Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick
"My New Year's resolution is to take no sh*t in 2018. For me, that starts with a hot as hell lipstick. So that's why I need not look any further than the new Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick ($28). There's literally a shade just called 'Hot,' so the brand's really making this an attainable goal.
"I don't usually go for deep red-berry shades, but this one walks the perfect line between fierce and feminine — my day instantly gets better when I swipe this crayon tip over my lips. No matter which of the 24 (!!) shades you choose, you'll be graced with a superpigmented coverage that is well worth the price. I'm telling all my broke friends this month: if you can only buy one thing in January, have it be this lipstick." — Alaina Demopoulos, editorial assistant, Beauty