Best of Beauty Favorites 2020

Wrapping up 2020 sharing with the best I tried in beauty. This post is very edited as I tried to keep it simple and more concentrated. Each section will consist of 1-2 beauty favorite beauty products that have been a hit for me. As well as I tried to disclude the items that were limited edition and are no longer available.
This post will help you find the best beauty products for what I have tested + items that you need to have or upgrade in your makeup drawer..

Skincare

  1. Best Cleansing – Cle de Peau Beaute | Softening Cleansing Foam
  2. Best Hydrating Cleansing Balm – Glow Recipe | Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm
  3. Favorite Hydrating Toner – Glow Recipe | Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner
  4. Best Softening Lotion – Cle De Peau Beaute | Hydro-Softening Lotion
  5. Best Anti-Aging Serum La Prairie | Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster
  6. Best Vitamin C Serum – Monat | New C. Radiance Illuminating Serum
  7. Best Hydrating Moisturizer – Glow Recipe | Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream & Watermelon Glow Lip Pop
  8. Best Lightweight Hydrating Moisturizer – Charlotte Tilbury | Magic Cream Light
  9. Best Anti-Aging Cream – Shiseido | Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Enriched Cream
  10. Best Retinal Night Cream – Murad | Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream
  11. Best eye cream + serum Sulwhasoo, I tested this out at the end of the year 2019 but still one of the best finds for me.
  12. Favorite Sheet Mask Lancome | Rènergie Rènergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra Double-Wrapping Cream Face Mask

Makeup

Base & Complexion:

  1. Favourite Primer – Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Illuminating Primer
  2. Most Used Foundation – Cle de Peau Beauty | Radiant Cushion Foundation
  3. Best Everyday Foundation – Shiseido | Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation
  4. Favourite Full coverage Matte Foundation – Nars | Soft Matte Complete Foundation
  5. Best Medium Coverage Concealer Charlotte Tilbury | Magic Away Concealer
  6. Best Full Coverage Concealer Urban Decay Cosmetics | Stay Naked Correcting Concealer
  7. Favourite Bronzer + Contour – Charlotte Tilbury | Airbrush Matte Bronzer
  8. Favourite Cream Blush – Shiseido | Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush
  9. Best Makeup Setting Spray Charlotte Tilbury | Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray
  10. Best Loose Powder – Shiseido | Synchro Skin Invisible Silk Loose Setting Powder

Eye Makeup:

  1. Best Versatile Eyeshadow Palette Nars | Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette, swatches are here.
  2. Best Glam Eyeshadow Palette Urban Decay | Stoned Vibe, swatches are here.
  3. Best Gel Liner – It Cosmetics | Super Hero No-Tung Liner
  4. Best Volumizing + lengthening Mascara – Charlotte Tilbury | Puch Up Pillow Talk Mascara
  5. Best Black Glossy Mascara YSL | Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Radical

Lip Products:

  1. Best Hydrating + tined Lip Balm YSL | Rouge Volupte Rock’N Shine Lipstick & Cle de Peau Beaute Lip Glorifier, swatches are here.
  2. Best everyday lipstick YSL | The Slim Glow Matte Lipstick, swatches are here.
  3. Best Matte Liquid Lipsticks YSL | Tatouage Couture Velvet Crème Liquid Lipstick & Cle de Peau Beaute | Radiant Liquid Lipstick swatches are here & here respectively.
  4. Best Matte Lipstick – Givenchy | Le Rouge Deep Velvet Matte Lipstick, swatches are here.
  5. Best Glossy Liquid Lipstick – Armani | Ecstasy Mirror Shine Lacquer, swatches are here.

Haircare

  1. Best Blow-Dry Fluid Kerastase | Genesis Anti Hair-Fall Fortifying Blow-dry Fluid, review to come.
  2. Favourite lightweight hair oil Kerastase | Discipline Oleo-Relax Anti-Frizz Oil Serum fully reviewed here.
  3. Favourite Hair Mask for curly hair –Oribe | Control Deep Treatment Hair Masque, review here.
  4. Best Hair Mask for Blond hair – Kerastase | Blond Absolu Overnight Recovery Treatment for Lightened Hair review to come.

Fragrances

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YSL Beauty | Holiday Edition 2020

YSL Beauty introduced the most exquisite holiday collection for 2020. I absolutely adore the packaging and the colour selection for the entire collection. The theme for this holiday collection is all about wild print, all the pieces are dressed in baby cat leopard pattern in glittering reds and golds.
Many of you probably already seen this collection entirely on social media. Although I am slightly late for the post for the fact that I didn’t receive the materials on time but I think if you’re still debating on what to purchase, from the collection here is a closer look.

COUTURE COLOUR CLUTCH EYESHADOW PALETTE HOLIDAY 2020

Couture Color Clutch Eyeshadow Palette (C$175.00) that includes 10 festive and beautiful shades for eyes and face is just Stunning! It’s a complete palette that carries everything you need for a nice and easy everyday look or a bold solitary night look.

The Couture Color Clutch Eyeshadow Palette is consists of four beautiful jewel eye colours that are wearable. You can wear them alone or layer them with each other depending on your look, along with good pigmentation. The colours are very easy to wear at any time of the year.

And it consists of six beautiful face colours that include a contour shade, two highlighters and 3 gorgeous blushes. You can also use the face shades to add colour to your eyes for a neutral day look or layer them with eyeshadow colours to add definition and depth.

ENCRE DE PEAU MINI CUSHION HIGHLIGHTER & TOUCHE ÉCLAT LE STYLO 

I have always been in true love with YSL Beauty’s complexion products yet this time they came in their best forms. Their formula is always on point with perfect coverage and finish.

The Encre de Peau Mini Cushion Highlighter (C$56.00) now comes in this beautiful limited edition mini format that carries a sheer formula for a luminous look on the go. It comes in the chicest and encapsulated gold glitter baby cat pattern case in black and gold. I love cushion foundation while on the go, they’re easy to apply and adds that perfect glow. You can easily carry this in the smallest clutch for touchups.

The Touche Éclat Le Stylo (C$52.00) is probably the easy way to add glow to your complexion especially under the eye area. Its infused with micro- pearl formula that highlights your best feature without any shimmers or glitters.

ROUGE PUR COUTURE 

The Iconic Rouge Pur Couture (C$49.00) comes in four festive limited edition shades while it offers the same comfortable texture and saturated in pigments. It carries a super nice satiny finish and the colour selection is just stunning. There is something for everyone. The formula is infused with antioxidants and intense hydration for a super soft and smooth application.
All shades come in red tones but different shades.

  • Le Rouge is a perfect red with a blue undertone
  • Fiery Red is a nice brick red with a warm undertone
  • Wildly Rouge is a rich wine red

ROUGE VOLUPTÉ SHINE

Last but not least Rouge Volupte Shine (C$49.00) is one of my favourite lip balm formulas that I absolutely adore and is one sale right now. It comes in four beautiful reds and pinks for the holiday season. I have a full review post on YSL | Rouge Volupte Rock’N Shine Lipstick here along with comparison swatches for your preference. This formula is infused with 65 percent oils and antioxidant-rich pomegranate extract, and macadamia butter, and it literally drenches lips moisture within the application.

This is all wrapped up for Holiday season. I hope this have helped you to find your space when purchasing these limited edition pieces from YSL Beauty. You can always add a little treat for yourself since this packaging is just too adorable.

Press samples are provided & courtesy of YSL Beauty.

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Home Gift Guide | Coziest Home Accessories Ideas

The holiday season is here and if you’re still looking for a perfect gift or you’re a last-minute shopper – here I have a roundup of products that you can easily gift. This roundup covers beauty and home décor items that you can incorporate easily with your daily routine and goes with any home décor plus there is something for everyone.

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Home cozy pillows are my favorite, especially this season and I find the UGG Peyton Pillow is one of the softest and very well made that anyone can easily fall in love with. SlipBeauty Sleep 2-Piece Silk Gift Set is a perfect beauty pillow that everyone seems to love and makes a perfect gift for anyone in the family.
I got a few other cozy items for this gift guide. Coach Ulla Signature Shearling Pool Slides are on my radar. They are perfect to slide in and feel cozy at the same time. HALLUCI Women’s Cross Band Soft Plush Fleece House Indoor or Outdoor Slippers are another one that I will order soon for myself. They are nice and fluffy and easy to wear.

As a home scent lover, Nest Fragrance Birchwood Pine 2-Piece Scented Candle & Reed Diffuser Set are my absolute favorite home scent and this limited edition is perfect for the holiday season. They go well with the type of home décor and with high-quality performance and each year they come with the best-limited sets.
Atelier Cologne Mini Candle Trio Set is yet another beautiful and probably the best way to discover the brand’s candles. I have been a long-time lover of their fragrances and I find their scents to be very unique.

Following with some must-have beauty items for this season are the Kiehl’s Healthy Hands Trio as well as the Laura Mercier Luxe Indulgence Almond Coconut Body Triplet which happens to be on sale right now. Hand creams and body products are the must-have and the perfect way to gift. I have also been loving the Laura Mercier Hand Creme Quartets that they offer for the holiday season each year.

Lastly few beauty gadgets that overwhelmingly in demand right now are the Dr. Dennis Gross Pro Facial Steamer which adds hydration, and makes skin look soft and smooth on those cozy Sundays. And it makes it perfect for this time of year since many of us have that extra time for our self-care.
Simplenhumanh 8″ Sensor Makeup Mirror With Brightness Control is one of the most amazing pieces that are a must-have for a man and woman. And I think it’s one of the most stunning beauty mirrors you can get or gift.
GLO Science Extra GLO Teeth Whitening Device Mouthpiece and Case is another hot item that is trending this year. You can gift this to anyone or give yourself a little treat.

I hope you’re find this post useful, I already have some of them on my shopping list and I will share once I get them.

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