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We're So Psyched For These December 2019 Beauty Launches

'Tis the season of gifting and that includes getting yourself a well-deserved present too because well, kudos to you for making it through the year. Below, the best December beauty launches that's worth dropping that year-end bonus for.
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Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Satin Matte in #30 Narcissique, $76
It’s Tom Ford Beauty’s same ultra-nourishing full-coverage lippie – which plumps the lips to lend a voluptuous, pouty lip a la Kylie Jenner – but with an all-new shade extension. Apart from this deep mauve that’s really the ideal fall lip colour, expect nine other hues that range from romantic blush pinks to vibrant brick reds. When it comes to the lipstick’s formula, it stays true to the same lush ingredients like soja seed extract, Brazilian murmuru butter and chamomilla flower oil that’s mixed with a blend of collagen and marine-based fillers. Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Life, $105
If there’s one shade of highlighter that never fails to set itself apart from the rest, that shade’s gotta be Fenty Beauty’s Trophy Wife. There’s just something about that iconic, rich yellow gold shade that makes it so recognisable – it’s no surprise that it’s a cult favourite. Now, the brand has fashioned this universally-adored shade into Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, Hyper-Metallic Liquid Eyeliner and Hyper-Glitz Lipstick limited-edition versions that come in this equally high-gloss patent leather zip pouch to match. Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Fairy Bomb Shimmer Powder, $40
Outshine the festive lights this season when you dust this super-fine 3-D metallic shimmer powder from your head to your toe. Besides coating your skin in a prismatic sparkle, this powder scents your skin with a sweet vanilla coconut scent too. Benefit The Porefessional Hydrate Primer, $56
Benefit’s long-standing star primer – The Porefessional – receives a new hydrating update. Its third and newest version retains the same key benefit as the OG – to minimise the look of pores and fine lines while helping makeup to stay put – but with the additional 12-hour hydrating factor. The formula features hyaluronic acid to attract and lock in moisture, along with shea butter that smooths and moisturises too. Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant, $150
Everything about this highlighter really glows – from its velvety, lightweight cream texture to its golden tone compact that’s adorned with a golden flake pattern. A staple for all holiday soirees, you probably won’t find this glamorous highlight fading from your cheekbones throughout the night because it’s enhanced with a blend of spherical powders and polymers that are made to adhere excellantly to the face. Chantecaille Lip Cristal, $82 each
To complement the festive cheer, only sophisticated, velvety sparkles on the lips cut it. For that, turn to one of Chantecaille’s new Lip Cristals. Available in Rose Quartz (a frosty, gilded mauve), Carnelian (a vibrant, shimmering red) and Rubellite (a cool, glistening berry), they are shimmer-coated bullet that washes the lips with a metallic shine for days. What sets this lipstick apart is the weightlessness of the pearl pigments – there’s zero grit or irritation, unlike what you might find in some other glitter-infused lippies. Gucci Beauty Rouge a Levres Mat in #704 Valentine Verdante, $53
After shaking the beauty hemisphere up with its 58-piece lipstick lineup, Gucci Beauty’s still not resting on its laurels. To close the year with a bang, the brand is once again stunning us all – this time with a velvety matte lipstick wardrobe that consists of 28 exciting colours. Kitsch x Justine Marjan Rhinestone "Drippin" Bobby Pin, $44, Sephora
Yes, a new crop of hair accessories has joined Sephora’s offerings that allow us, beauty fiends, to have a fresh way of dressing up our tresses – apart from dyeing it a bold colour. Los Angeles hair accessories brand – Kitsch – is one that’s got us pumped up with its bejewelled barrettes and hairpins. Our pick? This pin that’ll have our locks absolutely drippin’ in sauce. Urban Decay Party Favor Moondust Palette, $49
More is more when it comes to glitter in our festive makeup. Here, a new palette from Urban Decay that ticks all the right boxes – it’s got six different high-impact glittery shades to top off a ton of eye looks.