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In the December Newsletter, I included a link to the "Have Your Say" section of the Website and asked you to vote on what Beauty Products you fell in love with in 2020! I've compiled a list of our favourites and here is what made the cut! The Beautified Guide Best of Makeup 2020....
Foundation - Dewy
Sculpted Second Skin - Dewy
Sculpted by Aimee Connolly's Second Skin Dewy Finish got the most votes for Best Dewy Foundation! Second Skin is a 100% mineral liquid foundation, with a medium, buildable coverage that leaves the skin looking illuminated and radiant.
Foundation - Matte
Estée Lauder Double Wear
Estée Lauder's Double Wear got the most votes for Best Matte Foundation! It is available in over 60 shades and promises 24-hour staying power. It unifies uneven skin-tone and covers imperfections with buildable, medium-to-full coverage.
Bobbi Brown Creamy Corrector
Bobbi Brown's Creamy Corrector got the most votes for Best Corrector! Waterproof and sweat and humidity-resistant, the skin-correcting formula helps to brighten and correct the appearance of discolouration under the eyes, and provides additional coverage when layered with concealer.
Tarte Shape Tape
Tarte's Shape Tape got the most votes for Best Concealer! Its a full coverage formula that promises 16 hrs of flawless wear. It helps to conceal blemishes, redness, under-eye circles and visible pores.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder
Charlotte Tilbury's Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder got the most votes for Best Pressed Powder! It's a super luxe micro-fine powder with soft-focus nano particles that blur away lines and imperfections.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder
Laura Mercier's Translucent Loose Powder got the most votes for Best Loose Powder! Created in two shades for all skin tones, the soft-focus effect subtly blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections, and it doesn't settle into lines or pores.
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown's Bronzing Powder got the most votes for Best Powder Bronzer! It's a silky-smooth powder that adds a healthy, sun-kissed glow to any complexion - instantly giving your skin the look of a natural tan.
Huda Beauty Tantour
Huda Beauty's Tantour got the most votes for Best Cream Bronzer! This deeply pigmented cream-to-powder bronzer gives you a natural bronzed look or a dramatic contour as you layer and build. The long-lasting formula is both water and sweat resistant.
Kevyn Auccoin The Sculpting Powder
Kevyn Auccoin's Sculpting Powder got the most votes for Best Contour! The waterproof powder has been formulated with a blend of brown, red and grey pigments that work in unison to create natural shadows and definition on the face. Delivering a sheer finish, the crease-proof powder can be used to sculpt with a soft or dramatic effect.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca's Shimmering Skin Perfector got the most votes for Best Powder Highlighter! Unlike traditional pressed powder highlighters, the formula fuses ultra-fine, pearl pigments with liquid for an ultra-buttery texture. The creamy formula builds and blends seamlessly, without ever looking glittery or chalky. Pure light is reflected from every angle for your most natural, luminous glow.
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand
Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Light Wand in Spotlight received the most votes for Best Cream Highlighter! It is a Rose gold highlighter inspired by the digitally-remastered tricks of Hollywood & the flawless filters of social media. Treated pearls boost brightening & highlighting to give a luminous complexion with a soft-focused finish, with light reflecting particles for a natural glow.
Nars Blusher in the shade "Orgasm", received the most votes for Best Powder Blush! It is a Peachy Pink colour with a Golden Shimmer. It delivers a healthy-looking colour that immediately enlivens the complexion and provides a natural-looking flush that flatters any skin tone.
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge - Powder Pink
Bobbi Brown's Pot Rouge in the shade "Powder Pink" received the most votes for Best Cream Blush! It's a multitasking cream colour for lips and cheeks that comes in a mirrored flip-top compact for on-the-spot application. Blend it on the apples of your cheeks for a just-pinched look, or blot it on your lips for a soft, stained finish.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Hourglass' Ambient Lighting Palette received the most votes for Best Overall Face Palette! This limited edition palette of lighting essentials is everything you need to create the perfect light wherever you go. Available in a polished gold compact with architectural facets.
Urban Decay All Nighter
Urban Decay's All Nighter received the most votes for Best Setting Spray! This breathable yet powerful vegan formula mist keeps makeup cool and virtually reduce meltdowns for up to 16 hours: virtually no fading, smudging, or settling into fine lines.
Benefit Stay Don't Stray
Benefits Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer received the most votes for Best Eye Primer. Coming in at a very close second was Urban Decay's Primer Potion. Stay don't Stray is a dual-action power primer that works 360° degrees around the eyes to make concealers and eyeshadows stay put.
Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow Stick
Bobbi Brown's Cream Eyeshadow Sticks received the most votes for Best Cream Eyeshadow! A long-lasting, do-it-all eye shadow that's a stroke of genius—just swipe and go. This budge-proof formula stays put for 8 hours.
Mac Individual Eyeshadows
Mac's Individual Eyeshadow Colours got the most votes for Best Powder Eyeshadow! These shadows can be bought in two forms, a pro refill magnetic shadow that you can use to build your own palette or in a single shadow packaging like what's pictured. The shadows apply well, blend evenly and are very long lasting!
Stila Liquid Shadow
Stila's Liquid Eyeshadow received the most votes for Best Liquid Eyeshadow! It's a long-wearing eyeshadow that lends eyes amazing lustre and shimmer. It has a lightweight formula that goes on easily and dries smoothly, giving you the most amazing sparkle for eyes that 'wow'. And unlike powder glitter eyeshadows, there's absolutely minimal fallout for a stunning eye look that stays put!
Huda Nude Obsessions
Huda Beauty's Nude Obsessions Palette in the shade "Medium" got the most votes for Best Eyeshadow Palette! The Huda Nude Palette has buttery mattes, super-shimmery shadows and complementary metallic shades, all with smooth and blendable texture.
Charlotte Tilbury Feline Flick
Charlotte Tilbury's Feline Flick received the most votes for Best Liquid Eyeliner! It's a long-wear, waterproof, ultra-matte formula with a super precise applicator tip making it effortless and easy-to-use, so you can create a winged eyeliner look in seconds!
Inglot AMC Gel Liner
Inglot's AMC Gel Eyeliner received the most votes for Best Gel Eyeliner! This high intensity pigments provide ideal coverage and rich colours after just one application. The creamy and delicate long lasting formula dries to a long-lasting, smudge proof, and crease proof finish.
Mac Teddy Liner
Mac's Pencil Liner in the shade "Teddy" got the most votes for Best Pencil Eyeliner! This kohl pencil has all the intensity of an ultra-soft carbon. Specially formulated for deep, fully opaque coverage. Provides a smoky finish with pearl and has a versatile application for blending or smudging.
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes
Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes received the most votes for Best Mascara! Coming in a close second was Charlotte Tilbury's Legendary Lashes. Tarte's
mascara is vegan and it promises to deliver a 35 percent increase in curl while also lengthening, volumizing, and conditioning lashes for 24-hr smudge-proof, flake-free wear.
Ardell Demi Wispies
Ardell's Demi Wispies received the most votes for Best False Eyelashes! Demi Wispies are full, fluttery and have a graduated mixed length with flared outer corners for added definition. These lashes also feature an invisible, lightweight band.
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo
Anastasia's Brow Powder Duo received the most votes for best Brow Powder! Providing sheer to medium coverage, the smudge-proof formula is easy to blend and incredibly long lasting. The pair of complementary shades means you can blend to either match or enhance your natural colour.
NYX Micro Brow Pencil
NYX Micro Brow Pencil received the most votes for best Brow Pencil! So precise, it coats even the finest hairs with colour for a natural-looking finish. The dual-ended brow pencil has a fine pencil crayon at one end and a brush at the other to give your brows a natural, defined look.
Anastasia's Dipbrow got the most votes for Best Brow Pomade! This tinted, creamy formula is waterproof, smudge-proof and ideal for creating defined, natural-looking brows. The gel-mousse consistency glides on seamlessly and adheres to each individual hair, so the final result is an enviable pair of uber-flattering eyebrows
Benefit Gimme Brow
Benefit's Gimme Brow received the most votes for Best Brow Gel! It contains tiny microfibres that adhere to skin and hairs, creating the effect of natural, thicker brows. the formula is water-resistant and long-wearing, so you can be confident your brows will last all day.
Lipstick - Light
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk
Charlotte Tilbury's Pillowtalk is an Iconic nude pink Matte Revolution lipstick. It enhances the natural hue of your lips and is unique to your skin tone and natural lip colour. The moisturising matte formula smooths and shapes the lips on application making lips appear softer, smoother and more youthful.
Lipstick - Medium
Luna by Lisa - Morganite
Morganite is a deep rose shade, infused with calming pink undertones to create an impacting, wearable colour that will take you anywhere.
A satin finish adds a subtle glow and will keep your lips Insta ready, whatever life throws at you.
Lipstick - Dark
Mac Ruby Woo
Mac's iconic Ruby Woo is a true blue red that's both deep and bright at the same time. With its distinctive, light absorbing Retro Matte texture, the shade is bold, striking and fearless. The classic red suits all skin tones and gives you a hit of 1950’s Hollywood glamour.
Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment
Nars Powermatte is a highly pigmented liquid lipstick available in 18 shade that gives a full coverage and a comfortable matte colour that lasts all day. The custom doe-foot applicator provides precise and smooth application.
Clinique Chubby Stick
Clinique's Chubby Stick Crayon is a Super-nourishing balm loaded with mango and shea butters. Just what dry, delicate lips need to feel comfortably soft and smooth. Mouth watering lip tints in all, each with a subtle sheen.
Lip Pencil - Light
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk
Pillow Talk Original is a Nude Pink Lip Liner. has a waterproof, velvety formula that glides over skin, helping to re-shape and re-size the appearance of your lips. The barely-there nude shade flatters all skin tones and effortlessly balances out the look of your lips.
Lip Pencil - Medium
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Medium
Pillow Talk Medium is a Warm berry-pink lip liner pencil. It lasts for up to 6 hours and the waterproof formula means there is no feathering or transfer. Pillow Talk Medium is ideal for perfectly defined, colour-rich lips
Lip Pencil - Dark
Nars Velvet Lip Pencil - Do Me Baby
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil instantly delivers the impact of a matte lipstick with the spontaneity of a pencil. The long lasting, non-drying formula is enriched with Vitamin E and emollients for a creamy texture, while a combination of unique silicones ensures long-lasting, seamless matte colour for hours.
By Terry Baume De Rose
A By Terry über-cult product. This real ultra-glamorous SOS treatment repairs, nourishes, regenerates and lastingly protects the lips.This ultra-rich product is also a precious salve to care for and strengthen the cuticles. Its creamy and delicately rose-scented texture, which is shiny without being sticky, coats the lips in an incredibly natural glossy finish
Clarins Lip Comfort Oil Duo
Clarins Lip Oil Comfort Duo is the dream duo for nourishing and enhancing your lips. This exclusive plant-based oil, rich in active ingredients, melts with the lips. The formula is directly inspired by the expertise of Clarins Face and Body Oils. Lip care that nourishes and comforts.
Luna by Lisa Lip Scrub
Luna by Lisa's Lip Scrub Gently exfoliate lips to remove dry skin. The Formula is infused with a salted caramel fragrance, this lip scrub conditions and smoothes lips for a revitalised feel.
Yves Saint Laurent Vernis A Levres Glossy Stain
YSL's Classic Stain combines the texture and glossy shine of classic lip gloss with the long-wearing colour of a stain for an enduring, vibrant shine. Its’ thin, lightweight, non-sticky texture melts onto lips allowing you to layer and build colour as much as you want for perfectly customized colour and shine intensity. The applicator’s slanted tip and short soft bristles allow for flawless application with perfect precision.
Clarins Lip Perfecters
Clarins Lip Perfecters was voted best Lipgloss! Whilst I would describe it more as a coloured balm, it is an amazing product nonetheless! These softly textured lip gels have a deliciously sweet scent. Lips are left looking soft, smooth, shiny and plump. Sheer, but has enough colour to wear alone or to complement your favourite lip shade.
Below, I've included some products that also received a significant amount of votes.
In addition to asking you to vote on your favourite products, I also asked you to vote on some other questions too. Here are the results...
Favourite Luxury Makeup Brand
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Favourite Beauty Trend from 2020
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