Somehow, November is already here, which marks the official start of the holiday season. With the winter festivities ahead comes decking the halls, gathering with family and friends, and shopping for all the amazing people in your life. And what better gift to give those you love (or yourself) than products that make you feel empowered and confident in your skin?
This month, we'll be adding luxe hair scents, everyday eyeshadow palettes, and de-puffing face tools to our holiday wishlists. Whether you're looking to shop for yourself or your family and friends, our favorite beauty and wellness brands stepped up for the occasion with this month's releases. If you're wondering what launches you should add to your wishlist, we've got you covered with the best of the best.
Scroll on for the best November beauty launches.
The Signature Scent ($85) hair fragrance by Crown Affair is sure to have everyone turning heads at all your holiday gatherings. The non-drying hair perfume has top notes of bergamot, yuzu, and lemongrass that will give you an instant energy boost. The middle notes offer calla lily, fresh water lotus, and green tea to help calm and leave your hair smelling fresh. And throughout the day, base notes of teakwood, sandalwood, cedar, and amber will leave you feeling warm and cozy.
Give the gift of peace with this new menopause-focused brand. Stripes came on the market with the purpose of offering solutions that ease the symptoms of menopause to create a sense of community as well as educate consumers. Founder Naomi Watts wants to restore confidence and clarity around the not-so-taboo topic of menopause. The line offers 11 products—ranging from hair masks to lube—that target menopausal symptoms with holistic solutions for everything from hot flashes to skin elasticity.
Hipdot is taking its eyeshadow game to the next level with their latest launch of Hello Kitty 3D figurines ($12). The collectable eyeshadows come in six different shades and can be used with your favorite makeup brush, your fingers, or kept as a cute collectible for all the Hello Kitty stans. The perfect holiday gift for the HK lover in your life.
Orpheus Skin's new Resurection Serum Slip Cleanser ($48) is the product you didn't know your morning routine was missing. The unique serum-like texture is a sensory experience, and once activated by water, it turns into a velvety microfoam offering a soft lathering cleanse. But the shining star of this product is the lactic acid and the lime-pearl extract, wich help stimulate cell turnover and gently exfoliate away impurities to reveal your best skin.
MDO M.D Simon Ourian
It may be getting cold outside, but cryotherapy is colder. And now, with M.D Simon Ourian's latest launch, you can give yourself a cryo facial at home. The new MDO Facial Cryo Lift Tools ($75) have plenty of benefits, including soothing inflamed skin, sculpting and contouring, depuffing, and promoting lymphatic drainage and blood circulation throughout the face.
Barney's New York Beauty
The iconic Barney's New York has officially pivoted into the beauty and wellness space with the brand's Barney's New York Beauty launch, just in time for the gifting season. The debut product line consists of a serum, a hybrid cleanser, water essence, a rich and light gel cream, and five two-step double-action hydrogel masks. Their hero ingredient for the collection is a premium antioxidant complex, GLOCELA, formulated exclusively for Barneys New York Beauty. The complex is made up of eight rare ingredients that deliver powerful antioxidant benefits to improve skin tone, texture, and moisture retention.
Makeup By Mario
The first of its kind for the Makeup by Mario brand, the Ethereal Eyes Eyeshadow ($68) 12-pan palette offers three finishes: sueded mattes, natural metallics, and a glossy shimmer. The sueded mattes have an enhanced grip for richer pigment, the natural metallics highlight micronized pigments for a seamless application, and the glossy shimmer is infused with pearls coated with emollient binders that will give a wet-like shine to your lids—the perfect day-to-night palette just in time for the holidays.
Biossance is back with their highly anticipated Squalane + Retinol Night Serum ($72). The time-release retinol, in combination with Biossance's signature squalane helps with the delivery of the retinol while minimizing dryness and irritation. The nightly serum also visibly improves fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, and dark spots—a must-add to your nighttime routine.
We look forward to Dior's holiday offerings every single year, and 2022's options don't disappoint. One of our favorites from the range is the limited-edition Rogue Blush ($47). It comes in two universally flattering shades, Cosmic Coral, and Galactic Red, to perk up dull winter complexions—though the embossed stars are so pretty you may not want to use it.
Victoria's Secret is celebrating the holidays early with the latest addition to its Bombshell family, Bombshell Magic ($80). The fragrance is inspired by the joy of the holidays, and features bright top notes of blackberry elixir and peony petals, while a base of warm vanilla and patchouli give it a cozy feel, perfect for winter.
In just over a year, Ami Colé's signature lip oil has acquired the kind of cult following it usually takes decades for a product to get. And now, the gloss-oil hybrid is available in the Limited-Edition Lip Treatment Oil Trio ($60), just in time for the holidays. The kit features the bestselling brown shade we know and love, as well as tow brand-new (and super limited) shades: Reflection, an ultra-glossy clear; and Bliss, a subtle soft pink.
From celeb-loved brand Ranavat comes the Regenerative Veda⁴ Bond Complex Shampoo ($48) and Conditioner ($48). The duo is the first-ever Ayurvedic bond-strengthening complex, and is clinically proven to offer bond strengthening repair in every application, as well as address scalp barrier function, flakiness, and redness. The bond complex, along with pink lotus, hibiscus, ashwagandha, Indian gooseberry, and sunflower seed oil, help promote hair growth and make hair soft and shiny.
If you loved Vanilla 28, you will be obsessed with Kayali's newest fragrance Vanilla Royale ($100). The seamlessly layered fragrance has blends of exotic florals and rich spices to create a decadent upgrade to its predecessor. Key notes in this fragrant dessert are vanilla surabsolute, golden rum, crème brûlée, brown sugar, royal oud, and sugared patchouli for a luxe sensory experience you won't be able to get enough of. This is your official notice to make this your staple holiday fragrance.
Give your hair the gift of glossy goodness. Milk_shake's new insta lotion ($29) is a post-cleanse liquid mask that leaves your hair noticeably more manageable, shiny, hydrated, and silky smooth. It contains milk proteins, hyaluronic acid, lemon, and blueberry extracts. This easy-to-apply hair mask will decrease your drying time, leave your color-treated hair more vibrant, and take you on a peachy sensorial peachy holiday you won't want to leave.
The cold weather often betrays our skin first, but with nativaSPA's latest skincare drop, you may stand a chance! The Strawberry Brightening Body Lotion ($25) is packed with skin-enriching ingredients like strawberry extract sourced from Japan, which is ideal for fighting back against environmental pollutants and clearing blemishes. Vitamin C helps even and brighten your complexion, and the brand's cult-favorite ingredient, Quinoa Oil, strengthens the skin barrier and locks in moisture to reveal your most radiant skin.
The worst thing is spending hours perfecting your curls, only for them to have fallen by the time you reach your front door. But the recent heatless curs Tik Tok trend has been perfected by Mermade Hair, with their new Heatless Curl Kit ($33). The kit includes a 100% mulberry silk rod, a claw clip, and two mulberry silk scrunchies. Now you can get effortless curls while you sleep that last all day and won't damage your hair.
What better gift for yourself or your bestie than dewy, hydrated skin? Solawave has just launched a Hydrating Sheet Mask ($9) that can be used alongside their skincare wands. The biodegradable face mask is stacked with luxe ingredients such as niacinamide, proVitamin B5, hyaluronic acid, and Avocado Peptides. These ingredients replenish hydration, boost collagen production, and rejuvenate skin, leaving it looking and feeling plump and moisturized. For a little extra TLC, follow up with the Solawave Skincare Wand ($149) after removing your mask to maximize absorption and seal in that healthy glow.
While it may look like skincare, makeup artist Jillian Dempsey's latest release is a multi-use base made to extend the life of your makeup. Mixturizer ($34) is a sheer, lightweight cream that can be mixed with concealer to create a tinted moisturizer, with powder blush and bronzers to make creams, and with eyeshadows for long lasting liquid pigment. It can also be used alone to hydrate nourish skin with hyaluronic acid, and vitamins C and E.
This holiday, it's all about chromecore, and Em Cosmetics' Silver Lining Gel Eyeliner ($26) makes it easy to get in on the shade of the season. The gel formula can be used precisely for a flash of metallic silver, or smudged across the lid for a more diffused shimmer. Whatever way you use it, your makeup is sure to be the talk of the party.
Emi Jay just dropped its holiday collection full of chrome clips and fuzzy earmuffs, and it's going to be tough not to add everything to our cart. Our top pick though is the Ice Princess Clip ($39), a glimmering claw clip complete with a crystal-encrusted starburst. The clip is an essential for all your winter activities, and is perfect for dressing up even the coziest of outfits on Christmas morning.