14 in 2014: The Beauty Products You Need to Know This Year

Fancy nail kits, super high-tech serums and moisturizers, and flirty fragrances are just a few of the gems that are bound to make this year more beautiful. Say hello to your vanity’s new must-haves.

1. fragrance

1. FRAGRANCE: Lucky Darling fragrance, $69
 
When you’re feeling lucky, or just in the mood for an adventure, spritz on this Ginger, Mandarin, Redcurrant, and Musk-infused scent. A little bit boho and a little bit sensual, this perfume is bound to be your new go-to.

2. serum

 
If your skin seems like it’s been slightly lackluster or saggy as of late, bounce it back up with this volume-boosting serum. You’ll actually see and feel firmer results in 4 hours, not 4 months. Genius.

3. cleanser

 
Charcoal is a pretty buzzy ingredient in the beauty world these days, but for good reason. It actually removes more dirt and deep-cleans pores better than a normal cleanser and if you’re worried about gray residue on your face, don’t be—this one foams white and rinses clear.

4. palette

 
The brilliance of this pretty palette lies in the fact that each shade can be worn individually or all four can be layered together for a neutral-meets-smoky eye anyone would be envious of.

5. mascara

 
A voluminous basecoat and intensifying top coat are combined into what might be the biggest tube of mascara we’ve ever seen. Hey, if you’re going for major fringe, you need your product size to echo that end goal.

6. lip serum

6. LIP SERUM: Skinn Lip 6X Plumper, $29.50
 
Sometimes you just need to pump it up. Trade in your limp lips for a more pucker-worthy pout by applying this serum packed with collagen-injected liposomes that will get the job done—6X better than another plumper will.

7. nails

 
Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking. Actually, that might not be so true anymore, but these nails definitely are! Get into the spring-y spirit but rocking blue and yellow petals on your tips.

8. shampoo conditioner

8. SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER: Living Proof PHD Shampoo & Conditioner, $24 each
 
If only a good hair day could come straight from a bottle. Oh wait, it can. Living Proof’s new shampoo and conditioner formula contains the patented molecule, OFPMA, which makes your strands stronger and smoother, but most importantly—cleaner, for longer.

9. cleanser

 
Maize flour, corn meal, and cinnamon powder are the key exfoliating ingredients to the glow this cleanser will give you, post-face wash. Did we mention it smells like buttery caramel? YUM.

10. teeth whitening

 
Go five teeth shades whiter, in five days, with zero sensitivity. If that’s not a math solution for a brighter, better smile we don’t know what is. After brushing your teeth and applying the lip care that comes in the kit, brush a thin layer of the G-Vial to your top and bottom teeth, then insert the mouthpiece for eight minutes. Complete four consecutive eight-minute applications per day, for three to five days in a row, for the ultimate pearly whites.

11. acne

11. ACNE: Clear Clinic, $87.50
 
When you sign up for Clear Clinic Home (a monthly product delivery service that combats acne), you get a customized regimen courtesy of your Personal Acne Coach. Consider it a monthly trip to the derm for a fraction of the cost.

12. powder

 
You could say MUFE’s HD powder is something of a cult favorite in the makeup industry, but it’s only been available in a loose form—until now. This lightweight, silky powder now comes pressed, which means in a tiny compact that will fit inside your purse for instant de-shining and mattifying touch-ups. Its translucent hue will work on any skin tone and its soft-focus effect will blur out any imperfections when it comes time for an Instagram moment. Apply it with a kabuki brush (lightly) for the best results.

13. anti-aging

 
Meet the best thing to ever happen to your skin: La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream. Since La Prarie’s heritage comes from Switzerland, it only makes sense that their scientists looked to the Swiss Alps for the secret to their latest breakthrough age-delaying product. After discovering Purple Saxifrage and Soldanella Alpina (two fragile flowers), and Swiss Snow Algae could survive in the harshest conditions, they turned to biotechnology to transfer these strong plants into the cells the Ice Crystal Cream contains. Skin benefits include: water loss prevention, minimizing of fine lines, and increased resistance to stress, AKA a more youthful visage.

14. dual purpose

14. DUAL PURPOSE LIP & CHEEK CHUBBY: FLOWER Kiss Me Twice Lip & Cheek Chubby, $10
 
When you have about five minutes to get ready in the am, dual purpose products are your best friend. Flower’s lip & cheek chubby delivers natural color to the two areas that make the most difference in the least amount of time. Plus, apricot is a Latina-friendly hue that looks amazing on sun-kissed skin.

15. bonus

15. BONUS: FRAGRANCE FOR YOUR GUY: John Varvatos Artisan Aqua, $84
 
If your guy’s cologne collection could use an update, this is the frag for him. Sexy, and sultry, yet lighter than it’s predecessor (Artisan), it features mandarin, rhubarb and currant (top notes), clary sage, lavender, and basil (heart notes), and musk, patchouli, and fir resin (base notes). So, basically a complex cocktail you won’t be able to resist when he puts it on.