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Friday, the 27th of March, by Oonagh Bottalico

5 Top Beauty Hits of 2020

With so many new and exciting products being released what feels like every minute, it sometimes feels impossible to keep up with it all!


With so many new and exciting products being released what feels like every minute, it sometimes feels impossible to keep up with it all! You only have to buy one thing and the next month, there’s something updated hitting the beauty industry. If you live the life of a make-up addict, there’s always a new product you want to buy, because everyone is talking about it. But, how do you know if its worth the hype?

We’ve complied a short list of the top 5 best beauty products for this year so far, from skincare to make-up, to add to your collection. These have been tested and approved by the professionals, and are worth splashing the cash on!


#1 THE ORDINARY Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution £6.80

Glycolic acid is a staple product in any skincare regime, and many brands have started to create their own and use it in their products. It is perfect for exfoliating the skin to boost radiance and restore clarity, making sure its still gentle on the skin. Popular brand ‘The Ordinary’ have an affordable product with glycolic acid, and it has been highly rated in the beauty industry.

You can use this in the morning or in the evening, but it is applied before moisturiser. Squeeze a decent amount of product onto a cotton pad and using upward motions apply all over the face and neck.

#2 EMBRYOLISSE LABORATORIES Lait-Crème Concentre £20

Embryolisse have a thick, hydrating cream jam packed with vitamins. It smooths the texture and complexion of the skin, making it a perfect base to foundation. It can be used as a moisturiser for a skincare routine, or a primer.

If your skin is lacking hydration, or is dry or sensitive then this is definitely the product for you. However, if your skin is on the oilier side, it may take a long time to absorb, because of its thickness, so may not necessarily suit your skin.


This is a must have for summer (or for if you are feeling a bit pale!) as it is easy to use and perfect for the days you need a touch of bronzer. It is cream-gel, so it is easy to apply over the cheeks and forehead to give a natural, sun-kissed glow. You can apply it with a synthetic brush, or using your fingers, so that it melts into the skin and looks much more natural. It can be used on its own or on top of foundation. It won’t give you the “caked face” feel, and sits nicely onto the skin.

#4 NARS Orgasm liquid blush £25

Nars ‘Orgasm’ powder blush has been one of their top products for years. Its so popular, that they recently created a liquid version of the colour, for those wanting a summery glow to their skin.

It gives a natural flush to the cheeks and is buildable, so anyone can use it and apply it however they choose to. It can also be applied with a brush, but can be blended in with a beauty blender or even your fingers to really help the product into the skin. So, if you want to look flushed but natural and fresh, this is definitely a must-have for your make-up bag!

#5 MAC Hush highlighter £19.50

MAC have released a variety of amazing products over the years, and as a brand they are well established as a must-have for professionals and enthusiasts alike! Their cream colour bases which are multi-purpose products are very popular. “Hush”, one of their popular colours is a beautiful soft peachy shade. Its perfectly creamy, and can be applied as a highlight on the cheek bones and cupids bow. It can be applied with a brush, or with your fingers, over top a foundation base or a natural complexion.

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