Welcome back to Haley’s Beauty Room! I know it’s been a hot minute since I have last posted. Law school is pretty stressful, who knew? Anyway, since it is the start of 2020, we of course need to do a year in review of products! This will be the first installment of my “top” series. I will also be covering skincare, body care, and haircare. These are pretty self explanatory, so let’s just get into my top beauty products of 2019.
Probably my favorite face product this year, the Colourpop Pretty Fresh Tinted Moisturizer is the product for someone who is looking for like coverage that hydrates without being overly dewy or illuminating. I feel like this has a bit more coverage that a typical tinted moisturizer, but it just feels incredibly healthy and lit from within on the skin.
I honestly feel like this is an exact dupe for the Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer at a fraction of the price. It provides hydration but also gets a little bit sticky so your foundation will stick and last all day. It also smells like a watermelon blow pop!
My favorite powder of the year, that also is an amazing foundation, the j. Cat Beauty Aquasurance Foundation is a hydrating powder foundation that is full, FULL, coverage. It blurs pores and conceals any discoloration that you may have. This powder works alone, on top of foundation, to set concealers, you name it, it does it!
If you don’t like doing too much to your brows, you will love this. It is tinted and contains fibers to thicken up the brows. The shade selection is great and I know I can count on this brow gel to give me defined brows without looking too over the top.
Once I purchased this palette, no other eyeshadow could ever compare. It contains any shade that I would ever need and I can create a ton of different looks. The palette has a mix of finishes from metallic to matte that make this very wearable for day looks and super sultry for those nights out. A very buttery and bendable formula!
For the longest time I thought this mascara was overrated, but once I actually tried it on a daily basis, I totally see why this is a cult favorite. It perfectly lengthens, thickens, and volumizes without clumping or flaking off throughout the day.
I think 2019 was the year of great lip products. This lip tint from Frank Body is super hydrating, smells like fresh brewed coffee, and has the most beautiful nude tint that looks great on any skin tone. I really just love the clean ingredients in this product and the fact that it moisturizes my dry lips.
Colourpop has done it again. If you are looking for the most major lip plumper on a budget, you need this gloss! It is extremely glossy and comes in a ton of shades, so you’re sure to find your perfect match.
My favorite concealer of the year has to be this one from First Aid Beauty. It is the best concealer for my dry skin and provides a ton of coverage without looking heavy. It also doesn’t crease and looks natural on my skin all day long.
This has quietly been a staple in my routine for years. This is a cult favorite lip plumper that hydrates the lips and doesn’t get sticky or gloopy. It pairs well under and over multiple different lip products.
A 100% dupe for the Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks, these shadow sticks are amazing! These are super pigmented, very bendable, and last all day on the lid without creasing. I no joke have these in every single color and I couldn’t recommend them more.
I guess the Pretty Fresh line from Colourpop was just a huge hit for me. The nozzle on this spray is ultra fine, the mist smells like coconut and ocean breeze, and the formula sets makeup and hydrates without being dewy. I personally prefer a super dewy look due to my dry skin, but if you are just looking for some extra hydration that will set your look in a natural finish, this is the spray for you!
A new found love of mine this year, the Pacifica Alight foundation is clean formula alternative that is super full coverage, but also lasts all day. It comes in a variety of shades and has a matte finish without looking too cakey on dry skin.
The bronzer of the decade. It smells like a beach vacation, the color is neither too orange nor too gray, and the satin-like finish blends out like a dream.
I have mentioned this blush so many times I really don’t think this needs an explanation. The color, formula, and price are all on point for this blush made for every skin type.
This highlighter is creamy and blinding! By far the best drugstore highlighter I have ever used, this metallic one from Maybelline does not emphasize texture and just glides effortlessly on to the skin.
What were your favorite beauty products of 2019? Let me know in the comments!
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