Behold: 12 Life-Changing Beauty Recommendations to Trial This Month
For me, January means lots of different things—new wellness goals, getting back into the swing of the work year, and finally stepping away from the Christmas ham (sad face). But as a beauty editor, it also means a bunch of shiny new product launches basically begging to be trialled (hey, it's a tough gig, but someone's got to do it). I mean, I cleaned out my wardrobe and pantry coming into the New Year, doesn't it make sense to do the same with my beauty kit?
Enter the twelve products below that have been hand-picked by yours truly. I've scrubbed, cleansed, and buffed myself silly since the start of 2018 to ensure that the below list is the best edit of magical products that are likely to change your life this month (and year, probably).
Ready to go shopping?
Tom Ford Private Shadow in Tempete Bleue ($50)
Have you ever seen something so perfect? Me either, which is why this breath-taking Tom Ford shadow is the first cab off the rank. This is the easiest way to get that cool-girl, disco eye you see in all the latest glossy mags. Simply press it all over the lid using your finger (it's that easy).
Glamglow Galacticleanse Hydrating Jelly Balm Cleanser ($46)
Cleansing with meteorite mineral powder is now very much a thing, thanks to this fun new cleanser from Glamglow. Oddities aside, the jelly texture feels fresh on application, before it transforms to a milky lotion that will leave you plump and glowing. I kind of felt like the glitter pieces left me with a subtle shimmer, which I wasn't mad about.
Eyeko Brow Game Strong All-In-One Brow Game Changer ($33)
Eyebrow pomades are one of the easiest ways to define sparse areas, but lazy beauty types (like myself) might agree that the need for an angled brush as well is just too hard (first world problems). Well, the clever folk at Eyeko have gone and released one nifty tube that has both on opposite ends. Innovation at its finest.
Aveda Invati Advanced Scalp Revitalizer ($94)
The latest from Aveda is the Invati range, designed to reduce hair loss by 53%. This spray is designed to be misted through the roots exactly 16 times, before following up with the matching shampoo and conditioner. The range is designed to thicken hair instantly (thanks to a wonder-herb called Alma), and also over-time.
Le Tan Let's Go Coconuts! SPF 30 Coconut Sunscreen Lotion ( $12 ) ($10)
If you're trying to keep your weekend summer-vacay packing light, swap out your regular sunscreen tube for this pouch instead. It's non-greasy, smells like coconut, and is just enough to get you through a sun-drenched long weekend. Genius.
Shu Uemura Laque Supreme ($42)
In case you missed it, matte lips were left in 2017. This year, on the other hand, is all about gloss. This incredible formula from Shu Uemura has the perfect amount of pigment, and uses technology so that the product binds together in a honeycomb-like structure so that feathering is non-existant.
Available January 21.