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.

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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

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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.

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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?

*Adlinks. Most of the products are pr-samples.
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.

Nice things

nice things blog

I’m back from my holiday – hello! Good to be back. And as an update, I only got one mosquito bite, so we can conclude, that the new machine works. And also, that I was quite hysterical about bugs on our Lapland trip, successfully though.

One day I got two nice things from the mail, and I got very inspired to take photos of them. One thing led to another and I decided to gather together some things, that are very nice.

By the way, I once met a girl whose last name was Nice. I said to her, that that was nice. She agreed, that it was indeed nice. It was awkward, and I can only imagine how many times she had heard that.

personalized marble phone cases

Personalized marble phone cases Shop here*

Yes, I’m that person, who wants her name on things and then wears those things. My sister tried to convince me to come up with some Finnish word for the cases, but I stood my ground and went with Charkku. That is my nickname and almost everyone, who knows me, calls me that.

I wanted to show these cases here, because I was very impressed with their quality. I think it’s pretty cool you can get two phone cases with your own text, for £10,42, with free postage from Ebay.

melvita youthful fluid

Melvita Youthful Fluid Shop here*
I got this fluid as a pr-sample, and it was love at first sight. This light fluid moisturizer is perfect for my skin. It contains argan oil, which you know, seems to be the solution to almost anything. It’s not only anti-ageing, but it’s also acne friendly. Argan oil is a friend, whoever you are. And when it’s combined to this awesome consistency and a beautiful (and handy!) packaging, I really have no complaints. I use this as a lotion, and especially during summer it’s enough for me as it is, but sometimes I use it as a serum, and apply some other moisturizer on top of it.

mac girl about town lipstick

MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick, Girl About Town Shop here*
MAC lipsticks are nice. And this bright pink shade, Girl About Town, is very nice indeed. But I’m gonna make an exception here, and tell you, that I also kind of dislike MAC lipsticks. I have a weird relationship with them – on the other hand, I love their packaging, their scent and the good quality of them (great pigment, and smooth consistencies). But then again, they dry out my lips. Not like crazy, but enough, that I notice it. Even my Cremesheen one does that. I’m wondering – am I the only one? Have you tried MAC lipsticks, and noticed that?

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Cosmopolitan magazine

I started a collaboration with Finnish Cosmopolitan and I will be receiving magazines for some time now. Yay! It’s been ages, since I ordered any magazine. There’s just something nice about having a physical magazine, that you can read – and perhaps enjoy a nice cup of coffee with it. You’ll hear my opinion on the magazine and it’s content later on.

Now – I challenge you to tell me one nice thing from your day!