If it’s one end-of-year list we’re fans of here at Allure, it’s got to be a list of the most sought-after beauty products in 2021, as determined by our savvy readers. After another (full) year dealing with the ebbs and flows of COVID-19 and, for some of us, continuing to work from home, we deserve to treat ourselves to new skin care, makeup, and hair care — if only to diminish the evident dark circles plaguing our undereyes or snap a few gratifying selfies for the ‘gram.
For all of you avid Allure readers, a lot of these products will probably come as no surprise. While most of them might not be the shiniest, newest offerings on the market, these tried-and-true picks — many of which have picked up one or more Best of Beauty and/or Readers’ Choice Awards — are the ones we’d stock up on if we were facing an imminent shortage of beauty products. (Crossing our fingers this never happens.)
Find out what products from 25 popular brands (both drugstore-friendly and luxury) like The Ordinary, SkinCeuticals, Tarte, and Harry Josh Pro Tools our readers fell in love with this year — and probably will continue holding close well into 2022. (In order to keep things fair, we only included one top-selling product per brand.) Cheers to an interesting year and to the beauty products that kept us company and provided much-needed doses of happiness.
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