by Jessica Pigza
Fall is a time for change and it’s also a great time to get your hands on some of the newest beauty products. Just like your closet, I always suggest going through your makeup twice a year to clear out any old stuff that might be expired. You wouldn’t want the eyeshadow you absolutely love to give you an eye infection that you absolutely hate, right? If you’re not sure what the life of your products are, there’s a handy cheatsheet below.
There are many bonuses to cleaning out your makeup at this time of year. The first is that it will give you a small sense of organization as we head into the busiest time of the year. Second, you’ll be able to see what you have and what you may want before heading into the holiday party season. Third, we already covered, eye and skin infections are never good at any time of the year and fourth, there are so many makeup gift set options available that you’ll be able to take advantage of. Below I’m going to show you some of those fabulous gift sets as well as other great new products that you may want to try. And to ensure you’re not wasting money on products that aren’t a heck yes after you get them home, double check your store’s return policy. Many stores will issue you a refund or store credit for products that aren’t what you expected. Now, let’s check out some of the latest beauty goodies and gift sets!
The monochromatic trends from summer aren’t over yet. Glossier just released a series of 10 eyeshadow trios that boast the perfect monochromatic look for your eyes. Each refillable palette comes with three shades, one matte, satin, and metallic, that are all buildable to help you create your ideal look. And because the palettes are refillable you only have to replace the single colors as they run out, not the whole palette, bonus!
Give your lips some loving and some shine with these juicy lip balms from Tarte. This set includes limited-edition shades wild berry and petal along with best-selling shades orchid and coconut. They contain maracuja oil which is great for keeping lips soft and smooth and the Cushion Comfort Complex instantly plumps. These lip products are formulated without petrolatum or lanolin and smell like coconut.
If heavy foundations make you feel claustrophobic then you’ll love this lightweight skin tint from Beautyblender. This good for your skin tint offers breathable and buildable coverage that stays put. It is infused with hyaluronic acid which is great for hydrating skin as well as smoothing niacinamide. Plus it comes in 20 different shades.
If you don’t have a Wet Brush then I suggest you run and grab one. There are only a select few items that I say are a must-have and a Wet Brush is one of them. I share them with my two daughters and although we have five that circulate our house, I still feel like I’m always looking for one. I love them so much and no other brush will do in our house. No one complains when I brush their hair and I’ve noticed less breakage since I’ve been using it on mine. Just in time for the holidays, Wet Brush came out with its Crushed Jewel Pro Detangler collection in Sapphire Sparkle, Sterling Frost, and Ruby Shimmer. They are so pretty the hardest part will be deciding which one to get. Is it too early to think about stocking stuffers?
Sometimes you want your blush to be matte and sometimes you want a little shimmer. With this blush trio by Artist Couture, you can have both! Available in two different sets, each trio comes with two matte colors and a buildable shimmer that allows you to have as much or as little glow as you like. These palettes are super versatile and look great on most skin tones.
I am obsessed with the LANEIGE lip sleeping masks especially when the cold weather begins and my heat runs all the time. I put some on at night and wake up to soft lips that aren’t peeling. I’ve only used the Berry flavor but with this mini gift set, you aren’t limited to just one. Try them all or share the love. Confession, I also use it during the day to give my lips a boost and add some shine. And did I mention it smells amazing?
Easily create statement-making brows with this new brow pencil by Makeup By Mario. This isn’t your typical brow pencil. Its blade-like tip makes it easy to create hair-like details adding definition to your brows. It’s retractable which means your tip won’t get smashed and bonus, you don’t need a sharpener to create amazing brows. Blend with the spoolie for a natural, effortless look. This brow pencil comes in eight shades from blond to almost black.
After all the summer sun, swimming, and stress, hair needs a little bit of help to recover. Seen Magic Serum can help make hair smoother, shinier, and healthier looking. You can use it on wet or dry hair and a few drops will go a long way. Seen hair products were created by a dermatologist and boast that they are the answer to breakouts caused by certain pore-clogging ingredients found in shampoos, conditioners, and hair serums.
Don’t let the name fool you. Although it says retro, this palette consists of some fun rosy shades with both a matte and shimmer finish. This midi-sized, eyeshadow palette features 15 romantic burgundy and mauve shades combined with gray-browns, taupes, dusty roses, and vintage pinks. Perfect to create a soft romantic look or even something a little bolder.
Good makeup brushes don’t need to cost a fortune so if you’re thinking it’s time to replace yours then this awesome set from Sephora is the way to go. Not only are they pretty but they have everything you need for a full-face makeup look. Plus it comes with a bright red pouch to help keep you organized. This set includes eight brushes, each made with synthetic, vegan bristles that are soft and cruelty-free, perfect for any formula type.
If you’re trying to figure out how you can incorporate anything else pumpkin into your life then look no further. EOS has put out a limited edition Whipped Pumpkin Latte shea butter lip balm and it smells SO good! This set contains two lip balms, one in stick form and the other in the EOS sphere. Keep, share, or hide from your kids so they won’t use it all, it’s completely up to you what you do with them.
Sandal and flip flop season can be hard on your feet. This foot peel mask will help remove dead and callused skin. While the benefits may take a few days to fully show, these foot masks, well actually socks, get the natural process of foot shedding underway. After wearing the socks for 60 minutes your feet will start to peel revealing soft, smooth skin. This product is recommended for use only if you have thick skin on your feet. If you have more questions, be sure to read the FAQ on the website.
ColourPop’s Fresh Kiss Lip Crème has a lush hybrid formula that combines the color of a lipstick with the care of a lip balm. It delivers comfortable color with a creamy matte finish for ultra-smooth, kissable lips. This Lip Crème comes in eight new shades perfect for fall.
Scrunchies are still going strong and these new ones from Kristin Ess are super adorable! I’m loving the oversized cheetah scrunchie as a fun way to keep your hair out of your face, especially when rocking your fall scarves. If you want something a little more subtle, then try her skinnies which come in both satin and velvet.
You may be losing your summer tan but that doesn’t mean you have to lose your glow. Clinique’s new Cheek Pop™ Pearl is a hybrid blush and highlighter that creates a smooth, shimmer with buildable watercolor-like pigments. It comes in six different shades and can be worn alone or layered to create different looks.
This new mascara by Rare Beauty boasts amazing curling, lengthening, and volumizing capabilities no matter what kind of lashes you have. Plus it’s paraben-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. It comes in both a full size and a mini size which is perfect for your travel bag or if you’re just someone like me who can never get through mascara before its expiration date.
Give your makeup some staying power with MAC’s new Studio Fix Mattefine Primer. Not only will this help prep skin for your makeup by reducing the appearance of pores and improving skin’s texture, but it also helps control oil and shine for up to 12 hours.
Nothing like a mini facial to make you feel pampered and with Origins Merry Mask Minis you can try a different one every night! Perfect for all skin types, these clean beauty masks will have you feeling refreshed and bring life back to dull skin. My favorite is the Out of Trouble™ 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin but I’m excited to try the Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask with Avocado & Swiss Glacier Water especially as we get into the cold weather.
While black liquid eyeliner may not be groundbreakingly new, the new NARS Climax Liquid Eyeliner’s claim to fame is its staying power, 16 hours worth to be precise. It’s both smudge-resistant and waterproof and comes in a matte black formula. The brush makes it super easy to apply and create a variety of lined looks from soft and subtle to winged and dramatic.
I know this isn’t necessarily a new product for fall, but with the holidays coming up there’s a chance for some travel and if you don’t have a great travel makeup bag then this is one to consider. With this bag, you’re able to easily layout all your cosmetics in an organized way and then just as easily gather everything up without missing a beat. It comes in solid colors and fun prints as well as three different sizes. Plus it’s the travel makeup bag Alison swears by.