Best makeup brands of 2019

Walking down the aisle of Mecca or Sephora can be pretty daunting, it seems every week a new product appears on the shelves, not to mention all those new indie brands popping up online every day. We list our favourite makeup brands from 2019 and their stand out products.


If you’re a beauty lover, MAC will not be a new name to you. This iconic brand is sometimes forgotten in the world of Instagram trends and indie start-ups. MAC offer a range of products from your top-drawer staples to bold and unique collections. MAC have such a wide range of products that appeal to makeup artists, beauty junkies and those just starting out, you’ll be sure to find a Holy Grail product here. Their Fix Plus face mist is still the best on the market, despite dupes appearing in recent years, with its ability to reduce redness and restore skin’s lost moisture. Their wide range of lipsticks, which come in a variety of formulas, finishes, and shades are still some of the most pioneering products on the market. You won’t find a broader, more pigment collection of nudes on the market.

Fenty Beauty

Rihanna changed the game with her makeup brand Fenty Beauty. After their ground-breaking launch of 50 foundation shades, she continues to slay the makeup world with innovative, good-quality and unique products.
Although her foundation, which now comes in matte and glowy, lived up to the hype she has many great products in her brand. Fenty’s Matchstix are a makeup revelation, the multipurpose cream products come in different finishes and can be used as highlighter, concealer, bronzer and contour. The Gloss Bombs changed the game and made us all want to drop those matte liquid lipsticks. These bold glosses are not for the shy and are infused with shea butter so they actually nourish lips as well as add pigmented shine. If it’s color you want, reach for the Stunna Lip Paints, in beautiful packaging and with rich, universally flattering shades these are a staple for any lipstick junkie.


Not many brands can live up to the hype, but it seems like every release from Glossier immediately becomes a beauty editor favourite. A pioneer of the natural, glowy look Glossier have one of the boldest brands on the market.
There is a reason why Glossier’s top seller is Boy Brow, an inspiration for so many copycats, its small tube and teeny brush separates and grooms brows perfectly. There is no other formula on the market that holds hair in place without being flaky. The Cloud Paint is one of the most user-friendly cream blushes on the market, easy to use and seamless to blend.


You won’t get better quality for the price! Perhaps a little overzealous with their releases, you’ll be sure to find something in Colourpop’s collection that suits your needs and tastes. 2019 was the year of Colourpop, with smart curated colour-themed collections, a new skincare brand and collabs with influencers and Disney. Colourpop know how to stand out in the makeup world. We love their smartly created nine pan palettes that follow a specific colour theme from bold blues and greens to pastel peaches and lilacs. Their wide range of lipsticks, which come at an unbelievably affordable price, range from black and turquoises to mauves and brick reds.


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