Top 3 High End Brands in 2018!

You may have seen my top three affordable brands of 2018 recently, and it’s about time we get on to the high-end brands I have been loving the most in 2018 (There will also be a top 3 luxury brands too). The brands I put in the ranking must be brands I have been purchasing new items from and really been using and loving the past year. I do know brands that I like equally good as some of these, but I may not have picked any products from the brand (or just very few) the past year. I also have some brands that I really really like the products of, but since I only have maybe a few products I don’t think I know them well enough to put them in a ranking like this. But, here are the top three selected in no particular order!

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MAC Cosmetics: What an amazing cult makeup brand this is! I have always loved MAC as a brand but I feel I got a bit back to the brand this year. I got plenty of new MAC makeup items. I have grown my single pan collection, grabbed some new nice lipsticks and blushes and tried out a few more of their products. They really have everything you could need in their line and it’s such a cult classic brand that I just could not give them a mention. Their lipsticks are among my most used bullet lipsticks.

I remember back a decade that MAC was THE brand to own. Everyone with an interest in makeup collected their single pans, and people went crazy with all the limited edition releases. Back then I can’t think of another brand with such a gigantic line of products. Even though MAC is a great brand and still much loved, I don’t feel it is the one and only brand to own anymore. There are too much makeup brands and too many choices out there now. But they are and always will be a favorite of mine. A cult classic brand for sure!

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Smashbox: This one was an easy pick too. I never really used Smashbox that much until the last couple of years. I picked up a few items here and there and generally speaking I am very happy with how the products perform. I am not the biggest fan of their eyeshadow formula, but so many of the other things I’ve tried have been such great hits that this brands deserve a spot on this list even though their eyeshadow formula is far from my favorite one. Smashbox are off course famous for their primers, which I use and love, but the stand out item for me must be the Always On Liquid Lipsticks that are simply fantastic! I am also loving their Halo powder.

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Jeffree Star Cosmetics: I have been a fan of their liquid lipsticks for such a long time now. Actually, since I tried them for the first time they have been my very favorite dry down liquid lipsticks. Only matched by the Smashbox Always On. I do have to say though that Jeffree Star has a much more tempting color selection than what Smashbox does offer. I am also a fan of the JS eyeshadow palettes. Always with unique color stories and different and daring packaging! For the most part I own liquid lipsticks and eyeshadows from the brand, but I know there is a lot in store for us in 2019 and I am sure there will be a lot of great products released. I heard rumors that there will be a concealer soon, and I am all for that!

If you had to pick some favorite high-end brands what would you pick? What have you been loving in 2018?

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5 thoughts on “Top 3 High End Brands in 2018!

  1. Pingback: Top 3 Luxury Brands in 2018!

  2. Bia.and.the.makeup

    Definitely agree that MAC ist just always a nice option even though it is nut as culty as it used to be, but many of OG favourites of mine are from them – like the paint pots for priming, the face & body foundation, their highlighters are so darn beuatiful always and I have so many well loved lipsticks from them. They truly deserve a place in a ranking like this. The other two brands I actually both never tried. I guess for me it would be ABH and Dose of Colours. With those two I feel like I can never go wrong with.

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    1. MAC was just so insanely popular. It was so big 10 years ago, and even though they are still great there is just crazy how much great brands are out there and avaliable worldwide now. So much happened in the makeup industri it’s almost scary πŸ˜… But they will always have a special place for me for the good old days, and yes thev for sure knows how to make highlighters 😍 I also do really like anastasia eyeshadow palettes, but besides that I’ve only tried the Brow pomade and some glow kits. I should explore the brand more. And Dose of Colors for sure. I got my first liquid lipsticks not tooo long ago and that was my first ever purchase from the brand, but a very good first impression πŸ˜„

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