Last year was a huge year for makeup. We saw A-list celebs like Rihanna making waves with Fenty Beauty, a brand that took a more inclusive approach to cosmetics. Then there was Kim Kardashian West and not to forget super model Gigi Hadid who introduced a makeup line in collaboration with Maybelline New York. While these were a few of the makeup ranges introduced last year, 2018 has a lot more in store for all you makeup junkies out there!
To get ahead of trends, here is a list of some of the most desirable makeup products that you definitely have to get your hands on this year.
Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation
Let’s start off with the weightless foundation. Touted as a matte base, Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation with SPF 15 provides full-coverage finish and a 16-hour wear. The lightweight formula doesn’t give a cakey effect and is quite easy to apply with a brush.
Clarins SOS Primers
Primers are the best way to prep up your skin before applying makeup. Clarins SOS Primers come in six different shades that instantly counteract any complexion concern from redness to dark spots. This product does it all – whether you use it pre-foundation or mix the primer with your favourite base.
Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer
You just can’t get the perfect makeup look without concealing your dark circles. Tarte’s Shape Tape Contour Concealer is creamy, pigmented, gives full-coverage, doesn’t crease and instantly brightens the skin – just right for under eye concealing.
Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter
Just like last year, the trend of glimmering metallic makeup is still going strong. And if you want to achieve that shimmery look, one of the most glowing and blinding drugstore highlighters out there is Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter by our favourite brand Maybelline. The best part is that it is super pigmented, making it a must buy product.
Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty much everything that Huda launched last year was a hit, be it her FauxFilter foundations or the lip sets, Huda Beauty offers the best of everything. However, her Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette is a beauty product that you have to get your hands on. The palette contains amazing matte and shimmer shades so that you can achieve that perfect look.
L’Oréal Paris Voluminous X Fiber Mascara
Love luscious lashes? Then this is one mascara that you just can’t ignore. The Voluminous X Fiber Mascara by L’Oréal Paris is a two-step mascara. On one end you have a primer that you sweep on first to build a volumizing base. And then fill the spaces between your lashes with the black formula which has teeny-tiny fibers and a jet black, pigmented formula that paints on like a dream. Voila, your lashes will look thicker and longer than ever.
Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty offers hues of matte lipstick with incredible names like Candy Venom (fuchsia), PMS (a dark brown) and Clapback (a navy). If you still haven’t grabbed one of the 14 cleverly-named shades from Rihanna’s first-ever lipstick range, then it is time to pick your favourite shade as there’s something for every type of beauty.
Nyx Powder Puff Lippie
Does this lip colour’s name remind you of Power Puff Girls? Well, Nyx’s Powder Puff Lippie has the most velvety formula. It is one cosmetic that you have to include in your must-have list. Applying it is very simple. All you have to do is dab the cushion applicator onto your lips, and the Powder Puff Lippie will dry down to a lightweight powder-like finish.