I’ve found for a dupe to the above Benefit product. While the formula isn’t exact, this is a great, affordable product that I’ve been loving!

 

SETTING POWDER

Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder – I’ve been obsessed with this powder since the first time I tried it. It’s SO lightweight & doesn’t leave your skin looking cakey!

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow – If you guys didn’t know, I’m all about the glowy skin. I love this glow version of one of the best translucent setting powders out there!

 

BRONZER

BECCA Sunlit Bronzer – This has been my go-to bronzer since they came out with it a couple of years ago. The formula is perfect for that natural sunkissed glow!

Jouer Sunswept Bronzer Duo – I’m always a fan of duos because I love to mix & match depending on my skin tone throughout the year. These bronzers are beautiful, blendable & I love the subtle glow they give to my cheeks!

 

BLUSH

Jouer Blush Bouquet in Adore – This  might be my all-time favorite blush. The shades are so perfect separately as well as mixed together to create a new shade. I can’t recommend enough!

Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten – This is the perfect blush if you like a glowy look!

 

HIGHLIGHT

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator – The shade Indiscretion will forever be my favorite but the other shades are equally as gorgeous! The amount of times I’ve been asked about this highlighter is almost absurd because it gives the perfect glow!

Maybelline Master Chrome – This is the highlighter I’ve been wearing when I want a more va va voom highlight. It wears beautifully on the skin!

 

EYESHADOW PALETTES

Persona Identity Palette – I have used this palette so often! This palette is my go-to travel palette because I can create any makeup look, day or night, with it! The shadows are so blendable & it has mattes & shimmers which makes it such a versatile palette.

Maybelline Soda Pop Palette – I discovered this palette in November but used it nonstop the end of 2018. I love the warm tones in this palette & think it’s a total steal for the quality! (I’m wearing this palette in these photos!)

Urban Decay Born to Run Palette – I purchased this one during the Sephora sale & I was SO excited when I received it in the mail! This palette has everything you could ever want in a palette. It’s a larger palette so it isn’t the best to travel with but you honestly can’t go wrong with this palette! It’s amazing!

 

EYELINER

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon – One of my all-time favorite eyeliner formulas! So many different colors/finishes & they all wear SO well!

 

MASCARA

Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume – Went through multiple tubes of this & will go through many more in the future! The formula doesn’t melt onto my under eye area & makes my lashes look WAY better than they do naturally!

Maybelline Colossal Big Shot – I have used this mascara faithfully since it was released. I love the formula & it makes my lashes look incredible! Plus, it has such an affordable price!

Honest Beauty Extreme Length Lash Primer & Mascara – This mascara & primer is not only made with clean ingredients, it works wonders! I have been recommending this left & right lately because clean beauty products that actually work can be hard to come by. I love that this has the primer & mascara in one tube & that it has an affordable price tag!

 

SETTING SPRAY

Urban Decay All Nighter – This product makes my makeup last all day & also gives my makeup a little refresher when it starts to look a little drab. I think this is a holy grail for many people because it does exactly what it says, it makes your makeup last! I have been through so many bottles of this over the years & I will continue to purchase it because it is THAT GOOD!

 

LIP PRODUCTS

BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balm – This lip balm is hydrating & wears beautifully on your lips. I love that I can apply one coat for a light look & apply another coat for a more bold color payoff. I use this all the time & always keep one in my handbag!

Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss – I’m obsessed with the shade Champs Elysees but all of the shades are absolutely beautiful! I have yet to come across a more pigmented lip gloss. If you love a good gloss, these are perfect for you!

BECCA x Chrissy Lip Souffle in Red Velvet (limited edition & on sale!) – Guys, this limited edition set is so amazing I can’t recommend it enough! I am going to pick up another because this lip color is an all-time favorite for me & I’m going to be devastated when I run out! The formula of this lip product is beautiful & doesn’t dry out your lips. Seriously, hurry & get one since it’s on sale AND limited edition!

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I hope you guys enjoyed this breakdown of my favorite products from 2018! I sincerely hope I’m not leaving any out! Now I would love to hear from you guys! What is one of your holy grail products from 2018!? Comment below!

 

 

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4 comments
  • Mekenna Bree
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    Yesssss!!! Love this list!!! So many of the favorites you have already made me obsessed with! 🙌🏼💖 And now I don’t have to ask you the same questions about products, over and over again haha!!!

  • Rachel
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    I love the Jouer lip pigments and glosses! I tried them for the first time in 2017 because of your recommendation and have liked them ever since! Something I was introduced to by a beauty blogger was the Sephora lipstories collection – they are like $8 and really are good! 💕 I have the shade Oui and it’s perfect

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