By Michelle Rostamian
We’ll admit it. While there will always be tried-and-true products that have a permanent home in our collections, sometimes we get inspired to have a fresh start when it comes to our beauty routines. Whether it’s a new celebrity makeup line, a TikTok-viral product, or an up-and-coming skincare trend, we’re always itching to see what lies ahead in the beauty world. Needless to say, our beauty wish list is steadily growing.
Below, find out all of the products we’re eyeing, from makeup palettes and lip products to innovative skincare formulas and must-have tools.
A skin-brightening foundation is always part of our arsenal—so long as it’s not drying. Cue this hyaluronic acid-infused pick from Charlotte Tilbury, which, beyond evening out the skin tone, checks every box on our foundation checklist: medium coverage, 16-hour staying power, a glowing finish, and a pore-blurring formula.
Whether you have oily skin, haven’t washed your BeautyBlender in weeks, or don’t feel like bothering with liquids, some days call for a pressed powder. This option from BareMinerals offers breathable coverage, a natural matte finish, and benefits that extend beyond initial application (read: smoother skin texture after weeks of use).
A hydrating formula that nixes dry lips and plumps them up? That’s just what this lip serum from Makeup By Mario promises to deliver. Think of it like a lipgloss-lip balm hybrid that gives lips intense dew, hydration, and color.
If 2020 and 2021 taught us anything, it’s that taking care of your skin is a proper form of self-care. For 2022, we’re upping our game when it comes to skincare tools and devices—starting with this cleansing and exfoliating spatula from Skin Gym. It uses vibrations and microcurrents to send blackheads packing and reveal a smoother, more even complexion.
Though matte bronzers can get a bad rep for being chalky, this formula from Doucce is anything but that. The secret lies in the finely milled powder, which makes for an effortless blend, beaming color, and, of course, that ever-coveted chiseled cheekbone.
We love a good skincare-makeup hybrid, which is precisely why this primer from Hourglass is high on our list of 2022 must-haves. Beyond performing all of the functions you’d expect out of a primer (read: controls shine, blurs pores, and extends the longevity of makeup), it diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkle and smooths out texture—perfect for pre-makeup prep.
Long, fluttery lashes are always on-trend, and with L’Oreal’s latest mascara launch, it’s easier than ever to achieve. A triple threat that offers length, fullness, and definition without smudging, clumping, or flaking, the formula is available in both black and brown (and we’ll be adding both to our carts).
Can’t get to your esthetician? Shani Darden’s exfoliating serum brings the esthetician to you. Combining the skin-sloughing benefits of lactic acid, along with an exclusive soothing complex of aloe vera, and white tea extract keeps sensitive skin happy. Your skin will feel soft and be glowing—sans irritation.
The only thing better than long-lasting glitter eye paint is one that gives you a variety of color options—like this one from About-Face. Though we can’t make up our minds on which shade ranks highest on our wish list, the dramatic color pay off, pearlescent finish, and the multi-dimensional formula is sure to reign in compliments.
All of the cat, geometric, and winged eyeliner looks we’ll be donning this year call for an opaque liner that has an impressive staying power. Enter this one from Jason Wu Beauty—its fine-tip brush makes for a seamless application, while its opaque formula makes a bold statement.
Whether the day calls for feathery brows or something more defined, this brow pencil from Kimchi is the perfect sidekick. We’re fans of the slim, angled tip, which allows precise application even for the shakiest of hands.
The sore muscles we’re bound to get from those new year gym sessions? They’re no feat for this pain-alleviating balm from Antedotum. Made of the brand’s special CBD complex, the silky-smooth formula immediately relieves stiffness, soreness, and inflammation—without leaving a greasy residue.