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*The* Best Beauty Products Of 2018!

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I would honestly feel like a bit of a grinch if I didn’t tell you about some of the best beauty products that have landed on our desks this year. Whether it’s the game-changing lipstick that won’t leave your side through a long night of partying, a delicious fragrance that will linger in your memories, or the skincare superstars that have given us life, it’s been a great year for beauty! Keep scrolling to discover your next favourite product.

If there’s one product I recommend to all my friends, it’s this, the Maybelline Matte Stay Ink. With it, Maybelline has created an affordable liquid lipstick that will last through the day, whether it’s a day of eating, running errands, chugging coffee by the litre or even the apocalypse, this lippie will not budge. At all. Also I haven’t come across one person that the shade Pioneer doesn’t flatter.  It’s.The.Perfect.Red.

If there’s any company that has the science of anti-aging down pat, it’s got to be Estée Lauder. The Revitalizing Supreme+ Creme not only moisturises but also softens fine lines and firms up the skin, and over time works to seemingly reduce the size of your pores. Read our entire review here.

Jo Malone London Honeysuckle & Davana Cologne

Honeysuckle has long been one of my absolute favourite fragrances and Jo Malone manages to capture the very essence of this quintessentially English fragrance in a sumptuous bouquet that’s balanced with the prized Davana. One whiff and I promise you’ll fall in love. The cologne is available in Jo Malone stores across India.

The Forest Essentials Ojas Age Arresting Ayurvedic Sheet Mask is the pre-party skincare quick fix that’ll make you look and feel relaxed even if you’re stressed AF. The cooling, concentrated formula packs in the best of Forest Essentials’ Ayurvedic ingredients that flood your skin with collagen to give you an instantly plumped, lifted look.

In a bid to make their products more diverse and match a wider variety of skin tones, MAC extended their line of Studio Fix foundations and also added a whole new line of superb concealers specially formulated to fit individual needs. I love how the medium coverage concealer is able to stay put through even the most intense of days. It’s truly the beauty kit must-have for selfie-ready days!

This Bobbi Brown Sparkle Stick is the easiest way to go from AM to PM in a flash! The super portable eyeshadow is easy to apply, NGL, I’ve blended this out with my fingers and the result is just as dreamy. Just apply the product on your lids in order to effortlessly spread a little sparkle wherever you go.

There’s a reason why the beauty world is fawning over Huda Kattan’s superb range of products – the Obsessions palette is a dream to work with. Oh-so-buttery, highly pigmented and flattering, this is one beauty investment that’s worth the moolah.

Decléor Aromessence Neroli Amara Oil Serum (Rs. 2700)

If you’re looking for an indulgent way to start the day, then look no further than the divinely perfumed Decléor Aromessence Neroli oil that hydrates, plumps and preps skin for makeup. The rich oil serum is perfect for those with dry skin, especially for the winter months when you’re skin wants needs extra moisture.

If you’re looking for a blinding highlighter that will make you look like a glistening, glowy goddess, then look no further than the Maybelline New York Master Chrome Highlighter. One swipe of the  highly pigmented formula is enough to make you glow to the gods! This is the only thing you need!

Korean skincare brand, Laniege is finally available in India and I am absolutely hooked to applying this sleeping lip mask every night. I wake up with plumper lips and the product magically removes any signs of cracking and lines. It’s an especially great product to prep your lips for an application of liquid lipstick.

A girl can never have too many lipsticks and MAC ensures we can collect all their best selling shades without guilt with their super cute Little MAC lipsticks – the brand calls them totally tote-able and we agree!

It’s not often that a product exceeds our sky-high expectations, but the Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Foundation did just that. It has a smooth, ultra comfortable look and feel — meant to leave the wearer feeling confident AF and wanting to smile their face off!

 

The shade Broadway is the perfect balance of girly and sophisticated.  Add to it the fact that it’s high gloss, lasts for 7 days and gets you loads of compliments and you have one of our favourite nail lacquers of 2018!

The new year calls for a new fragrance, right? And Davidoff re-imagines their iconic Cool Water to create a fragrance that’s equal parts fresh, floral and flirty. Bondi beach Peony, Passion fruit and a base note of Amber ensures it’s the perfect little handbag addition that’s sure to be a pick-me-up!

Containing the goodness of Rose and Jasmine, this all-natural makeup remover from Kama Ayurveda is efficient, natural and nourishing! We love how it gets rid of all traces of make up without drying your skin, making makeup removal stress free.

Like every other lazy beauty junkie, if a product helps me look amazing in the snap of a finger, then you can be sure that I’m here for it. The dual-sided product features an angled contour that makes looking snatched a breeze and the lightweight foundation ensures I look glowy on the go. Read our full review here.

 

A gentle, diffused lip is super on trend and we love how the new NYX Powder Puff Lippie Cream makes the trend so easy to DIY! Featuring a pillowy applicator that makes for even application of the creme mousse product, this settles into a powdery matte.

Clinique relaunched their popular Moisture Surge this year with a new, improved formula that not only helps your skin replenish it’s moisture barrier, but also helps you wake up with glowy, beautiful skin. Read my entire review here.

All the goodness of Estée Lauder’s Advance Night Repair packaged in an eye cream? Yes! The formula boasts of 10X Concentrated Repair Technology which target and fix the first signs of ageing, and gives your under eyes that bright, youthful look! Skip the concealer.

When pollution wrecks havoc on your skin, you can happily reach for this jar of elixir that’s got the goodness of green tea, aloe vera and dandelion to deeply purify your skin of grime and build-up.

Want to get that beauty blogger “falsie” look without the whole sticky process of struggling with false lashes? Then look no further than the Smashbox Super Fan Mascara, that had us fawning over it’s ability to give us longer, lifted lashes that flutter prettily.  Read our review here.

 

If you’re a curly girl, then you better take notice of Sebastian Professional’s stellar range of products. I swear by their Curl Reviver Spray to help avoid the second day frizzies. It helps my curls retain bounce, without weighing them down, if that’s not a win, I don’t know what is.

 

If there was ever a product that lived up to it’s hype, it’s this – the Glamglow Instamud is one of my favourite launches from the brand simply because it’s the quickest shortcut to fabulous, Insta-ready skin.

Adding Sova to your kit ensures you take your weekly hair oiling routine and elevate it to a level. Not only is the product divinely fragranced, but the thick oil moisturises hair from within and helps arrest hair fall within 8 weeks.

Kerastase Masque Extentioniste

The Kerastase Masque Extentioniste is the perfect way to add a dose of health to brittle hair from root to tip. The formulation also effectively repairs split ends (#WIN) allowing you to have the longer, stronger hair you have always dreamt of.

Build up can be the bane of your mane and we swear by WOW’s Apple Cider Vinegar shampoo that effectively eliminates the dirt and grime from your hair, giving you unrivalled shine and smoothness. It’s also sulphate and paraben-free and is super budget friendly, so if you have dandruff prone hair, then you gotta check this one out. 

Nykaa’s Matte To Last! lippies totally deserve a space on your shelf simply because they combine the beauty of a matte finish with shades specially formulated for Indian skin tones, so you’re bound to find your perfect fit!

Kiehl’s extended their amazing Clearly Corrective range to include the bomb cleanser you should use on the daily! Enriched with the goodness of Pearlstone, a natural exfoliant derived from volcanic ash; and white birch and peony extracts, you are sure to get brighter skin from the first use!

This Garnier Oil infused Micellar Cleansing Water helps you take off your makeup in a breeze, without tugging thanks to the Argan Oil in it. It’s simple, gets the job done and leaves your skin feeling refreshed, all on a budget, what more can a girl ask for?

Innisfree took our love for multimasking one step further this year when they launched 7 different coloured clay masks made with Jeju Volcanic Clay. Each differently coloured mask targetted a different skincare concern and let me tell you, they were AMAZING. I especially love the Cica mask, which is especially formulated for those with sensitive, trouble prone skin.

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