The Fall Beauty Products You've Actually Never Seen Before

There's a scene in Back to the Future in which Doc holds up a gray blowdryer, bemused, and asks Marty, "A hair dryer? Don't they have towels in the future?" Then, as he throws it back into the suitcase, he grunts, "Don't tell me I'll actually use that." That was 1955. And, spoiler alert: He — and lots of other people — most certainly have used one between now and then.

Point is, it's hard to imagine what beauty will look like in the years, months, or even days to come, but you don't need a tricked-out DeLorean to help you find new innovations. Click ahead for upcoming breakthroughs that'll be at the forefront of the hair, skin-care, and fragrance categories — because if there's anything we can hope for these days, it's a bright future.

Click-Pen Fragrance

In 2013, when Chloé launched its See by Chloé Paint A Scent, it was the first time you could artfully sweep on perfume like nail polish (if that was something you wanted). But now, in 2017, there's a 2.0 version in Jo Malone's Paintbrush. When you click on the base of the pen, it releases a gel fragrance that dries in seconds — which, as you can probably guess, is really great for travel and impressing anyone in your general vicinity.

It's available in four scents, but I'm partial to Pomelo, which smells exactly like you'd expect sunshine to: bright, airy, and warm.

Jo Loves Fragrance Paintbrush in Pomelo, $55, available at Sephora.
Glitter Flip Eyeliner

As if Rihanna's 40-shade foundation shade from Fenty Beauty wasn't rad enough, the brand also infused pure magic into its holiday collection — especially the liquid eyeliner. Not only are the colors super pigmented, but the formula miraculously transforms from metallic to a glitter finish. As evidenced in this swatch video, no magician hat or rabbit required.

Fenty Beauty Eclipse 2-in-1 Glitter Release Eyeliner in Nepturnit, $20, available at Sephora.
Pressed Serum

Not only are the new pressed serums more pleasant to use than their slippery counterparts, but they also better preserve the active anti-aging ingredients inside. This probiotic-packed option from Tula looks (and feels) like a lip balm at first, but slather it on and watch as it transforms into a silky formula that melts into skin.

Tula Kefir Moisture Repair Pressed Serum, $65, available at Tula.
Dry Shampoo Sheets

If Dr. Seuss were around today, he'd really appreciate all the ways you can use dry shampoo: In a can, as a powder, in a pomade, as a foam. But we have never seen the stuff in blotting papers — until now. Hairstylist Nunzio Saviano's version uses the same rice paper as his anti-frizz sheets, only this version sops up hair oil with a few dabs instead.

Just a heads up: It's better to save these blotters for days you have really greasy roots; you won't notice much of a difference with anything less than that.

Nunzio Saviano Dry Shampoo Blotting Paper, $24, available at Amazon.
Chamber Blowdryers

Alas, the innovations have come full circle. And, in a modern world, why settle for your same old boring blow-dryer when you can have one that does it all? This intricately-designed tool smooths, adds shine, and, yeah, dries your hair — once you get over the freaky step of putting your strands INSIDE it.

Revlon Pro Collection 360 Surround Styler, $59.99, available at Target.
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