Best New Beauty Products (January 2021)

Here’s a look at the top 25 products reviewed in the month of January, 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?

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Did anything new get added to your wish list? Of course! At least half of what you listed above, and then some, sure did.

What release tempted you the most? Natasha Denona Love mini’s and the ColourPop Wild Child collection.

Did you make any new purchases? Yep! Bought the CP Wild Child palette, one of the SSS’s and a Lippie Stix from that collection, bought the ND Love Mini Love Cheek duo and Mini Love e/s Palette, plus a Rare Beauty Glossy Balm in Nearly Mauve.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? That gets a yes, too. Many different lip products in particular did.

causDid anything new get added to your wish list? The new Fenty powder foundation, based on several YouTube reviews. Also the Auric eye duo in Temper. I loved Ego but I know that one will not work for me.

What release tempted you the most? No collection really interested me.

Did you make any new purchases? No. I am still in the doldrumsk as far as makeup goes. I may buy some hair products next week because Nordstrom will be having a point multiplier.

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

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Nomad Cosmetics Iceland Fire and Ice Palette.

What release tempted you the most? Kaleidos x Angelica Nyqvist Club Nebula Palette and Nomad Cosmetics Iceland Fire and Ice Palette.

Did you make any new purchases? Yes. ND Love Palette, Adept Plain Jane Palette, Kaleidos x Angelica Nyqvist Club Nebula Palette,

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

Who knew Adept had a color palette? I have home storage, one for SG, one for V, and embarrassingly, two for ColourPop. Love them, but they are massively heavy and would not be good for travel. I love your palette choices, and would be all over them, were I younger.

I was very surprised when I saw the Adept palette on YouTube. It was on the more expensive side, but I had to have it. This month had me the most excited f palettes that I’ve been in a long time.

What are your thought on Adept Cosmetics (palettes, singles)? I just saw them for the first time and missed their hot “Ninhydrin” palette and apparently they want be carrying it anymore. Seems like a long wait for the last pre-order (Nov. 2021-Jan 2022)! This this a new normal for indie companies?

Did anything new get added to your wish list? 1) Fenty powder foundation, but I’ll buy it later in the year after I finish my current powder foundation (MUFE Matte Velvet). 2) Sonia G Worker Pro brush – will buy this in May once I restock my skincare from Beautylish, to save on shipping (I’m not from US).

What release tempted you the most? Kaleidos x Angelica Nyqvist Club Nebula!

Did you make any new purchases? Yes, Kaleidos x Angelica Nyqvist Club Nebula! Are you going to review it??

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

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Lol, too many things yes! Chanel Fleurs de Printemps Blush and HIghlighter and PML Diving Rose II HIghlighter are the two top items.
What release tempted you the most? I don’t think any particular release tempted me.
Did you make any new purchases? no I held tight to my no buy.
Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? no

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Yes, I do like the latest arrivals from J D Glow and the new Colour Pop singles. I thought the eyeshadows from both of these brands was excellent.
From past releases I liked the Lorac Noir palette and from the past the Smashbox Petal Metal palette.

What release tempted you the most? None of the recent collections apart from what I mentioned above.

Did you make any new purchases? Yes, I purchased both of the palettes above – Smashbox Petal Metal (and I bought one for my daughter in law too) and the Lorac Noir palette – which I really love.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? Yes, I was able to dupe the ColourPop and JD Glow singles to what I already have.

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Give Me Glow Icy Frap & Blackened Plum, JD Glow Electric Unicorn & Non-Chalant, Crow and Pebble loose blushes
What release tempted you the most? I can’t keep track of what was released this past month but I believe Electric Unicorn was
Did you make any new purchases? It’s Bel Break the Rules palette, the Terra Moon El Barrio shadows I was interested in, a handful of Sydney Grace singles, Give Me Glow Christmas Morning palette, a leftover super discounted ASOS advent calendar
Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? I wasn’t feeling the blue from Terra Moons to complete my Terra Moon collection so I think I’ll be happier with Sydney Grace’s Scuba Diver for my coloring

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Natasha Denona Mini Love Palette and Blush duo, Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Luminous Matte Foundation and the new Colourpop heart shaped blush.

What release tempted you the most? The Natasha Denona Mini Love Palette

Did you make any new purchases? I bought the Pat McGrath Mothership Rose Decadence Palette (disappointing for a Pat McGrath product) on sale from Sephora and the Violet Voss Sugar Crystal’s Palette (absolutely in love with this) also on sale from Sephora. I ordered The Ordinary’s Lactic Acid 10% as well.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? Still working on it

$70 for a blush? Wow. Even if I were rolling in dough I can’t imagine spending that kind of cash for a blush. Hope I didn’t offend anyone 🙂

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