All the trending beauty and skincare products you need to buy ASAP
The vaccines are being rolled out, which will likely lead to lockdowns loosening. Hopefully, the beginning of the end of lockdowns in the wake of COVID-19 has begun, and we can start seeing our friends again.
Only . . . your beauty & skincare routine has gone to rot. You haven’t applied beauty products since you don’t know when. Thanks to staying inside, you might not have even touched a razor in months, or even a stick of deodorant unless the DoorDash guy was coming to your door (we’ll let it be your little secret)!
And makeup? What’s makeup anymore?! If the only gel or powder that’s graced your face since lockdown began was chapstick, well, understandable. However, we all have to go back outside some time, which could mean investing in new beauty products. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered with some good picks. Here are the best beauty products to splurge on in 2021.
Even before we step back outside for good, self-care is a must. If you want to give your self-care routine a boost, why not try a new scrub? Glamour recommended making the lemons of 2021 into self-care lemonade by using OleHenriksen Lemonade Smoothing Scrub. They especially recommend this beauty product to beat the winter blues, as the citrusy smell will definitely transport you to summer – if only for a few minutes!
Returning to lipstick?
Beauty blog Who What Wear professed that after a year in lockdown, they don’t miss lipstick. “I’ve actually found I prefer how low-maintenance and pretty tinted stains, balms, glosses, and oils are.” While Who What Wear claimed a return to the classic beauty product was nearly inevitable – after all, lipstick’s been around forever – they recommended Pat McGrath’s Lip Fetish Balms for hydration & color.
If you’re not ready to part with lipstick yet and can’t wait to paint your lips a vintage rouge again, Allure recommended Maybelline New York Color Sensational Ultimatte Slim Lipstick in More Ruby. Deputy editor Kara McGrath said she started receiving compliments after wearing it on Zoom calls, and not only was it the “perfect red”, “it glides on like a cream formula and sticks around all day without ever feeling dry.”
Real or fake lashes?
When it comes to eyelashes, do you prefer falsies, mascara, or both? If you want to try falsies, but find them a bit too uncomfortable to put on yourself, you might want to give Birdy Lashes Gemini Lashes a try. Created by influencer Yasmin Maya, they come with an adhesive that doubles as an eyeliner to cut down on your time applying makeup.
If falsies still aren’t one of your favorite beauty products, there’s always tried-and-true mascara. Glamour recommended Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Magnet Extreme Lengthening Mascara. Although they were skeptical at first because of the brush, they were impressed at how well the mascara “grabs every single lash to fan them out and the formula goes on light and airy, making my eyes look bigger and wider.”
Serum, serum, serum
Want to clear up your puffy eyes or close your pores before stepping outside? Thankfully, there are a ton of beauty products in 2021 to help you do just that. Allure recommended Osea Hyaluronic Sea Serum to beat winter dryness before stepping out in spring.
Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer and Daytime Eye Cream is a concealer doubling as an eye cream. Glamour recommends it to hide & fight eye bags at the same time! Kosas also sells beauty products like a tinted face oil foundation and blush & highlighter duos to take your beauty routine to the next level.
Next time you’re at CVS . . .
If you’re grocery shopping, be it in-person or online, check out these great beauty products recommended by Harper’s Bazaar. They’re easy to find in stores where you already do your daily & weekly shopping, including Target & Amazon.
If you’re on the prowl for a new hair care routine, Harper’s Bazaar has some picks for you. This five-dollar beauty product, Fructis Sleek Shot In-Shower Styler, can take your hair from meh to fabulous without eating too much of your time or money. Just mix the formula in with your regular shampoo to fight frizz.
Want a tan, but haven’t been able to sunbathe because . . . winter? Or lockdown? Tanologist Self Tan Mousse has you covered. It goes on clear, so it won’t stain your clothes or sheets. Harper’s Bazaar sings its praises further, declaring: “this smart formula develops into a believable streak-free tan every time, and it fades evenly.”
What are your favorite beauty products? Let us know in the comments!