20 Game-Changing Beauty Products That Debuted in 2015

20 Game-Changing Beauty Products That Debuted in 2015
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Forget about that gym membership you’ll never use, or those juice cleanses you’ll hate, and resolve to open your mind in the new year—and your makeup bag—to the number of fantastic beauty products that debuted in 2015.

From silky serums, luxe face creams, one-of-a-kind dry shampoos, and the best drugstore liquid lipstick on the market, the year has brought with it a pretty stellar beauty lineup, so before you start looking ahead to 2016’s crop of products, here are 20 worth playing catch-up with.



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The best powder blush we tried this year, it truly brightens up dull winter skin. Plus—here's a little tip—mix one of the colors with a little gloss and dab on lips.

Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Blush, $70; at Chanel

We're loving this this super-fine Champagne-colored powder that gives you a soft lit-from-within glow when dabbed on cheekbones, eyes, Cupid’s Bow, or anywhere else.

Dolce & Gabbana Shimmer Powder in Glow Light, $37; at Saks Fifth Avenue

Unlike typical dry shampoos that just soak up oil, this miracle worker actually cleans hair as well, thanks to technology that works like a shampoo.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, $22; at Sephora 

K-beauty is having a moment, and we're flipping for every colorful product from Chosungah 22—a line created by Korean makeup artist Chosungah. This liquid blush is a must-try.

Chosungah 22 Real Cheek Smoother Blush, $22; at Sephora

Skip the Ambien and rub this dreamy balm made with lavender, rosemary and beeswax into temples and pulse points for a restful night's sleep.

Anatomicals Sleep Balm, $8; at Urban Outfitters 

We've been gushing over these brand-new lip crayons since we tried them, and for good reason: They deliver super-vivid color that manages to be both creamy and matte. Each shade is fantastic, but our personal favorite is Temper Tantrum, a perfect orange-red.

MAC Cosmetics Velvetease Lip Pencil, $20 each; at MAC Cosmetics 

Prepare to get addicted to this highlighting crayon—from Milan's favorite affordable makeup line Kiko—that adds a cool-girl dewy finish to skin. Here's a tip: Buy two, and keep one at home and one in your bag—they're that good.

Kiko Milano Illuminating Stick, $4.90; at Kiko Cosmetics

Chances are, you've heard someone extoll the miracle-working virtues of Olaplax this year, a buzzy hair-strengthening additive that manages to stop breakage, even on the most over-bleached hair.

Olaplex, $24 each; at Amazon

Beauty editors haven't stop raving about this groundbreaking oil spray that promises to cut your blow-dry time in half thanks to its use of the same gliding agents as foundation.

Shu Uemura Straightforward Time-Saving Blow Dry Spray, $39; at She Uemura

The only thing better than a multi-use oil? A really, really good multi-use oil. We're partial to his floral-infused mixture blended with apricot, sweet almond oils and healing Vitamin E, and it can be used everywhere—on skin, in hair, and on cuticles.

Rosebud Multi-Use Oil, $28; at Urban Outfitters

The beauty world went crazy when pro stylist Harry Josh (the man behind Gisele's iconic waves) debuted his buzzy hairdryer in 2013, and his follow-up tool didn't disappoint. It not only features a removable clamp that allows you to turn it into a waving wand, but it allows you to customize the heat settings depending on the type of wave you're after.

Harry Josh 2-in-1 Ceramic Marcel Curling Iron, $175; at Dermstore


You're already obsessed with YSL's beloved Touche Éclat highlighter, so you'll love this new radiance boosting primer formulated with four oils for smoother texture and smaller pores. The transparent texture is available in one universal shade with subtle sparkles of golden light. Sold.

YSL Touch Éclat, $52; at YSL Beauty

One of the best—if not the best—drugstore launch of 2015, Maybelline's Vivd Matte liquid lipsticks come in a range of saturated, electric colors, glide on a like a gloss, and dry with a matte finish that stays put well past that second glass of wine.

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick, $7.99; at drugstores

H&M introduced an epic beauty collection this year and while the makeup is pretty spectacular (those lip stains!) we're loving this matte texturizer that provides cool-girl hair for a fraction of the price of products just like it.

Salt Water Cream, $9.99; at H&M

Fashion label Kenzo launched skincare this year, and the luxe products are infused with antioxidants and rice plant, a potent hydrator. This invigorating face cream is a clear standout thanks to its mood-boosting ginger flower scent.

Kenzo Vital-Ice Cream, $59; at Sephora

We haven't stopped talking about Redken's sulfate-free Frizz Dismiss line, which genuinely does what it says—removes frizz and provides silky, flat hair—even in humid weather.

Redken Frizz Dismiss shampoo and conditioner, $32; at Amazon

Guerlain's beloved for their bronzers, but this new gorgeous palette caught our eye this year thanks to the flattering mix of pinks and corals for cheeks, and nudes for eyes.

Guerlain Eye And Blush Palette, $90; at Sephora

A solid serum is a non-negotiable, and this restorative new formula from Shiseido does it all—hydrates, fights signs of aging, regenerates, and enhances vibrancy.

Shiseido Ultimune Power-Infusing Concentrate, $65; at Sephora

One of the best—and easiest to use—brow pencils we've tried this year, expect natural-looking depth without a chalky, obvious finish.

it Cosmetics Brow Power Super Skinny Pencil, $24; at it Cosmetics

Take lip gloss to a new level with this formula that combines coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, and olive oil and eucalyptus oil.

Yes to Coconut Lip Oil, $4.99; at drugstores

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