French Girl Beauty Is Having a Moment This Month

These new November launches are worth your money.

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November is an extra-special time for the beauty industry. The holidays are rapidly approaching, which brings an onslaught of special-edition shades, stocking stuffers, and gift sets that are available for a limited-time only. The silver lining: You can typically scoop up the newness your heart desires at a steep discount thanks to the Black-Friday-Cyber-Monday mania. Sets from DIBS, Glossier, and SSENSE have already caught our editors’ eyes. 

There’s also standalone brands that have picked this month to drop their biggest, most innovative launches of the year. It just so happens that a handful of them have a Parisian influence. Olivier Midy for example, which found its history in French Pharmacy culture, launched a truly transformative cleanser and essence. Violette FR dropped a limited-edition holiday shade, and Caudalie, a go-to French skincare brand, released the perfect gift set. I've already scooped up one of each.

To see what other new beauty launches our editors are loving this November—and get a jump start on your holiday shopping—scroll ahead. 

Samantha Holender
Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and keeps up with the latest trends in the beauty space. She has previously written for Us Weekly, Popsugar,,, and Philadelphia Wedding. Follow her on Instagram @samholender.