Every month brings new beauty launches, and every month we comb through them all, discerning the bad from the good and the good from the great. It's a thrill we get to experience 12 times a year, but it reaches its height in October, November, and December. There's just something about holiday beauty that feels more creative and special.
In October, the holiday we're focused on is (obviously) Halloween. That means we're looking at dark and vampy makeup, berry nail polish, and anything that glitters. As for hair and skincare products, we're delving into rich exfoliators, protective hot tools, and more. Luckily, we can find all of this on Amazon. Keep scrolling to see all 15 of Amazon's new releases that we'll be buying this month.
If you're looking for a no-fuss cleansing device, this is it. The Clarisonic Mia Prima only has one button and one setting, and it only takes one minute. Basically, it eliminates all guesswork. There's no choosing speed, sonic frequency, or duration. All you have to do is press the button, gently massage it against your skin for a minute, and you're done. Move on to toner, serum, and moisturizer, and that's that.
The benefits of Epsom salt go beyond curing sore muscles, which is why we always like to keep a few packets in our bathroom cabinets. This formula from Dr. Teal's is brand-new. It combines pure Epsom salt with activated charcoal and black lava salt, both of which are used for removing impurities from the skin.
With a drop in temperature comes the opportunity for dry, rough skin to make itself known. If that's the case, reach for a body scrub like this one from SheaMoisture. It contains charcoal to remove impurities from the skin, tea tree oil to calm and purify the skin, and scrubbing beads to slough away dead skin. The beads are small and gentle, which makes this a good option for people with skin that's sensitive to rough exfoliation.
If you prefer a body scrub with a little more grit, try this new brown sugar exfoliating scrub from the brand Brooklyn Botany. The ingredients are kind of amazing. The list starts with pure brown sugar and ends with a bevy of different moisturizing oils, like apricot, almond, jojoba, calendula, and peppermint.
Native is one of the biggest players on the natural deodorant market. Every single one is made without aluminum, parabens, phthalates, or talc. While there are a wide variety of scents, we like this one for wearing throughout the fall season. The combination of coconut and vanilla make it a little warm, a little musky, and a little floral, too.
With Halloween right around the corner, we're getting in the spirit by adorning our fingertips with various Halloween nail designs. That's why these nail decal stickers are the perfect addition to our October manicure kit. There are over 1200 to choose from, including bats, tombstones, pumpkins, and more. Simply choose whichever ones suit your fancy, peel them away from the paper backing, and stick them to your nail. We like to follow up with a top coat to ensure the stickers stay put. They're perfect for Halloween goodie bags and party gifts, no?
Speaking of October-specific beauty and personal care products, we'll be stocking up on all things pumpkin-scented, like this hand soap. It's made without phthalates, parabens, DEA, MEA, or artificial colors, substituting all of those icky ingredients with essential oils and plant-derived ingredients. After one wash, the smell of warm pumpkin spice will linger on your hands.
If you're looking to up your hair game this October, take a scroll through Amazon's virtual shelves because there are some great under-the-radar finds. This styling gelée is new to the site. It provides volume and shine, along with a firm-hold effect that keeps styles in place. Amazon users love it, as 80% of customers give it five stars.
This Zoya Nail Lacquer in the shade Rachael is also new to Amazon. The merlot shade is perfectly dark and moody for autumn. The best part is that Zoya polishes are free from 10 potentially harmful ingredients that are traditionally found in other formulas. That includes formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, and lead.
People with thin hair, take note. This thickening spray from Nioxin promises to provide natural-looking and noticeable volume to fine strands. According to real Amazon customers, it works. "My hairdresser recommended this to help give a few thinning areas of my hair some volume," one reviewer writes. "I was very pleased with the results. My hair wasn't sticky nor did it feel weighted down."
Boar-bristle hair brushes are renowned for taking the hair's natural oil (which usually sits at the root of the hair, making it look oily and dull) and distributing it down toward the ends. This keeps the ends healthy and moisturized while also cutting down on the frequency of shampooing. This paddle brush, in particular, also has nylon bristles to help detangle.
Maybelline's Soda Pop Palette includes 12 highly pigmented eye shadows that are each inspired by different flavors of soda. We like the warm browns, ochres, and oranges for wearing throughout fall.
Ever since celeb hairstylist Joey Maalouf completely transformed our assistant editor's hair from fine and straight to volumized and curly, we've been keeping an eye out for the perfect mini curling iron. This half-inch barrel might be it. It's priced under $50 and features multi-heat control to protect your strands.
Like we said before, Halloween is coming up, so why not partake in the festivities in the best way possible by wearing a lot of reflective, chunky glitter? Because, aside from maybe New Year's Eve, Halloween is the best time to use it. We're living for this thick silver glitter that's safe for wearing on your face, body, and hair.
We'll leave you with this super-affordable eye shadow palette. It contains 18 warm pressed-powder shades that come in both matte and shimmer finishes, and 80% of reviewers gave it five stars. Take it from one customer who writes, "I love this palette! The colors are absolutely gorgeous. There isn't a single one I wouldn't use. The colors are so versatile, you can make a lot of different looks with this palette alone. They're a good mix of matte and shimmer. Be sure to use an eye shadow primer to make them more pigmented.
Some shades had a bit of fallout but it wasn't too bad. Overall, I really enjoyed this palette and can't wait to create new looks with it!"