Make the first selfie of the New Year count: Inspired by the skin-enhancing wonders of an Instagram filter, this novel contouring powder blurs imperfections with light-scattering particles.
Marc Jacobs Beauty #Instamarc Filtering Contour Powder, $49; For information:sephora.com
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This slim high-tech wand utilizes ultrasound energy to increase the skin’s absorption of any product—from retinol creams to free radical–fighting gels—by a factor of ten.
JeNu Active-Youth Skincare System, $249; For information: jenu.com
Finally, a multitasking BB cream for hands: Jergens’s fast-absorbing formula treats skin with a blend of humectants and vitamins, protects with SPF 20, and prevents dark spots from forming. Bonus points for its instant optical effects, which camouflage redness and uneven skin tone.
Jergens BB Hand Perfecting Cream with Sunscreen, $7; birchbox.com
Calibrated to dispense a precise dose of concentrated hyaluronic acid, this potent serum helps to boost hydration and prevent volume loss around the eyes, lips, and cheeks.
L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Volume Filler Daily Volumizing Concentrated Serum, $25;lorealparisusa.com
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The French skin care company’s addictive new lip oil—packed with healing extracts of plum, jojoba, and hazelnut—melts in instantly to deliver a healthy hint of color and sheen.
Clarins Lip Oil in Raspberry, $23; macys.com
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A breakthrough mascara—infused with restorative argan oil—conditions lashes to build volume, shine, and softness with a single flick.
Rimmel Wonder'Lash Mascara with Argan Oil, $9; rimmellondon.com
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This graphic makeup palette—containing a mattifying skin corrector, rosy blush, black eyeliner, plus two pale shimmering eye shadows and the perfect no-makeup pink lipstick—cuts through the clutter of an overstuffed makeup bag.
Dior Kingdom of Colors Palette, $80, dior.com
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A pair of scissors isn’t the only way to lose split ends. This brush-on, leave-in treatment is formulated with strengthening proteins and biotin that fuse together to prevent frayed tips.
Redken Extreme Length Sealer Split End Treatment, $12; ulta.com
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This unique solid serum-oil is packed with fifteen essential oils to smooth flyaways and frizz. Rub it between your fingers to warm it up, then run it over problem areas.
Kérastase Paris Elixir Ultime Serum Solide, $45; kerastase-usa.com
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Born from more than three years of research, star dermatologist Fredric Brandt’s revolutionary new cream mimics the effects of Botox: A dual-encapsulated peptide targets the area where the nerve and muscle fibers meet, lessening the ability of the muscles to contract. After one minute, skin feels tighter; in one hour, lines are visibly reduced.
Dr. Brandt Skincare Needles No More Instant Wrinkle Relaxing Cream, $89;sephora.com
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