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The Crew Reviews: Best of 2018 Makeup

26 December, 2018 - 07:33pm by - Head Pixie | 147 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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16th November, 2019

Better than sex mascara. It has an incredible lift to my lashes and I can't get past it!

30th September, 2019

Flower beauty light illusion and cyo lifeproof foundation are my favourite foundations atm.

17th August, 2019

Loving Elf and Maybelline Mate and Poreless foundation at the moment

14th August, 2019

My Garnier Bb Cream, the original 5 in 1, is once again my favourite makeup item.

13th August, 2019

Maybelline eyebrow tattoo gel tint, my saviour if I'm careful I can make it last a couple days. Much better even coverage than I can get with pencil (which I end up making to dark or obvious) looks much better

13th August, 2019

Handsdown my favourite foundation is the E.L.F Acne Fighting line. Cruelty-free, affordable, goes on easily and looks great!

9th August, 2019

The Loreal product hits the spot again for me , this time it's the infallible make up , it gives such a nice feel and glow to my skin and covers my blemishes too

7th August, 2019

Natio redness corrector is my all time fav !!! its a must have for me

6th August, 2019

I found that the cheap OXX brand foundation from Kmart was surprisingly good. Was very affordable and gave me good coverage. I got quite a few compliments on it.

28th February, 2019

I started using Nivea tinted lip gloss (Pink Guava). As someone who has thin lips, I've always found that using lipstick tends to highlight that fact so I don't like wearing it. But this was such a good compromise - I'm not sure if it's the gloss aspect to it that that makes the difference but I've gone through a whole stick of it! Unheard of for me.

21st February, 2019

I absolutely swear by thin lizzy 6 in 1, also thin lizzy eyeliner

11th February, 2019

Wet'n'wild setting spray!! It's better than all the other drugstore setting sprays I've used and yet even cheaper!

8th February, 2019

my top make up was thin lizzy little bit here and there and i was set to go out , especially with a baby and on the go for my daily choices it was easy to slap on my face

2nd February, 2019

I absolutely love the new ranges of Teddy Lane nails. They work amazing with young and old and especially to stop someone from biting nails they are great. I love the wide angle of colours available but found that it got limited when you looked at French polish styles. But overall I give them 5/5 and would recommend them anytime.

31st January, 2019

Love the ease of L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow foundation. Perfect for smoothing on in the car on the way to work - in the passenger seat that is :-)

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