With the new year comes a new round of trends and looks – which means, a brand new horde of beauty products to make us sparkle and glow.

Bring on the heart eyes.

1. Smashbox Eyeshadow Palettes

My first stop on this checklist is the new makeup palettes that were just released at the end of November by Smashbox (in collaboration with Shay Mitchell). Seriously, I was screaming when I saw the release, because the palettes are just way too gorgeous. There’s seven in total. My fave is Ablaze (not because I want to be the “girl on fire”) because it’s warm-colored palette is pure perfection. My only complaint is that they are travel-size and I’d absolutely love to see these full-size. The only reason it’s on my wishlist and not in my collection is because they’ve been either sold out online or not yet in stores.

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2. Lacôme Rose Highlighter

Number two on the list has caused a major stir in the beauty community in the past couple of days (at least, the community I’m in): Lancôme’s La Rose a Poudrer. It’s an absolutely gorgeous rose-shaped highlighter that will make your heart pitter-patter. If you haven’t seen it yet, please take a look below.

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As you can see, this highlighter sports a beautiful faux rose in the container. You just run your brush along the petals of the rose to pick up the highlighter and then apply from there. Sad news? It’s part of the limited edition spring collection, so it won’t last forever.

3. Fresh Black Tea Moisturizer

I’ve also become a new fan of Fresh beauty products (impending product review in the future – still gathering the courage to open my beautiful purchases from last year and break them in). They just released a new Black Tea Firming Corset Cream moisturizer designed for the face and neck. It’s supposed to give the skin a lifted look and help with age delay. And from what I know about Fresh, it’s probably amazing. I’d love to get my hands on some of this moisturizer.

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One a side note, I’m also in love with their Soy Face Cleanser and am in hopes to eventually get a full-sized version of it. Honestly, my skin would be so happy.

4. Anastasia Pro Lip Palette

The new Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Lip Palette Vol. 1 gets all the kisses from me. It doesn’t launch until Tuesday, Jan. 10, but it promises to be fantastic – it comes with a spatula/mixing place so you can create your own gorgeous lip colors. I’d like to have a Brittany-original lip power color, please.

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It’s not the only thing on my wishlist for lips. I’m also loving the liquid mattes released by Smashbox late last year – tested some out at Sephora and loved the colors. These are a must have on my list.

As you can see, there’s a plethora of new and fun beauty products to test out – I haven’t even touched the tip of the iceberg with these few. I’m excited to see what else 2017 beholds for us. I’m sure we’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Any favorite releases of your own, dear readers? Feel free to share on what you are excited about and what’s on your own wishlist. It might end up getting added onto my own.

 

Love,

Brittany