So that's it: Summer is officially over. And while we're not really looking forward to colder temperatures, dark evenings and getting reacquainted with those dreaded tights, it's not all bad news. The new season does bring with it cozy cashmere knits, log fires, and The Great British Bake Off. But what's even more exciting than that (in our opinion, anyway) is the influx of new beauty products hitting the shelves right about now.
There are hundreds of beauty products launching right now, but as they all promise to make skin glowier, hair swishier and brows bushier, it can be tricky to work out which ones are actually worth adding to your basket. Luckily for you, we've done the legwork: We've ransacked the Byrdie beauty cupboard, piling on serum after serum, swatching dozens of lipsticks and testing every foundation to hit our desks to bring you this—our definitive guide to new autumn beauty buys.
From the 2-in-1 serum that trumps the rest to the new and rather novel way to apply foundation, these aren't just simply flash-in-the-pan success stories—they're the sort of future cult classics you'll rebuy for years to come. Sound good? Click through for our edit of the 15 new beauty products that will see you through autumn and beyond.
Benefit Brow Contour Pro
We love a multitasking product and Benefit's new Contour Pro doesn't disappoint. With a lighter and deeper brow shade, edge definer and arch highlighter - it's never been easier to create clean, shaped brows with all the depth & dimension of a pro.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer
With a unique domed shaped fluffy sponge, this concealer is perfect for seamlessly blending away blemishes, discoloration, and fine lines.
Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads
Perfect for prepping your skin for the new season ahead, these resurfacing pads gently slough away dull and dead skin cells to reveal the brighter, healthier-looking skin beneath.
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40
We love a glowy finish but come, Autumn, sometimes a more matte coverage is welcomed. This still manages to give our skin that CC cream radiance, but mops up any excess shine throughout the day.
L'Occitane Immortelle Reset Serum Overnight Reset
With golden bubbles of immortelle oil suspended within a lightweight serum, this hardworking facial serum leaves skin glowy, hydrated and youthful.
Givenchy L'Interdit Eau De Parfum
The new Givenchy L'Interdit is an updated twist on the classic fragrance - a scent that was created by Hubert De Givenchy exclusively for his friend and muse, Audrey Hepburn. It's sweet, decadent - and lasts all night.
Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules
It's hard to keep skincare ingredients at their most potent which is why Elizabeth Arden's decided to encapsulate one of the most unstable products out there. These single-use capsules are 76% more potent than unencapsulated retinol and help to visibly diminish lines and wrinkles while improving skin texture and tone. Genius.
Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Foundation
Available in 40 shades, this full coverage foundation is perfect for people who like a completely flawless finish. It's ultra long-lasting and won't look cakey 12 hours in.
The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density
The Ordinary's first foray into haircare is designed to support hair health so that it looks thicker, denser, fuller and healthier. Apply a few drops to a clean, dry scalp before bed. Massage in and leave - there's no need to wash hair after. Hurrah!
Tom Ford Boys & Girls Lipstick in Dylan
Super pigmented and long-wearing, we predict Tom Ford's new collection of Boys & Girls lipsticks to quickly garner cult status. Our favorite? The shade Dylan, a rich neutral-toned red that brings life to any face.
Byredo Eleventh Hour
Byredo's darkest fragrance yet, Eleventh Hour is inspired by desire, hope and an ominous sense of danger. It's sombre and sweet, warming and spicy - if you like Le Labo's The Noir 29, you'll love this.
L’Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Blondifier Gloss Shampoo
Perfect for keeping those summer highlights right the way through to winter, this cleansing shampoo contains violet brightening pigments to neutralize any yellow tones and restore shine and vibrancy to the hair.
Beautyblender Bounce Foundation
Easily one of the most innovative foundation bottles we've ever seen (you use the dome section as an applicator palette) Bounce foundation has a velveteen finish that lasts all day long. It's the perfect pairing to your beauty blender.
Bourjois Rouge Fabuleux in Sleepink Beauty
A brand new lip launch from Bourjois, the Fabuleux collection of lipsticks are creamy and comfortable to wear. Sleepink Beauty is our new go-to nude.
There's no better excuse to treat yourself to a new candle than the realization of longer, darker nights-in to come. Diptyque's new L'Elide candle combines bitter orange peel, aromatic plants with wild lavender - to keep your memories of summer evenings alive.
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