Hey guys! Today I am sharing my 2019 beauty favourites! This year was a crazy year for makeup launches, there seemed to be a new palette every week! But this year I tried to be smart with my money and only purchase items I was sure I would love. So surprisingly there are no palettes this year! Instead, I focused a lot on my skin and my base products. I also revisited products that I already had in my collection. I am going to start with skincare, and then go through base, eyes and then lips. So without further ado, here are my 2019 beauty favourites.
My favourite moisturizer is hands down the Laneige Water Bank Hydro Gel. I have noticed such a difference using this moisturizer. My skin just looks and feels so hydrated. I love how lightweight and cooling this feels. My favourite part of my skincare routine is applying this moisturizer.
My favourite mask is the Lush Mask of Magnaminty. When my skin is looking and feeling gross and I have a ton of breakouts, I like to use this mask. I feel like it does a great job of cleaning my skin and help heal active acne. The only con is that because it’s full of natural ingredients, it dries out pretty fast. So I just buy the smaller version because I can’t finish the large.
Another Laneige favourite is their Lip Glowy Balm. This may be controversial, but I like this more than their Lip Sleeping Mask. The squeezy tube is much easier to use. This product is a beautiful hybrid between a lip balm and a lip gloss. It hydrates my lips but makes them look juicy and glossy.
My favourite primer has to hands down be the Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminizerprimer. I didn’t think I was going to like this primer as much when I got it in my Boxycharm, but I just fell in love. It illuminates my face without emphasizing my pores. It is such a natural, radiant glow. I have almost finished this primer, which is impressive since it comes with an ounce of product. This is basically the only primer I use anymore.
My two favourite foundations this year are the Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation and the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation. The Physicians Formula foundation was apart of my 2018 favourites and it’s back again. I love the medium, satin finish. It helps even out my skin but I can still see it underneath my foundation. And the duo-foot applicator just makes it so easy to apply. My other favourite foundation is the Smashbox one. The shade and undertone matches me sooo well. It’s more matte compared to the Physicians Formula one, but I mix it with a serum to help thin it out.
If I had to pick the one product I used the most this year, it would probably the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. This is not a new concealer, but this is the hands-down the one I used the most. This concealer is great because it has medium coverage so it’s not too heavy or cakey looking under the eyes but does a great job of brightening up the area. For 2020 I am going to try and expand my concealer selection, so please give me your concealer recommendations!
For powder, I liked the Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder. I remember seeing it on everyone’s 2018 favourites and I knew I had to try it out. This is a very smooth powder. It’s perfect if you have dry skin because it’s not a very mattifying powder.
This year I fell in love with the Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Bronzer. First I love that there is a range of shades and undertones, so I think anyone can find their perfect shade. I like this bronzer because it has the perfect amount of pigmentation. I find a lot of bronzers are too pigmented, so I have to use a light hand. But I prefer bronzer that I can build up on my face to get the glow that I want. It’s a great matte bronzer!
The next two products are creams. This year I fell in love with using cream products. I find that they just last longer on my skin and look more natural. I do find them a little harder to use than powders, but I like the effect especially in the summer. My favourite cream blush is the Colourpop Blush Stix. I have the shade Splash and next time I order from Colourpop I want to pick up and peachy shade. My favourite liquid highlight was a limited-edition collaboration between Boxycharm and Temptu. I think it gives me a natural glow and is easy to blend out.
2019 was the year that I realized I do like volumizing mascaras. My three favourites are the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, the Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara and the Covergirl Exhibitionist Mascara. The Too Faced and Covergirl ones are both quite similar in that they give good volume. The Tarte one less voluminous but more lengthening. I also like the Tarte wand better because I don’t get mascara on my lids as much. I have been alternating between all three of the mascaras this year.
And finally, my two favourite lippies. The first is Colourpop Just a Tint lip crayons. I have the shade Rise N Shine, which is a peach shade. I love these lip crayons because they are super hydrating and comfortable on the lips. These lip crayons are sheerer than their Lippie Stix, but give more pigmentation than a traditional tinted lip balm. They are the perfect everyday lipstick, and I will purchase more.
My other favourite is the Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment in the shade Light My Fire. This bright orange-red is my go-to bold lip now. The red works with my skin tone, but the formula is also great for a bold lip. It’s a very liquidy liquid lipstick, that dries down into also a bright stain? I’m not sure how to describe this formula, but it’s unlike any other liquid lipstick that I have tried. It doesn’t dry out my lips or emphasis my lips, and it wears off very well. I would eat dinner and then just use my finger to blend out the edges and it would look good as new. This lipstick is amazing and while I don’t wear it every day, whenever I do I feel so fierce.
And those are my 2019 favourites! Let me know in the comments what your favourite beauty products were this year? I hope everyone had a great year 🙂