Favourites of 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Can you believe 2018 is done and over with? Time really does fly. I thought it would be fun to look at all the products I have loved in the past year and talk about the ones that I used the most and still love today. All of the products listed below are products I have purchased and used from January to November 2018.

SKINCARE

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Cocokind Organic Rosewater Facial Toner $23

If you are looking for a gentle toner that is very hydrating, look no further! The Rosewater Toner is perfect for dry and/or dehydrated skin. I have tried a lot of toners in my life and this one has got to be my favourite. This is really calming on my skin and I get no redness or sensitivity reaction from this toner. It does have a rose scent but I love the smell of roses so it doesn’t bother me. Cocokind is a newer brand for me and what I love most about them is their minimal but healthy approach to ingredients.

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Tatcha Essence Plumping Skin Softener $114

This Essence has changed my skin for the better. It is such an expensive item but there is not a doubt in my mind that this is something that I will repurchase. I use this product once a day, more specifically at night, after I have cleansed and toned my skin but before I apply any serum and moisturizer. The Essence is filled with Japanese superfoods that improve the skin’s texture, moisture content and cell turnover. I have been using this product since August and I have not yet used half of the bottle!

 

FACE

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Tatcha Silk Canvas Protective Primer $62

A life changing primer! Usually I’m not impressed by primers but this is one I love. A little goes a long way with the Silk Canvas Primer. Like the name says, it leaves your skin leaving smooth and soft like silk.

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Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter $50

Such a beautiful and versatile product! I love the glow this gives to my skin. The Flawless Filter can be used on its own, as a primer or my personal favourite way – mixed into the foundation. I use this every single day and I still have a lot of product to get through. Every single time I recommend this to someone, they end up loving it just as much as I do!

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Ilia True Skin Serum Foundation $69

By far the best foundation for my sensitive and dry skin! It is really hard for me to find a great foundation that does not irritate my skin and I am so happy I took a chance on Ilia and their lovely foundation! The Skin Serum Foundation has a really beautiful creamy texture that is easy to blend out with a natural finish.

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Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti Pollution Sunshine Drops $44

I love looking bronzy and I go crazy for any products that deliver that. The D-Bronzi Drops are so pigmented and give the skin a very natural sun kissed look. I love mixing this into my foundation but it can be mixed into a primer, serum or oil. When I first bought this, I went a little crazy and used it on a daily basis. Because it is so expensive (30ml for $44) and it is winter time in Canada, I try to hold off and limit myself on how often I use this.

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Hourglass Illume Sheer Colour Trio $75

How many times will I blab about the trio??? I know this is loved by many but it is truly a beautiful cream palette. I do my best to exercise restraint and not use this on the daily since it is winter, but I think about using it. And I look at it. This cream trio blends out so easily! If you love cream products and looking radiant, you need this. Hourglass is the real deal, boys and girls. A true luxury brand that blesses us with high quality makeup!

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Fenty Beauty Yatch Lyfe Match Styx $31

Yatch Lyfe is a beautiful pink with peach and touches of gold. This product can be used all over the place but I love wearing this on the cheeks as a blush. It is really easy to use and blend out with your tools or your fingers. Personally, I prefer using my fingers because the heat from the fingers blends the product on to the cheeks for a glow and lived in look!

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Fenty Beauty Sand Castle/ Mint’s Mojito Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Duo $44

I keep this highlighting duo in my purse for that extra pop! Not only is this a gorgeous highlight but it doubles as an eyeshadow as well. Whenever I’m in a rush or my plans change, I grab this and pop it on my face and eyes for a little something extra.

 

EYES

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette $55

I know a lot of people have their own opinions on Subculture but I love this palette. The colour story is so beautiful and inspiring. I will admit, it is not the easiest palette to use but I feel that a little goes a long way with it. It’s very rare for me to grab an older palette to use but I find myself still reaching for Subculture!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette $55

This palette makes me so happy, I just love the colour story in this one as well! The purple, pink and rose gold shades compliment my brown eyes in such a feminine way. It’s such an easy palette to use and the colours give enough direction to create beautiful looks.

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Hourglass Aura Scattered Glitter Eyeshadow $38

Another product I have talked about way too much. Aura is my favourite shade from the Scattered Glitter range. I love the tiny glitter and the high quality of these eyeshadows. The best way to apply them is using the fingers.

Hourglass Smoke Scattered Glitter Eyeshadow $38

Smoke is a gorgeous cool toned gold. This colour is great for creating every day looks or glamorous/smokey eyes. If you love neutral shades, you will love Smoke!

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ColourPop Glass Bull Eyeshadow $5

This is such a fun colour with a gorgeous colour shift. It catches the light so well and it looks great on all eye colours!

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ColourPop Frog Super Shock Eyeshadow $5

Whenever I feel that my eyes are looking a little lack lustre, I pop on Frog and it makes the eyes look so much better. Frog has the most beautiful sparkle because it’s filled with multi-coloured glitters. Not to mention it looks gorgeous on it’s own!

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Hourglass Caution Mascara $34 Mini $17

I love this mascara because it does not move or smudge. It’s not waterproof so it won’t be difficult to remove with a makeup wipe, which is a bonus!

 

LIPS

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Fenty Beauty Fenty Glow Gloss Bomb $23

I feel like everyone uses this lipgloss and that’s because it looks good on everyone and it is easy to wear. I love using this on my bare lips and I have even worn it before bed… excessive, I know. I love how moisturizing the Gloss Bombs are!

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Fenty Beauty Diamond Milk Gloss Bomb $23

Diamond Milk is so glamorous! I love the pearl glitter and the way it shines on the lips. Out of all the Gloss Bombs, this one is my favourite!

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Fenty Beauty Vaycray Iridescent Lip Luminizer $40 (comes in a set)

VayCray is such a beautiful pink/peach/gold shade that screams summer to me! The formula is so thin and non sticky. I love pairing this gloss with lip liner or lipstick, especially with any kind of pink tones.

What were your favourites of 2018?

Wishing you all an amazing 2019!

If you have any questions, please leave a comment!

Love,

Alisa

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