EVERY Skin Tone Is Going To Want These New Makeup Launches

We know you had good intentions when you committed to doing both Dry January and No-Spend January, but you're only human — and that's a lot of abstinence. So, we're here to relieve you of one — we bet you can guess which.

But one of the reasons you probably gave up shopping was because it can get overwhelming, fast, especially if you're a woman of color with limited options to choose from. Finding both the right formula and the right shade can be tricky, but brands are stepping up to the plate and heeding the call for more inclusive shade ranges across the board. The perspective on what “nude” actually means is expanding — and that's a damn good thing.

Some of the best products are already available, while others remain shrouded in mystery with only an ambiguous launch date revealed. But we can say for certain that beloved, new, and celebrity-backed brands are all are gearing up to make 2017 the year of every skin tone. Click ahead for a sneak peek.
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This strobing highlighter, formulated with micro-pearls, can be mixed with primer or foundation for an all-over glow, or used on its own to put the spotlight on the high points of your face. It comes in three shades — light, medium, and dark — which sounds like too few, but we promise that there's one to flatter the lightest and the darkest skin tone.

Maybelline Facestudio Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter, $10, available at Maybelline.
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Clarins’ new blush feels like a second, albeit way more radiant, skin when smoothed across your cheeks. The formula contains plant extracts that care for your complexion while brightening it up. There's also a deeper, brown-based shade, because we need to dismante the idea that "flushed" looks the same for everyone.

Clarins Skin Illusion Blush, $21.50, available at Nordstrom.
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NARS Creamy Concealer has a cult-like following, and we're predicting this spin-off of it will, too. The Soft Matte Complete Concealers delivers high coverage while diffusing powders blur fine lines and pores for a soft-focus finish. Plus, there are also some collagen-boosting peptides and hyaluronic acid, which always makes us feel like applying makeup is a little bit healthy.

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer, $30, available at narscosmetics.com


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Photo: Dominique Charriau/Getty Images.
No, you haven't switched over to a whole new slideshow — we've got some good RiRi product news to share.

In late 2016, word broke that Rihanna would launch her own makeup line dubbed Fenty Beauty. There are no specifics other than a fall launch date, but it’s safe to say it will be all kinds of awesome.
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Nude was once a color description that made anyone who wasn't white raise their brows, but Bite Beauty’s latest lipstick collection is working to change that. The new color palette features eight new neutrals, four of which lean towards golden and toffee tones. Talk about refreshing.

Bite Beauty Edgy Neutrals Amuse Bouche Lipsticks, $26, now available at Sephora.
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Benefit is coming for your eyes this February. The latest product from the brand features three perfectly paired eyeshadow shades formulated to complement every skin tone. The unique ShadowBlender makes for seamless application across your lids.

Benefit They’re Real! Big Sexy Eye Kit, $36, Exclusive preview available at Sephora.
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Surratt Beauty was one of several brands that pledged to add more shades to its foundation collection in 2017. Its spring 2017 launch is set to add five new shade options of the Surreal Real Skin Foundation Wand, three of which will be darker tones.

Surratt Beauty
Surreal Skin Foundation, $65, available at Sephora.
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Each hydrating lipstick crayon in Hourglass' Girl collection represents a strong and positive quality that all girls (and women) embody, and aims to empower women to be their truest selves through beauty.

Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo, $32, available at Sephora.
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Following the release of her album Dearly Beloved, Kiesza will collaborate with MAC to launch a four-piece capsule collection, out February 2nd, featuring a brown matte lipstick, a deep chocolate gloss, a liquid liner, and a brow pencil. According to Billboard, the collection reflects the Canadian singer’s new, understated look — and you're going to want make it your new look, too.

Launch Date Feb 2, 2017
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