When you work for a lifestyle and entertainment site, you're expected to be in the know about everything — especially new products that are worth the hype. Writers and editors buy and review countless products, so it's rare for one to earn the title of "life-changing."

But 2018 was a really, really good year for product releases, and the Revelist staff discovered hordes of new beauty, fashion, and home products that straight-up changed the way we live from day to day. Check them all out below in our definitive list of the year's best products. 

Essie Gel Couture Top Coat ($12, Ulta)

photo: Ulta

Freck The Original Freckle Makeup ($22, Freck)

photo: Freck

Beth Studded Shoulder Bag ($55, Topshop)

photo: Topshop

Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector ($28, Sephora)

photo: Sephora

S'Well Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle ($35, Nordstrom)

photo: Nordstrom

Bershka Satin Wide Leg Pants ($29, ASOS)

photo: ASOS

Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correction Pads ($40, Sephora)

photo: Sephora

Medium 12-Month Holographic Planner ($28, Ban.do)

photo: Ban.do

Kat Von D Beauty 24-HR Super Brow Pomade ($19, Kat Von D Beauty)

photo: Kat Von D Beauty

River Island Shearling Aviator Jacket ($119, ASOS)

photo: ASOS

Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook ($24, Amazon)

photo: Amazon

NARS Naturally Radiant Longwear Foundation ($49, Sephora)

photo: Sephora

Frye Flynn Short Inside Zip Boots ($358, Zappos)

photo: Zappos

Apa Beauty Teeth Whitening Duo ($150, Dermstore)

photo: Dermstore

Glossier Cloud Paint ($18, Glossier)

photo: Glossier

Beachwaver Pro Rotating Curling Iron ($199, Ulta)

photo: Ulta

Muji Stackable Acrylic 5-Drawer Case ($60, Amazon)

photo: Amazon

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick ($18, Sephora)

photo: Sephora

E.L.F. Beautifully Bare Highlighting Stick ($4, E.L.F. Cosmetics)

photo: E.L.F. Cosmetics

Tula Hydrating Day & Night Cream ($52, Ulta)

photo: Ulta

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