11 Makeup Products to Shop Before 2020 (Finally) Ends

December 01, 2020
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
11 Makeup Products Editors Are Obsessed With This December
It’s a brand-new month, which means a new round of products is making its way onto store websites and into our makeup bags. These are the products Makeup.com’s editors can’t live without this December.

Lindsey, Content Director

Essie Nail Polish in Sugarplum Fairytale

I got a mani-pedi for the first time since February, and picking a color has never felt more sacred. I went with this pretty lavender and gold iridescent polish from Essie’s winter 2020 collection that perfectly bridges the gap between fall and winter. Plus, the name gives me all the holiday Nutcracker feels.


Thrive Causemetics Pumpkin Spice Latte Liquid Balm Lip Treatment

I love a yummy-tasting lip balm, and the sound of this one made my mouth water. Thanksgiving may be over, but I’m wearing this fall-feeling balm well into 2021. It’s less sweet (think more spiced clove and cinnamon than pumpkin) than I envisioned, which makes it even better IMHO, but it’s every bit as nourishing.

essie sugarplum fairy, thrivecausemetics lip balm treatment

Sarah, Senior Editor

NYX Professional Makeup The Brow Glue Instant Brow Styler

My brows naturally slope downwards, so I’m always brushing them up to achieve a more lifted appearance. The thing is, the hairs don’t like to stay that way. I’ve been thinking about getting a brow lamination treatment for a while now, but because of COVID-19, I haven’t visited my brow studio in months. The Brow Glue is the perfect at-home product to get a brushed-up look that won’t budge. After applying the transparent, non-sticky formula, I just use a pencil to fill in any sparse areas.  

Lancôme Juicy Tubes Set

As a pre-teen, I was obsessed with Juicy Tubes when they first came out in 2000 and subsequently devastated when they were discontinued. Now that they’re back, I never want to run out again. This limited-edition vault, housed in a cute red package (it’s modeled after a CD case to give you even more early 2000s nostalgia), will have my stash stocked for a long time. I’m just hoping Santa is reading this.  

nyx professional makeup brow glue, lancome juicy tubes

Alanna, Asst. Managing Editor

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Deep Violet

The Voluminous Original mascara will always be one of my ride-or-die faves — so when I heard L’Oréal Paris was dropping a deep violet version of the formula, I knew I had to get it. This gorgeous purple-red pigment bumps up my eye makeup when I’m bored with my typical black liner and lash. Lately, I’ve been wearing the deep violet shade with a hot pink-red eyeshadow for a warm, bold look.

Boy Smells Ritual 8.5oz Bundle

To add a cozy touch to my vanity, I’ve been loving the Boys Smell Ritual Collection bundle that comes with three meditative scents: Broken Rosary, De Nîmes and Hinoki Fantôme. It instantly transforms my beauty space into a spa-worthy experience.

boy smells rituels candles, loreal paris voluminous mascara

Genesis, Assistant Editor

Maybelline New York Super Stay Ink Crayon Spiced Collection 

My lipstick collection is dominated by an alarming amount of neutral colors that look pretty much the same. But honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way, which is why I feel like the Maybelline New York Spiced Collection was made for me. I was already obsessed with the Super Stay Ink Crayon for its long-lasting formula and easy and precise application. But when I heard that the brand was launching a collection filled with everyday neutral shades and wearable reds, I was over the moon. While I can totally see myself wearing any color from the range, my favorite is Reach High, a cozy warm brown with pink undertones.  

Live Tinted Hue Glow 

I really can’t express how much I live for a glowy, dewy, radiant (enter: every other synonym here) complexion. So when Live Tinted launched the Hue Glow, I knew I had to try it, and let me tell you, it was everything I’ve ever wanted and more. It’s a serum-meets-moisturizer-meets-highlighter that’s so creamy and luxurious I would bathe in it if I could. And on top of the moisturizing feel that I desperately need during the winter, it also offers the most beautiful, natural-looking glow that makes your skin look like it was kissed by the sun. It comes in two gorgeous shades, Dawn, a rose gold, and Dusk, a bronze shade. As someone with a medium complexion, I feel like Dawn is perfect for the winter when I’m a little bit lighter, and Dusk will definitely be my summer go-to.

maybelline superstay matte crayon, live tinted hue glow

Samantha, Assistant Editor

Lancôme Lash Idole Mascara

My eyelashes are blonde at the tips and stick straight out, so mascara (and a heavy-duty eyelash curler) is a must for me. Recently I’ve been toying with the idea of getting lash extensions, but after testing this new Lancôme mascara I don’t need to — my lashes have never looked better. The curved wand works to both lengthen and volumize at once, while the lightweight formula keeps all my lashes separated and clump-free. I’ve been using just one layer to get a natural-looking finish, but for a more high-impact look you could definitely add a few more swipes. 

Bodyography Glitter Pigment in Spirit Quartz 

To know me, is to know I live for a good glitter eyeshadow. Bodyography is my go-to for a one-swipe-and-done shimmery lid. I have my fair share of favorite shades (read: Stellar and Off the Hook), but recently I can’t put down one of the new holiday colors, Spirit Quartz. It’s a sparkly pearl hue that provides a subtle glimmer without being too over-the-top. I wear it solo or layer it with other glitter pigments or matte shadows for an extra pop. Its neutral tone also makes it a great highlighter, too!

lancome lash idole mascara, bodyography glitter

Jillian, Senior Social Media Editor

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara

I can’t lie, I have major Resting Tired Face, so I’m always looking for products that brighten me up and make me look more awake than I actually am (morning meetings are hard, okay?). Maybelline’s new Sky High Mascara is the perfect solution. It gives me incredible length that seriously gives off the vibe I have lash extensions. But the best part is that I don’t have to curl my eyelashes with this mascara’ my eyes instantly look wider, brighter and more alert –– with none of the effort. It truly does all the work for me and gives me an instant lift. 

maybelline sky high mascara
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