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 October.
Dawn, Editorial Director
I just got back from a nice long vacation, which was restorative for my soul but not so much for my skin. This multi-tasking sake essence is brightening but extremely gentle, and it’s making my jet-lagged face feel alive again while fighting the pollutants I exposed myself to on the road.
A bright pink lipstick makes me look and feel more awake (see jet-lag above), and this lipstick is just the thing. Of course it also doesn’t hurt that the lip bullet is super cute and the packaging is wildly chic.
I recently tried the Halo laser, and let’s just say it’s a game changer. Just about every dark spot on my face was eradicated, but for a few days I had to hide the redness and roughness from the treatment. This breathable foundation did exactly that while letting my skin heal, and even though I don’t need it anymore, I still really love wearing it.
Nicole, Editorial Growth Strategist
As someone who always opts for a more natural brown smoky eye, this palette is just the thing — it’s compact, lightweight and has all the brown-to-golden shimmery shades I could ever need. It’s the secret weapon I keep in my desk to freshen up my eyes for past-work happy hour.
This product is like my usual tinted sunscreen but way less oily, blurs my pores and provides the slightest mattifying effect to my T-zone that will definitely keep me using it all season long — it’s been a total upgrade to my routine.
I read recently that “pink is the color of youth,” so I've been giving my classic red lip a break and I’m using this soft cool pink for a “my lips but better” tone for a softer look.
Marisa, Assistant Editor
I'm very, very in love with this new launch from Peach & Lily. It's perfect for traveling or those days when a multi-step skin care routine just isn't an option. According to the brand, one of these pads delivers the effects of a toner, essence and moisturizer in just one swipe. I'm all about it.
The OG CC Cream holds a special place in my heart, so there was no question that I needed to try out this new formula. I'm loving it for the fall (I'm already almost out) because it has a matte finish and that perfect complexion-perfecting formula I know and love.
When Maybelline announced it was coming out with a new shade range of SuperStay Matte Ink, I nearly lost my mind. This liquid lipstick is my fave ever because of its long-lasting formula. If you see me in the near future, I am probably wearing the new red-orange shade named Globetrotter.
Alanna, Assistant Editor
While I love a good, moody nail polish shade at all times, I’ve noticed that in between polish changes my nails have gotten weaker and more brittle. I knew it was time to look for something else. Enter: Essie Gel Couture polishes. Not only do my manicures last way longer (pretty much two weeks!), the gel couture formulas are gentler on my nails, and my nails have gotten so much stronger. Wrap Party is my favorite fall color, and I’ve been wearing it non-stop!
Between the end of Fashion Week, a fall vacation for my birthday and catching up on work since I’ve been back, my under eye circles are out in full force. While I’ve been using eye creams religiously, I still have been wanting to give my eyes a little extra boost, and these eye gels are getting the job done. They’re so pretty, and I love how refreshed they make me look and feel.
With my blessed but sometimes temperamental long hair, I’m always on the hunt for a good conditioner. When I recently got the opportunity to try this one from It’s A 10, I knew I had to give it a go and I’m so happy I did. It leave my locks feeling super smooth and helps them blow dry beautifully with the most subtle (but awesome) glossy finish. This also has been a major game changer when I go to bed with my hair wet — I wake up, and it’s totally tangle free.
Tembe, Assistant Editor
When I found out Summer Fridays was dropping a new mask, I was thrilled. I’m already a big fan of the jet lag mask so I knew that whatever this would be, I would love it, too. Then I met it in person and it completely exceeded my expectations. The exfoliant is gentle but effective, smells great and leaves my skin looking bright and luminous. I’m obsessed.
When it comes to my manicure you could say I’m consistent (I wore the same bright yellow shade for all eight weeks of summer), so I’ve been looking for a warmer, spicier yellow to transition me into fall. Cue Fall For NYC, a yellow shade that’s deeper than the brighter hues that were everywhere this summer and slightly warmer too. It’s the perfect sweater weather companion and is the pop of color I need to complete every look.
I’m a loyalist to my long-time red (looking at you, Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01), but when I received the Lime Crime Plushies and a few lip liners I couldn’t help but experiment with some color combinations. What I didn’t expect was to fall in love with Jam, a sheer deep red and Fangs, a smoky red hue that I would rock on its own. Together, they create a subtle deep red ombre look that’s perfect for fall.
Chizi, Social Media Coordinator
This palette has amazing color payoff and is super versatile for daytime and nighttime looks. It's also the perfect size for when you're on the go and fits perfectly in your purse. I’m also loving the fact that you can create a totally neutral look with pops of gorgeous purple and orange shades.
I love this for days when I don't want a super heavy foundation look. It provides great coverage while also being lightweight for the perfect barely-there makeup.
Not only do I love using this as a lip product, I actually also use it on my cheeks for a soft hue of blush or on my eyes as a pretty warm shadow. It’s perfect for all my makeup needs simply because I can actually use it everywhere!