Just 43 Amazing Beauty And Style Things To Try This Year

    We found our favorites in 2018 so you could up your game in 2019.

    1. This holy-grail facial moisturizer gave me such smooth and radiant results that I actually did a double-take in my bedroom mirror.

    2. A perfect little steamer that I can squeeze into my travel bag seamlessly and without any hassle.

    3. A dewy foundation that makes me look like I've actually drank three gallons of water and minded my business.

    4. Because of my Rent the Runway Unlimited membership, it's been 16 months since I purchased a piece of clothing.

    5. A silicone ring guard to keep my ring safely on my finger without having it re-sized.

    6. Dickinson's Witch Hazel Toner has made my skin smoother, softer, and clearer.

    7. Abercrombie jeans are my ride-or-dies — they're soft, stretchy, cute (the embroidery tho!!), and best of all affordable (so I can buy as maaaaany pairs as I want).

    8. NYX Epic Ink Liner made me believe in drugstore makeup again because what's better than spending $ money for $$$ results? Nothing — especially when they're the perfect, matte, blacker-than-black cat eyes.

    9. Madewell The Transport Tote is roomy enough to accommodate work laptop and my miscellaneous hoarding tendencies, while making me look like I'm a put-together adult.

    10. Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence is the only sunscreen I almost ever use because it doesn't feel like it's there — instead it feels like an essence that your skin immediately soaks up with zero weight, heaviness, or white cast.

    11. 2018 was the year I finally started wearing graphic tees, and this one from Mess In A Bottle was worn as a frequent reminder that you put in the work first, payoff later.

    12. Rag & Bone jeans are the best investment I've made this year.

    13. The Alma Aromathrepary moisturizing face serum smells like roses and it's the only thing saving my dry skin this winter.

    14. Malvicino Swim's reversible bathing suits are my new favorite thing to wear in the summer. Their design is, clean, minimalistic, and functional.

    15. Everyone should have a great power suit in their closet.

    16. I got a lash lift for the first time ever two years ago, and I loved it so much, I even wrote about it. I still get them every 3-4 months now.

    17. Zella is a Nordstrom-exclusive athletic wear brand responsible for making clothes that are cute, functional, comfortable, and won't break the bank.

    18. Halogen makes a ton of high quality closet staples and standout pieces at affordable prices.

    19. I intentionally set out to support woman-owned brands last year, and the Nina fringe skirt by Hanifa was one of my favorite purchases.

    20. This Philadelphia Print Works Chisholm for President sweatshirt is my go-to when the world is overwhelming and I need to lean on the powerful women who came before us.

    21. Following @Tinted on Instagram has filled my feed with the voices of women who we don't often hear from in mainstream media.

    22. Following Elizabeth Holmes' So Many Thoughts™ royal sartorial coverage on Instagram has made me appreciate fashion and the effort behind it in a whole new light.

    23. Listening to Therapy for Black Girls podcast not only allows me to have weekly mini 'therapy' chats, but it also affirms that some things, such as micro-aggression, aren't all in my head.

    24. Nyma Tang is one of my favorite YouTubers not only because she is absolutely stunning, but also because her platform really educates people on colorism in the beauty industry.

    25. Trenza is a brand made by, and for, Latinas. They showcase, promote, and empower Latina creatives through content, commerce, and community.

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    26. A custom grill set complete with a step-by-step guide, mold kit, and my fly mouth piece so I can live my best life.

    27. Comfort is key for me since I'm always on the go, so this Universal Standard tie front dress came into my life right on time because I can easily wear it for all occasions.

    28. Glow Recipe Watermelon Juice Moisturizer is a treat for your skin in many senses: your face will soften and plump up, and your nose will love the sweet watermelon scent. Perfect for oily/combination skin types as a moisturizer, or as a serum for dry skin types (followed by a heavier moisturizer).

    29. Dying my hair pink has become the positive bump in ~spirit~ and ~adventure~ (I have the photos from L.A., Seoul/Busan, and Hong Kong to prove it!) I needed in 2018.

    30. Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette is quite literally the only eyeshadow palette I really need in my life — it's a pink lover's dream.

    31. Tatcha The Essence has made my skin softer, plumper, and all around clearer/happier (in addition to a consistent skincare routine), and I can't imagine skincare without it.

    32. As soon as I put these Everlane booties on, I immediately understood what all the shoe hype is all about. These shoes feel like buttery-soft leather, which gives you an instant luxurious feel.

    33. Traveling more amazing places is on my bucket list, and I found myself doing a ton of that with the Genius Pack carryon suitcase that has a hard top and wheels that roll every direction. Yes!

    34. Biobelle sheet masks are my all time favorites. I use them every time I travel and they make my skin feel and look much better, even after being stuck in a plane for hours.

    35. Vive Cosmetics makes great matte lipsticks that are highly pigmented and long-lasting.

    36. The Diorshow Mascara gives my lashes the buildable volume they desperately need.

    37. These Bijoux de Pele eyeliner stickers are my favorite invention ever. I suck a doing a winged liner, so this saves me!

    38. The Flesh Beauty Swipe Flesh compact is my go-to every time I want a bold lip.

    39. This slightly tinted CoTZ SPF will protect your face from the sun, without making it feel oily or sticky.

    40. Dr Roebuck’s Hydrating Mask is like a drink of water for your face.

    41. I started using Elizabeth Arden's Retinol Ceramide Capsules and I'm never going back to a life without them.

    42. This Calpak Ambeur 3-Piece Rose Gold Luggage Set packs a LOT and stores easily so it's a yes for me, dawg. *Randy Jackson voice*

    43. Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V Eyeshadow Palette: Bronze Seduction had me out here thinking I was a real MUA ... and don't even get me started on this gorgeous packaging.