Now that we’re nearing 2021’s swan song, brands are rounding out this year’s releases and they’ve saved the best for last. I’d venture to say the overarching ethos surrounding this month’s beauty and wellness drops was renewal. Though we would never suggest that it just boils down to newness on your vanity, we can’t deny that the inventive concepts and transformative formulas found in October’s new releases helped us continue to emerge from lockdown as our best selves. In the interest of sticking to the best, we’ve put together this month’s standout beauty and wellness releases.
Cell Rejuvenating Essence
If you don’t already have an essence in your skin-care routine, it’s time to consider switching things up. This lightweight formula is great for anyone who has combination skin (aka me). The hyaluronic acid and black tea–infused formula sinks into skin on contact, so it hydrates dry patches without revving up my oil production. Bonus: There are also grapevine stem cells in the formula; the ingredient is clinically proven to even out skin tone over time.
Mumbai Noise Eau de Parfum
Inspired by the bustling city of Mumbai, Byredo’s latest fragrance is an olfactory expression of the yin and yang philosophy. The scent is a blend of the warm and enveloping notes of sandalwood and sweet tonka beans as well as the dark, bitter notes of coffee. At first glance, they may seem like scents that sit in opposition, but when they come together in this fragrance, you realize that the notes are actually complementary forces that work to envelop you in a unique and exhilarating sensorial experience.
Prime Chanukah Candle
This candle draws on the story of Chanukah for inspiration. Light the wick, and a musky-heavy scent will instantly transform your space—all thanks to notes of citron, laurel leaf, incense, and olive.
D.S. & Durga
Fall Matte Fluid Eye Paint
Fluid Eye Paint is a staple in Halsey’s makeup line, and now fans get additional shades to choose from. The formula is lightweight, so it doesn’t crease or weigh down your lids, while still depositing a super-pigmented hue.
This lip balm is a fan favorite for a reason—it’s packed with super-moisturizers, like castor oil, beeswax, and lanolin to infuse moisture into your lips and then seal it all in. …….