Best New Beauty Products (July 2020)

Here’s a look at the top 25 products reviewed in the month of July, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! ๐Ÿ™‚

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?

01.

01. Candela Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $7.75/0.05 oz.

A+

Clionadh Candela Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow ($7.75 for 0.05 oz.) has a transparent base packed full of fine, intense metallic shimmer with...

Clionadh Candela Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow ($7.75 for 0.05 oz.) has a transparent base packed full of fine, intense metallic shimmer with...

02.

02. Antique Coin Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $6.00/0.06 oz.

A+

Sydney Grace Antique Coin Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. ...

Sydney Grace Antique Coin Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. ...

03.

03. Forbidden Love Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $6.00/0.06 oz.

A+

Sydney Grace Forbidden Love Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a vivid, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cooler undertones and a...

Sydney Grace Forbidden Love Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a vivid, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cooler undertones and a...

04.

04. Independence NABLA Cosmetics

NABLA Cosmetics

PPermanent. $26.00/0.23 oz.

A+

NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a darker, muted coral with moderate, warm undertones and a...

NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a darker, muted coral with moderate, warm undertones and a...

05.

05. N-sane JD Glow

JD Glow

PPermanent. $7.50/0.095 oz.

A

JD Glow N-sane Galaxy Shadow ($7.50 for 0.095 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark lavender with warm, pink undertones and cooler, blue-to-violet...

JD Glow N-sane Galaxy Shadow ($7.50 for 0.095 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark lavender with warm, pink undertones and cooler, blue-to-violet...

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07.

07. Wildfire Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $5.25/0.05 oz.

A

Clionadh Wildfire Metallic Eyeshadow ($5.25 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, light orange with moderate, warm undertones and warmer, yellowy-gold...

Clionadh Wildfire Metallic Eyeshadow ($5.25 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, light orange with moderate, warm undertones and warmer, yellowy-gold...

08.

08. Trefoil Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $19.00/0.05 oz.

A

Clionadh Trefoil Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a blackened base with a multichrome finish that shifted from rich,...

Clionadh Trefoil Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a blackened base with a multichrome finish that shifted from rich,...

09.

09. Anneal Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $19.00/0.05 oz.

A

Clionadh Anneal Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a blackened base with a multichrome finish that shifted from deep,...

Clionadh Anneal Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a blackened base with a multichrome finish that shifted from deep,...

10.

10. Gothic Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $19.00/0.05 oz.

A

Clionadh Gothic Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a blackened base with a multichrome finish that shifted from bright,...

Clionadh Gothic Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a blackened base with a multichrome finish that shifted from bright,...

11.

11. Smoulder Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $19.00/0.05 oz.

A

Clionadh Smoulder Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a blackened base with a multichrome finish that shifted from warmer,...

Clionadh Smoulder Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a blackened base with a multichrome finish that shifted from warmer,...

12.

12. Desert Sun Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $6.00/0.06 oz.

A

Sydney Grace Desert Sun Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with strong, warm orange undertones and fine flecks...

Sydney Grace Desert Sun Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with strong, warm orange undertones and fine flecks...

13.

13. Frosted Morning Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $6.00/0.06 oz.

A

Sydney Grace Frosted Morning Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a...

Sydney Grace Frosted Morning Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a...

15.

15. Harvest Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $5.00/0.06 oz.

A

Sydney Grace Harvest Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with moderate, warmer orange undertones and a matte finish. It...

Sydney Grace Harvest Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with moderate, warmer orange undertones and a matte finish. It...

16.

16. Tree Line Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $5.00/0.05 oz.

A

Clionadh Tree Line Metallic Eyeshadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium green with subtle, warm undertones and warmer, golden shimmer that gave...

Clionadh Tree Line Metallic Eyeshadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium green with subtle, warm undertones and warmer, golden shimmer that gave...

17.

17. Yukon Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $5.00/0.05 oz.

A

Clionadh Yukon Metallic Eyeshadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium, golden green with strong, warm undertones and a smooth, pearly sheen. ...

Clionadh Yukon Metallic Eyeshadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium, golden green with strong, warm undertones and a smooth, pearly sheen. ...

18.

18. Mom Ride Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $5.00/0.06 oz.

A

Sydney Grace Mom Ride Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm reddish undertones and a matte finish. It...

Sydney Grace Mom Ride Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm reddish undertones and a matte finish. It...

20.

20. Oculus Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $19.00/0.05 oz.

A

Clionadh Oculus Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a blackened base with a multichrome finish that shifted between bright,...

Clionadh Oculus Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a blackened base with a multichrome finish that shifted between bright,...

21.

21. Caribou Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $6.00/0.05 oz.

A

Clionadh Caribou Shimmer Metallic Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a smooth, metallic...

Clionadh Caribou Shimmer Metallic Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a smooth, metallic...

22.

22. Lola NABLA Cosmetics

NABLA Cosmetics

PPermanent. $26.00/0.23 oz.

A

NABLA Cosmetics Lola Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink-coral with soft, warm undertones and...

NABLA Cosmetics Lola Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink-coral with soft, warm undertones and...

23.

23. Colorful (Deep) Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

LELimited Edition. $25.00/0.89 oz.

A

Sydney Grace Colorful (Deep) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) is a new, limited edition set that included five eyeshadows, one blush,...

Sydney Grace Colorful (Deep) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) is a new, limited edition set that included five eyeshadows, one blush,...

24.

24. Secrets JD Glow

JD Glow

PPermanent. $7.50/0.095 oz.

A

JD Glow Secrets Galaxy Shadow ($7.50 for 0.095 oz.) is a brighter, light blue with cool undertones and warmer, pink and gold shimmer that gave...

JD Glow Secrets Galaxy Shadow ($7.50 for 0.095 oz.) is a brighter, light blue with cool undertones and warmer, pink and gold shimmer that gave...

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Did anything new get added to your wish list? Just skincare. I’m interested in a few things from Inkey List but I’m waiting to use up what I have first

What release tempted you the most? The sheer lipsticks from Gucci. I know pretty insane since we have to wear face masks but they are so pretty. I’m waiting for the next VIB sale!

Did you make any new purchases? Oh too many. I picked up some Sydney Grace shadows during their Christmas in July. The metallics are nice. Their mattes are rather dry. Workable but not the best imo. And I finally got my hands on the ND Mini Retro. It’s nice but I pretty much had it duped in my collection lol

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? Apparently the ND Mini Retro lol.

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Oh yeah! A TON of Clionadh and JD Glow eyeshadows, Nabla Independence “highlighter”, a few JD Glow highlighters, and some of Sephora Lip Last Matte Lipsticks, and Melt She’s In Parties Palette.

What release tempted you the most? Definitely the Melt She’s In Parties Palette!

Did you make any new purchases? PML Divine Rose II Mothership Palette!

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? Possibly duped that much lusted after Melt She’s In Parties Palette using Viseart Amethyst Theory and PML Divine Rose II Mothership.

Did anything new get added to your wish list? A lot of Clionadh and Devinah multichrome singles.

What release tempted you the most? I was superior tempted by the Sydney Grace Grab Bags!

Did you make any new purchases? I purchased the Odenโ€™s Eye Alva and Solmane palettes.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? All the time! Lol

#13 SG Frosted Morning — I purchased right after you reviewed it and I must say it’s one of my favorite SG colors. It looks wonderful alone on the entire lid or paired with SG Tiara on the inner part of the lid.

Did anything new get added to your wish list?
From this list, Clionadh eyeshadows and Sephora Lip Last Matte lipsticks. I’ve also been adding a lot of bronzers to keep an eye on–there are actually a LOT of options and it’s hard to differentiate without playing around in person.

What release tempted you the most?
Well, I KNOW I’ll be adding one of the above lipsticks to my next Sephora purchase but the Clionadh I would say is most tempting…I just right now have eczema on my eyelids and I’m STILL tempted to buy.

Did you make any new purchases?
Recently is skincare from Paula’s Choice – most notably the 20% Niacinamide Booster and that has really helped with my acne even though I bought it for scarring.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own?
Rather than shopping around for a single lip product with the exact desired color/finish, I’ve been layering and mixing lip products from my current collection to create the effect. I’ve realized I now only wear lipstick at home so I have access to my entire lip collection whenever I want to reapply or touch-up. Pre-pandemic, I never carried more than 1 lip color for touch-ups so buying a new single product made more sense.

Did anything new get added to your wish list?
This was from awhile ago, but I am still looking at the CT Green Lights quad…it’s the gold and green that get me every time.

What release tempted you the most?
The ND Bronze palette – I may still get it, still thinking about how much I will actually use all of it.

Did you make any new purchases?
Yes a ton of skincare products from sales online (Cosmetic Capital) and Priceline, our sort of version of Ulta – but with way less beauty products.
Another purchase was from Laura Geller – a much coveted bronze lipstick with a metallic finish. Battery Park Bronze.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own?
Yes, I was able to dupe quite a few eyeshadows releases with my current stash and a few lipsticks too.

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Clionadh has been a brand on my radar ever since they released the Paleo and Archeo palettes. I’m just so terrible at catching restocks I’m never able to buy their products.

What release tempted you the most? Colourpop is always tempting me since it’s so affordable but the quality is generally consistent. This last limited edition release however did have a caveat since I was majorly tempted…until I saw your review, particularly on the cream shadows. Since I try to try something new every time I repeat buy from a brand I probably would’ve bought the cream shadows and the lip oils. Luckily I can rest easy skipping this release because knowing Colourpop’s release schedule I know that something that speaks a little more to me will come along.

Did you make any new purchases? I tried to buy that Cat’s Eye blush from the Colourpop x Sailor Moon restock, but like I said above I’m terrible with catching restocks on time and it sold out AGAIN.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? I was able to dupe some of the Sydney Grace shadows with shadows from Colourpop in my collection, but a lot of the new products I couldn’t dupe, especially the Clionadh multichromes. Even the lipsticks I couldn’t dupe, which considering my love of red shades surprised me. I guess it’s one of the downsides of having a smaller collection.

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Lethal Cosmetics After Dark Palette and neon eye liners, Oden’s Eye products, Lunar Beauty Moon Prism Blush Palette, Sydney Grace Chase Your Dreams Palette (if it’s permanent), the green palette from the BH Cosmetics Sweet Shoppe Collection, and KVD Vegan Beauty Shake Primer High-Impact Invisible Eyeshadow Primer.

What release tempted you the most? Lethal Cosmetics After Dark Palette and neon eye liners, especially the eye liners.

Did you make any new purchases? I didn’t buy a whole lot in July, since I bought so much in the spring. I got two of the BH Cosmetics Sweet Shoppe palettes, the Likely Beauty Clown Blush Palette, and a couple of the MAC x Teyana Taylor lipsticks. I had a couple older pre/orders come in from Copacetic Cosmetics (two palettes) and Yes.Style (two eye palettes and some blushes).

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? No, but I want to try duping Melt She’s in Parties with my KVD Lolita and Lolita por Vida palettes. I’m sure I can at least get a similar vibe. I think I’m done with Melt until their quality gets more consistent. Their vision is great, but they need to get their act together.

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