The Best New Beauty Buys For November
The Best New Beauty Buys For November

The Best New Beauty Buys For November

Niche fragrances, multi-tasking make-up, good body care… There’s plenty of innovation taking place in the beauty world right now. To prove it, here’s our round-up of the best new launches this month…
By Rebecca Hull

All products on this page have been selected by our editorial team, however we may make commission on some products.


Petal Soft Lipstick Crayon, £24 | Laura Mercier

These scribble-on crayons are the perfect lip balm-lipstick hybrid. At first, they feel smooth and hydrating – thanks to added fruit oils and mango butter – but once they dry down, the velvety, matte finish lasts for hours. Easy to apply, you don’t need to use a mirror – just push the colour in with your fingertips for a smooth, blended effect. There are so many shades to choose from, but we recommend ‘Ella’ – a soft neutral, perfect for daytime.

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Status Stick Highlighter, £37 | DIBS Beauty

This gives skin an amazing glow. It’s shimmery, but not too much – you get just a soft hint of something as your face moves with the light. Nice and chunky, the stick is easy to hold and can be used on your body too – a little over the shins, neck and chest will add some simple definition. We love how well it works with other make-up as well – just a small amount makes an impact, so you’ll find it lasts you for months.

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Trifecta Metallic Lip, Eye & Cheek Stick, £23 | Stila

These can be used on your cheeks and lips, but we like using them to create a smokey eye. Rich in colour, each shade offers maximum impact with little to no effort involved. Apply them directly to your lids, then blend them out with your fingers or a brush. Thanks to their creamy texture, you’ll find they’re seriously easy to work with. ‘Kitten’ is our shade for party season.

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Mini Room Spray Sapin, £38 | Diptyque

This room spray will definitely get you in the festive mood – scented like a fresh Christmas tree (a clever blend of fir tree essence, eucalyptus and rosemary) it makes for a great gift, but you might want to snap one up for yourself too.

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Dirty Vanilla Eau de Parfum, $165 | Heretic

Looking for a new night-time fragrance? This one by niche brand Heretic is an unusual mix of cedar, coriander, ho wood, patchouli and vetiver. Leathery, creamy but still clean, it’s unisex and the longevity is seriously impressive. Trust us, you’ll still be picking this one up the day after you first spray it.

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ExfoliKate Body Scrub, £48 | Kate Somerville

Don’t be put off by the thick, green texture of this body scrub – it’s hands down one of the best exfoliators we’ve tried this year. Massage it into wet skin to let ingredients like salicylic and lactic acid get to work dissolving dead skin cells for smoother, brighter-looking limbs. You need to use it regularly to see results, but even after the first go you’ll notice skin feels much softer.

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Gentle Body Scrub, £11.04 (was £14.75) | Avene

Skin looking dull and lifeless? You only need to use this facial exfoliator once or twice a week to let the jojoba wax beads get rid of anything sat on your skin. It also gets down deep into your pores to clear them out, meaning fewer blackheads and more even tone. Thanks to niacinamide and thermal spring water, it’s gentle enough for sensitive skin types – both these ingredients will cushion any drying effects and minimise inflammation.

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Airebrush Duo, £170 | T3

For hair styling tools that give salon-level results, we love T3. Its tools are an investment, but you get what you pay for. The Duo Blow Dry Brush is a must-try for anyone wanting to create extra bounce and volume. Interchangeable, it comes with several heads – one is like a heated roller – for you to play around with different styles. Whether you want a sleek finish, or a bouncy blow-dry effect, this does it all. Just make sure you give yourself time to get the hang of it – once you do, you’ll realise it’s a game-changer. 

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Pro Curl Lash Curler, £22 | Tweezerman

The latest addition to the Tweezerman range is these curlers. With the perfect amount of grip, they open nice and wide to catch all your lashes at once. Well cushioned, they never snag or pull, and you’ll find they lift lashes with one quick squeeze – though we recommend using a light pumping action for best results. Aim to hold it in place for around ten seconds and tilt your head back to get as good a view as possible. 

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Face Cupping Kit, $40 | Wthn

Similar to gua sha, facial cupping encourages lymphatic drainage and better energy flow, so your skin looks glow-y and full of bounce. We really rate this kit from WTHN. It comes with one large cup for your cheeks and jaw, and a smaller one for areas like your forehead and eyes. You’ll find a detailed how-to guide included with the products, but our tip is to use them with a facial oil to ensure you get enough slip. Results are only temporary, but great before a night out or work event.

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Dermaroller, €29 | Doctor Mi

Often recommended by industry insiders, this dermaroller can be used on both the face and body. While more intense microneedling treatments should be left to the pros, this will help you maintain results in between appointments. Roll it over your skin, and let the tiny nodules gently puncture your complexion to stimulate its natural repair mechanism. The result? Skin will regenerate itself and, in turn, boost collagen production. It takes time to see results, but you will find skincare absorbs better, and uneven texture becomes smoother every time. 

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Cleanse Sublime Micellar Makeup Remover, £19.50 | Rose Inc

We love everything about this micellar water. Housed in pump-style packaging, simply press your cotton pad down on the top to pick up just the right amount to cleanse your skin. Thanks to micelles that latch onto dirt and make-up, it’s a quick and effective way to refresh your complexion – though you may want to follow up with something else to get rid of stubborn, waterproof make-up. Full of ceramides and squalane, it immediately feels hydrating – unlike others which can leave skin feeling tight. We love that the serum texture leaves your complexion looking bouncy and plump.

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Satin Silk Longwear Concealer, £16 | Sculpted by Aimee

Brightening concealers don’t get much better than this. With a big, chunky applicator, you can cover a wide surface area at speed, and you only need a few dabs at a time. Niacinamide is the ingredient that will improve the look of discolouration, while added hyaluronic acid ensures skin feels hydrated and soft throughout the day. It’s also non-comedogenic, so you never have to worry about it clogging up your pores. 

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Antisocial Time Release Bond Building Dry Mask, £35 | IGK

Spray this overnight mask into strands before you go to bed and allow the amino acids to smooth and hydrate while you sleep. Come morning, you can either wash it out, or continue to style your hair as normal – either way, you’ll find it’s immediately less frizzy and has better shine. Perfect for the lazy girls out there, it improves the overall health and condition of your hair with the least fuss possible. Another bonus? The dry texture won’t come off on your pillow.

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Do It All Hair Gel, £26 | Ruka

This multipurpose gel hydrates, protects and gives hair extra hold and shine. Perfect for creating slicked-back looks, apply it to wet or dry hair to make it look more glossy. Glycerin locks moisture into your strands, while vitamin E and omegas strengthen individual strands to minimise breakage.  Leave it on for 10-15 minutes – we recommend doing it in the shower so the steam can supercharge the benefits.

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