As much as I love trying out new beauty products and finding new faves to love, it is actually my time-tested staples that I live for. I think 2018 in particular has been a year that gave me some of my best makeup bag must-haves. Aside from the fact that I am more than ever in tune with my beauty mantra (less is more, and beauty products should enhance not overpower your look), 2018 gave us a few amazing products that have become a very welcome addition to my makeup routine. The products listed below are my current bottom-of-the-jar, can’t live without must-haves and here are the reasons why!
Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer – This non-sticky formula delivers super shiny finish, but the biggest reason I love it, is because it’s the most amazing lip conditioner. When my lips get dry (most of the time it happens during winter, on the plane, or whenever I travel to colder climates) this product is a God send. Oh, and the peach-vanilla scent is downright addicting!
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder & Sigma Flat Kabuki Brush – The right setting powder is basically everything! Not only does it help to set your foundation, it also helps to blur imperfections and keep your make up in place throughout the day. This one by Charlotte Tilbury is simply the best I have ever tried! Practically invisible, nothing works better for my oily skin than this product, so LOVE! The brush is a fairly recent discovery but probably the biggest game changer this year. I’ve always used a beauty blender to apply my foundation and powder, but now I completely switched to this Flat Kabuki Brush. It creates a much more natural looking finish when it comes to foundation and is perfect for buffing in the powder!
Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Rose Twist Layering Oil – completely obsessed with anything rose this year, this fragrance is just so soft, feminine, delicate and elegant. Normally I apply it to my wrists and the scent lingers and follows me throughout the day. Simply obsessed!
Dior Dior Addict Lip Maximizer – Simply the best plumping lip gloss I have ever tried! I am currently on my 6th or 7th one and I don’t think there will ever come a day when this product is not in my makeup bag. Gorgeous on its own, great under lipsticks (especially the ones that tend to be a bit of the dry side), I wear this product religiously at night and always wake up to baby soft lips.
Boscia Peppermint Blotting Linens – Banish oil without messing up my makeup! Seriously! I am so obsessed with these blotting linens, I always keep a few around (my bag, my desk and even in my car because they are so perfect for using on the-go).
Marc Jacobs Beauty Poutliner Longwear Lip Liner Pencil in Cream and Sugar, Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, and Enamored Hi Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss (shade Rah Rah!) – On days that I don’t have a lot of time to do my make up, these are pretty much my go-tos! A bit of mascara, a bit of pretty peach lip gloss and you’re good to go! Special mascara mention: I think I must have tried every mascara out there, and this volumizing formula is just the best in every possible way! If you’re not a fan of false eyelashes but looking for that dramatic, maximum impact look, this mascara is definitely for you!
Dior Diorskin Forever Undercover 24 Hour Full Coverage Water Based Foundation – Favorite foundation of all time, what I love about this water-based formula is how light-weight it is. Love the natural-looking matte finish, love the fact that it’s full coverage, love the fact that it looks and feels like you’re wearing nothing at all!
Nars Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer & Tom Ford Soleil Contouring Compact – Bronze, blush and highlight in one, what I love about this compact is the fact that it creates a very natural “just came back from a fabulous vacation” look. I wear it year-round to add just a touch of warmth to my skin! The Lip Lacquer is more of a recent find, but I can’t imagine my evening makeup without it! Great on its own, perfect for layering, I’ve also worn it as an eyeshadow to create that wet-lid look. Love the way the particles catch the light at night to create a very glamorous effect.
Naked Cashmere Sibyl Pullover Sweater | Lelet NY Patent Leather Hair Tie | AWE 80Mm Diamond Cut Hoops | J’Adore Les Fleurs Flower Arrangement | Marc Jacobs Beauty Poutliner Longwear Lip Liner Pencil in Cream and Sugar, Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, and Enamored Hi Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss (shade Rah Rah!) | Ouai Anti Frizz Hair Sheets | Dior Diorskin Forever Undercover 24 Hour Full Coverage Water Based Foundation | Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer | Boscia Peppermint Blotting Linens | Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder | Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Rose Twist Layering Oil | Dior Dior Addict Lip Maximizer | Nars Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer | Tom Ford Soleil Contouring Compact