We thought last year topped the list when it came to exciting and innovative beauty launches but it turns out that
2019 is poised to give it a serious run for its money. We haven’t even made it to the new year yet, and the list of beauty products launching is already seriously impressive. Below you’ll discover smarter-than-ever skincare, phenomenal foundations, the first-ever completely customized hair oil, and so much more from some of our favorite brands including Shiseido, Clinique, Living Proof, Pantene, and Make Up For Ever. Even the most basic daily essentials are getting a new and improved upgrade: Think a self-setting concealer that takes creasy and caking out of the equation, and a whole new kind of night cream that gives new meaning to the term ‘beauty sleep.’ So start saving, get scrolling, and mark your calendars for all the brand new beauty product launches about to hit store shelves. You can thank us later.
A vegan form of collagen — which is not usually the case in most collagen-spike skin-care products — pairs up with the brand’s patented alguronic acid (a humectant that helps the skin retain moisture) in this bedtime treatment that promises to prevent overnight skin dehydration and increase skin’s moisture levels. So much so that 94 percent of people said their skin felt and looked more hydrated after using it just once. Beauty sleep, indeed.
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I Dew Care Ice Cream Masks
I scream, you scream, we all scream for these ice cream-inspired face masks from
Instagram-friendly brand, I Dew Care. The hydrating ‘soft serve’ formula touts hyaluronic acid and squalene, the soothing ‘sorbet’ option contains green tea and aloe to calm irritation, and the brightening ‘gelato’ mask uses raspberry extract and glycolic acid to banish dullness. Talk about a sweet treat for your skin.
$25 (Available in January 2019)
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This all-natural multi-tasker is the true definition of a skin care-makeup hybrid. The formula combines brightening vitamin C and licorice extract with a trio of acids (glycolic, lactic, and azaleic) to knock out dark spots and dullness, while squalene and hyaluronic acid pack a hit of hydration. So yes, you could use this as your daily skin-care serum, but it also pulls double duty as a primer and/or highlighter, delivering the perfect amount of natural-looking luminosity. One makeup artist explained it as “the all-natural version of Becca Cosmetics’ Backlight Primer.”
As a general rule, creams promising to restore and calm your skin are usually, well, super thick and heavy. Not this newbie, which is packed with hard-working, skin-coddling ingredients but has an airy, whipped texture that feels more like a gel moisturizer than a heavy-hitting hydrator. There’s hyaluronic acid to moisturize the skin, colloidal oatmeal to soothe it, and
ceramidesand linoleic acid to help strengthen the skin barrier.
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Personalized beauty is one trend that isn’t going anywhere in 2019. Case in point:
Clinique iD, a customized hydration system based around the signature Dramatically Different Moisturizer lotions, which is set to be the brand’s biggest launch since 2010’s Even Better Clinical line. Step one: Choose from three hydrating bases, based on how much moisture your skin needs. Step two: Add one of the five active cartridge concentrates, each of which targets a specific complexion concern. Step three: Get ready for seriously glowy skin all year long.
Kopari Coconut Detox Mask
Think of this mask a juice cleanse for your skin: Bentonite and kaolin clays go to town, pulling impurities out of your pores, while coconut oil hydrates and probiotics help keep the top layer of skin feeling balanced and looking fresh.
$38 (available in March at Ulta)
Beautyblender Re-Dew Set & Refresh Spray
From the brand that brought you one of our favorite makeup applicators of all time (it’s won a
Best of Beauty Award countless years in a row), comes this face mist, which promises to render makeup touch-ups obsolete. The two-phase solution combines hyaluronic acid and antioxidant-enriched water with a milky oil that, when mixed and spritzed on the skin, delivers just the right amount of moisture and radiance to revive any existing makeup.
$32 (Available in January 2019)
Shiseido Ultimune Amplifying Night Mask
One bottle of the brand’s
Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate is sold every 13 seconds; and this new mask is meant to be used along with the top-selling serum. The unique, freeze-dried formula melts when mixed with a few drops of the serum, turning into a gel mask that helps counteract environmental damage.
$37 for 6 (Available in January 2019)
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
File under major skin-care news: This
best-selling cream is getting a revamp, now reformulated to be entirely paraben-free. (Taking it one step further, the brand says all of their products will be paraben-free by the end of 2019.) But don’t worry, you won’t be able to tell that your beloved moisturizer has been changed; it took Kiehl’s scientists five years and more than 114different versions to come up with this final formula, which feels identical to the OG.
$30 (Available December 26)
Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation
A pearl extract in this medium-to-full coverage base helps reflect light to give your skin an instant glow, regardless of whether you’re standing in front of a ring light or sitting under yellow-y office bulbs. But it doesn’t stop there: The lightweight, moisturizing formula (available in 30 shades) promises to stay put for up to 15 hours, keeping your skin looking flawless and feeling hydrated the entire time.
$48 (Available in January 2019)
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Self-Setting Concealer
Having to set and touch up your concealer is
so 2018. The latest addition to the brand’s best-selling Ultra HD line (replacing the OG Ultra HD Concealer), this cover-up doesn’t need to be set with powder, thanks to the unique amino-acid coated pigments that immediately conform to your skin, staying put for up to 12 hours without caking or creasing. The wide range of 22 shades is an added bonus.
$28 (Available December 26, 2018)
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We first saw this multi-purpose balm on the Chanel Spring 2019 runway, and have been counting down the days until it launches ever since. Created by the brand’s resident makeup artist Lucia Pica, the Transparent shade delivers a sheer glow (so it’s perfect for trying out the
glass-skin trend) while the Sculpting shade lays down a dewy, pearlescent shimmer. Either version you choose, it’s ideal for swiping all over lips, cheeks, and eyes.
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Maybelline knows a thing or two about mascara, and their newest Snapscara formula is one of their best yet. The thin, flexible pigment tints your lashes and leaves them looking super glossy, but also adds a little thickness and lots of length — kind of like a suped-up version of the
Glossier Lash Slick — while the arched wand gives lashes a winged, cat-eye effect as you comb it through. But perhaps the most exciting of all is that the formula is wax-free, so it washes off cleanly and easily with just warm water alone.
Benefit Roller Liner
For super straight, precise lines, this newbie can’t be beat. Available in matte black and matte brown, the extra-fine felt tip of this pen glides on smoothly without dragging, making it easy for even the clumsiest makeup lover to draw on clean wings. And once it sets, the baby promises to stay put for up to 24 hours — so basically, until you’re ready to take it off.
$22 (Available January 4)
Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip
A spin-off of the brand’s Crushed Lip Color, this liquid version took the same idea but tweaked it for someone who prefers a bolder lip look. It has the creamy moisture of a balm (like the original), the full pigment of a liquid lip color, and the sheen of a gloss. All of the 14 shades are super saturated, and range from subtle neutrals to vivid brights, an option for any and every lip look you crave.
$26 (Available in January 2019)