BEST MAKEUP PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR

best makeup products 2018

jane iredale gwen lipstick

This year I most definitely wanted to choose my ultimate favorite products of the year AKA the best beauty products of the year. I already did a post about my favorite skincare products here, so today it’s time for the makeup category.

These makeup products were my ultimate favorites last year. I use most of them daily and they are also the products I’m likely to travel with.

best makeup of the year

BEST MAKEUP PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR 2018

best makeup of the year lily lolo mineral makeup foundation catrice liquid camouflage concealer tony moly smooth primer

TonyMoly Silky Smooth Balm*
This primer smooths all my pores and texture and makes my skin silky soft. I love to use this with liquid foundations. It also makes my foundation last longer so if I need my makeup to last from early morning until late at night, I choose this one. The packaging is not the most convenient, but it’s fun and pretty.

Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer*
I was so surprised to find an affordable concealer like this that I actually liked. Especially as I was so hooked on the NARS RCC. As the name suggests the concealer is very high coverage and more on the thick-side. The longevity is great. This concealer I have been using all year long and I have a feeling I will be buying it in the future as well.

Blog post here

lily lolo foundation catrice concealer tony moly primer

Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation, Popcorn*
I got some Lily Lolo products at the end of the year, but I immediately knew I had found gold. I honestly think Lily Lolo’s mineral base is the best mineral foundation I have tried. It’s just so soft, easily blendable and it lasts well. And it’s very affordable! I love to use mineral makeup, because it actually has some skincare benefits as well.

Blog post here

essence princess lash mascara

essence Lash Princess Mascara*
My lashes are very small and they need a lot of volume and definition. Essence’s mascaras practically cost nothing, yet they are awesome. I think this one is so far my favorite from essence’s mascaras. It’s funny, because I usually prefer rubber wands.

mad4eyebrows natural brow filler jane iredale brow pen best brow products

mad4eyebrow The Natural Brow Filler
I can’t imagine life without this weird brow product. It’s a mineral powder with lots and lots of fibres – meaning it’s great at giving volume and definition. And it lasts really well. I buy mine from @kosmetologianu in Helsinki.

Blog post here

Jane Iredale Retractable Brow Pencil, Ash Blonde
To make my brows perfect, I finish them off by drawing brow strokes with a thin brow pencil like this. I can also sharpen any lines easily with this. I love that the product comes with a spoolie brush.

jane iredale triple luxe gwen lipstick

Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick
When it comes to the best lipstick consistency, Jane Iredale takes the crown with their new Triple Lux lipsticks. It just feels invisible on the lips, the color payoff is great and the packaging is luxurious. I have two shades and I used a lighter rosy shade (Rose) all throughout the summer. At the end of the year I got this beautiful classic red color, Gwen.

Blog post here

bobbi brown lux eyeshadows

Bobbi Brown Lux Eye Shadows: Heat Ray & High Octane
To me, these are luxury. They spark joy in me (#konmari, right?) just when I look at them. I also think these two shades are very versatile. The golden Heat Ray is great for every day looks, whereas the purple High Octane one is made for smokey eyes and parties. And what’s best about these is that they can be applied with a finger. Actually, they work best that way. I also sometimes wear them on top of each other and have gotten lots of compliments on my eye shadow.

Blog post here

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What is your favorite makeup product of last year?

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P.S. How lucky am I for being able to test new products and find new favorites that way? I am so thankful for all the brands and companies I get to work with. I love this job.

Green & Gold makeup tutorial

green gold glitter eye makeup

green gold makeup

green gold makeup tutorial

Green eyeshadow? Yes please!

Green is a surprisingly easy color to pull off. It goes beautifully with warm colors and gold. I find myself reaching for green colors especially during the holidays. There’s just something super festive about it – especially if you pair it with red lips.

I’ve also been asked to do a green eyeshadow tutorial – so here it is. I actually used just three colors here: warm orange shade, green and gold. And glitter. I just had to – since for once my weird-colored glitter liner matched the look perfectly.

This post is also a part of Finnish beauty blogger’s holiday makeup collaboration. We all did different party looks for the season. Links to other bloggers’ posts are at the end of this post!

green gold glitter eye makeup

Green & gold makeup tutorial – with a touch of glitter!

green gold makeup tutorial

1. Start by applying a warm orange shade as a base for your look. This color acts as your ‘border’. My eyes are deep set so I apply the color pretty high. Blend this color well so that there are not any harsh lines. Do the same to your lower lash line, but leave a gap for the green eyeshadow.
2. Apply a green shade all over your lid and on your lower lash line. Basically fill up inside the lines you created with the orange shade. Blend carefully the edges, but don’t overdo it. If you blend these colors too much, it can look muddy.
3. Apply a gold shade to your inner corner and bring it on the lid slightly from the inner corners. You can also apply some gold on your brow bone if you like.
4. Apply glitter on about 1/2 of your lid. Add a touch of glitter on your lower lashline as well. This is easier with a glitter liner.
5. Line your eyes, add mascara and lashes.

green eyeshadow placement

Simplified version of color and glitter placement. The white dots is where I applied glitter.

red gold lips

To bring this look together, I applied the same gold color as my highlight on my cheekbones, nose and cupid’s bow. I even applied it on top of my red lips. My nails also matched the look. Although no one knows if I only painted one hand out of laziness.

Products used
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Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation, Warm Ivory
KICKS Full Coverage Stick Concealer, 02
elf Soft Luminance powder
KICKS Cheek & Lip Tint, Pink Petals

Jane Iredale Retractable Brow Pencil, Ash Blonde
Holika Holika Wonder Drawing Skinny Eyebrow 02

Urban Decay Primer Potion
KICKS Eyeshadow Palette (orange shade)
Urban Decay Vice 4 palette (Grasshopper green shade)
Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator, Gilded Honey (gold eyeshadow & highlight)
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter liner, Distortion
mellow Precision Pen Eyeliner
elf Lash Extending Mascara
KICKS Seductive Lift Mascara
Eylure 035 Lashes (cut almost in half)

Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick, Gwen

Most of the products I’ve received as pr-samples.

green gold makeup

Here are the links to the other beauty bloggers Holiday looks:
Blinger Shimmer / The Diary of a ShopaholicHannamaria / Henna V / Meikkimonsterin maailma / MaittaLy / Meikkiblogi Be Beauty or Creepy  / Miss Aria

What do you think of this look?