Close your eyes. Got them shut? OK, good. Now, imagine your favorite 2019 beauty must haves. You know, the new products that came out this year, and instantly found a spot in your makeup and skincare routines. The ones that cut through all the noise, and rose above the rest. The gems.
Having trouble remembering a single one? Same. As you know, 2019 had no shortage of new beauty releases. It's been an exciting time to be a shopper, too; even though Vogue Business reported back in August that the U.S. makeup boom is slowing down (and being replaced by everyone's newfound love for skin care), as a consumer, you probably weren't able to tell a difference. Especially when you consider the sheer number of beauty arrivals of all types that seemed to debut every single day this year at Sephora.
However, the end of the decade is in sight — yes, seriously — and it's time to start becoming sentimental. That is, about which beauty products you should take into 2020 with you. To help you take a trip down memory lane, TZR's editorial team sounded off about which 2019 releases they'll be keeping on hand in 2020. Below, the 2019 launches that made the cut.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector
"I actually didn’t use Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer before it relaunched, but when I received a tube of the brand’s new formula this year, I dropped every other foundation I was using and never looked back. I love it because it gives me the perfect amount of coverage to mask the redness in my skin, and provides enough hydration to ensure my dry, flaky face always looks moisturized and dewy." — Anna Buckman, Shopping News Editor
Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum
"It feels almost like an essence and lends a really lovely glow! Over time, it helps fade spots, too." — Lauren Caruso, Site Director
Hourglass Arch Brow Micro Sculpting Pencil
"I discovered this magical product at the 2019 Sephoria House of Beauty event in Los Angeles, and fell in love instantly. My brows are patchy and have been difficult to grow out for some time now. This mico-pencil fills in the holes (literally) naturally and easily so I'm out the door with perfect brows in minutes." — Angela Melero, Deputy Editor
Nécessaire The Body Wash
"Though technically it launched at the very end of 2018, I haven't stopped using Nécessaire's body wash and lotion ever since. The products are simple, in the best way." — Aemilia Madden, Senior Fashion Editor
Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation
"I'm not huge on foundation — I usually use It Cosmetics' Your Skin But Better CC cream — but when I need a little more coverage, I opt for this new Laura Mercier formula. It goes on smoothly, doesn't cake, and makes my skin look truly flawless." — Lauren Caruso, Site Director
Dior Diorshow On Stage Liner
"I don't know what I'd do without Dior's Diorshow On Stage Liner. It delivers the best cat-eye, and the high-pigment formula lasts all day!" — Aidan Macaluso, Senior Social Media Editor
Vintner's Daughter Active Treatment Essence
"I also love Vintner's Daughter Active Treatment Essence — I've long been a fan of the brand's hero product, the oil. But this essence, which is light enough to use under just about any moisturizer, makes me feel very fancy." — Lauren Caruso, Site Director