My love for makeup is strong! I grew up playing with my mom, aunt and grandma’s makeup and blame them for the fact I’m a Sephora VIB Rouge member! I’m kidding, I find trying new makeup to be fun and exciting. Thankfully over the years, I have stumbled on the most amazing eyeshadow palettes, brow gel, eyeliner, mascaras, bronzers, lipsticks and more. With 2020 nearly upon us, I’m excited to share 17 makeup must haves for 2020! Many are perfect for every skin type and most are cruelty-free.
The Best Eye Makeup For 2020
I was first introduced to Tarte’s eyeshadow by my aunt a few years ago. I instantly became hooked! Their eyeshadows glide right on, are absolutely beautiful on and really make your eyes pop! The first eyeshadow palette I was gifted was the Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette. I use this one on the daily. The colors are warm, have amazing names like “rocker”, “funny girl”, “jetsetter”, “smokeshow”, “smarty pants”, “activist” and more. This eyeshadow palette includes “12 matte and microshimmer shades” and they’re all absolutely stunning!
This eyeshadow palette was gifted to me last year by my aunt and it made my “makeup must haves list for 2019.” I still use this every day, especially the color “hustle” which I use in the crease. This color really brings out my blue eyes! I love everything about this limited edition “boss” palette.
This undereye brightening corrector came in a Becca highlighter kit that I purchased years ago, and it’s still going strong. Since I am self-conscious about fine lines I don’t use concealer. Thankfully this amazing magical underage brightener works wonders and makes me look well-rested without enhancing lines under eyes! I place it in the corners under my eyes and it makes quite the difference! I absolutely adore it.
Must Have Eyeliner and Mascara
My mom introduced me to this eyeliner earlier this year and I am beyond obsessed. I use it in the color “zero.” It’s a black shade that is perfect for everyday or for evening! It creates the best smokey eye. Did I mention that it’s also waterproof? I use BiFacil eye makeup remover to remove it and it comes off very easily!
This is the BEST waterproof liquid eyeliner on the planet. It glides right on like a “calligraphy pen.” It’s so easy to use and looks amazing on.
My aunt/godmother introduced me to this It Cosmetics Superhero mascara in 2019 and I am hooked! I’m not the type of person who likes to layer mascara. I’d rather use one that only calls for one layer for voluminous, long, waterproof lashes. This black mascara is beyond amazing!
This mascara retails for $24.50 but for a limited time, you can find it at $33 for two!
The BEST Eyebrow Product For Those With Thin Brows
This is the BEST makeup product I bought in 2019. Who am I kidding? This is the best product I’ve purchased this decade! I have always wanted thick natural looking eyebrows and now I have them thanks to this amazing Tom Ford Fiber Brow Gel. This was purchased in August and I honestly don’t know how I ever lived without it. I don’t even recognize myself now when I don’t wear it. This fiber brow gel is long lasting too. I use my eye makeup remover to remove it every night. I highly recommend it!
The Best Foundation & Contour Palette For Every Skin Type
This Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation has been my favorite foundation for four years now. It’s oil-free, is perfect for every skin type and doesn’t cause my sensitive dry skin (acne-prone/mild rosacea) to break out. This foundation is definitely worth the hype! It’s lightweight but provides excellent coverage.
Please excuse how bad my Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit looks, I’ve had it for years and I don’t foresee getting a new one until I’m completely out! I can see that happening in about five years! 😉 It is only $40 and it works so well. It has six different colors. After a few years, I’ve decided to finally try using a new color since I’ve finally made a dent in the color I use on the daily. This palette is phenomenal, lasts a long time and is perfect for every skin type including those of us with dry sensitive skin!
Obsessed With These Amazing Highlighters and Bronzers
Years ago I watched a video tutorial with Jessie James Decker and she shared her love for this amazing Becca highlighter. If I remember correctly she used the highlighter after she used the foundation and her skin looked flawless! What I like to do is mix a drop of foundation and a drop of this highlighter and use it that way. It works so well! My foundation goes on flawlessly! My skin looks more youthful and dewy. I’m obsessed with it!
After years of being on my wish list, I finally purchased this Tom Ford highlighter/contour cream and I fell in love with it instantly. I use it as contour, a bronzer, and highlighter. In the summer when my rosacea tends to get worse, I use this as a bronzer and highlighter instead of my regular bronzer. Cream products don’t seem to aggravate my skin during breakouts!
This Tom Ford bronzer is definitely worth the hype! It is the greatest bronzer I have ever used. Honestly, every Tom Ford product I’ve ever purchased has been worth the hype. This bronzer is perfect for every skin type including dry, sensitive skin! I love using it with my Tom Ford Bronzer Brush which is also a holy grail product!
The Best Makeup Brushes Ever
The Tom Ford Bronzer Brush is the BEST bronzer brush hands down! This brush makes your bronzer look flawless. It defines your cheekbones, makes you look well rested and tan.
Tarte The Slenderizer Bamboo Contouring Brush
Let me start out by saying I LOVE Tarte makeup brushes. I bought a vegan Tarte makeup brush set during the holidays last year and I adore it. This Tarte Slenderizer Brush has been a favorite of mine for nearly a decade. It is a must for contouring your entire face. In fact, I love using it with my Tom Ford cream foundation stick as well.
The Greatest Nude Lip Liner, Lipstick and Lip Gloss For 2020
This Charlotte Tilbury lip liner is beloved by celebrities, fashion bloggers and is beyond fabulous! It definitely makes your lips look plumper. I use it in the color “Pillowtalk” on the daily. It’s the perfect nude lip liner!
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick is incredibly popular and rightfully so – it is beyond amazing! The color Kim K.W. is the best nude lipstick hands down! I wear it with my Pillowtalk lip liner for the perfect plump nude lip on a daily basis.
I bought my first Tom Ford lip gloss during a Sephora Sale years ago and instantly became hooked. The colors are all beautiful, the gloss lasts forever and it’s not sticky. I used to steal my mom’s makeup as a kid, but now I find her taking my Tom Ford lip gloss. I don’t blame her though, it’s the BEST ever!
Candie Anderson Makeup Must Haves for 2020!
These are just a few of the BEST makeup essentials I’ve used for years or fallen in love with in 2019. Did your favorite beauty essentials make the list? What are you loving this year?
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