Best New Beauty Products (August 2020)

Here’s a look at the top 25 products reviewed in the month of August , 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. Did anything new get added to your wish list?
  2. What release tempted you the most?
  3. Did you make any new purchases?
  4. Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own?

03.

03. Throne Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $12.50/0.05 oz.

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Clionadh Throne Vibrant Multichrome Eyeshadow ($12.50 for 0.05 oz.) has a rich, yellow base that looked more lemon-lime to warmer, golden yellow...

Clionadh Throne Vibrant Multichrome Eyeshadow ($12.50 for 0.05 oz.) has a rich, yellow base that looked more lemon-lime to warmer, golden yellow...

04.

04. Heirloom Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $12.50/0.05 oz.

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Clionadh Heirloom Vibrant Multichrome Eyeshadow ($12.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium, bluish-teal base with sparkling shimmer that shifted from...

Clionadh Heirloom Vibrant Multichrome Eyeshadow ($12.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium, bluish-teal base with sparkling shimmer that shifted from...

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05. Courtyard Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $12.50/0.05 oz.

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Clionadh Courtyard Vibrant Multichrome Eyeshadow ($12.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, lime green base with metallic shimmer and faint sparkle that...

Clionadh Courtyard Vibrant Multichrome Eyeshadow ($12.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, lime green base with metallic shimmer and faint sparkle that...

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08.

08. Tower Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $14.25/0.05 oz.

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Clionadh Tower Pastel Multichrome Eyeshadow ($14.25 for 0.05 oz.) has a grayish base with a smoother, more metallic finish that shifted from...

Clionadh Tower Pastel Multichrome Eyeshadow ($14.25 for 0.05 oz.) has a grayish base with a smoother, more metallic finish that shifted from...

11.

11. Crown Jewel Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $12.50/0.05 oz.

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Clionadh Crown Jewel Vibrant Multichrome Eyeshadow ($12.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a rich, brighter medium blue with cool undertones and a metallic...

Clionadh Crown Jewel Vibrant Multichrome Eyeshadow ($12.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a rich, brighter medium blue with cool undertones and a metallic...

12.

12. Lineage Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $12.50/0.05 oz.

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Clionadh Lineage Vibrant Multichrome Eyeshadow ($12.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a light, bluish-aqua base with subtle, cool undertones paired with a...

Clionadh Lineage Vibrant Multichrome Eyeshadow ($12.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a light, bluish-aqua base with subtle, cool undertones paired with a...

14.

14. Mosaic Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $12.50/0.05 oz.

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Clionadh Mosaic Hybrid Multichrome Eyeshadow ($12.50 for 0.05 oz.) has a browner base that shifted from rich plum to copper to bronze to green...

Clionadh Mosaic Hybrid Multichrome Eyeshadow ($12.50 for 0.05 oz.) has a browner base that shifted from rich plum to copper to bronze to green...

15.

15. Cathedral Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $14.25/0.05 oz.

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Clionadh Cathedral Pastel Multichrome Eyeshadow ($14.25 for 0.05 oz.) has dirty, olive base that shifted from olive-brown to warmer, pink-plum...

Clionadh Cathedral Pastel Multichrome Eyeshadow ($14.25 for 0.05 oz.) has dirty, olive base that shifted from olive-brown to warmer, pink-plum...

17.

17. Keystone Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $14.25/0.05 oz.

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Clionadh Keystone Pastel Multichrome Eyeshadow ($14.25 for 0.05 oz.) has a grayish base with a smooth, metallic sheen that shifted from cool...

Clionadh Keystone Pastel Multichrome Eyeshadow ($14.25 for 0.05 oz.) has a grayish base with a smooth, metallic sheen that shifted from cool...

19.

19. Plum Sephora

Sephora

PPermanent. $14.00/0.06 oz.

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Sephora Plum Lip Last Matte Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The...

Sephora Plum Lip Last Matte Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The...

20.

20. Sienna Sephora

Sephora

PPermanent. $14.00/0.06 oz.

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Sephora Sienna Lip Last Matte Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium, yellowy brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish....

Sephora Sienna Lip Last Matte Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium, yellowy brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish....

21.

21. Majesty Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $12.50/0.05 oz.

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Clionadh Majesty Vibrant Multichrome Eyeshadow ($12.50 for 0.05 oz.) has a medium-dark, yellowed orange base with sparkling shimmer that shifted...

Clionadh Majesty Vibrant Multichrome Eyeshadow ($12.50 for 0.05 oz.) has a medium-dark, yellowed orange base with sparkling shimmer that shifted...

23.

23. Alotta Colada (11) Kaja

Kaja

LELimited Edition. $21.00/0.09 oz.

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25. Heiress Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $12.50/0.05 oz.

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Clionadh Heiress Hybrid Multichrome Eyeshadow ($12.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, warm orange base that shifted from coppery-red to copper to...

Clionadh Heiress Hybrid Multichrome Eyeshadow ($12.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, warm orange base that shifted from coppery-red to copper to...

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Did anything new get added to your wish list? oh yeah – those new Dior 5-pans, especially Jungle (trying hard to resist and dupe), New Look, Soft Cashmere and possibly Nude Dress and Denim. You can see I’m in pretty deep trouble!
What release tempted you the most? Three guesses (well, 5 if you count ALL the Dior 5 pans I’m loving). I’m really excited to see those in store (assuming I ever get to a store!)
Did you make any new purchases? Nope, though I do have to get to Shoppers Drug Mart to replenish some things but “life” keeps getting in the way.
Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? In reality, I can pretty much dupe the Dior Jungle palette but that doesn’t stop me wanting it like mad.

The only product that could have made a WL: the Haus liner. Saved! Tempted (sorely) the Armani and the Clionadh. I have drooled over virtually every color in the Armani Lip Maestro line, since it started. Clionadh, well I have far too much eyeshadow for any mere mortal. C’s offerings are phenomenal, but challenge my real age, if not my mental age. I resisted everything except the Fenty liner sale, and one was missing. I HATE follow-up. S.o. dropped the ball, or the third eyeliner.

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Lunar Beauty Moonspell palette (because I’m feeling witchy), all of the sparkly multichromes from Clionadh (I am waiting for my order I made it July to come in, maybe/hopefully this month)

What release tempted you the most? The Oden’s Eye Alva II palettes, the ND Multichromes, and the Melt Blush duos.

Did you make any new purchases? I made a lot of purchases this month, but a lot of it was birthday money and gifts: Oden’s Eye Alva and Solmane palettes, Lethal Cosmetics After Dark palette, Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam palette, Viseart Dark Edit palette, a few single shadows from Looxi Beauty and Menagerie Cosmetics, Nabla Skin Glazing Blush in Independence, TheBalm Will Powder Blush Quad and a few lip products.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? I was interested initially in the ND Bronze palette, but between all the other ND palettes I own and a couple singles from Colourpop, I have dupes for all but one or two colors.

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Ha! Dior Palettes are tempting me big time!
What release tempted you the most? Clionadh
Did you make any new purchases? The new PML mascara
Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? My collection is so huge I can probably dupe many except the Clionadh releases so I am very good about resisting.

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Yes, the Chanel Blush in Rose Bronze. The Dior 5 pans (which seem to be sold out already, especially Denim

What release tempted you the most? Nothing on this list is particular.

Did you make any new purchases? Clionadh, but the colors previous reviewed.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? Nope.

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Nothing from anything shown here. I got an e-mail from KGD that they have reformulated the Moisture Makeup so that’s on my list but I am waiting for someone on YT to review it.

What release tempted you the most? Nothing that I would actually buy because everything I liked is from a brand that causes animal testing.

Did you make any new purchases? I bought a PMG single in Crimson Fire but that’s not a new product.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? No. PMG Crimson Fire is very similar to Wigglese in the Jackie Aina palette but the PMG applies better and wears better so it would not have been a successful dupe.

Did anything new get added to your wish list?
Dior Quint in Mitzah; but I might be able to dupe it. Also the Nars Soft Matte Foundation.

What release tempted you the most? The ND Glam palette new release; but I am not sure if it is actually making my list. The Biba has been on my list for a long time, and I can’t justify both.

Did you make any new purchases? Skincare. Lots of it.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? No dupes this month.

Panned Items:
Physicians Formula Blush (Plum rose) – would repurchase
Olaplex 3 – would not repurchase (I am really not sure what the hype is for)
Moroccanoil Treatment (sample) – would not purchase, too heavy for my hair
The Balm, Bahama Mama Bronzer – not for my skin-tone, too muddy
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation – would repurchase (I add to Supergoop Foundation as the perfect tinted moisturizer)

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Melt Digital Dust Blush Duos in Buzz Kill and Raw Honey; Hourglass At Night Ambient Lighting Blush; Kaleidos Lunar Lavender Futurism Palette; Dior Plum Tulle (159) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette; Too Faced Pumpkin Spice Palette; ColourPop Lil’ Ray of Sunshine Eyeshadow Palette; UD Stoned Vibes Palette; too many Clionadh eyeshadows.

What release tempted you the most? Sydney Grace x Mel Thompson Tiny Marvels Palette; Coloured Raine Juicy Boost collection; BH Cosmetics Sweet Shoppe eyeshadow palettes collection; MAC x Teyana Taylor collection.

Did you make any new purchases? Yes. I got several eye palettes, and the Night Bloom blush from ColourPop. I also got some MAC x Teyana Taylor and Sephora #Lipstories lipsticks on National Lipstick Day.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? Not on purpose

Did anything new get added to your wish list? The chain embossed Chanel illuminating blush for holiday 2020 .
What release tempted you the most? Chantecaille Safari Fall 2020.
Did you make any new purchases? I’ve only purchased Nabla Independence Skin Glazing, and a Chantecaille Hydrating Balm all summer!
But while Ive saved on make up , I’ve completely splurged on skin care, finally diving into brands that Ive been wanting to try like Allies of Skin, taking advantage of sales online!
Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? I am laying out all of my neutral palettes as we speak ,poised to try to dupe the new ND Glam palette!

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Nothing recently has been added to my wishlist, I am waiting for the release of ND’s Glam palette to see if that is good for me,

What release tempted you the most? Probably the ND Bronze palette, but I think there are too many reds and mattes in it for me. I do like the new Dior quints though – Jungle, Soft Cashmere are both lovely.

Did you make any new purchases? Yes, I have purchased some items from the PMG sale – her 5 pan Nectar palette, some mini lipsticks and Lapis Luxury.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? Quite a few – the Dior quints I can dupe with my own stash of neutrals, so too with the Bronze palette – I have quite a collection of gold and bronze shades too.

Gosh I’m kind of disappointed I didn’t purchase any of the top products! I guess I’m not as savvy as I thought 😉 Now I want that Chanel blush and Chanel burgundy liner. I wouldn’t mind the Hourglass Ambient blush either! Haven’t been buying many lip products with all the mask wearing, but I did pick up a couple of those mythical Fenty-dupe Maybelline Lifter glosses (yes they’re amazing) and the Mac Viva Glam II (also amazing). I did get a deluxe sample of the Armani Lip Maestro as a gift in a Sephora order, and really liked the formula. Maybe I’ll buy in a few months.

I did make several purchases in August – the two new Viseart Petit Pro palettes, CoverFx full coverage cream foundation compact and its brush, CoverFx setting powder and Cloud Primer, some squirrel-hair eye brushes, some Tarte Chrome paint shadow pots and metallic seaglass liquid shadows I picked up on sale (yes I’m experimenting a little, and yes they’re really nice) and a special edition Tarte blush in Birthday Suit (matte light pinky-nude) that I’m obsessed with.

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