The best beauty launches hitting shelves this December
Get ‘em while they’re hot
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / December 04 2020
A new month always serves as a brand new beginning, with a new monthly budget and plenty of new beauty launches just begging to be bought.
But with brands releasing fresh drops a mile a minute, it’s no easy task figuring out what’s worth the splurge (especially in times like these, when you want to make damn sure any purchase is truly deserving of your dollars).
Luckily, we’ve rounded up the most innovative, ingenious and hell, just insanely pretty products hitting shelves this December – and we promise adding any one of them to your cart will be a decision you’ll never regret…
Dr. Dennis Gross All-Physical Daily Defense UV Shield SPF50 (available now)
It's officially summer, and we’re legitimately excited over the launch of this new vitamin E-infused sunscreen, which we figure bodes pretty well for our re-application game. Who would dare leave this sunny yellow tube of non-greasy broad spectrum goodness in their beach bag unused anyway?
Morphe x Nikita Dragun Palette (available now)
What, did you expect that we wouldn't be interested in a palette housing a blue and purple zebra shade? Hello, we're only human. But this multipurpose mix of colours is as versatile as it is visually pleasing, offering every hue from neon lime and metallic violet to matte toffee.
Sunday Riley Pink Drink Firming Resurfacing Essence (available now)
Okay, maybe rosé and the melted remnants of fairy floss Zooper Doopers won’t be the only pink drinks we’re treating ourselves to this summer. This peptide-packed firming essence is bound to quench your parched skin’s thirst and get you glowing along the way.
Mavala Switzerland Poolside Colors Collection (available now)
Considering we won't be visiting the dreamy destinations the shades are named after this summer (we hope to see you in 2021, Santa Monica, Portofino, Phuket and friends), we’ll settle for wearing them as we sit by the pool – it’s what the collection clearly wants, after all.
Elle Effect The Tint (available now)
This tinted skin perfector is like a foundation that also offers skin benefits, but for your body. It works like a soft-focus filter to camouflage everything from scars to stretch marks, but it’s loaded with nourishing avocado oil and vitamin E, too.
Goop G.TOX 5 Salt Body Scrub (available now)
Gwyneth Paltrow’s beloved Goop has finally landed on Aussie shores, and we’re going to be scrubbing ourselves silly with this lush five-salt blend scrub all summer long to celebrate. Luckily, the rosehip, olive and moringa oil trio will keep our limbs as silky as they will be smooth.
Alpha-H Liquid Gold Midnight Reboot Serum (available now)
This firming formula isn’t necessarily for the faint-hearted (or the sensitive skinned), but its duo of glycolic acid and granactive retinoid will certainly work wonders for tone and texture, sending dullness and dead skin on their way pronto.
Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Cinnamon Bear (available now)
If you’re frightened of filler (or partial to a cinnamon scent), this pout-plumping gloss is the key to upping your volume levels without having to invest in the real thing (or get anywhere near a needle). It stings a bit, sure, but the sparkly rich red hue makes it all worth it, we promise.
Tribe Skincare Endless Summer Candle (available now)
Ah, at last, a summer cocktail that won’t result in a hangover. A candle may not seem like the most natural purchase as the weather warms up, but trust us, the tropical vibes this lemon, melon, passionfruit and guava wick will be serving up are simply too good to miss.
tbh skin shady 50+ (launching December 10th)
If it’s a multipurpose mate your face is after this summer, look no further than this lightweight oil-free SPF-moisturiser hybrid. It won’t leave your skin greasy, congested or cloaked in white cast, just hydrated, protected and happy. And hey, a streamlined step equals more time for day drinking and Christmas movies, right?