Including chic new fragrance holders from Cartier, must-have holiday nail colours and a Barbie-approved hair tool.
The holidays are right around the corner and these November 2021 beauty launches are sure to get you primed for the busy season. Whether you’re starting to look for epic gifts (one can never go wrong with a luxurious French fragrance or candle) or just stocking up on self-care essentials, this month’s beauty drops have you covered.
Cartier Les Nécessaires à Parfum
Inspired by the Art Deco vanity cases women used to use to keep all of their necessities on hand, Cartier is releasing a luxe collection of handheld objets that can be used by all, perfect for sliding into a pocket or tiny clutch. Available in various meticulous designs, each case can hold a slim glass-contained refill of fragrance from the brand’s collection. Simply click in the capsule and you’re ready to put on the Ritz.
Garnier Whole Blends Shampoo Bars
Available in four different formulas for various hair types, these new shampoo bars from Garnier are perfect for travel. Years in the making, the bars are 97 per cent biodegradable, silicone-, dye- and soap-free and should be good for two month’s worth of washes. Simply wet the bar and massage your wet hair to lather up waste-free.
The Detox Market Best of Green Beauty Box
A perennial best-seller, The Detox Market’s holiday beauty box is a collection of the year’s most popular gems. If there’s someone on your holiday list that’s been meaning to experiment more with their beauty and wellness routine, or if you’re just a fan of the shop’s organic and vegan brands yourself, it’s the perfect way to snag the top shelf goods at nearly half-price. Some of the highlights include Herbivore retinol oil, a W3ll People eyeshadow palette and bronzing drops from Pai.
CND Party Ready Collection
Festive mani season is right around the corner and CND is here for it. The new collection of both long-wearing polish and Shellac gel polish is available in six new shades. Hues include a glittery mauve, deep navy and a universal pale pink dubbed Silk Slip Dress you can undoubtedly have Shellac’d on now and wear all season long.
Fortify+ The De-Puffing & Protecting Eye Cream
A brand born out of the pandemic, Fortify+ is a unique collection of skincare that naturally fights germs and bacteria using zoisite, a volcanic mineral that’s been clinically proven to slow and reduce the growth of pathogens (disease-causing organisms) and bacteria for upwards of 14 hours. Particularly helpful around the sensitive eye area, the brand’s new eye cream also soothes and hydrates with aloe vera, hyaluronic acid and collagen.
Barbie x Steampod by L’Oréal Professionnel Paris
If all you ever wanted as a child was Barbie’s long, perfectly straight and shiny strands, your number may have just come up. Steampod, a steam straightener that can be used to create straight, wavy or curly looks without excessively exposing your hair to heated plates, has released a limited-edition in Barbie’s signature pink with a matching, heat-proof travel case. Now, all you need is the matching convertible.
Guerlain’s L’Art de Vivre Scented Candles
Guerlain is making its way from your vanity table to your living room. It’s L’Art de Vivre home collection includes six scented candles made of beeswax and other high-quality raw materials. Inspired by master perfumer Thierry Wasser’s personal travels, each one is designed to take you on an olfactive journey around the world, from India to the French Riviera. The craftsmanship extends to the chic — and refillable — vessels made using a pressed glass technique. –Mishal Cazmi
Winter-ready hand care from Paume
Paume’s anti-bacterial hand gel changed the game with its chic, refillable containers and plant-based formula that doesn’t dry out your hands or leave them smelling like you just spilled a vodka martini all over yourself. Now, for when you can actually wash your hands at the sink, the brand is releasing a foaming hand cleanser with biodegradable exfoliating beads and a probiotic hand balm that moisturizes, absorbs quickly and is scented with a lovely combo of five essential oils.