NYLON's Beauty Hit List Winners Are Here.
After a summer full of rigorous testing, we’re happy to announce that NYLON’s very first digital Beauty Hit List is here, honoring the best of the best from this past year’s launches.
For the past few months, we have put product after product to the test, narrowing down the thousands—yes, thousands—of launches that made their way to our office. Each product—whether a formula, a collection, or an industry-revolutionizing product—launched between August 2017 and, well, today. We tested items within a cool 81 different categories, including skin care, hair care, makeup, and nails.
And while our medicine cabinets, makeup drawers, shower caddies, and storage closets may now be overflowing with products, we can’t say we’re complaining. We got to try some of the very best in the game, after all. We spot masked, we contoured, we highlighted, and we wore an excessive amount of eye shadow, all for the sake of beauty. (I know, pretty tough work being an editor, right?)
And now, the results are in. Here are our picks for the best beauty products of the year.
Beauty Hit List
The latest products to do a body good.
Our picks for the top 15 fragrances of the past year.
The year’s best for all things pout-related.
From brows and lashes to shadows and palettes, the best new launches to showcase those peepers.
From serums to SPF, the best of this year’s complexion perfectors.
The latest and greatest in nail technology.
From highlight to contour, these are the products that’ll keep you looking flawless.
The best in hair care, from shampoos and conditioners to texturizers and volumizers.
The best beauty tools of the year, from space age skin-care innovations to New Age crystal facial tools.
of the Year
Founder of The Honest Company & Honest Beauty
Founder of Y7 Yoga
Founder of Chillhouse
Co-Founder of Small Girls PR
Co-Founder of Milk Makeup
& Michelle Ramos
Co-Founders of Rituel de Fille
CEO & Founder of Prose
CEO & Founder of Briogeo Haircare
Founder of Herbivore Botanicals
Amanda Chantal Bacon
Founder of Moon Juice
YouTube Star & CEO of Halo Beauty
- Photographer Lissy Elle
- Still Life Photographer Gabby Ruddick
- Makeup Leilani Sungalo
- Hair Kiyonori Sudo
- Stylist Christine Nicholson
- Nails Tori H.
Chanel De Leon Gomez
Sarah McCallfor State
Emmy Krügerfor Silent
- Hair Assistants Sota Suematsu, Mayuu Hayashi
- Stylist Assistant Kandace Banks