Here’s the thing. Whether you’re a makeup junkie or novice, it’s always overwhelming when you have to walk to a beauty stand and decide what to use. Fret no more. At WH quarters we’ve rounded up the best makeup for 2018 and some that have stood the test of time. Here is the most coveted make-up for the year. They also make the perfect gifts…

Best face-finishing powder

This loose finishing powder can be used with any foundation shade because it works with the foundation without changing its colour. Use it to set, seal and dry your make-up and keep that dewy, I-just-did-my-face look even hours after you’ve left the gym mirror. Coverderm Finishing Powder (R460) available at Dis-Chem.

Best eyeliner

Looking for laser precision? This liner gives it to you. Check out the wheel tip that gives control for an unprecedented smooth, straight line every time. Cat-eye all night, every night. Revlon ColorStay Exactify Liquid Liner (R199) available at Zando.

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Best foundation

This full-coverage formula is available in 40 different shades, so you know it’s almost certain that there’s a match for your skin. It’s long-lasting (up to 24 hours), naturally matte and transfer- and smudge-free. Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24H Foundation SPF15 (R550) available at Woolworths.

Best lip tint

We love this tint because it lets you choose the colour intensity you want – apply one coat for a barely there look or continue applying for an intense pout. It’s also “kiss proof” and could last up to 300 kisses (wink). Clarins Water Lip Stain (R300) available at Clarins.

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Best lip treatment

This is a multi-purpose weapon against all kinds of skin problems – especially dry lips. The main ingredient, fermented pawpaw, boasts natural healing qualities and is said to be one of nature’s finest remedies. Dr PawPaw Tinted Ultimate Red Balm Multipurpose Soothing Balm (R95) available at Dis-Chem

Best matte lipstick

Some evenings, you want to just roll out the door without spending too much time on your face. On those days, reach for a nude lipstick to pull together your no-make-up look and let your natural beauty shine. Urban Decay Vice lipstick in Backtalk (R255) available at Foschini.

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Best blush

Get glowy with this flattering-on-everyone cheek brick. It combines the warmth of a bronzer and the soft flush of a blush, leaving you with a subtle sun-kissed glow. Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick in Tawny (R780) available at Woolworths.

Best mascara

Apply mascara like a pro with this brush that coats every lash. It also contains a collagen formula that will give volume to any eye. Maybelline Mascara Volume Express Colossol 100% Black (R140) available at Dis-Chem.

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Best concealer

Camouflage blemishes and dark circles without your make-up looking cakey or OTT. This concealer contains no oils or waxes so you’ll achieve even textured skin with no hassle at all. Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer (R110) available at Dis-Chem.

Best BB cream

A tinted moisturiser with SPF50 that you can apply to your face in even layers instead of using thick foundation? Yaaas for one product taking care of three make-up jobs! Vichy Capital Soleil BB Cream Dry Touch SPF 50 available (R290) at Clicks.

This article was originally published on Women's Health.