Just like that fall is here: the season of hot chocolate, pumpkin pie and beauty aisles groaning under the dizzying weight of fresh new beauty launches. With the incoming fall and festive season, there is nothing but ‘newness’ in the air in the form of gorgeous (& genius) makeup products; and just like leaves are changing color and beginning to fall, it’s time to do away with our oldies and transform our beauty kits in a similar way! Excited yet? We are crushing over stunning intergalactic inspired eyeshadow palettes, sensual scents, luminous matte lipsticks and shimmery highlighters that can be spotted from the moon! We recommend wearing them for your zoom parties, socially distanced outings or just at home while you kickback with your favorite vino. What’s not to love?
Every new season deserves a heady new scent, and this one could be yours. A reinvention of the classic floral perfume, the Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau De Parfum combines Lavender Essence from France with the sensuality of Moroccan Orange Blossom, complemented by a daring note of Musk Accord—a concoction that’s equal parts cosy and sultry. Confession: We would buy this only for the statement bottle though!
Amp up the drama with this kohl-pigmented mascara that builds volume, one lash at a time. Result: Extremely black, stretched out and voluminous lashes in the bat of an eyelid. Now, while the brush shape is a stroke of genius (combs through eyelashes from roots to end), we are loving the long-wearing, non-flaky, smudge-free formula; plus the fact that it comes in a mini version that is uber portable and won’t dry out on us, anytime soon!
The BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter is the #1 best-selling highlighter in the US for a reason; the cult favourite has an ultra-creamy formula that melts into the skin like butter and gives your skin that much coveted natural, luminous glow in just one swipe. You can either build it up for maximum intensity or go subtle with a single layer — either way you will look as dewy as a glazed donut.
The only way to slay during Mercury Retrograde is with Huda Beauty’s Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette. The carefully-curated palette is filled with 18 incredible galactic-inspired colors in varied textures such as buttery mattes, high-shine metallics, sparkly powders and sheers: From dusty Coppers, rosy Pinks to golden Taupe tones with pops of Purple and Blue for a multidimensional glow, there’s every shade you need to express yourself. Galaxy’s the limit with this one!
There is something so luxe about Givenchy’s Le Rouge High Coverage Luminous Matte that you won’t be able to take your eyes off it. The genuine leather case encapsulating the lippy makes it a true fashion accessory, while the formula combines the plumping and moisturizing actions of hyaluronic acid and Brèdes Mafane flower—delivering a luminous matte finish with just one swipe. PS: It’s available in seven stunning shades.
Pearlescent glow for our tips? Yes please! This limited edition collection from O.P.I give will your manicure a va va voom luminosity with the highly buildable formulations; plus, they are heavily pigmented, long-lasting and chip-resistant up to a week (yay). Pick from six dreamy hues of blues, pinks, beige, off-white, sea-green and lavender that are just perfect for the festive season.