I try hundreds if not thousands of beauty products a year. They are often new launches and most of the time they are at least new to me. Every now and then I’ll rediscover old favorites and question why I stopped using them. For example, I’m kicking myself for forgetting about MAC Strobe cream ($36), but that’s a story for another time. Testing products is one of the best things about my job. While I always want my basic makeup and skincare essentials, little excites me as much as finding something extra shiny, new, and particular. For me, a product gets the title of “extra special” when I start inviting it out of my beauty closet on a regular basis. That doesn’t necessarily mean I take it for a ride every day, but we definitely hang out at least a few times a week. And now that we’re about eight months into 2022, I can safely say that the 30 beauty products below have kept me really busy. Keep scrolling for the products I have used the most this year.