Leave your worries back in 2018! This year is about trying new things, getting in on hot colors, and switching up your beauty game.

By Alyssa Hertzig
January 02, 2019
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Celebrate the Return of the Deep-Red Mani

Essie Nail Polish in Bordeaux
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No need to shelve your go-to shades, but why not work in something new? Bold reds, like Essie Nail Polish in Bordeaux ($9), were all over the fall runways, and for good reason: They're sophisticated and sexy. 

Add a Good Scrub Sesh to Your Skin Routine

Garnier Glow Boost 2-in-1 Facial Mask & Scrub with Apricot Seed
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Even a once-a-week rubdown can yield noticeably brighter skin (no small thing in winter). We like Garnier Glow Boost 2-in-1 Facial Mask & Scrub with Apricot Seed ($9)

Bring a Little Glitz to Your Lips 

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Shine on, ladies—even when it's dark at 4 p.m. Swipe a sheer silver or gold lip luster, like Almay LipVibes Toppers ($8 each) in Mix It Up (shown) or Shake It Up, over your favorite shade for a shimmery, eye-catching finish.

Pamper Your Hair With a Mask Treatment

OGX Coconut Miracle Oil Hair Mask
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If your ends are feeling fried, they're probably causing you to look that way, too. Deep-condition with OGX Coconut Miracle Oil Hair Mask ($9) to keep your strands soft and healthy.

Wake Up and Smell the Perfume

Mugler Take Me Out cologne
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The right scent can pull you out of your winter hibernation. Designed to give you a burst of energy, Mugler Take Me Out ($70) is a sparkling cologne that blends shiso leaf with orange blossom. 

Help Your Face Fight the Elements

Neutrogena Hydro Boost City Shield Water Gel with SPF 25
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Suit up against the environment with Neutrogena Hydro Boost City Shield Water Gel with SPF 25 ($23). A cocktail of antioxidants protects skin from pollution while it hydrates.