Best New Beauty Products (December 2020)

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

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?

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Did anything new get added to your wish list? Oh yes….. and it’s all YOUR fault, Christine! I added the LORAC Noir Palette (assuming I will be able to travel to the US and want to travel to the US before it’s either discontinued or shoved to the bottom of the list by something newer)
What release tempted you the most? None – entire “collection” releases don’t really do it for me.
Did you make any new purchases? Just a tube of Milani eyeshadow primer (and the Christmas items I received)
Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? It turns out I’ve got a few dupes (big surprise) of shadows in that LORAC Noir palette but – as it always my excuse – having them all in one place….SO appealing!

Mariella, Beauty Bay do stock Lorac, but at the moment they are out of stock of the Noir palette that we are both coveting. And I think the Lorac website ships to Canada, but I am not quite sure about that.
Amazon stock it as well.
I knew you would love this palette too!

Hold on to your hat, Genevieve (if you’re wearing one!) – I just checked out Amazon.ca (in Canada, we have to order from the Canadian site) and they don’t have the Noir palette but I looked at the prices for Pro and Pro3 (they’re all from other sellers, ) and they’re all well over $100!!! Nope! I’ll wait til we can take a weekend away across the border and shop in person. And if it doesn’t happen – well, it is “just” eyeshadow, right??? Shipping, duty and exchange if I order from LORAC (assuming they do indeed ship here) are deal breakers for me, especially since I can’t even see the palette in person.

Whoa!!! Seriously? Still doesn’t eliminate my particular scruple of wanting to see something “in the flesh” but this might be the best option for me and I could use my Optimum points (if I could get the blasted thing to work….I have real difficulty using those points online and need to call them to straighten out difficulties I’ve said since they merged with PC). But thank you for this information!

Did anything new get added to your wish list? More Clionadh eyeshadows. Though I do have an order coming next week and an order coming in February, so I’m pretty set there as well. πŸ™‚ And a few more Sonia G Brushes… they’re so good and they’ve changed the way I apply my eyeshadow, in a good way.

What release tempted you the most? Pat McGrath Celestial Divinity (purchased), ND Triochrome (purchased), Clionadh eyeshadow (purchased) and I tried out some Sydney Grace eyeshadows as well.

Did you make any new purchases? All of the above, as well as some Sonia G Brushes.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? Oh yes, there were plenty of releases this year that I successfully duped within my collection. 2020 was more about adding some really special shades to my collection.

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Lethal Cosmetics blushes, Fenty Gloss Bomb Creams, and more Clionadh shadows.

What release tempted you the most? Melt Beetlejuice Collection

Did you make any new purchases? I bought the Give Me Glow Vivid Rose Palette and BH Cosmetics Sweet Shoppe Pistachio Palette. I was gifted the Musee Beauty Van Gogh Palette, Viseart Violette Γ‰tendu Palette, and the Sugarpill 10 Anniversary Capsule Collection and Black Capsule Collection.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? I decided I could dupe the Melt Beetlejuice palettes, but I haven’t any particular products in mind yet.

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Although it’s not in December’s wish list, but the Lorac Noir palette is the one I am looking to purchase next – when Beauty Bay restock it!

What release tempted you the most? Just the Lorac Noir palette – the shades are just for me (and Mariella).

Did you make any new purchases? Yes, I have ordered some MAC lipsticks that I have been wanting for awhile now – Chili, Devoted to Chili and Marakesh. Still waiting for the order to arrive.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? I can nearly always dupe an eyeshadow I like from my healthy stack! Viseart’s Praline I can dupe (which I liked) and CT’s Aura in the shades I like – I can dupe too.

What a fun new feature Christine!

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Almost every Sidney Grace and Cliondah eyeshadow single. Also 2 Sidney Grace shadow palettes. And the Nabla side-by-side palette and Nabla blushes/bronzers/highlighers. I am ridiculous.

What release tempted you the most? Nabla. Sidney Grace.

Did you make any new purchases? Only the Viseart Bridal Satin palette because it was 40% off (Sephora sale) and I believe it is being discontinued (which breaks my heart).

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? I successfully (mostly) duped the Natasha Glam palette with the Sidney Grace singles and Love palette (on my list) as well as what I already have. (these are future purchases….trying to map this out people). I also duped the ND Sunrise/Sunset palette with what I already have in Biba/Safari/UD Born to Run/and what I will have in the Sidney Grace Love palette.

Also! Completed Kon Mari step 1: clothes. The pile going to Salvation Army is real.

Did you review Clionadh eyeshadows? Then, yes, things were added to my wishlist. *rolls eyes so hard and can’t believe how expensive that wishlist is becoming because of you*

I’ve been hovering over Clionadh, but honestly they’re overwhelming. So many similar, but individual gorgeousness–yes even with your swatches.

But I did break my low/no makeup buy and went down the rabbit hole that is the glorious-ness of Danessa Myricks.
I bought 1x Clear Color Glaze, 2x Color Fix Mattes and 1x Metallic, Prism FX Hydration Lotion, Dew Wet Balm Clear, Enlight Halo Powder (Sun), Illuminating Veil (Serenity) and Vision Flush in Tiara.
All are fun to play with, I love 90% of my haul.

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