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    I'm A Makeup Artist - Here Are My Top 20 Beauty Finds That I Loved In 2021

    You'll definitely want to start 2022 with these gems.

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    1. If you're looking for an affordable and full coverage concealer, I discovered this one in 2021 and I'm so glad I did.

    2. When it comes to home waxing, these strips make it ten times easier. Plus, I always end up with a really clean finish whenever I use these.

    3. If you're on the hunt for a translucent setting powder, this one is incredible for the price you're paying and will definitely last you quite a while.

    4. If you're a fan of makeup looks featuring a bright under eye, get your hands on this Makeup Revolution powder in a banana shade. Want something a little more subtle? Mix it with some of the translucent powder and you're good to go!

    5. This hyaluronic acid serum is a cheap and effective way to keep your skin super hydrated and plumped throughout the day.

    6. This SPF 50+ from Bondi Sands is my absolute ride or die when it comes to makeup prep. Not only does it give a high level of protection from UV rays, but it also leaves my skin feeling hydrated and looking glowy.

    7. Neaten up your brows with this pack of facial razors. Since using these, it's practically halved the amount of time I spend on my brow maintenance.

    8. For anyone on the hunt for a chocolate brown lip liner, you're welcome in advance. I can pretty much guarantee this one will become your new go-to.

    9. This DUO eyelash glue became my new obsession this year. Take it from someone who wears false lashes every day, this glue keeps your lashes on for as long as you want.

    10. I'd heard a lot about this primer but only tried it this year, and let me just say it's worth the hype. If you have a lot of skin texture or pores you're trying to conceal, this is a good one to get your hands on!

    11. Use this Garnier micellar water to remove makeup or even just give your skin a cleanse once a day. Of all the micellar waters I've used, this one is by far the most effective.

    12. If you're a fan of stick-on nails, this brush-on nail glue dries clear and keeps my false nails on for weeks.

    13. I started using this aloe vera gel as a replacement for hair gel, and it's really impressed me. If you're looking for a natural alternative to hair gel, I'd definitely recommend giving this one a try!

    14. If you're someone that isn't willing to spend too much on lashes, the quality of these ones will make you swear you spent way more than you did.

    15. I love to use these disposable wands to brush my lashes or brows with some castor or coconut oil, which helps nourish and thicken my hairs. It's a great little hack, and these make it a lot easier to do!

    16. For anyone on the hunt for a new lip gloss, you absolutely need this one. Not only is it super glossy, it also gives a subtle plumping look to your lips.

    17. This oat cleansing balm is one of the greatest products I got my hands on this year, and for good reason. Not only does it remove my makeup in seconds, but it leaves my (naturally quite dry) skin feeling super moisturised.

    18. Since discovering this foundation I don't remember a day I haven't used it. It's lightweight, pigmented, and affordable.

    19. Pimple patches became super popular on social media in 2021, and after buying these ones I totally get why. These acne stickers are a great thing to have on hold for whenever a new spot decides to pop up!

    20. If you ever want to soak off gel, acrylic, or even stick-on nails, this 100% acetone makes the process a lot easier and avoids you having to make an extra trip to the nail salon.