These Are The Best Beauty Launches Of 2017, According To Our Editors

With the year ending, we can’t help but look back at the best beauty launches of 2017. These are just a few of our favourite things from this year.

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The best beauty launches of 2017 deserve some lip service

Most work places and offices will look back at the year strategically (we do do that) and figure out what they can do differently next year (us too). But when the Best Health editors get together this time of year, we can’t help but reminisce about the great things about 2017 (as well as the stuff that raised our well-groomed brows, too). But one thing we love talking about is our favourite beauty products and the best beauty launches of 2017.

Have you checked out the Best Health Beauty Awards for 2017? You will love our picks.

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The sweetest thing

Fresh is always known for high quality beauty products and skin care, but this one is a stand-out.

Canada launch date: November 2017

“I love the Fresh Sugar Lip products, especially during winter. They are super hydrating and the colour payoff is true to the tube. Plus, they have an amazing holiday collection that includes lip liners. It makes a great gift – for yourself.” Beth Thompson, editor-in-chief

Sugar Lip Beauty Box, $54 at

Think you can’t pull off red lipstick? Think again – we found your perfect red.

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best beauty launches 2018 Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask.
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Storm trooper vibes

Neutrogena blew up our social feeds this year with the launch of this light-therapy treatment.

Canada launch date: September 2017

“The most fun you’ll have facing off against breakouts and blemishes is also highly effective. The science behind this LED gadget uses blue light to kill acne-causing bacteria and red light to reduce inflammation. Designed to lead to a clearer complexion, each 10-minute-long treatment is also the perfect amount of time to craft a hilarious Instastory.” – Ingrie Williams, beauty and fashion director

Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask, $45.97 at

This is why we – as adult women – get acne.

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best beauty launches 2017 Q10 Body Oil + Avocado Oil
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Body and mind

Yes, you can reinvent the wheel (the wheel being a body moisturizer), just like Nivea did with this innovative body oil.

Canada launch date: February 2017

“Lotion is a Canadian winter essential. I love this one because it absorbs quickly, doesn’t leave a greasy feeling and is ultra-hydrating thanks to shea butter.” – Courtney Reilly-Larke, associate editor

Q10 Body Oil + Avocado Oil, $6.97 at

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best beauty launches 2017 Charlotte Tilbury Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask
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A dry spell

Masking was a big 2017 trend (and not a body part was left without a treatment). But the dry mask – doesn’t drip, slide or make a mess – changed everything.

Canada launch date: March 3, 2017

“I drank the dry mask Kool-Aid. I mixed it. I added sugar. And I topped it with an umbrella. I am obsessed with this dry mask. It instantly gives my skin a glow – like most of Charlotte Tillbury’s products do – and gives the look of having had a full night’s sleep.” – Lisa Hannam, web editor

Charlotte Tilbury Revolutionary Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask, $27 at

Find out how this dry mask works.

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best beauty launches Glossier Generation G
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Do not gloss over this

As soon as Glossier started shipping above the border, natural-looking beauty had us forgetting all about Instagram makeup and contouring. 

Canada launch date: July 18, 2017

“I’ve been all about a sheer matte finish this year, so it’s safe to say that this lipstick quickly became my new fave. Whenever I wear this shade, it’s warm, subtle brown tint allows my natural lip colour to pop through, giving my pout that perfect my-lips-but-better feel. But what I really love about this is that it feels weightless, almost like a balm and is super build-able. It’s that go-to soft lip for a casual day at work or a night out with your gals.”  Alyssa Ball, assistant web editor

Glossier Generation G in Leo, $20 at

Here are more of our Glossier picks.

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best beauty launches 2017Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uncensored
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This lippy works, work, works, works, works

Rihanna launched Fenty Beauty in 2017 and the world dropped their lipsticks and took notice.

Canada launch date: September 8, 2017

“As if, earlier this year, launching a diversity-forward beauty brand – with plenty of melanin-rich foundation shades still sold out – wasn’t enough, Rhianna went and broke the Internet in late November by debuting the must-have holiday lippie. The deep scarlet shade is magic on all skin tones, and the formula is the lightest liquid kiss ever encountered. Plus, it has major staying power. Like Mary Poppins, it’s practically perfect in every way. TBH, the bulbous applicator is unwieldy. Still so worth it, but best to have a lip liner or lip brush handy to create a precise pout.” Ingrie Williams, beauty and style director

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uncensored, $30,

Watch us swatch the rest of the Fenty Beauty products.

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best beauty launches 2017 Lise Watier 24K Glam Lipstick
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It’s gold baby

In a time where rose gold seems to matter most, this gold flecked lippy caught our eyes this year.

Canada launch date: October 2017

“With floating pieces of gold in the bullet, this lipstick was almost too pretty to use. I was actually very surprised with how it gives my lips a very healthy, natural pink colour. And this next-level is super hydrating, and has replaced my basic lip balm, because – why not?! – my day lipstick doesn’t have to be boring.” – Lisa Hannam, web editor

Lise Watier 24K Glam, $25 at mass retailers.

Did you know that gold is also used to detoxify skin? Here’s how.

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