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The Greats | The Best New Beauty Products Of 2018

By Jessica Pridmore - 27 Dec 2018

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It’s been a huge year for beauty drops. From revamped cult classics to notable newbies, we’ve pulled together the most-wanted products that have shaped our 2018.

These are 2018’s best new beauty products.

Nars Climax Mascara

best new beauty products 2018

The iconic French brand’s first foray into the world of mascaras (we could hardly believe it either), Nars’ Climax Mascara broke the internet with the promise of long-lasting, smudge-proof, mega-volume lashes.

Get your hands on it, here.

Go-To Zincredible

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Anything Zoe Foster-Blake touches turns to gold and the line’s recent launch of Zincredible SPF 15 only solidified Go-To’s rep as one of Australia’s most sought-after skincare brands.

Get it, here.

Nars Orgasm Lip Balm

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Originally designed exclusively for the AW18 Alexander Wang Show at NYFW, Nars’ Orgasm Lip Balm was so popular backstage that they decided to officially launch the universally flattering lip tint in September.

Get yours, here.

The Inkey List

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Poised as the skincare line to rival heavyweights, The Ordinary, UK-based The Inkey List arrived on the scene in September 2018 with a range of facial serums that promised big without the big expense.

Get your hands on it, here.

Urban Outfitters Ohii Beauty

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Urban Outfitters was just one of the retail giants that launched an in-house beauty range in 2018. Ohii’s succinct range of finishing products are a steal all coming in at under $20 plus they are all cruelty-free and vegan-friendly.

Get it, here.

Ouai Fragrance

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The long-awaited signature scents from Jen Atkin’s label Ouai dropped earlier this month and sold out almost instantly. Each of the four scents are inspired by the world’s most famous streets such as Rue St Honoré and Melrose Place, so add to cart asap if you want a whiff.

Get your hands on it, here.

Glossier Lash Slick Mascara

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Glossier was on point this year, releasing multiple new products back-to-back. But it’s their first ever mascara that had beauty editors and influencers alike swooning.

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask

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The cult face mask that does it all, Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask was on everyone’s wish-list; except we couldn’t get our hands on it outside the US. Until now. Mecca announced in December that they have become the exclusive stockist for NZ and Australia, just in time for the holidays.

Get yours, here.

Covergirl Goes Cruelty-Free

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Beauty giant Covergirl announced a game-changing move in 2018, becoming the largest cosmetics company to go completely cruelty-free. They have been bestowed the globally recognised ‘Leaping Bunny Certification’, with parent company Coty looking to expand cruelty-free products across other brands they hold in the new year.

Get all your cruelty-free products, here.

Urban Decay Cherry Palette

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We were devastated when Urban Decay announced that they would be discontinuing their iconic Original Naked Palette earlier this year. To make up for it though, they went and released a brand new one; enter, Cherry.

Get yours, here.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb

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Easily the most successful celebrity beauty line to date, Fenty Beauty’s original Gloss Bomb broke all kinds of consumer records, selling out in minutes in store and online. This time, RiRi’s done it again, adding a new pink gloss in ‘Fussy’ to the Gloss Bomb collection.

Get it, here.

Zara Beauty

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Another fashion giant making a play for the beauty crowd is Spanish juggernaut, Zara. Just this month they launched their first ever beauty line, featuring a collection of matte and velvet lip shades.

Get the line, here.

CBD Beauty

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One of the most talked about wellness ingredients of 2018, Cannabidiol, or CBD is only set to intensify in 2019 with current hemp laws in Australia and New Zealand changing as we speak. Watch this space…

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