5 Ways to Upgrade your Beauty Routine in 2020

January 7, 2020 0 By EngineerMommy

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Is it just me or does January feel like a blank slate? While I don’t make a ton of New Year’s Resolutions, I do use the beginning of the new year as the perfect time to evaluate my beauty routine, in addition to a few other aspects of my life. Today I’ll share some of my favorite tried-and-true beauty products that always get the job done for me.

1. Highlighter Drops

2019 was actually the first year that I tried highlighter drops. They can really add brightness and luminosity to the face. You can either:

  • Apply your foundation and then dab dots of the highlighter drops to the high points of your face (bridge of nose, tops of cheeks, etc.)
  • Mix a few drops into your foundation on the back of your hand and apply foundation all over for a luminous appearance

I tried these drops from Avon (the ones I’m holding in the picture above) but I also love this one here and this one here (both very affordable options.)

2. Magnetic Eyelashes

Okay, I think I’ve been late to join this party. Really late! 🙁  People have been using false eyelashes for years but I’ve always been a bit intimidated by the use of lash glue. However, I recently tried this product here, which uses a magnetic system. You simply apply a pro-magnetic eyeliner to the lid as you would a normal eyeliner. Then pop on the lashes (they’re embedded with little magnets to stay put.) With this product, you get two pairs that are re-usable many times… perfect! 

3. Cleansing Brush

A facial cleansing brush is indispensable when it comes to removing makeup at the end of the day. There are so many models out there, but the important thing to remember is to be gentle when using the brush on your skin, especially around the delicate skin of the eyes. Some top-of-the-line models include this one and this one, but a budget-friendly version that works pretty well is this one.  🙂

4. Dry Shampoo

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have probably heard of dry shampoo. It is a lifesaver for those days in between shampooing. In fact, shampooing the hair every single day is usually unnecessary and can cause the scalp to dry out. If you’re a brunette, get this one that won’t leave any of those annoying white streaks! 

5. Facial Spray

Refresh your makeup in the middle of the day. Add a little moisture to your face before bedtime. Thin out a foundation that’s too thick. The uses of a facial spray are numerous. If you don’t have one of these in your cabinet right now, what are you waiting for? This drugstore version is my favorite- the rose scent is AMAZING!! 

Hope this list inspires you to add a few awesome products to your routine this year. Did I miss anything major?


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