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My Favorite Feel-Good Products


Article by Kim Higgins

Photography by Unsplash Alisa Anton

This year with the shutdown I've had more time than usual to try new things. Every year I compile a list of my favorite skincare and makeup products for all skin types. This year I wanted to include more than just beauty related products. After all, beauty isn't skin deep. Here's a list of 2020 feel good products- that make you feel your best!

Top Skincare Products

Elensilia CPP Collagen 80% Intensive Eye Cream: all about a multi-purpose skincare product and this one is my absolute favorite for so many reasons! Not only does it reduce puffiness and the appearance of dark circles, it boosts collagen production and feels incredibly hydrating. This collagen eye cream is inexpensive and will last a long time. Using a pea sized amount around the ocular bone, it's perfect for those who have sensitive skin.

Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Facial Toner: If you're new to the K-beauty world, this one is for you! Licorice root extract and aloe calms any irritation on the skin, while balancing the pH levels. This toner is applied by patting gently onto the skin. It's a refreshing toner that offers several benefits- and it's vegan!

Skin Ceuticals Daily Moisture: During the cooler months you'll want to choose a creamier moisturizer like this one. While on the thicker side, it feels lightweight and helps minimize the appearance of pores. Packed with vitamin E, and seven botanical extracts, it nourishes the skin with a long-lasting application.

French Girl Organics Rose Lip Polish: With the cooler months approaching proper lip exfoliation is important. This organic lip scrub gently smooths and hydrates the skin, leaving lips feeling silky and nourished. Wearing a mask can leave lips feeling chapped and this lip polish is sure to do the trick! It's all about luxurious self-care right now.

111Skin Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask: Our Eye For Beauty CT clients absolutely love this mask! With ingredients like Niacinamide, rose demascus extract and 24K gold it's no wonder clients are raving about this radiant boosting mask. All skin types can reap the benefits, especially during the winter months.

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2020 Makeup Favorites

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner: The long lasting formula is a great option for those loving a good winged liner! The precise felt applicator brush glides easily and is smudge proof. The entire line is vegan. They even have a brown liner, perfect for those with light lashes or those who don't wear a lot of makeup day to day.

Fenty Beauty Lipgloss: For those struggling to find a clear gloss without shimmer or that sticky feeling, this one is for you! This gloss instantly makes lips look fuller, and even has some vegan options! Want to try a pop of colored gloss? Try Fenty Beauty's Holo'Daze Edition in mini travel sizes.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Cheek Wardrobe: This is a great way to try Tarte blush, bronzer and highlighters in a travel stackable compact. This set has a total of nine different shades, including 6 blushes, 2 highlighters and 1 bronzer. It makes the perfect holiday gift. The pigment is cruelty free, long lasting, and less than $40.

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight: Mesmerize is such a favorite- however they all look gorgeous! The liquid highlighter glides easily onto the cheekbone with a soft doe-foot applicator, which can be blended out with a beauty sponge. It's long lasting and gives an incredible glow. Did I mention how cute the packaging is!

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Get Cozy Edition:

Alo Urban Moto Sweatpant: Whether you're working out at home or lounging around the house, these pants have a comfortable relaxed fit while being super stylish. The pintucked panels and zippered side pockets give it an edge. Highly recommend sizing down since they run a bit large.

UGG Ashlee Double Knit Leggings: Fitted and soft, these charcoal grey leggings (or black shown below) are the definition of comfortable. Up your loungewear game with these opaque full length leggings. Pair with one of their cozy sweatshirts.

Acorn Women's Fairisles Hoodback Slippers: These fairisle patterned slippers give off major winter vibes, and are skid resistant. Anyone else feeling a little boho? The inside is soft that you might just wear them outside accidentally!

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Best Workouts:

Lilly Sabri: Check her out on youtube for totally free videos! She will help you get those washboard abs without spending hours at the gym. Love that she has so many different videos so you never get bored- and her adorable puppy pops up often in her videos too!

F45 Training: This HIIT workout is only 45 minutes long. With 2020 being completely bizarre in so many ways, F45 adapted by offering several options to workout. For a completely socially distanced workout, try their virtual sessions live or jump on for the replay. They also have bootcamps outdoors and inside their gym. This full body workout is killer but you feel amazing afterward!

The Take Away

Everyone of these products was selected because they feel good- whether it was a skincare or makeup product that had amazing benefits, or a cute cozy outfit that made me feel stylist while staying home. The fitness workouts are challenging but leave you feeling energized and motivated! Hope you enjoyed the 2020 Favorite Feel-Good Products list. They make great holiday gifts and perfect for self-care. ext.