Hope you all had a relaxing, fun-filled Christmas! I really enjoyed spending time with family and just taking a breather from the hustle and bustle of life. Now the NYE celebrations await us. To wrap up the year, I wanted to take a deep dive into some of my favorite beauty products the have really worked wonders the past 12 months. Let’s consider this my own personal beauty awards of 2021! There are so many Holy Grail products that I managed to carry over from previous years but there is a lot of newness that I discovered. Everything from everyday makeup to hydrating nighttime creams. All of the below products I am sharing today will certainly be an integral part of my 2022 beauty routine too. So without further ado, let us explore my all time favorite beauty products of 2021 and where you can shop them for your own collection!
All Time Favorite Beauty Products of 2021
Best Hydrating Moisturizer: La Mer
A cult favorite by now, the La Mer Créme de la Mer is hands-down, my favorite luxury moisturizer. Although on the pricy side, I truly believe it is worth every dollar as it does work miracles in terms of hydrating your skin. The formula is so incredibly rich and a little bit goes a long way with this product. I cannot recommend this cream enough!
Holy Grail Cleanser
This is Elemis’s number #1 product and it totally makes sense why as soon as you use it. The Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is one of my favorite beauty products of 2021 because it is an all-in-one formula that immediately nourishes, removes makeup and residue, as well as hydrates every inch of skin. It feels so good on the skin that I actually look forward to using it to remove my makeup every day. Cannot get enough of this product!
Favorite Beauty Products: Ultimate Lip Hydration
This is the one lip product that I will absolutely recommend to anyone! It is a must-have product of mine that I continually share on Instagram because it is just that good. The LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask for seriously the best when it comes to adding bark moisture to your lips, which is critically important in the wintertime. I actually use it throughout the day too for ultra hydration! Pro Tip: Use this before applying a lipstick to avoid any fine lines or wrinkles.
This has been my go-to full coverage foundation of 2021! The Lancome Teint Idole Foundation provides really great coverage that has the power to stay on all day without being too heavy and thick on the face. It is definitely a buildable formula too so you can opt for light coverage or layer it for that flawless finish. Earlier this year, I shared a full review on the foundation, as well as the concealer on my blog!
Favorite Beauty Products: Face Primer
The key to flawless makeup is a good foundation. I have been on the hunt for the perfect primer and I finally found it in 2021. The Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Gripping Primer is everything I could ever ask for and more. Like the name of the product boasts, it legitimately grips to your foundation so you can be rest assured it does not budge throughout the day.
Next Best Thing to False Lashes
As far as mascara, the Benefit They’re Real formula continues to take the cake for me. I have tried a boatload of different mascaras but I find myself continually coming back to this one. It really does provide a false eyelash effect on my eyes, especially if I curl them before applying. The best part of this mascara is that it does not run! It stays fresh all day long.