Go Back to School (or Work) With the Best New Makeup of September

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September is often the time we hit refresh on our wardrobe, our routines, and our makeup bags. With Fall nearly here, many of our favorite beauty brands are launching entire collections of new products, and our editors have selected the best new makeup and offered their reviews.

From setting sprays with ultrafine mists that make makeup budge proof to eye shadow palettes so pigmented editors are willing to experiment with the brightest of hues, these products deserve a spot in your collection.

Ahead you'll find the best new makeup launching this month that won't disappoint.

Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara
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Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara

"Never have I gone from newly awaken zombie to bright-eyed living human with so few swipes of mascara than when I use the Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara ($32). It manages to lengthen, define, and bulk up my lashes in just a few swipes, and I'm already dreading the moment it runs out." — Kelsey Castañon, senior editor, Beauty

Guerlain L'Essentiel Natural 16H Wear Foundation SPF 20
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Guerlain L'Essentiel Natural 16H Wear Foundation SPF 20

"Guerlain L'Essentiel Natural 16H Wear Foundation SPF 20 ($60) gave me an airbrushed glow that I thought only came from an Instagram filter. It blurs out my dark spots and dries down for a barely there feel and a natural, dewy finish. The best part: it doesn't transfer at all once it dries down — and I know that because it's been my go to for date nights with a guy that complains when my foundation gets on his dress shirts." — Jesa Marie Calaor, assistant beauty editor

Kosas 8th Muse High Intensity
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Kosas 8th Muse High Intensity

"I love the clean beauty brand Kosas, but sometimes the color payoff is just a little too sheer. Clearly, I'm not the only one who felt this way, because the brand decided to create superpigmented versions of its cream blush and highlighter duo palettes. Kosas 8th Muse High Intensity ($34) is my go to. The formula is beautiful and blendable, yet I can actually see it on my skin and layer it when I want even more impact." — Dawn Davis, senior editorial director, Beauty

Fresh x Ingrid Nilsen Sugar in the City Blackberry Tint Lip Balm SPF 15
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Fresh x Ingrid Nilsen Sugar in the City Blackberry Tint Lip Balm SPF 15

"I'm obsessed with the light burgundy lip color of Fresh x Ingrid Nilsen's Sugar in the City Blackberry Tint Lip Balm SPF 15 ($24) for Fall; it's slightly darker than that just-bitten effect, but not too deep that it looks starkly different from my natural shade. I've gotten three compliments on the color so far today (and it's only noon!)." — KC

Chantecaille's Luminescent Eye Shades From the Africa's Vanishing Species Collection
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Chantecaille's Luminescent Eye Shades From the Africa's Vanishing Species Collection

"When a brand marries my appreciation for pretty packaging and unbridled love for animals, they've got a fan in me. Chantecaille's makeup for a cause gets me every time, but I particularly love this chic new collection — and that each of the six shadows in the Chantecaille's Luminescent Eye Shades From the Africa's Vanishing Species Collection ($52, each) help protect six beautiful species in need. The shimmery shadows are subtle but longwear, and can be applied sheer or more bold with a little moisture. The champagne-hued Cheetah and taupe-grey Elephant are faves." — Joanna Douglas, senior editorial director, Native

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 1
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 1

"The Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 1 ($65) — which happens to be Anastasia Beverly Hills' largest palette to date — features 25 bold, bright, and beautiful eye shadow shades. The shadows range from matte to shimmer with electric hues perfect for creating an endless number of makeup looks or wearing on their own. The vampy Fall makeup potential is infinite with these products!" — Jessica Harrington, assistant editor, Makeup.com and Skincare.com

Too Faced Tutti Frutti Watermelon Slice Face and Eye Palette
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Too Faced Tutti Frutti Watermelon Slice Face and Eye Palette

"As I plan what to pack for my week-long trip to Disney World, I already know this Too Faced Tutti Frutti Watermelon Slice Face and Eye Palette ($42) is making it into my carry on. It's travel-friendly, with its adorable watermelon shape that is split into two halves held together with a magnetic strip. That feature allows you to stack them in your carry-on whichever way it fits, and take the half of the palette with you in your purse that you wish.

One side has a mix of neutral shimmers and matte eye shadows — all of which I have been digging into and foresee myself hitting pan on — while the other contains a high-impact blush-highlighter-bronzer trio. The plan has always been to look my best when I meet my Disney heroes, and this palette is what I'll be using to do so."— JMC

Almay Skin-Perfecting Comfort Concealer
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Almay Skin-Perfecting Comfort Concealer

"I've never been one of those 'Oh, I'm just wearing concealer!' girls — I need a hell of a lot more coverage than that — but sometimes I do like a lightweight concealer to add on top of my foundation, so long as it doesn't fade after just a few hours of wear. This Almay Skin-Perfecting Comfort Concealer ($8) is exactly that. It feels like silk when you apply it to skin, so you feel like you're not wearing anything at all, but still covers up what I need it to. I'm such a natural now." — KC

Guerlain Parure Gold Radiant Setting Spray
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Guerlain Parure Gold Radiant Setting Spray

"I can't get enough of the ultrafine mist that emerges from the luxurious bottle of Guerlain Parure Gold Radiant Setting Spray ($46). Not only does it smell like what I imagine Elizabeth Taylor must have smelled like (making me feel super fancy), but it keeps my makeup intact even in gross and humid New York City weather." — Sarah Siegel, assistant editor, Beauty

Dominique Cosmetics Celestial Storm Palette
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Dominique Cosmetics Celestial Storm Palette

"I usually gravitate towards nude eye shadow colors, but the captivating hues in the Dominique Cosmetics Celestial Storm Palette ($44, available Sept. 4) immediately made me a colorful shadow convert. After just one swatch, I couldn't resist the rich pigmentation and soft, silky feel. Filled with the most beautiful warm and cool-toned hues with matte and shimmery finishes, this palette is so good I find myself reaching for it all of the time." — Genesis Rivas, assistant editor, Makeup.com

Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Primer
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Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Primer

"I'm pretty picky about my primers, mostly because I want them to grip my makeup without feeling greasy, slippery, or heavy. The Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Primer ($60) strikes just the right balance between hydrating and heavy, and slides onto skin with ease. But if you don't buy it for the formula or packaging alone (which, how could you not?), then buy it for the scent: a dreamy floral that smells like fancy French perfume you'd actually want to bathe in." — KC