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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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9th January, 2019

Revlon colourstay is usually at the top of my list.

9th January, 2019

I'm really excited to try my Teddy Lane nails. New fave is the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.

9th January, 2019

I love my Maybelline Master Strobing highlighter stick. It glides on smoothly and has a lovely pink shine to it. It lasts all day too!

9th January, 2019

The Too Faced melted matte lipstick in the colour 'sell out'! The perfect nude shade. A super long wearing liquid lipstick. Definitely q first reach product!

9th January, 2019

My Maybelline Super stay lip ink. Mega colour and amazing staying power, the colour range is awesome

9th January, 2019

Definetly my brow pencil

9th January, 2019

Mine would be NYX face primer. It glides on and helps to keep my foundation on all day

9th January, 2019

Teedylane nails are so pretty

9th January, 2019

Recently I have discovered the hourglass veil primer, now dont get me wrong, I am a true beauty junkie but this is just something that I havent got round to trying, maybe due to the price? So I purchased one at a mecca consult and im so glad i did, it has the perfect finish I am looking for, velvety smooth, foundation glides on. Ahmazing. And secondly im loving a sleek i-design palette in A New Day which I got through an advent calendar, these shades are perfect for everydam with a subtle glam

9th January, 2019

I keep coming back to Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Lip Gloss - any pink or natural/taupe tone for me delivers the perfect amount of shine and coverage in a generous tube. You also can't go by the special deals on these at airport duty free stores at the checkout counter.

9th January, 2019

Huda- rose gold remastered palette. Beautiful!

9th January, 2019

My Lancome cushion foundation (the Teint de Idole one) has been my fav find I just don’t like the tony amount of product you get for the price. My skin feels so good after a day of wearing it that I can’t go without

9th January, 2019

My fave makeup find was the Revlon Photoready Eye Art eyeshadow. I'm not great at creating dramatic eye looks or anything too technical (damn my small eyelids!) but a friend pt me onto this and I love it. I'm able to easily achieve a glittery eye look that looks good quality and lasts all night. There's a good range of colours to choose from too.

9th January, 2019

I was introduced to Lauren and Louise Cosmetics at my Beauty Salon. I love the Mineral art Shadows. The colours are amazing and they stay on

9th January, 2019

Definatly australis fresh and flawless presses powder! It's my holy grail face powder.