Favorite Recent Beauty Buys

Until October I was almost only interested in skincare products. I can’t even remember when I last wore so little makeup like in 2020. On the other hand, I have used (up) plenty of care products. I guess my facial and body skin hadn’t been as well looked after for years either. But since I have gone to work almost every day for almost three months now (yes, my school is still open), my love for makeup has returned. This is why I recently purchased quite a few new products. I mean they still fit somehow on my shelves. And it has been a tough year. Not that I ever really needed an excuse to buy beauty products, haha.

Because I wear my mask(s) all work day long and also on my commute, I have started to focus a lot on eye makeup. The new Naughty Nude Eyeshadow Palette is perfect. It is my first product from Huda Beauty and I am very much in love with it. The colors are fun and versatile. The quality is superb. The other product I use, esp. when I have only little time, is Natasha Denona’s Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow in Sienna. It is so easy to use and lasts for hours. Perfect when I have only a few minutes to put on makeup in the morning, before racing to my train.

Because I focus on the eye, I now wear eyeliner every day. All three fun colors of the Sephora Colorful Wink-It Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner are on sale now. I esp. like the one in Blue Moon. Also, they are waterproof, which I always consider a plus.

Even though nobody can see my lips behind my mask, I noticed, with the cold season starting, that they need a little more care. So I alternate between using Lancome Juicy Tubes (they sooo remind me of my twenties, only that at that time I couldn’t really afford them), the Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Lip Plumpers (the tingle is such a funny feeling and I love the result of fuller lips), and the Nars Mini Orgasm Lip Duo (just the most beautiful shade ever).

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Oh well, and after emptying several skincare products, I also bought a few more. One of my favorite brands is Korres. When traveling was still easy, I used to buy their products in Europe, preferably in pharmacies in Greece. Unfortunately, it is not that easy to buy their products in the U.S. I mostly order them online. My latest absolute favorite is the Wild Rose Makeup Melter Cleansing Oil, which I use every evening to take off my makeup. It works fast, doesn’t leave any residue, and it smells heavenly. As a night cream I now use their Black Pine Plump-Up Sleeping Facial. The rich formula really helps my facial skin that tends to become uncomfortably dry in winters.

As I put so much effort in my skincare, I have made it a routine to wear sunscreen every day. While I loved the Supergoop! Glow Screen in summer, I right now prefer their Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40. It also serves as a fantastic primer by the way.

I love going to my dentist and also look carefully after my teeth. So last but not least I have tried Oxyfresh oral care products, like their Lemon Mint Toothpaste. I love that its flavor is slightly different than that of most toothpastes. And it of course cleans and strengthens my teeth.

© janavar

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