Well, it’s that time of year again! One of my favorite end-of-year rituals is going over my favorite, most-used beauty products. Unsurprisingly, 2022 was another remarkable year for cosmetics, introducing a variety of products that have become staples in my collection – and now, they can be staples in yours, too!
So, if you’re looking to pick up some products to gift for the holidays or to treat yourself, continue reading for my must-have beauty products this year.
A magical presentation of creamy mattes and dazzling metallics, this eyeshadow palette is a godsend for every eye makeup enthusiast. It features a range of shades, from classic neutrals to eye-popping pops of colors, allowing you to create a multidimensional look with impressive ease.
If you’re on the hunt for a compact, travel-friendly eye palette you can wear daily, look no further than the Smoky Eye Brick in the colorway Silk. This palette includes 4 highly pigmented shimmy shades that perfectly complement one another. It’s perfect for those first trying their hand at a smoky eye or for those who want a stress-free getting-ready routine that guarantees a bombshell look in minutes.
Want to achieve a chiseled, runway-worthy appearance? The Makeup by Mario Soft Sculpt Shaping Stick is the magic wand that does it all. Its creamy formula and user-friendly application make contouring a breeze, while the built-in blending brush ensures a flawless airbrush effect.
Moisturized lips are a year-round must. Fortunately, this hydrating lip tint from Chantecaille always does the trick, featuring a nourishing formula that glides across your lips and promises all-day comfort. My personal favorite shade is Beach Rose, which includes a light pink hue with peachy undertones for a barely-there look that still makes an impact.
The Sublime Perfection Foundation from Pat McGrath is certainly one of my most-used products this year. It features a long-wearing natural finish and offers sheer to medium coverage, making it the sublime choice for any occasion.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been on a never-ending search for The Perfect Lip Product for as long as you can remember. Finally, the Rouge Dior Refillable Lipstick offers a satisfying conclusion to your hunt. This long-lasting formula is available in a wide range of shades and 4 finishes: matte, satin, velvet, and metallic, allowing you to experiment with new lip styles and find comfort in familiar ones. I especially like the Grand Bal Matte shade – a peach nude that works for any occasion.
A picture-perfect pout is promised in this Charlotte Tilbury lip gloss. A single swipe across your lips delivers a high-shine, moisturizing formula that instantly makes your lips look fuller and smoother. The shade Peachy Plum has become a staple in my makeup routine for its light peach hue, which magically flatters every skin tone.
Whether you’re a falsies girl or prefer a fuss-free approach, the ILIA Fullest Volumizing Mascara appeals to all lash lovers, as its weightless formula is ultra-volumizing and buildable to give you a spotlight-stealing eye in seconds. Plus, the hourglass-shaped wand allows you to easily coat every lash without clumping.
Throughout the course of an entire year, sleepless nights and bouts of stress are inevitable. That’s when having a trusty concealer, such as the Hourglass Vanish™ Airbrush Concealer, comes in handy. This full-coverage, lightweight concealer effectively brightens your complexion and blurs blemishes for 16 hours, so you can go about your days with total confidence.
This light-coverage setting powder reveals a radiant finish that lasts for hours with minimal touch-ups, making it the perfect addition to your makeup collection. Dab it across your face after your foundation and watch it magically improve the texture and appearance of your skin.
If you’re looking for a natural, beaming glow, this radiance cream is a life-changer. Packed with potent botanicals, it evens and hydrates your complexion to produce a healthy luminosity that you’ll want to recreate all the time. Apply it to the high points of your face (cheekbones, nose bridge, and cupid’s bow) and gently blend it with your finger.
No skincare routine is complete without an eye cream. Perfect for all skin types, this cream is alcohol, oil, and fragrance-free to avoid irritation. The rich, moisturizing formula brightens dark circles and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Carrot seed oil does wonders for your skin, including antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties to soothe redness and reduce irritation, revealing a smooth, clear complexion. Incorporate it into your routine to secure your youthful radiance.
If it wasn’t evident already, I’ve had tons of fun discovering new products to add to my makeup and skincare routines this year. If you see a product on this list that you’re excited to try or one that has become a favorite of your own, leave a comment below and contribute to another year of endless cosmetic discoveries!