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Best Of Beauty 2020


Best Of Beauty 2020

‘tis the season to give out beauty awards




Foreword

First of all, if you are reading this, thank you for being a loyal friend to the blog and Instagram throughout these manic 12 months. Your love and support mean an absolute World to me and as a big thank you, I am preparing a lot of fun, beauty content coming your way in 2021!

Stay tuned 👀


Having said that, let’s focus on some of the best 2020 discoveries and if you’re curious, then please keep on scrolling!




Winners

Bite Beauty Changemaker Foundation Review


Bite Beauty Changemaker Supercharged Micellar Foundation (39.50 USD; Made in Italy) – is one of the best foundation releases this year. This skin-loving formula is a dream come true for people, who love a breathable light-medium coverage that lasts all day without ever looking cakey or thick. Also, a great treat for clean/vegan makeup aficionados and cruelty-free beauty advocates all over the Globe.



Detailed review here



Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush Review


Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush (20 USD; Made in Italy) – if you have often flirted with an idea of rocking that dewy cream blush glow (with no stickiness, patchiness or greasiness attached) then this bad boy is for you. Not only are these one of the most flattering and easy to work with blushes, but they also melt right into your skin and never accentuate pores or texture. Colors apply effortlessly and wear beautifully throughout the day, making this a perfect cream blush for beauties of all colors and ages.



Detailed review here




Gucci Beauty Review


Gucci Poudre De Beauté Éclat Soleil Bronzing Powder (62 USD; Made in Italy) – better described as a buttery smooth bronzer that simply blends itself out. Not only is this an aesthetically pleasing product to look at and to hold, but quality-wise this Gucci gem is actually worth every penny. If you are a fellow bronzer lover, you might mention it in your letter to Santa this year. I own a plethora of both mid- and high-end bronzers, but this one has quickly become my number one for all the right reasons. Dare I say, it is the best.



Detailed review here




Dior Forever Correct Concealer Review


Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer (36 USD; Made in France) – are you looking for a concealer and foundation in one? Then this might be your new beau. Adjustable coverage, natural finish, incredible wear-time and it has skincare properties? Oui, please! With 28 inclusive shades and multiple undertones, there is a match here for everyone. Lovely option for people, who appreciate a good multitasker. Oh, it also blends like a dream and actually suits all skin types (which is hard to find).



Detailed review here




Becca Ignite Liquified Light Face & Body Highlighter Review


Becca Cosmetics Ignite Liquified Face & Body Highlighter (38 USD; Made in USA) – Tinkerbell has something to do with this magical product, as it just seems otherworldly. If your highlighter game is strong and you are not shy to fill in the room with light, you might as well do yourself a favor and give this guy a shot. This vegan gem is made of multidimensional micro-pearls drenched in skin-soothing Sunflower Oil and Vitamin E. All five universally flattering shades are here to ensure that your face and body are seen from another dimension (in the most sophisticated fashion possible).



Detailed review here




Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Shadow Review


Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Shadow (29 USD; Made in USA) – this must be the most used cream eye product in my collection. Whether you use it as a liner, primer or an actual shadow, you will get equally amazing and long-lasting results. This year Laura Mercier have added 12 new and stunning shades to the permanent collection, all of which are uber pigmented and easy to work with. If you are a busy girl/boy on the go, these cream shadow sticks might become your new “one and done”.



Detailed review here




Bite Beauty Yaysayer Lip Gloss Review


Bite Beauty Yaysayer Plumping Lip Gloss (25 USD; Made in Italy) – in a year when wearing a lipstick was literally impossible, I think we have all switched to hydrating lip products instead. But what if your lip gloss had both: nourishing feel and juicy high shine? This is what made me fall in love with Yaysayer clean, vegan, antioxidant-rich gloss infused with Cinnamon Oil and Sodium Hyaluronate for a healthy and smooth lip look/feel. Available in 8 universally flattering shades, this gloss is here to save the day and guarantee a steamy kiss under the mistletoe (by the way – these smell and taste amazing). I am wearing Raspberry Swirl in the photo below.



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Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask (49 USD; Made in USA) – aka “the best mask for retinol beginners”. If you have wanted to dip your toes into the Retinol waters, yet without any associated side-effects, I think you might really enjoy this clean, vegan and cruelty-free option from Glow Recipe. Encapsulated Retinol ensures that the product sits on the surface longer and releases smaller amounts of Retinol gradually, hence penetrating your skin in a much gentler way than a traditional formula would. I have noticed massive improvement in my skin’s texture, post breakout scarring and redness over time, which is why this mask is one of a few skincare products that made it to this list.



Detailed review here






Innisfree Ginger Honey Nourishing Ampoule Toner (23 USD; Made in Korea) – this popular K-beauty brand was a very interesting discovery for me in 2020 and it would not be the “best of the best” list without this toner. Feels like serum/toner/essence in one, this “thick water” formula is packed with various moisturizing and skin-loving ingredients, that will ensure your face feels as soft and supple as that of a new-born. I find that every other skin care product applied on top of it penetrates my skin deeper and better, making it an effective, initial hydration layering step in your skincare routine.



Detailed review here




Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Moisturizer With Niacinamide Review


Caudalie Brightening Moisturizer With Niacinamide (59 USD; Made in France) – uber hydrating, oil-free gel-cream hybrid that is here to save the day. Powered by Vinifrine (known to be 62 times more effective than Vitamin C), Niacinamide (evens skin tone), Olive Squalane and Hyaluronic Acid (plumps and hydrates), this rich moisturizer will be your best(est) friend on dry, dull and stressed-out skin days. From my personal experience I have noticed that my complexion has become much brighter and softer since I have introduced it into my daily skincare routine. Another stellar release from Caudalie that is worth checking out.



Detailed review here





Good Molecules Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches (18 USD; Made in Korea) – here is the proof that certain skincare products don’t have to be expensive in order to give you great results. These zen-feel, cooling eye patches will effectively de-puff and hydrate the delicate under-eye area in a matter of minutes. Whether you didn’t sleep well last night or had too much stress at work (or maybe you deserve a little mid-week treat) – these eye patches will be like a good cup of coffee for your pandas.



Detailed review here




Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Review


Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask (22 USD; Made in Korea) – if you suffer from chronically dry lips, you need to get one of these lip masks. Available in a plethora of delicious flavors to choose from, this antioxidant rich formula will intensely hydrate and nourish your lips in no time. I use mine both during the day and at night, they are that addictive! Kiss flaky and chapped lips goodbye with this five-star lip treatment that truly stood the test of time.



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What are your 2020 beauty favorites? Let's chat some more in the comments!



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