Here’s what we’re mos def taking into 2018!
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Washpoppin, beauty lovers??? 😝 Patrice, Daniela, and Essence, BuzzFeed’s beauty team, here. Because we get SO many products, we wanted to let you all know our absolute favorites for 2017!
Too Cool For School’s All-In-One Egg Mellow Cream is one of the very few skin care products that’s given me high-key gorgeous results in, like, a week!
Thanks to the 10-step Korean beauty routine which I adopted this fall, I've been introduced to game-changing skin care methods like double cleansing and AH-MAH-ZING products like All-In-One Egg Mellow Cream. The latter gives my skin a serious Gabrielle Union-level glow IRL, so sorry old face lotion, I'm NEVER coming backkk!
Get it from Sephora for $36. —Patrice Peck
I’ve been wearing Fenty foundation for two months now, and almost every day someone compliments my skin.
My favorite thing about this foundation is that it's UNBELIEVABLY lightweight, even when you build it for max coverage. It also makes your skin look flawless all day, even if you apply it at 9:00 a.m. and stumble through the door at 2:00 a.m the next day. #stopjudgingme
Get it from Sephora for $34. (I wear shade 420 in the center, and 430 on the perimeter. Or just 420 all over when I'm lazy.) —Essence Gant
You honestly can’t tell me I’m not a QUEEN when I’m rocking The Great I Am head wrap from Royal House of Wraps .
This colorful, bold wrap upgrades any and every outfit, from casual wear to seriously formal ~lewks~. I get stopped ALL THE TIME because people always wanna know where I got it from!
Get it from The Royal House of Wraps for $35.
I hardly ever wear lashes, but when I do, I choose Black Moon’s Aquarius.
I mean, one must admit that ya girl's lashes are POPPIN'! They're easy to apply, and they didn't irritate my eyes at all. WINNIN'!
Get them from Black Moon for $12.
I LOVE being best-dressed, but I HATE shopping for special occasions. So I hit up Rent the Runway when I’m feeling lazy, but also bougie.
Rent the Runway has made it possible for me to look Instagram-ready at the Emmys, the Glamour Woman of the Year awards, and BuzzFeed's holiday party without having to suffer a major meltdown. Yes, I have to return them, but I'd rather be cute, sane, and minimalist at the end of the day! My fave features of the website include seeing pics of how the dresses look on real customers who share their height, bra size, and body type.
This lighting sucks, but trust that the Sanem dress by House of CB is the dress of all dresses!
Online, this dress is a long ankle-length maxi, but when I got it, it stopped right below the knee. Ordinarily I would have been pissed, but I put it on and felt like Beyoncé. People couldn't stop talking about my red leather number!
Get it from House of CB (on sale!!!) for $75.
Say it loud and proud, James Brown-style, with this HGC Apparel Black By Popular Demand Sweatshirt.
This year has been EXTRA trying across the board, so I looked to beauty and fashion to shine some extra light on those cloudy days. Items like this Martin-esque sweatshirt not only help me to stand a little bit taller, but also seemed to brighten other people's days, too.
Get it from HGC Apparel for $56.99.
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So $43 sounds like a lot until you realize you’ll never have to buy another shower cap again, and this one actually works!
Shhhower Cap is is a line of water-repellant shower caps that have a no-slip band that fits securely around your head. I wore mine when my natural hair was straightened, desperate to not get my hair wet, and it worked better than any other cap I've ever used. EVER!
Get it from Shhhower Cap for $43. More colors and prints available.
KEEP IT CUTE, AND HAPPY NEW YEEEEEAR!!!!!