Presenting the 30 Best Beauty Products of 2017
In 2017, we laughed, we cried, and, perhaps most of all, we shopped. When we hit up cosmetics counters this year, chances are we bought one of the following 30 products. Whether we wanted skin care or lipstick, it's safe to say these ubiquitous products earned their buzz in the past 12 months.
From the Fenty foundation that totally changed the beauty game this year to the glitter renaissance brought on by the likes of Too Faced, Glamglow, and Stila, no matter what we were doing in 2017, we were looking good. Take a gander at the top 30 beauty products of 2017 ahead.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ($34) absolutely dominated beauty news in the Fall of 2017. The matte, medium-coverage formula is a testament to the brand's dedication to inclusivity, as it comes in 40 shades fit for just about every skin tone. It's won fans in Naomi Campbell, Cardi B, Gabby Sidibe, and just about everyone else who put it on their gorgeous faces.
L'Oréal Paris Lash Paradise Mascara
With its millennial pink packaging and sleek design, this L'Oréal Paris Lash Paradise Mascara ($9) quickly earned raves as a dupe for Too Faced's lauded Better Than Sex. But make no mistake: this drugstore tube holds up on its own, no comparison required. Since its applicator has over 200 bristles, it makes lashes fan out like nobody's business. Plus, it offers flake-free coverage that lasts all day (but is easy to remove when it comes time for beddy bye!).
Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam
Who says second- (or third-) day hair has to be a bad thing? Certainly not Jen Atkin, whose Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam ($22) revamped the saturated strand-refreshing market. Whether your trouble area is dirt, grease, or a little too much hairspray, Jen Atkin told us this foam has got your back — er, head. "Use this foam as a magic eraser," she said. "It's like taking your hair to the dry cleaner!"
Kat Von D Lolita Eye Shadow & Blush
The chestnut-rose color that launched a bona-fide beauty cult is a perennial favorite, but this year, Lolita got a major boost with the release of its own eye shadow and blush hybrid. That product, along with matching lipsticks and liner, can be found in the Lolita Obsession Collector's Edition 7-Piece Set ($104).
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Color
You probably know that Coco Chanel once said, "Fashion fades; only style is eternal." The same can be said about a good red lipstick. This year, the line reinvented a classic with its brick-red Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Color in No. 2 ($37). The limited-edition, pout-plumping formula is smooth, elegant, and fit for whatever parties holiday season throws your way.
Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb
Upon its release in September, the Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb ($48) quickly skyrocketed to the No. 1 spot on Sephora's list of bestselling eye creams. This wasn't a fluke: anyone who tried the cream knows just how thick, decadent, but light to the touch this formula is. It's an instant redness reliever, and it keeps skin firm for up to 26 hours after application.
Glossier Cloud Paint
This Spring, we truly could not go on Instagram without seeing the Glossier Cloud Paint ($18) absolutely dominate our feeds. And we weren't mad about it! This cream blush provides soft, buildable coverage and comes in four flattering colors. Since the colors are so mixable, we had tons of fun buying two and layering on our own bespoke shade.
Glamglow Glitter Mask Gravity Mud Firming Treatment
Turns out, the gimmicky Glamglow Glitter Mask Gravity Mud Firming Treatment ($59) works — like, really well. While the little flecks of shimmer do nothing except make you look cool, the mask itself is formulated with licorice and marshmallow leaf, which tightens and firms the skin. It's noticeable after just one use!
Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen
Collagen has become an essential for any skincare shelf, as the protein keeps skin looking firm, elastic, and youthful (it also helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and acne scars). We love how Algenist literally just threw this formula into a bottle via its Genius Liquid Collagen ($115). But there's one fabulously innovative plot twist — this liquid is 100 percent vegan. What's it made up of? Glad you asked: inside one of these tubes lives 13,000 naturally sourced microalgae oil beads, along with omegas-3, -6, and -9 and vitamin E.
Sally Hansen Chrome Nail Polish
The Sally Hansen Chrome Nail Polish ($15) is truly the mani-lover's epitome of Champagne dreams on a beer budget. Instead of sitting for costly salon appointments, you can mimic the supertrendy mirror look on your nails at home. Game changer.
Peach & Lilly Acne Spot Dots
These innovative Peach & Lilly Acne Spot Dots ($3) are like blemish-banishing stickers for your face. We saw them gain popularity probably because they're so gosh darn easy to use. All you have to do is pop one over a pimple right before bed, and you'll wake up with it looking noticeably smaller or even gone — yes, really. The clear-colored dots also blend well into skin and you can brush cover-up on over them, which means you can wear them in the a.m.
Carol's Daughter Pracaxi Nectar Curl Twisting Custard
If your go-to style is a twist out, you know what you're looking for in a styling product: something strong but lightweight and shiny but soft. It's a tall order, but Pracaxi Nectar Curl Twisting Custard ($14) is up to the task. It's like a pudding for your hair that leaves your twists looking defined and lasting forever.
Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara
Let's be real: anything that calls itself "sex-proof" is bound to sell fast. But that wasn't the only, um, perk of the Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara ($24). Besides coming in a hot, holographic tube, this mascara lasts forever. It's sweat-proof, cry-proof, you-name-it-proof.
R+Co Skyline Dry Shampoo Powder
Gone are our high school days of patting baby powder in our hair to mask grease. This R+Co Skyline Dry Shampoo Powder ($36) gives that time-honored strand hack a supereffective upgrade. This time around, the formula is super weightless and thinly ground, which means no white flecks end up showing through your roots.
Farsali Jelly Beam
Farsali, purveyor of that Unicorn Essence you see every blogger drip all over their face, came back this year with another Instagrammable product. The Jelly Beam ($40) is a highlighter with a gooey consistency that slips on like a gel. But once it dries, you'd swear it was a powder. Oh, did we mention it's rose fricking gold?
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Full Coverage Treatment Concealer
Concealer, drying lotion — get yourself a product that can do both. We love how the Bye Bye Breakout Full Coverage Treatment Concealer ($28) pulls double duty in both hiding and reversing breakouts. The formula contains sulfur, tea tree oil, and absorbing clay to reduce inflammation and beat that pimple, no popping required.
Tiffany & Co. Eau de Parfum Limited Edition NYC Skyline Coffret
No matter where you live, you can eat your breakfast while spritzing on this Tiffany & Co. Eau de Parfum Limited Edition NYC Skyline Coffret ($132). This sleek, robin's-egg-blue bottle comes in chic packaging to match the city that houses this famous jeweler. This spirited floral scent contains notes of mandarine, iris, and musk that are sure to cure any mean reds you might face.
Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment
This Summer, lipstick-lovers flipped over the opaque Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment ($26). It's long-lasting but smooth to wear, and the color won't budge for anything — not even lunch. And with 20 hues in the lineup, you're bound to find a favorite.
MAC Basic B*tch Palette
Perhaps the pettiest launch of 2017 came with the hilariously titled MAC Basic B*tch Palette ($40). But besides the personally victimizing name, the nine dark shades look totally cute and on trend for cold Fall days. (Just like UGG boots and pumpkin spice lattes.)
Clairol Professional FlareMe
This Clairol Professional FlareMe ($6) is not your (cool) mother's rainbow hair dye. Instead of past wash-ins, which last for only a few rinses, this formula stays in for about five weeks, which is just enough time to satisfy your color craving.
Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder Smudgy Matte Eyeliner
So here's the story from A to Z: Victoria Beckham released a limited-edition Smudgy Matte Eyeliner ($45), and it was what we wanted, what we really, really wanted. As Posh herself told us, "I'll use it sometimes to elongate my eyes, because it's got such a great little micro tip. You can get a really great shape, a nice little flip on the outside of the eyes." We love how it gives us instant bedroom eyes that last from morning until night.
Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
The Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24) proves that you don't need to go for powder to get in on the glitter craze. And you need not be an expert either. The large, doe-foot applicator on these bad boys makes them ridiculously easy to apply, so we can glitter on into the new year.
Too Faced Just Peachy Velvet Matte Eyeshadow Palette
The viral Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette got a matte upgrade in this equally hyped Just Peachy Eye Shadow Palette ($45). We're obsessed with how the 12 berry hues complement a wide range of eye shadows, and we were even more tickled by the fact that this line dropped in the Fall. It's always nice to switch up those dark autumnal shades with a bright, Summer-esque look every once in a while! Oh, and ICYMI: this entire peach line smells like the sweet stone fruit.
Sunday Riley Saturn Sulfur Acne Treatment Mask
Just about everything the darling skincare brand Sunday Riley touches turns to gold — or at least clear skin. The Saturn Sulfur Acne Treatment Mask ($55) is no exception. Along with clearing pores and preventing future breakouts, it's made of hydrating tea tree and manuka oils, which means it won't save your complexion at the expense of moisturizing.
I Dew Care Disco Kitten
When a megastore like Ulta can't keep a product from flying off its shelves, you know it's got to be good. This Summer, Disco Kitten ($17, originally $23) was the metallic mask that launched a thousand selfies. What's more was that it seriously worked to instantly brighten your complexion (at a cost — one POPSUGAR editor warned that it can be tough to take off!). Despite the trickiness, the K-beauty infused formula of lily, jasmine, orange flower, elderflower, and magnolia really works to reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines, and discoloration.