21 Beauty Products That Are Already Making 2017 The Best Year Yet

Every new year brings hope for a little bit of change and a reconnection with resolutions past. And while we're weighing the merits of mental cleanses versus healthier habits — oh, and dealing with all those syrupy engagement posts on our newsfeed — we're also thinking about doing a major detox on our product collections. If you're looking for a fresh start, here it is: dump out those cabinets, clear out the drawers, and sweep off the vanities. It's officially time for something new. And 2017 is bringing it hard when it comes to hot launches and innovations we actually want — and need.

Whether you're hoarding serums, oils, and masks, or collecting every lip shade you can find, there's something for you. Don't worry, you have some time to mourn your empties and make room for the shiny and new, but make it quick — the new year is approaching.

Click ahead to see every product we can't wait to get our hands on in 2017.
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There are few things as flattering as a shimmering rose blush. We know because we already adore NARS’ Orgasm, but this compact one from Surratt Beauty — which is slightly less peachy — will have us flying through winter.

Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush in Chérubique, $32, available at Sephora.
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New years require clean starts. Why not do the same for your hair? This gel-foam cleansing conditioner uses volcanic ash to lift product build-up from the scalp, raspberry seed oil for moisture, and honey to prevent future drying. The result is hair that looks both polished and fresh.

Drybar Double Standard Cleansing & Conditioning Foam, $28, available at Nordstrom.
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If you're in the market for an amazing concealer that effectively covers acne, scars, and dark spots while somehow looking luminous, and not cakey, our beauty director Cat Quinn thinks this should be on your radar (or more accurately, on your face). She also raves about the brightening ingredients that play the long game — and really work.

Shiseido White Lucent On Makeup Spot Correcting Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 25, $40, available in January 2017.
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For city-dwellers, pollution isn't just an environmental problem — it's a skin-care issue, too. And beauty brands are starting to realize that, coming out with innovative products aimed at protecting your skin from all that contaminated air. This powder exfoliant (made with activated charcoal, AHAs, and enzymes) unclogs your pores and makes your skin more resilient to future damage.

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant, $58, available at Dermalogica
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Take this statement as realist, not alarmist. No matter your age, it’s time to protect your skin from future damage. This strengthening tonic includes muru muru butter, olive oil, and meadowfoam seed oil to lock in hydration and recover the protective layers of the dermis that fight against toxins, free radicals and UV rays.

Bobbi Brown Skin Fortifier No. 93 - Strength & Recovery Tonic, $45, available at Bobbi Brown.
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It should not come as a surprise that Oribe's line of hair accessories is fancy as hell. But they're also incredibly practical and durable, so you could justify the splurge. This hair clip holds Quinn's 18-inch, crazy-thick hair in a bun for the duration of an entire barre class — even the allegro parts.

Oribe Geometric Gold Plated Metal Hair Stick, $80, available Neiman Marcus.
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We melt at the feet of creamy lip products — and these stay-put pigments don't disappoint. The days of parched pouts are gone considering this formula feels hydrating to the touch but doesn't settle in lines.

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème, $28, available at Sephora.
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A splash of color doesn't have to be in-your-face outrageous, especially when rendered in this irresistible teal. Thanks to MAC, the OG matte liquid lip is back and better than ever in the new year.

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour, $21, available at Nordstrom.
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Our beauty editor Maria Del Russo has been using Sunday Riley's Luna, a retinol oil, for over a year to great pleasure. And then it stopped working quiet as well. Happily, this new launch ups the ante, combining retinol with vitamin C to enhance cell turnover and improve overall tone. "CEO has become my perfect night cream," says Del Russo. "I put a dollop in my palm and then add three drops of Luna before massaging it into my face. I can now say that I'll be entering 2017 with a glowing complexion. That's one new year's resolution down."

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C.E.O. C+E Antioxidant Protect + Repair Moisturizer, $65, available at Sephora.
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If you’re stuck with your old translucent powder and want to try something newer, the two flattering shades of Cover FX’s loose powders blur lines and leave your complexion softly glowing. Plus, they don't reflect a ghostlike white cast in pictures.

Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder, $35, available at Sephora.
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2017 is the year to be bold with your politics, your dreams, and your makeup— and these will totally help. Vibrant, electric colors will ensure you stand out no matter where you are.

Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip, $24, available at Sephora.
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Tarte’s Volume I slayed, but this newer version of the favorite Sea Eyeshadow Palette has all the fixin's for a smoky eye, matte nude, or a quick cut crease.

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette Volume II, $36, available at Sephora.
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Not to generalize — but to completely generalize — most base products of the eco-chic persuasion are greasy and overly sheer. The creamy and hydrating magic in this unassuming tube leaves behind a gauzy-but-buildable veil of coverage that dries down to a satin finish.

W3LL PEOPLE Bio Tint Multi-Action Moisturizer with SPF 30, $28.99, available at W3LL PEOPLE.
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You might think just one makeup sponge is enough, but that's because you haven't met Bubble, Beautyblender's cooler little sister. She's fluffier, bigger, and very adept at creating a seamless finish with bronzer, blush, or really any base.

Beautyblender bubble, $20, available at Sephora.
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The love for these adorable blotting papers is real, but the new year brings a wider range of options: charcoal and mulberry paper for oily skin and green tea for sensitive types who have to be mindful of funky irritants.

Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Dear Brachiosaurus Blotting Paper, $8, available in January 2017 at Sephora.
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All-over oils lend ease to any makeup routine. This simple, essential oil blend is light enough to be worn under makeup, quenching enough to dab on alone, and versatile enough to be dropped into any skin treatment for a boost of hydration.

MAC Prep + Prime Yuzu Essential Oils, $27, available at Nordstrom.
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If you’re giving up fillers for the new year, pick up one of these jars on your way home from that never-look-back appointment. Safe for all skin types, it fits perfectly into any anti-aging routine and helps maintain firm, supple skin from the face to the neck. Oh also? It smells way more dreamy than your derm's office.

Fresh Black Tea Firming Corset Cream, $95, available at Sephora.
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New year, new NARS limited edition palette — and this time we get two! If you have fairer skin, the Unfiltered II will blow your mind with high impact pinks. And Unfiltered II features a warmer orange, red, and purple that will benefit any golden to darker complexion.

NARS Narsissist Unfiltered Cheek Palette I & II, $59, available at Sephora.
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Last time Quinn was on vacation, she ditched all her other eye products, and instead brought this cool '90s throwback pen along. The following two weeks were a parade of bronze smokey eyes, subtly contoured eyes, and deep black cat-eyes — and nary a shadow palette in sight. "The colors are flattering and stay put, but they're also creamy enough to create a variety of looks," she says.

Clarins 4-Color All-In-One Pen, $30, available at Nordstrom.
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Metallic lips rippled through 2016 and we’re not quite ready to let the trend go swiftly into the new year just yet. Happily, Lancôme has created 13 new shades that bring the inimitable trio of shine, gloss, and intensity.

Lancôme Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer, $22, available at Sephora.
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A true blessing: fragrances turned into candles. The leather and cedar wood aroma is sweet and musky making any room the sexiest spot to be.

Lancôme Ôud Ambroisie Candle, $65, available at Lancôme.
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"This super-fancy (super $$$) lip balm is about what you'd expect from a high-end brand: moisturizing, glossy, a your-lips-but-better glow. Except for one main thing: It's packed with high performance SPF to protect lips against the elements — without feeling like chalk. I'm obsessed — and so is my boyfriend. If I'm on a desert island, I'm writing "Pls S3nd Mre" in the sand." — Cat Quinn, beauty director

Clé de Peau Beauté UV Protective Lip Treatment Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $65, available in February 2017.
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