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The Crew Reviews: Best of 2018 Makeup

26 December, 2018 - 07:33pm by - Head Pixie | 145 Comments

By BR Kellie

Oodles of beauty products pass through the hallowed halls of Beauty Review and the crew takes it upon ourselves to try as much as we can because... erm... research. It's important for us to stay across the latest releases, new formulas, seasonal shades... I mean, it's our job, we have to, and also because we're beauty junkies. We get every bit as excited by the sight of a courier bag as a magpie when it sees a glittery strand of tinsel in a hedge. 

So what makeup found its way into our lives and our hearts this year? Read on!

BR Merilyn

NYX Professional Makeup Wonder Stick

Love makeup that makes life easy? You're going to adore the NYX Professional Makeup Wonder Stick. With a highlight on one end and a contour colour on the other, you just swipe, blend and go. So creamy, so easy, so simple! I'll be repurchasing this in a flash!

BR Natalie 

Maybelline Superstay Lip Ink

The Maybelline Superstay Lip Ink is my makeup hit of 2018. I've tried a few shades, but my favourite is Dreamer. Its kinda pink, kinda nude. I wear it and I feel like my lips are making a statement without looking too bold. Everything about this product is perfect. The applicator is easy to use and the formula is smooth and creamy - there's no stickiness at all! The matte finish is stunning. Matte without a hint of dryness. And when they say this is a Superstay product - you better believe it. It doesn't budge for food or drink. On a night out you'll probably survive without a touch up!

BR Kellie

L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow

This year I've done a bit of a one-eighty in my makeup application techniques. I've let my brushes and sponges languish as I've gone back to getting fingery with it, and the change can all be put down to L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow. When I got my hands on this foundation I tried it with a sponge and it was okay, but not amazing. A brush didn't do it for me either. But my fingers? With a little swipe and wipe fingery action the result was glorious! Streak-free, even application that gave me a my skin but much, much better look! Bonus? It's FAST. In between making lunches, doing housework and yelling 'get your uniform on' a thousand times every morning I require quick and easy makeup and this stunner ticks all the boxes! 

BR Tabatha

Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara

This is everything. No exaggeration. One swipe and you've got longer, lusher more luxurious lashes. They're separated, non-clumping and the formula doesn't flake. I've always thought high-end mascaras were a bit of a have considering how many amazing drugstore ones there are out there (L'Oréal Paris Paradise Mascara is AMAZING and had I not discovered this would have taken the title), but this has me convinced that it's sometimes worth it to pay the extra pingers. Sublime.

BR Amelia

Teddy Lane Nails

Teddy Lane Nails are incredible. I never thought I'd be raving about stick-on nails, and yet here I am in my yearly review, raving about stick-on nails! With so many designs and shapes and lengths to choose from you'd be hard pressed not to find a design you loved. It's so easy to find the right nails to fit yours and even easier to apply them. And you can choose the application that's right for you. Do you want them on just for the night? Or for the whole week? You can opt for either! And, if you look after them, you can totally reuse them!  Fab brand, fab price, fab products.

2018 was a brilliant year for makeup. Fantastic formulas, gorgeous innovations... it's made us all the more excited to see what 2019 brings! So, what hit the top of your love-list this year? Get chatting!


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14th January, 2019

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation bought online via "". Oh. My. Gawd. This foundation is AMAZING!!! I received so many compliments when I started using this. People said my skin looked amazing (when it's actually not underneath).

After extensive research (ok I stalked Kylie J and Kim K to see what they used cos they have INCREDIBLE skin on tv) I decided on this and I did not regret the $77 cost at all as it goes a long way (I use Simply Essential makeup brushes from Farmers to apply after also using a green stick as i have red cheeks, and a pore corrector on my nose). Their website says "Created for the very latest high-definition technologies of the film and TV industry, ULTRA HD advanced formulas look invisible on 4K camera and to the naked eye. Perfect for the makeup pros and for you." and this is THE TRUTH! Top of my love-list for sure!!!! Now I'm excited to share... I think I'll do a proper review... xox

14th January, 2019

...oh poop it's not available to review... can you please add this product so I can review it @beautyreview? xox

13th January, 2019

My favourite would be Revlon Colorstay powder. I've always used liquid foundation but this powder has changed my life. The round applicator pad that comes with my compact is easy to use. The powder is fine and provides light coverage (I usually use on top of liquid foundation) and it keeps my T-zone dry all day long.

12th January, 2019

After using quite a few foundations, I came across the Nivea BB Cream which seems to keep my skin moisturised whilst covering up all the imperfections and blotches on my face. It seems to last all day while I'm at work and looks so natural.

12th January, 2019

Beauty Review Testing :)

12th January, 2019

I got my first YSL lipstick from Sephora in the US last year and I freaking love it. I think it even tops MAC in terms of how well it lasts and pigmentation etc. I need to get more of them I think, one shade is not enough.

11th January, 2019

Defs the nyx wonderstck. Its a great afforable brand an the product's are all awesome and defs do what their ment to, its a great product for sure

11th January, 2019

My favourite is the Wet ‘n Wild mascara with the lengthening fibers. Works a treat and so easy to take off!

11th January, 2019

Mellow Cosmetics brow pomade has been simply amazing

11th January, 2019

The Teddy Lane Nails were a hit! Love that they are easy to put on and they lasted almost 2 weeks - was very hard playing XBox with them but I do love them for an occasion

10th January, 2019

Have to agree the Teddy Lane Nails are pretty good, def the best kind I've discovered yet love them

10th January, 2019

BB gariner is my go to foundation for days when I need a little coverage. So easy to apply

10th January, 2019

My makeup vote would have to go to Living Nature for their lipstick. So lovely to use, with lovely safe ingredients.

10th January, 2019

After 20 years of using a favourite foundation I have switched to Nutrimetics Flawless foundation. It is so light and goes on so easily. I only need to use a tiny drop on my foundation brush and it is extremely fast to apply. It really does make my skin look flawless.

10th January, 2019

NYX liquid lingerie liquid lipstick range is so creamy and nice to use.

9th January, 2019

I love my mac lipstick in the shade Velvet Teddy, its a must have now!