November Beauty Shopping
It’s a new month and that can only mean one thing…new beauty drops. (Supplied)

November has arrived and it’s brought a bountiful feast of beauty products. We’re not complaining. While the temperature cools down, we love nothing more than snuggling up on the sofa…and online shopping. Here are Grazia’s top picks for our November beauty shopping list.

Cartier Les Nécessaires à Parfum

November beauty shopping
A chic case for our Cartier fragrance? Yes, please. (Supplied)

In 1912, Cartier debuted an engraved and lacquered vanity case adorned with enameled decor. Today, Cartier carries their tradition of exquisite accessories with their new collection of perfume cases. Cartier’s Les Nécessaires à Parfum (Dhs2220, Cartier) is the ultimate November must-have for the Grazia woman. This modern day nod to Cartier’s impressive history allows you to carry your favourite Cartier fragrance in the form of a 30ml refillable glass capsule stored within Les Nécessaires à Parfum. These luxurious cases can be personalised with Cartier’s curated hot stamping technique. Choose between four elegant designs including an intense blue and deep mashrabiya green. Personally, we love the sleekness of the gilded Panthere.

Black Flamingo

November Beauty Shopping
Ready to glow? The Black Flamingo Qasil + Pink Clay Face Mask brightens and resurfaces skin, leaving you looking fresh faced. (Instagram @black.flamingobeauty)

Two new skincare products on our beauty radar are Black Flamingo’s Pure Qasil Face Mask (Dhs70, and their Qasil + Pink Clay Face Mask (Dhs95, In Somaliland, women use powdered Qasil, made from crushing the sundried leaves of the Gob Tree, onto their skin for its complexion enhancing properties. Qasil suits all skin types and is incredibly hydrating, deeply cleansing, exfoliating, and firming. It also minimises the appearance of pores and is known for its antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Still dealing with maskne? The Pink Clay’s detoxifying properties helps to eradicate blemish causing bacteria and debris residing in pores. Form a paste by mixing equal parts powered mask with warm water to reap the benefits of this African beauty ingredient.

Codex Beauty Labs

November Beauty Shopping
Say goodbye to dark circles this month with Codex’s latest eye serum. It also helps to smooth fine lines. (Supplied)

With the amount of sunlight decreasing per day, our skin can get affected (and let’s be honest, our moods too). Sustainable biotech skincare brand, Codex Beauty Labs, has the answer to the dull, dry, and uneven skin under your eyes. Its newest release, the Antü Brightening Eye Cream (Dhs245,, is proven to firm, smooth, and diminish the appearance of dark circles. Antü represents the sun in mythology of the Mapuche native people of Chile and this hydrating under eye cream brightens your undereye area and sheds light where you need it the most.


November Beauty Shopping
Perfect for late nights, date nights, and more, Guerlain’s Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia is the sensual scent you should be wearing. (Supplied)

Have you ever noticed the lingering scent of someone’s perfume after they leave a room? This scented trail, known as sillage, keeps your presence felt long after you’ve left. To sensually etch yourself into someone’s memory, Guerlain’s Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia (Dhs451,, an oriental gourmand with woody, leathery notes of vanilla is the scent you need. This seductively spicy scent is Guerlain’s tribute to vanilla and created to enhance your goddess factor.

Natasha Denona

November Beauty Shopping
Tan fading away? Natasha Denona’s just released her latest face palette and it’s exactly what you need to (safely) keep your glow.

Every time Natasha Denona releases a new palette, the internet goes abuzz. When it’s a face palette? Pure chaos. Natasha Denona’s new Glam Face & Eye Palettes (Dhs255, come in two versions, both light and dark, and feature a pink-toned cream blush, illuminating highlighter, and five soft matte and metallic eyeshadows. Whether you’re looking for a subtle beat or going into full out glam mode, this colour story and easy-to-apply rich textures of this palette will take you there.


November Beauty Shopping
If thick, creamy sunblocks aren’t your thing, the Rodial’s lightweight SPF 50 Drops serum just might be the answer to your broad spectrum-blocking dreams. (Supplied)

Just because we’re moving into cooler weather doesn’t mean we neglect our sunblock. We protect our skin from the sun 365 days per year and so should you. If you’re not a fan of goopy sunscreens, Rodial’s SPF 50 Drops serum (Dhs300, is the perfect option for you. This broad spectrum sunblock is delivered through a quick-to-absorb, lightweight serum to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. It also contains smoothing vitamin E and skin-plumping hyaluronic acid. Beautifying your skin whilst protecting it? Sounds pretty amazing to us.

Makeup By Mario

November Beauty Shopping
We love the formula, the shades, and the creator himself. Makeup By Mario’s new Ultra Suede Lipsticks are a must-have purchase this month. (Instagram @makeupbymario)

Mario Dedivanovic recently came to Dubai and shared the wonders of his new makeup brand, Makeup By Mario, with us. We are obsessed with his latest creation, Makeup By Mario Ultra Suede Lipsticks (Dhs110, Made for all skin tones, these vegan and non-drying matte lip shades are ultra comfortable to wear. Mario infused his passion and love for makeup artistry into his own brand of makeup that’s functional and high-performing for everyday life. There are 20 shades in his new lipstick range, and truth be told, we want all 20 of them.


November Beauty Shopping
This Ayurveda-inspired skincare product is giving us glowing complexions thanks to its fruit-derived exfoliating ingredients. (Instagram @ranavat)

With a philosophy of ‘Ayurveda for everyone’, skincare brand Ranavat had our interest piqued. Their Resurfacing Saffron Masque (Dhs275, uses papaya enzymes and fruit-derived alpha hydroxy acids to exfoliate, brighten, firm, and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation on the surface of your skin. We love that this mask contains soothing aloe vera to provide a calming element to keep skin free from redness. Grazia’s tip: Use this mask on your chest and the backs of your hands for an enhanced youth-inducing experience.

Róen Beauty

November Beauty Shopping
Who doesn’t love a fluffy makeup brush? Róen Beauty’s Everything Powder Brush is dome shaped, user friendly, and best of all, vegan. (Instagram @roenbeauty)

There’s something about fluffy makeup brushes. The way they diffuse colour onto your complexion, their softness, and the posh look they give to your vanity. Celebrity makeup artist Nikki DeRoest created her beauty brand, Róen, to bring a clean yet glamourous makeup to the market that’s also luxurious and innovative. Róen’s vegan Everything Powder Brush (Dhs215, is a powder brush for well…everything. Between loose, pressed, and bronzer powders, this high-performing brush is made for makeup artists and newbies alike. Buff and sculpt your way to a natural looking beat.


November Beauty List
Take a trip into days gone past, where east meets west, with Penhaligon’s Constantinople Eau De Parfum. (Instagram @penhaligons_london)

One whiff of Penhaligon’s Constantinople Eau de Parfum (Dhs1000, and we’re instantly transported to another time. Somewhere in the far east, perhaps where east meets west. The newest addition to Penhaligon’s Trade Routes fragrance collection, Constantinople features top notes of pink pepper, frozen lavender, and geranium with an earthy and sensual base of vanilla, patchouli and moss. The bottle is as exquisite and the scent itself. A true work of art, both visually and aromatically.


November Beauty List
For a guilt-free blow-dry, Eideal’s Clay brush protects your hair from heat damage. (Supplied)

Blow dry your hair every day? Now that we are back to the grind and no longer living with our hair in a perpetual messy bun, it’s imperative we use the right tools to protect our hair from heat. The Eideal Clay Brush (starting at Dhs110, has heat resistant bristles to protect your individual strands and a soft touch handle for a comfortable blow dry. We also love that the Clay Brush also contains colour changing bristles to inject a touch of fun into your styling routine.