Including charming holiday fragrances, an anti-aging hair serum and a new eyeshadow palette that’ll make smoky eyes a no-brainer.
The Starface x Sesame Street collab is available now
Inspired by the inclusivity of the show’s diverse storylines and cast of Muppets and guest stars, the feel-good brand that is Starface has dropped a limited-edition collaboration with Sesame Street. Best known for its acne-positive pimple stickers, the drop features Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Elmo and Oscar the Grouch sets, including pore strips and the famous hydrocolloid patches packaged in matching portable cases. The patches help to speed up your skin’s healing by shielding blemishes from bacteria while also absorbing fluid and reducing inflammation.
Byredo makes smoky eyes easy with a new eyeshadow palette and kajal eye pencils
If smoky eyes and Saturday night go hand in hand for you, you’re not going to want to miss Byredo’s new limited-edition gunmetal eyeshadow palette and jumbo kajal eye pencils. The shadows are a moody take on their oyster-shaped palettes and feature five shades of grey and black eyeshadows in matte and sparkling finishes. The super-sized kajal pencils are a nod to founder Ben Gorham’s Indian heritage and come in blue, brown, matte black and a limited-edition silver. They’re highly pigmented and perfect for getting in the waterline or smudging to the high-heavens for a sultry night on the town.
Jean Paul Gaultier releases his best-selling scents in not-so-ugly sweaters
If you’re one of the many fans of Jean Paul Gaultier’s cult-classic ’90s fragrances, including Le Male, Scandal and Classique, you may want to consider bringing some holiday cheer to your vanity with these adorable new collector’s editions which have traded in JPG’s classic Breton stripes for made-to-measure red and white ugly sweaters. If you’re in the market for a new scent for the season (or need a cute gift), Le Male is appropriately warm and spicy with notes of cardamom, cedar and cinnamon, while Classique is equally fireplace-ready with vanilla, ginger and star anise.
A stunning new holiday compact from Hermès
Hermès Poudre d’orfèvre is one gift you’ll be tempted to keep for yourself. The illuminating powder comes dressed up in a Pierre Hardy-designed white lacquered case etched with the storied brand’s signature ex libris motif. The details continue inside the compact, which also features the embossed emblem. But the limited-edition powder isn’t just for show; its golden mother-of-pearl formula has a soft, radiant finish and can be swept over the lids or on the cheekbones. —Mishal Cazmi
Kérastase launches an anti-aging serum for your hair and scalp
If you’re looking to treat your scalp to the ultimate of beauty rituals, this new serum is meant to transform your hair and head from the inside out. Hyaluronic acid and vitamin E target dryness, irritation and brittle hair. Over time, the serum claims to not only plump up your hair fibre for more thickness, but also control frizz and prevent further damage by protecting against pollution and other environmental factors that do damage up top.