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These Were the Makeup Releases I Loved Most in 2018

The end of this long, long year is finally here, and despite all the chaos that's happened, I actually believe that this was a huge (and relatively positive) year for the beauty industry. In terms of new releases, there were stunning palettes, color combinations and lasting glosses making their debut. And since I'm feeling sentimental, here were just a few of the beauty releases I was most excited about. Feel free to grab some for yourself, or sit back and bask in the glory with me. 

Huda Beauty: The New Nude Palette



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The New Nude Palette is a mixture of buttery mattes, reflective pearls and pressed glitters. The shades in this palette blend so beautifully together and feel so, so soft when you apply. You can purchase it online from Huda Beauty or from Sephora.

Morphe X James Charles: Unleash Your Inner Artist Palette



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This palette has every shade you could possibly think of. I'm not kidding. The highly pigmented pots and reasonable price allow you to create dozens of looks with just one palette. You can purchase it at Morphe or Ulta Beauty.  

Kylie Cosmetics: The Kylie X Jordan Collection



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This stunning collection consists of a pigmented eyeshadow palette, pressed powder highlighter palette, two long-lasting glosses and a matte lipstick. The color theme is beautiful, and each product can either be bought separately or all together from Kylie Cosmetics.

Fenty Beauty: Diamond Milk Gloss Bomb



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Glosses definitely made a comeback this year, and Rihanna’s launch of the Diamond Milk shade truly showed fans what a long-lasting, flawless gloss is supposed to feel like. Grab yours from Fenty Beauty or Sephora.

Kat Von D: Dagger Tattoo Liner



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We all know how difficult it can be to get the perfect wing, which is why Kat Von D never fails to come in and slay. Following the release of her Tattoo Liner, the Dagger Tattoo Liner makes it far easier to achieve your wing, without compromising the long-lasting effect. This can be purchased from Kat Von D or Sephora.

Anastasia Beverly Hills: Amrezy Highlighter



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This highlighter truly changed the game with its beautiful glow that can serve for either a soft look or a glam look. It can be purchased at Anastasia Beverly Hills or Ulta Beauty.

Fenty Beauty: Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Palette



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As a part of her holiday collection, Rihanna released a very versatile highlighter palette, with a variety of colors that can be used for any part of your body or face. Get ready to change your life and grab one from Fenty Beauty or Sephora.

2018 definitely surprised me with the launches of so many stunning products, and I absolutely cannot wait to see what 2019 has in store for us beauty gurus!

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I'm a pre-law senior at UC Irvine. I'm into writing, reading, traveling, shopping, & all things beauty!
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