This morning I’ve noticed that I reach for the same beauty products consistently while staying home so I thought it would be a good idea to create a post of my beauty must haves of 2020 so far. Seems fitting as we’ve also just hit the half year mark. Wow does time seem to be flying by. I can’t believe that I’ll be a mom in less than 4 months! We can’t wait to meet our baby girl, but there’s still so much to do.
I found that after my No Buy Year, I have started to consume less and tend to stick to my favorites when it comes to beauty. While I never want to promote excessive spending or beauty hoarding, here are my beauty must haves of 2020 so far.
Let me know if you’d like a detailed skincare post.
My Beauty Must Haves
Kosas Chemistry Sport in serene clean is my all time favorite clean deodorant EVER! Leave it to one of my favorite brands to solve all my clean deodorant woes. This deodorant uses AHAs to fight BO, prevent razor bumps, and discoloration! I love the light scent of serene clean, but they also offer a fragrance free version. Both Chris and I are in love with this deodorant.
Lebone Toothpaste It might seem strange to have a favorite toothpaste, but I’ve been a fan for years of Lebone. They make clean dental care luxurious and fun. With unique flavors and beautiful packaging this makes for a daily beauty must haves for sure.
Kosas Revealer Concealer in 3.5 has been my goto since the launch. Full video review here. This concealer is buildable, brightening, and conceals while offering good for skin ingredients. Use alone or with base for more coverage. Most days I don’t even set it.
Maybelline Dream Urban Cover was a discovery thanks to Melissa Alatorre. I did a full Tester Tuesday first impression on IGTV and was amazed at the finish this base offered me. I’m in the shade 220 and so is Melissa. Full foundation reference available on my FAQ page.
Chanel Water Fresh Tint in medium has been my go to fancy put together days. Chris bought this for me a few weeks before stay at home orders and I find everytime I use it I enjoy it more. A luxurious water base tint that looks like skin, but offers a perfect amount of coverage for the no makeup makeup look.
I wouldn’t say you needed both the Maybelline Dream Urban Cover and Chanel Water Fresh Tint in your own personal beauty must haves, but if you enjoy more coverage go with the Maybelline. If you are on a budget Maybelline can also be sheared out for a similar effect of the Chanel Water Fresh Tint.
Kosas 10 Second Eyeshadow in Globe is my goto eyeshadow. Smudge proof and easy to apply. It's also super lightweight and feels effortless.
Lip Bar Everyday Eyeshadow in Brown Bombshell is another IGTV Tester Tuesday discovery. Affordable, Black owned, and highly pigmented. This little quad packs a punch and is versatile in day to night looks. A beauty must haves for 2020 for sure!
Laura Mercer Lip Liner in Hazelnut Tea has been my goto since running out of my Jouer lip liner in sable. The perfect YLBB shade.
Lily Lolo Mascara I’ve repurchased this multiple times and it’s one of my favorite clean volumizing mascaras.
Jouer Cosmetics Champagne & Macaron Face Palette in Sweet Cheeks (use: “serein15” for 15% off the entire order) This is the perfect face palette with bronzer, two blushes, and a highlight. You can use the powders all over the face and on the eyes for an effortless makeup look. A beauty must have for sure with its versatility.
Lawless Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick in George was an almost loss before filming this video and rediscovering my love for the shade and formula. Clean, longwearing, non drying, and the perfect everyday color.
Bath Time Favorites
I’ve been enjoying baths more during my pregnancy and it’s a way for me to just chill. So I finally invested in this Bath Pillow to make my bath time more comfortable.
Also picked up this Bath Tray to place my water bottle and phone on.
For after showers and baths, I’ve been using Shea Moisture 100% Shea Butter mixed with
Grown Alchemist Pure Rosehip Oil to rub all over my belly, bum, and upper thighs. Shea butter and rosehip oil are said to help prevent stretch marks although stretch marks are said to be mainly genetic.
For a nice natural easy bronze, I’ve been loving the St. Tropez Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water and the St. Tropez Purity Vitamins Bronzing Face Serum I’ll be testing out some more clean self tanners coming soon, but so far these are my beauty must haves of 2020 thus far.
What are some of your beauty must haves for 2020 so far? Do you find you reach for the same products daily? Make sure to share with me in the comments or over on Instagram.
Not quite beauty related, but I’ve also been obsessed with my new affordable luxury sheets. Read about it here.
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I’ve never been a super huge consumer of beauty products. I watch lots of videos and reviews on anything before I buy so I can appreciate a very curated “best of the best” yearly roundup. This year I feel obsessed with cream blushes and liquid highlighters. I used them before this year but right now especially, I ‘m jut super loving the look of them and with so many brands coming out with these types of products, It’s hard to choose! If I was a big big beauty consumer or a beauty guru or reviewer of beauty products, I’d probably own every cream and liquid blush and highlighter out there LMAO! For now, I”m content with the 4 I have and just dream of more 🙂 xo
I think you do a really good job of buying what you use and using it up. The hard thing when watching so much beauty content is not wanting to rush out and buy to try, but in reality things add up and then you end up with a ton of products that go bad or you forget about. I’ve always been so impressed with your system and I admire it!
I’ve been LOVING just using concealer on top of SPF – all time fave is the Maybelline Age Rewind (Nude is a great shade for east asian skins!). Just picked up Ilia multi pigment in Stutter and I’m in love. Lips I’m using Kosas Jellyfish lip oil almost every day I wear makeup, thanks to your recommendation! Might need to pick up another colour.
Oh Maybelline Age Rewind is such an oldie and GOODie! I forget about that one. You know I love my Ilia and Kosas products 🙂 Thanks for reading Yang! Hope you are doing well.
I bought the new Shiseido Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush recently. I have products by Milk Makeup, Patrick Ta, Fenty & MAC and this new blush is BY FAR my favourite. It just blends seamlessly onto the skin. It is just gorgeous. If you have not yet tried this product, you need to right away. It is FANTASTIC!!
Oh nice! I haven’t seen much about the Shiseido Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush, will be keeping an eye out for it. Thanks for sharing and reading 🙂
I just got the Milk Makeup bronzer in baked and now see why it has gotten such hype. I also got the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip and Cheek Glow and it is a gorgeous cream blush. Love how dewy and juicy it makes my cheeks! And picked up a Pat McGrath single in Statuesque and it is the perfect neutral brown shade for me.
Oh you are the second person who has loved the Charlotte Tilbury Lip and Cheek Glow, now I’m tempted to try it. Still haven’t tried any Pat McGrath, so I need to soon! Thank you for reading and sharing your favs.
I’ve been loving Charlotte Tilbury’s Superstar Lips in Glow Kiss. It’s the perfect, sheer peachy pop of color for summer.
Nudestix Nudies Matte in In the Nude is a classic and a dream to blend without losing its pigmentation. I like to use my fingers to apply and my sponge to diffuse.
Hey Lauren, Those are great staples! I’ve been eyeing the Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips in Glow Kisses and might have to pick that up. Always love a Nudesetix nudies too! Thanks for reading!
I have been using Charlotte Tilbury Unisex on my face after moisturizing. I love the finish and it only takes a little bit so I feel like it will last me and justifies for the cost! It just gives the skin a beautiful finish! Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks for the eyes! One and done swipe for all day and night color! I recently purchased a Fenty Lip Slick too and love how it looks and feels!
Stay cool girlie!!
Hey Janet! Thanks for sharing your must haves! I’ll have to check some out. Love the LM caviar eye sticks, so good and budge proof!