Have you started planning out your New Year’s Eve look yet? No matter if you have or have not, December’s new makeup and nail launches are sure to inspire you with plenty of glitziness. Maybe you’ll want to top your lips with a bioluminescent-inspired gloss from Nyx Professional Makeup or an eye shadow palette from MAC that’s a twinkling ode to Whitney Houston. Lottie London, on the other hand, has a sweet-scented new product that will also help you usher in 2023 with a glow.
For that amalgam of days between Christmas and NYE, we also have some no-makeup makeup essentials from the likes of Glossier, Maybelline New York, and Too Faced for you to peruse. As for your the best new hair and skin-care launches to pair with your December makeup moments, we have all those for you to scroll through too.
SIS Luxe Lacquer in Chi
Want to have a signature nail shade for 2023? The SIS Luxe Lacquer in Chi is a gorgeous contender. The 10-free formula infused with vitamin E packs a purple-toned magenta flecked with fun holographic glitters.
Glossier Lash Slick in Brown
The beloved Glossier Lash Slick is now available in a subtle, natural-looking brown hue for those no-makeup makeup days and dramatic looks that require a low-key lash moment. (It took 18 months to perfect, by the way.) Just like the original, though, it will help make your lashes appear longer and give them a long-lasting curl that easily rinses away with water.
GrandeBrow 2-in-1 Tinted Brow Gel + Brow Enhancing Serum
Want to give your brows a natural-looking hint of color too? The GrandeBrow 2-in-1 Tinted Brow Gel + Brow Enhancing Serum will do the job while plumping your arches with undetectable volumizing microfibers.
Too Faced Cloud Crush Blush
Ace TikTok’s “I’m Cold” makeup trend with Too Faced’s new Cloud Crush Blush. With six pinky and peachy shades to choose from, this velvety powder formula imparts the perfect blurred flush for mimicking the look of the pink of your cheeks on the coldest, snowiest days.
Jillian Dempsey Mixturizer
The Jillian Dempsey Mixturizer is not quite a moisturizer, not quite a primer. Its clear formula was made to be combined with your favorite makeup to create your very own lightweight, sheer formulas. For example, swirl together a squirt of foundation or concealer and Mixturizer for a tinted moisturizer of sorts, or add some liquid eye shadow to it for a sheerer, watercolor vibe for your lids. I’m sure you’ll come up with dozens of other fun uses for this versatile product.
Maybelline New York Super Stay Up to 24 Hour Hybrid Powder-Foundation
The Maybelline New York Super Stay Up to 24 Hour Hybrid Powder-Foundation appears to be a powder, but it feels and acts more like a lightweight liquid. Its matte finish melts into even the oiliest and driest of skin for a long-lasting, barely-there effect without any dreaded cakiness that powder foundations often bring.
Danessa Myricks Beauty Yummy To-Go Kit
Danessa Myricks Beauty scaled down its Best of Beauty-winning Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder to a tiny tub that you can easily throw into your purse or travel bag. Plus, you’ll get an equally as pint-sized Yummy Skin Serum in Main Squeeze, an illuminating primer, to go along with it.
L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Lift Mascara
L’Oréal Paris’ Telescopic Mascara has been a top drugstore mascara pick for over a decade, and the brand has another icon in the making that just hit shelves. The Telescopic Lift Mascara touts an all-vegan formula and a brand-new kind of brush with double hooked bristles to ensure the most even, clump-free look with the same level of lift and volume the original delivers.
MAC x Whitney Houston Whitney’s Nippy Eye-Conic Palette
Speaking of icons, MAC is back with another collection inspired by a legendary songstress. The Whitney’s Nippy Eye-Conic Palette pays homage to Whitney Houston with eight matte and metallic shadows in neutral and statement hues for recreating her signature smokey eye looks.
Lottie London Frosted Highlighter Swirl in Cinnamon Bun
Give your lids and cheekbones a glitzy glow with the ultra-cute, vanilla-scented Lottie London Frosted Highlighter Swirl in Cinnamon Bun. You can use a small concealer brush and dip it into only one of the shades — copper or champagne — or grab a big fluffy brush for a shimmery hue that’s somewhere in between.
Vittorio Masecchia Beauty Face Decal in The Mod
Makeup artist to stars like Kesha, Demi Lovato, and Lauren Jauregui, Vittorio Masecchia, turned his most playful doodles and favorite makeup moments into 24 different reusable adornments available in 24 colorful hues for his debut beauty line. My favorite Face Deal is The Mod, which allows you to achieve a groovy graphic eyeliner look in seconds with no fancy makeup skills needed.
UN/DN LAQR x Megan Fox The Big Bang Set
MGK teamed up with none other than his fiance Megan Fox on a collection of gemstone and crystal-themed nail polishes. The UN/DN LAQR x Megan Fox The Big Bang Set, in particular, includes Past Life (a bright lapis lazuli blue ), Brutal Honesty (a malachite green emerald green like Fox’s engagement ring), and Deep Breath, which is an opalescent top coat that gives your nails a shattered glass effect.
Uoma Beauty Trippin Smooth Powder
Surprisingly, the Uoma Beauty Trippin Smooth Powder hasn’t been available in translucent…until now. No matter what tone your complexion may be, the finely-milled mattifying powder will keep your skin shine-free while giving it a featherlight, blurred effect. It’s even formulated with emollients, like glycerin and reishi mushroom, to keep your skin from drying out in the process.
Nyx Professional Makeup Luminescent Lip Gloss
Nyx Professional Makeup took cues from Avatar: The Way of Water for its latest collection, which includes the spectacular Luminescent Lip Gloss. Swipe this prismatic lavender hue onto your lips on its own or as a lipstick topper for a hypnotizing bioluminescent-like effect fit for NYE.
ColourPop Panoramic Face + Eye Gloss in Aurora Struck
Speaking of NYE, imagine the ColourPop Panoramic Face + Eye Gloss in Aurora Struck tapped onto your lids and cheeks. The brand brought back this beloved formula for the occasion — this time in a dreamy duo-chrome finish that gives skin a pretty pink glint almost like the ball in Times Square.
Glamnetic Lindsay Arnold Kit
Glamnetic collabed with professional dancer Lindsay Arnold of Dancing With The Stars fame for her namesake kit stocked with two sets of fluttery magnetic falsies — one for natural, everyday vibes, another for more drama and special occasions — as well as the brand’s popular Magnetic Liner Pen and a special pair of lash tweezers.