20 of 2016’s Best Beauty Launches to Take With You Into the New Year
By Tatiana Bido, Features Editor |
This year brought us so many good hits in the beauty world—there are almost too many to count. From the hottest hot tools (one even made it onto Oprah’s Favorite Things list), to holy grail essentials we can’t live without, here are 20 of the best beauty launches from 2016 to take with you into the new year.
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If you have oily skin, dry skin, are prone to breakouts, or suffer from redness or dullness—this blemish-fighting oil is for you. With ingredients like salicylic acid, milk thistle, tea tree oil, black cumin seed oil, licorice root and lots more, it's power packed with skin-soothing and pore-refining goodies to bring you months of clear skin well into the new year.
Let's hope 2017 is filled with more parties and social gatherings to fill your dance card. This little double-ended metallic shadow is super easy to use and delivers a pigmented and long-lasting sheen to give your eyes that extra sparkle without looking too glittery.
This ultra-light gel moisturizer minimizes pores and is a perfect hydrating primer for oily skin. It delivers the right amount of hydration while leaving a hint of 23-karat gold dust for an instant radiant veil that lasts all day.
A long-wearing, full-coverage foundation that comes with it's own brush? Sold! With a buildable formula and a travel-friendly brush applicator, this foundation is a game changer if your calendar is already filled with places to go in the new year.
For a golden shimmery gloss that you can wear on its own or on top of your favorite lipstick, Jouer's Skinny Dip gloss is the shiny little black dress of lip glosses.
Hands down one of the most hyped beauty launches of 2016, if you can get your hands on one, you too can achieve that legendary celestial-alien glow that only the legendary Pat McGrath can deliver.
Ouai Wave Spray ($26)
When celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin released her Ouai hair care line earlier this year, the Wave Spray immediately stood out as an all star. This feather-light texturizing mist works on all hair types for an effortless, natural-looking wave without leaving you with that dry or crunchy feeling.
Magnetic face masks seem like the wave of the future, but they’re not. They’re here right now and this one uses uses magnetic technology to lift away dirt, debris and impurities that lead to clogged pores and dull, tired-looking skin. This one promises a smoother, brighter complexion and a healthy-looking glow.
Kopari Coconut Melt ($36)
A makeup remover, massage oil, beauty balm, hair mask and lip balm, Kopari's Coconut Melt does it all and is made up of 100-percent pure, organic and unrefined coconut oil. It's a natural, multitasking wonder.
Lancôme Juicy Shaker ($21)
Reinvention isn't an easy task, but Lancôme nailed it with this revamped version of the classic Juicy Tube. The Juicy Shaker is it's much more sophisticated and hydrating successor. Just shake the handy little cocktail shaker for a long-lasting and nourishing lip oil for the perfect moisturizing tint.
This full-coverage foundation stick promises 12-hour waterproof coverage and its triangular-shaped applicator makes it simple to apply on the go. It glides on and is super blendable for a seamless (just like the name implies) finish.
Hairstory New Wash ($40)
Just one wash is all it takes to ditch your normal shampoo and conditioner routine. New Wash doesn't lather up and cleans your hair with mix of aloe and essential oils. This "one and done" product changes everything you know about washing your hair and delivers a smooth, manageable, shiny hair every time.
Shape, define and fill your brows with this goof-proof pencil that was created to help even the most brow-challenged master the healthy, full brow look. With six natural-looking shades to choose from, finding the right shade to complement your hair and complexion is easier than ever.
A concealer that promises to stretch with your skin instead of settle in your creases? Yes please! Formulated with elastic micro waves that move with your face, Glossier's under-eye, circle-busting concealer is a must-have for the many morning-afters in your future.
Used alone to blur noticeable pores or as a primer with a lightweight feel, this pore minimizer is a must have for mattifying skin and helping keep your makeup in place all day long.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer ($400)
Dyson's entry into the beauty realm with a supersonic hair dryer has been just as innovative and game changing as its vacuum predecessor. Touted as "worth every penny" by Oprah herself (it made her Favorite Things list this year), it's a hot tool worth saving your pennies for.
As diehard Clarisonic fans already know, removing dirt, oil and makeup is a cinch with a good skin care brush. For on-the-go cleansing, this gentle, compact, two-speed brush does the trick to easily cleanse and smooth your face and neck.
With a creamy and luminous formula, you can't go wrong with celebrity makeup maven Charlotte Tilbury's Hot Lips collection. The colors are inspired by 12 of the world's most influential celebrities and the end result is a collection of some of the most beautiful, highly pigmented lipsticks that are as luxurious as they are wearable.
How do you improve a holy grail mascara adored by the masses? You make it waterproof! Too Faced's reinvention of it's Better Than Sex mascara is the only Lifetime movie watching accessory you'll need in the new year.