From a revolutionary gel nail polish to a black highlighter and game-changing shadow palettes, it’s been a wild month for the beauty world. The new beauty products everyone’s buzzing over are exciting, fresh and unlike anything we’ve seen before. Keep reading for ten intriguing new beauty items to add to your wish list!
Essie Gel Couture: With Essie’s new Gel Couture line, you can get a chip-free manicure for up to two weeks…no UV light required. The two-step system is simple – paint your nails with the color of your choice (there are 42 options!), then finish it off with the special Gel Couture top coat. That’s it! Another major pro? You can take off the polish with a classic remover…no filing, no buffing, no foil. This will change the way you paint your nails at home. ($11.50 for individual polishes, $18.50 for polish and top coat set)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario: This raved-about palette, created by ABH and Kim Kardashian’s go-to makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, is incredible. The shades are not revolutionary, but if you gravitate towards warm, bronze-y neutrals and jewel tones, I highly recommend you pick this palette up. It’s almost unexplainable, but somehow each shade in this set works with every other one – it’s virtually impossible to mess up a look. The palette is sold out nearly everywhere, but you can still get it at Macy’s. Get it while you can! ($45)
Buxom 6 Degrees Below Sexy Mini Full-On Lip Polish Collection: Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner…get in the spirit with this adorable mini-lip gloss set by Buxom. The six-piece collection features mini versions of the brand’s Lip Polishes, sheer, shiny, plumping glosses that look beautiful on everyone. Buxom makes the best glosses – long-lasting, not sticky and super-flattering. With shades ranging from clear to nude to black cherry, there’s something for everyone in this set. ($32)
Guerlain Météorites Illuminating Powder Pearls: Guerlain’s Météorites Pearls are almost too pretty to use. Almost. The stunning product is also extremely functional, and will leave your skin absolutely glowing. This limited edition version, a collaboration with supermodel Natalia Vodianova, features color-correcting and illuminating Pearls. The pink pearls brighten your complexion, the gold illuminate, while the blue subtly corrects any imperfections. ($45)
Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette: If you liked UD’s Electric Palette, you will love the Full Spectrum. It’s essentially the upgraded version of the Electric Palette: the same color range and consistency, but with three times the amount of shades. While it’s’ jam packed with the bold colors you’d expect, there are also softer, more transitional shades included so you can create a full look. This would make a perfect gift for anyone who lives by the beauty motto, “the brighter, the better!” ($55)
Natasha Denona Star Palette: Yes, Natasha Denona palettes are pricey…but the quality is unparalleled. Each shade is so luxurious and pigmented – the consistency and texture is just out of this world. The latest palette from Denona is the Star Palette, an 18-shadow set that features both warm and cool tones. There are four different finishes: nine mattes, four shimmers, three metallics and, most excitingly, two duochromes. This would be a dream holiday gift for any shadow junkie. ($169)
ELF Moisturizing Lipstick: This inconspicuous ELF lipstick went viral this week when beauty bloggers discovered it has a secret compartment. The bottom of these $3 lippies pop off to reveal…more lipstick! Think of it as a beauty bonus: when you hit the bottom of your bullet, there’s still a few-weeks-worth of product for you. The lipsticks themselves are extremely moisturizing, long-wearing and smell like candy. ($3)
Kat Von D Everlasting Obsession Liquid Lipstick Collector’s Edition: Liquid lipstick lovers, this one’s for you! This limited edition collector’s item features fifteen Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks: thirteen of the brand’s most popular shades, plus two new ones exclusive to this set. The two newbies are Devil (a siren red) and Lovecraft (a nude shade that has been reformulated from the Studded Kiss line). Kat Von D’s liquid lippies are some of the best on the market – they’re fairly comfortable on the lips, are easy to work with and truly last forever. ($240)
Jeffree Star Skin Frost in Onyx Ice: The beauty world has been buzzing about Jeffree Star’s new black highlighter. When you think of highlighters, the colors that tend to come to mind are champagne, silver, perhaps a shimmery peach…but probably not a charcoal-black shade. When applied to your cheekbones, it’s reminiscent of those black stripes football players paint on their faces during games. It’s not a coincidence this bold product was launched right in time for Halloween. That being said, it makes for a stunning eyeshadow. A shimmery, eye-catching, luminous black shade – use it on your lids for the most captivating smoky eye ever. ($29)
BECCA Blushed with Light Palette: BECCA’s blushes are underrated. They are truly just as good as BECCA’s now-iconic illuminators. This palette features three of the brand’s most beloved blush shades: Wisteria (a soft rose), Songbird (a peachy-pink) and Snapdragon (coral). These blushes are so versatile: apply just a swipe to subtly brighten up your complexion, or build it up for a more intense look. The shades are universally flattering, and work with nearly every skin tone. ($34)
Which new beauty products are on your wish list? Let us know in the comments below!