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10 New Beauty Products from 2017 That Were Actually Amazing

There is no doubt the beauty goddesses blessed us with some super fierce products this year. So. Many. Products. Everyone from our #WCW Rihanna to legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath released makeup this year, and we were totally living for it. But just in case you forgot (or want to add some amazing products to your makeup bag before the new year hits), we’ve made this fab little list full of amazing beauty products that came out in 2017. You can thank us later.

1. Fenty Beauty’s Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

The release of Rihanna’s makeup line was possibly the biggest mic drop moment in beauty this year, as her foundations and concealers come in an unprecedented 40 shades. Not only are there shades for a wide range of skin tones, but the foundation itself is bomb. Yaass, RiRi, yaass!

2. KKW Beauty Crème Contour and Highlight Kits 


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The queen of contour Kim Kardashian West released her makeup line this year, too, and she did not disappoint. Though she might not have known how to swatch them, her contour sticks make it super easy to get those snatched cheekbones.

3. Lisa Frank x Glamour Dolls Bitten & Bronzed Matte Bronzer

Lisa Frank used to keep our school supplies stylish, and now she’s back to keep our faces looking fierce by collaborating with makeup company Glamour Dolls. One of the standout products from this line is the bronzer, which is a steal at only $4.99!

4. Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipsticks


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Pat McGrath is a makeup goddess, so it’s no surprise that the lipsticks she dropped this year are fire. Ranging from bright red to deep purple, these lipsticks were heralded by various beauty influencers as some of the best lipsticks out there.

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5. PatrickStarrr Set Powder by MAC


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Bake your way right into the new year with this setting powder. Anyone who subscribes to beauty YouTuber PatrickStarrr knows he loves to bake his face. So, in his recent collab with MAC Cosmetics, he released a translucent setting powder that beauty lovers are freaking out over because it’s that good.

6. Glossier Boy Brow


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This new cult favorite eyebrow gel puts brows in their place. It comes in four shades: brown, blonde, black and clear and is perfect for that your-brows-but-better look.

7. The Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette by Morphe 


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Beauty influencer Jaclyn Hill collabed with Morphe to drop one of 2017’s hottest palettes. The palette houses 35 shades including mattes, glitters and foils and is perfect for everyone from beginners looking for a good palette to start with to makeup pros who love to experiment with different looks. 

8. Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

We know we already mentioned the foundation from Rihanna’s makeup line on this list, but we can’t leave off Fenty Beauty’s Killawatt highlighter from this year’s best of beauty list. This highlighter has hella pigment, and the shade Trophy Wife is perfect for when you want the ultimate blinding highlight.

9. Kylie Cosmetics Cream Lipsticks 


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Our girl Kylie Jenner is giving us even more lip product options with her newly released cream lipsticks. This is the classic lipstick formula we all know and love, available in shades like the caramel-colored Dulce De Leche and plum shade Lovesick. But you have to be fast; these lipsticks sell out quick!

10. MAC Lip Duos 


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MAC Cosmetics entered the lip kit game this year. The beauty brand paired their already-existing cream lipsticks and lip pencils together to create easy, economical lip duos in shades such as fan favorite Ruby Woo.

This year was a lot of things, but can we all agree that 2017 was an amazing year for beauty products? Because it totally was. The only question is will 2018 hold as many (or more) beautiful makeup products as 2017? Guess we’ll just have to stay tuned!  

Micki Wagner is a senior at the University of Missouri-Columbia where she is pursuing a major in Magazine Journalism and a minor in Classics. When she's not writing, she can be found watching beauty videos on YouTube, wandering around bookstores and daydreaming about her celebrity crushes. In addition to writing for Her Campus, Micki also writes more personal pieces on her blog at https://theresidentialblonde.com/. You can follow her on Instagram @mickimouse95.