We all know I love a favourites post so I thought why not do a round up for 2018?
I think last year I bought and tried more products than I have over my entire lifetime and I know that’s partially because of my blog, watching YouTube and my revived love of makeup.
The products that make the cut may not necessarily have been released last year but they were definitely new to me.
Let’s face it, having been out of touch with makeup for so long, even a wet beauty sponge was new to me – can’t believe I was so oblivious for so long!
Since this is a round-up post, it’s likely the products I mention here will have cropped up before so I will link my previous posts so you can see my full reviews.
Shall we get to it?
Lush – 9-5 Cleanser
I raved about this way back in my May 2018 Favourites and it’s still a firm favourite in my skincare routine.
I’m onto my second bottle now (I even got a big one the second time around as I knew it would get used!) and it is one of the few products that I use every day, twice a day when I’m wearing makeup.
It leaves my skin looking clear and feeling clean and I’ve definitely had a reduction in spots since I started using it.
Child’s Farm – Baby Moisturiser
I don’t moisturise as often as I should, I know this and I’m trying to get better at it. Especially with the winter weather, my skin is taking an absolute beating just now and I’ve got dry bits in places I’ve never had before!
I do use other moisturisers but I think I reach for this one the most because it’s always handy with J using it too!
I can use it on my leg when my tattoo reaction flares up and on my face because it’s so gentle so it’s really convenient.
It’s hydrating, absorbs well and doesn’t leave my skin feeling or looking greasy.
Urban Decay – Naked Skin Foundation
I was given this by my friend as she no longer needed it and it has become my everyday (when I can be bothered) foundation.
It feels really lightweight and gives good coverage without looking cakey or heavy on my skin.
This is one that I definitely will be repurchasing as I know how it works with my skin and it lasts a really long time so I don’t mind spending that bit more.
I’ve done a full comparison post with the All Nighter Foundation so be sure to check that out to see which one you would prefer!
Revolution – Conceal & Define Concealer
This is my go-to concealer, I can’t even remember if I have picked up any others last year at all! Certainly, no others have left an impression.
This just works really well on my skin, it covers what I need it to cover without looking cakey and lasts for a really long time.
The price is also fantastic. I think this is going to be a staple in my makeup collection for a really long time!
MUA – Setting Powder
I never really understood setting your face with a translucent powder but I realise most coloured face powders are the wrong undertone for my skin so thought I would give this a go.
I really like this as you only need to use a tiny amount and it sets everything down so well!
If you do go heavy handed, it leaves a cast on your skin which requires a fair bit of blending to dust away!
I’ve also noticed that if I use too much, I occasionally get a whiff of it through the day. Not that it smells of anything really, it’s more you can smell “generic powder smell”, if that makes any sort of sense?
I think it probably does flashback but I’m so pale my skin does that anyway so it’s never something that I’ve cared about.
I think I picked this up for £4.00 at the start of last year and I have only used about a quarter of the tub so it is going to last a really long time!
Freedom – Bronzed Professional
I’m not great at contouring or bronzing but I really like this powder as it’s not super pigmented.
I don’t think you would really notice too much when I’m wearing it as it is so light but it genuinely makes me look less flat and dead 🤣.
It blends really well and because it’s light it is foolproof (and I definitely need that!).
Revolution – Soph Does Nails Eyeshadow Palettes
I’ve used so many great eyeshadow palettes last year that I found it really hard to choose my favourite.
I think out of my collection I have used the Soph palettes more than any others. I love the original and Extra Spice and I use them both interchangeably.
The formula, pigmentation and colour combinations are all really great especially for the price of them! I just can’t really fault them and the same goes for pretty much every other Revolution palette I have tried.
Seventeen – Falsifeye HD mascara
I am gutted that Seventeen is no longer sold as this mascara is my favourite of this year hands down and I know I’ll be running out soon!
The formula is not too wet or dry and coats the lashes evenly. You can build it up and it doesn’t flake off through the day.
The wand takes a bit of getting used to because the bristles are so thin and I poked my eye on more than one occasion but once I got used to it I loved it. Even when the mascara is long gone, I think I’m going to keep the wand!
Smashbox – Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick
I love this liquid lipstick, I really didn’t want to because the price is pretty steep but it has, by far, the best formulation of any I have tried.
It doesn’t make my lips feel really dry and when it finally starts to wear off through the day, it does it in a kinder way than some that just leave your lips looking like a bumhole!
The colour (Babe Alert) is great for me and the heart-shaped doe foot makes applying it really easy!
Native Unearthed – Natural Deodorant Balm
My last favourite is also my saddest favourite. I love this deodorant, love! I raved about it to everyone, it’s cruelty free and lasts all day.
I was even given some by a reader as she didn’t want to use it and I repurchased it too.
But disaster struck! In October/November I developed a really red sore, weepy rash in my armpits. I couldn’t lift my arms above my head the skin was so tight. I had been using the deodorant for months at this point so tried everything to prove it was not causing this pain!
Alas, I had to stop using it and the rash cleared and my skin went back to normal. Gutted is an understatement!
So that’s it, my favourites for 2018!
What did you think? Was there any on my list that were on yours too? Something you think shouldn’t be on there? Or something I should try for 2019? Let me know in the comments below!
As always, thanks for reading! Speak soon!