End of the Year Favorites: Lippies, Setting Spray, Skincare & Application Tools

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If any of these pictures seem off it’s because I just got a new phone, which is what I use to edit my photos, and I’m still figuring it out 🙂

Today is the last post for my best beauty products of 2018! This one is kind of a catch all and is just everything that didn’t fit in the previous three posts. I’m going to tell you about my favorite lip products, setting sprays, skincare and application tools. There isn’t a ton of skincare since I’m currently revamping my whole routine after seeing a dermatologist but there is a few things I wanted to mention. I won’t be doing full reviews for any of this stuff but I will link to my previous reviews. I have never reviewed the sponges or brushes so for those I’ll link to where you can purchase them. Let’s get started!


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  • e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick– These lipsticks are $5.00 apiece and available in four shades. My favorites are Touch of Blush (pictured) and Touch of Berry.
  • e.l.f. Matte Lip Color– These pencil style lipsticks are just $3.00 and available in eleven shades. I own most of the shades but Praline (pictured) is my favorite. I actually haven’t did an in depth review on all of these but that will be coming in the new year.
  • e.l.f. Lip Lacquer– These lip glosses are an amazing formula and only $2.00! They’re currently only available in five shades, there’s been many more in the past. My favorite is Praline (pictured). Again, I plan to do an in depth review on these glosses in the new year.
  • e.l.f. Prismatic Lip Gloss– These glittery lip toppers are $4.00 and available in four shades. I own and love them all, pictured above is Imperial Topaz.
  • NYX Butter Gloss– These glosses are $5.00 apiece and one of my favorite formulas of all time. My favorite shade is Angel Food Cake (pictured) but I own quite a few others. These are available in a TON of shades.
  • Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick– This is the most expensive lip product of all at $18.00. I think it’s worth it because this is hands down the best liquid lip formula I’ve ever tried. I own the shade Mondaze.

Setting Sprays

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  • Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray– This isn’t really a setting spray but a refreshing spray. I spray this on my bare skin for the skin care benefits and over my makeup, before my regular setting spray, just to help melt all of the powder products together. I also use this to dampen my brushes for eyeshadow. A big bottle is $12.00.
  • e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set– This is just an excellent basic setting spray. You can get a large bottle for $6.00.


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Sponges, Brushes & Miscellaneous Beauty Tools

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  • Real Techniques Complexion Sponge & Mini Complexion Sponges– Real Techniques makes excellent beauty sponges at very affordable prices. I love the regular sized one which is $5.00 and the mini ones that are $8.00 for four.
  • AOA Quick Brush Cleaner– This is one of the best products I’ve ever spent $1.00 on. It’s from the website Shop Miss A. It’s basically a scrunchie in a plastic container that you can use to remove product from your brushes. It doesn’t deep clean the brushes but it will get almost everything off of them.
  • e.l.f. Slant Tweezer– These are a basic pair of tweezers but they’re surprisingly high quality to only be $1.00.
  • AOA F12 Large Powder Brush– This is my favorite powder brush that I own. It’s so high quality to only be $1.00 from Shop Miss A.
  • AOA F19 Highlighter Brush– This is another $1.00 brush from Shop Miss A. It’s technically a highlighter brush but I like using it to powder under my eyes and in the crevices of my nostrils.
  • AOA E121 Large Shading Brush– This eyeshadow brush is again, only $1.00 from Shop Miss A. It’s the perfect shape for precise eyeshadow application on the lid.
  • e.l.f. Small Tapered Brush– This brush is $3.00 and perfect for highlighter application.
  • e.l.f. Eyeshadow “C” Brush– This brush is $3.00 and great for eyeshadow application on the lid.
  • e.l.f. Crease Brush– This brush is $3.00 and just the perfect shape for the crease.
  • e.l.f. Detail Crease Brush– This little $3.00 brush is a must for hooded eyes. It’s the perfect small shape to get deep into the crease.
  • e.l.f. Tapered Blending Brush– This brush is $3.00 and perfect to blend with or to apply eyeshadow in the crease.
  • e.l.f. Blending Brush– This brush is again $3.00 and just a great blending brush.
  • e.l.f. Smudge Brush– This brush is only $1.00 and perfect for smudging eyeshadow on the lower lash line.

That is all of my beauty favorites for 2018! If you’re interested you can check out weeks one, two and three. I’d love to know if we share any favorites or what your favorites were in these categories! Thank you for reading and have a great day!

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