Beauty products can gain popularity for a number of reasons, such as being endorsed by a celebrity or going viral due to being utilized in a beauty YouTuber's makeup tutorial. But, when it comes to the dreamiest beauty products of 2017, unless you sit down with an expert, it can be difficult to spot these gems before they're already a trend and sold out everywhere.
There are many factors that can make a beauty product "dreamy" and these are different for everyone. Of course, it totally depends on the individual's needs, desires, and personal preferences, but there are some properties that most folks would agree make a beauty product dreamy.
First off, there's the way it looks; if a product has super cute packaging that would look adorable on your vanity or the product itself looks heavenly, this gives it dreamy status. Then there's the way it makes you feel — if a beauty product makes you feel like a unicorn, even on the first day of your period, you know it's awesome. Scents can also play a part in a product's dreaminess. If the aroma of a beauty product reminds you of hazy summer days, evokes a happy memory, or generally makes you feel nostalgic, it's a winner. In addition to this, if a product simplifies your life, this too could make a product dreamy.
With all of this in mind, I spoke to a bunch of experts to discover the dreamiest beauty products of 2017.
"Beauty brands are really stepping up the swoon factor with their packaging, scents, and branding these days," says beauty and lifestyle expert Jeanette Zinno, in an email to Bustle.
"Paul & Joe Beauty never disappointments with packaging and just launched a face and eye color for spring that comes in the cutest prints," she elaborates. Feline fans and makeup lovers alike are sure to love this darling product!
"Bite Beauty just launched 6 new shades of its cult status Prismatic Pearl Crème Lip Gloss on the DL and I am already finding myself daydreaming about them," Honey Artists makeup artist Suzy Gerstein, tells Bustle over email.
"As with all of Bite’s formulas," says Gerstein, "these shades come chock full of delicious, hydrating ingredients like shea butter, beeswax, olive oil, and jojoba oil, as well as the brand’s proprietary antioxidant resveratrol, which is derived from grapes."
"The pigment payoff is insane and the reflective, multi-dimensional — some might even say, holographic — nature of the pigments gives them a mesmerizing quality. Take this shade, Peacock: Imagine doing a smokey, gummetal eye and popping a fine layer of this bad boy on the lid. Every time you look down people will be entranced by the way your eyelids catch the light. I cannot wait to get my hands on these magical glosses!" She adds.
"Clinique’s partnership with Crayola to create a fun chubby lipstick brings back memories of coloring as a child!" Exclaims Zinno. Any '90s kid is sure to lust after this cool collab.
"I’m a big fan of beauty oils," Honey Artists makeup artist, Min Min Ma, tells Bustle over email, "whether for the face, body, or hair and one of the oils I always go back to is Dr. Hauschka Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Oil. My clients love it and so do I."
"It smells beautiful, so refreshing and crisp," she explains, "when applied, it gives an instant mood lift like that feeling you get after completing the 2nd or 3rd sun salutation. Tip: Don’t limit the oil just for your body. You can also use it for your hair tips and face, especially in colder weather."
"Philosophy’s Cinnamon Buns Bubble Bath scent is a dream to soak in!" Says Zinno.
Honey Artists makeup artist Azra Red, tells Bustle via email, "I think the Osmotics Cosmeceuticals Inner Light Instant Complexion Enhancer is perfect! It gives you a very ethereal lit-from-within glow, without being shimmery."
Red describes this product as, "A sheer, luminous veil of translucent color that doubles as a primer to create flawless, beautiful skin. Soft focus pigments enhance your natural skin tone while optical diffusers blur lines and imperfections for a healthy youthful glow. This versatile formula adapts to any lighting conditions, day or night, and the silky, smooth texture is perfect for all skin tones/types."
"A hydrating beauty oil to instantly soothe and brighten tired skin. This serum is extra delicious to layer on after cleansing and masking and feels/smells like the silkiest vanilla latte, with hints of sweetness and a nutty finish. Wake up to soft, velvety skin after a night of warm, cozy beauty sleep," says Cynthia King, Master Massage Therapist at Savor Spa.
"The smell of Sol De Janeiro's Brazilian Kiss Lip Butter is delicious! The packaging and the story of the brand makes me want to visit Brazil," says Zinno."
"For makeup lovers, this is an exciting time as we’re seeing an explosion of textures and colors for 2017," Says Min Min Ma.
"One of the products I got hooked on is the Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Metallic Emerald. This is a hybrid between a cream-to-powder shadow mixed with high shine glitters. It’s stunning! Makes me think of '70s disco parties or Rio Carnival! I especially love the Metallic Emerald shade because it’s daring and unconventional but you can definitely make it work," she explains.
Zinno tells Bustle, "Butter London’s Indigo Punk Mascara is a dream. It gives your lashes a subtle pop and a beautiful hue noticed in the perfect lighting."
"This product is great for balancing the skin's pH, hydrating, and quelling redness. It's wonderful for all skin types, especially if you plan on being in a humid environment as it can double for both a toner and a moisturizer. It gives the skin a beautiful glow…perfect for the summer months!" Celebrity esthetician Gina Mari explains in an email to Bustle.
"Sabon is one of my favorite bath and body lines because all of their products smell amazing and can transport you to an old memory or another place. Some of my favorites include their vanilla bath salts and lavender loofah soaps," Zinno divulges.
"This dreamy mask is a healing blend of manuka honey and rice bran to gently exfoliate while detoxifying," Lucie Sorel Spa Manager at Savor Spa, tells Bustle over email. "It's perfect for use in the shower," she adds, "where the steam will melt the honey into your skin."
"I received Room Service Vilhelm Parfumerie as a birthday present and I’m completely hooked. It smells feminine, delicate, but clean cut. It’s the type of fragrance I can wear even for work because it’s not over bearing. And I love the packaging!" Says Min Min Ma.
"Tata Harper’s Lip & Cheek Tint gives you a subtle, flushed, dreamy look," explains Zinno.
There are sure to be plenty of dreamy beauty products in 2017. Here's hoping these ones will help you float away on cloud nine!
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