Written by Isabella Boston
The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you. ~ Coco Chanel.
I have always enjoyed looking at the "What's in My Bag" YouTube videos. For one, I'm nosey. And for two, I love learning about new products that I otherwise would have never known about. (Makeup bag pictured above can be purchased at Bag-All for $41.00)
Here are my top best beauty products for 2022:
Beautiful matte transfer-proof formula that holds for 24 hours. This formula feels and looks like my natural skin. You cannot tell I am even wearing makeup. I also keep a travel-size tube in my purse. Macy’s $54.00.
Chanel Ultra All-Day Comfort Flawless Finish Compact Foundation: Long-lasting matte finish with soft, velvety powder. Even though this is a full-spectrum foundation, I use it as a setting powder over my liquid foundation or I use it alone on light make-up days when the weather is hot and humid. You can also use it to “touch spot“ imperfections on the face. Macy’s $60.00.
Clinique Even Better All-Over Concealer and Eraser: This a lightweight and full-coverage concealer that instantly perfects and visibly corrects over time. It has a dual-end applicator with a flocked-tip “doe foot” wand and a built-in sponge. This product does not cake or dry my skin, neither does it seep into fine lines. It’s light, smooth, and feels like my natural skin. This is my new anti-aging weapon in my beauty arsenal. On my first day wearing this, it took at least ten years off my face, and I received nothing but compliments from complete strangers on the street. A must-have product! Macy’s $29.00.
Clinique All About Shadow Duo (Strawberry Fudge): This eyeshadow is crease and fade resistant, ophthalmologist tested, free of gluten, denatured alcohol, and oil. I have extremely sensitive eyes, and this is the only product that does not irritate them. I recommend this in the shade Strawberry Fudge, because it is a beautiful pink/gold sheer color that is universal and flattering on all skin tones. I receive many compliments when wearing this. Macy’s $27.00.
Clinique High Impact Easy Liquid Eyeliner: This is a 24-hour smudge proof liquid liner with an ultrafine precision brush. I love Clinique eye products, because they are ophthalmologist and allergy tested, fragrance free, and perfect for contact wearers or those with sensitive eyes. This formula stays put, even in humid weather. Macy’s $23.00.
Maybelline Twin Brow and Eye Wood Pencil: These classic eye pencils are the best out there, in my opinion. I have tried expensive high-end pencils and none of them compared to these. They are long lasting in all kinds of weather and look natural. Sold at Maybelline $4.49.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick: I am in love with this lipstick! It has mega staying power, looks natural, and the packaging is so beautiful. The lipstick itself has little lips printed all over it. It has 3D glowing pigments and is formulated from tree and orchid extracts that protect, soften, and hydrate the lips. I have this in the shade Scarlet Spell, but it is hard to find. Sephora did a “special order” for me to have it. A must have! Sephora $34.00.
Kjaer Weis Cream Blush: This is an Allure award-winning blush that melts into the skin leaving a dewy and natural glow. It is certified organic and formulated with Sweet Almond and Jojoba Seed oils. You can also purchase the refillable compact Sold at Kjaer Weis $32.00.
Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush: I have this blush in shade 55 IN LOVE. It’s a warm peachy golden color and leaves a glowing sheen on the cheeks. Even though they are pricey, Chanel products are worth the money. They are long lasting, excellent quality, and look natural on the face. Sold at Chanel $45.00.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer by Rihanna: High-shine finish lip gloss formulated with shea butter to condition skin. This shade is flattering on all skin tones. Sephora $20.00.
Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm: This is a nourishing tinted balm and looks so natural on the lips. I love this balm and wear it when I want something light on my lips that enhances my natural skin tone. It is formulated with mango and shea butter. Sephora $20.00.
MAC Lip Pencil: I cannot live without this pencil and have it in the shade burgundy. I hope they do not stop making it. It’s perfect for lining, shaping, and filling in the lips. It can be worn underneath your lipstick or alone. Formulated with vitamin E and emollients to moisturize the lips. Macy’s $21.00.
Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil: This is for the elegant woman who loves to sparkle! It is described as a “diamond-dusted highlighter that delivers a 3D glittering veil of pure sparkle for face and body”. I agree with the description and use it all over my face and body, cheekbones, under the eyes, shoulders, and on my beauty bone (clavicle) for a sexy, glowing, and dewy look. Sephora $27.00.
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Spray: This is my "Lady Boss" perfume and I get nothing but compliments whenever I wear it. Top notes: Orange, Mandarin Orange, Bergamot, and Orange Blossom; Middle notes: Turkish Rose, Jasmine, Mimosa, and Ylang-Ylang; Base notes: Patchouli, White Musk, Vanilla, Vetiver, Tonka Bean, and Opoponax. This is one of my favorite signature scents. I carry a travel size in my purse to freshen up with throughout the day. The scent is elegant, classy, sophisticated, and clean. It's not sweet. Perfect for the confident woman. Macy’s $116.00 (1.70 oz)
This completes my beauty list and product recommendations for 2022. Please feel free to leave your comments, questions, or own personal recommendations below in the “comment” section.
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Isabella Boston is a multi-talented writer and the Founder of Bella’s Attic Studio. She has several years of experience in content writing, copywriting, and social media strategies. She is the author of the romantic and rare memoir, Passion of Flames. Isabella is currently working to spread awareness on the dangers and inhumanity of human sex trafficking. She has special interests in fashion and beauty, health and wellness, and natural healing as it pertains to the body, mind and soul. When Isabella is not writing, she enjoys playing the violin, learning new languages (currently Italian), and reading books of substance.
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