It's January. You're probably coated in remnants of glitter and plotting ways to make your New Year's Resolutions a reality. Realizing that you still have unspent cash and a makeup cabinet to fill. And perhaps now you sit there wondering, what beauty products will the internet love in 2017?
From velvety matte lipsticks (thanks, Kylie!) to rainbow highlighters, 2016 was a wild and wicked year on the beauty front. Succulent nails caught wind at the same time that Korean skincare became even more mainstream, introducing the wonder of BB cushions and sheet masks to your local drugstores.
Predicting what will dominate the beauty scene in 2017 is the fun part. While there might be a few repeats from 2016, there may also be curveballs — products that will become unexpected hits of the new year. That I can't place bets on, but there's no harm in playing a little guessing game, is there?
Presenting the next class of beauty products that will capture 2017 by storm. Get your wallets ready before it's too late.
Ever wanted the lashes of a 1920s silent film starlet? Meet the Black Cake Mascara — mascara in a tin because wands and tubes are so 2016.
Bésame Cosmetics is what happens when you cross a history buff with a makeup junkie. Drawing inspiration from the golden age of cinema, Bésame is vintage beauty utopia — think replica lipstick shades from the 1930s and fragrances that radiate the '60s.
Cake mascara — which originated in the roaring '20s, according to the Bésame website — creates natural, luxurious lashes using a wet brush applicator. Simply dip, apply and voilà! Bonus: Cake mascara can also be used for painting on eyeliner and filling in brows, so rest assured, you can truly ooze Hollywood glamour in the modern age.
Current state of the beauty world: locked in a passionate affair with minimalist makeup. 2016 was a year of natural, hands-free beauty, and if we are lucky, 2017 will be dominated by the same ethos.
Milk Makeup, beauty for the cool and conscious set, has delivered the next It product — the Cooling Water Stick. Billed as the "portable savior", this gel stick is infused with seawater and caffeine for hydration and increased skin circulation. Roll onto neck, face and body for a refreshing energy boost, around the eye area for depuffing needs and as a primer before makeup application.
Keep a tube handy for your gym bag, date night clutch, everyday tote — you'll never know when emergency calls.
Gel cleansers, out. Powder cleansers, in. Thanks to Rodin, revamping your AM beauty routine — and playing mixology — has never been easier.
The star feature behind the Facial Cleansing Powder is all in the versatility. You can customize your cleansing routine to fit your skin's needs and preferences. For a deeper exfoliation, add a little water or top on more for a rich lather — the choice is all in your hands.
As for the ingredient list? The powder combines granular rice bran and sea algae with Rodin's signature blend of jasmine and neroli oil. Pamper away.
Decades from now, 2016 will be coined as the year of the Great Kylie Lip Kit Frenzy. The matte lip movement will most likely roll over to the new year for a while — that is, unless a brave soul dethrones Kylie and the Kardashian/Jenner sovereignty (only time will tell).
Until then, London-based beauty brand MDMflow will reign supreme with their line of richly pigmented matte lipsticks. From the burgundy "Vamp" to the fuchsia "Glam Doll" (all the shades are inspired by '90s music culture), these lippies are perfect for whipping up your 2017 pout.
Nowadays, cruelty-free and eco-friendly products are certainly no foreign concept. 2017 may see even more of a spike in natural beauty and skincare, especially on the indie front. OSEA — an organic luxury skincare brand hailing from Malibu, California — is a name to add to your Top Shelfie ASAP.
The best-selling Blemish Balm is a crowd pleaser for a reason. Suitable for oily, combination and blemish-prone skin, the balm acts as a lightweight moisturizer that fights shine and minimizes breakouts — and all without clogging pores.
Apart from being vegan and cruelty-free, the Blemish Balm is also packed with the best of the best ingredients — three kinds of algae, cypress, tea tree, and rosemary oils that will leave skin revived and purified.
Imagine Photoshop in reality — but for makeup. The pre-historic days of Beauty Blenders are over because, hello airbrush foundation. Yes, you read that correctly: flawless skin at the touch of a button. Technology truly does wonders.
The TEMPTU Air is the answer to the million-dollar complexion, delivering a 4-in-1 formula — foundation, primer, concealer and corrector — for even and instant skin coverage. Customize to your heart's desire, as the device comes in three speeds for light, medium, and full coverage.
Plus, you'll never have to wash a makeup brush again. Score.
The strobing craze spread like no other in 2016, and if history is doomed to repeat itself, 2017 will also see its fair share of illuminated cheekbones and cupid's bows.
Though stick highlighters (think Glossier's Haloscope) had their star moment, don't forget about the good 'ol powder version. Get ready for "Celestial" — a duochrome highlight shade from Makeup Geek packed with icy, violet goodness. The formula is super pigmented, so tread lightly — or not.
You've already dipped your toes in charcoal face masks, so why not take it to the next level with a charcoal face wash? Let 2017 be the year of the charcoal regime.
From all-natural unisex skincare line Aster & Bay comes the ultimate detoxifying weapon: Charcoal Face Wash. Combining three beloved ingredients of Japanese skincare — organic Camellia oil, Konjac root and activated charcoal — the face wash is also free of harsh surfactants and synthetics.
Time to rinse and repeat.
9. Crystal Cactus Lavender Moon Oil
Lavender Moon Oil, $34, Crystal Cactus
Self-care tip #12: allow yourself more bath time in 2017. After all, tackling those New Year's Resolutions takes on a toll on your mental (and physical) energy, so there's nothing wrong with rewarding yourself with bubbles.
Crystal Cactus — a soul project of fashion model and internet queen Audrey Kitching — stocks lifestyle products for the spiritual dreamer. On the menu? Full moon bath salts, crystal quartz jewelry, sage kits, and aura-cleansing candles to name a few.
Soak in the serenity of Lavender Moon Oil. Infused with lavender, amethyst, and almond oil, this elixir promises to soothe and relax. Shake a few drops into your bath and watch the magic unfold.
Catch some Zzzs and hydrate your skin at the same time. Without a doubt, overnight face masks are an essential for the new year. Yes, getting plenty of beauty rest is important, but that's no excuse to skimp out on your skincare routine either.
LANEIGE — a cult name in Korean skincare — developed the Firming Sleeping Mask for just that reason. Apply the mask after toner, leave overnight, then rinse off in the morning. Effective and efficient.
The mask contains ionized mineral water, equipped for fighting parched skin, delivering moisture and restoring glow. Here's to a peaceful slumber and new, improved skin!
The secret's already out: the Pantone 2017 Color of the Year is Greenery. Symbolic of new beginnings, the zesty green hue is a stark contrast to 2016's dreamy Rose Quartz and Serenity color combo.
Ensure that your manicure stays on trend with "Greenery" by butter LONDON and Pantone. There's nothing like a fresh shade of hope for the new year.
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