Best Beauty Products (Makeup, Skin & Hair) from 2020!
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Bare Minerals Gen Nude Cream Eyeshadow in “Turned Up” – a great, neutral base that locks powder eyeshadow in tight!
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eyeshadow in “Au Natural” – one of the most flattering colors I’ve used on my eyes that make the blue pop!
Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Illuminating – a great base that adds a “lit from within” glow to the skin.
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray – a game-changer in makeup longevity!
Urban Decay Ultra Glow All Nighter Setting Spray – a more radiant finish of the same makeup-locking setting spray
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe – one of my most loved eyebrow products!
NARS Liquid Blush in Orgasm – this color looks good on so many skin tones and is easy to wear.
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes – absolutely essential for setting my under eye concealer to take away “tackiness” or creases.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer – brightens and covers darkness.
FENTY BEAUTY Cheeks Out Cream Blush in Strawberry Drip and Crush on Cupid – I love cream blush and these add such nice color and depth to the cheeks!
Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan in Tan-Tastic! – one of my favorite bronzers of all time.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder – adds a natural-looking “filter” to the skin.
Patrick Ta Major Beauty Headlines -Double Take Creme and Powder Blush in She’s That Girl – a beautiful combination of cream and powder blush.
Grande Cosmetics GrandPRIMER Pre-Mascara Lengthener & Thickener – such a game-changer in adding length to the lashes!
ONE/SIZE by Patrick Starrr Go Off Makeup Remover Wipes – these are huge! so easy to use.
Laneige Lip Glowy Balm – feels like a drink of water for my lips.
Charlotte Tilbury Liv It Up – one of my most worn pink lipsticks (see this post for other favorites)
Bobbi Brown Pink Cloud – another favorite pink that looks great with tanned skin.
Laneige Glowy Makeup Serum – a seriously glowy primer that makes your skin look so healthy and hydrated.
Olive and June Cuticle Serum – I hate dry cuticles and this is easy to throw in your bag or sit near your desk for frequent applications.
Philosophy the Microdelivery Exfoliating Facial Wash – a classic exfoliator that is nice and gentle on the skin.
Tan-Luxe The Body and The Face self-tan drops – two great tanning products for a sun-free tan.
Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisture Cream – a deeply hydrating, extremely rich cream.
Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate – a little goes a long way when you use this rich eye cream.
Supergoop Sunstick – one of my favorites for quick application on kids.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask – I use this nightly and love how good it feels on my lips!
Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask – one of my favorite masks of all time. My skin looks fully renewed after using it.
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Face Cream – A night cream that allows you to wake up with incredibly soft skin.
Ole Henricksen Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum – a hydrating vitamin c serum that brightens and softens.
The Billie razor – the best razor on the planet.
Fresh Sake Eau de Parfum – one of my favorite perfumes that isn’t overly flowery.
Flora by Gucci – Gorgeous Gardenia – a perfume that I’ve worn for over 7 years.
Amika Fluxus Touchable Hair Spray – a flexible, easy to use hairspray. I also use this on my daughter!
Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder Post Workout Dry Shampoo Mist – a game-changing product for refreshing after a sweaty workout.
CAVIAR Anti-Aging Multiplying Volume Styling Mist – makes my hair huge, which is exactly how I like it.
CAVIAR Anti-Aging Restructuring 3-in-1 Sealing Serum – significantly improves dry, brittle areas of my hair.
CAVIAR Anti-Aging Restructuring Bond Repair Leave-In Overnight Serum – feels weightless but does a lot of softening and repairing to my hair overnight.
Bumble and Bumble Glow Blow Dry Accelerator – shaves minutes off my blow dry time.
Amika Got Grit Dry Texture Paste – great for building width and thickness in shorter hair.
Virtue Healing Oil – literally “heals” fried hair. I’ve been using it daily for several weeks and see a major improvement.
Virtue Create Lifting Powder – a chalky powder used to add thickness and bulk to the hair.
Slip Silk Pillowcase – a beauty essential if you ask me.
GIMME Beauty Hair Bands – I love these for working out or just wearing my hair in a ponytail. They hold firmly without snagging!
T3Micro Curl ID 1.25″ Smart Curling Iron – truly a great curling iron that leaves my hair soft, shiny, and curled perfectly.
Amika Hair Brow Dry Brush – a great option for a blow-dry brush. Not too hot, not too loud.
Vented Wet Brush – I like to blow dry with a vented brush for speed and this is my top choice!
Thanks for the roundup! Hope you’re having a great start to 2021! 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Foundation? Still loving the Nars Sheer glow?
Happy 2021 Kate! A lot of great choices! Would you please give me some product recommendations for fine, thin straight hair that has a very hard time holding curls? I need something for grit and hold before curling my hair. Thank you!❤️
Kendra thermal 19 helps me tremendously. I have hair like yours and this stuff is the only thing that works. I spray it on my dry hair before I curl.
Hi Kate! Do you have any recommendations for blonde hair -safe drug store shampoo/conditioner?
I’m curious if you have tried the Laura Mercier Blurring powder for under eyes and if it works like the under eye brightening powder? I’m not a fan of loose powder, and I remember you saying you aren’t either.
I’ve only use the brightening powder but I think the blurring powder could essentially do a very similar thing!
Have you heard about K18 (k18hair.com)?
I am dying to try it but we can’t get it in Switzerland yet.
Exciting outcome with your eyebrow growth! Please share the serum you have had success with .
Do you have a lighted makeup mirror you highly love and recommend?