The 10 Best New Beauty Buys to Pick Up in November
November is a great month, y’all. We’ve got Thanksgiving just around the corner, Christmas in our near future and a ton of new beauty launches to enjoy along the way. Here, the ten that we’re most excited about (that would also make excellent gifts).
Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette
We literally oohed with delight when we first opened this palette. With 18 shades across the berry spectrum and eye-catching glitters in every row, the color combos are endless. There's even a "concealer" shadow, which you can layer on first to make any shadow that goes over it more vibrant. Oh, and the application? Like butter on toast.
Huda Beauty ($65)
Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask
Speaking of toast... Hi, we’d like one avocado melt (sleeping mask), please. As the name implies, it literally melts into your skin upon application so you get maximum hydration with no greasy pillow transfer. Fun fact: 74 percent of the formula is made from four parts of the fruit; the rest includes manuka honey and polyhydroxy acid, a super-gentle exfoliator that’s suitable for even sensitive skin (which, btw, we’re predicting will be the skincare ingredient of 2019).
Glow Recipe ($45; available at Sephora.com on November 28)
Maybelline Snapscara Washable Mascara
Oh, snap. The iconic brand just launched its first wax-free mascara. What does this mean for us? Well, for starters, no clumps or flakes—just clean, defined lashes. And the removal is a breeze. All you need is a cotton pad and some warm water to get the job done. It comes in four shades (but we’re partial to this fetching blue).
Ursa Major Go Easy Daily Shampoo
We finally found it: A no-fuss shampoo that’s free of sulfates but still delivers a satisfyingly creamy lather that leaves our hair soft, not stripped. Plus, the fresh pine scent always puts us in a good mood. 'Tis the season, after all.
Ursa Major ($26)
Burt’s Bees All Aglow Lip & Cheek Stick
Our typical morning routine goes something like this: sunscreen, tinted moisturizer and this two-in-one stick. Made from jojoba and sunflower seed oils (with a coconut oil core to boot), it glides onto skin, leaving just the right amount of color on our lips and cheeks every single time.
Burt’s Bees ($13)
Lord Jones High CBD Formula Body Lotion
New to CBD? This moisturizer is a great place to start. The shea butter formula makes your skin feel baby soft and the menthyl ethylamido oxalate provides an instant cooling effect for any sore or stiff areas. (The regal packaging doesn't hurt either.)
Lord Jones ($60)
Kristen Ess Texture Taming Root Control Iron
Um, guys, this thing is a game changer—and we don't use that term lightly. The tiny heated rod targets those stubborn cowlicks and baby hairs around your hairline that are too short to grip in a regular iron (without leaving any awkward clamp marks). It’s also great for smoothing frizz at the nape of your neck and taming unruly bangs that never seem to lay the right way.
Kristen Ess ($55)
L’Oréal Revitalift Derm Intensives Vitamin C Serum
If you only add one ingredient to your skin-care routine, vitamin C is a solid bet. The potent antioxidant protects against free radicals and UV exposure, while also softening fine lines and brightening dull skin. In short: It's a powerhouse. This one packs a whopping 10 percent of the good stuff and layers beautifully under moisturizer and makeup.
Make Tinted Marine Salve
Raise your hand if your lips are So. Very. Dry right now. This multipurpose balm will salve that, stat. Puns aside, we really were impressed with how quickly it transformed our chapped, flaky pout. You can get it in clear, but Bex, the shade shown above, is a great neutral pink for everyday wear.
Dr. Jart Dermask Foot Smoothing Mask
When trudging out in the cold to get a pedicure seems like too much effort, we like to slip on these foil masks for some at home pampering instead. Each one is soaked with a hydrating essence that will leave your heels baby soft.
Dr. Jart ($9)