December Favorites: My Top Ten Beauty Finds of 2018.

As we reach the end of 2018, I’m sharing the best beauty finds I’ve made this year!

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I haven’t used anything particularly new this month (aside from this Jouer palette which I absolutely LOVE!) so I figured I’d switch it up here and tell you about my top ten beauty finds this year. Things I discovered and love and can’t imagine my beauty routine without.

It was tricky narrowing things down to ten, but these are all from 2018. Of course I talk about so many other things I adore in my favorites posts, but these are new to 2018 for me and things that really changed the game! I’d love to hear some of your favorite finds below! xo

My Top 10 Beauty Finds of 2018

Dr. Dennis Gross Daily Peel Pads. While these are in no particular order, this is by far my most used, loved and can’t-live-without product of 2018. I am so glad I discovered these! They have improved brightness and texture in my skin so much. I can’t even explain how much I love them.

Milk Makeup Eye Pigment. Since grabbing one of these in Chicago on my book tour, I have practically used nothing else on my eyes. I always use this during the week as my minimal makeup and I often use it under more dramatic eye looks. I love that the color can be built up or sheered out. These are so amazing.

Le Volume de Chanel Mascara. Bought on a whim during Nordstrom’s mascara madness sale early this year, I never expected (or wanted to) fall in love with this mascara. But I’ve used nothing else since and it remains my current favorite!

RMS Magic Luminizer. Coming in at a very close second to my absolute favorite product of the year, this is GOLD. I use this every single day. Technically, I bought it at the end of last year but it has been such a staple in my routine that I couldn’t not mention it. It gives such a natural glow.

Dr Jart Cicapair Color Correcting Treatment. If you have any redness or uneven tone on your face, you will be shocked at what a difference this makes. I don’t use it every single day, but occasionally I use this on its own and I use it as a primer on days when I want/need more makeup. It makes your skin tone SO even – you will actually be shocked at the result.

Too Faced Born This Way Concealer. This is a fairly new find but a fantastic one, nonetheless. It has completely replaced Tarte Shape Tape for me. It’s more moisturizing, is a better color fit and goes on more smoothly under the eyes.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter. Another product I use almost daily – for the glow and gorgeous effect it gives the skin. I either mix this in with tinted moisturizer or I put it all over my face first before applying a slightly heavier BB cream. It’s so gorgeous.

Fresh Rice Sake Bath. I’m super nervous that this might be discontinued since it’s sold out everywhere, but in the case that it’s not, I had to mention it! This made baths life-changing for me. I have never used a bath product so intensely relaxing. It’s like the moment I sit in a bath using this, I feel any anxiety or tension melt away.

Redken Hot Sets 22 Thermal Setting Mist. I’ve been using this since early 2018 – it’s a heat protectant, but also adds MAJOR hold to your hair without giving it that hairspray-crisp vibe. You know? I only use it when curling my hair with a wand, iron or hot rollers, but it works great.

Tom Ford Soleil Blanc. I love so many perfumes, but this was my most worn in 2018 and one I can’t stop thinking about! I set it aside come fall to wear some of my warmer, heavier scents and I can’t wait to start using it again. It’s such a lovely scent!

[as usual, none of this is sponsored and all of these products were purchased by me. i am not affiliated with any of the companies above, nor do i accept free products. just love to talk about what i like, makeup junkie to makeup junkie. there are some amazon and general reward style affiliate links above. thank you for being here!]