January 13, 2020

Best of Beauty 2019 : Top 30!

Are you ready for my Best of Beauty 2019? Today, I present you the 30 products that have made it to the final cut in 2019! Have you tried any of these wonderful products yet? By the way, you can click on each photo to read the full review (and see the swatches!).

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Best of Beauty 2019 Top 30 Makeup Skincare Foundation Concealer Perfume


L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24H Fresh Wear Foundation Dior Forever Skin Glow 24h Skin-Caring Foundation Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Foundation

1. L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24H Fresh Wear Foundation ($17 CAD, click here to buy it)
I've tried many drugstore foundations in the past few years and the Fresh Wear foundation is now in my top 5. It comes in 30 shades, has a beautiful satin finish, and I love how it looks on my skin! The coverage is medium to full and it lasts 10 hours on me. This is an incredible foundation!

2. Dior Forever Skin Glow 24h Skin-Caring Foundation ($64 CAD, click here to buy it)
Available in 31 shades, the Dior Forever Skin Glow foundation is now my favorite foundation for the winter months! I love how moisturizing it feels, my skin doesn't feel tight or dry when I wear it. It has such a pretty finish too, it's luminous and slightly dewy! I had a hard time choosing between this one and the Dior Forever Matte foundation because both formulas are fabulous!

3. Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Foundation ($60 CAD, click here to buy it)
This foundation was a nice surprise! It has a beautiful luminous finish and feels hydrating upon application, but it doesn't feel heavy or oily on the skin. The formula is weightless and perfect for my oily and dehydrated skin, it would be a great luminous foundation for the summer months! And bonus points for being fragrance-free!

NYX Born To Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Powder Foundation Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder

4. NYX Born To Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation ($14 CAD, click here to buy it)
I didn't expect to love it that much but wow, what a nice surprise! This foundation has such a beautiful finish on the skin (luminous and slightly dewy) and it never looks cakey even if I apply two layers! The coverage is medium but buildable, it doesn't contain fragrance, and there are 45 shades to choose from. What's not to love?

5. Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Powder Foundation ($48 CAD, click here to buy it)
This powder has a very silky texture and last 12 hours on me without separating! The satin matte finish is beautiful (not powdery at all) and I like the buildable coverage. I personally only apply it where I need extra coverage, because that's how I usually use powder foundations, but I can say that this one is incredible!

6. Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder ($75 CAD, click here to buy it)
This light-as-air setting powder is silky smooth and extremely finely milled, it's such a beautiful powder for very fair and pale skin tones! It doesn't look powdery or chalky even if I'm heavy handed, it seems to melt into my skin! It mattifies my oily skin pretty well too, and has a subtle brightening effect.

Benefit Boi-Ing Cakeless Concealer NARS Mini Radiant Creamy Concealer L'Oréal Infallible Full Wear More Than Concealer

7. Benefit Boi-Ing Cakeless Concealer ($30 CAD, click here to buy it)
Available in 12 shades, the Boi-Ing Cakeless Concealer has a beautiful creamy consistency, it feels like nothing on the skin! The finish is matte and the coverage is medium to full, depending on how much product you use. The formula is very pigmented, so a little goes a long way. It doesn't look cakey and I like it for spot concealing too!

8. NARS Mini Radiant Creamy Concealer ($18 CAD, click here to buy it)
Did you know that NARS' Mini Radiant Creamy Concealer is now available in 30 shades? This concealer isn't new to me, but it's still one of my favorites! It blends out like a dream and has a beautiful luminous finish! I find that as I'm getting older, some concealers I used to love now make me look older. It's not the case with this one!

9. L'Oréal Infallible Full Wear More Than Concealer ($14 CAD, click here to buy it)
This is by far the best coverage I've seen from a drugstore concealer, the formula is very pigmented and opaque! It can cover up pimples and other imperfections with only a tiny amount of product. The formula is a bit too matte for my thirty year old eyes, but nothing a good eye cream can't fix!

Buxom Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blushes Lancôme Blush Subtil Powder Blush in Rose Liberté Benefit Powder Highlighters in Cookie and Tickle

10. Buxom Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blushes ($29.50 CAD, click here to buy them)
Looking for a long-lasting blush? Buxom's new Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blushes may just be what you are searching for! I love everything about these blushes, they have a beautiful luminous finish (not glittery) and last more than 14 hours on me! The formula is very soft and blend out beautifully without looking patchy. These blushes were a nice surprise, love them!

11. Lancôme Blush Subtil Powder Blush in Rose Liberté ($43 CAD, click here to buy it)
I love Lancôme blushes! The colors are buildable and the formula is so easy to work with, it blends out beautifully and never look streaky. Rose Liberté is the perfect pink for me, it's not too bright and it looks so natural on my pale skin. But I love it when I'm tan too! Oh and this blush lasts more than 10 hours on me!

12. Benefit Powder Highlighters in Cookie and Tickle ($40 CAD, click here to buy them)
I love everything about these highlighters! The formula is buttery smooth, the color payoff is excellent and the frosty finish is gorgeous (no glitters). Cookie is a champagne beige while Tickle is a golden pink. I love both shades, I can't choose a favorite!

BareMinerals Endless Glow Highlighter in Fierce NARS Hot Nights Face Palette Urban Decay Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette

13. BareMinerals Endless Glow Highlighter in Fierce ($39 CAD, click here to buy it)
Looking for that lit-from-within glow? Then look no further than this highlighter! The formula is buttery smooth and very pigmented, a little bit goes a long way. Also, it lasts all day on me (more than 12 hours) and the shade Fierce is gorgeous on medium or deeper skin tones!

14. NARS Hot Nights Face Palette ($80 CAD, click here to buy it)
If you have green eyes and a tan, you should check out the Hot Nights Face Palette because it was made for you! This palette contains 4 eyeshadows, a bronzing powder and an highlighter. The eyeshadows and the highlighter are super soft and have great color payoff, while the bronzer is simply perfect in every aspect!

15. Urban Decay Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette ($68 CAD, click here to buy it)
I have nothing bad to say about the Naked Honey eyeshadow palette! It has a great mix of matte and shimmery colors, and there isn't a single dud shade in this palette. The mattes are silky smooth, nicely pigmented and easy to blend, while the shimmery colors are very pigmented and buttery smooth!

Revlon Colorstay Looks Book Eyeshadow Palettes NARS Skin Deep Eye Palette Viseart Warm EDIT Eye Shadow Palette

16. Revlon Colorstay Looks Book Eyeshadow Palettes ($16 CAD, click here to buy them)
These tiny eyeshadow palettes are perfect for travel! I wish the pans were a bit larger (I can only use small brushes with these palettes), but I love the shades and the color payoff is surprisingly good! By the way, there are 3 other Looks Book palettes if you prefer cool-toned colors or blue eyeshadows!

17. NARS Skin Deep Eye Palette ($74 CAD, sold out)
This new NARS palette is a-ma-zing! I think it's safe to say that it will be part of my Best of Beauty 2019, the Skin Deep palette is perfection for neutral lovers like me! The matte eyeshadows are silky soft and blend seamlessly into each other, and the shimmery shades feel buttery smooth to the touch, All the shades are very pigmented even without a primer!

18. Viseart Warm EDIT Eye Shadow Palette ($50 CAD, click here to buy it)
I absolutely adore the Warm EDIT Eyeshadow Palette! I love how I can create everyday neutral looks and bright summer looks with the same palette, it's way more versatile than I expected. The eyeshadows are nicely pigmented and blend out nicely, they never look patchy on the skin!

Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Beautifying Lip Balms NARS Matte Lipsticks Yves Saint Laurent The Slim Sheer Matte Lipsticks

19. Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Beautifying Lip Balms ($48 CAD, click here to buy them)
Givenchy's new Le Rose Perfecto Beautifying Lip Balms are specially formulated to hydrate, plump and color the lips. The colors are translucent but quite pigmented, and the consistency is perfect; it doesn't feel too oily, thick, sticky or waxy. The packaging is beautiful, the formula is very moisturizing and I love the subtle plumping effect!

20. NARS Matte Lipsticks ($34 CAD, click here to buy them)
Enriched with moringa and passion fruit seed oils, NARS' new Matte Lipsticks are very pigmented and the colors aren't patchy or streaky! The finish is matte and while they aren't completely transfer-proof, they don't bleed at all. The formula is very comfortable on the lips too, much to my surprise!

21. Yves Saint Laurent The Slim Sheer Matte Lipsticks ($50 CAD, click here to buy them)
Available in twelve shades, these lipsticks are similar to a tinted lip balm but they feel less oily and they have a semi-matte finish. They feel creamy, hydrating, and very comfortable on the lips! The best part is that the formula doesn't make my lips look like a dried prune.

BareMinerals BarePro Longwear Lipsticks Make Up For Ever Artist Nude Creme Liquid Lipsticks Rodial Collagen Boost Lip Lacquers

22. BareMinerals BarePro Longwear Lipsticks ($27 CAD, click here to buy them)
These vegan lipsticks are incredibly creamy and very pigmented! The formula sets on the skin, kind of like a liquid lipstick, and last several hours on me (between 6 and 10 hours). These lipsticks don't rub off on my coffee mug and they never feather around my mouth. My favorite shades are Peony, Strawberry, Petal, Hibiscus, Saffron and Cherry!

23. Make Up For Ever Artist Nude Creme Liquid Lipsticks ($25 CAD, click here to buy them)
I can't get enough nude lipsticks so I was thrilled to try the Artist Nude Cremes, and I wasn't disappointed! They are so pigmented and opaque, the applicator is perfection, the colors are beautiful, and they are very comfortable on the lips! 

24. Rodial Collagen Boost Lip Lacquers ($35 CAD, click here to buy them)
What I love the most about these lip lacquers is how they feel on my lips, the texture is very smooth and they don't feel thick or sticky on my lips. They have been formulated to support collagen production so they help plump lips over time, but they don't burn or sting my skin. And the formula is super nourishing and hydrating!

Lanolips Tinted Lip Balm in Rhubarb Kiehl's Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50 Revolution Skincare 30% AHA + BHA Peeling Solution

25. Lanolips Tinted Lip Balm in Rhubarb ($19 CAD, click here to buy it)
Oh my god, where do I start? This tinted lip balm is incredible! It doesn't feel thick or sticky on the lips, has a beautiful glossy finish, smells like vanilla and the rosy hue is perfect. But also, the formula is extraordinarily hydrating! It's now in my Top 3 favorites lip balms for my dry AF lips. It's THAT good!

26. Kiehl's Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50 ($50 CAD, click here to buy it)
This is the only sunscreen I like to use on my face! My skin is very oily and I can't stand sticky sunscreens, but this one is different. It feels like a creamy dry oil on the skin, with a slightly powdery after feel. The formula doesn't break me out, and it really protects my sensitive skin against sunburn!  

27. Revolution Skincare 30% AHA + BHA Peeling Solution ($10 US, click here to buy it)
This peeling is magic in a bottle! I've been testing this product for four weeks now and my skin looks so much better. I have fewer blemishes and my acne scars fade a lot faster than usual. Oh and my skin glows and feels amazingly soft! 

St. Tropez Whipped Marshmallow Bronzing Mousse Clean Reserve Solar Bloom Eau de Parfum Carolina Herrera Good Girl Glorious Gold Eau de Parfum

28. St. Tropez Whipped Marshmallow Bronzing Mousse ($63 CAD, click here to buy it)
This self-tanner is darker than the original St. Tropez bronzing mousse and lasts much longer! The color fades evenly and my tan lasts 8-9 days before it goes patchy. Also, it dries a bit faster than their other bronzing mousses. Oh and did I tell you that this new self-tanner smells like vanilla?

29. Clean Reserve Solar Bloom Eau de Parfum ($134 CAD, click here to buy it)
This radiant floral is inspired by sun's warm caress against the skin! The key notes are bergamot, mandarin, freesia, jasmine, vetiver, orange blossom, coconut water and charcoal. And yes, it smells as good as it sounds. I'm obsessed with this fragrance! Is it summer yet? 

30. Carolina Herrera Good Girl Glorious Gold Eau de Parfum ($154 CAD, click here to buy it)
Oh my god, this eau de parfum smells divine! Describing perfumes isn't my forte, but the key notes are the following: coffee, almonds, citrus, tuberose, jasmine, orris, vanilla, tonka beans, cocoa, pralines, sandalwood, amber and patchouli. If you love Juicy Couture's Viva La Juicy EDP, you will love Good Girl!

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2 comments:

  1. I agree with so many of these!! There's also a lot of products I haven't tried on this list so i definitely know what I need to try this year!!

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  2. The urban decay naked reloaded was on my Favs too!

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