What better way to start the beauty year right than by sharing my holy grail 2018 products? I’m guilty of trolling these posts online, always curious to see what others loved – especially ones that haven’t been over marketed during the year. Sometimes you just need products that work well instead of just looking pretty, you know?
After moving back to Auckland with barely anything in my cupboard I was forced to rethink my skincare routine. Gone were the days of grabbing cheap and nasty products I could take through customs. Instead I focused on buying quality over quantity. I really wanted to refine my routine and get rid of any unnecessary products that were stacking up. By the end I’d honestly tried so many products that I couldn’t figure out what actually worked on my skin. I’ve finally narrowed it down though and it’s all here for you.
As for make up – I tried a lot of new, lesser known brands this year. I had got pretty stuck on my usual routine, grabbing any product I new wouldn’t fail me in a hurry. In 2018 I made a special effort to attempt more than a golden glow, introducing all new products into my day-to-day routine. A lot of them stuck around too, surprise surprise!
I actually buy a lot of my make up online now. Gone are the days when you were limited to what New Zealand had to offer in their limited shops. I buy a lot of my skin care from Urban Outfitters and Sephora if you’re looking for some good international shops for beauty. Also, if you want to see previous recommendations, check out my old beauty posts here.
So here’s the best of the best from 2018, from new discoveries to old favourites, and more. All of these are shoppable, check out the slide show for all the links. As you can see I have a lot of extras not pictured listed – what can I say, I loved them so much I used them up! If you have any holy grail product recommendations I’d love to hear about them in the comments below. Anyway, happy shopping!
My Holy Grail Beauty Products of 2018