Fall Beauty Launches We're Flipping Over

We don't know about you, but the beauty team here at Refinery29 is more than ready for fall. Not only because we're stoked about all the sweaters we'll be wearing and the chai lattes we'll be sipping — but really, because fall is primetime for brands to roll out their most gorgeous beauty buys. With satiny, jewel-toned eyeshadows, skin-clearing masks, and innovative new dry shampoos coming down the pipeline, the upcoming autumn is a veritable buffet of awesomeness.

So we indulged our editors and asked them: What are you most looking forward to stocking up on this season? Ahead, find our picture-perfect shopping list. Sure, it might be hot as hell outside now, but these beauty buys are cool AF.
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"I've always been a bit wary of blue eyeshadows, thanks to an unfortunate incident in middle school. (I thought it needed to be applied all the way up to my browbone.) This led to me being known as "that girl with the blue eyeshadow," but this version from & Other Stories has me reconsidering my ban on blue. It's such an arresting shade of sky blue, with a hint of turquoise blended in, that I can't help but be mesmerized by it. I see this smudged along my lashline or as a soft sweep across my lids. I'm hoping to be 'that girl with the blue eyeshadow' once again, but this time followed by people asking me where I got it." — Megan McIntyre, beauty director

& Other Stories Metallic Eye Colour in Caliper Sky, $12, available September 3, 2015, at Stories.com.
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"It has been well documented on this site that I am a lipstick loyalist. Specifically, red lipstick. But I've recently been cheating on my typical crimson with this saucy little tube from Armani. (The shade in question is number 402.) The tube contains a glossy stain that sticks to your lips through anything. And I mean anything — multiple glasses of wine, greasy pizza slices, and some fairly intense kisses. (Hey, it was for research.)" — Maria Del Russo, beauty editor

Giorgio Armani Ecstacy Lacquer, $38, available September 2015 at Giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.
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"These After Glow blushes completely changed the powder-blush game for me. They're like a cheek stain in powder form and truly feel unique to the touch. Once I put them on my cheeks, I realized that they don't even read as a powder at all." — Mi-Anne Chan, Beauty Editorial Assistant
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"My complexion tends to fall on the finicky side, so I generally expect big things from my concealer. When this landed on my desk, I was instantly intrigued. It claims to be both lightweight and full-coverage, which I am most definitely about. Plus, it contains hydrating humectants to fight dryness. My favorite part, though? It doesn’t slide, melt, or flake off my face after a few hours." — Kaleigh Fasanella, Beauty Intern

bareMinerals BareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer, $20, available September 2015 at Sephora.
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"Jin Soon Choi really is a nail-lacquer genius, and I'm always amazed with both the colors she comes up with and her unique interpretations of classic shades. Case in point: Oratoro from her new Operetta collection. It's a beautiful taupe hue with just a hint of gold shimmer that adds a subtle sheen to the nail. It takes the classic nude concept away from the usual pinky nudes you see, and makes it more neutral and flattering to a wider variety of skin tones. I can't stop ogling my nails whenever I adorn my digits with it." — Megan McIntyre
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"Don't get me wrong — I majorly dig the moody polish hues of fall. But how can you resist a bright party on your hands? The queens over at Floss Gloss are pros at this, as evidenced by their latest lacquer, called Lavish. It's a fluorescent lavender that looks stellar on a wide range of skin tones. Why not buck traditional nail rules and go bright straight through autumn?" — Maria Del Russo
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Skin Care
"Fresh is coming out with an extra-luxurious scrub that's reminiscent of everyone's favorite candy: chocolate. Its new body exfoliant errs on the side of rich and creamy, rather than rough and sandpapery. Its star ingredient, cocoa bean, includes protective antioxidants, and the add-on of cocoa butter nourishes the skin. Also, it looks and smells like straight-up brownie batter, so reader be warned: You will be tempted to eat it." — Taylor Bryant, beauty news editor

Fresh Cocoa Body Exfoliant, $45, available September 2015 at Sephora.
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"I mean, the name alone was promising, but then I actually tried it and got hooked. It instantly lifts, tightens, and controls wrinkles. Granted, it's only a temporary effect that goes away when you wash it off, but the transformation is pretty incredible. The trick to getting the best results is making sure you apply it properly — it needs to go on clean skin, before any other skin-care product or makeup — otherwise it will gum up and [not work]. The Estée Lauder website has a pretty detailed how-to guide, so be sure to check that out when you get started." — Megan McIntyre
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"I love micellar water, in theory. It's easy, quick, and you can stash it on your nightstand to wipe off your makeup as you fall asleep to episodes of Parenthood. But who actually keeps a stash of cotton rounds nearby — or remembers to refill them after a week? Now you're telling me I can have micellar water in wipe form? I'm even lazier than I thought I was." — Cat Quinn, Deputy Beauty Director
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"I am a fan of oil — well, you know, the kind you put on your face, bod, and hair to make it extra-soft and smooth. I fancy myself an oil expert, so I was totally surprised to learn about camelina oil. It’s derived from the Icelandic camelina plant, and if anything can survive in those temps, it must be super-protective and moisturizing for the skin. It's also super-light and absorbent as well. There is no doubt that this will be my new fall face oil." — Megan Cahn, senior beauty editor
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"My epidermis takes ‘combination skin’ to a whole new, incredibly annoying level; it's parched one moment and then over-the-top greasy the next. This has always made it a huge pain to find a base that works for me. Enter: Cover FX Custom Infusion Drops. There are four unique formulas in the collection — anti-aging, calming, hydrating, and radiance-boosting. You can add them to your regular skin-care products or whatever liquid base makeup you wear to achieve the effect. I may be somewhat of a foundation floozy, but I’ve officially been using this cocktail on my face for two and a half full weeks." — Kaleigh Fasanella
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"I would just like to say that I predicted the U.S. emergence of cleansing sticks back in March, and looky here. So, with that humblebrag behind us, let's get to discussing the actual product. This magic cleansing wand is infused with an oily-skin favorite: charcoal. The deep pore treatment draws out oil and dirt like no other, while detoxifying your pores." — Taylor Bryant
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"When it comes to power ingredients, you can't get much more beneficial than ginseng. The gnarly root is prized in Eastern herbal medicine (and backed up by science) for its anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and antioxidant properties. Capitalizing on its Concentrated Ginseng line, Sulwhasoo is introducing a serum for those skin types that aren't able to tolerate heavier creams (read: oily, reactive, or acne-prone). The texture is so light, it's almost watery, and it makes your skin [look] instantly brighter. It also strengthens your skin's moisture barrier to help hold in hydration and keep it plumped and moisturized. Warning: It has a distinctly green, somewhat earthy scent." — Megan McIntyre
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"I am a dry-shampoo fanatic. Or maybe, I am simply not a fan of washing my hair. Or just lazy. Whichever way you look at it, I'm able to avoid this task with the help of a few spritzes of my go-to product on my roots. (I also use it when my hair is clean to add grit and texture to the mid-lengths and ends.) But one thing I don’t like about dry shampoo is the smell. Many of them are chalky and chemical-like — even ones that say they are fragrance-free. So when I came across Not Your Mother’s unscented dry shampoo, and it was actually unscented, it immediately got bumped ahead of all the other bottles of dry shampoo in my bathroom." — Megan Cahn

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo Unscented, $7, available September 2015 at Ulta.
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"DevaCurl is reformulating its popular No-Poo, One Condition, and styling-cream products and coming out with a brand new collection that caters to the more tightly coiled, curly customer. (Hi, me!) The new Decadence line includes beloved ingredients like chufa milk and coconut, jojoba, and grapeseed oils, which hydrate the typically dry tresses of ladies with more textured hair. (but, don't worry, the original No-Poo and One Condition products are still available for those with looser curls). I had the pleasure of experiencing these products in the Devachan Salon, and let's just say they deliver on their promise of moisture, strength, and health." — Taylor Bryant

DevaCurl No-Poo Decadence, $22 each, available September 2015 at Devacurl.com
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"I'm obsessed with Harry Josh's blowdryer and his flat iron — but I'm really geeking out over his curling iron. It's a Marcel wand, which is what the pros use, and TBH, kind of intimidating. But here's the cool part: The clamp is removable, so you can just use it as a curling rod. And apparently, the heat inside really extends from the top to the bottom of the wand, which is key for long-haired ladies like me who need the curl to look uniform from mid-lengths to ends." — Cat Quinn

Harry Josh Pro Tools 2-in-1 Ceramic Marcel Curling Iron, $175, available September 2015 at Dermstore.com.
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"Hair breakage is a major issue for plenty of women — whether [it's because] they love changing their hair color or use a ton of heat-stylers. Bumble and bumble's latest line reinforces your strands to keep them from breaking. And less breakage means thicker, fuller hair. Who doesn't want that?" — Maria Del Russo
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