Here are my 11 favorite makeup items that I’ve tried and fell in love with, in a list to share with you all. This is a list of the the very best of 2018 makeup items from IcanGWP! Enjoy!

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The Best Makeup Items for 2018

Let me begin with my fave makeup palettes that I like them so much but I haven’t reviewed them yet.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Palette

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Juvia’s Place Palette – this is an Ulta exclusive palette. Get free Drybar 4pc deluxe gift on any $50 purchase – just add to cart.

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PAT McGRATH LABS Makeup Palettes

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They are gorgeous…

1. Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Lip Gloss Review

Full size $36

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IcanGWP Review: Here’s another excellent Cle de Peau Beaute that is worth splurging!

This new collection launched earlier this year and all 8 shades are sheer to medium coverage – all are ultra glossy. The gloss is almost like serum with beautiful blends of antioxidant rich oils. All shades have a grown-up radiant theme. With a complex multi-polarization pearl, soft pigment and some reflective shimmer, it creates a natural looking sheen that is breath-takingly beautiful. Rose Quartz is colorless with juicy gloss finish, Charm is a muted nude pink with water shine sheen, Dream Stone is a summery pink with the highest pigment among the four shades, Star Dust is a soft hot pink with more shimmer.

I didn’t think I’d enjoy it as much as I do. It wears comfortable, with no stickiness lingering scent or flavor and the new formula stays. I love that it looks smooth on the lips and camouflages all dry imperfections from wearing too many matte lipsticks (guilty). The lips look full and plump. There is no glitter but it reflects a spectrum of different light so well. Cle de Peau Beaute Radiant Lip really is that remarkable. For me, it’s so moisturizing that it can be used as a lip treatment.

 

2. Lipstick Queen Mornin’ Sunshine Lipstick Review

Full size $25

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IcanGWP Review: According to Lipstick Queen, it will respond to your warmth and pH and creates a unique color that is suitable for you. The golden Mornin’ Sunshine Lipstick  turns into fresh sheer pink with a little bit of peach undertone. It will be towards red when my skin is less moist (say like in the morning). The product is extremely easy to wear, goes on like balm and has a pretty velvety finish. It did a great job for keeping lips hydrated. The swatch wouldn’t justify what it will transform into on you. For me it’s a nice surprise that’s fun and flattering. What is your Mornin’ Sunshine shade?

It’s on sale at Lipstick Queen direct: 75% off lipstick, blush, kits and more.

3. REN Perfect Canvas Serum Primer Review

Full size $55

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IcanGWP Review: The probiotics, hyluronans and agave tequilana extract not only promotes overall healthier skin structure but also provide a priming effect and mattifies without the use of silicone. The liquid primer is so light, almost like toner texture. I experimented with it a little bit and only 2 drops worked wonders. One of my tests is to put a primer on the right side of my face only. The first thing I noticed is my skin visibly lifts and is so plump. It’s glowing and is so full like I had my facial done. It does not completely cover all fine lines or pores like heavy primers but really did notice an overall improvement of the look of skin. I love the long-lasting makeup application on my t-zone.

This made the way to the primer for glowing from within hall of fame! I now have four on my list! Here’s the ingredients, short, clean and beautiful!

Ingredients: Water, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Glycerin, Maltose, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Glucose, Limonene, Linalool

4. Clarins Water Lip Stain in Water Red

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This lip stain is amazing! I’m hooked!! It’s a great dupe of famous Etude House Lip Tint!

5. Mistine Cosmo Smooth and Clear Super Powder Plus SPF 30 PA+++ Review

From my Thailand Beauty Haul post here.

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Here comes the winner, slayed all other powders in my Thai beauty reviews post! Mistine is the No 1 makeup brand in Thailand. It’s so affordable, sweat proof, waterproof, with great oil-control ladies. I’m so glad I grabbed this “made in Italy” powder!

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The powder is ultra fine-milled. Once I dapped the sponge on my face…. oh dear this is it. It perfectly covers all imperfections and provides baby-like skin in a flash. I bought one as a gift for my mom. It works best for oil controlling and sweat-proofing all day long. I need touch up after 7 hours or so. I can’t be blessed enough with this foundation. Highly recommended, you won’t be disappointed.

6. Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30 Review

Full size $52

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This product made its way to my 4-in-1 sunscreen hall of fame since the legendary Sephora Sun Safety Kit 2018 launched. First, it’s a great green CC cream that will do the job correcting red and brown spots.  Second, it’s a fantastic sunscreen. Third, the balm-like texture is an excellent primer that is not pore-clogging at all. Finally, this is a nice treatment with alternative ingredients. TOTALLY recommended!

7. Lune+Aster RealGlow Undereye Brightener Review

Full size $28

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IcanGWP Review: Lune+Aster is a Bluemercury housebrand that is created as new generation easy to apply multitasking cosmetic. The two-in-one undereye brightener from Lune+Aster excels so well for a busy morning routine. It’s extremely easy to use and dries quickly. This nourishing eye gel can also conceal imperfections like a CC cream and instantly brighten our undereye area. I like the pale peach gel that is perfect to clamourflague raccoon eye. It reminds me of the famous Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift but better for the most part – for my combination skin. Color correcting is superb but it doesn’t have heavy silicone primer in it. If you have bags or puffy eyes and don’t want to add weight to make it even puffier for long term, this is a better choice.

But if you prefer primer to fill in fine lines, Trish McEvoy is a better option. I don’t need concealer after using just three daps of this product, a little bit of powder foundation and finishing powder – it works wonders. It doesn’t set into the lines and holds up well all day. It contains a beautiful amount of emollient, vitamin A, fruit extracts and an impressive amount of more goodies that will help our undereyes — both appearance and health. It’s fragrance free.

8. RODIAL Glamolash Mascara XXL Review

Full size $28

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IcanGWP review: This is one of the best lengthening mascaras ever! The first time I pull the wand out of the tube I can see the extremely long fiber at the tip. It was like half an inch long and curled right on the wand!! It’s funny and it does that every time. The result is so astonishing. The fiber lengthens, beautifies and lifts every lash, so naturally and so dramatically. It stays curled very well and has minimal fall out. I like to use it once with no second coat.

It’s one of those exceptional rare mascaras that once applied, you can see the black shadow of your own eyelashes at the bottom of your eyes. Yes, they can seriously build up Glamolash.

9. Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick review

Full size $28

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IcanGWP Review: This is an amazing matte lipstick from Laura Mercier. I love the pigment, extreme matte finish, non-drying, great price, easy to apply and long wear. Two things that make it outstanding compared with other matte lippies: its texture and pigment are just right so that I can overdraw my lip line without using concealer to fake a larger canvas. Plus, it appears so pretty on the lips. I tried the nude pink shade Golds and it looks exactly like the model’s lip on the package.

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10. Estee Lauder Holiday Blockbuster 2018

Receive 13-pc. blockbuster set from Estée Lauder for $68.00 with any Estée Lauder purchase of $45 or more. Shop now and get 12 full-size essentials worth over $450! You can choose from Warm Collection or Cool Collection.

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Now available at Macy’s direct link.

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11. Iconic London Illuminator in Blush Review

Full size $40

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This Illuminator looks like a metallic nail lacquer. It’s surprisingly so spreadable. I love the warm peachy highlights. It added a subtle nice grown-up healthy glow.

That’s my fave for 2018! What about you? I’m looking for new dark brown waterproof pencil eyeliner and gel liner. Also, blue shade eyeshadow palette. It would be nice if you have some recommendations to share!

I hope you enjoyed the post. Thank you!

Katie @ IcanGWP Beauty Blog

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