Fall Beauty Products That Are Worth Every Penny
Experts share the products they’re adding to their fall routine.
If there's anything worth investing in, it’s yourself. For some, that directly translates into indulging in new beauty products. A new season is the perfect time to level up your essentials and switch up your routine. Why not try a new nail trend, elevate your fragrance game, or stock up on a fancy face mask? But before you start spending, remember: The first rule of retail therapy is being able to identify the products that are worth the splurge. For some inspiration, we asked the five experts below to share their favorite fall beauty picks that are worth the price tag.
Director of Dermatology, Mohs Surgery and Laser Medicine Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue
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"Since I am a makeup lover, double cleansing is essential for ensuring that I have removed it all [at the end of the day]. I love this two-step routine that includes a makeup melting oil followed by a charcoal formula to purify and further cleanse the skin. I still feel hydrated after [each] use!"
"Our skin tends to look a bit dull in the fall months, so exfoliating is key. This formula helps minimize the appearance of pores and suits the skin without stripping away the microbiome or negatively affecting the skin barrier. I use it weekly and my skin looks and feels great."
"My favorite go-to beauty tool is this humidifier. It uses a no-mist technology to ensure that the air is free from bacteria and particles, and it inhibits mold overgrowth by using a paper filter that is replaced every six weeks. Our skin tends to dehydrate overnight, and this helps to maintain skin hydration in a clean and easy way while we sleep."
Beauty & Fashion Consultant
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"So many people assume that the Airwrap is just for curling, but I can say first hand that's not the case. This tool has completely streamlined my hairstyling routine—I use it for blow drying, blowouts, curls, you name it."
"As someone who really struggles with hyperpigmentation, light therapy is so necessary. With red light, blue light, and amber light, this is the ideal skincare tool for someone with acne-prone skin like mine. Even better, it's totally hands-free so I can get things done while also improving my skin."
"When the weather drops, it becomes even more important to me to make sure my lips stay hydrated. What better hydrator than La Mer? It's calming and moisturizing but not too greasy, which means it layers perfectly under my lipstick."
Celebrity Makeup Artist
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"I love a hydrating moisturizer for when I get dry in the fall and winter months. This one is expensive, but it's so dewy and hydrating and keeps your skin so soft."
"[What I like about this powder is how] you can really build it up and go from naturally set makeup to full glam. It's going to give you a little bit of radiance and brightness, but a gorgeous finish that will look beautiful for fall."
"This is a beautiful warm tone peachy nude. The formula is so luxurious—it's rich and creamy with high shine. It [pairs great] with chocolate tones and smokey eyes. I think a nude lip is such a staple in the fall and Tom Ford just has some of the most luxe packaging."
Associate Beauty Editor, Harper's Bazaar
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"Fall conjures back-to-school season and a busy schedule, so I like to give my skin a little more TLC than usual. This sheet mask from Clé de Peau is the definition of treating yourself. The two-step treatment comes with an exfoliating cleansing gel that gently sloughs off dead skin and creates a smooth canvas for the radiance-boosting sheet mask that follows. Every time I use it I am left with a lit-from-within glow that lasts for days."
"I struggle with eye creams–some are too heavy and others barely make a dent in my dark circles and dryness. But this Valmont one boasts the perfect texture: The satin-yet-bouncy consistency glides onto skin and immediately hydrates and lifts, courtesy of peptides, hyaluronic acid, and three types of honey. A little goes a long way, so the bottle can last well over six months (compared to typical creams that usually only last me a few months)."
"A skincare lotion is one of those mystifying products. Is it a serum or a toner? How does it work? I’ve recently adopted the Sisley Supremya Lotion and now I’m questioning why I didn’t adopt lotions sooner. It leaves my skin smooth and hydrated, and has even improved the way makeup sits on my skin. The silky, lightweight solution is packed with glycerin and vitamin B3 to keep skin hydrated, while tiger nut extract adds bounce and tone. Plus, the bottle is big, so you get your money’s worth."
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"This is my fragrance for fall. I love a scent that is subtle yet distinct. It’s a unisex [spray] known for its salty sweet aroma. It’s strong but not overbearing. However it has a great presence—it fills up any room I walk into and I always get compliments when wearing it."
"If you ever been to the 1 Hotel, you’d recognize the luxurious scent of this candle. It's meant to be lit in large rooms, like the living room or the dining room. If you're having family over for the holiday this is better than any house freshener you’d find."
"This blow dryer has been with me for about four years now. It minimizes drying time and works on all hair types. The dryer is also super quiet when turned on and there's an attachment for just about any hair style."
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