I try hundreds if not thousands of beauty products a year. They’re often new launches, and most of the time, they’re at least new to me. Occasionally, I’ll rediscover old favorites and question why I stopped using them. For example, I’m currently kicking myself for forgetting about the 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’ll always have my core makeup and skincare essentials, little excites me as much as finding something extra shiny, new, and special. For me, a product earns the “extra special” title once I start regularly inviting it out of my beauty closet. This doesn’t necessarily mean I’m taking it for a spin every day, but we’re definitely hanging at least a few times a week. And now that we’re about eight months into 2022, I can confidently say that the 30 beauty products below have been keeping me really busy. Keep scrolling for the the products I’ve been using the most this year.