As we head into the last month of the year, we've got three things on our minds — cozy vibes, glowing skin, and shimmering makeup. So, naturally, we have an eye toward all the beauty buys that align with this vision, allowing us to imbue joy into the dark days of winter.
From festive eyeshadows and glittering lip gloss to nourishing skin care and gorgeous candle, we've rounded up the 10 best beauty launches of November and December. Whether you're shopping for a loved one or adding to your own holiday wishlist, you can shop all of our picks below.
Zara x Guido Palau Glitter in Gold Set
Zara has officially entered the hair-care game. The brand partnered with legendary hairstylist Guido Palau to create a set of four gilded styling products and accessories to mark the occasion. It includes Gold Gel, Gold Glitter Spray, Gold Bobby Pins, and a Gold Comb. Use them together to give your hair a wash of golden shimmer.
Auden Lueur Candles
A new arrival from influencer MaCenna Lee — known as XO, MaCenna on YouTube and Instagram — is a candle line called Auden Lueur. So far, the line includes three artfully designed candles featuring jaw-dropping glass vessels modeled after antique glassware. I've followed MaCenna and her home-decor journey for years so I jumped at the chance to get my hands on one of these. I ordered Ellori, an inviting blend of violet, vanilla, and cardamom, during the pre-sale, and I can't wait for it to arrive.
Dyson Airwrap Complete Long Diffuse
Dyson Airwrap lovers can now add a new tool to their arsenal — the Diffuser head. "As someone who has used the Dyson Supersonic's diffuser attachment to dry my 3b curls for years, I'm thrilled to add this new ergonomic tool to my arsenal," says InStyle beauty director Lauren Valenti. Grab the diffuser on its own for $40, or get it as part of the new Long Diffuse set, which includes six heads for styling long hair.
Addiction Tokyo Palette I Look Closer
Japanese makeup brand Addiction Tokyo is ushering in the holidays with a few festive launches, and this eyeshadow palette is my favorite of the bunch. It has six gorgeous shades — five shimmer and one matte — that add a dose of unexpected color to your festive beauty look. They allow you to get in on the season's celebratory vibes without being too on the nose. The shadows are silky smooth and melt into the skin beautifully while still standing out.
Le Labo Ambroxyde 17 Medium Concrete Candle
Ambroxyde 17 is coming in a new concrete vessel. The scent is a cousin to the brand's beloved Another 13 perfume. The scent uses ambroxyde, a synthetic molecule (and cruelty-free version of ambergris, a musky substance historically used in fragrance and naturally created in the digestive system of sperm whales) that gives the candle its intoxicating musky scent. Ambroxyde is accompanied by woods, jasmine petals, and moss for a whimsical scent that beautifully contrasts this concrete vessel.
Launching 12/1/23 on LeLaboFragrances.com
SiO Cryo Therapy Skincare
SiO Beauty expanded its beloved Cryo Therapy line with three new additions at the top of November — a Hydrating Facial Cleanser ($35), Multivitamin Face & Body Scrub ($45), and Neck & Décolleté Cream ($75). Each item is packed with restorative ingredients, like antioxidants and peptides, to renew your skin from within. Plus, the cleanser has a subtle yet satisfying cooling sensation that leaves your complexion feeling refreshed.
The Maker Lover Eau de Parfum
Featuring notes of oud, vetiver, jasmine, and fig, The Maker's new Lover eau de parfum was "inspired by the unrelenting bond between two lovers that transcends language and judgment," explains the brand. The fragrance is warm and woodsy, grounding and magnetic, and totally genderless. It's the first fragrance the brand has debuted since its launch in 2022.
Available 12/4/23 exclusively on Sephora.com
Birthdate Co. Anniversary Candle
Birthdate Co. is expanding beyond natal celebrations with an anniversary candle. The label displays two names and has two wicks to symbolize your union. It features warm and cozy notes of sage, frankincense, and oakmoss and has a burn time of 50+ hours. It's made-to-order in the U.S. with a blend of coconut and soy wax in a reusable glass jar.
Neutrogena Purescreen+ Invisible Daily Defense Mineral Face LiquidSPF 30
Just because we're getting less daylight doesn't mean you can slack on your SPF routine. As a reminder, Neutrogena is here with a new mineral face sunscreen. It provides SPF 30 protection (the minimum recommended by dermatologists) and is designed to have a smooth and silky finish.
Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Shimmer Glass
The Maracuja Juicy Lip Glass is one of Tarte's top sellers, so the brand decided to give the people what they want, and launch a shimmer version of the product. Now, the lippie comes in eight shimmer shades and eight non-shimmer shades — both delivering high shine, subtle plumpness, and deep moisturization.
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