The Best December Beauty Launches, As Picked By Our Editors

Including a gemstone-colored eye pencil.

Bustle's editors share the best of December 2021 beauty launches, from a retinol body lotion to a hy...
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These are the best December 2021 beauty product launches, as curated by our editors.

We only include products that have been independently selected by Bustle's editorial team. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article.

“I have oily yet sensitive skin, so finding the right primer has been a challenge. This one offers the best of both worlds: It ‘grips’ makeup to my face without being harsh while the hyaluronic acid plumps and smooths my skin.” — Danielle Sinay, beauty writer
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“I’ve been trying to incorporate squalane into my routine and was ecstatic to find this serum. It’s lightweight enough and doesn’t leave greasy residue, but still delivers a serious dose of hydration via peptides and hyaluronic acid.” — Danielle Sinay, beauty writer
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“I love JVN’s new Complete Nourishing Shine Drops, which are formulated with squalane, meadowfoam oil, and hibiscus extract. A couple drops hydrate and nourish hair while fighting frizz and excess oil, leaving your strands super silky and smooth.” — Danielle Sinay, beauty writer
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“This argan oil-spiked mask is essentially a total hair makeover in one tub, and it’s available at Target, so it’s easy to run out and grab. There are different treatments for each hair type, too.” — Danielle Sinay, beauty writer
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Retinol oils are my fave category of skin care products, so I was excited when Drunk Elephant launched one. Its blend of marula oil and barrier-supporting ceramides make it a gentle but plumping retinol that I can’t stop using.” — Rachel Lapidos, senior beauty & lifestyle editor
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Infinite Chrome Pencil
Danessa Myricks Beauty
“This is the perfect product for a festive holiday look. It comes in the most vibrant gemstone-inspired hues — like this gorgeous emerald green — and application is a cinch. Just glide it onto your lids for a smudge-free pop.” — Rachel Lapidos, senior beauty & lifestyle editor
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“If you love a multitasking serum, this one gets an A+ from me. Lactic acid, ginseng, red algae, ceramides, and other actives in the formula leave your face more even, smooth, and clear — I’d consider it an anti-aging hero.” — Rachel Lapidos, senior beauty & lifestyle editor
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“Retinol does wonders for my face, so I want it for the rest of my body. This lotion contains encapsulated retinol that gently works to firm skin and improves texture. It also has cocoa butter and squalane for moisture as an added bonus.” — Audrey Noble, beauty writer
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“I’ve never taken the plunge and permanently colored my hair, but it’s fun to experiment with temporary hues. My current fave is this bright pink curl gel that gives my coils a pop of color without flaking or making my curls look crunchy.” — Erin Stovall, senior beauty editor
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“During the winter months, my skin needs an extra boost of moisture (especially around my eyes). Enter: StriVectin's latest offering, a rich, non-irritating balm that hydrates and plumps my under-eye area with shea butter and caffeine.” — Erin Stovall, senior beauty editor
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