Between the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, two major awards shows, melodramatic pageant-girl feuds on The Bachelor, the battle of Fyre Festival documentaries, and 10 Year Challenges (are those over yet?), the first month of 2019 felt a whole lot longer than 31 days. While the news cycle was buzzing along, we kept ourselves centered in the best way we know how: by trying all the new product releases that rolled in for the new year.
After the holiday sales and seasonal releases comes all the 2019 newness, and we've had our eyes on upcoming products since last month — so we couldn't wait to try out some of the innovations, cheap thrills, and winter saviors on our lists. Ahead, all the new products that our beauty editors loved in January.