Best Beauty Products for 2021 - Skincare, Makeup, Body & Haircare
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Best Beauty Products for 2021- Skincare, Makeup, Body & Hair

31 Dec 2019 (Updated: 14 Jan 2021)

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As we have now said goodbye to 2020, and what a year it was, I look back at the top products recently launched and pick out the Best Beauty Products for 2021 across skincare, makeup, body and hair. These are my top choices and I had a lot more time last year to test a lot of products! I’d love to hear if you agree and what your favourites are too.


Best Beauty Products for 2021 Skincare, Makeup, Body & Hair

2020 was a very strange year indeed, but there were still so many new and amazing products that my favourites list has definitely grown. 2021 is set up very well in terms of self-care, which we all very much need!

There are also many products that I have stuck to from previous years, so I have included one or two of them here too. Because I tested A LOT of products in 2020, I am sharing the highlights of the best products here, and have created separate articles dedicated to Skincare, Makeup, Body and Hair so that you can further explore anything that interests you more.

Without further ado, I’ll get straight into it.

Best Beauty Products for 2021 – Skincare

Skincare was absolutely huge in 2020 and is set to continue to be the strongest beauty category for 2021.  Here are the products I recommend for 2021 that I think you will love. This list of pretty big now because I made so many brilliant discoveries in 2020. I think you will find some really amazing products here.

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Best Beauty Products for 2021 – Makeup

I love my makeup and adore every single product in this list.

Surratt Dew Drop Foundation

This foundation is pricey but absolutely beautiful and I already have a back up in place for when my tube runs out. I don’t use it every day, because I want it to last, but when my skin needs a bit of help, or I just want to look like a glowy goddess, this is the one!

Best Beauty Products for 2020 – Surratt Dew Drop Foundation

You can read the Surratt Dew Drop Foundation Review, but in short it’s all about a sheer, dewy, hydrating finish that makes you look like you have naturally gorgeous skin. I love this stuff. My shade is no 3.

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Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer

This was a 2018 launch but I have literally used it every single makeup day of 2019. I adore this concealer so much.

Best Beauty Products for 2020 – Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer

It is brightening and correcting and it covers and conceals everything I need it to. It leaves my skin feeling juicy and hydrated and every time I try a different concealer, I end up using this one in shade 3 on top. Check out my Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer Review & Swatches.

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By Terry Hyaluronic Tinted Hydra-Powder

I was delighted when By Terry introduced tinted shade options in their beautiful Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder. This might surprise you as I have fair skin, but I am I am obsessed with N600 Dark.

Best Beauty Products for 2020 – By Terry Hyaluronic Tinted Hydra-Powder

I have been using it to warm up my complexion whilst perfecting it at the same time. It’s perfect for powder-phobes like me, because rather than overly mattifying or drying the skin, it fills in lines, wrinkles and pores and makes everything look hydrated and super smooth. Read By Terry Hyaluronic Tinted Hydra-Powder Review & Swatches.

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Milk Makeup Flex Highlighter

This highlighter in shade Lit always gets me compliments on my glow. You can use a soft, fluffy brush for a diffused glow, or a denser brush for the kind of highlight that can be seen from outer space!

Best Beauty Products for 2020 – Milk Makeup Flex Highlighter

It’s a powder highlighter that acts like a liquid which makes it beautiful to apply, blend and deliver long lasting radiance. Read Milk Makeup Flex Highlighter Review & Swatches.

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Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte Darling Palette

I love Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadows, but sometime the full 12 shade Instant Eye Palettes can be too much. Charlotte Darling is a brilliant edit of the brand’s most popular shades presented in a super sleek mini palette that’s perfect for your makeup or travel bag.

Best Beauty Products for 2020 – Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte Darling Palette

It has the perfect balance of mattes and shimmers and all the finishes are super flattering for every age and skin type. Read Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte Darling Palette Review & Swatches.

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Best Beauty Products for 2020 – Hair

I am a major DIY-er when it comes to my hair. In fact I am slightly ashamed to confess that I haven’t been to the hairdresser for over a year. Yikes – that has to be one of my New Year resolutions!! I love doing my hair at home. The following are my top recommendations for 2020.

L’Oréal Professionnel Steampod 3.0

This is a fairly new discovery, but I am absolutely obsessed with it! It is the first straightener I have ever been able to use to wave my hair. It is almost a miracle!! Usually I find it impossible.

Best Beauty Products for 2020 – L’Oréal Professionnel Steampod 3.0

The Steampod gives glossy, smooth and bouncy waves (and of course straightens) and even works really well on unwashed hair. I absolutely love this tool and have used nothing else since I first tried it about a month ago. I haven’t had a chance to write a review on it yet, so let me know if you have any questions!

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Olaplex No 7 Bonding Oil

I love a hair oil and this one is super light and super effective. It’s the latest step in the Olaplex system. Even if you’re not an Olaplex devotee, you can still get involved.

Best Beauty Products of 2020 Olaplex No 7 Bonding Oil

For me, the most exciting part of this oil is that is provides heat protection up to 450°. As a serial user of high heat, I like to get heat protection into my routine at as many stages as possible.

I smooth it through the dry strands just before curling. It’s so light that it’s the perfect nourishing heat protector to use before using heat on dry hair, even if you’re a few days in after washing. Read Olaplex No 7 Bonding Oil Review.

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I use this oil mainly on dry hair for heat protection. My all time fave oil for damp hair is Kerastate Elixir Ultime.

Clairol Root Touch Up

This is by no means a new product, but I have relied on it for years. Because I’m not good at getting into the salon, I need an easy and lasting way to cover grey roots quickly, and this is it!

Best Beauty Products 2020 – Clairol Root Touch Up

It is so quick and easy to use, matches to any professional or home dye, and as soon as I spy greys, I whip it out and banish them! This means I can extend the time between full hair colour which really helps to protect the condition of my hair. Read Clairol Root Touch Up Review & Demo.

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Nexxus Therappe & Humectress

This shampoo and conditioner duo is professional quality at a super affordable price. It is all about fortifying the hair with hydration which, for me, is the secret to strong and shiny hair.

Nexxus Therappe & Humectress

The combination instantly hydrates and smooths the hair and the large bottles last forever (as long as everyone else doesn’t steal it, which is what tends to happen in my house!).

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I think that’s about it in my round up of Best Beauty Products for 2020. I’ll probably remember loads more, but right now, these are the ones at the forefront of my mind. I hope you have found this useful!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and stay tuned to the homepage and Instagram for news on all the latest launches and products. The Facebook page is here and make sure you also find me on YouTube.




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3 thoughts on “Best Beauty Products for 2021- Skincare, Makeup, Body & Hair

  1. I used to use that root touch up product but now I use Color Wow (stocked one Space NK) it’s brilliant! You brush it on like eyeshadow and really hides roots for a few weeks until you get to the hairdressers. Once you discover it there’s no looking back!

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