2020 was a year that we were all lucky to survive. 2021 was too.
I hope I’m not saying that about 2022 as well but based on what I’ve seen thus far? Honey, I will be.
I’ve noticed that tragedy often creates gratitude, as an unexpected side effect.
I am grateful for every single day that I had this year, even the not so fun ones.
I am grateful because I was here. I was healthy. My family, my cats, my friends and my business are still here.
I am grateful to my makeup artistry clients, who became more important to me than perhaps they ever knew.
55 wedding clients later and I still want to do makeup for a job.
My carpal tunnel got really bad this year and yet I still want to do a job that makes it worse.
I either find some sick pleasure in the pain, or I really love this?!
Even when things are stressful, beauty products remain my favorite distraction. Here are the best beauty products I distracted myself with in 2021.
Jason Wu Flora 9 Matte Agave Palette
I am crowning this the best drugstore matte palette. It’s full of flattering shades and performs high end, but it costs $14.99. It’s just really great. Don’t believe me yet? See for yourself in my video.
Smashbox Halo Tinted Moisturizer
In the past year, and then some really, my own makeup become more efficient than ever. This new simple, bare bones routine did not include foundation, but almost always this tinted moisturizer. It has more coverage than the average tinted moisturizer, primer already incorporated, spf, and a satin finish that is just right.
Lano Lips Golden Salve
I love all of Lano’s products but the Golden Salve stood out to me this year. I use it as a lip mask overnight but you can also use this on any dry patches or rough spots. It has a really nice scent that I can’t quite explain, but I love.
Nails.Inc Naked in Neon Nail Polish
I realized this year that bright, cheery nails make me smile when I caught a glimpse. I love all of these Nails Inc. shades and the formula is excellent and long wearing too.
Glossier knocked it out of the park with this launch. It isn’t lipstick and it isn’t lip balm, but somehow both, in the best way. Villa is the shade I use on almost everyone. If you want to wear some color on you lips, but can’t stand the thought of an opaque lipstick, I think you’d really enjoy Glossier Ultralip.
Essence Lash Princess Curl & Volume Mascara
Last year, the original Essence Lash Princess made best beauty products of the year post. This year, I’m here to report that I like the Curl & Volume version even better! I love the way the hourglass brush better hugs the lashes and it seems to be easier to work with, not depositing too much product onto the lashes all at once.
Replenix Tinted Brightening Eye Cream
If we’re giving out awards, this eye cream is the coolest product I tried this year. It reminds me a lot of the Colorescience Total Eye but it’s $19 cheaper, you get slightly more with the Replenix version and I feel like this one is easier to blend. #gifted
Kosas Lip Oil
I love a lip oil, especially this one because to me, it smells like funnel cakes and stays on a bit longer than most. My absolute favorite shade is this one, Jaws, because it’s a beautiful orange red the lights up any yellow undertone complexion.
Makeup by Mario Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette
This was the eyeshadow palette I ended up reaching for most in 2021, and for good reason. It’s just so easy to work with. With zero fallout and all matte shades inspired by real world skin tones, it creates a flattering look every time. It’s a workhorse palette that will remain in my collection for a long time to come. Read more about this eyeshadow palette in my review HERE.
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By: Ivy Boyd
Title: Best Beauty Products of 2021
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Published Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2021 05:49:22 +0000