You know the lists I’m talking about — the best-of products for hair, makeup, skin, etc. The roundups. They pop up a lot around the end of the year, and sometimes also between the seasons.
Allure does them every year, and they’re pretty extensive. I read a good one recently in Real Simple.
Back before social media, blogs and YouTube, magazines had more influence over how I spent my makeup money. Now, not so much. I’ve definitely purchased products based on magazine best-of lists before, but I can’t remember the last time I did it. It’s been a few years…
At one point a few years ago, I remember seeing Maybelline Great Lash Mascara and NARS Orgasm Mascara win year after year after year, and thinking, “Yeah, Orgasm is a good blush, for sure, but there are SO MANY other great blushes out there. Why does it keep winning??”
I love reading those lists, because I love lists (you know me). I think they’re interesting, but when I’m in the mood to do some hauling (which I still love to do, much to El Hub’s chagrin), I don’t really use them.
How about you?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Are you doing food and snacks for the Super Bowl? I want to do something low key but also yummy that doesn’t take a lot of time to plan. It’s just going to be El Hub, Connor, Tabs and me, so burgers? Nachos? What are you doing? Do you have any favorite dip recipes? Inquiring minds want to know.
P.P.S. GO FALCONS! 🙂