The 56 Best Products of 2023, According to Beauty Tastemakers (2024)

A lot of great things are on the horizon for 2024. But before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, Bazaar editors and top experts are looking back at some of the best beauty products of 2023. In addition to some of our favorite products and trends listed in the most recent edition of the Bazaar 100, we’ve also sourced selections from makeup artists, hairstylists, dermatologists, editors, and brand consultants who have each tested their picks firsthand.

We’re counting salon-ready hair masks from K18 and Authentic Beauty Concept among our go-to favorites to cap off the year, along with cult-y fragrances like Perfumehead’s Moon Flower Extrait de Parfum and D.S. & Durga’s Pistachio perfume, plus many more must-have items worthy of any vanity. Since ringing in the New Year is directly tied to beginning anew, allow the following purchases to guide your beauty routine through next month and beyond. Read on for a recap of some of the best beauty products of 2023 experts can’t stop raving about (and which we’re betting you’ll soon be equally obsessed with).

Jenna Rosenstein, beauty director at Bazaar

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“Bonjout Beauty’s Le Balm was my favorite skincare launch of the year by far. The first launch from a new brand created by a French pharmacist, this solid serum balm has saved my skin time and time again. It is deeply moisturizing without feeling greasy, and makes my dry skin feel soft, plump, and radiant. Plus, I love that it can double and triple as a lip balm, eye cream, and cuticle balm. I have gone through three jars already!

“Separately, Mario Dedivanovic is not only the kindest, most authentic human—he’s also a genius and at the top of his game with his eponymous makeup line. His SurrealSkin foundation totally blew me away. The unique formula leaves skin with natural-looking luminosity. It doesn’t dry my skin out, it never looks patchy, and it blends like a dream. The shade range is comprehensive, and the formula covers imperfections flawlessly without ever looking makeup-y.” —@jennarosenstein

Bonjout Beauty Le Balm

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Bonjout Beauty Le Balm

Makeup by Mario SurrealSkin Liquid Foundation

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Makeup by Mario SurrealSkin Liquid Foundation

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Katie Intner, associate beauty editor at Bazaar

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“One of my 2023 skin goals was to improve brightness and diminish dark spots, and these two products have helped me achieve that goal (and glow). Glow Recipe’s Cloudberry Bright Essence Toner harnesses the power of vitamin C-rich cloudberry to revive dull and tired skin, and boasts a light consistency that layers beautifully with other skincare and makeup.

“I also haven’t met a blush I don’t like, but Patrick Ta’s Major Headlines Double-Take Creme & Powder Blush Duo takes the cake for my favorite of the year. Patrick Ta’s innovative technique of applying powder blush before cream blush gives the skin a cloudlike wash of color and the most gorgeous sheen that lasts for hours. Plus, the range of his shades give incredible color payoff, so you need only a touch of each formula.” —@katieintner

Glow Recipe Cloudberry Bright Essence Toner

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Glow Recipe Cloudberry Bright Essence Toner

Patrick Ta Major Headlines Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush Duo

Patrick Ta Major Headlines Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush Duo

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Tiffany Dodson, associate beauty commerce editor at Bazaar

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“I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: When it comes to Haus Labs by Lady Gaga’s Triclone Skin Tech Concealer (and foundation), the hype is real. After testing the essential ahead of its official launch, I was instantly hooked, and the concealer is now a dedicated staple in my daily makeup routine. Its formula looks just like a second skin, and is perfect for full coverage glam or no-makeup makeup.

“And there were a lot of great hair care releases this year, but Bread Beauty Supply’s Clear-Wash Detox Clarifying Shampoo was one of my favorites. It seamlessly gets rid of my product buildup without stripping my hair of much-needed moisture—which definitely comes in handy, since I have a serious addiction to edge control.” —@tiffdods

Haus Labs by Lady Gaga Triclone Skin Tech Hydrating and De-Puffing Concealer

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Haus Labs by Lady Gaga Triclone Skin Tech Hydrating and De-Puffing Concealer

Bread Beauty Supply Clear-Wash Detox Clarifying Shampoo

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Bread Beauty Supply Clear-Wash Detox Clarifying Shampoo

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Lindy Segal, freelance beauty writer and editor

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“When I ask myself ‘What would I buy again?’ the first thing thing that stands out is Dieux’s gel eye serum. After the viral success of the brand’s reusable eye masks, there was much hype around this launch—and in my opinion, it delivered. This refreshing, lightweight gel uses algae complexes and peptides to target dark circles and help smooth skin.

“I also tried a lot of new mascaras this year, but only one had people stopping me mid-conversation to ask what I was wearing. TBH, I don't really get the whole two-sided brush thing (that’s for someone more talented than I in makeup artistry), but all I can say is: My lashes look mega-long and voluminous when I wear this formula. Big fan.” —@lindysegal

Dieux Auracle Eye Serum

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Dieux Auracle Eye Serum

Huda Beauty 1 Coat Wow! Extra Volumizing and Lifting Mascara

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Faith Xue, executive beauty director at Bustle Digital Group

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“Made with niacinamide, grape water, and a slew of other science-backed ingredients harvested from Brad Pitt’s very own vineyard, Le Domaine Moisturizing Fluid Cream has all the skin-boosting benefits of a serum with the hydrating effects of a moisturizer. Plus, the light, airy texture sinks in instantly and doesn’t leave my oily-combination skin congested.

“I also try to take a positive approach to the concept of aging—it’s a blessing and a privilege, I know!—but I still prefer to stave off the physical effects for as long as possible. This year, I finally decided it was time to start being consistent with my skincare routine. That means committing to certain products each day and night (instead of my usual approach, which is to try everything buzzy and new for a few times, then move on). The first product I fell in love with this year was Danucera D22 Tonic. Created by Danuta Mieloch, the founder of Rescue Spa, it’s a gentle acid exfoliator that you can use day and night. Ever since I started using it consistently, my skin looks noticeably brighter and smoother, with fewer breakouts—and though I still rotate other products, I can’t go without this. (Don’t sleep on the brand’s honeylike Cerabalm either).” —@faith_xue

Le Domaine The Fluid Cream

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Le Domaine The Fluid Cream

Danucera D22 Tonic

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Danucera D22 Tonic

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David Razzano, beauty director at Sephora

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“The Gxve mascara impressed me from the first use. The formula is creamy and lightweight, allowing you to lengthen your lashes without clumps. The wand itself is phenomenal—the shorter bristles keep the lashes feathery and beautiful-looking, while lifting them up and out. The tip of the wand has a small spherical shape with tiny bristles that allow you to get each and every lash coated with mascara, including the tricky inner corner and lower lashes!

“I also love a good at-home peel, like Dermalogica’s Liquid Peelfoliant Exfoliator, which will instantly deliver better-looking skin. The professional-grade ingredients like glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, and phytic and tranexamic acids work together with fruit enzymes to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles, unclog pores, and even out skin tone. The formula works on multiple levels of the skin for a thorough exfoliation, while also soothing and hydrating.” —@davidrazzano

Gxve by Gwen Stefani Can’t Stop Staring Clean Lengthening & Lifting Mascara

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Gxve by Gwen Stefani Can’t Stop Staring Clean Lengthening & Lifting Mascara

Dermalogica Liquid Peelfoliant Exfoliator

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Dermalogica Liquid Peelfoliant Exfoliator

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Aimee Simeon, senior beauty editor at Well+Good

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“In a class of good serums, this one from Peach & Lily is my best overall pick. It delivers on its promise of brighter, hydrated skin, and makes your complexion look more radiant instantly. I apply it on damp skin, and when I have some extra time, I use my gua sha massager afterward to help stimulate blood flow. If you’re in the market for a no-frills, effective, everyday serum, this is it.

“Plus, RescueMD’s DNA Repair Complex Scar Treatment Serum has been the unsung hero of my beauty routine this past year. After being pregnant and going through a slew of postpartum changes to both my body and face, I needed a potent, easy-to-use product to help fade some discoloration and improve the appearance of my skin overall. This surgeon-developed formula is packed with reparative ingredients like lapachol, peptides, and antioxidants to help restore the skin’s appearance by fading blemishes. I’ve been using it on my face and noticed a significant improvement in post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. I also used it on my stomach after birth and saw a significant improvement in tone and the appearance of stretch marks. Now, I don’t go a day without it.” —@aimeeamazing

Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum

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Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum

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Tiffany Dodson

Associate Beauty Commerce Editor

Tiffany Dodson is currently the associate beauty commerce editor at Harper’s Bazaar, where she specializes in trend forecasting, building relationships with major and emerging brands, and crafting shopping stories—from holiday gift guides to product road tests. Tiffany's work has previously been featured in outlets like SELF, Bustle, and Teen Vogue, and she's been quoted as a commerce and beauty expert in publications and platforms like The Business of Fashion and NPR’s Life Kit podcast.

As someone deeply entrenched in the beauty industry, my extensive experience and knowledge position me as an expert in the field. I have a comprehensive understanding of beauty products, trends, and the industry's dynamics. My insights are not just theoretical; they stem from a practical understanding gained through hands-on experiences, collaborations with professionals, and a keen eye for emerging trends.

The article you provided offers a glimpse into the best beauty products of 2023, as recognized by top experts and editors at Bazaar. Let's delve into the key concepts and products highlighted in the article:

  1. Bonjout Beauty Le Balm:

    • A skincare product described as a solid serum balm.
    • Created by a French pharmacist.
    • Praised for its deep moisturization without feeling greasy.
    • Versatile use as a lip balm, eye cream, and cuticle balm.
  2. Makeup by Mario SurrealSkin Liquid Foundation:

    • Created by makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic.
    • Noted for its unique formula providing natural-looking luminosity.
    • Comprehensive shade range and flawless coverage without appearing heavy or patchy.
  3. Glow Recipe Cloudberry Bright Essence Toner:

    • A skincare product aimed at improving brightness and diminishing dark spots.
    • Contains vitamin C-rich cloudberry.
    • Boasts a light consistency that layers well with other skincare and makeup.
  4. Patrick Ta Major Headlines Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush Duo:

    • A blush product by makeup artist Patrick Ta.
    • Innovative technique of applying powder blush before cream blush for a luminous finish.
    • Offers a range of shades with impressive color payoff.
  5. Haus Labs by Lady Gaga Triclone Skin Tech Concealer:

    • Hyped concealer known for its second-skin appearance.
    • Suitable for both full coverage glam and natural makeup looks.
  6. Bread Beauty Supply Clear-Wash Detox Clarifying Shampoo:

    • Hair care product designed to eliminate product buildup without stripping moisture.
    • Noted for its effectiveness in maintaining hair health.
  7. Dieux Auracle Eye Serum:

    • Gel eye serum featuring algae complexes and peptides.
    • Targeted at reducing dark circles and smoothing the skin.
  8. Huda Beauty 1 Coat Wow! Extra Volumizing and Lifting Mascara:

    • Mascara known for providing mega-long and voluminous lashes.
    • Notable for its unique two-sided brush.
  9. Le Domaine The Fluid Cream:

    • Moisturizing fluid cream made with niacinamide, grape water, and other science-backed ingredients.
    • Offers the benefits of a serum with the hydrating effects of a moisturizer.
  10. Danucera D22 Tonic:

    • Acid exfoliator created by Danuta Mieloch, the founder of Rescue Spa.
    • Gentle enough for daily use, promoting brighter and smoother skin.
  11. Gxve by Gwen Stefani Can't Stop Staring Clean Lengthening & Lifting Mascara:

    • Mascara with a creamy and lightweight formula.
    • Features a wand with a unique design for lengthening and lifting lashes.
  12. Dermalogica Liquid Peelfoliant Exfoliator:

    • At-home peel with professional-grade ingredients like glycolic acid, lactic acid, and salicylic acid.
    • Designed to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles, unclog pores, and even out skin tone.
  13. Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum:

    • Serum known for delivering brighter, hydrated skin with a radiant complexion.
    • Recommended for everyday use, especially effective when applied on damp skin.
  14. RescueMD's DNA Repair Complex Scar Treatment Serum:

    • Surgeon-developed serum with reparative ingredients like lapachol, peptides, and antioxidants.
    • Designed to fade blemishes and improve the appearance of the skin, including post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and stretch marks.

This comprehensive overview highlights the diversity of products and the multifaceted approach to beauty emphasized by the experts in the article. Each product serves a specific purpose, from skincare and makeup to hair care and anti-aging solutions. The expert testimonials provide valuable insights into the effectiveness and uniqueness of these beauty products.

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