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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My Current Fall/Winter Skincare Routine

The fall season is in full swing and I know many of you have been keeping up with Bachelorette Clare Crawley and Dale Moss’ relationship timeline during this season. While I have already updated my Fall skincare routine. The weather is changing tremendously cooler and colder every day and staying home most of the time with Furness blowing out dry air makes my skin go super dry. Through the years I have learned how and when to change my skincare routine. Mid-September or the beginning of October is when I slowly introduce richer moisturizers and serums to my skincare routine plus I add a couple of more steps or layering more of my products helps my skin stay well hydrated.

Here what I have been using for the past month-plus a few new products that I have been testing and they have changed how my skin looks.

Cleansers

I am reaching more to oil and balm textured cleanser for days I wear makeup (double cleansing) yet some new foam cleanser that I started to use that feels so soft and smooth.

  • Just recently Cle de Peau Beaute sent out their Softening Cleansing Foam and Cleansing Clay Scrub in testing sizes which I have been super impressed with and soon I need to get them in fuller sizes. Softening Cleansing Foam is the most softest and divine cleanser that gently removes all impurities while leaves skin super soft and smooth. The texture is rich so a little goes a long way and it’s designed for all skin textures. And really it doesn’t feel like a foam cleanser.
    As many of you know I literally do not scrub my skin yet this Cleansing Clay Scrub has changed my perception. It doesn’t ripoff skin texture while it cleanses and exfoliates at the same time gently. I’m simply impressed! It leaves my skin soft and smooth with that nice glow.
  • Glow Recipe Cleansing Balm is one of my favorite balm cleansing formulas that I recently found out about, yet I find it cleanses off nicely with a nice soft and warm towel than rinsing.
  • La Prairie Supreme Balm Cleanser nothing beats this cleansing balm when it comes to performance and quality. It really removes all those Foxy Eye makeup at once and feels super luxurious on the skin.
  • Eve Lom Cleanser Capsules are one of my favorite when it comes to oils cleansers. It’s soft and really melts everything away.

Facial Mists and Pre-Lotion Serums

Yes, I am starting back with layering my facial mists and pre-lotion Serums. Here are few formulas I have been loving:

  • Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate has been my all-time favorite Pre-Lotion serum (booster) plus I got to try out their new Limited Edition Ginza Design Ultimune Defense Refresh Mist which cools and hydrates skin while it defends skin from daily damage. I have been using both as a booster or the first step to my skincare routine, and they both been so good.
  • Hydro-Softening Lotion from Cle de Peau Beaute been something I used last year and is an amazing formula to keep my skin soft and silky. And I am re-introducing it to my skincare routine.
  • Fresh Beauty Rose Floral Toner I have been reaching out to this before heading out to my workouts and it really helps me with hydration and smells good at the same time.

Serums/Moisturizers

Serums/Moisturizers are my favorite part of my skincare routine and I have been adding some vitamin C in my daily skincare routine which I have been seeing very good results for the past few months. Yet I also added some retinol formulas to my nightly skincare routine but as a treatment for the fall/winter months.

Masks

Masks are one of my favorite ways to keep my skin well hydrated all year long. Now I am a lover of overnight masks, they’re easy and very well effective for reserve maximum hydration. Here are some I have to use this season.

  • Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask is a five-minute mask that brings life to your skin. This is one of the products that I use when I feel I need to exfoliate and not stipe my skin. I probably use this once a month and it really takes out all impurities from my skin and pores while leaving my skin feeling like silk.
  • Dior Hydra Life Glow Better Fresh Jelly Mask is my golden jelly jar that clears, smooths, and makes my skin glow in just three minutes. This one I use pretty often since I don’t get much time to mask.
  • Lancôme Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Melting Mask my obsession is real with this sheet mask. I use this when I need to out somewhere especially. I use this just right before I do my makeup (while I do my hair) and I promise if you use this before your makeup you’ll always thank me.

Tools

I think I have been reaching out to facial tools during this CoronaVirus season and believe it or not it literally drains all my lump notes around my facial area and I feel all cleared. I think you should really get into this habit and you’ll see how good you feel and how much your facelifts up.

  • Pause Well-aging Fascia Stimulating Tool is an amazing tool that you can use all over your body and especially on your face. This tool is easy to use and love the coolness it gives my skin + easy to sanitize.
    I have loved my Clarisonic  Smart Profil Face and Body for a very long time but unfortunately, they’re no longer in business.

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Sephora Sale Beauty Insider Event Recommendations for Skincare & Haircare

The Sephora Beauty Insider Event is happening right now and I have a roundup of recommendations of my favorite beauty and skincare picks. I know there are quite many of you that like my beauty picks while others wanted some skincare/haircare product recommendation, so I tried to cover every thing in two separate posts by categories so it will be easy for you to find the product you’re looking for.

Beauty Insider Seasonal Saving Event starts at 10/30 and ends 11/9 depending on your beauty insider status. You can use the code HOLIDAYFUN instore and online multiple times.

Cleanser/Toner & Essence

  1. Best Cleansing Oil – Eve Lom Cleansing Oil Capsules is one of the most amazing oil cleansers I have used by far. They’re easy to use and mess free. Fully reviewed here.
  2. Best Balm Cleanser – It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup Cleansing Balm most loved cleansing balms.
  3. Best Gel Cleanser – Fresh Soy Cleanser I think there is nothing like this gel cleanser.
  4. Best Toner – Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow PHA +BHA Pore-Tight Tone the only toner that I can swear by.
  5. Best Essence – Fresh Kombucha Antioxidant Facial Treatment Essence is an stable for me and best product to introduce to your skincare routine.

Serums/Moisturizers

  1. Best Boosting Serum – Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Serum Concentrate, this is one of the serums that really adds hydration while it boosts your skincare’s effectiveness.
  2. Best Night Treatment – Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex one of my all time favorite serum.
  3. Best Night Serum – Loccitane Immortelle Reset Overnight Reset Oil-In Serum its light, and feels amazing on skin and without heavy scent.
  4. Best Retinol Night Cream – Murad Youth Renewal Night Cream its very gentle on skin.
  5. Best Day Serum – Glow Recipe Plum Plum Serum works so good on skin and adds a nice hydration.
  6. Best Facial Cream –
    Ole Henriksen C-Rush™ Brightening Double Crème
    Sulwhasoo Bloomstay Vitalizing Cream
    Shiseido Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Cream Day Cream
    Glow Recipe Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream
  7. Best Vitamin C/brightening Serum YSL Pure Shots Light Up Brightening Serum
  8. Best Brightening Cream –Ole Henriksen C-rushBrightening Double Crème
  9. Best Eye Serum – Lancôme Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl™ Eye Serum
  10. Best Facial Oil – Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Watery Anti-Aging Oil

Facial Masks

  1. Best Leave in Masks
    Glow Recipe Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask
    Shiseido White Lucent Overnight Cream & Mask
  2. Best Retinol Mask – Glow RecipeAvocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask
  3. Best Best all in one Mask – Ole Henriksen PHAT Glow Facial Mask
  4. Best Sheet mask
    Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask
    Lancome Rènergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra Double-Wrapping Cream Face Mask

Haircare

  1. Best Shampoo Alterna Clinical Densifying Shampoo
  2. Best Hair Oil Moroccanoil Treatment
  3. Best Hair Serum Kerastase Nutritive 8H Magic Night Serum
  4. Best Hair Cream Kerastase Resistance Length Strengthening Blow-Dry Primer
  5. Best Hair Spray Bumble & bumble Sumo Liquid Wax+ Finishing Spray

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