At PEOPLE, we take beauty testing very seriously. We sift through hundreds — nay — thousands of pitches and products on a regular basis, carefully swatching, spritzing, and applying the latest and greatest offerings so that we can then share with you, dear readers, those that are worth your hard-earned money. And we’re keenly aware that beauty products are subjective, which is why we consult with experts like dermatologists, makeup artists, and hairstylists to determine what will best suit our specific skin and hair types, and we also boast a large testing pool of varying beauty needs so that we’re each giving the products a fair trial before writing them off. Sometimes, though, there are those especially shiny offerings that we feel the need to shout from the mountaintop of bottles, tubes, and compacts, which is why we started this monthly series of our absolute favorite picks.
Below, we’re rounding up the makeup, skincare, haircare, and fragrances that made us do a double-take last month — and then reach for them again and again. From a TikTok-viral color-changing blush to an under-eye cream that works better than a filter, these are the best products we tried in November.
Twentynine Palms Mesquite Springs Hydrating Serum
“At 50 years old, Jared Leto has some of the best pores in the business, but when he launched his lifestyle brand, Twentynine Palms, which includes a lineup of beauty products, I wondered what the actor-musician and Gucci enthusiast really knew about skincare. Well, apparently he knows enough to create a hydrating serum with prickly pear, hyaluronic acid, evening primrose oil, and the prebiotic inulin that I’ve been using (and loving) all month.” — Andrea Lavinthal, style & beauty director
Price at time of publish: $69