The weather is getting colder, and the days are getting shorter, so it’s time to give your beauty routines some extra TLC.
Whether it’s time to lean into some ultra-moisturizing skincare or you’re just ready to try out the latest and greatest makeup products, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top beauty picks this November.
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Plump up your lips
We love crisp fall days as much as the next person, but not the dry, chapped lips that come along with them. Enter: Truly Beauty’s truly hydrating and deliciously fruity-scented balm. Featuring peppermint, matcha and acai, this vegan, high-performing balm quenches dry lips in an instant. While the plumping effect was less pronounced for us, the balm will be a go-to going into the holiday season.
Truly Beauty Unicorn Fruit Lip Plumping Balm, Shoppers Drug Mart, $19.
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Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
The INKEY List is the perfect affordable dupe for Drunk Elephant’s Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer. This moisturizer features a peptide duo, which supports natural collagen and hydrates skin, ultimately helping with wrinkles, dryness and loss of elasticity. With skin-smoothing and anti-aging properties, this will quickly become a staple in your skincare routine.
The INKEY List Peptide Moisturizer, Sephora, $20.
Lean into Lush Lashes
Have a love-hate relationship with lashes? Have trouble applying eyelash glue? These innovative new water-activated strip lashes from Ardell could be your game-changer. Instead of using lash glue, these lashes have pre-applied glue on the strip that’s activated when dipped in water. While we found the strip to be a touch firmer than more traditional styles, we loved skipping the step and forgoing the glue, and found that they stayed in place all day/night (to remove the lashes, be sure to add water and gently massage until the lashes lift (don’t tug at them). With proper cleaning and care, we’ve worn a pair multiple times.
ARDELL Aqua Lashes, Amazon, $14.
Bring a dramatic edge to your everyday brows
If you want an everyday look with that spikey brow edge to it, this is the perfect piece for you. This tinted gel will fill in your brows with ease, while giving it a slight sculpt. Keep in mind that the Dipbrow Gel won’t keep your brows slicked down in the same way a regular gel might, but it’s great for keeping those stray hairs where you want them on a day-to-day basis.
Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Gel, Sephora, $26.
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Give the gift of glamorous eyes
This eye duo is the cute and affordable gift that the material girl in your life will love. Get Selena’s signature classic glam look with this limited-edition liquid eyeliner and mascara set. The full-size products mean the set goes a long way, perfect for everyday use. The deep black mascara is infused with castor oil for a stand-out eye look that keeps lashes soft and nourished. The best part is how much volume you get from a single stroke. The eyeliner’s felt tip makes it easy to create your own look, even if you’re just a beginner.
Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Eye Essentials Duo, Sephora, $36.
Sleep with a moisturizing lip mask
Move over, Laneige – Tatcha’s Kissu Lip Mask is here. This plumping and hydrating jelly lip mask is definitely a winter essential. The non-sticky jelly lip mask features Japanese peach and olive-derived squalene, restoring those cold-weather chapped lips. With a subtle tint, you can apply the mask at night, or wear it out as a light gloss.
The Tatcha Kissu Lip Mask, Sephora, $36.
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Pencil in some polished brows
Some celebrity beauty brands are better than others, and after trying a few products from Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown’s brand, we’re putting Florence By Mills into the category of “ones that we love.” Take this eyebrow pencil: with a creamy formula and an angled tip, the pencil makes it easy to quickly create a polished brow look with a single product.
Florence By Mills Tint N Tame Eyebrow Pencil, Shoppers Drug Mart, $16.
Be a little bougie
Sunday Riley’s skincare products are all the rage lately, and the C.E.O. Glow is a face oil made up of Vitamin C and turmeric, giving your skin an unmatched radiance. This oil is worth the strong turmeric smell, as a few weeks of using this product leaves it feeling smooth and soft, but not oily. This ultra-hydrating product does come with a hefty price tag, though, so if you’re working with a budget, this may not be the face oil for you.
Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil, Amazon, $75.
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