Welcome to Top Shelf, Highsnobiety’s monthly guide to the best new beauty products to try and display in your bathroom.
Halloween is over, which means it’s officially time to start planning for the winter holidays. October offered plenty of inspiration for the giver in all of us, with a selection of new beauty launches to show off to family, friends, colleagues and, most importantly, yourself.
From Byredo’s cozy new fragrance to Superzero’s plastic-free scalp detox, the month has been filled with many remarkable beauty drops. Let’s go.
Byredo – Eyes closed
Byredo’s latest launch is the ultimate comfort scent. Warm, sweet and spicy, Eyes Closed opens up like freshly baked carrot cake and dries to a powdery base that reminds me of freshly washed sheets.
Reflekt – 4 Eye & Lip Cream
I love multi-tasking products, and Reflekt’s new eye and lip cream does just that. Lightweight and non-greasy, the formula holds well under makeup and provides a boost of hydration, less shine. I have a feeling the dual-tasking cream compact will come in handy during the holiday travel season when cabin space is at a premium.
Faculty – Power Nail Polish
Faculty, the cool nail polish brand founded by Umar ElBably, indulges in fashion’s recent taste for pink with Power, a hot pink. More subtle than Valentino’s hyper-pink but punchy enough to make a statement, Faculty’s take on the trending color is perfect.
Typology Paris – Rose & Vanilla Natural Deodorant
I am not a fan of natural deodorants — The New York Times recently debunked myths surrounding the so-called dangers of aluminum in deodorants and antiperspirants, an article everyone scared of Secret and Degree should read. That said, Typology’s aluminum-free deodorant is a new favorite of mine, thanks to its spa scent of rose and vanilla.
Superzero – Clarifying Solid Shampoo
Superzero Detoxifying Scalp Shampoo was launched just when I ran out of an exfoliating scalp mask, a must for my dandruff-prone head. The plastic-free shampoo bar worked just as well as my old mask, removing dry skin flakes and restoring volume. If I can make any of my plastic-filled shower routines a little more eco-friendly, count on me.
Tom Fruin x Joya – Daylight
Artist Tom Fruin has resumed his partnership with Brooklyn-based fragrance studio Joya, resulting in a second subtly scented candle. A follow-up to Nightlight, the duo’s first drop, Daylight is a soft, luminous scent inspired by the smell of a freshly mowed lawn. It is a pleasure to smell and to look at: the candle is poured into a container painted with the same colored panes as the stained glass windows of the water towers of Fruin.