Best of 2021 Beauty

Happy New Year to you all!! Can’t believe we’re starting 2022 with all that’s going in the world. I am super grateful for everything and very optimistic for a better 2022. Thank you for each and every one of you, it has been a rough year for many but I am grateful for everyone who showed their love, kindness and support. I am truly honoured and can’t express my gratitude towards life and all of you.

Although there was a lot going on last year it has been a year with amazing beauty and skincare launches that have been incredibly powerful and have swapped many of my beauty items. This post would be a reflection on the best beauty launches of 2021. I’ve tried to narrow them down so I could bring the best you can get from 2021 launches.

Skincare

  1. Estee Lauder | Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex is the best under eye treatment to fully smooth out the fine line and dark circles.
  2. Fenty Skin | Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream best hydrating body cream you can get especially for dry winter sason. Fully reviewed here.cream formula. Reviewed here.
  3. Guerlain | Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil best all in one skincare prodcut. Its one line I’ve constantly been using on my skincare routine. Full review here.
  4. Guerlain |  Abeille Royale Anti-Aging Double R Facial Serum best anti-aging serum. Its gentle peeling brightens skin after each use. Reviewed here.
  5. Glow Recipe | Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial Mask best mask to detox and clear out skin and pores immediatly. Full review here.
  6. Kiehl’s |  Kiehl’s Ferulic Brew Facial Treatment Essence with Lactic Acid the best essence you can get to hydrated and brightenup the skin. It has done alot to my skin and you can find detials + how I use it on my skincare routine on this post.
  7. It Cosmetics | Hello Results Daily Retinol Cream best retinol treatment for your skin. Its gentle and works amazing on skin. You can find detials here.
  8. It Cosmetics | Bye Bye Dullness15% Vitamin C Serum best vitamin C serum I’ve tried by far. Their recent serum launches been super hit and you can find the entire Bye Bye collection details here.
  9. La Prairie | Skin Caviar Night Time Oil is an amazing caviar retiol formula and its infused with caviar-derived retinol that is exclusive to La Prairie. It help boost skin hydration level and works amazing on find lines and wrinkles. Full review here.
  10. La Prairie | Pure Gold Radiance Concentrate the best facial oil, it adds an exceptional glow to the skin. You can find the full detials here.
  11. Shiseido | Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Collection has been one of the best hydrating + anti-aging skincare line. The entire line is desinged very well for all skin textures. You can find the detials here.
  12. Sulwhasoo | Overnight Vitalizing Mask the best hydrating/calming mask ever I’ve tried. Find the detials here.
  13. U Beauty Discovery has been the best skincare collection I’ve got to use. The entire collection is just increible. The best resurfacing treatment, the best hydrating moisturizer of the year. You can find the details here.

Makeup

Best Makeup Collections

Charlotte Tilbury | Super Nudes Collection
Olivia Palermo | Olivia Beauty

Base & Complexion

  1. bareMineral | Original Mineral Veil Pressed Setting Powder best compact setting powder that is invible on skin & sets the makeup in place for good (fully reviewed here).
  2. Chanel | Complete Correction CC Cream this isn’t a new product but I am introducing Chanel beauty products on the blog this year. This been a favorite CC cream foundation with a nice velvety texture, fully revirewed here with before/after.
  3. Charlotte Tilbury | Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray the best setting spray!! full reviewed here.
  4. Fenty Beauty | Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint is best semi matte foundation with natural finish you can find detials on this Post.
  5. Givenchy | Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Glow Foundation the best glowing/hyderting foundation. You can find the Before/after & full review here.
  6. Guerlian | L’Essentiel High Perfection Natural Matte best matte foundation with amazing lasting power that looks like skin and literally stays for 12 hours without any touch ups. Fully reviewed here.
  7.  Hourglass | Ambient Lighting Palette Volume ll is the best face palette you can own. Its one I think I loved the most. Full review + swatches here.
  8. Lancôme | Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Full Coverage Concealer is the best correcting concealer with super lightwieght that looks like skin with a great range of shades, swatches here.
  9. Laura Mercier | Translucent Loose Setting Powder Light Catcher is the best setting powder to add radiance to the skin. You can find all detials & swatches here.
  10. YSL Beauty | NU Bare Look Tint Skin Tint Foundation is probably one of the most radiant base I’ve tried which is good for every day look and evens out the skin beautifully for any occasion. Fully reviewed here.

Eye Makeup

  1. Bite Beauty | Upswing Full Volume Mascara give lashes lift, lenght and volum at the same time (review here).
  2. Charlotte Tilbury | Hollywood Flawless Filter Luxury Eyeshadow Palette is one palette that I’ve reached the most. swatches.
  3. Buxum X Ash K Holm Eyeshadow Palette | the best all in one eyeshadow palette, swatches here.
  4. Nars | Summer Solstice Eyeshadow Palette is the best mix textured color eyeshadow palette with great selection of shades. Swatches here.
  5. Nars | Climax Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner the best eyeline with jet black finish and best lasting power and easy applicator. Reviewed here.

Blush Highlighter

  1. Bitte Beauty | Daycation Whipped Cream Blush probably the best cream blush I’ve tried (swatches here).
  2. Charlotte Tillbury | Super Nudes Nudegasm Bronze, Sculpt & Glow Face Palette one of the best all in one glow palette. Find swatches here.
  3. Mercier | Blush Color Infusion the best light wieght blush with airbrushed finish. I’ve been wearing the shade in watermelon constantly for the past year, You can find the swatches here.
  4. Nars |  Summer Solstice Bronzer & Highlighter Duo the best bronzer with nice glowing finish. It doens’t turn orange and fully reviewed here.

Lip Products

  1. Em Cosmetics | Soft Blur Velvet Lip Liner is the best fomrula with a nice velvety soft finish. You can find the watches here.
  2. Fenty Beauty | Gloss Bomb Heat in best pluming & high gloss formula. Fully reviewed here.
  3. Lancôme | L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte Matte Veil Lipsticks the best matte formulas I’ve tried. Find the detials on this post.
  4. Nars | Air Matte Lipsticks best lightweight and long lasting liquid formula. And you can find the entire Air Matte Collection on this post.

Fragrance

  1. Aerin | Cedar Violet is a different scent that is addicting.
  2. Givenchy |  Givenchy L’Interdit Edition Millesime Eau de Parfum is a perfect scent, with nice warm floral scent filled with jasmine note. Find review here.
  3. Givenchy | Gentleman Eau de Toilette Intense is one I am loving for my men. Reviewed here.
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Holiday Gift Guide for Luxury Beauty Lovers

If you know someone with a luxury taste or want to gift something spectacular during this season then I have a round-up of beauty products with a different price range that you can gift easily without giving it a second thought. I have more luxury beauty and skincare gift posts that are live right now and are exclusive for this holiday season.

Givenchy

Givenchy beauty probably has the most luxurious feel into their Holiday collection this year. For the Holiday 2021 collection, Givenchy pays tribute to their first lipstick collection in 1989 by encasing the collection with black and gold details. This Holiday collection is limited edition and is boxed in gold and intense black velvet cover.

The Collection showcases the Prisme Libre Highlighter and their iconic Le Rouge lipsticks.

  • Prisme Libre Highlighter ($55) comes in shade Organza Or which is a nice champagne gold. This is a new and limited edition shade that covers all skin tones. It instantly adds freshness and lights up the complexion like not other hihglighter. You can lightly go over entire complexion for a nice glow or layer it on to enhance your complextion features.
  • Le Rouge Deep Velvet Lipstick ($49 each) comes in two beautiful shades with velvety matte finish. The formula wears efforthlessly with comfort and ease. Rouge Graine is a nice emblematic
    • ROUGE GRAINE is Givenchy’s famous Le Rouge Deep Velvet best seller shade that comes in an unique limited edition design.
    • COPPER NUDE is a unique rosy nude variant of Le Rouge exclusive at Holt Renfrew made with an exceptional limited edition design for the season.

Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury has a whole holiday vibe this year with great value packages that are a must-have for everyone. I have a couple of here value boxes to feature here yet linked many other ones that I think are going to be hit below.

  • Mini Magic Skincare Wardrobe Set this set has three amazing skincare products that instantly boosts hydration level and adds glow to the skin. I find this perfect if you’re someone who’s on the go + its a great way to try Charlotte’s skincare products.
    • Magic Cream Face Moisturizer: an anti-aging moisturizer infused with hyaluronic acid to visibly plump skin and diminish the look of wrinkles, leaving skin glowing.
    • Magic Cream Lightweight Moisturizer: a lightweight cream with SPF 20 for intense hydration and triple threat protection against air pollution, blue light and UVA/UVB rays. This one is my favorite. Fully reviewed here.
    • Magic Serum Crystal Elixir Face Serum: a serum with golden vitamin C and polyglutamic acid for brighter skin with reduced signs of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. It makes a perfect base for your foundation.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Magic Kisses Set this package carries essentials what you need for a nice hydrated nude lip look.
    • Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir is a lip conditioner and mask with a formula enriched with hyaluronic acid and plant extracts for intense hydration and instant fuller-looking lips.
    • Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk that is a rich, velvety liner for a perfect nude lip look.
  • Mini Iconic Lip Wardrobe – Matte Revolution Quad this is a collection of Matte Recolution lipstick in mini version
    • Pillow Talk Original is a perfect nude pink
    • Pillow Talk Medium is a nice warm nude with berry pink tones
    • Walk of no Shame is a bright berry rose shade
    • Red Carpet Red is a nice rubby red shade

I have linked some of my favourite Luxury gifts for a beauty lover that I think makes it perfect for this season and for someone you think has everything. I have some of these on my wish list while some are coming in with a full blog post review in upcoming posts.

Carrolina Herrera

There is nothing like gifting a good fragrance during this season. Although gifting fragrance is slightly very risky but if you know the lady in your life or I think any girl would love to own a Carolina Herrera on her fragrance collection. Carolina Herrera just introduced Very Good Girl Eau de Parfum (C$130 for 1.7 oz). This is a new joyfully and captivating fragrance infused with red currant roses. The scent is quite fun and sweet, with top notes such as redcurrant lychee, middle note – rose and base note vetiver and vanilla. It comes in the most glorious red heel packaging. I have tried her fragrances for the past two years and have been in love with its nice long-lasting power. I find this one to be a contemporary scent and is perfect for date nights.

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That’s a wrap for the holiday gift guide. I hope these ideas would have helped you find that perfect gift you’re looking for this season. I think this post has everything a girl would wish to have when it comes to beauty. Happy Shopping!!

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Cute Budget Holiday Gift ideas

Many of you always ask for budget beauty buys and this time I am excited to share a whole range of Budget Holiday Beauty sets that come in great packaging and offerings from the brands that I approve their beauty items.

Quo Beauty

Quo Beauty has a great range of beauty products packed in holiday packaging that makes a perfect for the season. You can mix & match to create your own little gift pack or you can give them individually. Here is a closer look at some of my favourite items.

Quo Beauty makes the best affordable brushes and this limited edition Must-Have Brush Set comes in gold and black packaging in a gorgeous golden pouch. This has everything you need to set a perfect makeup look.
There is a great range of different Lip Gloss, Jumbo Lip Liner & Glow Serum Blush packagings that you can gift individually or gift out in sets. I have tried these formulas and they have the best finish and colour range.

  • Quo Beauty Eyeshadow Palette its a palette with great range of shades that can create endless color combination of looks for day and night. There are 12 beautiful shades of matte and shimmery finishes with a nice blendable texture.
  • GLow Serum Blush 4 x 8 g of beauttiful blushes in differnt colors that are addoring. They do blend quite well on the skin with an amanzing lasting powder that is quite impressive. The shades are quite wearable.
  • Let It Glow Skincare Set is a perfect skincare essential while on the go. This pack carries 3-piece travel-size that will keep your skin in well hydrated for every holiday celebration. This pack includes:
    • Hydrating Facial Serum that is formulated with hyaluronic acid.
    • Banana Cleansing Balm that is formulated with banana extract helps melt away make-up and moisturize thirsty skin immediatly.
    • Purifying Glow Mask which is formulated with Bentonite, Kaolin Clay to help clarify and calm the skin.

They also have a nice self-care range that is perfect for any lady. All include the Dolled Up Fluffy Bowtie Headband, Luscious Locks Sleeping Cap (one of my favourite), Glam Life Gu Sha Facial Massager with a velvet bag and cute under eye and lip sheet masks.

Florence by Mills

Florence by Mills is a clean, vegan and cruelty-free brand that offers a great range of beauty and skincare products. Right now they’re offering great value sets that are quite cute and darling for gifting this season. I find their packaging for the season is incredibly cute and adorable.

  • All Eyes On London eyeshadow palette is a beautiful eyeshadow palette with 12 gorgous mix of matte and shimmery finish all in neutral and gem shades. You can mix and match the shades to create many beautifull looks.
  • London Calling is a 3 pice set that includes Bow Under the Eye Gel Pads, Get Glossed Lip Gloss and Build to Lash Mascara. These are just a perfect package with some of Florence best selling products.
  • Double Masking is a 3 piece set that includes: Low Key Calming Peel Off Mask, Feed Your Soul Berry In Love Pore Mask and Bow Under the Eye Gel Pads. They’re all desinged to nourish and add extra hydrattion to the skin while all formulas are gentle enough for all sensitive skin.
  • Lips on the Horizon is a lip duo with two nice hydrating lip treatments that includes:
    • Hit Snooze Lip Mask is an ultra nourising lip mask
    • Oh Whale! Lip Balm in Candy Cane that is a limited edition red shade that is infused with candy cane flouvour.

Real Techniques

Real Techniques has the best brushes to offer for a beauty lover. I find the Real Techniques Beauty Sponge + the Duo Brush Set makes a perfect gift for this season. The performance of these brushes is quite amazing and they do come in cute packaging to gift for the season.

Jouviance

Jouviance Restructiv PlumpFX has been one of the best lip plumping gloss that has been loved all the time and right now its comes in a new limited edition shade Pink Berry Kiss. The formula is soft with an instant volumizing effect and keeps lips well hydrated. The shade is perfect to wear during the day and night with light shimmers.

Kiss Lash

I think every girl needs a good pair of fake lashes and this time I was really impressed with the Kiss Lashes and its Lash Glue Liner that comes in a black finish makes the application super easy. This makes any girl happy. Recently I have got to try their Mink 3D lashes that are quite nice for a full glam look while there are a few styles that are perfect for a natural look.

O.P.I

O.P.I always has the best nail polish colours for any time of the year yet for this time of the year there are quite some adoring reds that enhance all skin tones.

Hope you find the round-up helpful, Happy Shopping!!

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