Taking a look back at the very best 2019 makeup releases! From Dior to Maybelline and an exciting new line – it was truly a great year in beauty.
Hello there, dreamer! Currently, I’m sat watching the Rose Bowl on TV – which can only mean one thing. It’s New Year’s Day and 2020 has officially arrived. While we let that crazy reality sink in, I thought I’d take one final look back at last year and give a round of applause to the best 2019 makeup releases that really stole my heart.
Best 2019 Makeup Releases
Say what you will about 2019 as a whole, but in terms of makeup…it was truly a great year. It was also an incredibly BUSY year with more and more new brands surfacing and new products seemingly launching every day. So much was happening, in fact, that it was pretty hard to keep up…which is where this post comes in.
Every year, I enjoy having a seat at my vanity in the days after Christmas and grabbing up all the slam-dunk makeup products that slayed the game. When it came to choosing the best 2019 makeup releases, it was actually quite challenging given just how MUCH makeup came out this year. With that in mind, I had to be very selective. Plenty of great makeup launched in 2019, but today I’m only showcasing the very BEST.
As always, bear in mind that makeup is suggestive. Everyone also has their own tastes and products can work differently from person to person depending on skin type, etc. So maybe one of these products you won’t be a fan of, but for me…they all managed to exceed my high expectations and were the products I reached for again and again…and again!
Ready to celebrate the Best 2019 Makeup Releases? Let’s get started below.
I of course have to start off my list of the best 2019 makeup releases by paying tribute to the $14 eyeshadow palette I reached for the very most this year! ELF’s New Classics palette is one I discovered in January 2019 and continued to obsess over all the way through December. With a nice selection of textures and shades, it makes for the perfect go-to everyday eyeshadow palette and it is also one that’s great for travel!
Tati Beauty Eyeshadow Palette
Famed YouTuber Tati Westbrook launched her long-awaited makeup line in October 2019 and I was there at the start! Her Textured Neutral eyeshadow palette has now twice sold out and with good reason. It is powerfully pigmented, blends like a dream, lasts all day long and is the perfect palette for beginners. It also includes hands down the best glitter eyeshadow formula I have ever discovered. Bravo, Tati!
Laura Mercier’s updated lipstick line is one of the best 2019 makeup releases and one I hope will be around for a long time. With thirty beautiful shades to choose from, there’s something for everyone and the formula definitely aims to please! As the name suggests, the lipstick is silky and creamy. They’re also full coverage with a satin finish and am impressive wear time.
The Ultra Care lippies by Dior are also available in a traditional tube lipstick, but it’s the liquid formula that really impressed me. The formula is impossibly lightweight and smooth on the lips. The liquid lipsticks are also surprisingly moisturizing and have great color pay-off. They’re available in two finish (matte and satin) and 25 shades.
Another one of the best 2019 makeup releases came from Dior in the form of their new Backstage glow palette. This beauty is incredibly versatile and gives a natural glow to your complexion with just one swipe. That said, it’s also smooth enough to build easily for some serious POP on your cheekbones!
On the drugstore front, when it came to the best 2019 makeup releases — Maybelline was center stage! The striking Chrome Metallic highlighter is available in four shades and delivers a blinding amount of smooth glow that really wows. Molten Gold in particular is the shade I wore religiously throughout the summer and is a universally flattering color for every skin tone.
What I love most about the NARS Mosaic Glow Blush is how it gives you options! You can use just the center blush shade or swirl your brush around in an accompanying bronzer and highlight for a rather unique boost to your cheekbones. Be warned, the pigment is strong! You’ll be amazed how much pigment you’ll pick up with just a light touch of your brush.
Holy moly! When it comes to the best 2019 makeup releases, no list would be complete without mentioning this mega-star concealer from Revlon. It has a thick, creamy texture and delivers smooth, full coverage with just one layer. Powerful stuff that I wager no makeup collection should be without.
Appealing to every skintone, the Maybelline City Bronzer is available in three shades. It also has the perfect buttery matte finish and effortlessly smooths onto your skin, leaving a beautiful sun-kissed complexion behind. If you’re on the hunt for your next favorite bronzer, I highly suggest picking this up. Heavenly!
Famed makeup artist Pat McGrath finally released her foundation in 2019 and boy was it worth the wait! The Sublime Perfection foundation is every bit as good as it sounds, delivering flawless filter-like skin with just one layer. The foundation also pulls off a miracle, being both full-coverage and incredibly lightweight. With an essentially bullet-proof formula, you can rest easy knowing your foundation will last all day long with zero fuss or touch-ups.
Like I said, it was a great year for Maybelline and the Dream Urban Cover foundation really stole my heart in the summertime!The foundation has an impressive SPF 50 and holds up against high heat and humidity like a black belt karate expert. I am praying to the makeup gods that this never goes away because it’s seriously fantastic and I look forward to repurchasing it for many years to come.
Shop the Best 2019 Makeup Releases
Dior Backstage Glow Palette
Dior Ultra Care Liquid Lipsticks
ELF Cosmetics New Classics Eyeshadow Palette
Laura Mercier Silky Creme Lipsticks
Maybelline City Bronzer
Maybelline Chrome Highlighter
Maybelline Urban Cover Foundation
NARS Mosaic Glow Blush
Pat McGrath Labs Sublime Perfection Foundation
Revlon Candid Concealer
Tati Beauty Eyeshadow Palette
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