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    Not to brag or anything, but 2018 will go down in my own personal history as one of my definitive, epiphany years.

    In terms of beauty. I meant… in terms of beauty. God, I hope you didn’t think I was about to say something deep and heartfelt. Awks.

    But FR, I learned so much this year; about the beauty industry, about what makes a good quality product, about price points…

    I even managed to master a cut crease, and find out the definitions of pigmentation and oxidisation. Should I have paid more attention in GCSE Science? Probably. But that’s not the point.

    On a personal note, I realised this year that my interest in beauty had nothing to do with self-confidence. I find applying and experimenting with makeup enjoyable. It’s fun! It’s a fact of life that I’d find the subject of beauty fun and exciting, whether my confidence is 100%, or nil points.

    So, hats off to you, beauty industry 2018. For being a turning point in my interest in beauty, and for giving me the confidence to start a blog… about beauty. Hmm. Here are some of my faves:

    1. The Ordinary Coverage Foundation


    Coverage: Full

    Formula: Lightweight

    Skin Type: Combination/Oily

    Oxidisation/12 Hr Wearability: 6/10

    Price Point: 10/10

    2. Fenty Pro-Filtr Foundation


    Coverage: Medium

    Formula: Lightweight

    Skin Type: Combination/Oily

    Oxidisation/12 Hr Wearability: 9.5/10 (This sh*t survived tidal-scale Mediterranean waves) 

    Price Point: 6/10

    3. Benefit They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara


    Volume: 8/10

    Lengthening: 10/10

    Long Wearing: 9/10

    Curling: 10/10

    Price Point: 5/10

    4. Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser


    Skin Type: Oily, Acne Prone

    OK to Use on Sensitive Skin: Yes

    Effectiveness: 9.5/10

    Price Point: 7.5/10

    5. MAC: Prep & Prime Fix+


    Scent: 10/10 (Smells Heavenly!)

    Formula: Lightweight

    Holding Power: 8.5/10

    Other Benefits: Very Moisturising, Refreshing

    Price Point: 6/10

    6. Soap and Glory: Face Soap and Clarity


    Skin Type: ALL

    OK to Use on Sensitive Skin: Yes

    Effectiveness: 8/10

    Price Point: 8.5/10

    7. Coconut Oil Cosmetics: Original Lip Balm


    Scent: 10/10

    Gentle on Lips: Yes

    Moisturising: Yes

    Effectiveness: 10/10

    Price Point: 8/10

    8. Nyx Butter Gloss


    Plumping: Yes

    Sticky: No

    Glossiness: 9/10

    Price Point: 10/10

    9. OGX: Argan Oil Weightless Dry Oil


    Hair Type: Curly/Frizzy

    Shine: 8/10

    Anti-Frizz: 10/10

    Effectiveness: 9/10

    Price Point: 9/10



    Hannah Van-de-Peer
    Hannah Van-de-Peer

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