Best of 2018 Beauty & Fragrances

It’s been an exciting year at Beauty Base and as we get ready to embrace the new year, we’re taking a look at the best of 2018 beauty and fragrances that you’ve been loving as part of your daily routine. Not only are we sharing some of our bestselling products, but our fabulous celebrity makeup artist beauty ambassador Em-J is also providing us with her favourite vegan beauty products! Read ahead to see if any of your favourite beauty products or perfumes have made our list.

Carolina Herrera Good Girl

This stunning scent had been a real hit among fragrance fans this year, making it a popular 2018 perfume for women. The distinctive Carolina Herrera Good Girl perfume is not only visually beautiful in its stiletto style bottle, but the notes of tonka bean, tuberose and almond really set this apart from other scents.

Jimmy Choo Man Blue

A tempting aftershave that caught the attention of the modern man in 2018 was Jimmy Choo Man Blue. Described as a new chapter in the popular Jimmy Choo fragrance range, Jimmy Choo Man Blue offers a woody, aromatic and leathery scent for a sophisticated essence. Like a breath of fresh air, this men’s aftershave is a definite favourite and an essential fragrance for those who like notes of vanilla and sandalwood as their everyday aftershave.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter

Keeping your skin smooth and hydrated has never been easier with the iconic Palmer’s skincare brand. It’s no surprise that the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Coco Jar would be at the top of our best skincare 2018 list. Infused with skin-loving vitamin E and providing 24 hour moisture, every dressing table needs a jar of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula to be on hand for everyday application.

Vatika Naturals Black Seed Hair Oil

The increase in popularity of natural skincare and haircare among beauty fans is no doubt the reason behind the black seed hair oil by Vatika Naturals being a must-have buy this year. The Black Seed Hair Oil makes an excellent addition to your hair care routine to aid growth and prevent hair thinning. Apply the enriched hair oil to your scalp to nourish hair from the root before shampooing for beautifully shiny and strong hair.

Himalaya Neem Face Wash

A great face wash can really start your day off right and the Himalaya Herbals Neem Face Wash will freshen your skin effortlessly with its purifying and natural ingredients. Problem skin will love this face wash as it contains turmeric which is known for its healing properties. This Himalaya Herbals face wash is yet another natural skin care item that was appreciated in 2018.

Em-J’s Top 5 Beauty Base Vegan Favourites

This year we’ve been working closely with celebrity makeup artist and makeup brush entrepreneur Em-J to create exciting beauty content. Her passion for vegan makeup products is refreshing, so what were her 2018 vegan beauty top picks?

Stella by Stella McCartney

‘This Stella McCartney perfume feels like walking through a summer garden. Notes of peony and wild rose give a fresh and floral scent, with a zest of mandarin to give it an edge. Stella is the perfect day to day perfume that lasts all day!’

Milani Matte Lip Creme

‘A lot of liquid lipsticks can leave lips feeling dry and powdery. Milani have hit the nail on the head with their liquid lipstick and lip creme ranges. They have so many beautiful colours, from hot pinks to Kimmy K nudes to suit every makeup look.’

Dead Sea Spa Magik Algimud Active Seaweed Face Mask

‘This is my favourite face mask ever! We all love a peeling mask to really feel like you’ve given each and every pore a good clean. The Dead Sea Spa Magik algae mud mask comes as a powder which you add water to in order to before applying all over the face, except the eye area. After about 20 minutes, it’s ready to peel off and will leave your skin crazy soft!’

Dr Pawpaw Red Lip Balm

‘Dr PawPaw is loved by makeup artists. The original is a must-have as it instantly soothes chapped lips or dry skin. I adore the red Dr PawPaw balm which can be used on lips for a ‘bitten lip’ effect, or applied on the apples of the cheeks for a natural flush.’

Milani Creme To Powder Foundation

‘This Milani foundation has been a staple in my own makeup bag this year. It’s compact with a little mirror inside is ideal for makeup touch-ups on the go! The coverage is great and it sets perfectly, turning from cream to powder foundation for a long-lasting finish. I also love to use a darker shade as a cream bronzer.’

What was your favourite beauty product of 2018? Browse our collections of makeup, skincare and fragrances to find some brand new products to enjoy in 2019.

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