The 20 Best December 2022 Beauty Launches, According to Marie Claire Editors

FYI: There’s a lot to love this month.

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I know I say this every month, but December blew me away—literally and figuratively. Because while the weather has been indescribably cold and the wind is at an all-time high (I don’t want to talk about it), the beauty launches have been un-freaking-believable. I’m talking jaw-on-the-floor good. I’ve been introduced to a handful of new, high-quality brands: Barney’s New York launched a body care line that feels just as luxe as you would imagine, and a company called Good Juju revolutionized my laundry routine. Then, there were of course new launches from my long-time loves: Pat McGrath released a Star Wars collab, Sunday Riley is about to drop a game-changing niacinamide serum (I got a sneak peek!), and Drunk Elephant expanded their face mask range. 

I’m not in the market of gatekeeping (sharing is caring!), so I, along with the rest of the Marie Claire team, have decided to profess my love for the skincare, makeup, haircare, fragrance, and holiday bundles that are responsible for getting me through the end of the year. Keep scrolling to shop the best new beauty products to hit shelves in December. (To shop more Marie Claire-approved items, check out our favorites from November, October, and September.) 

The Best New December 2022 Beauty Products

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 shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar,,,, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.