The top new products that our beauty editors discovered in November are shared here.
We discovered our calendars have “November” written across the top of them when we woke up this morning. The year seems to be passing by as quickly as ever, but our editors have still had plenty of time to test out new cosmetics. Although we thought the finds from last month were pretty good, we have to admit that the newest releases this month may be even better.
We’ve been looking for deodorants that will keep us smelling fresh under layers of clothing as the temperatures continue to drop, hydrating body lotions that will keep our skin moisturised in even the coldest weather, and fragrances that will get us tonnes of compliments at all the required holiday events.
We tried hundreds of products and are excited to share our favourites after spritzing, sniffing, swiping, slathering, and sampling them all. We’ve got you covered whether you’re looking to switch up your skin care routine to get ready for the colder months, looking for holiday-appropriate makeup, or simply want to start your holiday shopping early. The best new launches in the makeup, skin care, body care, hair care, and fragrance categories can be found in the sections further down. These products have secured a permanent place on our beauty counters.
Ieró Beauty Moonkissed Luminous PH Lip Comforter
If you try the Ieró Beauty Moonkissed Luminous PH Lip Comforter ($32), you’ll get a hydrating lip balm that also just so happens to magically adjust to the ideal shade for your skin tone. Shea butter and vitamin E are abundant, giving you the much-needed moisture, and the PH-reactive technology makes it feel specially made for you.” — KC
Maybelline’s Tattoo Studio Gel Pencil Liner in Citrus Charge
For me, coloured pencil eyeliners can be really hit or miss. In fact, especially with the lighter shades, I’d say the majority of them don’t suit me. You can only imagine my surprise when Maybelline’s Tattoo Studio Gel Pencil Liner in Citrus Charge ($9) not only matched my skin tone but also was vibrant, creamy, and indelible. After finding this one, I had the feeling of having struck gold.” — AB
Iconic London Super Smoother Blurring Skin Tint
Iconic London’s Super Smoother Blurring Skin Tint ($32) is a product that I recently tried out and was blown away by. The hydrating, lightweight formula is also buildable, making it ideal for both no-makeup days and a full face of glitz. It lasts all day and goes well with my skin care products.” — RR
Exa Ten18 Lash Amplifying Mascara
Since it was delivered to my door, I haven’t stopped using the Exa Ten18 Lash Amplifying Mascara ($24). The vegan formula contains components that you would typically find in skin care products. Bamboo charcoal powder gives it its deep black pigment, rice bran wax lengthens and lifts your lashes, and orange peel fibres add volume. Even the brush is made of bioplastic from castor beans. The end result is a volumizing mascara that doesn’t flake and won’t budge.” — Editor for beauty, Jessica Harrington
EM Cosmetics Soft Spoken Velvet Lip Creme
I have an embarrassing amount of lip products, in case that gives you an idea of how many I’ve tried. I knew the world needed to know about the EM Cosmetics Soft Spoken Velvet Lip Creme ($24) when I started gushing over everything about it, including the packaging and formula. My lips experience the texture as being silky soft and pillowy. Whisper was the ideal pinky-nude shade, and the applicator consistently dispenses the right quantity of product. This is continually selling out for a reason. So excellent.” — Ariel Baker, beauty assistant editor