It’s a brand new month, which means a new round of products is making their way onto store shelves and into our makeup bags. These are the products Makeup.com’s editors can’t live without this November.
This time of year, if I don’t load up on extra moisture, my skin gets flaky and my makeup looks less than cute. This gel-like hydrator seriously moisturizes yet feels like nothing, and it makes my foundation glide on even better.
Instead of going through multiple makeup wipes a day, I started using this little mitt to remove my makeup. It’s made of some sort of magical fabric that takes everything off in one swipe, and it makes me feel better about my carbon footprint.
It is the perfect shade for those who are dipping their toes in the dark lipstick trend for the first time — a mix between plum and oxblood lip colors. I call it my Jane Lane lipstick because I originally bought it for my Halloween costume, but it has quickly become my new go-to.
Winter is coming. It is never too early to start bathing in all of the body creams to prep your skin for what’s to come. This formula is like all of the rich body butters out there in one great place. I highly recommend stocking up while you can because it’s limited edition.
You'll find me obsessing over IT Cosmetics practically all the time, but this complexion brush in particular has my heart. I use the large end of the brush to apply my foundation and the small end to apply my concealer. It's super convenient, ideal for when you're in a rush (me — every day) and will leave you with the perfect airbrushed finish.
I'm always on the hunt for an awesome liquid matte, and I managed to get my hands on the NYX Liquid Suede Metallic Matte in Buzzkill, which is a creamy, metallic magenta. I love this shade because it's not too bright, which makes it a great color to match my fall wardrobe.
In last month's roundup, I gushed about my go-to nightly serum and this month I feel like it's necessary to include my morning serum: the Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate. Its scent is an interesting citrusy-ginger mix, and I'm obsessed with how radiant this serum makes my skin look prior to moisturizing and applying my makeup.
Not only is this face mask ideal for the ‘gram, it also really works! I love using this before applying my makeup for night out — it gives my skin a brighter appearance and has it feeling fresh and plump for makeup application. Plus, it’s seriously disco silver, and for that reason alone, it really has me stayin’ alive.
It’s no surprise that this highlighter has gotten so many great reviews in the NYX community. This stuff was perfect for some extra sparkle during Halloween — but also serves as an extra special highlight for a night out. I can’t stop, and won’t stop wearing this one.
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NYX Professional Makeup Earth Palette I'm officially obsessed with this eyeshadow palette. The color story is on point, and the quality of the shadows make it worth the money. It's also super portable and has a huge mirror that I use whenever I have to do my makeup on the go.
La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water I have an obsession with facial sprays and I'm not afraid to admit it. Whether they really do anything or not, I love to spray a fine mist across my face whenever my skin feels thirsty throughout the day. It also feels super fancy so that's definitely a huge plus. Cle de Peau Liquid Liner This liner is one of my holy grail products — I can achieve a perfect wing in 30 seconds or less and tightline my eyes without slip ups. It's all in the brush and the formula — the brush tip gives me lots of control, and the inky black color never lets me down.
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.