Best New Beauty Products (April 2020)

Here’s a look at the top 25 products reviewed in the month of April, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂

I think it’d be fun to go through what we used, purchased, resisted, and so forth each month, here are some questions:

  1. What were your favorites from the last month?
  2. What didn’t impress you?
  3. Did you return anything you purchase?
  4. Or successfully resist temptation?

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What were your favorites from the last month? Since most of my face has been covered by a mask, I’ve only been doing my eyes. I didn’t want to use up the more expensive Benefit eyebrow pencil, so I’ve been using a NYX Micro Brow pencil that I bought awhile back but never opened. It’s pretty good! Other favorites were LM Caviar Sticks (I feel like a walking ad for this product!) and Lancome Effacernes Concealer.

What didn’t impress you? Tarte Shape Tape Concealer. I used to love it a few years ago and I still had an unopened tube I had bought as a backup, so I thought I’d use it during the pandemic so as not to use up my beloved Lancome Effacernes. But the Shape Tape formula is just too thick for me nowadays.

Did you return anything you purchase? Nope.

Or successfully resist temptation? I resisted buying ColourPop’s All Things Equinox Eyeshadow Palette. I don’t know how much longer I can hold out, though. I have Fame and Flutterby…do I really need All Things?

What were your favorites from the last month? Natasha Denona Mini Retro, Metropolis, and Mini Bloom Highlighting Blush, Sigma Enchanted Palette, Glossier Cloud Paint in Beam, Em Cosmetics Magic Hour Blush and True Gloss in Secret Blush, Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Musk, CoverFX Mono Duo in Soft Peach, and, in general, pairing greens with pinks and oranges.

What didn’t impress you? I’ve loved everything I’ve used!

Did you return anything you purchase? I did not.

Or successfully resist temptation? LOL, nope. The beginning of the month was the end of my no buy, so i did purchase some long-coveted wants. But I’ll be going back on another no buy in June.

What were your favorites from the last month? THAT I BOUGHT: Sugarpill Capsule Collection C2 Palette (my favorite new palette of the year so far); e.l.f. Primer-Infused Blushes; e.l.f. Primer-Infused Bronzer in Forever Sunkissed; Revlon Super Lustrous Glass Shine Lipsticks; Medusa’s Makeup Luminous Highlighter in Highlighter Hotel; Skinfix Eczema+ Hand Repair Cream; Natasha Denona Mini Retro Palette and Mini Bloom Blush; Charlotte Tilbury quad in Super Blue; CP She’s So Solstice and All Things palettes. REDISCOVERIES: ABH x Carli Bybel and CP She’s in Rainbows Palettes.

What didn’t impress you? THAT I BOUGHT: I got some CoverGirl Instant Cheekbones blush trios for nostalgia’s sake and was so disappointed. The formula wasn’t what I remembered, and they didn’t last long on me at all. They’ll be decluttered.
THAT I DIDN’T BUY: MAC x Selena Me Siento Muy Excited Eyeshadow x 8 Palette; Giorgio Armani Eye Tints new formula.

Did you return anything you purchased? Just a L.A. Girl Blush that arrived shattered.

Or successfully resist temptation? More of the Fenty cream blushes; Fenty cream “bronzer” in Amber; Melt Rust Palette and Burnish Eye Liner; CP Celestial Collection blushes; Milani Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighters; GlamLite Cake Palette (Cute AF! Has great reviews! But…I have the colors and it’s bulky… and I still want it.); Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eye Shadow Palette (So pretty, but I know I don’t need it).

I didn’t buy or use enough makeup last month to have an opinion about anything! I made three Sephora purchases during the sale and the first just shipped. I know they were warning us that it would take awhile and I am happy to keep people safe so I can’t complain. Sadly, I already have a cart started at Sephora. You would think I would learn during the sales to really scour the products and get everything I want but no, not me! In anticipation of loving all the new Fenty blushes, I have two coming, I have added several more and a bronzer and contour.

Lol, I’m in the same boat as you. One of my orders just shipped, there are two more coming, and I have two more items in my cart! What is wrong with me!!

1, What were your favorites from the last month? I only wore make up one day.
2. What didn’t impress you n/a
3. Did you return anything you purchase? no
4. Or successfully resist temptation? yes pretty well everything!

What were your favourites from the last month? My favourites from last month, eyeshadow wise, was discovering the many and varied eye palettes, quads and quints that I have. Some favourites that I will be using more of include: Mecca Max Eyephoria palette, Guerlain’s Les Verts, Stila In the Garden and my many neutral palettes.
Lipstick wise – Foolish by CP is my most used.

What didn’t impress you? Probably my Emerald Pretty palette by Tarantino. The palette really contains a lot of standalone shades, you have to use another palette to make it work.

Did you return anything you purchase? Apart from ordering Spice For Me by Maybelline, I haven’t ordered any other makeup.

Or successfully resist temptation? I have been tempted by CT’s Green Lights/The Rebel 2020 – but really, how many olive shades can one have? And I have lots.

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