Trying to talk about November Beauty is always a difficult one. There are very few new releases compared to other months in the year. November is usually swamped with beauty advent calendars, which have become very gimmicky and overpriced. And then there’s the mountain of gift sets for Christmas. But despite that there are definitely some new releases that are worth your attention.
The limited edition Christmas sets are out in full force this month. I’m always a bit wary of them. A lot of the time I’m guilty of falling into the trap of thinking it’s good value when it’s not. Now I try to only buy a set if I honestly feel like I will use everything. I think Benefit always get it right at this time of year when it comes to gift sets. They have a great mixture of full-size products and minis that are so handy when you’re traveling. The Benefit Bigger & Bolder Brows Set would have to be my top pick in terms of what you get and value. I’m also loving the awesome packaging that comes with the Benefit Beauty & The Bay Makeup Gift Set.
We’ve already chatted about Glossier being the big thing in beauty last month. And Glossier are showing little sign of slowing down. The new Glossier news is the release of their first perfume, Glossier You. I’m not sure about this one. I find the same problem with Kim Kardashian’s new fragrance, Crystal Gardenia. I’m really not down with buying a perfume without getting to smell it in person first. And talking of KKW Beauty I’m not sure if she’s convinced people enough to shill out for this. The contour kits really haven’t hit the same highs as Kylie Cosmetics.
Maybelline X Gigi Hadid
The big news in November Beauty is the release of the Gigi Hadid and Maybelline collaboration. The collection is called Coast to Coast. It’s meant to represent Gigi’s laid back looks when she’s home in California and her more high class, sophisticated look when she’s working the runways in New york.
A lot of the products just look like normal Maybelline products in limited edition packaging, which is a gorgeous blush pink hue with holographic gold accents. The Maybelline X Gigi Hadid West Coast Collection Mascara looks almost exactly like my favourite Lash Sensational Mascara, but in the lovely packaging. The West Coast Collection Lip Liner are a real winner with their creamy texture which makes them a dream to apply. I’m particularly loving the stunning Austyn shade. The West Coast Collection Eyeshadow Palette would make a lovely gift for your bestie come Christmas. The beautiful shimmer shades are just perfect for this time of year. Overall the Maybelline X Gigi Hadid is a winner, especially when you consider the price points. But make sure you hurry as it’s only going to be around for a limited amount of time.
Is there anything that you’re loving beauty-wise this month?
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