it was a very, very pretty year—thanks to these new releases that we’re obsessing over.

by nylon

Lady Gaga Fame Eau de Parfum

"When it was announced in 2010 that Lady Gaga would put out a signature fragrance, everyone (well, maybe just editors) began guessing what kind of crazy scent would accurately represent the avant-garde pop star. Then she announced it would smell like blood and semen. Ultimately, it was more of a pretty floral but the pod-like bottle and black juice added the requisite edginess that one would expect from Haus of Gaga." --Katie Dickens, beauty director

Lancome Hypnose Mascara

"A mascara endorsed by Betty Boop? Yes, please." --Bianca Rodriguez, beauty account manager

Ren Bio Retinoid Anti-Aging Concentrate

"Honestly, I don't really care about the anti-aging properties in this serum; it's the scent that has me obsessed. It smells just faintly of apricot and is the best thing to put on your face before you go to bed. Softest. Skin. Ever." --Rebecca Willa Davis, executive web editor

Azealia Banks x MAC Yung Rapunxel Lipstick

"Made every girl wish she was a goth. I died, I died." --Kelley Garrard, promotions and marketing designer

Kate Somerville DermalQuench

"It's the only thing I've ever put on my skin that both instantly, and visibly improves it's texture." --Ray Siegel, senior web editor