Including all-in-one makeup palettes, travel-friendly hair and body products and a vitamin-packed face serum.
For those whose routines are picking up speed with back-to-school, back-to-the-office and back-to-the-gym plans, there are plenty of exciting new October 2021 beauty launches to help your hair and makeup keep up. Whether you’re simply on the go or heading out for your first weekend away in quite some time, these formulas will streamline your life (and your bag).
Everist Waterless Body Wash Concentrate
After the runaway success of its waterless shampoo and conditioner, Canadian brand Everist, which aims to “make eco easy,” is taking the next obvious step toward making your daily showers as sustainable as possible with Waterless Body Wash. As with the company’s hair products, the 100% plant-based formula is packed in a 100-millilitre, zero-waste tube (which is particularly perfect for travel) as opposed to the typical single-use plastic bottles of shower gel, which usually contain around 70% water. For even more ease, Everist also released a natural and compostable konjac sponge, which can help a little body wash go an extra long way.
Alterna My Hair. My Canvas. Meltaway No-Rinse Micellar Cleanser
Like a magic makeup wipe for your hair, Alterna’s new no-rinse micellar cleanser is a new solution for extending the life of your strands between washes. While typical dry shampoo sprays and powders can by drying and dull your hair’s shine, this cream-to-powder formula absorbs oil, sweat and other product build-up while maintaining moisture, shine and manageability, all without leaving any weird residue behind. It’s a gym bag no-brainer.
Revlon Cordless Flat Iron Second Day Hair Booster
This new hair iron is as versatile as it gets and can help you straighten or add waves or curls to your look with its three quarter inch tourmaline and ceramic coated plates for extra smooth and shiny results. The iron features an LED display and heats up to 400°F. It’s also cordless — it comes with a USB charging cable — with up to 30 minutes of usage time. With its heat-proof case, it’s perfect to take to the gym, on a night away or to events that require some last-minute touch-ups.
Matrix A Curl Can Dream Collection
Building a curly hair routine for your hair type and curl pattern is an art form that’s usually achieved via trial and error, and can take months (if not years) to perfect. Or so we once thought. Time-consuming product curation not your thing? Enter the Matrix Total Results A Curl Can Dream collection, a line of nourishing, manuka-honey-infused products — shampoo, conditioning mask, moisturizing cream, lightweight gel and finishing oil — that has your entire wash and style routine covered, from start to finish. – Souzan Michael Galway
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette in Sunset Dreamscape
This all-in-one palette is a must-have among beauty-philes for its expertly coordinated shades, finishes and pan sizes that promise the perfect “five-minute face.” Sunset Dreamscape is the just-launched colourway which features warm, rich shades that practically scream autumnal fantasy (apple picking, anyone?) While anxiety may creep up at the thought of leaving all of your other makeup palettes behind, we swear this gorgeous compact is a one-stop-shop, perfectly suited to an overnighter or fuss-free weekend away.
Tatcha Limited Edition The Kissu Lip Mask
After launching its original Kissu Lip Mask last year, inspired by the centuries-old tradition of Japanese women using momo or the Japanese white peach to help repair their lips, the brand is dropping a new, limited-edition red mask this month. An ode to the striking red camellia flowers which bloom during Japanese winters, the subtly tinted, smoothing and plumping mask contains all of the nourishing ingredients of the original, including hydrating squalene, peach extract and camellia oil, which is rich in vitamins and omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids. While you can still use the non-sticky mask like a pumped-up lip balm at home and before bed, this tinted version is ideal for getting a subtle red lip for heading out (or hopping on Zoom) without the drying effects of a regular lipstick.
Nars Unwrapped Velvet Matte Pencil Duo
These Nars pencils are a forever favourite since they pack major colour punch with a no-fuss application, and barely move once applied. These two best-selling shades, including Dragon Girl (an epic red that Taylor Swift has crowned a favourite) and Dolce Vita, a perfect-for-everyday rosy hue, are packaged together in full-size as part of the brand’s holiday offerings. The best part you ask? You can squirrel away both for the usual price of one.
Revlon x Megan Thee Stallion Big Bad Beauty Looks
Award-winning rapper and Revlon brand ambassador Megan Thee Stallion has curated five everyday, makeup-bag must-haves which will undoubtedly make your fall look a lot more music-video-worthy. The collection includes four eyeliners, including two metallic liquid liners, and two mascara formulas. The knock-out item is undoubtedly the Big Bad Palette, a compact featuring ten wet-to-dry cool and warm shades, including two Grammy-esque gold hues that can be used on both eyes and cheeks as highlighter. It’s a palette for any possible frame of mind — sassy, moody or nasty.
Graydon Moon Boost Serum
Great for “thirsty” skin with nutrient-dense superfood oils and extracts — including seasonal pumpkin — this multipurpose serum has seven different vitamins to nourish your skin and give it a healthy glow. Add the benefits of shiitake mushrooms, blueberries and prickly pear, it’s basically a salad for your face.