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Best New Beauty Launches: The 2018 Beauty Products You Need RN

From an eye palette we can all wear to the prettiest body care packaging, here are 10 of our fave 2018 beauty picks to make your new year more beautiful.

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2018 beauty Rifle Paper Co for LOccitane En Provence Shea Rose Hand Creamillustration/photo credit: Shutterstock/L'Occitane

2018 Beauty launches: Pretty please

Fact: everything Anna Bond touches is graphic design gold, and this collab is no exception. The co-founder and creative director of stationary mega-house Rifle Paper Co. have teamed up with French beauty brand L’Occitane En Provence to create the cutest shea butter body goods you ever did see. Mark your calendar for the on-sale date of January 24th to scoop up the highly covetable (and ’grammable) collection. P.S. Don’t miss the to-die-for Valentine’s Day 2018 beauty sets either.

Rifle Paper Co. for L’Occitane En Provence Shea Rose Hand Cream, $12 soon at loccitane.ca.

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2018 beauty Annabelle Eye-Tech Paletteillustration/photo credit: Shutterstock/Annabelle

Perfect 10

When you find an eye shadow palette stocked with universally flattering neutral hues, and perfectly balanced with matte, satin and cream finishes, you hold it close and never let go. Especially when it rings in for under $20! There’s also two sparkling top coats awaiting to transform a glam gaze, and we’re not mad at the eye-catching, ultra slim design either.

Annabelle Eye-Tech Palette, $12.95, at mass retailers and at annabelle.ca.

Want to make your gorgeous eyes pop? These eyeshadow tricks will help.

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2018 beauty Herbal Essences BioRenew Deep Sea Minerals Conditionerillustration/photo credit: Shutterstock/Herbal Essences

Hair and now

If you’ve got Kristen Stewart, Margot Robbie or Camila Mendes #hairgoals, then you’ll love this tip from their LA-based stylist Bridget Brager.

“I like a heavier conditioner, and I know this one doesn’t weigh my hair down,” she says. “Always rinse with cold water to seal the hair cuticle, so it lays down flat right after you put in the good stuff.”

The matching silicone-free shampoo also earns big points from Brager because it’s not driving un-friendly ingredients into open follicles. ‘That’s what leads to hair breakage,” she says.

Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Deep Sea Minerals Conditioner, $8 at food, drug and mass market retailers.

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2018 beauty Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Make It Reignillustration/photo credit: Shutterstock/Smashbox

Talking points

Run, don’t walk, to discover this stunning new collection of bold and nude matte lip shades plus alllllllll the metallic hues you never knew you needed. Each of the 24 shades is gorgeous on its own, but you can also un-leash your inner makeup artist by layering or blending colours. Mixed with fast-absorbing oils, the lightweight formula wears comfortably for eight hours for a lippie that feels as good as it looks all day or night.

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Make It Reign, $24, smashbox.ca.

Metallic shadow more your thang? Check out these eyeshadows (paired with every skintone!).

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2018 beauty MAC Studio Waterweight Concealerillustration/photo credit: Shutterstock/MAC

Skin wins

Inspired by the cult-fave foundation of the same name, this new concealer brings its A-game to camouflaging imperfections. The thin liquid melts into skin while imparting a buildable medium-to-full coverage with a natural finish. The end result? A complexion perfecting boost via makeup that doesn’t feel like makeup. #winning

M.A.C. Studio Waterweight Concealer, $26 at M.A.C. stores and retailers.

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2018 beauty Pixi Caroline Hirons Double Cleanserillustration/photo credit: shutterstock/Pixi

Double time

If you’re prioritizing skincare as a beauty resolution, you ought to know that two cleansers are better than one. Paraben- and fragrance-free, this genius two-in-one is a collab from beloved brand Pixi and UK-based skin guru Caroline Hirons.

“Double cleansing might sound intimidating, but’s actually important for maintaining healthy skin, especially if you use SPF and makeup,” says Hirons. Conveniently housed in a hefty tub, the offering pairs a first step solid cleansing oil along with cleansing cream as step two.

Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse, $34 at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations.

Another two-in-one product: Exfoliating cleansers. Here are our faves. 

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2018 beauty LOrEal Paris Colorista Deeps Semi-Permanent Colour in MidnightBlueHairillustration/photo credit: Shutterstock/L'Oréal

Throwing shade

Besides an alleged amount of fun, blondes can have an easier time achieving playful temporary hair colours at home. Until now, with this 2018 beauty launch.

Specifically designed to impart rich colour on dark hair, a collection of hues (there’s also deep green and purple) finally gives brunettes deliciously inky choices with low-commitment.

L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Colour in #MidnightBlueHair, $17 at drugstores, mass retailers and amazon.ca.

Does your ’do need some winter SOS? This hair mask is hella good and hella hydrating.

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2018 beauty Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glowillustration/photo credit: Shutterstock/Charlotte Tilbury

Future’s so bright

From the woman trusted to touch-up the likes of Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Cara Delevingne, comes an easy way to make your mug close-up ready. This 2018 beauty treatment colour-corrects, minimizes redness, pigmentation and dark shadows while brightening and smoothing all in one step. Your selfies will never be the same.

Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow, $65 at charlottetilbury.com.

Have you tried the CT dry mask yet? We have (and so did our work hubby). Read on for our full review.

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2018 beauty Love Beauty and Planet Relaxing Rain Body Washillustration/photo credit: shutterstock/Love Beauty And Planet

Goodness grows

From the 100 per cent pretty, 100 per cent recycled plastic bottle to the paraben-free argan oil and ethically sourced French lavender blend inside, this body care essential has a lot going for it. A. Lot.

And, not only does this new gotta-have-it line offer six pleasing scents to choose from, but each one has a coordinating shampoo and conditioner to address various tress needs. Shower time has officially been revamped!

Love Beauty and Planet Relaxing Rain Body Wash in Argan Oil & Lavender, $9, at most mass retailers.

So what exactly are parabens?

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2018 beauty Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Maskillustration/photo credit: Shutterstock/Sulwhasoo

Mask appeal

Irritation? Dullness? Lack of moisture? Whatever your skin woe may be this 2018 beauty treatment can whisk it away. Enriched with one-third of the bottle of a potent best-selling Korean serum, a concoction of dermis-friendly ingredients such as peony, lotus and white lily, join forces in a natural cotton-wool sheet mask that hugs the face for the ultimate at-home aid.

Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask, $81 (pack of 5) at nordstrom.com.

We have tried it all. All the skin savers, that is. Check out our reviews of other skincare launches.

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2018 Beauty, Garnierillustration/photo credit: shutterstock/garnier

Hair treat

Give your locks a fruit-filled nourishing boost with this 1-minute miracle. Not only is this formula 100% vegan (meaning that it contains no silicones, parabens or artificial colorants), but its multi-use purpose as a conditioner, mask, and leave-in makes Garnier’s fruity treats a must-try hair care treatment this year.

And trust us, your hair has never smelled this good!

Garnier Fructis Hair Treats (available in 5 flavours), $5.50 at drug and mass market retailers.

This is how to get your stylist on board with your #blondegoals.