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The BEST Beauty, Skin and Hair Care Products I Tried in 2018

2018 was definitely an exciting year in the beauty department, with new and exciting brands taking over social media (and people's beauty shelves), making it look more Insta-worthy than ever! As per usual, I tried what seems like hundreds of products, and of course kept some, tossed some and LOOOOVED some. Today, I'm sharing with you the WINNERS of 2018; the beauty, skin and hair care products I absolutely loved and will continue using in the new year.

Scroll down to have a look at the BEST beauty, skin and hair care products I tried in 2018, and find out why you should try them, too!



BEST MASCARA: Giorgio Armani Black Ecstasy Mascara

This mascara by Giorgio Armani is the créme de la créme of mascaras, and I recommend it to all my friends. Buy it now and thank me later!

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BEST FOUNDATION: Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

This mineral foundation by BareMinerals is an easy to apply, everyday foundation that blends in easily, leaving you with a glowing and healthy complexion (It also has SPF30!)

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BEST CONCEALER: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

I've always known there was something missing in my beauty routine, and this concealer was definitely it! NARS' Radiant Creamy Concealer covers dark circles and smoothes fine lines, creating a natural and put-together everyday look. 

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BEST HIGHLIGHTER: Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

This amazing 3-in-1 product by the master of make-up, Charlotte Tilbury, creates an all-over glow and can be worn as a highlighter, primer or foundation. 

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BEST LIPSTICK: Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet Liquid Lipstick in Tangerine

This is one of the best and most long-lasting lipsticks/lip stains I've worn, and this universally flattering color is perfect during the warmer months (Just what you need for your next summer vacation!)

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Doing a cat-eye has never been this easy! The sturdy and fine tip allows for precise application, and the high pigment creates a bold line. 

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BEST BRONZER: NARS Laguna Bronzing Powder

If I could choose only one product to take with me to a deserted island, this would be it! This cult bronzer creates the most beautiful and natural-looking sun-kissed skin and contours like a pro. 

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BEST LIP CONDITIONER: Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner in Blossom Lady

If you're pretty low maintenance during the week (in the make-up department), and just looking for a "my lips but better" look, this is definitely what you need. I use it everyday and it keeps my lips pretty, pink and hydrated. 

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BEST EYE CREAM: KIEHL’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

This eye cream has become a staple in my nighttime skincare routine and keeps my under-eye area moisturized, thus minimizing all those pesky fine lines.

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BEST SERUM: Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum

After using this serum for only a few days, I could already see the results and dry spots started to disappear. My skin felt softer and I had an all over glow. Definitely one of the best buys of the year!

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BEST EXFOLIATOR: Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic

Not once have I used this glycolic toner by Pixi and NOT woken up with the smoothest, baby-soft skin. It's like a facial in a bottle!

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BEST DAY CREAM: Sunday Riley CEO C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer

If you love the smell of oranges and is in need of some serious moisture, don't look further than this vitamin C packed moisturizer by Sunday Riley. It's the perfect daytime cream and wakes up the skin like no other. 

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BEST NIGHT CREAM: Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream

Your skincare routine isn't quite complete without some TLC from the It skincare brand of 2018, Drunk Elephant. Made from only natural ingredients, it injects your skin with moisture, locking it in and providing long lasting hydration while you snooze away.

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BEST DEPUFFING TOOL: Esarora Ice Roller for Face and Eye

I've been obsessed with this facial roller and can't stop using it. Just pop it in the freezer and roll it over your face for instant depuffing and reducing redness and fatigue. It's super refreshing and relieves headaches and migraines also. 

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BEST MAKE-UP REMOVER: Bioderma Micellar Solution

This is the only make-up remover I use (and need!) to remove my eye make-up, and on the occasional night I'm too tired to wash my face, I just swipe this all over for squeaky clean and ready-for-bed skin.

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BEST FRAGRANCE: Jo Malone Peony & Blush Cologne

Ever since The Husband surprised me with this heavenly floral fragrance, I've been obsessed and dream of soaking myself in a bath tub filled with it. It smells that good!

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BEST SHAMPOO: Kerastase Bain Fluidealiste Sulfate Free

I've been a devoted user of Kerastase products and have probably tried every.single.product in their line. Why do I love this specific shampoo? It smells AH-mazing, it's moisturizing without weighing down my hair, and I can even skip using conditioner!

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BEST TREATMENT: Olaplex Nr.3 Hair Perfector

To maintain luscious and healthy golden locks, Olaplex's leave-in treatment is a MUST. It repairs hair in between visits to the salon, strengthening and healing any damaged strands. 

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BEST HAIR MASK: Kerastase Masquintense

Liesl and I love this hair mask by Kerastase, and use it as a conditioner or a leave-in-treatment once a week to repair and nourish our hair. A little goes a long way and it leaves your hair feeling silky-smooth. 

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I've been using this detangler for years and just can't imagine my life (and hair!) without it. This magical little tool removes tangles pain-free and causes no breakage at ALL. 

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BEST DRY SHAMPOO: Batiste Dry Shampoo

Not only will this dry shampoo make your hair look and smell amazingly clean, it will give you volume for days (and it doesn't break the bank either!)

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BEST VOLUMIZER: Ouai Volume Spray

A few sprays of this lightweight mist will give your flat and lifeless hair the boost that it needs. Trust me, it works!

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We hope you enjoyed this post and have added a few of these products to your beauty wish list! If you're looking for some more beauty, skin and hair care inspiration and ideas, you can click here to find full reviews of other cult brands and products we've used and loved.


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