Staying home gave me more time to indulge in self-care activities. One thing I really enjoyed was trying various skincare and makeup products. Last year was the beginning of my K-Beauty journey. I also watched a lot of YouTube tutorials and got inspired to experiment with different makeup looks. I’ve discovered a lot of great products, and I’d like to share my 2020 Skincare and Makeup Faves with you.
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I love to massage this cleansing balm on my face. The sherbet-like texture transforms into smooth oil when applied to the skin. It easily melts away my makeup without stripping my skin of its natural oils. Thus, leaving my skin feeling clean and hydrated.
This is called the Heroes Set for a reason. Each item in this set is well-formulated to help prevent and treat blemishes. The products (cleanser, toner, essence, moisturizer) saved my skin from mask acne. If you want to read more about my not-so-secret skincare regimen to fight maskne, click here.
After reading a lot of raving reviews, I tried this cult favorite. A cleanser, gentle exfoliator, and toner in one, it is so effective in removing excess dirt and prepping my skin for the next skincare and makeup steps.
The lightweight cream doubles as a moisturizer and primer. It helps smoothen and even out skin tone. It also contains hydrolyzed pearls to brighten the skin. I like to use the Beauty Water and Beauty Filter Cream Glow together before applying makeup for photoshoots. It’s my go-to skincare duo to get that flawless, camera-ready, “glowing skin” look.
I’ve tried a ton of sunscreens this year, and it was so hard to choose my ultimate favorite. This product won my heart because it has EVERYTHING I want from a sunscreen: lightweight, non-irritating, blends easily, no white cast, affordable, and of course, excellent sun protection.
I’ve been looking for a pressed powder foundation for everyday wear. After trying several brands, I was so happy to finally find a shade (Warm Natural 12) that perfectly matches my skin tone. The medium coverage made my complexion look naturally smooth and even. It also lasts long enough that I seldom do any touch-ups for at least 6-8 hours.
Anastasia of Beverly Hills’ very first mascara is a 2020 Allure Best of Beauty winner. According to the brand’s website, there are 3 ways to wear this mascara —
BRAG A LITTLE: Just a single coat delivers the perfect amount of product, leaving you with voluptuously defined lashes that last all day.
BRAG A LOT: Apply 2 coats for extra length and thickness.
TOTAL BRAGGING RIGHTS: Apply 3 coats for full-on extreme volume.
Thick and Fuller Eye Lashes. YES. This mascara absolutely deserves total bragging rights!
I’d like you to meet my brows best friend. I love how it shapes and tames my eyebrows. It comes with a 2-sided wand. The custom-molded side with long bristles is for applying the gel, while the shorter bristles side is for sculpting and shaping hairs into place.
4. BARE MINERALS Gen Nude Neutral Eyeshadow Palette
I was inspired by the neutral eyes and bold lip looks that I saw on YouTube. So, I got this eyeshadow palette last year, and this is now one of my favorites. It has a beautiful mix of nude/neutral shades in matte, silk, and metallic finishes that can be worn alone or together.
5. BARE MINERALS BAREPRO Longwear Matte Lipstick
For the lips, my favorite shade right now is Boysenberry from the Bare Minerals collection. I love the creamy texture, soft-matte finish, and color of this lipstick. It’s the perfect shade if you want to rock the berry lip trend this season.
What are some of your favorite skincare and makeup products? Have you tried any items from my list? Are there any beauty products you’d like to recommend? Please share in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for reading. Have a beautiful day ahead!