I was going to start this article with the usual spiel about the number of products I test and research as a beauty director. I know, I know—you’ve heard it all before. But I don’t know if you realize how often these testing escapades occur. It’s 4:33 p.m. on a Tuesday, and before sitting down to write this article, I slathered my face with Chantecaille’s Gold Recovery Mask ($275) in the hopes that I’d be able to write my entire intro before I have to take the mask off in 15 minutes. Mind you, I’ve already tested a brow gel, lip scrub, and face oil today, and the day is still young.
My point is that testing products is an all-day, everyday sort of thing, so I feel like I have more insight than the average person when it comes to what’s exciting, trending, and interesting in the beauty world. This is exactly why I wanted to round up the 30 products I’m most excited about this fall, and while I haven’t tried every single item on this list, I’ve done my research and can confirm they’re all worth the hype. Below, check out my beauty picks, from a honey-infused face oil to a temporary eye-tightener to the ultimate air-dry cream. I promise there’s something to get every single one of you excited for the colder months ahead.