Sephora's Bestselling Makeup Products Of 2019 Are Reflective Of The Year's Biggest Trend
Whenever the year comes to end, we look back and reminisce on everything we did for the last 12 months. Take, for instance: the top songs we listened to (thanks, Spotify Wrapped), the fun memories we had (looking at you, Instagram archives), which fashion trends we experimented with, and the beauty products we wore. 2019's bestselling makeup products at Sephora, as pulled from the site's Bestsellers category, displays where the beauty industry gravitated towards from January down to December — all things bold.
"I saw a lot of looks using neon colors, earthy brown monotone shades, and lots of graphic eyeliner," Mai Quynh, celebrity makeup artist, tells The Zoe Report. Those examples are reflective of the strong creative expressions popular within our generation — and the art isn't just limited to the confines of a piece of paper or an easel. "I think people get bored and are experimenting more with colors, textures, and also placement of where products go," Quynh says. The colorful makeup trends are, in part, influenced by HBO's Euphoria, where the teens show up to school everyday in bold, vibrant liner and eyeshadow. Now, the intense beauty trend is everywhere (including the runway).
Ahead, see eight of Sephora's products that are still flying off the shelves. And if you didn't try them this year, then you still have a few days to add them to your list of resolutions.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear Foundation
Fenty Beauty is only a couple of years old, but its popularity can be stacked against some of the industry's OGs. The brand came out of the gate with a line of 40 matte finish foundations, but this year, the Fenty fam introduced a line of 50 hydrating foundations with grape seed oil and sodium hyaluronate infused in the formula. And it was a wildly-popular winner in our 2019 Beauty Awards, so it's got our stamp of approval.
Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eyes to Hypnotize Eyeshadow Palette
For the third year in a row, Charlotte Tilbury introduced a limited-edition eyeshadow palette to her loyal fans. Last year, the palette had a waitlist of 40,000 by the end of the sale, so consider snagging this one as soon as humanly possible.
Gucci Beauty Rouge à Lèvres Satin Lipstick
Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation
Urban Decay Mother Of Dragons Highlighter Palette
Even if you aren't a GoT devotee, there's no denying that the makeup collection, which launched April 2019, is gorgeous. So gorgeous that it sold out in a whopping seven hours upon release. While the collection is available in limited quantities on UD's site, Sephora has the highlighter palette in stock.
Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer
Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette
Patrick Ta Monochrome Moment - Silky Lip Crème
If you scroll through, say, Gigi Hadid's Instagram and come across a stunning makeup look, chances are it was done by Patrick Ta. The celebrity makeup artist launched his first line in April 2019, and it's already considered a classic. This lip cream is incredibly soft and rich as a liquid formula, but the color payoff lasts for hours.