Friday, January 15, 2021

2020 Beauty Favorites

Well, is that time of year again, folks! This past year has been an absolute dumpster fire, but, on the upside, I did discover some great products. Including one that slid in at the end of the year & completely surprised me! As always, a full linked list of products is below the video.

  • SheGlam all-in-one mascara
    • What is this sorcery? Not only lengthening & volumizing like nobody’s business, but also holds a curl really well! I’ve never had another mascara hold my curl as well or as long. I also didn’t experience any flaking or smudging. Some favorites surprise you by sliding in at the end of the year & dethroning your previous fave. That’s this mascara.
  • AOA slim brow pencil in taupe
    • Pros: Strikes the right balance between creamy blendability & hardness for precision. Super easy & precise application.
    • Cons: The shaft isn’t as fine as I’d like, so I think when the point is blunted it may not be quite as precise.
  • Tweezerman Every Lash Curler
    • This curls my lashes beautifully &, because it’s small, I am literally able to get to every lash. Great for small-eyed gals like me.
  • Cantu Beauty Curl Activator Cream
    • Beautiful curl & wave definition along with volume.
    • This stuff amps up my curls & waves like nobody’s business, even my flatter waves are more wavy, plus it adds a healthy dose of much needed moisture.
  • SheGlam matte allure lipstick in bachelorette
    • pigmented, creamy, & comfortable formula
    • high-end packaging, cheap price
  • Sei Bella matte lipstick in lover
    • Gorgeous, pigmented true red
    • Creamy, comfy matte formula
  • Sei Bella volume extreme + length & lift waterproof mascara
    • Holy crap, I’d forgotten what a great mascara this is! I get ALMOST a false lash effect, & that’s saying a lot for my puny lashes!
    • This is my 1st time trying the waterproof version &, while both versions are great, I think I like the waterproof better. It’s a slightly drier formula that builds nicely w/o clumping as easily. The original is a slightly goopier formula.
    • Being waterproof, it is a little harder to remove then the original, but it’s really not that bad.
  • Sei Bella creamy lipstick in hopeless romantic & wallflower
    • Smooth, creamy, comfy formula in gorgeous “you’re lips, but better” shades.
  • AOA halo highlighter in blissful
    • Super intense glowy Highlight, but if you use a light hand it’s very pretty. 

FTC Disclaimer: Assume that all the products I review have been purchased by me unless otherwise noted. If a product was given to me as a press sample, it will be mentioned. For more info, see my disclosure.