When you think about all the things you’ve done this year in quarantine, what comes to mind? Did you bake bread like everyone else? Were you on a workout kick at the beginning and now are over it? How many Zoom calls/Google Hangouts/FaceTimes have you done? Have you made the TikTok-famous feta pasta yet?
I’ve been thinking a lot about my year in quarantine, and I know I’ve learned a lot about myself, others, and the world. But to be honest, lately, I’ve kind of been reminiscing and taking inventory of all of the stuff that has got me through this past year. Call me materialistic, but I’ve already done some reflection on my personal growth, which you can read about here.
But back to the stuff. I feel so lucky that I’ve been able to spend most of my time at home and that I’ve had the means to feed my online-shopping wants and needs. And it feels like I’ve tried a lot of different products and gadgets in quarantine. I’ve bought journals and books for my mental health. I splurged on a Peloton to amp up my fitness routine. I ordered more leggings, sweatshirts, athleisure, and loungewear in bulk.
When it comes to beauty products, I purchased some skincare saviors (like my favorite vitamin C serum and all the moisturizers, creams, and masks). My makeup has been pretty minimal (i.e., nonexistent) most days, but one beauty discovery I’ve made during quarantine has been my absolute favorite: lip oil.
Okay, I know lip oil isn’t a new invention, but I never gave it a second thought before quarantine. Then, I got a couple to try, and now, I’m hooked. Who knew it was such a multitasking powerhouse? It manages to leave my lips with a pretty shade, a nice sheen, and so much hydration and moisture. I don’t wear much makeup these days, but when I swipe a lip oil on before a Zoom meeting, I feel instantly put-together. It’s just so easy.
Below, take a look at some of my favorite lip oils that I’ve tried, plus some on my wish list.