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    Here Are 27 Of The Best Beauty Products We Tried In 2020

    We absolutely ADORED these!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. This Real Techniques brush set helped us achieve a flawless base for our WFH Zoom calls.

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    "I loved how incredible these brushes felt on my skin! They're super easy to use and they helped buff my foundation and concealer out seamlessly."

    Xavier-guillaume Singh

    Price: £14.95 for four brushes.

    2. We were obsessed with this semi-permanent lash lifting kit. It can be used up to 15 times and the results lasts for around a month.

    Valeza Bakolli / BuzzFeed

    "This lil' lash lift kit went above and beyond my expectations – it was surprisingly quick and easy to use, gave me salon-style results, and still has a good eight to ten uses left! Needless to say, my eyelash curlers will be taking an early retirement."

    Valeza Bakolli

    Price: £18.99.

    3. This blemish rescue mask from L'Oréal Paris is a must-have for clearing out blackheads and calming redness.

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    "I have normal-to-combination skin, so I tend to get the odd breakout from time to time! This blemish rescue mask has been an absolute godsend these past few months, especially with all of the stress my skin has been going through. I use it in the evenings to clear out all of the excess gunk in my pores, and my skin always feels so fresh afterwards."

    Xavier-guillaume Singh

    Price: £3.95.

    4. This incredibly precise eyebrow pencil from Maybelline is great if your brows are a bit sparse.

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    "It's got a brow-shaping spoolie on one end and a fine-tipped pencil at the other. Reviewers love how long-lasting it is, and I've found that it fills in the scar in my right eyebrow where other products struggle to do so!"

    Amy Glover

    Price: £4.99.

    5. This cuticle remover gel from Sally Hansen gets to work in just fifteen seconds!

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    "It got rid of the dead skin at the base of my nails ridiculously quickly, and it didn't burn or even prickle. You get loads of product for the price too!"

    Valeza Bakolli

    Price: £6.98.

    6. This conditioning Milky Jelly cleanser from Glossier truly saved our beauty routines. It's packed with five skin conditioners that leave your skin feeling baby smooth.

    Glossier

    "I use this as my everyday cleanser and I'm hooked! It leaves my skin feeling smooth and never causes tightness or irritation."

    Xavier-guillaume Singh

    Price: £15.00.

    7. We loved this fast-absorbing body lotion from Glossier. It has an antioxidant-rich mix of cactus flower extract and prickly pear extract that keeps skin feeling soft all day.

    Glossier

    "I've been using this for a few months now, and I've got to say, I'm 100% obsessed. I tend to really hate body creams that feel icky and sticky on the skin, and this one does the exact opposite! It's fast-drying and even has light-reflecting particles inside, so I always feel a glowing goddess whenever I put it on."

    Xavier-guillaume Singh

    Price: £18.00.

    8. These fast-acting pimple patches use a hydrocolloid technology to help draw out the gunk from your spots!

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    "I applied one of these on top of my spot and overnight it began drawing the excess moisture and gunk out from my skin, helping to dry out (and eventually eradicate) the zit."

    Amy Glover

    Price: £5.99 for 24 patches.

    9. This incredibly highly-rated hand cream from O'Keeffe's gets to work in no time. It instantly boosts moisture levels and will create a protective layer on the skin too.

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    "I love how non-greasy this formula is, and it sinks into my skin quickly too. The formula contains allantoin, which ensures the moisture in your hands stays there! You'll get a lot of payoff from just a little bit of product."

    Jasmin Nahar

    Price: £10.12.

    10. This fast-acting liquid exfoliant from Paula's Choice contains salicylic acid to help shed dead skin cells and fight blackheads and breakouts.

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    "I've started to move away from physical exfoliants this past year, and opted to try this liquid one from Paula's Choice. I've been amazed by the results and how fresh and perked up my skin feels. It's helped with my skin discolouration and has evened out my complexion. I'd highly recommend it!"

    Xavier-guillaume Singh

    Price: £13.00.

    11. The Vegan Milk Moisturiser from Milk Makeup is perfect for even the driest of skin. It's enriched with baobab, jojoba, and aloe vera to help keep you feeling nourished all day.

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    "I've been a huge fan of Milk Makeup since they launched, and was over the moon when I found out they were coming out with a facial moisturiser! This bad boy honestly saved my skin. I tend to have normal-to-combination skin, but I still prefer to have that dewy and moisturised feel to my skin. This moisturiser honestly ticks all of those boxes for me."

    Xavier-guillaume Singh

    Price: £33.00.

    12. Available in 50 ultra-versatile shades, this demi-matte Urban Decay Stay Naked foundation has a breathable formula that looks like real skin.

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    "When I found out Urban Decay was coming out with a new foundation, I knew I absolutely had to try it. Being a working makeup artist, I've grown to prefer foundations that feel breathable and weightless on the skin. This demi-matte formula works perfectly on myself and clients as well."

    Xavier-guillaume Singh

    Price: £31.00 – it's available in 50 shades.

    13. We seriously adored this incredibly easy-to-apply semi-permanent eyebrow tint! It only takes 15 minutes to apply and lasts for up to six weeks.

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "The formula gets to work in about ten minutes! It comes with a handy spoolie for easy application, and the tint definitely helped to conceal my gap. Of course, this product can only dye the hairs that are already there – I usually add more to the tails of my brows when I apply makeup – but it does a good enough job that I feel okay walking around with no product. A little bit of this stuff goes far, so the pack should see you through a few applications."

    Amy Glover

    Price: £6.37.

    14. This warm-toned eyeshadow palette has been a serious favourite of ours!

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    "I gave this to my friend for her birthday, because she loves makeup but hates having to deal with loads of different palettes for all her different ~lewks~. The shades are really highly-pigmented and go on easily and smoothly – no wonder so many people left this product such rave reviews!"

    Amy Glover

    Price: £13.99.

    15. This O'Keeffe's Lip Repair Stick provides long-lasting moisture and doesn't leave a greasy or shiny finish.

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    "I suffer from really dry, cracked lips that are actually pretty painful as the weather gets colder (I am basically a lizard woman). Even being indoors more now doesn't really help because the central heating plays havoc with skin. I got this lip balm after being impressed by the O'Keeffe's hand cream, and I love how it absorbs really quickly and doesn't leave behind any thick, greasy residue on the lips. Plus, it actually stays put even after I've had something to eat or drink. I've tried quite a few high-end lip balms that promise amazing results but this inexpensive one is the first to properly deliver!"

    Jasmin Nahar

    Price: £3.00.

    16. This high-performing Norvina Pro Pigment palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills is a personal favourite of ours.

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    "I'm a sucker for berry and purple-toned eyeshadows, so having all of them placed into one palette was an absolute dream. The colours have intense pay-off and are easy to work with too."

    Xavier-guillaume Singh

    Price: £68.00.

    17. This Bulldog shower gel has a lemon and bergamot scent that'll have you smelling and feeling fresh all day.

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    "I've been absolutely in love with Bulldog products ever since I started using them. This shower gel, in particular, has been an absolute favourite of mine. It's got a lemon and bergamot scent that I can honestly never get bored of. The shower gel itself lathers really well and has me feeling super fresh all day."

    Xavier-guillaume Singh

    Price: £5.00.

    18. This beginner-friendly cream blush is incredibly easy to use and blends seamlessly into the skin! It's also available in a variety of colours.

    Glossier

    "If you can't be bothered with endless makeup steps, then this is the product for you. This cream blush blends seamlessly into the skin and gives you that instant lightly-flushed effect. I was seriously impressed with the texture, consistency, and workability of this product, and I can't wait to stock up on them again."

    Xavier-guillaume Singh

    Price: £15.00 – it's available in eight shades.

    19. This incredibly soothing hair removal cream from Veet works its magic without stinking up your bathroom!

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "I love the idea of hair removal creams, but in reality they often reek. Luckily, this product from Veet actually does get rid of my hair *without* the stench! I applied it to my legs five minutes before my shower using the soft side of its accompanying sponge, stepped into the shower, and then removed the cream with the rougher side. Its effects lasted for about a week!"

    Amy Glover

    Price: £7.49.

    20. This vitamin C serum helps to brighten and exfoliate the skin! It's got an antioxidant formula that'll help to improve your skin's overall texture with repeated use.

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    "I use it every night and have seen a genuine improvement in my skin's texture over time. The slightly orangey scent and super lightweight formula has a soothing effect when it's applied, too."

    Valeza Bakolli

    Price: £6.87.

    21. These Garnier night-time sheet masks are enriched with deep seawater and hyaluronic acid to help give your skin that glowy, hydrated effect you deserve.

    Valeza Bakolli / BuzzFeed

    "I think we can all agree that self care and pampering sessions became a whole lot more important in 2020. I like to use these nourishing sheet masks whenever I need some ~me~ time. Oh, and the cooling eye masks included in the set are great for soothing screen-induced headaches."

    Valeza Bakolli

    Price: £11.11 for two face masks and three eye masks.

    22. Treat yourself to some much-needed pampering thanks to these collagen-infused 24K gold eye patches. They help to reduce puffiness and are great for hydrating your under-eyes.

    Valeza Bakolli / BuzzFeed

    "The pads brighten and plump my under-eye area in minutes – they make me feel like I'm in a spa!"

    Valeza Bakolli

    Price: £9.88 for 25 pairs.

    23. This dewy setting spray from NYX Professional Makeup keeps makeup in place all day! If you're looking for a formula that won't leave your skin feeling cakey, this is for you.

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed / Via amazon.co.uk

    "It makes my face look more hydrated and ensures my foundation looks more like *skin* than makeup – as if all that wasn't enough, it's got some serious staying power as well."

    Amy Glover

    Price: £4.89.

    24. These Dr Teal's lavender-infused Epsom salts are designed to help with aching muscles, as well as encourage a good night's sleep!

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    "I use around three tablespoons in the bath while the water is running and find it has made a real difference to both soreness and sleep! Using it in the evening on a weight training day has helped to stop that 'it hurts to walk up the stairs' sensation the morning after, and I'm pretty much ready for bed after using it too."

    Jasmin Nahar

    Price: £6.39.

    25. Take your skincare routine to the next level with this NIP+FAB Dragon Blood Fix serum! It contains hyaluronic acid to help hydrate and rejuvenate the skin.

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    "I've been using this serum for around three months now, and I'm honestly gobsmacked at the difference! My skin had been feeling so dull before I began using it, and now I can really see how hydrated and plump it's become. I love the dewy effect it gives me."

    Xavier-guillaume Singh

    Price: £14.95.

    26. We've been in love with these little eyebrow razors! They're easy to use and will remove the dead skin and peach fuzz from your face.

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    "I use these to remove peach fuzz and dead skin from my face, which makes putting on foundation so much easier. I'm not a big fan of foundation catching onto dead skin or hair as it doesn't give you a seamless application and the foundation tends to crack because of it, so having a smooth base to work with is a must-have for me."

    Xavier-guillaume Singh

    Price: £3.59 or six razors.

    27. We adored this leave-in argan oil spray that defends against heat damage. It's also great for helping to improve the appearance of split ends!

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "Where I've not been able to get my hair cut as frequently, this stuff has worked wonders on the look of my split ends!"

    Amy Glover

    Price: £5.75 for three.