9 New Fall Makeup Products Our Editors Are Swooning Over in SeptemberSeptember 01, 2020
Lindsey, Content Director
I hate sharpening my makeup pencils. No matter what kind of sharpener I use, the shavings always get all over the place, and I never seem to have one on hand when I need it, anyway. Sadly, I much prefer an eye pencil to a pen or liquid liner, though, so my dislike of sharpeners can be an issue. Mechanical pencils have been my saving grace, and the newest version from L’Oreal Paris has legit changed my life. The formula glides on smoothly, doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes and comes in six perfect-for-fall shades (the plum Violet Wool is so chic and unexpected). But the best part is that when the tip gets dull, I simply twist the pencil and it’s like new again, with no mess in sight.
Sarah, Senior Editor
Before this brow gel came into my life, making my brows look presentable had become a process. I haven’t gotten my brows professionally tweezed and tinted in months due to COVID-19, so I was using two or three products to give them any sort of shape. But with Brow Power Filler, achieving full, defined brows is super easy. The innovative wand features a micro-flocked tip to help fill in sparse areas and molded bristles to shape. The formula also contains fibers for a thick, natural finish. Even when I do start going back to my brow technician, I’ll definitely be able to go longer between appointments thanks to my new makeup BFF.
Alanna, Associate Editor
This silky champagne highlighter is my new everyday vibe, thanks to its color payoff and staying power. After foundation and blush, I like to swipe this onto my cheekbones, down my nose and on my Cupid’s bow. It never appears too powdery or cakey and, instead, transforms into an almost cream-like finish that adds dimension to my face. It’s going to be my highlighting secret as I transition my summer glow into fall. Plus, it gives me good energy and vibes thanks to its chakra-inspired package and mold.
My lashes have been feeling particularly limp the past couple weeks, so I’ve been searching for a mascara formula that gives me some lift. I found it with The Big Clean mascara from Kosas. It lifts and fluffs my lashes to their maximum fluttery potential, and the ingredients include castor oil, vitamin B5 and peptides to keep my natural lashes looking healthy and voluminous. Plus, the packaging is super cute.
Genesis, Assistant Editor
I love a good gloss and typically gravitate towards them because I’ve had one too many experiences in which matte lip products leave my lips feeling super dry. But the new Lancôme L’Absolue Rouge IntiMatte Lipstick has redefined what a matte lipstick looks and feels like for me. Available in 16 shades, the formula is lightweight and super comfortable to wear. It actually feels like you aren’t wearing anything! I love the color Timeless Appeal, which is a gorgeous brick shade that’s really pretty for fall.
As I previously mentioned, I am a glossy girl through and through, so when the new Tower 28 Shine On Milky Lip Jellies arrived at my doorstep, I seriously couldn’t contain my excitement. The colors are stunning shades that are named after alternative milk options — Cashew, Coconut, Almond and Oat. My favorite is Cashew, which is the most beautiful nude mauve-brown that enhances my natural lip color. It has a luxuriously smooth consistency that glides onto your lips like butter and is very moisturizing. It also offers a high-shine finish that isn’t greasy and is super buildable. One swipe offers a beautiful sheen with a tinge of color, but if you really wanted a more pigmented look, you can get it with more layers. Or, you can apply it on top of your regular lipstick — Cashew on top of my Intimatte in Timeless Appeal (see above) is my jam.
Sam, Assistant Editor
Wearing makeup with a mask is complicated (read: smudging, lifting, transfer). I was ready to permanently retire makeup for god, but instead I decided to overhaul my routine with this bundle from Dermablend. Complete with the Flawless Creator Lightweight Foundation, Loose Setting Powder, Power-Setter 2-in-1 Makeup Setting Spray and the Foundation Buffing Brush, the kit gives me everything I need to do a face that stays on all day, even with a face mask. The foundation is non-comedogenic, so I don’t break out and the setting spray truly locks everything in and prevents transfer onto the fabric mask. It’s been such a great combination of products to help me look my best while also staying safe!
I’m a major fan of the Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk (it smells amazing!), so I couldn’t wait to give the brand’s new Detox Dry Shampoo a go. And spoiler alert, it didn’t disappoint. Formulated with organic aquatic mint and vitamin E to soak up excess oil and impurities, it gives a refreshing, cooling sensation on the scalp that makes it the perfect pick-me-up after a midday workout. My hair not only looks clean after use, but it also smells minty fresh.
Jillian, Senior Social Media Editor
I’m not wearing much makeup these days, and when I do, I keep it pretty low key. For my lips, that usually involves a good balm or gloss, which is why I immediately stocked up on this balm-and-scrub duo. The lip balm itself has coconut oil, so I feel totally moisturized at all times. The pineapple scrub is the icing on top, though. I’ve noticed my lips get chapped and flaky when I wear a mask, so adding some extra exfoliating TLC before applying the balm is the perfect solution. Plus, the pineapple and coconut combo is so tropical, I can pretend I’m on vacay.