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The 22 Brand-New Beauty Launches We Love

Skin Care

All of the products dropping this month to know

You know what they say: new year, new you. But even if totally changing up your look isn't in the cards, a new year at least brings a ton of beauty launches our way, giving us a chance for a fresh take on our daily routines. To be honest, we might even find the month of January more exciting than holiday beauty kit season.

With 2019 comes a slew of glorious, innovative new products that we're already adding to our lists of all-time favorites. From the oils and lotions keeping our winter-ravaged skin and hair in check to the nail care crucial to a flawless DIY mani to the products we didn't even know we needed (bubbling scalp masks, anyone?), January brings quite a few exciting products to add to our beauty arsenals. Below, we rounded up the 22 new launches you won't want to miss out on.

2019, you're looking up already.

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BareMinerals, BlemishRescue Spot Concealer, $22 available at Sephora.

A spot concealer that also helps fight zits with salicylic acid, among other blemish-fighting ingredients? Where have you been all our lives?

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Kristin Ess, Scalp Detoxifying Bubble Hair Mask, $14, available at Target.

This super-cool bubbling scalp mask removes oil, build-up, dead skin, and debris, making it the perfect pre-shampoo treatment for your beanie-wearing head.

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The Seaweed Bath Co., Restoring Marine Algae Overnight Face Mask, $12.99, available at The Seaweed Bath Co.

This innovative new overnight mask uses glacier-grown algae to rejuvenate and hydrate the skin while never getting all over your pillow. And at just $14 a pop, how could we not?

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Too Cool For School, Check Jelly Eyes, $12, available at Too Cool For School.

K-Beauty favorites Too Cool For School just dropped 12 shades of its new Check Jelly Eyes, a long-lasting, jelly textured eyeshadow. Plus, the plaid packaging is too cute.

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Urban Decay, Brow Endowed, $26, available at Urban Decay.

This might just be the holy grail of brow gels. This double-sided primer and color formula amps up brows—thickening, separating, and darkening each follicle—allowing for the ultimate full brow moment.

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E.l.f., Hello Hydration! Face Cream, $12, available at e.l.f.

This magical new face cream not only brightens and evens out skin tone but features hydrating and skin-plumping hyaluronic acid and squalane to keep your complexion supple all winter long.

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Essie, Treat Love & Color Polish in 'Laced Up Lilac,' $10, available this month at Essie.

We're pretty big fans of Essie's Treat Love & Color line, a strengthening collection of polishes that can improve breaking and peeling nails in just one week, and this month, the brand is launching a collection of shimmery metallics (which are notably easier to DIY than a solid color).

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Stila, Shade Mystére Highlighting Face Gloss, $28, available at Sephora.

This new face gloss is captivating in its packaging alone, but tap the lightweight balm onto your cheekbones, and you're in for a multidimensional, illuminating, glossy treat.

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Tatcha, Violet-C Brightening Serum, $88, available at Tatcha.

Skin-care favorites Tatcha have just launched a powerful new brightening serum that uses 20 percent vitamin C and 10 percent AHAs to soften, smooth, and brighten, which all result in truly radiant skin.

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Briogeo, B. Well Organic + Cold-Pressed 100% Castor Oil, $26, available at Sephora.

This cold-pressed, organic, and fair trade castor oil from Briogeo nourishes and revives hair, scalp, and brows. The best part of all? You can use it on your skin as an ultra-nourishing facial oil, too.

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Fenty Beauty, Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer, $26, available at Fenty Beauty.

Goddess bless Rihanna and her mission to keep beauty inclusive, as she's now expanded her range of Pro Filt'r Foundation to include 50 different shades, also launching a 50-shade collection of Pro Filt'r Concealers.

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Kora Organics, Noni Glow Sleeping Mask, $48, available at Kora Organics.

Miranda Kerr's latest launch for her Kora Organics line is a sleeping mask boasting silver ear mushroom, coconut milk, caviar lime extract, and kakadu plum extract to hydrate, soothe redness, and even skin tone—a must during these rough winter months.

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Boscia, Rosehip Omega Facial Oil, $42, available at Boscia.

This ultra-nourishing facial oil is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and omega fatty acids to bring your winter complexions back to life.

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Lipstick Queen, Rear View Mirror Lip Lacquer in 'Berry Tacoma,' $24, available at Lipstick Queen.

We love the look of lipgloss, but not always the texture. That's where Lipstick Queen's new Rear View Mirror Lip Lacquer comes into play. The gloss-stick formula melts into the lips on contact, providing a reflective shine that sits on the lips sans stickiness.

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Seraphine Botanicals, Camelina + Strobe Luminizing Primer, $18, available at Seraphine Botanicals.

Fight dull and sallow winter skin with this magical luminizing primer, which not only includes natural beauty faves such as rose hydrosol and camelina seed oil, but leaves out the nasty ingredients you'll find in many primers, such as mineral oil, phthalates, gluten, and more.

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Sally Hansen, No More Stains Spray On Base Coat, $8.99, available at CVS.

Look, we're here for anything that simplifies the DIY manicure process, and this spray-on base coat, that protects your nails from getting stained by high-pigmented polishes, does just that.

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Phyto-C, HYPER-Hydrate Serum, $55, available at Phyto-C.

Phyto-C just dropped four potent new serums, and this hydrating formula has become our new go-to. Boasting three different types of hyaluronic acids, the formula provides a sustained hydrating effect, meaning skin will be glowing and supple all day long.

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Grace + Tonic, Cleansing Mud, $24.99, launching 1/28/2019 at Target.

Target has a brand-new botanical, COSMOS-certified skin-care brand launching at the end of the month, and we have our eyes on this Brazilian purple clay and cupuacu butter cleansing mud.

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Pantene Pro-V, Intense Rescue Shots Hair Ampoules, $5.99, available at CVS.

For when your hair really needs some rescuing, these intensive, concentrated repair ampoules can help reverse the damage from heat, styling, and chemical treatments.

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Rimmel, ScandalEyes Wow Wings Mascara, $6, available this month at Rimmel.

Rimmel's new winged flexible brush allows for definition and separation and a ton of volume—11 times the volume, to be exact.

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Benefit, Roller Liner Liquid Eyeliner, $22, available at Sephora.

This new and easy-to-use liquid liner is the answer to the perfect cat eye, allowing for absolute precision while never flaking, bleeding, or smudging. Yes, please!

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Sailor by Captain Blankenship, X Marks The Spot Serum, $14.99, available 1/21/2019 at Target.

This trusty serum uses witch hazel, white willow bark extract, and juniper berry to stop pimples in their tracks, and its size makes it perfect for on-the-go use.

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She considers herself "one of the luckiest kids on the face of the earth"

Dani Okon, NYLON's associate creative director of video, sat down with her great-aunt, May Okon, to talk about their shared experiences—despite vastly different time frames—living as queer women in New York City. Prior to retirement, May was a journalist for the New York Daily News, having first entered the male-dominated workforce when "the boys were all at war." And, of course, she absolutely killed it. Her only regret? "Retiring at 55," she tells Dani, joking, "Who the hell knew I was gonna live to 100?"

Upon retiring, she moved out to the Hamptons with her partner and bought a home. If she had to do it all over, May says "there are a lot of things I wouldn't do," but she still considers herself "one of the luckiest kids on the face of the earth." Get to know May in the video, above.

Check out the other videos in our series where we placed queer people from different generations in conversation with one another:

Rob Smith and Eddie Jarrel Jones
Lauren Morelli and Garcia
Marlene Colburn and Naima Green
Ashlee Marie Preston and Devan Diaz

Produced by: Alexandra Hsie
Camera: Gretta Wilson + Katie Sadler
Edited by: Madeline Stedman

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Here's how they're making sure it doesn't happen

Lauren Morelli, the showrunner and executive producer for the new Netflix show Tales of the City, is fostering a space where multiple queer realities can be shown on-screen. She spoke with one of the cast members, trans actor Garcia (who plays Jake Rodriguez on the show), and, in the video above, they explore why it's wrong to treat queer stories as representative of the entire community. Tokenization is something that they both want to avoid at all costs, and they're on the right track.

Check out the other videos in our series where we placed queer people from different generations in conversation with one another:

Dani and May Okon
Rob Smith and Eddie Jarrel Jones
Naima Green and Marlene Colburn
Ashlee Marie Preston and Devan Diaz

Produced by Alexandra Hsie
Directed by Charlotte Prager
Shot by Gretta Wilson + Charlotte Prager
Edited by Gretta Wilson

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"Nothing is truly a binary"

We put non-binary activist Eddie Jarrel Jones and The Phluid Project founder Rob Smith in conversation with each other, and the two spoke some powerful truths about the continued gendering of products like makeup and clothing. Smith recalls that 30 years ago, the only way that he was able to experience the joys of playing with makeup was to work at a beauty counter. Even today, Jones notes that it's hard for non-binary femmes like them, or even trans women, to get that experience in stores.

In the video above, get a sense of why Smith created a genderless store, and see how important it is for people like Jones to have a space where they don't feel criticized for dressing like they want.

Check out the other videos in our series where we placed queer people from different generations in conversation with one another:

Dani and May Okon
Lauren Morelli and Garcia
Naima Green and Marlene Colburn
Ashlee Marie Preston and Devan Diaz

Produced by Alexandra Hsie
Directed by Charlotte Prager
Shot by Charlotte Prager + Dani Okon
Edited by Gretta Wilson

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