10 Rad New Beauty Launches to Obsess Over in December
We’re having a hard time wrapping our minds around the idea that it’s already December. Wasn’t it only yesterday we were gearing ourselves up for fall and assembling our light sweaters and cute (but impractical) coats? Now that the season of puffy down jackets and heavy-duty moisturizers has arrived, we also have a new slew of glittery, gilded, and giftable beauty products to lust over. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a bestie or just some eye candy for yourself, we have a feeling you’ll like what’s in store. From SK-II’s photo-worthy new launch to a gorgeous new cheek palette from Nars, there’s a lot to feast your eyes on ahead. Keep scrolling to see the best new beauty launches to obsess over in December!
Erno Laszlo Sensitive Hydrogel Mask ($16)
Erno Laszlo’s three new Hydrogel masks each detoxify, soothe, or firm your skin and come in two separate pieces for a perfect fit. We’re smitten with the sensitive version, which is made with rose oil, peach leaf, and honeysuckle extract to plump and hydrate even the driest of complexions.
Curél Hydratherapy Wet Skin Moisturizer ($11)
We’re always fans of beauty products that cut our getting-ready time in half, and this new launch from Curél is just that. Apply the light lotion in the shower and just rinse it off—then, you can skip the moisturizer after you dry off. Plus, it doubles as the most soothing shave cream ever.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Shine Edition ($105)
There’s nothing better than a beauty product that doubles as home décor, which is why Daisy fans are going nuts over the new limited-edition gilded bottles by Marc Jacobs. Inspired by vintage holiday ornaments, each bottle is filled with the classic Daisy fragrance and is just begging to be Instagrammed.
Seaweed Bath Co. Purifying Micro-Scrub ($25)
Seaweed Bath Co.’s new skincare range harnesses the power of seaweed—but not just any seaweed. Organic bladderwrack seaweed was selected from over 25,000 seaweed species as the core ingredient for its detoxifying properties and high concentration of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. This exfoliator is made with this key ingredient as well as volcanic particles to gently slough way dead skin for a smooth, glowing complexion.
Victoria’s Secret Paris Eau de Parfum ($65)
Inspired by the City of Light, where this year’s much-anticipated Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show took place, this sparkling new fragrance perfectly encapsulates the freshness of a Parisian garden in the fall. French cypress, night blooming jasmine, and white cedarwood are only a few of the standout notes that makes this crisp, glittery fragrance a strong contender as your new favorite.
Eyeko x Colette Bespoke Mascra ($30)
This is the cool-girl collab you’ve been waiting for. Cult British eye makeup brand Eyeko has teamed up with chic French boutique Colette for a limited-edition, do-everything mascara. One swipe of the first-ever formula promises thick, jet-black, fluttery lashes worthy of a French ingenue, and the chic mirrored box just screams gift me. Snatch it up on December 5 at Colette or colette.fr.
Nars Unfiltered Cheek Palettes ($59)
We’ll be the first to admit we have a Pavlovian response to Nars products: The minute we hear about a new launch, we start salivating. These new cheek palettes are no exception, coming in two shade families (a warmer one and a cooler one) and consisting of six gorgeous matte and shimmery shades each. Add them to your cart on December 6 on Sephora.com, or buy them on December 15 at narscosmetics.com and Sephora stores. No Nars or Sephora near you? You’ll have to wait until February 1, 2017, to get these babies at department stores.
Jenny Patinkin Lazy Perfection Petites ($85)
You might not be able to tell, but these brushes fit into the palm of your hand—yes, all of them. Jenny Patinkin’s luxurious vegan makeup brushes may be shrunken, but they still contain just as many bristles as their full-size counterparts. Toss these in your bag to ensure you always look fly on the go.
Burberry Gold Touch Eye, Lip and Cheek Illuminator ($37)
This pot of gold at the end of a Burberry rainbow may be small, but it is mighty. The creamy pigment is made with micronized pearls that blend seamlessly into your skin for a practically iridescent finish. Pat it above your cheekbones for a J.Lo-worthy glow—but don’t stop there. Give an angelic effect by applying it in the inner corners of your eyes, below your brow bone, and on your Cupid’s bow, too.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition ($229)
This 230ml jar of SK-II’s much-loved essence is inspired by suminagashi, an ancient Japanese painting technique where the art is transformed with every drop. True devotees will find another reason to snatch up this brightening, balancing brew—and newbies will be tempted to splurge just because it’s so damn pretty.
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