This year was a different year for makeup for me. I got a new job where, that required a lot of commuting and traveling, which meant I was more tired and thus the time crunch in the morning became more apparent which affected how often I used product, specifically how often I take the time to do a full-blown smokey eye and diminishing the number of shades I generally use. I found this year was really a year of one wash wonders and subtle highlighters.
Favourite Base products
The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away concealer is the best concealer I’ve ever tried. It is super difficult to open so if the packaging could be change that would really be great. I find that it is really difficult to open whenever I’m using it after I’ve used my base products. I know this is a struggle that the Anna Edit also found with this. Quite honestly, this is the biggest thing making me not want to buy it is how difficult it is to open.
The Sublt Beauty stack was by far the most exciting makeup product I bought this year and I’ve used their concealer the most. I cannot get over how amazing all of the products in this wee stack are. The concealer is by far one of my favourite concealers that I have tried in a long time. It minimally creases and is easy to set and never looks cakey. I also love the highlighter in this stack, it is literally powdered dew which I love.
Despite many mixed reviews in the beauty community the Kosas Tinted Face Oil is the best face product I’ve tried this year. Now, if you use too much of this I find that it is way too detectable on my skin, but I use a dime sized amount and it is enough to cover my whole face. I love the finish and the shade matches me quite well.
Favourite Lip product
The Colourpop lip tints are the best new lipstick that I have tried in awhile. First, they smell so lovely, second they are so easy to wear and easy to us. They come in a boatload of shades and I predict that they could be used in a multistick fashion. I find myself reaching for these over other lip formulas.
Favourite Cheek products
I loved the Nudestix nudies highlighter in the shade illuminaughty this year and the Charlotte Tilbury filmstar bronze and glow. Both of these highlighters are used for different purposes. The Charlotte Tilbury highlighter packs a bit more of a punch and is one I wear when I’m feeling like wearing a bit more of a champagne look. The Nudestix one is a glossy, pink-toned highlighter that matches my undertone perfectly. It looks glossy on the skin and stays all day. I also loved the hourglass bronzer this year. I feel like this bronzer is good on its own or great for layering on top of other bronzers for that bronze goddess look. This was also a favourite from last year so you could say I’m a creature of habit. The MAC blush in peach twist is still a favourite. This blush sticks around all day and remains neutral enough to match a ton of eyeshadow colors. This was a favourite in 2018 as well but I cannot get over how nicely this blush sits on the cheeks. It has a beautiful easy glow to it and is buildable which I love in a blush.
I am well aware that this cheating because I only got this in November. However, I cannot stop using the MAC Eyeshadow palette from the Christmas collection. All of the shades in this palette work very well together. They are cohesive and you can create quite a dew different looks. I also have been loving the Hourglass scattered light shadow in burnish. Oh my, what a beautiful easy sublte shimmer for the workday. I love throwing this on, it makes me feel like a million bucks. I know these are overpriced for what they are, but something about the little pot gets me everytime.