The Beauty Products You Should Try in 2018, According to Your New Year’s Resolutions
By now we’re less than a month away from 2018 and you probably have your New Year’s resolutions figured out. Maybe you’re going to try to be healthier, or you’re going to get better at your finances or be more adventurous with dating.
Those resolutions are great, but have you given any thought to what your beauty resolutions should be for 2018? No? Well, we can help in that regard.
Based on what your New Year’s resolution is, we’ve determined the corresponding beauty trends (and products!) that you should try out this year. By allowing your New Year’s resolutions to inspire every part of your life, including your beauty routine, you’ll find yourself much more successful at keeping up with your resolutions all year long.
If your resolution is to drink more water:
It’s definitely important to stay hydrated, but everyone has those days when you realize you went straight from coffee to cocktails without any water in between. Keep your skin looking fresh and dewy no matter what by stocking up on highlighters and illuminators. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector ($50, sephora.com) is the best of the best: it comes in five gorgeous shades and is easy to layer under or on top of your makeup (or even on your bare face) for a luminous boost.
If your resolution is to lose weight:
Sure, you could contour your face into oblivion to make it look slimmer, but who has time for that every day? Take two minutes to fill in your brows instead. It’s an easier (and some might say, more natural-looking way) to slim down your face. Anastasia Beverly Hills has the brow game on lock with their Brow Wiz ($27, sephora.com), which comes in 9 shades and includes a thin pencil for filling in brows as well as a spoolie for shaping them.
If your resolution is to eat better:
Take some time to put those good-for-you ingredients on your face as well. If you’re not into the DIY trend, there’s plenty of masks that contain beneficial ingredients that are almost good enough to eat. Try spot-treating your skin by multi-masking with masks that contain ingredients like oatmeal, tea, egg, pineapple, mushroom, or avocado. We love Tony Moly Sheet Masks ($9 each, sephora.com). Try the Coconut Face Mask for hydration, the Tomato Mask for radiance, and the Rice Mask for clear skin.
If your resolution is to save money:
One way to save money this year is by trying out the monochromatic makeup trend. All it takes is one product to get a gorgeous, monochromatic makeup look. Grab a multi-use product like Josie Maran Argan Color Stick ($26, sephora.com)–which is infused with argan oil and comes in five different shades–and swipe it on your lips, cheeks, and even brow bone for an all-over wash of color to wake up your face.
If your resolution is to stress less and have more free time:
Every year, there are new beauty products invented with the sole purpose of making your life easier. Make it your mission to seek those out this year. For example: this Cat Eye 101 eyeliner ($48, ablecosmetics.com), which will save you from spending half an hour agonizing over the perfect cat eye flick thanks to its simple but genius design. Now that’s money well-spent.
If your resolution is to embrace a new (or old) relationship:
Now is the best time to join the longwear liquid lipstick trend, so that you can kiss with abandon in 2018. Too Faced Melted Liquified Longwear Lipstick ($25, sephora.com) comes in more than a dozen gorgeous shades and lasts for hours without drying out your lips. ColourPop Ultra Matte Lips ($6, colourpop.com) and NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick ($7, nyxcosmetics.com) are also great options if you’re on a budget.