Best New Beauty Products (October 2020)

Here’s a look at the top 25 products reviewed in the month of October, 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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I just love those Clionadh products! Will you be reviewing any more before the year’s end? I may delay ordering if you are.

Did anything new get added to your wish list? nope
What release tempted you the most? as a whole release, nothing. I did fall hard for the new 5-pans from Dior but didn’t buy the holiday one.
Did you make any new purchases? Yup – ABH Rosette (and I’m the gal who always kvetched about red toned shadows!)
Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? I was delighted that I have a dupe for Chanel’s Cuir Brun in ND’s Dark Sepia.

Did anything new get added to your wish list? The ND Triochrome palette… I’m SO tempted to get it right now with my 20% off.

What release tempted you the most? There’s a cinnamon bun themed palette from Give Me Glow cosmetics that I’m very tempted by, but it doesn’t release until Black Friday, so plenty of time to think about it.

Did you make any new purchases? I went a little palette happy this month: Kaleidos Lunar Lavendar and Sashimi City palettes, Colourpop The Child, BH Cosmetics Blueberry Muffin, PMGL Celestial Divinity, Colourpop Coastin SS Highlighter, a new Hourglass blush.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? I can dupe most of the holiday releases with what I own.

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Way too many things!

What release tempted you the most? Pat McGrath holiday, Dior’s new quints, Tom Ford First Frost quad, Chalrlotte Tilbury Bejeweled palette and MAC holiday!

Did you make any new purchases? Yep, I did. Several different ones.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? Yes, quite possibly. A few “wishes” seemed to have their respective dupes even within recent purchases!

Did anything new get added to your wish list? – Not really. I’m still waiting on my Clionadh eyeshadow order from a few months ago. Most of the shades leaned warm toned or I already have products in the same dupe range.

What release tempted you the most? – Chanel, as always

Did you make any new purchases? – No, but will. Having just discovered Tillbury lipsticks and products, I have a few in my cart for when a sale hits.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? – nope

Did anything new get added to your wish list? The only product that I am interested in is Lorac’s new Pro Palette, especially in Noir. I really like the colour story going on here. Most of the time the colour stories don’t suit me.

What release tempted you the most? Probably the Dior New Look and Jungle quads – but I do have dupes for most of the shades and as I have Huda’s Smokey Obessions – that is so similar to Dior’s New Look quad. I am tempted by YSL’s latest lipsticks (the ones you reviewed the other day) but they are too expensive for me to buy here.

Did you make any new purchases? Only ND’s Glam palette recently, as I didn’t have dupes for the shades.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? ND’s Bronze palette sorely tempted me, but as I have Pixi Beauty’s Reflex Light palette – the bronze shades that I liked were duped. Still love it though.

Did anything new get added to your wish list? The Champagne Gold highlighter from Pat McGrath, although when I say I want something and whether or not I will actually buy it are two totally different things

What release tempted you the most? Lisa from Blackpink is promoting the MAC Holiday Collection, plus her own set of recommendations from MAC, and considering my only MAC Lipglass just went bad on me I’m tempted to make a purchase

Did you make any new purchases? I bought The Child Palette from Colourpop, as well as the Cat’s Eye blush from the Sailor Moon collab, and a brown eyeliner

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? I was able to dupe the Celestial Divinity with shades from my ABH x Jackie Aina and Colourpop All I See Is Magic

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Melt Beetlejuice Collection; SugarPill Capsule Collection C3 Black Edition

What release tempted you the most? Pat McGrath holiday eye quads; Dior Rose Gold (004) Backstage Glow Face Palette — so far I’ve resisted. And may I say Dior has been killing it?! I caved and got the Plum Tulle Palette, but I was tempted by several others. I don’t have the budget, unfortunately.

Did you make any new purchases? Yes. The ND Glam Palette, Dior Plum Tulle quint, Lethel Cosmetics SIDE FX Gel Liner Bundle, and some others.

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

Did you make any new purchases? Well, October is my birthday month so a few things were on my list already, waiting for the “buy $x.xx and get this free” offers. It was an expensive birthday. From Sephora I got my 1st ever ND palette – Glam – I watched reviews, him hawed and finally said “just get it.”

THEN, Scott Barnes had to release ANOTHER 2 eye shadow palettes. One is very targeted (IMO) to holiday and special occasions, which is the Mesmerize palette. Then he gave us another large palette called Glamazon. OMG – I am almost to the point that his line is ALL I will ever need, FOREVER. I also took advantage of a deal for the highlighter palette Glowy and Showy with a brush. I am officially an addict. I need to stop buying makeup. I got both eye shadow palettes but Mesmerize is on backorder.

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