Top Makeup Products to Try in 2018

As 2017 comes to a close, it's time to think about the ladies you want to spoil in your lifeā€”or you can even treat yourself! This holiday season, make a New Year's resolution to stock up on the latest beauty products. Whether you're attending a corporate luncheon or hosting a girl's night out, there's something on our list for everyone.


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Smashbox Step By Step Contour Kit

If you're looking to make contouring your morning ritual before stepping out into the world, try a professional and chic makeup kit that will change the way you view beauty products forever. We see 2018 as the year of the "glow up," and the Smashbox Step by Step Contour Kit has everything a girl needs to achieve perfect, polished contouring. The kit comes with a matte contour powder, matte bronzer, matte highlighter, and a sleek angled brush for easy application. (However, a larger brush is recommended for blending your makeup.) The kit also includes instructions and visuals to show how to apply each powder, which is perfect for all the contouring virgins looking to amp up their makeup routine. Due to the matte finish, the bronzer can be used as a blush, and the highlighter is subtle, making it the go-to product for those looking for a modest daytime look without the shimmer. ($45;

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InstaNatural Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancing Serum

Do you dream of looking like a starlet, but you don't want to look like you're trying too hard? Say no more! Ring in the new year by ditching those false lashes, because InstaNatural Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancing Serum gives you a million-dollar eye game on a middle-class budget. InstaNatural helps stimulate the hair follicles and uses SymPeptide XLash to spur growth. Cold weather can cause dry and brittle lashes, but this product also nourishes and moisturizes your eyelashes, even in the winter months. With just 30 days of regular use, you'll be on your way to long, luscious lashes and flawless eyebrows. Grab your smartphone, bat those lashes and flaunt those brows, and take the selfie that will light up your Instagram! ($27;

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Too Faced Melted Liquified Long-Wear Lipstick

What makes the perfect lipstick? One that lasts all day long and doesn't transfer or smudge no matter how much coffee (or wine) you sip. Too Faced has a velvet lipstick line that will do all of the above. It's velvety soft and can be worn for every occasion. Whether you're meeting up with your girlfriends for brunch or going on a date with that cutie you've been crushing on, this highly pigmented, super-luxe color won't let you down. Not a fan of the bold red lip? There are pink, purple, and coral shades that definitely pass the "kiss test" and give you an instantly glam look as well. ($24;

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Bliss Fabulips Pout-O-Matic Lip-Perfecting System

You don't have to worry about those on-trend matte and velvet formulas drying your your lips. Bliss Fabulips Pout-O-Matic Lip-Perfecting System is a great way to keep those luscious smoochers soft and rejuvenated. The kit includes an electric exfoliation tool to remove dry skin, plus a lip scrub that will have you rocking a sexy pout that rivals Angelina Jolie's. The scrub has microcrystals packed with moisturizing ingredients like cocoa and shea butter as well as vitamins A,C, and E. The electric exfoliating tool gently spins more than 450 times per minute, creating silky-soft, healthy lips. Your pout will be super kissable in no time. ($39;

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BareMinerals Original Prime Time Foundation Primer

If you have sensitive skin, BareMinerals Original Prime Time Foundation Primer is the perfect product for you. This primer prevents fine lines and excess oil as well as flaky residue, and it combats sun damage with SPF 15. Use this primer every day for a heavenly glow. After it dries and you apply your foundation, it will erase years from your skin. This age-reversing concoction will be your best friend during those harsh winter months, leaving your skin baby soft and flawless. ($26;

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TheBalm Highlighter, Shimmer & Shadow

If you're looking to add a little glitz and glamour to your makeup routine, embrace your inner bad girl and rock a look that will make you go from the girl next door to a full-fledged lady boss. TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer can be used as an eyeshadow and a highlighter. This champagne-gold powder lasts all night long, so add a few dabs to your face for soft and subtle glow before you dance the night away. Light up every room with your gorgeous face and hold your head high because you know how to slay all day, every day. ($31;

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Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Shadow & Liner

Nude is the new black, so kick off 2018 with a product fit for the fashionista you are. Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Shadow & Liner brings out your softer side and provides a playful, fresh look. It's a great starter kit for those who are just starting to experiment with makeup or someone looking to add a little more variety to their beauty routine. No matter your eye color, Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Shadow & Liner has a shade that works for you. The palette provides you with a look that's not heavily pigmented, and it can be worn in a professional setting. These nine eye shadows can also be used as a liner with the included angled brush. Want a more dramatic eye look? Wet your brush, dip it in your color of choice, and apply it to your eyelid or use it as a liner. ($12;

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