Best of Beauty November 2023: In Sync with Everything

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It’s the season of giving, and there’s no better person to splurge on than yourself. With year-end deals on the horizon, consider this your guide to your shopping decisions. Keep reading to discover our best picks for beauty in November 2023. 

We’ve got you covered from top to toe (quite literally) with brands that put the integrity of your acid mantle first, as well as fragrances that might just dethrone your signature ones. Don’t feel guilty—we are approaching 2024, and for some of us, a tweak in the beauty routine could make all the difference. 

Huda Beauty Easy Bake and Snatch Pressed Brightening and Setting Powder

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Huda Kattan knows that we need options. If you’ve been a fan of the classic Easy Bake Loose Powder, but have always been on the lookout for a portable option, look no further, as the team at Huda Beauty has listened to users and launched the Easy Bake and Snatch Pressed Brightening and Setting Powder. With the exception of one shade (Cookie), the two product lines offer the same shade range, so you can just select your same shade. 

But what’s the difference? First of all, the Easy Bake is made for glamming up, so expect medium to full coverage. It also promises to hold up in the most humid of days. If you find yourself running errands around town, basking in the great outdoors, then this is your best bet. Finally, you can consider this a shortcut that helps you achieve the look of a traditional bake. Simply pat or swipe where needed, and you’re snatched—it’s that easy. 

Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Essence-Lotion Concentrate

Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Essence-Lotion Concentrate

Yes, Guerlain is renowned for creating the most opulent formulas with honey, but did you know that the French brand is also committed to researching orchids for skincare? Under its Orchidée Impériale umbrella are a slew of items that centre around the rejuvenating power of the luxurious petals. 

Amongst all, the one that stands out is the Essence-Lotion Concentrate. With a milky texture that both melts into the skin and imbues the skin with a gleam that can only be emitted by the healthiest of skin, the essence-lotion is rich in water-capturing humectants to deliver a swell of hydration, as well as a comforting softness. A single pump is all it takes to eradicate any signs of dehydration.  

Exclusively available at Parkson in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and One Utama, and Isetan in Suria KLCC and The Gardens Mall. 

Penhaligon’s Eau de Audacity 

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Vanilla lovers, this one’s for you. Penhaligon’s just launched their Potions & Remedies line at the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur boutique, and this is your chance to hop on the vanilla fragrance train. Unlike overly gourmand vanilla perfumes that could result in a room full of headaches, Eau de Audacity is a unisex fragrance that starts off fresh and spicy and dries down into a creamy yet sensual scent. Made for those on the hunt for a more unique take on the classic note, Eau de Audacity is easily one of the top must-haves on our list for beauty in November 2023. 

Exclusively available at Penhaligon’s Pavilion Kuala Lumpur boutique. 

Make Up For Ever HD Skin Concealer 

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Hello, undetectable coverage. Make Up For Ever updates its HD Skin Concealer formulation, introducing a new texture that’s inspired by skincare and its skin adaptability. This iteration is infused with a Smooth Skin Complex, which sees a blend of hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, and snow mushroom working together to hydrate the delicate under-eye area and smooth away fine lines. This way, you can say goodbye to caking and creasing. 

Once the skincare element plumps up the under-eye, the lightweight gel-cream concealer can now create customisable coverage, so you can build it up to your heart’s desire. With 26 shades in total, you can tailor your look from casual to full-glam. 

Foreo Luna 4 Plus Sensitive Skin Cleansing & Massage 

It’s almost the end of 2023—there’s literally a tool to make everything efficient. For your skincare routine, the Foreo Luna 4 Plus Sensitive will be working double time to thoroughly cleanse your skin with the T-Sonic capabilities and boost the production of collagen through the red LED. The cleansing tool also warms up with near-infrared (NIR), and this helps to loosen impurities that might be trapped deeper in the recesses of your pores. If you think that this is where the tool stops, it’s not. 

On the flip side, it offers a microcurrent treatment that multiplies the effects of your favourite serums. Even without the skincare, you can reap the benefits of this multi-award-winning device. The microcurrent alone can visibly lift and rejuvenate facial features. 

Aromatica Protein Quinoa Hair Ampoule 


Before you chop off those locks, try out the Quinoa Hair Ampoule from the sustainable K-beauty brand Aromatica, because sometimes all that dull hair needs is some lovin’. The powerful hydrating ampoule is enriched with proteins to strengthen each strand, resulting in glossy hair without all that unwanted stickiness. With almost zero fuss factor, the milky spray softens damaged hair, leaving it deeply nourished and repaired, sparing yourself the heartache of bidding your much-loved locks goodbye. 

Nishane Hundred Silent Ways X

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the perfume house of Nishane launched several new iterations of its best-selling extrait de parfums, and one of them is Hundred Silent Ways. The new edition, dubbed Hundred Silent Ways X, maintains a similar mood to the original 2016 release but is markedly a more mature concoction. The original is a white-floral forward scent, with vanilla and powdery accords that can result in a cloying creamy fragrance. Where the former is brighter and verdant, its older sister is much more provocative with the addition of the patchouli and leather notes. If you’re looking for an almost edible perfume that doesn’t pull too young, then this is the one for you.

Exclusively available at Amaris KLCC.

Illiyoon Ceramide Ato 6.0 Top to Toe Wash

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Your body needs the same attention as your face does. Ditch the astringent and overly-fragranced body washes and treat it to the barrier-loving Ceramide Ato 6.0 Top to Toe Wash from the award-winning Korean brand, Illiyoon. It’s a gel formulation that offers purifying effects without overly stripping the skin, thanks to the mild pH value. Not only can you use the wash on your hair and face, but the entire family can also reap the benefits, including infants. 

Exclusively available at Watsons.

Drunk Elephant B Goldi Drops 

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Now that Drunk Elephant has found refuge in the form of The Exchange TRX, you can dive deep into the Drunk universe. This month, the latest to join the herd is the B-Goldi Bright Drops, a serum that helps fade hyperpigmentation all while imbuing the skin with a goddess glow. With 5% niacinamide and nourishing omega oils, you can count on the item to help you achieve clarity and hydration in one go. As for the glow, it’s coming from the light-reflecting pigments that mimic the skin’s natural glow. Go ahead and mix it in your matte foundations or your daily moisturiser to immediately experience that glow-from-within look. 

Parfums Dusita Erawan

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Don’t let the first spritz startle you. It’s a true example of why fragrances need to be tested on the skin because off the blotter, and once the top notes flash off, it’s a whole other perfume in total. Parfums Dusita Erawan opens with a very green start, which can be a challenge for some. But past that, it’s a stunning perfume that is reminiscent of fresh, candied grass, with a lactonic twist. 

Some even call this a shapeshifter for this very quality. Awarded Perfume of the Year back in 2018, it’s certainly not one that you can blind buy, but if you can appreciate it for the artwork that it is, then it certainly will be a unique addition to your collection. 

Exclusively available at TROVE.

Bobbi Brown Luxe Eyeshadow

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Powerpuff Girls fan, this release is specifically made for you. The ‘pow’ factor is here, and it’s the Luxe Eyeshadow, which has seen the insides of many a makeup artist kit around town and beyond. Before there were liquid eyeshadows, there’s this. Applied dry, it gives off a multi-dimensional shimmery effect that catches the light beautifully. On the flip side, when applied with a wet brush, it takes on a new form. Glide it over the lids, and watch it turn into a molten metal finish that makes the eyes pop with immense brightness. With three natural colours to choose from, the eyeshadow will easily be put on high rotation.