These New Beauty Products Are Here To End 2023 On The Perfect High Note

The most wonderful time of year.

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The weather outside is slowly inching toward frightful, but it doesn’t get much more delightful than hunkering down with your just-discovered hair, makeup, and skin favorites. Perhaps more so than any other month, December 2023’s best new beauty products have impressive range. If you still need to work out a winter-friendly hydration routine, for example, there’s plenty of robust formulas launching. On the other side of the coin, there’s plenty of more frivolous fun with things like eye glitter and head-turning hair perfume. It’s all joyful enough to feel like a party no matter what your holiday plans are, like a glass of prosecco in product form.

One universal theme, though? Most of the new December launches seem to be all about maximizing shine — pretty appropriate for this time of year. Glow Recipe’s recently-released toner is all about revealing your brightest, smoothest skin, for example, while OUAI’s highly-anticipated gloss puts a spotlight on your hair. With New Year’s Eve just days away, it’s impossible to resist the allure of product-induced glow.

Ahead, explore the best new beauty finds of December across hair, makeup, and skin care. There’s still plenty of time to end 2023 on the ultimate high note.

December 2023 Skin Care Launches

Best New Night Cream

Best New Serum

Best New Moisturizer

Drunk Elephant
Bora Barrier Repairing Moisturizer
If your skin can’t quite handle slugging but still needs some extra wintertime TLC, try a barrier-specific cream like Drunk Elephant’s new arrival. Apply it as the final step in your evening routine so it locks in your other products, using its proprietary blend of lipid-rich butters to prevent moisture loss. | Pros: Sanitary push-down dispenser; improves redness | Notable Ingredients: 6-Butterlipid complex; alpha glucan; zinc and copper gluconates |

Best New Toner

Best New Mask

December 2023 Hair Care Launches

Best New Scalp Treatment

Best New Shampoos

Best New Hair Gloss

Best New Conditioner

Best New Hair Perfume

December 2023 Makeup Launches

Best New Eyeshadow

Best New Lip gloss

Best New Eyeliner

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna
Glitty Lid Shimmer Liquid Eyeliner
Fun fact: you’ve probably already seen this eyeliner in action. Rihanna wore the silver shade to Fenty Beauty’s official Ulta launch back in 2022, a metallic cat-eye that sparkled even in photographs. Now, it’s finally available to the masses in three party-perfect colors. | Pros: Fine-tipped applicator; shimmer finish | Notable Ingredients: Mica; silica |

Best New Lipstick

Best New Foundation

December 2023 Body Care Launches

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