I saw the blogger Liv from What Olivia Did do this post – her version of the 2018 Allure awards and I thought it would be fun to do! I really focused on the products that I have actually used for a decent period of time and truly loved! Most of these are pretty pricey, but they are all ones that I would repurchase a million times over. They are solid parts of my daily routine and ones that I would recommend to my mum or best friend. They are my Best Of Beauty for 2018.
Best of: Makeup
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder
I really wanted to focus on the makeup that really stood out to me in 2018. There are a lot of products that I use that I like but I wouldn’t be that upset if they were replaced with something else. This is one that I really love. Its perfect for after a couple hours of wearing makeup – it never gets cakey and it still allows a little glow to show through.
L’Oreal Colour Riche in Glossy Fawn
I’ve talked about this a lot this year! I didn’t expect to love it as much as I do! It’s got such an easy wearable formula – I never worry about needing to touch it up, and I can apply it without a mirror which is so handy! Plus I really love the colour of this, perfect for my pale freckled face!
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Bitch, Perfect
This is a solid favourite in my books. It’s definitely more of a splurge, but I love it! I think that Charlotte Tilbury has some of the nicest lipsticks and this is the perfect pinky nude.
Best of: Skincare
Farmacy Green Clean Cleansing Balm
Are you tired of hearing me talk about this yet? I’ve mentioned this so many times before because it’s such a solid favourite. It is the BEST cleanser for removing makeup and easily my favourite part of my night routine. Its easy, gentle, and it doesn’t make me break out! What more could I want!
Origins Out of Trouble Mask
Another one I have mentioned a lot! But I truly love this – it may be because it helps with my little breakouts and feels nice and cool or because I can wear it for like an hour and not having to worry about it drying out my skin! Fair warning, it smells super strongly of camphor (like Vicks!)
Kiehls Midnight Oil Concentrate
I got this one last year when my skin was having an allergic reaction to a product I tried. My skin is combination but has the tendency to run dry in the winter and this is amazing at keeping it hydrated! It doesn’t feel greasy or “oily” on the skin and sinks in so nicely! It layers well under makeup and best of all, it doesn’t make me break out. Recently, I am loving putting this on and jade rolling it in.
Best of: Hair
Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo & Conditioner
I wish that I didn’t love these two as much as I do. They are premium hair products, and easily the most expensive part of my routine. However, over the last year any time I would run out of them and try something new I would just be grumpy about how my hair looked and felt until I went back to these. Nothing makes my hair softer or look nicer than when I use these two together. My hair loves these products.
This is another very expensive product, but let me tell you. My hair has never looked better than when I use this. This product literally brings back the life to my hair. I’ve only used it a handful of times (because $$$) but every time I do I am amazed at the difference in my hair. Not only does it make my hair look shiny, but it also feels softer and more hydrated. Plus – this brings back my hairs natural texture. After bleaching my hair, it lost the little wave that my hair gets when it dries naturally. But if I use this my hair will dry in the little waves I had before my first hair appointment.
Best of: Other
Burts Bees Lip Balm
No other lip balm will ever top this. I live in Canada, I am always nervously licking my lips, and I am usually dehydrated – but this lip balm keeps them smooth. I have one in my car, purse, bathroom, beside my bed, in my winter coat, and one in my diaper bag for work. I put on so many layers during the day and cannot fall asleep unless I have this on my lips. I’m just a little obsessed, and for the price, really not upset about it.
Armani Because Its You Perfume
I am usually really picky about scents and I don’t usually love sweet smells – but I love this perfume. It’s the perfect light scent but not frilly or girly in my opinion. With notes of neroli and rose its also really got some depth to it! It’s perfect for everyday wear and I want everyone to smell me when I wear it.
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream
Last, but not least! My favourite hand cream! My hands are always so dry because I wash my hands a million times a day between changing nappies and doing dishes. Plus I have a really bad habit of picking at the skin around my fingers. I usually keep this with me at all times. I have one in my car, in my purse and I keep one beside my bed. Its so hydrating and feels super
What would be on your “best of 2018” awards list?