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, Senior Editorial Director
I love, love, love the Shu cleansing oil shampoo. It’s moisturizing without being too heavy for my fine hair, and I’m a sucker for the good looking pump bottle. The Mario graphics take it to the next level and give me happy Nintendo feels while I’m in the shower.
This cleanser is super lush and creamy, takes off all my makeup and leaves my skin feeling impossibly clean but still hydrated. It’s a solid everyday choice.
To say this pen saved my life this summer may sound like hyperbole, but it’s pretty close. It’s a magic marker filled with zesty, soothing peppermint oil — and it truly is magical. A dab on the back of your neck feels like built-in air-conditioning; a swirl on your temple makes headaches disappear. I’ll never leave home without one in my bag.
Sydney, Creative Producer
I just discovered Everyday Oil and really love it. It feels like a moisturizing treatment when I wear it to bed, and it makes a great dewy base for the day. Plus, you can even use it to cleanse.
This has kept my double process ashy and toned — it makes a noticeable difference whether I use it in the shower for 5 minutes or apply as a mask for 30.
This isn't my everyday mascara, but it's my go to when I want waterproof. It has a soft, full and long-lasting wear.
Courtney, Growth Editor
It's actually matte, unlike most bronzers I’ve used before, which makes it perfect to use as a natural looking tan for a quick summer glow or contouring.
This is a perfect lightweight everyday serum that is gentle enough to use even after harsh drying exfoliators and Retin-A anti-aging creams.
This is a lifesaver for color treated hair! It is the third step in the process, but I've found that it works well on its own. It rebuilds your cuticle weeks to months after a hair color appointment — still wondering how I lived without it for so long.
Marisa, Assistant Editor
As obsessed as I am with every IT Cosmetics product ever, this CC powder is my new fave. I use it after my IT CC cream, and it leaves my skin looking perfectly airbrushed while concealing my imperfections. Plus, it comes in a super pretty pink compact that is worth showing off on your vanity.
For my fellow skincare junkies out there, it's about time you get your hands on the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. I use this serum after cleansing my face and before applying a moisturizer before bed. The essential oils in this serum smell amazing, and it works wonders to keep your skin looking glowy and healthy.
There aren't many perfumes that earn a place in my fragrance collection because I'm easily turned off by overwhelming smells. But this Giorgio Armani perfume is my new favorite fall fragrance. Its spicy, floral scent is perfect to wear to work or for your date night.
Alanna, Assistant Editor
I’m always on the hunt for a new matte liquid lipstick — seriously, I’ve tried ‘em all — and most are just not up to par when it comes to long-lasting staying power...except this one. I’ve worn this for hours without having to reapply, and I love this cool gray-toned nude. Bravo, L’Oréal Paris.
If you’re looking for a setting spray that will never move — maybe for Halloween — this one’s for you. I’ve sworn by this minty-blue spray for a few years now, and I recommend it to anyone who gets shiny throughout the day or evening because it makes your makeup completely slip free. (Fun fact: This is what the Disney princesses use, so naturally it makes you a princess, too.)
This is my absolute go-to fall palette. I love the burnt orange and maroon shades, and I wear a combo of these on my eyes just about every day this time of year. I love packing on Nude and Commando on my lid and warming up my crease with Faith and Extra Bitter.
Tembe, Assistant Editor
Even though I've always been loyal to the soft matte lip creams (it's the first lip product I really tried), I've recently fallen in love with the liquid suede formula. It goes on smooth and gives me super full coverage. I want one in every color!
After trying this, I realized I can never use a brow gel with a thick brush ever again. I have thick brows that like to move around throughout the day so brow gel is a must. This tiny, precise brush helps me get every hair and shape them exactly how I want.
I love to use this product after washing my hair or to re-moisturize throughout the week. It's lightweight and brings my hair back to life every time.