The Best New Makeup Products to Shop in NovemberNovember 02, 2020
Lindsey, Content Director
My lips are beyond chapped year-round, and things only get worse when the temperatures dip and typically creates a big, flaky problem when I go to wear lip color. This tinted gloss, however, is infused with nourishing collagen, shea butter and hyaluronic acid to soothe my lips and conceal signs of dryness. FWIW, I’m hooked on the dusty rose shade Humble and think you will be, too.
Mario Dedivanovic is one of my all-time favorite makeup artists, so I’m super pumped that he (finally) came out with his own product line. There’s a lot to love in the collection, but I’ve found myself reaching for this 12-pan metallic eyeshadow palette more days than not since I got it. The creamy shadows give off a soft shimmer when applied dry, but you can amp up the sparkle by patting them on with a wet brush, too.
Sarah, Senior Editor
I wear waterproof mascara exclusively because the formulas help my straight lashes hold a curl. Although I’m devoted to this type of formula, I know it’s not great for the health of my lashes. It can be drying and hard to remove, even when using an oil-based cleanser or makeup remover. Lately, I’ve noticed more lashes falling out than usual, so I was so excited to add this serum to my routine. It conditions and fortifies lashes to help prevent lash loss. I apply it twice a day — once before my mascara and once after removing it. Now I can really have the best of all worlds, at least as far as my lashes are concerned.
Alanna, Associate Editor
As a self-proclaimed matte lipstick lover, it takes a lot for me to venture out of my pigmented comfort zone, which is why you’ll rarely find me wearing a glossy or satin lip. That said, there was something about this creamy caramel color that made we want to switch things up this season. The lippie gives off a radiant, slightly glowy finish, but is still super thick and saturated like the matte shades I love.
As the weather has gotten colder, my hair and scalp have become dry and flaky, so I’ve been looking for a new clarifying and exfoliating shampoo to get me through. The Deeptox Exfoliating Salt Shampoo by Eva NYC has done the trick. It helps scrub away excess pollution and leaves my hair and scalp feeling fresh and hydrated. Plus, I love its salty-sweet scent.
Genesis, Assistant Editor
Sweet Street is a brand that’s all about empowering women of color and sharing bits of rich Latinx culture through long-lasting and pigmented formulas. As a Latina, I really love the mission of the brand, but I became a true fan after trying the Thick and Thin Lipsticks. Between the ’90s-inspired color combinations and the multitasking packaging, it makes applying lipstick easy and customizable. The dual-ended pencil comes with a thick side that’s a satin lipstick and glides effortlessly onto your lips, and a thin side that has a lip liner that you can use to help define your lips. My favorite shade is Angel BB, which comes with a rich matte brown lip liner and a pink-meets-brown nude lipstick.
I strive to look like I radiate from within, and this Face Glaze has been life-changing when it comes to that goal. The jelly formula melts into my skin and effortlessly replicates that golden-hour glow. I love applying it underneath my foundation to give it that dewy boost or wearing it on its own for a healthy sheen.
Sam, Assistant Editor
These days, it’s rare for me to wear foundation. But when I am looking for a bit of coverage, I’ve been reaching for this new serum-like foundation from Kjaer Weis. The formula is extremely lightweight, but it still provides light-to-medium buildable coverage. It has a second-skin-like feel and gives an insane glow. I just put a few drops on my hand, dampen a beauty sponge and bounce the product on my face. It keeps my dry skin hydrated all day, too.
While I’ll always be loyal to my extensive collection of nude lipsticks, I’m challenging myself this fall to embrace some darker and brighter shades. My go-to has been the new Spiced Lipstick collection from Maybelline. While the light pink shade Talk the Talk is amazing (and in my comfort zone!), I’ve also become obsessed with Know No Limits, a bright red. It’s perfect for the holiday season, and the long-wear formula doesn’t rub off on my face mask!
Jillian, Senior Social Media Editor
I’ll admit, I’m generally a huge skeptic of cushion products, but I’ve been on the hunt for a lighter alternative to my usual liquid foundation now that I’m wearing a mask all the time. The EM Cosmetics Daydream Cushion pleasantly surprised me: It’s so lightweight that Ibarely feel it on my face, and it blends like a dream (no pun intended). It’s a bit tricky to apply at first because of the small applicator, but a little goes a long way, so you can easily blend it out without redabbing the compact. And if you’re anything like me and forget to apply sunscreen under your foundation, you’ll particularly appreciate that this is packed with SPF 50.