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30 New November 2018 Beauty Products That Are Way Too Good To Gift

If December is the month of treating your loved ones, then November is the month of spoiling yourself. Yes, technically, it is the season of giving — but new new November 2018 beauty products from brands like OUAI, Osea, and Paula's Choice are way too good to pass on.

There’s a practical aspect to all the newness, of course: With holiday season right around the corner, now’s the time to stock up on the jeweled hair accessories and festive nail polish you’ll need for the endless parties that will soon dominate your iCal. “Fall is about cherry tones, blushes, and hints of shimmer begin to pop up right before the holidays,” Jaleesa Jaikaran, an editorial makeup artist, tells The Zoe Report — which is why most of the makeup products below are all about the warmth.

In return, many of the skincare products are in line with that same notion — maintaining (and retaining) the moisture that harsh wind strips away. “As temperatures are dipping, it's best to switch to moisturizing formulations,” Dr. Neil Sadick of Sadick Dermatology tells us — especially ones with SPF. “Even though it is not as hot and there are more gray days, sun protection is still very necessary to prevent signs of aging and lower the risk of skin cancer,” Dr. Jennifer Vickers of Sanova Dermatology adds.

‘Tis the season for frizz, too, so the month's must-haves include smoothing styling products, hydrating shampoos and conditioners, and heat tools that make updos easy. As far as the nail color you should have on your fingertips while styling? “Embrace the change of season with sparkle and rich tones,” nail artist Sarah Bland said in a release for Smith & Cult’s just-released range of holiday colors.

Ahead, shop the 30 best beauty products of the month — one for each day of November — because you deserve it.


Edition No. 11 Makeup Palette


Deck of Scarlet

With three shadows, two lip colors, a blush, and a highlighter, this palette pretty much has party season covered.

Wu-Tang x Milk Makeup Lip Color in Cypher


Milk Makeup

This rich cocoa shade has a shiny, satin finish made for layering.

Brownzer in Chocolate Litty


Prime Beauty

Prime Beauty’s just-released collection of Brownzers features three highly pigmented bronzers formulated for women of color (finally).

Tinted Marine Salve



Add color and moisture to lips and cheeks with MAKE's tinted take on its classic Marine Salve.

PhotoReady Candid Concealer



Made with anti-pollutants including vitamin E, Revlon’s new Candid Collection is makeup that actually benefits your skin, too.


The Unscrub


Paula’s Choice

Use this gentle exfoliator to clear away the dead skin cells that accumulate in the colder months without damaging your skin’s barrier.

Botanical E Youth Preservation Serum


One Love Organics

Apply Botanical E Youth Preservation Serum after toner and before moisturizer for a dose of antioxidant vitamin E and acne-fighting watermelon seed oil.

Transformazing Mask


Go-To Skincare

“This multi-tasking formula first preps your skin before going out to a party or event and can be used again the morning after when your skin hates you,” the brand tells us via email. We'll take 12, please.

AntiBody Moist Essence Serum


Adsorb Beauty

Adsorb, a cutting-edge Japanese skincare line, is pioneering “AntiBody” technology to fight specific skin disruptors. This serum uses anti-aging "AntiBodies" (the ingredients' ability to fight off skin disruptors, similar to how our immune system deploys antibodies to fight infections) to keep skin firm and youthful all season long.

Day Moisturizer SPF 20


AVYA Skincare

Snow mushroom extract adds hydration to dull, dry winter skin while added SPF keeps skin protected from unseen sun damage.


DHT Shampoo



Spiked with pumpkin seed oil and saw palmetto extract (natural ingredients thought to block DHT — a hormone that causes hair loss), Hers' revolutionary shampoo helps put an end to hair shedding — so your strands stay on your head, and not in the shower drain.

Blonde Shampoo


Function of Beauty

Function of Beauty has been shipping out personalized hair care for a while now, and their latest personalization option — a purple shampoo that fights brassiness — is a must-try for blondes.

Soft Wave Pivoting Wand Curling Iron


Kristin Ess

The best thing about Kristin Ess' new curling wand? It bends into an L shape, to make wrapping your waves around the barrel so much easier (not to mention safer — no singed hands). The stylist recommends using this to get voluminous waves, rather than defined curls.

Rosemary Mint Scalp & Hair Strengthening Oil


Mielle Organics

Enriched with biotin, this oil strengthens hair from root to tip by adding hydration to the scalp and sealing split ends.

Hungry Hair Oil Treatment



Protect your hair from breakage with Eva NYC’s argan- and protein-packed oil treatment.


Nailed Lacquer in The Message


Smith & Cult

This deep crimson shade with a hint of sparkle will take you straight through December.

Dare to Wear Nail Color in Chi-Chi



Rock shimmer-infused white polish to mimic the first snowfall of the season — which will be here sooner than you think.

Nail Lacquer in Bless Your Heart


Aila Cosmetics

Aila Cosmetics was founded to address common nail issues, like breakage and strength, with style. Its warm mauve tone is November’s version of a neutral.

The Grinch Collection Nail Lacquer in Resting Grinch Face


China Glaze

Let’s be honest: You probably started watching holiday movies on November 1. The sparkly Resting Grinch Face from China Glaze pays homage to one of the season’s best — and meanest.

Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Infinite Shine Collection in March in Uniform



OPI released 15 shades inspired by Disney’s The Nutcracker for the new season; the navy March In Uniform — which manages to make a statement and still go with everything — is a must.


North Bondi Eau de Parfum



Get yourself on the waitlist for OUAI's soon-to-be-released North Bondi Eau de Parfum (launching November 13), which smells exactly like the brand's best-selling Wave Spray (think hints of bergamot and rose).

Dark Chocolate Fruit Fragrance


Tobi Tobin

A play on the brand's edible Dark Chocolate Orange Truffles, this new fragrance from Tobi Tobin mixes notes of dark chocolate with citrusy orange blossom for a so-good-you'll-want-to-eat-it scent.

11 11 Eau de Parfum


Lake and Skye

Lake and Skye’s unforgettable 11 11 scent (a unisex fragrance “inspired by the color white”) gets a make-under in the brand’s new Eau de Parfum, which delivers a lighter touch than the original.

Pretty Deadly Lethal Oleander EDP


Flower Beauty

Flower Beauty calls its lineup of just-launched fragrances “Drew Barrymore's favorite transitional scents for this time of year" in a press release. The day-to-night Lethal Oleander features white oleander, orange blossom, and monoi flower.

Bohemian Rhapsody


Art Meets Art

Released at the top of the month, Art Meets Art’s Bohemian Rhapsody is a mysterious study in contrasts, with fresh black currant and spicy tuberose.

Body Care

DreamPop Razor



Inspired by the ‘90s and the fun of getting ready, Billie’s new DreamPop razor (which is part of the brand's subscription service) will give you a close, nick-free shave — and give your shower a throwback vibe.

Perfect Ten Self-Warming Hand and Cuticle Mask



Treat dry winter hands to some hydration with Patchology's just-released heated hand mask, which utilizes insulation technology commonly used for space blankets to lock in warmth.

Activated Charcoal Toothpaste



Instead of enamel-damaging ingredients, Hello's whitening toothpaste uses charcoal and coconut oil to improve your smile naturally.

Making Waves Natural Mouthwash



Oral care is the new skincare, haven’t you heard? LEBON’s natural mouthwash includes green tea, thyme, clove, tea tree, aloe vera, and echinacea for minty fresh feeling that’s not overly harsh.

Vagus Nerve Oil



“The vagus nerve is an essential part of the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps calm the body and manage stress,” OSEA tells us via email. This massage oil is designed to be massaged on the neck to ease anxiety and calm the nervous system — perfect for all the holiday family time on the horizon.