beauty products december 2019

The 21 Best Beauty Products That Launched in December

From a new Fenty Beauty eyeshadow palette to a dermatologist’s debut skin-care line.

By: Hannah Baxter, Valeriya Chupinina

The end of 2019 is here, and what a year it has been for the beauty industry. We’ve seen more organic and sustainable brands than ever before, plenty of drama with glittery eyeshadows season after season, and a plethora of products to keep your hair healthy and hydrated no matter your texture. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2020, but to close out this decade in style, these are the 21 best beauty products that launched in December.


Algenist GENIUS Collagen Calming Relief, $58

This calendula-packed cream is our new go-to for soothing sensitive, irritated skin. Active vegan collagen along with the brand’s signature alguronic acid reduce redness and prevent moisture loss so skin is restored and protected against environmental stressors.

Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch, $39

Clarins relaunched their ultra-popular Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch this month, and we’re all about it. This incredible makeup base and primer has a fine, soft-touch texture that conceals lines, pores, and imperfections in no time.

R+Co Pearl Hair Pins, $50

If you make easy-to-use, amazing hair-care products…we know your accessories are going to up the ante even more. R+Co’s Pearl Hair Pins make any hairstyle elevated, cooler, and a whole lot more fun.

Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows, $25

The queen of makeup is giving us one last launch before the decade’s end. With eight different color palettes that encompass every color of the rainbow, it was hard to pick just one, but the Pastel Frost palette has us dreaming of our 2020 watercolor makeup looks.

Krigler Monsieur Dada 18, $405

This scent captures the rebellious and confident nature of some of the Dada movement’s most significant artists—think Cocteau, Dali, Duchamp. The woody base is perfectly complemented by spicy notes of black pepper and cardamom with just a hint of fruity orange for balance.

Cocokind Watermelon Hemp Oil, $18

An oil to provide you with lightweight yet nutritious moisture everywhere and anywhere you need it. Did we mention it’s 100 percent organic?

Jillian Dempsey Men Roadie Hair Pomade, $28

We’re always game to discover new products for the men in our lives, and this pomade is just the first of many for the year ahead. Dempsey wants you to be able to fake that “cool, piecey thing” with this long-lasting, easy-to-use product.

Pat McGrath MTHRSHP: Dark Galaxy Palette, $65

Star Wars fans, this one’s for you. The six pink and purple shades (plus a luscious gold) will help make your eyeshadow looks out-of-this-world in the new year. Did you expect anything less from Mother?

Subi Beauty Perfect Pimple Patch, $30

With 54 pimple patches in tow, we can definitely say Subi understands how often we need a little help battling acne. This cruelty-free and vegan patch extracts impurities, prevents bacteria from spreading, camouflages pimples, and helps heal your skin quicker.

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream, $82

We love using retinol at night to increase cell turnover and fight the most obvious signs of aging (like fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and dullness). The rich yet lightweight texture is perfect for those cold winter nights when your skin needs a little extra love, but you still want an active and effective treatment.

Bumble & bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Soft Texture Finishing Spray, $32

The cult-favorite hair-care brand’s newest launch helps you achieve an undone look while keeping your strands touchably soft. It’s infused with their signature six-oil blend to give you soft, stunning texture that lasts.

NARS Overlust Cheek Palette, $59

This limited-edition palette features the same gel-to-powder formula we know and love, but in six dreamy new highlighter and blush shades. It’s easy to pretend you’re spending the holidays on a beach in the Caribbean—just swipe a shade or two across the apples of your cheeks to warm up your complexion and give your skin a healthy glow.

Covergirl Clean Fresh Skin Milk, $13

Welcome to COVERGIRL’s first completely vegan creation, and it does not disappoint. Formulated without formaldehyde, phthalates, parabens, sulfates, and talc, the Skin Milk is perfect for light coverage for all skin types. Hello, fresh, no-makeup makeup foundation!

Juno & Co Moonshine Primer, $25

This rich, super-hydrating, creamy makeup primer sets the canvas for long wear without that heavy feeling. No clogged pores in sight.

Conair Cordless Auto Curler, $100

This cordless auto curler heats up to 400 degrees fahrenheit with a ceramic-coated barrel for smooth, perfect curls every time. The technology automatically wraps the hair around the inner barrel without any twisting or manipulation on your part. The future is here, y’all.

Stila Shine Fever Lip Vinyl, $24

Are high-shine lips your dream, but you can never get the product to stay past your lunch hour? These wet-look lacquers keep your lips hydrated with added argan oil, but the pigment (created with natural color esters) stays put for hours.

Codex Beauty Bia Wash Off Cleansing Oil, $70

Fan of a double cleansing or a morning face massage? This oil is ideal for both, with plenty of oat lipids to soothe lingering irritation (thank you winter weather) and chia seed to add a dose of hydration.

Davines This is a Texturizing Serum, $25

If you have limp, lifeless hair and you dream of that perfectly undone texture, this serum can take you there, minus the crunchy, sticky look of too much product.

Makeup by Mario x Sephora Master Brush Set, $119

The man behind practically all of Kim Kardashian’s iconic makeup looks is giving you the keys to the kingdom. This 13-piece brush set is sure to take your beauty game to new heights and many, many new makeup looks.

Sobel Skin RX 30% Glycolic Acid Peel, $46

Dr. Howard Sobel, a Manhattan-based dermatologist, recently launched his debut line of products featuring impressive concentrations of highly active ingredients. This glycolic acid peel is one of our favorites for ridding our complexions of dead skin cells to reveal hydrated, smooth skin underneath. Add it to your regimen once a week to start.

Furturna Skin Porte Per La Vitalità Face and Eye Serum, $185

If you love active botanicals in your skin care, then this new Italian brand might just need to join your product lineup. Anchusa azurea flower, along with wild chicory and white nettle, help de-puff your eyes, even out the skin tone, and provide a subtle lifting effect.

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