Last week the blogger of “Beauty and More” and I elected the best ten beauty products that we tried this year. This week it’s time to highlight the makeup products that we became addicted to in 2021. Discover the ten makeup items we fell in love with.
First of all, I feel so privileged to have the chance to collaborate again with the talented Blanca from Beauty and More. Her blog is focused in beauty and style and her expertise inspires the most interesting articles filled with latest trends, useful tips and reviews. I was absolutely attracted by her work, because it shows passion, knowledge, experience, hence I always learn something new from her articles. I forgot to mention last week that her blog is written in English and Spanish. I so admire her! Make sure to follow her blog Beauty and More – BEAUTY AND STYLE INSPIRATION and her Instagram too.
Blanca and I collaborated last week choosing our top favourite beauty products for 2021, click here to read the article. This week we committed ourselves to bring you our 10 favourite makeup products that we’ve discovered in 2021 and now we can’t live without. Each one of us selected 5 products that we recommend and transformed our makeup habits for the better.
Let’s check the makeup products that Blanca tried this year that are essential in her makeup routine.
BLANCA’S FAVOURITE MAKEUP PRODUCTS FOR 2021
The picture above and the followings which are regards Blanca’s favourites are all taken from her. From her own words, here’s what she has to say about her makeup favourites:
In my case, 2021 has been the year of natural-looking makeup. For over a year I got used to a minimal way of doing my makeup, shifting my focus to skincare. With the mandatory use of masks and working from home most of the year, is no wonder I had to embrace more natural makeup looks as an answer to this new approach to beauty. My favourite makeup products for 2021 are precisely those that helped me the most to get the bare-faced-but-better look just right. All of them have these three things in common: easy to apply, long lasting and designed to get a healthy, fresh and natural-looking result.
I love foundations and I’m always on the look out for the perfect foundation that provides flawless natural-looking skin with a dewy finish and long lasting results. It´s not easy to find a foundation that meets these requirements, but ESTÉE LAUDER Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup does it so well. That´s why it became my go-to foundation in no time.
ESTÉE LAUDER Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup is the best glowy finish foundation I´ve ever tried. I love it because it pairs the hydrating comfort of a tinted moisturiser with the coverage of a foundation.
Apart from leaving skin glowy, juicy and flawless, ESTÉE LAUDER Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup is truly versatile. It´s so hydrating and thirst-quenching that it can even be applied directly onto skin with no need of moisturiser. The finish is so glowy and flawless I can skip primer and it includes SPF45 in its formula, so there´s no need to apply additional sunscreen. This foundation blends wonderfully easy -like a moisturizer really- and it applies flawlessly. The liquid and lightweight texture does not sit in wrinkles or fine lines. The formula is water and sweat resistant and it provides twelve hours of luminous coverage. ESTÉE LAUDER Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup is great for everyday use all year round and especially suitable for those skins that need and hydration boost.
I simply adore KOSAS The Sun Show Moisturizing Baked Bronzer. This bronzer is perfect for everyday use to get a healthy-looking complexion instantly. I love it so much I have not used any other bronzer during 2021. It helps me to warm my complexion any time of year delivering a soft, natural dimension without an overly contoured look and a warm, radiant glow with zero shimmer. KOSAS The Sun Show Moisturizing Baked Bronzer is a new generation of bronzing powder that has it all: high performance, super natural finish, ultra creamy texture, easy to apply and a non-toxic formula. I also love the fact that is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and formulated without mineral oil, silicones, talc, fragrance, parabens, sulphates, and phthalates. With shea butter that soothes and softens and meadowfoam oil that gently moisturises and plumps, KOSAS The Sun Show Moisturizing Baked Bronzer delivers the creamiest powder that looks and feels like second skin. The weightless buildable formula sweeps on for a silky smooth seamless finish that blends wonderfully and is super easy to use.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY Hollywood Flawless Filter has been around for a while now, but 2021 has been the year I´ve given it a full use. This illuminating primer is so good. It magically transforms my complexion leaving my skin looking flawless, fresh and glowy. It seriously does what it claims and results are so amazing that when I first tried it I couldn´t believe this one single product could make my complexion look so perfected.
Used in its own, it unifies skin tone and perfects my complexion to such point I don´t even need to wear foundation over it. Perfect for daily use to look flawless without foundation. Used as a primer, I like to apply it before foundation to add a hint of glow to my face and get a flawless complexion.
I also like to mix it with my foundation when I’m after to get a fresh and dewy finish. CHARLOTTE TILBURY Hollywood Flawless Filter blends on skin wonderfully and it layers up really well with other makeup products. It doesn’t peel, melt or sit on fine lines, it´s not greasy or overly shimmery and it gives a truly beautiful soft focus illuminating effect.
The most natural way to enhance lips is with a lip balm. My lips are very dry so I particularly love oil infused formulas that not only keep lips hydrated and plumped but also provide a juicy, healthy-looking shine. In this sense, NARS Afterglow Lip Balm is my favourite coloured lip balm for 2021 and an absolute must-have in my makeup-bag. This light coverage lipstick-balm hybrid is equal parts hydrating and glamorous. NARS Afterglow Lip Balm provides luscious shine, soft colour and hydrating comfort effortlessly with Monoï Hydrating Complex for soft and elastic comfort and a blend of antioxidants to protect lips. In the shade Orgasm, the iconic universally flattering NARS pink with a delicate golden shimmer, makes my lips shine in an irresistible healthy-looking glow.
This is not exactly a makeup product, but I wanted to incorporate a nail polish in this selection because in a way, it works as makeup adding color to nails. In 2021 I discovered ESSIE Treat, Love & Color and I love its formula because not only provides a beautiful manicure but it also treats my nails. With just one coat I get beautiful color, amazing shine and long lasting results with a formula that also nourishes my nails. Infused with calcium and camellia extract, it provides stronger nails with no base coat needed. I particularly love the shade In a Blush. The formula is streak-free and levels out wonderfully. It´s an all-seasons shade that goes well with all outfits and leaves nails looking naturally beautiful. One coat gives a sheer result that covers enough to create a beautiful milky-nails effect and two coats achieve a lovely opaque white manicure with a soft pink wash. Versatile and super flattering, I´ve been wearing this nail polish non-stop in 2021.
MY FAVOURITE MAKEUP PRODUCTS FOR 2021
My makeup habits alternate considerably, because one day I feel like being natural and another one I can be the queen of makeup with a face full of makeup. Regardless of the mood, there are five products that I have been using often that adapt completely to different looks. These products became my “best friends”. Most of them were already reviewed this year in my blog, so it’s no surprise they are mentioned once more for their quality and performance.
Dior Forever Skin Corrector is a hydrating concealer that covers flawlessly dark circles, imperfections and blemishes. I can build up the coverage as much as I want, starting from light to full coverage, adapting to a natural makeup look or a full face of makeup. It never looks cakey and it never creases on the under-eye area, even under high temperatures as in the island of Tenerife, where I moved to recently. I wrote about it before, comparing to Tarte Ultra Creamy Concealer, and even though both are very similar, I end up preferring Dior concealer, because it has a better performance when the weather is hot.
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I recently tried this liquid liner from Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) and I am actually impressed! Unfortunately, my favourite eyeliner from Nyx was discontinued, Nyx Matte Liquid Eyeliner, so I had to start looking for another liquid liner. Even though I like gel and pen eyeliners, for everyday I prefer a liquid one, that it can be precise and easy to draw a line, especially when I’m rushing. ABH liner can draw a very thin line creating a perfect winged liner even on the most hooded eyelid and it’s long lasting too. I’m happy I found a replacement for Nyx Eyeliner, better than expected!
For feathered grooming eyebrows, Nyx The Brow Glue has been my favourite. I wrote an article comparing it with Refy and Anastasia Beverly Hills and, according to the price and quality, Nyx is the big winner. It is practical, dries quickly and very easy to work with.
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I could praise Dior Lip Maximizer non-stop. The hydrating and mint cooling effect lip gloss it’s the best I tried so far! I only tried it this year, but I became addict to it. It plumps my lips, giving them more volume and “juiciness”. Enriched with hyaluronic acid it makes sure your lips are moisturized the whole day. I wrote an article comparing it with Too Faced Lip Injection Maximum Plump and Dior Maximizer is better, because it creates a more natural volumized effect on the lips and the taste is better too, since it doesn’t change after several applications, which unfortunately is the case of Too Faced Maximum Plump.
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Gelina Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette Twin Soul is definitely a must-have eyeshadow palette.
It has shades for an everyday natural makeup, as for a night smokey eye makeup. It is super pigmented, vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. I find this palette versatile, complete and easy to carry on holidays. Below you can click the article to read the whole review and see all the swatches.
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What have been your makeup favourites in 2021?
Thank you for reading,