So 2020 has been quite the year - a huge upheaval and devastating to so many people.
Whilst there has been so much loss and disappointment, we are thankful for the chance this year has given us to reflect.
But there's no denying this year has been heavy, so we wanted to keep it light with this piece and talk about the best products the year 2020 has given us so far.
As many of us will be more aware of what we spend, it provides the perfect opportunity to scale back and just buy the best of the best.
So here are a few of the best launches of 2020 so far. Let us know in the comments below if we’ve missed any!
Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Foundation
Tom Ford came through on the inclusive shade range and the best foundation we’ve tried in years! It is also incredibly and eye wateringly expensive. It’s a stunner though and will give you the skin of your dreams.
Watch our review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WTkz08UOPY
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer
All we can say about this bronzer, is that it’s the BEST. Truly the best! Not only is the shade range fantastic, but the formula is a dream, it gives you airbrushed skin, comes in a gorgeous shell compact and is refillable. We stan.
Watch our review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBE8EkcZjyQ&t=1s
Drunk Elephant F-Balm
This is like a drink of water for your skin. This is technically a sleeping mask, but we use it on the days our skin is in serious need of hydration. This is a fantastic skin plumping product and we will be restocking.
Watch our review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7dvEdRzVCc&t=525s
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Intense Lip liner
If you’re a MAC Chestnut fan, this is a must try. This is creamy, pigmented and goes on like a dream. This forms part of the Pillow Talk range extension and in all honesty everything is great. Try the new cheek to chic blushers and the original pillow talk lipstick as well!
Watch our review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RggRiayFkOY&t=2s
Marc Jacobs At Lash’d Mascara
Is it as good as the original Marc Jacobs mascara? It’s debatable, but we love this mascara for doing something different. It is very volumising and will give you thicker lashes. The smell isn’t great, but the packaging is so cute. This is by far our favourite mascara launch this year.
Watch our review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbnyt6H7qLA
Tower 28 Lip Jelly in Magic
This is the holographic lip gloss dreams were made of. It’s comfortable, smells like vacationing in the Caribbean and is non sticky. We also love that this is packed with the finest gold glitter, that plumps lips whilst giving them a grown up sheen. It is everything! And we’re hoping it comes to the UK soon.
Watch our review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh1fvieaiDo
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Setting Spray
Our third favourite CT launch this year, we love the fact that this setting spray smells like a facial mist. It is stunning and will make you want to mist your face over and over again.
Watch our review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b85LjAH8C80
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II
It’s so hard choosing between Divine Rose 1 and 2, but if you like bold eyeshadow looks, Pat’s newest Mothership Palette (VIII) is the one for you. It’s so inspiring and really allows you to be super creative. The formulas as always are first class and the colour story is so interesting. If you’re more of a delicate flower, Divine Rose 1 is for you.
Watch our review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfDiZFJVkLc
Missed something? Let us know in the comments below what you think should have made the list.
We will be hosting our first annual awards this year and would love for you to all take part. We’ll be writing with some more info soon. All Slapp readers who take part in the vote, will be entered into a HUGE giveaway to win PRIZES from the award nominees!