Best Beauty Products Of 2014: The New Classics

by Stephanie Montes

The year of matte lips, Instagram-worthy nail art, and flash tattoos is quickly coming to a close but before it does, we’re taking a look at our favorite beauty products that made a splash in 2014 and all have promising futures ahead of them. Whether they launched this year or just recently got their time in the spotlight, these beauty buys are on their way to becoming the next Maybelline Great Lash Mascara or Burt’s Bees Lip Balm. We’re counting down the best in beauty of 2014 that are sure to become the next cult-favorite classics.

Encore, Encore

The Best Nail Polish

With, its designer name, exquisite packaging and signature red hue, this nail polish is sure to grace our vanities for years to come.

The Best Mascara

Our lashes have never been fuller, longer or thicker which is why we already have an extra tube for 2015.

The Best Dry Shampoo

This dry shampoo has been saving our hair all year long–we even have a mini can at our desk. We just can't foresee the future without it.

The Best Lipstick

This creamy and pigmented lipstick is long lasting and nondrying and comes in 40 shades. Everything about it just screams classic.

The Best Makeup Brush

The shape, concept and high-shine details are nothing short of modern but the way it makes our makeup look airbrushed is timeless.

The Best Cleanser

Soft, supple, glowing skin is always desirable. A product that gets the job done and is formulated without parabens, sulfates or phthalates is here to stay.

The Best Travel Nail Polish

And the award for best innovation of 2014 goes to these travel-sized nail polish pods. They're tiny enough to fit in your pocket and convenient enough to paint an entire mani in the backseat of a cab. This is the future, people.

The Best Moisturizer

Finding a moisturizer that hydrates skin without leaving it oily has been on our to-do list for years. Now that we've found it, we refuse to let it go.

The Best Primer

A primer and pore minimizer that lasts for up to eight hours has a rent-controlled spot on our shelves for all of eternity.

The Best Eyeshadow Palette

This palette has been around the block–and for understandable reasons. With a neutral gradient of highs and lows, these shadows allow you to transform from natural beauty to smoky-eyed starlet.

The Best Fragrance

Inspired by the classic Burberry trench coat, this effortless blend of sweet pea and bergamot is your new beauty staple.