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The Best of Beauty 2023: Products That Made the Cut for 2024

BY JENNY JUNG

Highlighting the best of beauty from 2023.

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29 JAN - 2024

Top-rated products that will continue to dominate the beauty scene in 2024.

As we welcome 2024, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the standout beauty products of 2023 that have earned a permanent place on the shelves and in our hearts. Everything we’re discussing today has exceeded our expectations with innovative formulations and colour stories. Let’s dive into why these products have made such a lasting impact, and why we’ll be reaching for them time and time again.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Sultry Palette, $54 NZD.

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Hourglass Phantom Volumising Glossy Lip Balm, $65 NZD.

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Laura Mercier Real Flawless Weightless Perfecting Foundation

Recently, the Laura Mercier Real Flawless Weightless Perfecting Foundation has been gaining a lot of traction on social media due to @glamzilla on TikTok. However, this foundation has been on the market for quite some time now. Nevertheless, the Laura Mercier Real Flawless Weightless Perfecting Foundation has an innovative formula that blends both water and silicone for an exceptionally smooth finish. This hybrid results in an incredibly weightless feel on the skin while providing excellent coverage.

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Laura Mercier, Real Flawless Weightless Perfecting Foundation, $87 NZD.

Hourglass Veil Hydrating Skin Tint

The award for the best skin tint of the year definitely goes to Hourglass for their newest release. The Veil Hydrating Skin Tint is a level up from their now discontinued original skin tint formula which provided much less coverage and longevity. The 2023 rendition is new and improved – radiant, long-wearing with buildable coverage.

Unlike other tinted formulas on the market which tend to be quite watery, the Veil Tint has a rich, creamy and luxurious consistency that offers both comfort and exceptional performance. Not to mention its versatile coverage that can be built from a sheer to medium coverage depending on the desired look!

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Hourglass, Veil Hydrating Skin Tint, $89 NZD.

Rare Beauty Positive Light Silky Touch Highlighter

The Rare Beauty Positive Light Silky Touch Highlighter is the perfect highlighter for all skin types and textures due to its finely milled formula that does not emphasise pores, lines or wrinkles. Plus, this formula omits the use of any large particles of glitter and subtly hides and smoothes over imperfections, resulting in a flawlessly glowy complexion.

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Rare Beauty, Positive Light Silky Touch Highlighter, $47 NZD.

RMS Re Dimension Hydra Powder Blush

The RMS Re Dimension Hydra Blush introduces a unique and innovative approach to blush formulation with its hydra powder element. Although this is a powder blush, it leans into ingredients that are found in cream products for the best of both worlds. Further, the slight shimmers create an airbrushed finish for smooth and radiant skin.

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RMS, Re Dimension Hydra Powder Blush, $63 NZD.

Hourglass Phantom Volumising Glossy Lip Balm

Hands down, the Hourglass Phantom Volumising Glossy Balm is the top 2023 release from the lips category. Hourglass has masterfully blended the nourishing properties of a lip balm with a high-shine finish of a lip gloss.

The Hourglass Phantom Volumising Glossy Balm is also unique for its practical and elegant product design. One of its key features is the mechanism that only allows a small amount of product to be pushed up at a time. This is to prevent the product from melting and losing its shape!

The popularity of this product is evident from almost every makeup company launching their own rendition of this A+ formula. We’re definitely going to see a shade range expansion in 2024.

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Hourglass, Phantom Volumising Glossy Lip Balm, $65 NZD.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Sultry Palette

The “Clean Girl” aesthetic was one of the biggest trends of 2023 which resulted in the emergence of makeup minimalism. Although there were plenty of colourful makeup trends and products on the market, people were really on the lookout for a practical eyeshadow palette that wasn’t OTT.

This shift towards makeup minimalism is precisely why the Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Sultry Palette gained immense popularity in 2023. The carefully curated selection of neutral browns and soft shimmers catered to the growing demand for versatile, everyday eyeshadows. We’re excited to see more eyeshadow palettes that are compact with a flexible colour story in 2024!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills, Mini Sultry Palette, $54 NZD.

Clinique Almost Lipstick: Black Honey & Pink Honey

Black Honey and Pink Honey will continue to be icons in the beauty industry this year. Celebrated for its subtle and sweet hue that is universally flattering, these lippies are more than just lipsticks, they are considered staples within the beauty world.

In 2024, Clinique’s Black Honey and Pink Honey Almost Lipsticks are expected to maintain their status as crowd favourites, and we’re hoping to see more products using colour theory to create diverse and unique lip shades.

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Clinique, Almost Lipstick, Black Honey & Pink Honey, $55.

Violette FR Yeux Paint

Violette FR has truly set a new standard in the realm of liquid eyeshadows, earning recognition as one of the best available formulas on the market. The slightly moussey consistency results in maximum blendability that is easy to use for beginners and makeup pros. This innovative texture allows for seamless application and buildable coverage. Not to mention the modern shade range of bright and neutral shades in a variety of finishes.

Chatty favourite shades: Scarabee d’Or, Marron Glace, Reve de Dahlia.

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Violette FR, Yeux Paint, $56 NZD.

Aleph Hybrid Eye Pigment

The Aleph Hybrid Eye Pigment has rapidly become a favourite among the Chatty Chums beauty editors as a “one-and-done” eyeshadow that packs a punch. In general, we predict that cream eyeshadows in a pot form will make a huge comeback in 2024! Until then, our recommendation is the Aleph Hybrid Eye Pigment!

Available in a range of shades, the Hybrid Eye Pigment caters to a variety of preferences and styles. From radiant rose golds to deeper browns and an ebony, you can use them as eyeliner or on the brows. Each shade has its unique sparkle of shimmers that catches the light beautifully, creating an elegant and refined effect. This sophisticated glimmer also helps with blendability for smoky eyes too!

Our favourite shades are Atmos, Glint and Flicker!

Check out the Aleph Hybrid Eye Pigment here.
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Aleph, Hybrid Eye Pigment, $56 NZD.

Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm

In 2023, tinted lip balms became a universal obsession! It’s as if we’re fulfilling our inner childs by indulging in our ability to finally buy ourselves all the lip balms in the world.

The Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm became an accidental sensation when everybody on TikTok was showing off the plush formula, perfect tint and simple product design! Not to mention the delicious scents of each flavour and colour. I’m sure the Summer Fridays warehouse is working hard to produce huge order quantities because they are not going anywhere but into our shopping bags this year.

FYI: Keep your eyes peeled! Summer Fridays has just announced that they will be releasing lip oils this season.

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Summer Fridays, Lip Butter Balm, $44 NZD.

Conclusion:

2023 was an incredible year for beauty and we cannot wait to see what 2024 has in store for us! Follow us on Instagram for the latest trends in beauty and fashion and let us know about your favourite products of 2023.

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