Two weeks ago, I shared an Instagram post on brands I wanted to try this year. Since there are only so many photos I can put into one Instagram post, in today’s post I wanted to share a more complete list of the brands I want to try in 2018, and specifically the products that I would like to try from these brands. I definitely won’t try all of the products on here (I’m actively trying not to reach VIB Rouge this year, ahem), but it’s nice to get a wish list going! Surprisingly, a lot of it is skincare. I tend to stick with my tried-and-true skincare products as I’m always afraid that my skin is going to freak out from new products. However, my skin is having all types of issues in the last few months, which means it’s unhappy with something I’m doing, so I think it’s time to change things up a little.
I’m a few years late to the bandwagon on Colourpop, as I’ve always held off on ordering from them because I don’t want to pay for the exchange rate/shipping/duties, but I think this year I will bite the bullet. I have an ongoing, ever-changing list of makeup products I would like to try from Colourpop, and at the top of my wish list from them are their Super Shock Shadows, Lippie Stix, and Super Shock Highlighters (not necessarily the shades shown above).
Drunk Elephant is super pricey, so the odds of me trying this brand outside of a sample set is pretty slim. Nevertheless, I would love to try the T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Serum and the Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil. You’ll see below that The Ordinary also has a Marula Oil that is much cheaper, and I would be more inclined to go for that one instead if they are comparable.
I’ve wanted to try Farmacy’s Honey Potion mask for a while now, but I’ve also been contemplating using a cleansing balm this year instead of going back to my HG MAC Cleansing Oil over and over again. There are a free cleansing balms out there that I would like to try, and the Green Clean Meltaway Cleansing Balm from this brand is one of them, because it has really great reviews.
Glossier is a brand that I’ve heard opposing opinions about; some swear by their products, while others say the brand as a whole is not worth the hype. The one product I would really love to try is their Balm Dotcom (which flavour to pick is the dilemma here!) I’ve also heard from most sources that the Boy Brow is a must, so that is also on my list. I remain undecided about their skincare, in particular their serums – are they better than the ones from The Ordinary? So many choices these days! I’ve done a bit of research but I think I’ll need to look into it more before I make a decision.
The item at the top of my list from this brand is the Blue Tansy AHA & BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask, which I had been thinking of buying during the November VIB sale but didn’t end up getting. Another is the Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Crème, which seems to be lightweight but has good reviews from other dry-skinned gals.
I don’t know how I feel about this brand; they are selling 200 g of coconut oil for $50! It is just straight up coconut oil that you could buy for a few dollars at the grocery store! Still, I have heard their Lip Love is great (it seems that they have changed the name to Lip Glossy), and even though I likely won’t be splurging on a $50 body scrub, I would love to try their Coconut Crush Scrub.
I tried MJ’s Highliner Gel Crayon Eyeliner in Sephora’s 2016 birthday gift set and really enjoying it, so this year I would like to invest in a full size of the pencil. I’ve also been lemming the Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter since it came out (cause this girl really need a 20th champagne highlighter in her collection 😂). I can’t remember if I liked their lipstick formula, which was also part of the birthday gift set, but those have really been catching my eye as well. I’m going to pull out the sample to use, and if I enjoy the formula, then I may have to put the lipsticks on the wish list too!
This brand has always freaked me out a little because of the very technical names, and while I have a general idea of what some different ingredients are supposed to do for the skin, I wouldn’t consider myself knowledgeable in the area in any way. After doing some research, I have my eye on the 100% Plant-Derived Squalane, the Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA, and the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%. As I mentioned above, The Ordinary also has a (much, much) cheaper version of the Virgin Marula Oil that Drunk Elephant has.
Again, another brand that is up there in price which is why I’ve always held off on buying anything from them. I love the idea of owning one of the bigger 12-pan palettes, but if I were to buy anything from Viseart, it would likely be of their Theory palettes – the only problem is, which one? Nuance, Cashmere, or Amethyst? The decision is too hard!s
Are there any brands I’m missing on this list? Any products you think I have to try this year?